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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin points to a member of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. slams Syria with 271 sanctions

The United States has issued 271 sanctions in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. It’s one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history.

This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago.

Aviation officer: United passenger was 'fighting'

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

Zebra mother Zoey stands next to her foal at the Hogle Zoo, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The filly was born April 11. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Utah zoo welcomes baby zebra

The Salt Lake City zoo has added a fourth striped member to its zebra exhibit after a foal was born at the facility earlier this month.

In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is Tad Cummins. A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a press release. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Teacher planned to take teen to Mexico

A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday.