Following dinner with President Trump at the White House Wednesday night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a joint statement saying they had reached an agreement with Trump to protect unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.
"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the president," the leaders said. "The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides. We also urged the president to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue." White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly tweeted that "while DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to." (Schumer's spokesman responded to Sanders that Trump "made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.")
There are almost 800,000 young immigrants who benefit from DACA, a program enacted by former President Barack Obama that provides temporary work permits and assurances they won't be deported. Earlier this month, Trump said the program was going to be terminated, and he was giving Congress six months to figure something out. This is the second time in two weeks that Trump has worked directly with Schumer and Pelosi, bypassing his fellow Republicans. Catherine Garcia
The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said at least 10 sailors are missing and five others hurt after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and a tanker collided early Monday in the waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.
The destroyer sustained damage on its left rear and port side aft. The ship is based in Yokosuka, Japan, and has 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers, and 291 enlisted sailors, The Associated Press reports. This is the second crash in the Pacific involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in two months, following June's collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship, which killed seven sailors. Catherine Garcia
Police in Spain announced early Friday that they shot and killed four people during a counter-terrorism raid in the coastal city of Cambrils.
One additional suspect was injured. The city is south of Barcelona, and it has not been confirmed if the suspects were linked to the van attack that killed at least 13 people Thursday in the Las Ramblas area. Two people were arrested Thursday in connection with the Barcelona attack, but police said neither detainee is suspected of being the van's driver. Catherine Garcia
Firefighters in Dubai are trying to control a blaze tearing through the Torch Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
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The 1,105-foot Torch Tower near the Dubai Marina has 86 floors and 676 apartments, and was damaged in a 2015 fire. Authorities said the skyscraper, popular with expats, has been "successfully evacuated," and no injuries have been reported so far. A police spokesperson told Gulf News the fire began on the ninth floor and quickly spread to higher floors; it's not yet clear what started it. Catherine Garcia
At least one person was killed and seven injured Wednesday night when a ride at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus malfunctioned, police said.
Three of the people hurt in the accident are in critical condition. A video posted to YouTube showed "seats of the ride breaking off and bodies flying through the air," NBC News reports. Gov. John Kasich (R) told reporters a full investigation will take place, and he has ordered all rides shut down until additional safety inspections are conducted. "I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life, and that people were injured enjoying Ohio's fair," he said.
Michael Vartorella, chief inspector for amusement ride safety for Ohio's Department of Agriculture said the ride was looked at "about three or four times over the course of two days" by his team and a third party. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people attend the fair, which opened on Wednesday. Catherine Garcia
At least 24 people were killed and dozens more injured after a car bomb exploded in Kabul Monday morning, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.
A Toyota Corolla was used in the attack, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN, and authorities do not yet know who was being targeted. No group initially claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a string of attacks in the capital.
Update 3:55 a.m. ET: The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was aimed at the Afghan intelligence service and its employees. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahed said the bomb-laden car rammed into a minibus carrying government employees at the mines and petroleum ministry during rush hour, destroying the bus and three other cars, plus nearby shops. Catherine Garcia
A soldier on active duty was arrested Saturday at his Honolulu apartment for allegedly having ties to the Islamic State, the FBI said Monday.
Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui told Hawaii News Now. In a statement, the Army said Kang has been accused of trying to provide military documents and training to ISIS, and he swore allegiance to the terror group. Kang was the subject of a year-long investigation, officials said, and is expected to appear in federal court Monday afternoon. Catherine Garcia
At least 76 police officers were injured Thursday when 8,000 protesters, some violent, hit the streets of Hamburg ahead of the G-20 summit.
Police said three officers have been hospitalized, including one who was wounded when a firecracker exploded in their face. Several shops and cars were vandalized by protesters wearing black masks, police said, and other demonstrators threw rocks and objects at officers and pointed laser lights at a police helicopter. Police have not shared how many protesters have been arrested or injured, but did reveal that pepper spray and water cannons were used to try to break up the crowds. More than 20,000 officers will work during the summit, as 100,000 protesters are expected to march in Hamburg throughout the event. Catherine Garcia