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Sarah Rumschlag and her son Henry Rumschlag, 7, of St. Petersburg march for science at Poynter Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday. "We're really concerned the current administration is not letting scientists express the true research," she said for why she and her son attended the march. "It's very concerning. Climate change deniers are in high placed in this administration." [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]

On Earth day, advocates fan out in global show of support for science

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate to downtown St. Petersburg and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without politica …


American Airlines flight attendant suspended after confrontation with passenger (w/ video)


Actress Erin Moran, Joanie from 'Happy Days,' dead at age 56


  1. March for Science brings out demonstrators on six continents


    WASHINGTON - Earth Day has arrived, and so has the March for Science - a global event on six continents (and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica). Thousands of people have gathered on grounds of the Washington Monument for a four-hour rally that will culminate in a march down Constitution Avenue to the …

    Demonstrators portraying Santa Claus and his elves protest the shrinking of polar ice caps along with thousands of people marching in downtown Los Angeles, part of the nationwide March for Science Saturday, April 22, 2017. They chanted "Money for science and education, not for wars and climate alteration." [Associated Press]
  2. North Korea detains US citizen, the third American being held there


    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

  3. Actress Erin Moran, Joanie from 'Happy Days,' dead at age 56


    Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday in Indiana. She was 56.

    A Burbank, Calif., native, Erin Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old. She had nearly a decade's worth of experience when she was cast in 1974 as Joanie on <i> Happy Days</i>.
  4. Ryan promises to keep government open, makes no promises on health care


    WASHINGTON — House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy this week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House.

  5. France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight


    PARIS — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

    Workers prepare voting booths at a polling station in Lyon on  Saturday  [Associated Press]