Donald Trump pulls his Doral property from consideration for G-7
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he will not use his Doral golf resort in Miami for the G-7 summit next year, reversing course after the decision drew swift condemnation from Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Several analysts said the sudden reversal reflects Trump’s concerns about holding Republican support as impeachment heats up. Former Barack Obama and George W. Bush administration officials said the Trump Doral resort should not even have been under consideration because of the perception of conflicts of interest. The G-7 is a high-profile, annual gathering of leaders from the world's largest industrialized economies.
- Florida GOP lawmaker who's undecided on impeaching Trump decides not to seek re-election.
- John Kasich now says Trump should be impeached.
Boris Johnson requests Brexit delay after British lawmakers postpone key vote
Britain's Parliament was expected Saturday to vote on a deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the European Union for an orderly withdrawal from the bloc. Instead, opposition and rebel lawmakers passed a last-minute motion Saturday to postpone an important Brexit vote, legally forcing Johnson to request a delay of the U.K.’s exit. A reluctant Johnson sent a letter requesting the delay late Saturday night, but he also made clear that he opposed Britain's departure, scheduled for Oct. 31. The outcome, and Johnson's response, injects new confusion and uncertainty into the Brexit process and piles pressure on Britain's leader just three months into his tenure. His government argued that any delay increases the likelihood of a "no deal" Brexit, which experts warn could harm Britain’s economy and lead to border chaos. Britain’s Parliament may vote on his deal as early as Monday.
Jose Altuve's walk-off home run sends Astros back to World Series
With one swing, Jose Altuve delivered one of the most magical moments in franchise history for the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night. The 5-foot-6 second baseman's two-out, ninth-inning homer propelled the team past the New York Yankees, 6-4. The Astros will take on the National League champion Washington Nationals in the World Series, beginning Tuesday in Houston. After losing winner-take-all playoff games in 2012, 2016 and 2017, the Nats put their past postseason failures behind them and advanced to the Series by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals last week. Altuve's walkoff homer knocked out the Yankees, who have gone a decade without a World Series trip for first time in 100 years.
- "You said what you said": Fox News' Chris Wallace rejects Mick Mulvaney's attempt to walk back Ukraine comments.
- 8 tornadoes later, Nestor's rains are helping more than hurting parched Southeast, East.
- Kylie Jenner singing 'Rise and Shine' in an epic mom voice has taken the internet by storm.
- San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone.
- Lost hiker rescued in Oregon snowstorm: "I wouldn’t have survived another night."
US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq, defense chief says
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. Esper’s comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they leave Syria and what the counter-IS fight could look like. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the Middle East, Esper did not rule out the idea that U.S. forces would conduct counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria. But he said those details will be worked out over time. Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to defend his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, opening the door to a Turkish assault on Kurds who had helped America combat the Islamic State, but in the process, he incorrectly identified his secretary of defense.
They're married! Jennifer Lawrence weds art dealer Cooke Maroney
It's wedding bells for Jennifer Lawrence! The 29-year-old "Dark Phoenix" star said "I do" to her art dealer fiancé, Cooke Maroney, 34, on Saturday, Lawrence's representative confirmed to USA TODAY. Maroney is the director of Gladstone 64 art gallery on New York's Upper East Side. The couple began dating in the summer of 2018, and confirmed their engagement in February.
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