May 26, 2018

White House to send team to Singapore to prepare in case Trump-Kim Jong Un summit takes place

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is still planning to send a team to Singapore in case a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un happens after all. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that a "pre-advance team for Singapore will leave as scheduled in order to prepare should the summit take place." The statement comes after news of a surprise meeting Saturday morning between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to d..
May 26, 2018

Puerto Rico braces for hurricane season, 8 months after Maria

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Eight months after being struck by Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is bracing as another hurricane season while still cleaning up and restoring power. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will see five to nine hurricanes with one to four major ones. Officials on the island are making every effort to be prepared ahead of any storm by holding table-top drills, mock exercises and r..
May 26, 2018

Puerto Rico braces for hurricane season, eight months after Maria

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Eight months after being struck by Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is bracing as another hurricane season while still cleaning up and restoring power. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will see five to nine hurricanes with one to four major ones. Officials on the island are making every effort to be prepared ahead of any storm by holding table-top drills, mock exercises and r..
May 26, 2018

Largely Roman Catholic Ireland votes 2-to-1 to repeal abortion ban

Charles McQuillan/Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Voters in deeply Roman Catholic Ireland support by a 2-to-1 margin repeal of a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions, the official vote tally shows. Official results of Friday's referendum showed that of about 2.1 million votes cast, 1.4 million were in favor of repealing the Eighth Amendment to Ireland’s Constitution that says a mother and unborn child have an “equal right to life.” About 723,000 voters wanted to retain the ban. Irish Prime Minister..