Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman says that Tehran had ordered “the terrorist acts” carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels against a kingdom’s oil pipeline earlier this week. Yemen’s Health Ministry meanwhile raised the death toll from early morning airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, saying six people were killed, including four children.
UNDATED (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an executive order apparently aimed at banning Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. And the Commerce Department says it is subjecting the Chinese company to strict controls on purchases of American technology. U.S. officials say Huawei networking equipment could pose an espionage threat. Many in Europe have resisted a U.S. diplomatic offensive seeking a wholesale ban on Huawei equipment in their next-generation 5G wireless networks.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before lawmakers’ Friday deadline to pass bills. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before lawmakers’ Friday deadline to pass bills. It needs at least another vote of approval in the GOP-led House before it can go to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who supports it.
BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — Europe’s far-right parties are wooing the young in this month’s elections. The demographic has spurned them for generations, but The Associated Press found that young voters are moving to the right further and faster than their elders. Far-right parties are also fielding candidates in their 20s and early 30s to woo the young. And they are using aggressive social media campaigns playing on themes favored by white supremacists in the U.S. The message appears to be hitting home in some countries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking another crack at changing some of America’s immigration laws. The president is announcing a proposal later Thursday aimed at improving border security and revamping the green card system. Trump wants to see green cards move toward a more merit-based system that prioritizes highly skilled workers instead of relatives of those already in the U.S.