--The president hosts Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni at the White House ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Italy at the end of next month. The two will hold a joint press conference in the afternoon
--The Trump administration is reviewing the Obama-era nuclear weapons agreement with Iran to determine whether they will stop the deal's suspension of U.S. sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Tillerson said administration officials would review the deal despite also announcing that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 agreement reached under President Obama.
--The White House on Wednesday tried to clarify a series of confusing and possibly misleading statements about the location of a nuclear-capable aircraft carrier it initially said was headed north to the Korean Peninsula in the face of recent military provocations by North Korea. The USS Carl Vinson was actually headed south from Singapore to participate in a four-day military exercise with the Australian Navy that only ended Tuesday. The carrier group is not expected in the Sea of Japan until the end of the month.
--For the second time in as many days, a pair of Russian bombers have flown close to Alaska, this time coming as close as 35 nautical miles to the U.S. coastline, according to a U.S. official
Vice President Mike Pence is in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday on his Asian tour, which has focused on trade and security dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Israel Thursday on his Middle East tour. He’ll meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Bill O'Reilly has left the Fox News Channel, the network's parent company announced. Wednesday night's show marked the first "The Factor" program since O'Reilly departure. The star host had been dogged by misconduct claims some sexual in nature. Fox says Tucker Carlson with replace O'Reilly's timeslot.
Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said a Supreme Court justice could resign as soon as this summer. "I would expect a resignation this summer," the Iowa senator said, according to the Muscatine Journal. Grassley's comments came during a Q&A at a visit to Kent Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa. Without naming a justice, Grassley said an upcoming resignation is "rumored." The oldest justices on the court are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, Anthony Kennedy, 80, and Stephen Breyer, 78. If a resignation did happen, President Trump would likely nominate a conservative judge as a replacement, tilting the court even more to the right.
It may prove to be a severe blow to Arkansas' attempt to execute eight condemned killers by the end of this month. A judge in Little Rock barred the state from using a chemical compound in its lethal injection protocol. That compound's manufacturer asserted the state "deceived it* about *what* the compound was to be used for.
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was found dead Wednesday morning after hanging himself in his prison cell, where he was serving a life sentence for murder, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Police also confirm that Hernandez had a bible verse written on his forehead.
The gunman suspected of killing three white men in a racially charged attack in Fresno was proud of what he had accomplished and laughed many times as he explained his actions in interviews with police, authorities said Wednesday. After Kori Ali Muhammad learned that he was wanted for the death of a security guard last week, he wanted to take out as many other white men as possible, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Muhammad arraingnment is expected on Friday.
A 23-year-old undocumented immigrant who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy has been deported to Mexico, according to court documents and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records. The deportation, the man's lawyers said, is the first of its kind under the administration of President Donald Trump. According to court documents submitted by his attorneys, Juan Manuel Montes was "arrested, detained, and physically removed" from the United States in the middle of the night on or about Feb. 18, 2017, after he was approached by a Customs and Border Patrol agent while walking down the street in Calexico, California, on his way home after seeing a friend.
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first campaign speech of the 2017 general election Thurday morning in London.
THree days of campaigning remain in France until Sunday's first round of the presidential election. Candidates are blanketing the country ahead of a nail-biting election that experts believe will determine the future existence of the European Union.
KC AIRPORT INCIDENT
Surveillance video shows a passenger shoving an American Airlines pilot, last Wednesday, in the concourse of Terminal C at Kansas City International Airport. The two had just left the aircraft after a flight from Dallas. Airport surveillance video shows a man, identified in court documents as Edward N. Foster, 49, of Kansas City, Mo., shoving the pilot twice, causing him to fall backward over his luggage. That's after the pilot raised his left hand to get Foster's cell phone "…out of his face…" as he tried to take a picture of the pilot's badge, according to statements in the KCI Airport Police report.
After just a few hours of jury deliberations, a guilty verdict Wednesday at the trial of the man who led police on a 48-day manhunt through the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Prosecutors say Eric Frein was literally hunting humans when he ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers outside their barracks in 2014, killing one of them and injuring the other. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin will now argue that Frein deserves the death penalty during the penalty phase of the trial.
GEORGE HW BUSH
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in the hospital under observation with a mild case of pneumonia, family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed. According to a statement, President Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last Friday for observation due to a persistent cough.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" held its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday night. The film hits theaters April 27th.