WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
ANKARA Reuters - The Turkish authorities are in contact with their counterparts in Iraq and are investigating who is behind the kidnap of 18 construction workers in Baghdad, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Wednesday.
The two climbers, Jonathan MacDonald, 23, and Keith Henderson, 57, fell 300 feet 91 meters to their deaths on Friday while descending Pingora Peak near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming's Wind River Range, Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group, which is under fire from abortion opponents.
She remains Democrats' best hope -- for now -- to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting email scandal that has dragged down her perceived trustworthiness and upended her campaign.
A picture taken on February 10, 2015 in Meyrin, near Geneva, shows the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Cavern at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Excitement is mounting at the world's largest proton smasher, where scientists are close to launching a superpowered hunt for particles that may change our understanding of the Universe. Physicists and engineers are running the final checks on an upgrade that nearly doubled the muscle of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which in 2012 unlocked the putative Higgs boson and, with it, a Nobel Prize. The two-year power boost will take experiments into a previously-inaccessible realm that resembles science fiction.
Cores of rock drilled from below the seafloor off the coast of Spain and Portugal were once instead on top of the seafloor, 125 million years ago. Exposure to seawater made these rocks a cozy home for microbial colonies.
LITTLETON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - AUGUST 20: Carly Fiorina meets New Hampshire voters at a Spaghetti Dinner in the north country of Littleton, New Hampshire on Thursday, August 20, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post via Getty Images
In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky holds a news conference on the day after the GOP gained enough seats to control the Senate in next year's Congress and make McConnell majority leader, in Louisville, Ky.
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Greenfield, Iowa. Walker denies heâ€™s a career politician, even though heâ€™s been in elected office since he was 25 years old. The 47-year-old Republican presidential candidate says in an interview with CNBC that he believes a career politician is "somebody who's been in Congress for 25 years."