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April 29, 2017 4:23 AM Trump’s first 100 days featured plenty of action

But opinions vary widely on how much the president accomplished and whether what he did helped or hurt the nation. WASHINGTON — He won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. He withdrew from a sweeping planned trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim countries. And he revived construction of the contentious Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. But he also failed 1 1

April 28, 2017 4:59 PM Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald

April 27, 2017 11:06 PM After Damascus blast, Israel intercepts projectile from Syria

Israel had fired several missiles, striking a military installation southwest of the Damascus airport that serves both military and civilian flights. BEIRUT – Syria’s military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between 1 1

April 27, 2017 5:24 PM FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting

Brazil were hit hardest on Thursday by FIFA for homophobic chanting by its supporters during World Cup qualifying, with Argentina and Mexico also fined. Nine football associations were punished in all by FIFA's Disciplinary Committee "for incidents involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans" during recent qualifying matches

April 27, 2017 11:46 AM Blast near Damascus 'probably' caused by Israeli strike

Beirut – A huge explosion hit near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, with Syrian regime ally Hezbollah saying it was "probably" the result of an Israeli air strike. The Lebanese militant group's Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, without specifying whether they were its own or belonged

April 21, 2017 5:19 AM Eyewitness News — Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election

IRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday. The approval of Rouhani, a moderate, and Raisi, a political hardliner thought to have the backing 2

April 21, 2017 3:41 AM Former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from running in Iran election

President Hassan Rouhani, 5 challengers approved by cleric-dominated panel An Iranian panel charged with vetting candidates approved the country's incumbent president and five challengers but disqualified former hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election, state television reported Thursday. The decision 6

April 20, 2017 8:00 AM Tillerson likens Iran to North Korea in attack on ‘failed’ nuclear deal

US secretary of state says Tehran’s ‘provocative actions’ threaten the world But the top US diplomat stopped short of threatening to jettison the 2015 agreement that was brokered by world powers, or say whether the Trump administration would punish Iran with new sanctions. The whiplash left Republicans on Capitol Hill, who had universally excoriated 2

April 19, 2017 3:00 PM After years of Trump railing against the Iran deal, his administration concedes it’s working

After almost two years of Donald Trump railing against the Iranian nuclear agreement, his administration admitted that Iran is complying with its obligations under the deal. And its likely that the United States will do the same — pending further review. Late on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) 2

April 19, 2017 5:43 AM Trump Administration Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions: Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said late Tuesday that the Trump administration is weighing whether to effectively break the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, while certifying that the Islamic nation is upholding terms of the landmark 2015 agreement. The administration is looking at whether to continue lifting sanctions the Obama administration agreed 2