U.S. stocks rose as investors hoped the Federal Reserve would stick with its supportive policy stance as the central bank’s two-day meeting got under way.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, and Breonna Taylor’s mother were among those who spoke at a news conference announcing a $12 million settlement in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit. Police reforms will be enacted as part of the deal after Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in a police raid on her home last spring. Watch a portion of their remarks.
The White House has invited senior Democratic lawmakers to a ceremony where representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will sign an agreement with Israel to normalize relations on Tuesday.
A senior administration official told reporters Monday that a large number of Democrats were invited to the signing ceremony scheduled to take place on the White House South Lawn on Tuesday. The official said that at least some Democrats were expected to attend the ceremony, but did not offer any names.
President Trump helped broker a historic agreement between the UAE and Israel to normalize relations in August. Last week, Trump announced that Bahrain had also reached a deal with Israel to normalize relations.
The parties will sign the agreement, dubbed the “Abraham Accords,” at the White House ceremony Tuesday, marking a notable diplomatic achievement for Trump. The agreement between the UAE and Israel received bipartisan acclaim when it was announced by the White House last month.
The presence of Democrats at the ceremony will be a rare sight. The White House has previously declined to invite Democrats when the president has signed major legislation, like the president’s March signing of $2 trillion in coronavirus relief funding. Partisan tensions remain high in Washington as Republicans and Democrats spar over future coronavirus relief and the upcoming election.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after being poisoned in Siberia last month.
Egypt is building two highways across the pyramids plateau outside Cairo, reviving and expanding a project that was suspended in the 1990s after an international outcry.
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart joined lawmakers and families of veterans on Capitol Hill Tuesday to support a bill to help American soldiers who were exposed to toxic burn pits in the wars that followed terrorist attacks in the United States.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has signed an agreement with Sterling Partners to buy the New York Mets baseball team, beating a bid from pop star Jennifer Lopez and ex-New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez.
The slow-moving storm threatened low-laying areas with up to two feet of rain and nine-foot storm surges. Some residents around Gulfport, Mississippi stocked up on gasoline, planning to ride out to the storm. Others were clearing out.
All the world’s governments have fallen short on pledges made a decade ago to protect wildlife – although conservation projects show the destruction of nature can be slowed – according to a U.N. report published on Tuesday.
Greek police detained five people over a fire that burned the Moria refugee camp, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Thousands of stranded migrants refused to move to a new facility and demanded to leave the island.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists chanted anti-government slogans outside court on Tuesday as more than two dozen campaigners appeared there over a banned vigil to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.