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Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo
(AP Photo - Gregorio Borgia)
By NICOLE WINFIELD and HAMZA HENDAWI
From Associated Press
April 29, 2017 2:59 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Military helicopters and police were out in force Saturday as Pope Francis arrived to celebrate an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the second and final day of a visit aimed at encouraging Christians following a series of attacks by Islamic militants.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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.
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle.
The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place without its traditional star. This year the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has decided to stay away from an event in which he would be a prime target of biting humor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor he is today.
ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by talking tough on trade. The White House says the president will sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S.
Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The City of Brotherly Love turned a boring event into an entertaining show. About 100,000 vocal fans gave everyone what they wanted and expected from Philadelphia: Boos! Tired of hearing about tossing snowballs at Santa Claus 49 years ago or how they cheered Michael Irvin's career-ending injury in 1999, Philly fans let everyone have it during the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It's the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that appeared to involve discomfort to the inmate.
NEW YORK (AP) — The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of Paul Manafort's firm registered Friday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent — the same day a spokesman for Manafort backed off his previous statement that Manafort had decided to register.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe.