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By Chris Mooney  Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies are expected to demonstrate in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, with hundreds of additional satellite marches planned in cities across the country and around the world. Organizers insist the march is simply calling for “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public…

By James McAuley and William Branigin PARIS - 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 in an incident that raised the specter of renewed terrorism just three days before voters go to the polls to elect a new president. The Islamic State, through its a…

By Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His ouster brings an abrupt and embarrassing end to his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential com…

By Sari Horwitz Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers. But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-c…

By Robert Costa  ATLANTA - Democrat Jon Ossoff fought to capture a Republican-held House seat in Atlanta’s wealthy, conservative suburbs Tuesday with a groundswell of grass-roots activism and millions in donations fueled largely by antipathy to President Donald Trump. Shortly after midnight, unofficial returns showed that Ossoff had fallen below 50 percent of the …

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison this morning, according to state prison officials in Massachusetts. Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correction Center in Shirley, Mass., shortly after 3 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Correction said in a statement. He was taken to UMass Leominster…

By MATTHEW HAAG When Kori Ali Muhammad, a homeless man who voiced a hatred of white people and the government, learned on Tuesday morning that he was wanted in the killing of a Motel 6 security guard in Fresno, California, he decided he was going to kill again, the police said. About 10:45 a.m., Muhammad walked up to a Pacific Gas & Electric utility truck and fat…

By Avi Selk, Lindsey Bever, Peter Holley and Wesley Lowery The man suspected of fatally shooting a 74-year-old, randomly selected target and posting a video of the killing on Facebook committed suicide as police were closing in on him Tuesday, authorities said. Steve Stephens - the subject of a nationwide manhunt after Sunday’s horrific slaying in Cleveland reignit…

By Anna Fifield  TOKYO - Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday not to test U.S. military might by pursuing its nuclear weapons program, citing recent strikes in Syria and Afghanistan as proof of American “strength and resolve.” The stark warning, delivered in Seoul after the vice president went to the military demarcation line that separates the…

NEWS STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Cleveland police and the FBI are hunting for a shooter who killed an elderly man in broad daylight and put the video on Facebook. "I found somebody I'm about to kill," the man said in the video, as he pulled his Ford Fusion to the side of a road in east Cleveland about 2 p.m. Sunday. "I'm about to kill this guy right here. He's an old dude," the man said as he confr…

By Eric Lipton, Ben Protess and Andrew W. Lehren WASHINGTON – President Trump is populating the White House and federal agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who in many cases are helping to craft new policies for the same industries in which they recently earned a paycheck. The potential conflicts are arising across the executive branch, accordin…

By PETER BAKER, GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN WASHINGTON – One has an office down the hall from the president in the White House; the other just moved into an office a floor up. One recently visited war-torn Iraq as the president’s emissary; the other will soon head to Berlin at the invitation of Germany’s chancellor. Both have seats at the table at any meet…

By IAN AUSTEN OTTAWA, Ontario – Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Many nations have either decriminalized marijuana, allowed it to be prescribed medically or effectively stopped enforcing laws against it. But when Trudeau’s bill passes as expected…