Around the World
Britain, EU agree to delay Brexit deadline until Oct. 31
European leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Wednesday to push the final deadline for the U.K. to depart the bloc until Halloween, with European Council President Donald Tusk warning British politicians to 'not waste this time' without ratifying a formal withdrawal agreement.
Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.
Russia, Turkey, Iran back Syrian territorial integrity
Lawmakers from Russia, Iran and Turkey are calling for Syria's territorial integrity to be preserved as remarks from Israel and the United States have renewed long-standing land disputes.
Israel's Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today
Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon.
Trump says Netanyahu election win means a ‘better chance for peace’
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his win in the Israeli election, and said it would improve the chances of success for his administration’s much-anticipated peace plan.
After night of vote-counting, New Right appears just short of entering Knesset
The New Right party appeared just short of crossing the election threshold to enter the Knesset, according to updated results released early Thursday with several thousand ballots still to be counted.
Gantz, Lapid concede defeat
Blue and White Party Chairman Benny Gantz delivered a speech Wednesday evening, together with Yair Lapid, following the election results which indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue to a fifth term.
Inside the United States
Blizzard barrels through U.S. Great Plains, threatening new floods
A 'bomb cyclone' blizzard swept out of the Rockies into the Great Plains on Wednesday, leading the Colorado governor to activate the National Guard and prompting fears of more flooding in areas still recovering from a deluge last month.
Trump's executive order paves a smooth path for oil pipelines
In the latest move by the Trump administration to boost fossil fuels and cut back on regulations, President Donald Trump announced two executive orders on Wednesday that are aimed at cutting 'unnecessary red tape' for American energy companies by making it difficult for states to block projects by using the Clean Water Act.
Barr's FBI 'spying' claim amps up fight over Mueller probe
The nation’s top law enforcement official on Wednesday appeared to back up President Donald Trump’s assertion that the Justice Department 'spied' on his presidential campaign — an explosive comment that heightened partisan tensions ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Pro-Lifers Argue 'the Tide Is Turning in America' as Pain-Capable Abortion Ban Revived in Congress
Pro-life lawmakers are bringing back the fight to ban abortions after five months of pregnancy, saying that's the point at which scientific evidence shows babies being aborted feel pain.
Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill clears legislature, awaits governor's signature
Ohio's so-called 'heartbeat' abortion bill was approved by the state legislature on Wednesday and is now headed to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's desk.
$2,198,468,000,000: Federal Spending Hit 10-Year High Through March; Taxes Hit 5-Year Low
The federal government spent $2,198,468,000,000 in the first six months of fiscal 2019 (October through March), which is the most it has spent in the first six months of any fiscal year in the last decade, according to the Monthly Treasury Statements.
GA Dem Called Heartbeat Bill 'Abominable and Evil,' 'Bad for Morality,' Implying Abortion Is Morally Superior
Planned Parenthood leaders are calling Georgia's heartbeat bill 'blatantly unconstitutional.' That's to be expected. But what's somewhat surprising was the way the Democratic Party's former candidate for governor described it.
Satanic Temple challenges Missouri abortion law
A member of the Satanic Temple in Missouri is challenging a state law that requires women seeking an abortion to wait three days, saying that it violates the member's religious freedom.