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  • Jeff Sessions: We’ll fund the border wall “one way or the other”

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday, April 23rd he does not expect the Mexican government to outright pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but there are a number of ways to extract the billions of dollars needed to build it. Sessions made his comments in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” where he was attempting to square President Trump’s promise that Mexico would pay for the border wall with Mexico’s firm position to the contrary. “We’re going […]

  • American detained in North Korea; “He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang”

    North Korea detained an unidentified US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. The detention was confirmed by Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang. The Swedish Embassy represents US interests in North Korea, since Washington and Pyongyang do not have direct diplomatic relations. “He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang,” Aberg told CNN. “We don’t comment further than […]

  • Where Apple stands in its quest for 100% clean energy

    NEW YORK — Apple is producing more than 200 million electronic devices each year. And making all those iPhones, MacBooks and tablets takes an enormous amount of energy. That’s why it’s a big deal when Apple says it wants to be the greenest company on Earth. The company launched a massive clean energy program in October 2015. The goal was to convert all of its energy use in China to clean power sources. Apple clobbered past that goal and is […]

  • USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers

    TOKYO — American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said. The Ashigara and Samidare destroyers will take part in “tactical training” drills with the US carrier near the Philippines, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said. In the face of recent saber-rattling from North Korea, US President Donald Trump had said the USS Carl Vinson carrier group was being deployed to waters off the Korean peninsula […]

  • See the view from SpaceX’s historic mission

    NEW YORK — SpaceX celebrated Earth Day by revealing a stunning photograph of the Earth captured during the company’s historic launch last month. The company — which is headed by Tesla’s Elon Musk — made a massive leap toward making spaceflight more affordable when it sent the same first-stage rocket booster to space on a second mission. It was the first time an orbital class rocket has ever made two trips to space. The goal was to deliver a communications […]

  • College student killed at track and field event; “We ask people to pray for Ethan’s family”

    An Illinois college student is dead after being hit during a hammer throw event, officials said. Wheaton College identified the victim as Ethan Roser, 19, a freshman transfer student from Cincinnati, Ohio. Roser died after being accidentally struck with a hammer Saturday, according to a Wheaton statement. He had been volunteering at a track and field competition on the campus in suburban Chicago. Roser was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to a local hospital, where he died, […]

  • Family leaves heartwarming note for NFL player after flight

    After weeks of nightmare flight delays, battered passengers and near-brawls, a heartwarming story is descending from the friendly skies. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu tweeted a photo of a note he received from fellow passengers on a recent flight. The family thanked Sanu for setting a positive example for their son. This definitely put a smile on my face. ☺️ the little things. pic.twitter.com/OFKpwcho5H — Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) April 22, 2017 The note’s author says the family’s 10-year-old […]

  • Brain hats send message of ‘critical thinking’ at March for Science

    WASHINGTON — Pink and gray brain hats dotted the crowds at the March on Science in Washington, becoming one of the symbols of the march’s message. Many referred to the crocheted hats as “thinking caps,” saying the headgear represents critical thinking, a cornerstone of science. “People don’t look at both sides of an issue. We have the Trump administration, which runs on a lack of critical thinking,” said critical care nurse Craig Wright from Gainesville, Florida. He and his wife […]

  • Michigan doctors charged in first genital mutilation case in US

    In the first federal case involving female genital mutilation filed in the United States, two Michigan doctors and the wife of one of the doctors have been charged with performing the banned procedure on two 7-year-old girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested Friday at their medical office in Livonia, Michigan, west of Detroit. They were charged with three federal criminal counts including conspiracy, female genital mutilation and aiding and abetting. Detroit emergency room […]

  • Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

    The Taliban’s deadly raid Friday on a northern army base that killed or wounded more than 100 people was revenge for the deaths of two of its officials in the region, a spokesman for the group told CNN. Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN in an email Saturday that the attack was undertaken because pro-Afghan government forces killed two Taliban shadow governors in the northern provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan. The assault began as soldiers were observing Friday prayers at Camp Shaheen […]

  • March for Science: Protesters gather worldwide to support ‘evidence’

    Crowds massed in the US capital and around the world Saturday to support science and evidence-based research — a protest partly fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump’s threats of budget cuts to agencies funding scientists’ work. At the main March for Science, demonstrators gathered at Washington’s National Mall to hear speakers laud science as the force moving humanity forward, and rail against policymakers they say are ignoring fact and research in areas including climate change. “Today we have a […]

  • Clamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the US

    NEW YORK — Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely on them, according to a new study. The research, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, found that more than 2,100 U.S. employers were certified to fill nearly 10,500 physician jobs through H-1B visas nationwide, in 2016. That represents 1.4% of the physician workforce […]