Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies, the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.
Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” apologized for comparing Macy’s business decisions to the Polish army’s fight against Nazi Germany in World War II.
The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.
Former CIA Director John Brennan was so disturbed by Russian “active measures” against the United States last summer — including meddling in the presidential election — that he issued a stern warning to his counterpart in the Kremlin, Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian FSB. Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. would “backfire” and Americans “would be outraged,” destroying any hopes for improvements in U.S.-Russian relations, Brennan warned Bortnikov in a phone call on Aug. 4. The FSB chief, Brennan said, did what the Russians typically do — deny the allegations and blame the U.S. for concocting them — although he did promise to pass along the message to his boss, Vladimir Putin.
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
The president will meet the pope for the first time on Wednesday, but the two men sparred a number of times during the campaign.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to confirm or deny news reports that President Trump reached out directly to him in an effort to undermine an FBI investigation.
An expression devised for World War II, forgotten before being revived in 2000, is being heard again as Britain responds to a major terror attack.
At least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an “appalling terror attack” at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.
Many attendees at the concert that was hit by a bomb on Monday were young people. One distraught parent described her feelings as she waited for news.
In the Tamuz district on the outskirts of western Mosul, Iraqi forces traded fire with remaining ISIS snipers. Iraqi soldiers built a barricade of destroyed cars carried to the front lines by construction trucks. The Iraqi government wants to complete the reconquest of Mosul before the start of Ramadan, the monthlong Muslim fast, on May 26.
Flynn told investigators he had had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals, and failed mention he sat next to Vladimir Putin at an RT dinner.
The District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.
James Comey’s friend Benjamin Wittes, who made headlines last week when he talked and wrote about Comey, made further comments in an interview today.
President Trump visits the Western Wall, protests in Kashmir and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.
Erika Kelly, the president and founder of Operation Git-Meow, is on a mission to help save the feral cat population at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.
Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.
President Trump seemed to confirm during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had given some Israeli intelligence to top Russian diplomats.
Pushback against the removal of Confederate monuments flared up again when a state representative spoke out harshly against those responsible.