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05/27/2018 09:30 AM
Freed from a Venezuela jail, US couple arrive back home
An American couple who spent nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a heroes' welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday after Caracas freed them in a bid to spur dialogue with Washington.
05/27/2018 06:40 AM
Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship
The latest conciliatory declarations capped a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula that had sent tensions soaring. Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling a planned June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang.
05/27/2018 12:57 AM
North Korea's Kim 'fixed' on Trump summit, raising hopes
North Korea on Sunday said its leader Kim Jong-un was "fixed" on holding a summit with US President Donald Trump, raising hopes the historic meeting might still take place after a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship.
05/26/2018 03:57 PM
Shot Indiana student in critical, stable condition: Family
The family of the injured student released a statement late Friday saying she was in critical but stable condition and doing well at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. A student Ethan Stonebraker said the shooter was acting suspiciously when he walked into the classroom.
05/26/2018 02:54 PM
Donald Trump says detained American released in Venezuela
Trump, in a tweet, did not identify Joshua Holt by name but Utah Senator Orrin Hatch confirmed that the Utah resident had been freed. Holt's release came after Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met in Caracas on Friday with President Nicolas Maduro.
05/26/2018 12:18 PM
Keeping summit hopes alive suggests Kim Jong Un may need a deal
Kim’s stated desire to continue engaging with Trump — even after such a high-profile snub — does not necessarily mean the North Korean leader is willing to renounce his nuclear arsenal, the primary US demand. No matter how painful sanctions may be, analysts say, Kim would be unwilling to give up his nuclear weapons unless an accord left him feeling completely safe without them. The security of his family-run regime is nonnegotiable.
05/26/2018 10:52 AM
US warns Syria of 'firm' action over southern offensive
The US State Department issued a statement late Friday saying it was "concerned" by the reports and that the area in question was within the boundaries of a de-escalation zone it had negotiated with Russia and Jordan last year.
05/26/2018 03:42 AM
Exhausted New Yorkers paying for quick naps during office hours
Instead of knocking back a coffee or quaffing an energy drink, a growing number of New Yorkers are opting for a quick nap during office hours. A few businesses are now offering customers a little shut-eye in sleep cabins during the office hours.
05/25/2018 02:33 PM
'Active shooter' taken into custody at Indiana middle school
Helicopter footage showed students being led from the school to buses north of Indianapolis. Hamilton County Sheriff's OfficeBryant Orem says they were being taken to Noblesville High School's gym, where their families can pick them up.
05/25/2018 12:36 PM
Donald Trump to address US Naval Academy graduation
Trump will give the commencement speech in Annapolis today, a day after highlighting American military preparedness as he cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
05/25/2018 08:43 AM
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo pushes for CAATSA waiver so that countries like India aren't affected
CAATSA is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia. It includes sanctions against countries that engage in significant transactions with Russia's defence and intelligence sectors. India is planning to purchase five S-400 Triumf air defence systems for around $4.5 billion from Russia, which US officials say could be considered as a significant military purchase.
05/25/2018 02:35 AM
US family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own
A Portland woman with Amazon devices across her home received a call two weeks ago from her husband's employee, who said Alexa had recorded the family's conversation about hardwood floors and sent it to him. "I felt invaded," the woman, only identified as Danielle, said in the report.