Peoples Climate March hits D.C. with new goals for the Trump era
Trump Plan Could Lower Taxes, But Spending Cuts Would Hurt His Voters
Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians
Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. Egypt's Catholic community is estimated at about 272,000. "By coming to Egypt, the pope is showing us that nothing can prevent us from praying, including terrorism," he said, referring to recent church bombings.
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead A Week After His Mother And 2-Year-Old Mother Murdered
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward and Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce in NBA playoff action and more: April 30 in photos
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce defends during the first half in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series; Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a warehouse in Kathmandu, Nepal; A grid girl poses for a photo at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix; Kyle Busch makes a pit stop during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400.
Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.
Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules
Melania Trump ?should have NYPD paid protection taken away?
The mayor of New York should refuse to pay for Melania Trump?s security, a leading Democrat senator has said. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, who represents New York state, said the Trump administration should foot the bill to protect the First Lady if she continues to live in the city rather than Washington DC. During an interview with BuzzFeed News to mark Donald Trump?s 100th day in office, Mr Schumer said Mayor Bill de Blasio ?ought to tell Congress if we [the federal government] don?t pay for it, New York City cops aren?t guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in?.
Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.