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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. It's centrist Macron vs. far-right populist Le Pen in runoff to become France's next leader


    PARIS — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

    Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte leave after casting their vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ENA103
  2. Trump's approval rating at record lows but his base is holding as 100 days approaches


    President Donald Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News …

    President Donald Trump, during a meeting with his daughter Ivanka Trump and women small business owners, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, March 27, 2017. [New York Times]
  3. 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]
  4. 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.

  5. 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>.