- 2018-05-14 20:16:19Z
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States intensified its financial pressure on Iran on Tuesday, slapping anti-terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him. That dealt a further blow to European hopes of salvaging the Iranian nuclear deal in the wake of President Donald Trump's withdrawal.
The talks opened at UN headquarters in New York with a moment of silence for the 60 Palestinians who died Monday, the majority killed by Israeli fire, in the bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014. The deaths overshadowed the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, relocated from Tel Aviv in fulfillment of a campaign promise by US President Donald Trump, whose daughter Ivanka attended the inaugural ceremony.
More protests are planned along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during demonstrations and clashes. What are the protests about? Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been protesting since March 30 for what they call the right of return.
The Royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is now less than a week away, which means the final preparations and rehearsal for the big day is no doubt being tweaked and polished as you read. The ceremony, which takes place on Saturday May 19, will be held in Windsor; followed by a carriage procession and two receptions, including a private one at Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Prince and Ms Markle have broken tradition by choosing to hold their wedding on a Saturday, as royal weddings usually take place during the week. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was held on a Friday and the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales...
A former New York nanny was sentenced to life behind bars Monday for murdering two young children in her care five years ago in a case that tormented parents worldwide. Yoselyn Ortega, 56, killed six-year-old Lucia and two-year-old Leo with a kitchen knife in the bathroom of their affluent Upper West Side apartment on October 25, 2012. A New York jury found her guilty last month on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.
The Obama presidential center, a museum and library to be built in Chicago and dedicated to Barack Obama's presidency, will include a replica Oval Office and augmented reality elements. The museum, which is to chronicle Obama's eight years in the White House and his history-making path as the first ever African-American president, will also include a replica of the Resolute Desk used by multiple presidents. The details reported by the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper were the first to emerge about the presidential center's museum since Obama unveiled the initial designs a year ago.
A fresh look at data from a 1997 flyby of Jupiter's moon, Europa, suggests that NASA's Galileo spacecraft flew directly through a watery plume, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth. The revelations Monday came after scientists revisited a puzzling reading from an instrument aboard Galileo, which in 1995 became the first spacecraft to enter the orbit of a gas giant planet. What they found was the most direct evidence yet of plumes emerging from Europa's frozen surface, researchers reported in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.
The White House is blaming Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic group, for the deadly violence that erupted in Gaza around the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
President Donald Trump hired an attorney who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage. The White House announced Wednesday the hiring of Emmet Flood after disclosing the retirement of Ty Cobb, who for months has been the administration's point person dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller. It's the latest shakeup for a legal team grappling with unresolved questions about how to protect the president from legal and political jeopardy in the probe into potential collusion with Russia, which is nearing the one-year mark.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and his appearances on Capitol Hill (all times local):
President Donald Trump responded to Kanye West's recent Twitter spree,