U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility.
Reuters White House correspondent Steve Holland interviews senior adviser Jared Kushner about the June 25-26 gathering in the Gulf kingdom that has been billed as an economic overture to its long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
A fish fry in South Carolina has drawn the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and given them a chance to vocalize their policies. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. immigration authorities plan to launch on Sunday a sweeping effort to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed U.S. officials.
Patrick Shanahan’s last day at the Pentagon is marked with a 'clap-out' on the river entrance steps after the acting U.S. defense secretary stepped down in wake of domestic violence reports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a "historic" amount of cocaine off a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Field Operations Director Casey Durst said on Friday. She said laid end-to-end, the cocaine bricks would extent about 2.5 miles that in total weigh around 35,000 lbs. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The U.S. Supreme Court, confronting racial bias in the American criminal justice system, on Friday threw out a black Mississippi death row inmate's conviction in his sixth trial for a 1996 quadruple murder conviction, finding that a prosecutor unlawfully blocked black potential jurors. Gavino Garay reports.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday he will be deploying 1,000 additional National Guard troops to the border amid a 'humanitarian crisis.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state’s only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.
Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis says he does not think Joe Biden's remarks about working with segregationist senators were offensive. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Oregon's Democratic governor dispatched the state police on Thursday to bring back to the legislature Senate Republicans who left the Capitol in order to scuttle a vote on climate change legislation. Linda So reports.
The temporary imam of Friday prayers in Tehran, Muhammad Javad Ali Akbari says the Strait of Hormuz is a "special area belonging to our land" and warns trespassers "if you strike once you will be hit once." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Philadelphia's deputy fire commissioner Craig Murphy says the massive refinery fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, began early Friday morning in a butane vat, adding there were no significant injuries. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times said. Ryan Brooks reports.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for the United States to de-escalate tensions with Iran, after top lawmakers attended a White House briefing on the downing of an American drone by Tehran. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct involving teenage girls, said on Thursday he would run again for the seat next year, defying his party’s leadership.
Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL Team Seven medic shocked a military trial when he said on Thursday that he killed a teenage Islamic State fighter, not U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Ed Gallagher. Gavino Garay reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made “a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned fears of wider military conflict in the Middle East.
Former Vice President Joe Biden hit back at criticism from Democratic presidential rival, Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday, saying he would not apologize for remarks he made this week about his time working civilly with segregationists serving in the Senate in the 1970s.
The relatively small number of voters living in some of the most competitive counties in America's presidential battleground states will play an outsized role in deciding who wins the White House in November 2020. Their decisions reveal how personal experiences and feelings about the country's direction can drive votes as much as party affiliation or any specific policy.