Scientists discover 7 'Earthlike' planets orbiting a nearby star

Space Habitable Worlds-2

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets,...


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features African migrants, a man floating off Peru’s Pacific coast and protesters clashing...


As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

AP Explains Democratic Party Chairman

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. With the outcome of Saturday’s vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and...


At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

Town Halls GOP

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted “no wall” at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn’t necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called it a “no-brainer.” And, when they...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of...


White House slams door on several reporters

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The White House blocked a number of news organizations from attending an informal briefing Friday, a rare and surprising move that came amid President Donald Trump’s escalating war against the media. White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned...


WP-Bloomberg correction: BORDER-FACTORIES

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug BORDER-FACTORIES (Tracy Jan, Post) that moved Feb. 21. A Washington Post story about factories on the U.S.-Mexico border bracing as President Donald Trump eyes the North American Free Trade Agreement failed to give the full name and...


WP-Bloomberg correction: LIDL

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug LIDL (Sarah Halzack, Post) that moved Feb. 15. A Washington Post story about a plan by the German grocery chain Lidl to expand into the United States incorrectly said that its prototype facility is in Fredericksburg, Va. It is in a...


Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Bar Shooting Kansas-12

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. Hours later, the 51-year-old former air...


Just drooling to get into this club

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - He had bounded, tongue lolling, past chalk-white headstones and weathered obelisks and poked his snout into the pool of still water on Mausoleum Row. But when he came at twilight to Congressional Cemetery’s south end, a lonely bottomland packed with the...


Key officials were asked to rebut Russia reports

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that has been under investigation by the FBI as well as...

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