Friday, April 28, 2017

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were ...
These images provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. (U.S. Postal Service via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image ...

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years when he speaks Friday at the group’s annual meeting. The president’s trip to ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hold a trilateral meeting with Japan Foreign Minister Kishida, left, and Korea Foreign Minister Yun, right at the United Nations, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bryan R. Smith/Pool Photo via AP)

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons ...
In this June 13, 2012 file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois. (AP Photo/John Flesher, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam’s trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns ...
This Sept. 28, 2010 file photo shows a stop sign camera at the Top Of Topanga overlook in Topanga, California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

BY DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT (AP) — Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind ...
In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. (Senate TV via AP)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate headed for a vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday evening, a day after Republicans threw the chamber into turmoil by silencing Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading aloud ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, to announced that he has invited President Donald Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ERICA WERNER PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congressional Republicans summoned a show of unity Wednesday as they gathered for their annual policy retreat days into a rocky start for Donald Trump’s presidency. Senate and House lawmakers arrived in Philadelphia by chartered ...
Italian Police cordon off an area after a shootout between police and a man near a train station in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood, Italy, early Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniele Bennati)

BY COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS MILAN (AP) — A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted in ...
An Afriqiyah Airways plane from Libya stands on the tarmac at Malta's Luqa International airport, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)

BY RAMI MUSA and STEPHEN CALLEJA VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two hijackers diverted a domestic flight from Libya to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades. After hours of negotiations, the ...
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