President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The dinner Saturday night comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide plenty of material for after-dinner remarks by Obama and this year's professional comic, TV host Larry Wilmore.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump, a regular in recent years, isn't expected to be among the host of Hollywood stars, athletes and government officials at the ballroom of the Washington Hilton.
Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on his criticism of Donald Trump and others who are against so-called “bathroom bills,” and responded to reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner.
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Cruz claimed Trump, president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want to pass a law “that says any adult man can go into a girls’ restroom if he feels like a woman at that minute.”
Trump was asked on the “Today” show about the legislation — like the one passed in North Carolina last month — and he said Jenner can use any bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower. Jenner took his offer and posted a video to Facebook, and reference Cruz by saying: “By the way Ted, nobody got molested.”
"The real danger is not people who are transgendered. It's people who are predators,” Cruz responded, calling it a “common sense” issue. "People who are predators…use that law as an excuse to go target our kids. And that is a real danger," he said.
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A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.
Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affected. Rescuers said they could hear voices of five people trapped in the building and said it will be difficult to remove the concrete slabs using heavy machinery without endangering those stuck in the rubbled, said nominated legislator Johnson Sakaja.
A Texas police chief vacationing in New York City intervened in a fight between an alleged thief and a store security officer on the street, and helped arrest the suspect, the NYPD said. Police said a store employee followed the suspect out of the Abercrombie & Fitch store after he allegedly swiped a fragrance bottle and chased him down Fifth Avenue. Sean Ford, chief of the Sunset Valley Police Department in the Austin area of Texas, says he was strolling along Fifth Avenue and headed to Central Park when he encountered a scuffle near 58th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel.
Kenya’s president torched more than a hundred tons of ivory from about 8,000 animals on Saturday, sending a message that trade in animal parts must be stopped, according to NBC News.
"Kenya is making a statement that for us, ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants," President Uhuru Kenyatta told dignitaries before setting light to the first of almost a dozen pyres.
The ivory piles, which included elephant tusks and rhino horns, would have been worth a fortune to smugglers.
The country, which staged its first such burning in 1989, is seeking a total world ban on ivory sales as poaching poses an increased risk to endangered species. The call for the ban has been backed by Ali Bongo, president of Gabon, which is home to the forest elephant.
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One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.
The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called "Sizzler" just before 7 p.m. Friday.
A 16-year-old girl hit a metal barricade and died a short time later at Del Sol Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl was taken to University Medical Center with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
One rider of a motorized scooter was killed and another was injured in a crash with a duck boat in Boston Saturday, police confirm.
Authorities confirm a woman in her early 20s was operating the scooter, with a male passenger riding behind her.
Both victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The passenger is expected to survive.
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Authorities discovered more than seven tons of marijuana stashed inside a truck passing through a cargo checkpoint in south San Diego Thursday – a huge haul valued at $7.1 million.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said officers were working at the Otay Mesa cargo facility when, at around 9:40 a.m., a man driving a Freightliner pulling a trailer entered the port of entry for routine inspection.
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A great-grandmother and her four great-grandchildren were killed amid heavy flooding in the east Texas town of Palestine, as severe storms pummeled the region.
"The water just came up extremely fast," Palestine Police Chief James Muniz told NBC News. "Before they knew it, water was waist high, then chest high, and then it was roof line."
The victims, were identified Saturday afternoon as 64-year-old Lenda Asberry and her great-grandchildren Jamonicka Johnson, 6; Von Anthony Johnson Jr., 7; Devonte Asberry, 8, and Venetia Asberry, 9. She was their legal guardian, her son told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
The overnight flooding was part of dangerous storms that tore through parts of the Plains and South on Friday and early Saturday, knocking out power and prompting disaster declarations in at least two Texas communities.
The heavy rain, expected to linger over the South until at least Sunday, will likely trigger flash flooding in areas that have already dealt with widespread flooding damage, according to Weather.com.
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In a key pickup for his California campaign, the state's former Gov. Pete Wilson endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.
Wilson announced his "wholehearted" support for Cruz on Saturday at the state's Republican Party convention in Burlingame.
Wilson praises Cruz for his commitment to a strong national defense and appointing Supreme Court justices who would interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. Wilson says, "Heaven knows what justices Donald Trump would pick."
Dole Food Co Inc said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.
Dole, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, said in a statement the agency recently contacted the company and "we will be ... cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and address any concerns."
Listeria, a common bacterium that can be either harmless or pathogenic, can enter a processing facility via raw produce or other materials, and form colonies. Thirty-three people in the United States and Canada fell ill in the outbreak from May 2015 to February 2016. All were hospitalized and four died, NBC News reported.
Dole said on Jan. 22 it had temporarily suspended operations at the Springfield plant. It also issued recalls on all salad products packaged at the facility.
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Police in Southern Calif. are searching for a semi-truck driver who apparently detached the cab from its trailer and took off after a deadly hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning in Vernon, officials said. Police believe the driver was involved in another minor crash, about a block away the scene, before running a red light and colliding with the Chevrolet pickup truck. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, the pickup truck was found lodged underneath the trailer and the cab was missing from the 18-wheeler.