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US halts sale of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey
After months of warnings, the United States has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara’s decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian surface-to-air missile system, the Pentagon said Monday.
UK's May risks 'total collapse' of government in Brexit impasse
British Prime Minister Theresa May risks the 'total collapse' of her government if she fails to get her battered Brexit deal through parliament, the Sunday Times newspaper said, amid growing speculation that she might call an early election.
Scientists Create 3D Printer With Potential To Print Living Organs
Researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore Lab have created a new kind of 3D printer that could potentially manufacture living human organs
U.S. considering additional Iran sanctions, perhaps in May
The U.S. government is considering additional sanctions against Iran that would target areas of its economy that have not been hit before, a senior Trump administration official told reporters on Monday.
Turkey Faces Political Reset After Erdogan Loses Key Cities
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered his worst electoral setback, with his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, losing control of the capital, Ankara, and seemingly set to lose Istanbul following this past Sunday's local elections.
Islamic Jihad planning large Gaza attack to derail ceasefire talks
Israeli defense officials on Monday warned that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad appeared to be planning to conduct a large-scale terror attack on the Gaza border in order to derail ongoing cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, according to two Hebrew media reports.
IDF, US wrap up air defense exercise; THAAD anti-missile system to leave Israel
The Israel Defense Forces and American military on Sunday completed a four-week air defense exercise that saw the deployment of the United States’ most advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time.
Trump won't 'impose the Bibi plan on the Palestinians'
President Trump wants an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan 'that the Palestinians think is equitable,' according to a U.S. official, notwithstanding his close relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Inside the United States
Senate ready to speed up confirming judges over objections from Democrats
Senate Republicans this week are poised to make good on a monthslong threat to change the rules in order to speed up confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees.
U.S. disaster aid won't cover crops drowned by Midwest floods
The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water.
Trump says no Obamacare vote until after 2020 election
President Trump says Congress won't vote on an Obamacare replacement after the 2020 election, pushing an issue which has surged back into the forefront and that Democrats were eager to make a campaign issue into the distant future.
Senate fails to advance disaster aid package amid Puerto Rico clash
Congress hit a logjam Monday in the months-long quest to deliver aid to disaster-wrought states after President Donald Trump jumped into the fray with complaints that too much federal cash is flowing to Puerto Rico.
Colorado passes bill to seize guns from people deemed threat to self, others
The Colorado legislature on Monday passed a 'red flag' bill that would allow those deemed a threat to have their firearms seized, despite opposition by most of the state’s sheriffs and threats of legal challenges.
Thousands of US bridges are 'structurally deficient' as pace of repair slows to lowest point in five years, industry group says
Nearly 235,000, or some 38 percent of all U.S. bridges, need repair, replacement or major rehab, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
House Democrats Are Getting Ready for a Legal Showdown With the Trump Administration
Congressional Democrats are moving forward with investigations into Russian meddling and President Donald Trump’s family, setting the stage for a major legal fight with the Administration.
‘Unplanned’ makes twice the expected box office sales despite social media censorship
The pro-life movie 'Unplanned' earned double the box office sales expected for its opening weekend, even while dealing with apparent censorship on social media.