Trump announces sanctions on Iran's national bank ahead of military options meeting

President Donald Trump announced "the highest level of sanctions" on Iran's national bank on Friday, following an attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. The decision comes as the president will convene a meeting of his senior advisers Friday afternoon t… [+3818 chars]

Twitter shuts down thousands of international accounts tied to political spam

Twitter on Friday said it shut down thousands of fake accounts from around the world, many of them tied to political spam. Interested in Twitter? Add Twitter as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Twitter news, video, and analysis from ABC News. T… [+2243 chars]

What to know about floodwater safety as torrential rain slams Houston area

The catastrophic flooding hitting the Houston area is not only damaging homes and businesses, but also posing serious health hazards to residents. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and an… [+1929 chars]

Russian actor arrested at rally released pending appeal

A Russian actor sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer has been released from custody following a massive outcry. Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and … [+650 chars]

Bill de Blasio ends 2020 presidential campaign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is ending his 2020 presidential campaign. Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Democratic Party news, video, and analysis from ABC Ne… [+2623 chars]

DC considers banning 'gay panic' defense

The Washington, D.C., Council is considering legislation that would bar people charged with violent offenses from claiming they acted in self-defense after learning the victim was gay or transgender. Interested in Pride Month? Add Pride Month as an interest… [+633 chars]

Motorist killed in crossfire of Milwaukee gun fight

Police say a woman driving with her two young children was killed when she was struck by a bullet during a gun fight in Milwaukee. Authorities say two people on opposite sides of a north side street were shooting at each other Thursday evening when the 23-ye… [+281 chars]

Virginia sheriff ends immigrant detention program

A Virginia sheriff has ended an agreement with federal authorities to lock up people suspected of being in the United States illegally. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron has for two years jailed detainees for Immigration and Customs Enfor… [+396 chars]

NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks

North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea … [+2932 chars]

US military to present several options to Trump on Iran

The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry. Interested in Iran? Add I… [+4596 chars]