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ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. The reversal on Thursday came after rivals and women's rights groups blasted him for affirming that he still supported the Hyde Amendment. Biden says his move is health care, not politics, and his campaign aides say he isn't bowing to pressure. But Republicans crowed that Biden's change in position amounted to a gaffe.
BAGHDAD (AP) — International investigators believe last month's attacks on oil tankers in a United Arab Emirates port were led by a foreign state using divers on speed boats who planted mines on the vessels. That's what United Nations ambassadors from the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway are telling the U.N. Security Council. Four tankers from those countries were hit on May 12. On Thursday, the Saudi ambassador to the U.N., speaking only for his country, said Saudi Arabia blames Iran for the sabotage.
UNDATED (AP) — The federal government is opening a new mass facility for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military bases to add as many as 3,000 more beds to the overtaxed system in the coming weeks. Office of Refugee Resettlement spokesman Mark Weber says all the new facilities will be considered temporary emergency centers, so won't be subject to state child welfare licensing requirements.
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — World leaders have honored the bravery of Allied troops 75 years after the D-Day assault that portended the end of World War II. French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump praised the living and dead who took part in the air and sea operation on June 6, 1944, that brought tens of thousands of men to France.
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — President Donald Trump has commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. Trump told aging warriors gathered on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, "Our debt to you is everlasting." Trump has at times questioned the value of NATO and other institutions that emerged from World War II.
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