Trump briefed on Colorado shooting, White House says

Trump briefed on Colorado shooting, White House says

President Trump has been briefed on the school shooting that unfolded in a Denver suburb, resulting in one death and eight injuries, the White House said Tuesday.Two suspects were taken into custody following the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Police identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. The other suspect, whose identity…
‘Start Here’: McGahn can’t share notes, Barr faces contempt, Uber drivers to strike

‘Start Here’: McGahn can’t share notes, Barr faces contempt, Uber drivers to strike

It's Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Let's start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. McBlocked The White House has blocked former counsel Don McGahn, cited in…
6 dead, including 4 children, in Harlem blaze

6 dead, including 4 children, in Harlem blaze

Six members of the same family, including four children, were killed in an overnight fire in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood. It is the deadliest fire in the city since 13 people were killed in a Bronx fire in late 2017. The fire broke out on the fifth floor of the building in East…
Cuba cancels parade against homophobia

Cuba cancels parade against homophobia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Cuba has held parades against homophobia for the last 11 years The Cuban government has cancelled the country's 12th annual march against homophobia.In a Facebook post, the state-run National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX) blamed "new tensions in the international and regional context" for the cancellation.Activists have condemned the move…
Kentucky Derby: Maximum Security’s owner denied appeal over disqualification

Kentucky Derby: Maximum Security’s owner denied appeal over disqualification

Maximum Security was the first Kentucky Derby winner to be disqualified on the day of the raceA request to appeal against the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security as Kentucky Derby winner has been rejected.But the horse's owner Gary West will fight on, and is planning legal action after Country House was declared victor in Saturday's…
Asian stocks drop and investors are jittery as focus shifts to the ‘unlikely’ resolution to US-China trade war

Asian stocks drop and investors are jittery as focus shifts to the ‘unlikely’ resolution...

AP Photo/Richard Drew Asian equities slumped on fears of a collapse of US-China trade talks, following Wall Street's rout on Tuesday.US President Donald Trump intends to raise tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday.China's top trade negotiator will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday in a last-minute attempt…
Iran announces its is scaling back commitments to the nuclear deal as the US ramps up its military presence in the region

Iran announces its is scaling back commitments to the nuclear deal as the US...

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced on Wednesday that the country would be rolling back its commitments to the international nuclear agreement it signed in 2015.Rouhani gave a deadline of 60 days for the remaining signatories to negotiate sanctions relief or Iran would resume its previous uranium enrichment. In a tweet, Rouhani announced that starting Wednesday…
Tucker Carlson: Rep. Brian Sims is a frothing extremist — and a totally mainstream figure in today’s Democ…

Tucker Carlson: Rep. Brian Sims is a frothing extremist — and a totally mainstream...

Despite the video you have seen -- and despite all appearances -- state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Pa., is not a mentally-ill panhandler or a vagrant with a drug problem screaming at strangers. It looks like it. But he is not.He is an elected lawmaker. He represents central Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. And…
Iran pulls out of parts of nuclear deal, sets 60-day deadline to renegotiate terms

Iran pulls out of parts of nuclear deal, sets 60-day deadline to renegotiate terms

Iran’s president said Wednesday the country will stop complying with parts of an Obama-era nuclear deal and set a 60-day deadline for new terms of the landmark pact before resuming higher uranium enrichment.Hassan Rouhani’s national address comes a year after President Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 agreement. He said he wanted to negotiate…
China backtracked on nearly all aspects of US trade deal: Sources

China backtracked on nearly all aspects of US trade deal: Sources

The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world's two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks.The document was riddled with reversals…