May 1, 2018

US backed rebels in Syria resume fight against ISIS

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S.-backed rebel force in Syria says it will resume its offensive to defeat ISIS in the country. The renewed offensive comes months after the fight against ISIS in eastern Syria stalled after Kurdish fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces headed to western Syria to help fight off a Turkish military incursion against other Kurdish forces in Afrin Province. But with Turkish forces taking Afrin in mid-March, SDF forces have began trickling back to..
May 1, 2018

Dispute over gay marriage-themed cake in Northern Ireland returns to Supreme Court

iStock/Thinkstock(BELFAST) -- A Northern Ireland bakery run by evangelical Christians has launched a new appeal to overturn two previous rulings that they discriminated against a customer who requested a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan in 2014. Gareth Lee placed an order at the Ashers Baking Co. in May 2014 for a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie, along with a motto supporting equal marriage, for an event marking International Day Against Homophobia. The bakers refunded ..
May 1, 2018

Iran ordered to pay billions to relatives of 9/11 victims

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It might be a hollow victory but it's a victory nonetheless for relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Iran to pay billions of dollars to parents, spouses, siblings and children of more than 1,000 9/11 victims, court documents obtained by ABC News show. The default judgment issued by Judge George B. Daniels finds the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Central Bank..
May 1, 2018

Royal wedding coin released to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Steve Back/Getty Images(LONDON) -- With less than three weeks before the royal wedding, Britain’s Royal Mint today released a special commemorative coin to mark the occasion. A new British five-pound coin (about $6.88) celebrates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding May 19. Besides the standard or “uncirculated” edition, which the Royal Mint’s website says is “superior to the change in your pocket,” several special editions are also being released on the government-owned company’s..