Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea ‘menace,’ Pyongyang warns of strike

By Steve Holland and Phil Stewart, Reuters on April 21, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea” on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike.”

Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

By Julien Pretot and Emmanuel Jarry, Reuters on April 21, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group.
Cuba Gooding Sr., in a July 15, 2013, file image on stage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, was found dead on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was 72.

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, found dead

By Reuters on April 21, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72 .
An armed soldier secures a side road near the Champs Elysees Avenue after two policemen were killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017.

ISIS claims attack on French police that left 1 dead, 2 wounded

By James McAuley and William Branigin, Washington Post on April 20, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.
A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on Paris’ best-known boulevard, killing one officer and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself.
Aaron Hernandez's family wants to donate his brain to science to see if the former New England Patriots player suffered from CTE.

Aaron Hernandez’s brain is being ‘illegally’ withheld from CTE study, lawyer says

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on April 20, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
At issue is whether Hernandez’s violent behavior could have been partly explained by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative nerve disease found in the brains of those who have had repeated or severe hits to the head.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly poses on the set of his show "The O'Reilly Factor."

Bill O’Reilly said to get almost $25 million payout from Fox

By Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg on April 20, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
Bill O’Reilly was ousted Wednesday from his top-rated TV show on Fox News over allegations of sexual harassment.
Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, the nation's first first drive-thru marijuana dispensary, is shown in Parachute, Colorado, April 19, 2017.

The country’s first drive-through marijuana shop is opening in Colorado

By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post on April 20, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
What better way to serve late-night customers than a drive-through window?
A member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard in front of the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Oct. 23, 2014. The Secret Service said it would no longer permit access to a sidewalk along the south fence of the White House.

White House sidewalk to be closed to public permanently

By Reuters on April 20, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
The closure will “lessen the possibility of individuals illegally accessing the White House grounds,” Secret Service Communications Director Cathy Milhoan said.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a Our Revolution rally in Boston, March 31, 2017.

Democrats turn to Sanders and his star power to rebuild their party

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on April 20, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
Since Hillary Clinton’s general election loss, there was little resistance inside the party to Sanders’s politics.
Men place boards over a poster of former cable news host Bill O'Reilly outside of the Fox News offices in Manhattan, New York City, April 20, 2017.

O’Reilly put Fox News on map; what’s next?

By Meg James and David Ng, Los Angeles Times on April 20, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
Bill O’Reilly has long been an imposing presence in cable news and the so-called culture wars.

Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter speech over fears of more violent protests

By William Wan, The Washington Post on April 20, 2017, at 6:23 a.m.
After riots and violent protests in and around their campus during the past three months, officials at the University of California at Berkeley said Wednesday that the school is canceling a planned speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter because of safety concerns.
The United States' Serena Williams celebrates after defeating her sister, Venus Williams, 6-4, 6-4, in the women's singles finals at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Tennis star Serena Williams suggests she is pregnant in Snapchat post

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on April 20, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams sparked widespread speculation on Wednesday that she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a yellow one-piece bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”

IBM sends S&P 500, Dow lower; Nasdaq advances

By Chuck Mikolajczak, Reuters on April 20, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
The S&P 500 and Dow closed lower and the Nasdaq advanced on Wednesday as investors digested the latest round of earnings, while a drop in oil prices weighed on the energy sector.

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election, documents reveal

By Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott, Reuters on April 20, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.
Wind turbines at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Pine Tree Wind Farm spin in the Tehachapi Mountains.

The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly poses on the set of his show "The O'Reilly Factor."

Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News

By Jessica Toonkel and Tim Baysinger, Reuters on April 19, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
Fox News has decided to part ways with star host Bill O’Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, New York magazine reported on Wednesday.

Prosecutors dismiss more than 19,000 drug cases in wake of lab chemist’s misconduct

By Tom Jackman, Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
Prosecutors in eight counties around Boston announced Tuesday they would dismiss more than 19,000 drug cases tainted by the misconduct of Massachusetts state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan over a period of eight years, though nearly all of those convicted in her cases have already served their sentences.
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Marijuana advocates vow to smoke pot, get arrested on US Capitol steps

By Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
The April 24 event marks the first time activists plan to light up squarely on federal land — and against the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol dome, where the image may be hard for federal authorities to ignore.

In wake of sexual assault scandal, Baylor names its first female president

By Sarah Larimer, Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.
Baylor University announced Tuesday that it has picked its first female president, filling a vacancy that emerged last year after a sexual assault scandal rocked the Baptist school.
Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is seen July 7, 2016.

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz won’t seek re-election next year

By Elise Viebeck, The Washington Post on April 19, 2017, at 11:38 a.m.
U.S. House Oversight Panel Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced that he plans to leave Congress after the 2018 midterm elections, saying he had no intention of running for any political office.