Around the World
Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes
It's the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life. A tiny microchip inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets.
North Korea to Hold ‘Ceremony’ for Dismantling Nuke Test Site
North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site on May 23-25, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month.
One killed in Paris knife attack by man shouting 'Allahu akbar'
An assailant shouting 'Allahu akbar' killed a passer-by in a knife attack that also wounded four others in the heart of Paris late on Saturday before he was shot dead by police, French authorities said.
Rouhani says Iran may remain part of nuclear accord
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that, if its interests were protected, Tehran would remain committed to its 2015 nuclear deal, which his foreign minister hoped could be redesigned without Washington.
Trump Administration Readying Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
The United States is in the 'late phases' of finalizing its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that will be presented to both parties for consideration, according to a senior White House official, who discussed progress on the matter ahead of a massive celebration in Israel to open the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
Jews, Arabs clash on Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day
According to eye witnesses, the Jews who entered the holy site were singing, while the Arabs called out 'Allahu Akbar.'
Russia seeks mediator role between Israel and Iran
Following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria, Russia has positioned itself as a mediator between the Middle Eastern rivals as it has maintained good relations with both countries.
Al Qaeda chief says Israel's Tel Aviv is also Muslim land
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, speaking in a recording released on Sunday, the eve of plans by the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem, said that Tel Aviv was also Muslim land.
Israel sends troop reinforcements to Gaza, West Bank ahead of US embassy opening
The Israeli army is deploying three additional brigades to Gaza and the West Bank at the start of what Israeli security officials believe could be an extremely violent week of Palestinian protests coinciding with the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the military said Saturday.
US Delegation Arrives in Jerusalem to Celebrate Embassy Move
The US delegation has arrived for the official embassy dedication ceremony in Jerusalem.
Inside the United States
Russian Nuclear Bombers Intercepted Near Alaska
Russian nuclear forces dispatch two strategic bombers into the air defense zone near Alaska on Friday and the aircraft were intercepted by American F-22 jets, the U.S. Northern Command said.
Swarm of earthquakes hits seismically active region along California border
A swarm of small earthquakes hit a town near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday and continued into Sunday.
Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order
A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday as it threatened nearby homes within a zone where authorities had just ordered an evacuation.
Illinois Senate Approves Bill Requiring Public Schools to Teach LGBT History
The Illinois Senate approved a bill Wednesday requiring all public schools in the state to teach about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in history.
School District Accused of Punishing LGBT Students By Forcing Them to Read the Bible
An Oregon school district is accused of forcing LGBTQ students to read the Bible for punishment.
Nine Killed, Dozens Injured After A Wave Of Blasts Strike Church In Indonesia
A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.
See the Signed Personal Note the Americans Released From North Korea Handed Mike Pence After Landing in the US
When Vice President Mike Pence greeted the newly released North Korean prisoners on the tarmac of Andrews Air Force Base early yesterday morning, he was expecting to make them feel as welcome as possible as they stepped onto American soil. But he could have never anticipated what he himself might receive.
Mike Pence Praises Bible-Reading, Church-Going Christians for 'New American Awakening'
In the commencement address at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence told the Class of 2018 they were joining the workforce amid "opportunity and optimism" due to growing faith in America.