DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish have swept aside one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the developed world in a landslide vote that reflects Ireland's emergence as a socially liberal country no longer obedient to Catholic dictates. With all ballots counted and turnout at an historic high, election officials reported that 66.4 percent voted to overturn Ireland's abortion ban and 33.6 percent opposed the measure.
The president of the University of Southern California agreed to step down, the school's board of trustees announced Friday night, amid growing outrage over allegations that the school's former gynecologist had molested students for many years. C.L. Max Nikias has led USC since 2010, pushing the private research university to more global ambitions, higher academic prestige and considerable fundraising prowess. But in the past year, scandals - and the way the administration handled them - came to overshadow his successes, and led to a torrent of calls for his resignation.
SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed their hopes for a U.S.-North Korea summit at a previously unannounced meeting Saturday, South Korean officials announced. The two leaders met for two hours Saturday and "frankly" discussed how to make the U.S.-North Korea summit a success, the presidential Blue House said. President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim on Thursday, though he later said both sides are "having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating" it, leaving the door open for further negotiation.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump reopened the door Friday to a high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after aborting the meeting because of what he said was open hostility and nuclear threats from Pyongyang. Trump said it is even possible that a meeting could take place on June 12 in Singapore as originally planned, although that appeared unlikely. The optimism threw a new twist into an already chaotic run-up to what would be the most significant foreign policy gambit of Trump's presidency.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, met at Trump Tower in New York days before the 2017 inauguration with a Russian billionaire who was sanctioned this year by the U.S. government. The meeting between Cohen and Viktor Vekselberg, who made his fortune in the energy industry, was an impromptu session arranged by Vekselberg's cousin, Andrew Intrater, a New York investment manager who was also in attendance, according to a person with knowledge of the encounter.
Just when you thought summer was starting, winter rears its ugly head again. An extremely late-season snowstorm blasted parts of Newfoundland on Wednesday night and Thursday, dumping more than a foot of snow on the town of Gander. The snow started Wednesday night, when eight inches (20.2 centimeters) fell before midnight. That was a record for May 23.
A bystander fatally shot a gunman who opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday evening, injuring multiple people, police said.
Dermatologist Steve Wang treats skin-cancer patients all day at a Sloan Kettering hospital in New Jersey, so he knows better than most that U.S. sunscreens aren't up to the job. The oily stuff Americans are slathering on before heading to the beach this summer probably won't give them as much protection as the products sold in other countries. Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada: All have sunscreens that do a better job shielding against cancer-causing skin damage, and feel better on the skin, too.
Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse charges Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful Hollywood mogul.
The first of two federal trials for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort this year has been delayed two weeks because the judge has a personal conflict. Alexandria, Virginia-based U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said in an order Friday that he cannot begin trial July 10, "owing to a family member's medical procedure." Instead the trial will begin July 24.