|Five killed in Texas tornadoes; rains, winds lash US midsection: media - |
Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland. At least three tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service in nearby Canton, with about 50 people being treated for related injuries at area hospitals, news outlets reported, citing hospital officials. Media, including CBS News' local affiliate in Dallas-Ft. Worth, and WFAA-TV, which cited the chief of Canton's fire department, reported late Saturday that five people were confirmed dead as tornadoes struck Canton, a city about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Dallas.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:02:39 -0400
|Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump - |
The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. Without Trump, who scheduled a rally instead to mark his 100th day in office, the usually celebrity-filled soiree hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association took a more sober turn, even as it pulled in top journalists and Washington insiders. Most of Trump's administration also skipped the event in solidarity with the president, who has repeatedly accused the press of mistreatment.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:41:49 -0400
|Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone - |
By Lacey Johnson and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. The Peoples Climate March, the culmination of a string of Earth Week protests that began with last Saturday's March for Science, coincides with Trump's 100th day in office, the end of the traditional "honeymoon" period for a new president. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens of thousands of people marched from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and passed the White House en route to the Washington Monument for a rally.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:46:34 -0400
|25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side - |
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King became synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. King, then 25, was battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991, an incident caught in graphic detail on a bystander's video.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:45:48 -0400
|U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq - |
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said. A statement from Operation Inherent Resolve gave no other details. U.S.-backed forces have been fighting to retake the Islamic State strongholds of Mosul. News of the U.S. casualty came as U.S. President Donald Trump marked his first 100 days in office. During last year's presidential election campaign, Trump vowed to give priority to destroying Islamic State, which operates mostly in Syria and Iraq. ...
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:08:02 -0400