North Korean state media announced on Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un may reconsider meeting with President Trump in Singapore next month if the United States continues to demand that the country give up its nuclear program.
The news agency quoted Kim Kye Gwan, the first vice minister of foreign affairs, as saying the U.S. has discussed "giving us economic rewards and benefits when we give up nuclear weapons. We have never built economies expecting things from the U.S. and will never do such a deal in the future." He also said Trump will remain a "failed president" if he follows the same path as his predecessors.
On Tuesday, North Korea canceled plans to meet with South Korean officials due to joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. Catherine Garcia
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, The Nevada Independent reported. On Monday morning, Reid underwent surgery as part of this treatment, a development first reported by George Knapp, a reporter for Las Vegas' local CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.
Sending positive vibes to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who underwent cancer surgery this morning. Reid kept word of his diagnosis very quiet. We will have further details soon.
— George Knapp (@g_knapp) May 14, 2018
The operation was performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, The Hill reported. Reid kept his diagnosis private following his retirement from the Senate in 2017.
Reid's doctors were able to detect the cancer early "during a routine screening," Reid's family said in a statement. The surgery is expected to be a success, the family said, and Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next phase in his treatment. Read the full statement below. Shivani Ishwar
Please see the statement below from the family of Senator Reid. pic.twitter.com/JOxOJZtO7K
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) May 14, 2018
Several police officers in Surabaya, Indonesia, were injured on Monday after explosives were detonated from motorcycles outside of police headquarters, East Java police officials said.
The blast occurred one day after at least 13 people were killed and 40 injured in suicide bombings at three churches in the city; the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for those attacks. Catherine Garcia
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) resigned on Monday night, a few hours after The New Yorker published the accounts of several women who say Schneiderman was physically abusive toward them in romantic relationships.
In a statement, Schneiderman said he "strongly" contested the allegations, adding that while they are "unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018." Not long after the story was published, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called on Schneiderman to resign. Schneiderman was up for re-election this fall, the only Democrat in the running.
In The New Yorker article, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam both described the violence they say they endured during their relationships with Schneiderman. Alcohol abuse seemed to be a factor in the nonconsensual violence, they said, and while neither woman reported Schneiderman's alleged abuse to the police, they say they did receive medical attention. Catherine Garcia
Both Democrats and Republicans have voiced their concerns over President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House physician Ronny Jackson, and the Senate on Monday postponed his confirmation hearing, The Washington Post reports.
White House and other administration officials were quickly notified of the postponement, the Post says. Jackson, a former combat surgeon, was set to testify in front of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in two days.
Several lawmakers are concerned that Jackson does not have the necessary experience to lead the massive VA, and they take issue with how he managed the White House medical office, the Post reports. Two people told CBS News that the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs is looking into several allegations about Jackson, including that he drank excessively on the job, improperly dispensed medications, and created a hostile work environment. The last head of the VA, David Shulkin, was fired by President Trump in late March. Catherine Garcia
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Texas hospital Sunday morning with an infection, his office announced Monday.
Bush, 93, is at Houston Methodist Hospital, and is responding to treatments for an infection that spread to his blood, his office said, adding that he "appears to be recovering." Bush, whose wife, Barbara, died last week at age 92, was at her funeral on Saturday. Catherine Garcia
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-9 on Monday in favor of Mike Pompeo, the CIA director, becoming the next secretary of state.
After saying he would oppose Pompeo's nomination, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced right before the vote that he had changed his mind, following a conversation with President Trump. The full Senate will vote later this week. Catherine Garcia
American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, reached a settlement on Wednesday with former Playboy model Karen McDougal, letting McDougal out of a contract that prevented her from being able to speak about an affair she says she had with President Trump.
In 2016, American Media gave McDougal $150,000 in exchange for the exclusive rights to her story about Trump, but it never ran the article. In her lawsuit, McDougal accused American Media of misleading her into signing the contract and alleged that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was secretly involved in talks between American Media and her attorney at the time, Keith Davidson. Cohen is part of a federal corruption investigation, and his home, office, and hotel room were raided last week by FBI agents who seized documents in connection with McDougal, The New York Times reports.
McDougal's attorney, Peter Stris, said under the terms of the settlement, McDougal can keep the $150,000 payment, while American Media has the right to up to $75,000 of any future profits from the story. Trump, who is friends with American Media Chairman David J. Pecker, has denied the affair ever happened. McDougal said she is "doing my victory dance," and does not yet have plans to sell her story to another outlet. Catherine Garcia