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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday.
By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo. A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday intensified his row with foreign powers that he accuses of plotting to overthrow him. "I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism," Maduro said in a speech on Thursday. "We are free of the OAS and we will never return," he added.
The Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.
By My Pham HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam's prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation's government said on its website on Friday. Vietnam took ties with the United States to a new level under former U.S. President Barack Obama, keen for the United States to maintain its security presence in Asia in the face of territorial claims by giant neighbor China. The two governments have expressed desire to further promote ties and strengthen their relationship since Trump's election win last November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama waded into France's closely watched presidential election on Thursday, offering centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron his best wishes - and even a bit of campaign advice.
One very good, very brave doggie prompted the most adorable Twitter thread in history when his owner Dylan Delia shared these photos of the happy, now healthy, pup after surgery. 4 legs down to 3 but he beat cancer! Good job buddy #Survivor pic.twitter.com/XzP4KZfrqX - Dylan Delia (@dylandelia87) April 15, 2017 According to Storyful, the pup received a life-saving surgery to amputate a leg. Although now he only has three legs, he beat cancer, and this calls for a party. A pup party! SEE ALSO: Genius pet owner turned old-school TV into posh dog bed What followed from the owner's tweet was a string of fantastic "tripod" pet appreciation posts, and we couldn't be...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
A week after President Donald Trump defended the star Fox News host Bill O'Reilly following accusations of sexual harassment, he is on vacation from his hugely popular show and his future uncertain. The right-wing television personality announced what he called a long-planned break during his show on Tuesday, saying he would return on April 24 -- amid reports he may not come back.
President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have deteriorated under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in Moscow. "You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most likely worsened," Putin said in a transcript from an interview with Mir television posted by the Kremlin. The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks following an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors and judges to take a tougher line on undocumented immigrants on Tuesday, saying more severe punishment could deter illegal border crossers. Speaking in Nogales, Arizona, Sessions said anyone who crosses the US-Mexico border without legal immigration documents would now be detained and presented to a judge.
Christians fill local Coptic church after attack on Egypt.