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Another Missile Fired

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland

Donald Trump

Trump Considers White House Overhaul

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving Russia


German Chancellor Urges European Unity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges

President Donald Trump speaks to his son- in-law White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017.

President Trump Slams 'Fake News' in New Tweets

Just hours after President Trump touched down in the United States from a nine-day trip abroad, he returned to Twitter to decry the news media and push back against reports about his administration

Philippines Muslim Militants

Philippine Government Forces Make Gains in Marawi Siege

Philippine forces now control most of Marawi, the southern city where ISIS-linked militants launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said. The crisis has raised fears that extremism is growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with ISIS

Disruption Continues To British Airways Flights After IT Meltdown

British Airways Says Flights Are Now Running After IT Glitch

British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running, but some travelers may face cancellations and delays for a third day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. The glitch threw the plans of thousands of travelers into disarray

8 People Killed in Series of Mississippi Shootings

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a series of shootings at three separate homes in rural Lincoln County, including a sheriff's deputy. The dead included two boys

Build Presents Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites Discussing "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Pirates of the Caribbean Captures Top Box Office Spot

Studio estimates say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters. The movie is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon Knocked Out After Indy 500 Crash

Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the annual race after a destructive and terrifying crash. "Just a little beaten up there. It was definitely a rough ride," Dixon said