Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has become the second major candidate to seek the Republican Party presidential nomination. The senator announced his candidacy Tuesday in Louisville.
Mr. Paul is a first-term senator who was elected in 2010. His popularity grew in 2013 after he spoke in the Senate about his opposition to the U.S. use of drones to target terrorists. The 13-hour talk, called a filibuster, delayed a vote on President Obama's choice for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Turkish President in Iran despite regional tensions
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Iran. He met Tuesday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Turkey and Iran have strong economic ties. But conflicts in Syria and Yemen have caused tensions between the two countries. Some Iranian lawmakers had called for Mr. Erdogan's visit to be canceled after he publicly supported the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen against Iran-supported Houthi Shi'ite rebels.
Turkey is also a main supporter of rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Iran is Syria's main supporter in the area.
Kenya mourns students lost in Garissa University College killings
Kenyans gathered in Nairobi Tuesday to mourn those killed in last week's attack at Garissa University College.
The demonstrators gathered at a public park in the city to share stories of the 148 students killed. They also called for greater national security. Organizers asked mourners to dress in black and bring flowers and notes to honor the dead.
The militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for last Thursday's attacks. It said it attacked in opposition to Kenya's involvement in the African Union force fighting militants in Somalia.
Many buildings, including White House, lose power in Washington
An explosion at a power factory outside Washington Tuesday may have caused widespread power outages in the city. Electricity was cut to several federal agencies, including the White House.
The blackout began around 12:45 p.m. local time and spread to many buildings around the city, including that housing the Voice of America.
The power company Pepco is reporting continued outages. Local police told the Voice of America that power had been restored to the U.S. Capitol building.
The U.S. Homeland Security Department said there is "no indication" that the power outages were linked to terrorism.
1.filibuster n. 海盗；暴兵，掠夺兵；阻挠议事的议员；阻挠议事的行动 vt. 阻碍议案通过 vi. 掠夺；阻饶议事
Senator Seymour has threatened a filibuster to block the bill.
2.outage n. 储运损耗；中断供应；运行中断
A windstorm in Washington is causing power outages throughout the region.
3.candidacy n. 候选资格；候选状态
Today he is formally announcing his candidacy for president.
保罗目前是第一任参议员，于2010年获得当选。2013年他在参议院发表讲话，表示反对美国使用无人机来对付恐怖分子，自此他的人气开始上升 。这次历时13小时的辩论也叫阻饶议事，推迟了就奥巴马总统选择中情局主任的投票 。