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Parents of critically ill British baby request own hospice care team

posted: 07/26/2017 10:35 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.

Manafort faces Senate in Russia probe

posted: 07/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and turning over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the private interview.

Jihadi group's gains open door for Assad

posted: 07/26/2017 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwest Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, over the weekend.

U.S. shortens N. Korea's ICBM timeline

updated: 07/26/2017 4:02 a.m. Discuss

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang becomes capable of striking North American cities with atomic weapons.

House OKs Russia sanctions

updated: 07/26/2017 3:59 a.m. Discuss

The House on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to advance new financial sanctions against key U.S. adversaries and deliver a foreign-policy brushback to President Donald Trump by limiting his ability to waive many of them.

Parents ask to take dying baby home

updated: 07/26/2017 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Charlie Gard's mother returned to London's High Court on Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die, but the day ended without a resolution to the request.

In protest, Muslims pray outside Jerusalem shrine

updated: 07/26/2017 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine even after Israel removed the metal detectors it installed there a week earlier.

The world in brief

updated: 07/26/2017 3:46 a.m. Discuss

U.S. warning fire halts Iranian boat

Parents ask British court to let them take critically ill baby home to die

posted: 07/25/2017 10:36 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die.

Parents of Charlie Gard agree to let ill baby die

posted: 07/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die.

Stay course on cuts, Saudis urge oil bloc

updated: 07/25/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Saudi Arabia on Monday emphasized its commitment to raising oil prices, promising deep cuts to exports next month even as OPEC and its allies allowed Libya and Nigeria to keep increasing output.

Israel dismantling detectors at shrine

updated: 07/25/2017 2:48 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine early this morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years.

Taliban bomber kills 24 people in Kabul

updated: 07/25/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital.

The world in brief

updated: 07/25/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Pakistani bombing deadly, wounds police

UK parents halt fight over experimental treatment for critically ill baby

posted: 07/24/2017 11:56 a.m. Comments 14

LONDON — The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.

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