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April 30, 2017

4 p.m.

Photo: Kyle Allen walks his parents' property in Canton,
9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
At least nine people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday ...

4 p.m.

Journalists honor press freedom at a dinner without Trump
Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States...

4 p.m.

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm adds metal detectors
Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors. The parent firm of Cedar Point added...

4 p.m.

French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border
French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso...

4 p.m.

Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal...

4 p.m.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American in Congress, to retire
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office...

4 p.m.

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach
A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday...

4 p.m.

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war
Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday ...

4 p.m.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes
Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday...

1:34 p.m.

3 stabbed outside Las Vegas nightclub
Three men were stabbed Sunday morning in the street in front of Embassy Night Club, according to Metro Police. About 6 a.m. police received a call from a woman ...

2 a.m.

2 dogs dead after eating poisoned meat near Nevada park
Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say left out poisoned meat near a Nevada park, killing two dogs and leaving three others in critical condition. ...


April 29, 2017

8:27 p.m.

Coppola and 'Godfather' cast reunite at Tribeca Film Fest
Francis Ford Coppola and the cast of "The Godfather" reunited for one evening and a double feature at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the film's 45th anniversary. ...

8:25 p.m.

Russia criticizes French report on Syria attack
Russia's Foreign Ministry is criticizing a French report that lays blame on the Syrian government for a chemical attack on a town in northern Syria in early April that killed almost 90 people. ...

8:25 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn
Trump's first 100 days: A president's very public education
Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard. Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world. ...

8:23 p.m.

Samantha Bee's show briefly upstages correspondents' dinner
Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. ...

8:22 p.m.

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies
Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections. ...

8:20 p.m.

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko
Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like a one-sided heavyweight title fight. He was just celebrating too early. ...

8:19 p.m.

Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver
Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly, a talented player with a history of off-the-field issues and injuries, was the 253rd and final selection Saturday by the Denver Broncos. ...

8:18 p.m.

Photo: A submarine-launched ballistic missile is displaye
Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes
President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. ...

8:17 p.m.

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board
A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

12:45 p.m.

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. ...

12:45 p.m.

Photo: The new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, a
US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and denial of desperately needed aid to hundreds of thousands of besieged people — and she urged international pressure on Moscow "to stop this." ...

12:45 p.m.

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war
Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. ...

12:45 p.m.

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes
A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. ...

12:45 p.m.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia
In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog. ...