BEIJING - China ended an anti-dumping investigation into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, May 18, a possible concession or goodwill gesture as key talks are underway in Washington over the trade dispute between the two nations. China's vice premier, Liu He, met with President Donald Trump and a U.S. negotiating team led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday in the first of two days of talks.
LONDON - With just one day to go before the royal event of the year, palace officials have said that Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, will now walk Meghan Markle down the aisle. In a statement, Kensington Palace said that Charles, who is the father of the groom, Prince Harry, was "pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to The Royal Family in this way," thus ending a week of rumors about who would perform the duty.
Authorities in South Florida said a man who opened fire early Friday morning, May 18, in the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort in Doral, Florida, was "yelling" about President Donald Trump before he was shot and wounded by police officers. Police said it appeared that the gunman - who they identified as Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral - began shooting at the resort in order to lure officers there so he could ambush them.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday missed House Speaker Paul Ryan's deadline for a new North American trade deal, cast doubt on prospects for averting a trade war with China hours before meeting a top Chinese official, and bragged about his negotiating skills. All in all, it was just another day in the president's ongoing effort to remake U.S. trade policy.
Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, May 16, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an international accord. Emissions of CFC-11 have climbed 25 percent since 2012, despite the chemical being part of a group of ozone pollutants that were phased out under the 1987 Montreal Protocol.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite lingering concerns about her role in the brutal interrogation of suspected terrorists captured after 9/11.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending a plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the predawn sky. A webcam at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory caught the aftermath of the short-lived eruption on film: an onslaught of wet and dusty ash raining down on a darkened landscape. From the summit of Mauna Loa volcano, 20 miles away, cameras photographed an anvil-shaped plume billowing on the horizon.
Kushner Cos. is nearing a deal with a unit of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. to salvage its investment in an over-leveraged office tower, according to two people familiar with the talks. The Qatar Investment Authority, which invests on behalf of Qatar's government, is the largest owner of the the unit, Brookfield Property Partners LP, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Cosmo DiNardo declared "I am a savage no explanation needed" on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family's farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a pig roaster.
If Kaitlin Bennett had been allowed to carry a gun at Kent State University as a student, she wouldn't have carried an AR-10 rifle. She would have carried her handgun instead.