August 9, 2018

Rand Paul says he delivered a letter from Trump to Putin

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he "was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to Vladimir Putin's administration" that he said addressed topics ranging from counterterrorism to "resuming cultural exchanges." The delivery of the letter comes just three weeks after the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin that was pilloried by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The White House later released its own statement underscoring that the letter w..
August 8, 2018

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visits Venezuela border, announces $9 million in humanitarian aid

ABC News(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- The United States on Wednesday announced nearly $9 million in aid to help those fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, days after Venezuela's president said the United States was home to financiers of what he has called an attempt on his life. The United States' ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, made the announcement during a visit to Colombia's border with Venezuela, which Venezuelans have for months crossed in search of food, w..
August 8, 2018

The Parker Solar Probe will give NASA its closest look ever at the sun

NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA is launching a mission to get closer than its ever gotten before to the sun, its corona and solar wind. The mission, called Parker Solar Probe, will launch Saturday. Here is what you need to know about the Parker Solar Probe. What is Parker Solar Probe (PSP)? PSP is the only NASA mission, scientific probe to study the sun’s corona and solar wind. The mission is named for Dr. Eugene Parker, a physicist at the University of Chicago who proposed the existence of solar wind. I..
August 8, 2018

South Koreans eat ‘bingsu’ shaved ice to beat record heat

ABC News(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- It's been a record hot summer in South Korea and locals are turning to a sweet treat to beat the heat: "bingsu," or shaved ice. There are so many varieties of bingsu and most contain sweet red beans and sweetened milk. Last year Tiravento in Seoul invented a string-like milk ice bingsu that's made with a secret beverage base powder. Local Gina Kim tried the store's green tea bingsu ice and said it "was out of this world." “I like the idea of usin..