ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation
Military preparations ?underway? on North Korea, Trump aide says
Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) ? With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.
Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photos
Iraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter?s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
Being president isn?t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 days
Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal tragedy
A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, surviving on only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18,? died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite losing 30 kilos (66 pounds) during the ordeal. A severely malnourished Liang Sheng-yueh, 20, was being treated in hospital in Kathmandu, where he was airlifted after being rescued from the remote region.
Delta Passenger Claims He Was Booted From Flight Because He Had to Use the Bathroom
The Latest: EU official urges Arkansas to stop execution
Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.
Donald Trump's administration aims to counter 'urgent threat' of North Korea attack by tightening sanctions
Donald Trump's administration has said it will tighten sanctions against North Korea as it aims to quell rising fears that Pyongyang will launch a nuclear attack. All 100 members of the Senate arrived at the White House for a briefing by Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who maintained that Washington will "remain open to negotiations" but also prepared to defend the US and its allies. The mass invitation is an unusual move on the part of the Trump administration, and Senator Chris Coons called the briefing "sobering".