PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's science museum was hosting a blockbuster exhibit of Lego sculptures and preparing to unveil a huge display of Holy See treasures for the pope's upcoming visit when administrators got a serendipitous inquiry.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's mayor jokes that Pope Francis has personally guaranteed perfect weather for his visit next week, yet emergency planners still have to be prepared in case Mother Nature has other ideas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats lambasted the Obama administration's strategy to combat the Islamic State group after a top U.S. general admitted that just a handful of U.S.-trained Syrian rebels are still on the battlefield fighting the militants.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As it does once each quarter, the Federal Reserve will deliver a triple-dose of news Thursday afternoon — a policy statement, economic forecasts and a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen. But all eyes will be on one question:
The damage from California’s fast-spreading wildfires is usually expressed in acres destroyed, homes razed or people killed. Currently in the fourth year of a devastating drought, California has seen 1,500 more blazes this year than last. "I have no idea when I'm going home,” said Scott Gillespie as he finished a 24-hour shift fighting the 70,000-acre “Valley Fire” near Napa in what is shaping up to be a record year.
By James Oliphant ORLANDO (Reuters) - Bob Cortes, a Republican legislator in Florida, fears he is losing the Hispanic vote that helped get him elected. The culprits: Republican presidential candidates such as Donald Trump who are railing against immigration. The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to alienate them even more, driving a further wedge between Cortes' party and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.