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Developing now, Friday, May 11, 2018
- President Donald Trump tells supporters at a rally in Indiana that the U.S. will not be 'walked into' another version of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal at next month's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
- A White House official mocked Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis in a closed door meeting, sources told Fox News
- Hawaii residents have been warned about rising levels of toxic gas amid fear that the Kilauea volcano could erupt at any time
- Trump will present a plan to lower prescription drug prices in a speech on Friday
- Multiple failures led to the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. service members last October, military leaders say
THE LEAD STORY - TRUMP VOWS NO IRAN DEAL 2.0: President Trump told supporters in Indiana on Thursday evening that the U.S. would not agree to a redux of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he sits down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un next month ... "I think it's going to be a very big success," Trump told a rally in Elkhart, "and if it isn't, it isn't. We're not going to be walked into an Iran deal where the negotiator, [then-Secretary of State] John Kerry, refused to leave the table."
Trump, who was joined in Indiana by Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of the state, spoke two days after he announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, which was negotiated by the Obama administration. Earlier Thursday, the president had revealed his historic, highly anticipated meeting with Kim would take place June 12 in Singapore.
- Marc Thiessen: Collusion is usually a dirty word. So where's the outrage over Kerry's secret meetings on the Iran deal?
- Howard Kurtz: Too soon? Media acknowledge Trump Nobel talk as North Korea frees prisoners
- John Dale Grover: Trump-Kim summit unlikely to bring full North Korea denuclearization, but war can be avoided
- Vernon Brewer: People are still suffering in North Korea -- Don't let smiles and handshakes fool you
- Trump slams 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer' for Iran deal flip-flop
- NBC News' Hallie Jackson calls release of U.S. prisoners 'choreographed' and 'staged'
'TASTELESS' REMARK: A White House communications official mocked U.S. Sen John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis in a meeting after the ailing Arizona Republican announced his opposition to President Trump's pick to lead the CIA, sources told Fox News ... According to two White House sources, the staffer, Kelly Sadler, said of McCain, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway." White House sources said the joke at first elicited some nervous snickers. Afterward, though, the sources said many spoke to each other about being surprised by the "tasteless" remark. The White House did not dispute the remark. In a statement to the Associated Press, White House officials said, "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time."
MORE ERUPTIONS TO COME?: Residents near one of the world’s most active volcanos have been warned about rising levels of toxic gas, as officials fear Hawaii’s Kilauea could blow at any minute ... A wind change could bring even more sulfur dioxide gas to the southeast section of the Big Island. If inhaled in large quantities, the wafting gas can be fatal. The new warning came as Hawaii Gov. David Ige said mass evacuations may occur as more cracks, or fissures, are detected. Kilauea has destroyed 36 structures — including 26 homes — since May 3, when it began releasing lava from vents about 25 miles east of the summit crater. The volcano has also imperiled a geothermal energy plant, the Puna Geothermal Venture plant.
- What Mount St. Helens and other eruptions have taught us
- Hawaii's Kilauea volcano's active history, and the science behind the most recent eruption
TRUMP TAKES ON DRUG PRICES: President Trump will deliver a speech on Friday focusing on curbing prescription drug costs ... The president brought up the issue in his State of the Union address in January. His speech will address runaway prices, the impact on consumers and the challenges in negotiating lower prices for Medicare recipients, White House officials said. The administration’s strategies include: creating plans to share a minimum portion of drug rebates with patients, making it easier for cheaper generic drugs to reach the market, and making generic drugs free to low-income seniors.
- Record 1 million pounds collected on prescription drug take-back day
- HHS Secretary, FDA Commissioner, CMS Administrator: Help is on the way for Americans
DEADLY NIGER AMBUSH EXPLAINED: Multiple failures led to a deadly ambush of U.S. military personnel in Niger in October, top military leaders said Thursday. But none directly caused the enemy ambush that left four Americans dead and sent others fighting and running for their lives ... "The direct cause of the enemy attack in Tongo Tongo is that the enemy achieved tactical surprise there and our forces were outnumbered approximately three-to-one," U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier Jr. told reporters during a Pentagon news conference. Cloutier described a chaotic firefight, as 46 U.S. and Nigerien forces battled more than 100 enemy fighters for more than an hour.
After months of silence during the investigation, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, laid out the findings and took responsibility for what happened. He said the report, which has not yet been made public in full, singles out three individuals whose actions could be faulted.
- Deadly Niger ambush: What you should know
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DEMOCRATS' 'DERANGEMENT' DIAGNOSED: "[Democrats'] 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' is so intense they can't say 'Good job, Mr. President.'" – columnist Marc Thiessen, on "The Story with Martha MacCallum," slamming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for criticizing the way President Trump welcomed back three Americans who were detained in North Korea. WATCH
A PLOT TO GET TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE?: "That's their game plan. Mr. Mueller is undermining the Constitution. He's not upholding the rule of law." – Mark Levin, host of "Life, Liberty & Levin," on "Hannity" theorizing that Democrats hope to humiliate President Trump in a prospective court appearance or by possibly persuading the Supreme Court to side with them, leading to Trump's resignation. WATCH
Blue states rally to upend electoral college, with addition of Connecticut.
Israeli organization reveals Trump coin in expression of 'gratitude' over embassy move.
Florida deputy helps save ‘unresponsive’ baby, rushes him to hospital, authorities say.
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems' 'blue wave' fears
DHS denies report Secretary Nielsen considered resigning after Trump criticism.
Senate Republicans confirm Trump judicial nominee, overruling home-state Democrat.
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds gets six months in tax case, says he has ‘given up on America.’
ACROSS THE NATION
‘Golden State Killer' suspect faces four more murder counts, authorities say.
Southwest hero pilot wasn't supposed to be on the flight, she says.
Mom, 25, is 'CEO' of huge Minnesota meth trafficking ring, prosecutors say.
#ProudAmerican: North Carolina WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday: 'He is extraordinary.'
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
F-150 not alone: GM, Fiat Chrysler hit by parts shortage.
SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed at last minute.
Snap co-founder Evan Spiegel named highest-paid CEO of 2017.
Bouqs CEO John Tabis talks 'Shark Tank' rejection, tips for entrepreneurs.
FOX NEWS OPINION
Kerstin Lindquist: This Mother's Day, here are four things NOT to say to someone struggling with infertility
Pastor Paula White-Cain: The most important presidential executive order you probably haven’t heard about.
Heather McNeil: It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I'm a Navy wife of 20 years and these are the lessons I've learned.
Allen Usry: America should always appreciate military spouses --they serve, too.
Pamela Anderson writes letter asking for Kanye West's support of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.
'Sons of Anarchy' star's son, 16, commits suicide.
Spotify's decision to stop promoting R. Kelly over unproven allegations calls several other artists into question.
'Big Bang Theory' actor Johnny Galecki says guest star Mark Hamill is obsessed with 'Roseanne' trivia.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?
Supermarket called 'sexist' for Mother's Day ad.
Mysterious South Carolina fish with humanlike teeth stumps the internet.
Shark wrangler catches 12-foot hammerhead off Florida beach, gets more attention for his abs.
On Fox News:
Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discusses the upcoming announcement on prescription drug prices; Diamond & Silk; a former CIA officer shares his take on the Democrats' opposition to CIA director nominee Gina Haspel; this week's "Cooking with 'Friends" segment features Laura Ingle's "Rock-n-Roll chili."
On Fox Business:
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Walid Phares, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser; Paul Daugherty, Accenture chief technology officer; Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Brandon Judd, Border Patrol Union president; James Mitchell, author of “Enhanced Interrogation”; Kristin Gaspar, congressional candidate and San Diego County Board of Supervisors chairwoman.
Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Danny Danon, Israeli ambassador to the United Nations; Dan Gillerman, former Israeli ambassador to U.N.
On Fox News Radio:
Benson & Harf, 6 p.m. ET: Don't miss the new show hosted by Guy Benson, political editor at Townhall.com and Marie Harf, former senior adviser of strategic communications at the State Department.
The Fox News Rundown podcast: The date and location of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been set. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer discusses the high stakes summit. The FCC announced that on June 11th ,open internet rules in the U.S. will end. Fox on Tech reporter, Brett Larson discusses what net neutrality is and how it might impact consumers. Fox News' Tonya J. Powers has your "good news of the day." Plus, commentary by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.
On Fox News Weekend:
Cavuto Live, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET: Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, on calls for Congress to cut spending; Sen. Tim Scott on whether President Trump's tough foreign policy is paying off as North Korea releases three American hostages; Rep. Brad Sherman on his fellow Democrats slamming the Trump administration for pulling out of Iran nuclear deal.
Justice with Judge Jeanine, Saturday, 9 p.m. ET: “Justice with Judge Jeanine” kicks off a historic week with a broadcast from Israel. Judge Jeanine Pirro hosts “Justice” from Jerusalem to preview Monday’s opening of the new U.S. embassy there. Guests will include some of the biggest names from the U.S. delegation attending the ceremony.
Fox News Sunday, Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET: Don't miss Chris Wallace's exclusive interview with retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Legends & Lies: The Civil War, Sunday, 8 p.m. ET: "Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag" - A U.S. senator, war hero and presidential aspirant who has much in common with Abraham Lincoln, Davis answers the call to lead the Confederate States of America.
Life, Liberty & Levin, Sunday, 10 p.m. ET: This week, host Mark Levin sits down with Gary Sinise -- actor, director and longtime supporter of U.S. veterans. They will discuss the current state of our military and foreign affairs plus Sinise’s new initiative for children of fallen service members.
1973: The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the "Pentagon Papers" case comes to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismisses all charges, citing government misconduct.
1953: A tornado devastates Waco, Texas, leaving 114 dead.
1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Fox News First is compiled by Fox News' Bryan Robinson. Thank you for joining us! Enjoy your Friday and weekend! We'll see you in your inbox first thing Monday morning.