In a letter to Congress, Trump defended his authorization of military strikes on a Syrian airfield this week, saying it was well within his legal right to do so. Meanwhile, some of his top aides reportedly held a Friday meeting to clear the air.
By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.
By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday restored the four-game "Deflategate" suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, handing the National Football League a victory in the latest round in a battle with one of its marquee players. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a federal judge's ruling that had overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to penalize Brady over his alleged involvement in a scheme to deflate footballs used in a 2015 playoff game. The Patriots won that game over the Indianapolis Colts putting them in the final where they won the Super Bowl.
A warning that Belgium remains under threat of “serious and imminent attack” came as U.S. and Western intelligence officials investigate a coordinated attack they believe was likely triggered by the Friday arrest of Salah Abdeslam.
American and local authorities are searching for three U.S. citizens who were reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad, officials from the two countries said on Sunday. Kidnappings are a major problem in Baghdad and other parts of the country and most frequently target Iraqis, but Qatari and Turkish citizens have also been seized in recent months. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," US State Department spokesman John Kirby said.