Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. Pilot Andre Borschberg took to the air from Moffett Airfield southeast of San Francisco just after 5:00 am (1200 GMT) on what is expected to be a more than 16-hour journey. The plane had been in California for a week since crossing the Pacific in an approximately 60-hour flight to land in Mountain View.
Venezuela's opposition said it delivered 1.85 million signatures to the country's elections authority on Monday as part of the process of seeking a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. Food and medicine shortages, triple-digit inflation, rampant violent crime and increasingly frequent water and power cuts have stoked anger against Maduro. The Democratic Unity coalition (MUD) gathered far more than the required 1 percent of voters' signatures, or nearly 200,000, needed to trigger the next phase of a recall referendum.