Fifteen months after Donald Trump's first travel ban set the in-your-face tone for his presidency, the controversy finally comes before the Supreme Court in a showdown over the limits of the president's power to control who enters the country. In arguments Wednesday, April 25, the justices for the first time will directly confront the policy, which in its latest version restricts entry by people from seven countries, five of them predominantly Muslim.
Police continued their intensive search Monday, April 23, for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier. The Metro Nashville Police Department said early Monday that "there have been no credible sightings" of the suspected gunman, Travis Reinking, after an overnight search by local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Reinking, police said, was last seen Sunday morning behind his apartment complex.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday morning, April 23, touching off widespread jubilation - and a few yawns - across Britain. Her husband, Prince William, 35, was by her side for the birth of their third child. "The baby weighed 8lbs 7oz," Kensington Palace said in a tweet, of all things. "The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday, April 18. "Our data suggest that the average person in the United States wastes about a pound of food per day," said the University of Vermont's Meredith Niles, one of the study's authors along with researchers at the Department of Agriculture and the University of New Hampshire.
WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was discharged from a Washington hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery related to the gunshot wound he suffered 10 months ago. "Congressman Steve Scalise was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center today," the hospital said in a statement that was shared by Scalise's office. "The planned surgery was successful. The Congressman will be recovering at home for the next several days."
More than a thousand guests attended a private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Saturday, including four former presidents and three former first ladies, as well as the current first lady. Mourners gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the matriarch of the Bush family, who was the wife of a president and the mother of another. She died Tuesday at 92.
BEIRUT - Weapons inspectors on Saturday entered the Syrian city of Douma, where a suspected poison gas attack two weeks earlier killed at least 43 people and prompted U.S.-led airstrikes against Syrian military facilities. After a week of delays, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it had visited one of two alleged blast sites in the city to collect samples that will now be analyzed in the Netherlands.
TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday, and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said in a report Saturday morning. This came out of a meeting of the central committee of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea held Friday to discuss policy issues related to "a new stage" in a "historic" period.
WASHINGTON - Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.