CBC Syrian official scoffs at U.S. demand to send Iranian forces home 2018-05-23T06:47:28.000000000-04:00 The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. Pakistan funeral held for Sabika Sheikh, Texas school shooting victim 2018-05-23T05:29:18.000000000-04:00 The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Author Philip Roth dead at 85 2018-05-23T00:05:30.000000000-04:00 Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. North Korean media return to angry tone as summit looms 2018-05-22T19:42:31.000000000-04:00 North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and its joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger. Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house 2018-05-22T19:20:59.000000000-04:00 An upstate New York judge has ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected. Sweden hands out brochure in case of 'crisis or war' 2018-05-22T19:00:28.000000000-04:00 Sweden is distributing an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet to some 4.8 million households about what to do in the event of a crisis, including war. No Democrats allowed: Republicans invited to see documents on U.S. election probe 2018-05-22T18:18:52.000000000-04:00 Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House says. Commemorative coin of Trump and Kim Jong-un released as North Korea summit uncertain 2018-05-22T17:17:56.000000000-04:00 Democratic minority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer says the face of a "brutal dictator" has no place on an American-issued coin. Amazon urged not to sell face-recognition tool to police 2018-05-22T16:30:55.000000000-04:00 The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone." U.S. EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses itself 2018-05-22T14:11:23.000000000-04:00 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reverses course and allows a reporter for The Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier barred and shoved out of the building by a security guard.