MANCHESTER, England - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too. Interior minister Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi had likely not acted alone, and troops were being deployed to key sites across Britain to help prevent further attacks after the official threat level was raised to "critical".
NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday to relocate the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa, Fla., from Los Angeles given delays with a new stadium that will now host the league's championship game in 2022. The Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have until Aug. 25 to prove their respective facilities are on track to host the Super Bowl, which is the most watched television event of the year in the United States.
LONDON - Britain's armed forces will be deployed to boost security, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of "critical" after a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. May said members of the armed forces would be positioned at key sites to free up police for patrols and military personnel might be deployed at public events such as concerts and sports events as a further attack was seen as potentially imminent.
WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he does not know whether President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia but that he saw "information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation." In addition, the country's top intelligence official, Dan Coats, declined to say, as reported by the Washington Post, whether Trump had asked him to publicly deny that any evidence exists on collusion between his campaign and Moscow.
LOS ANGELES - Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond and as Simon Templar on "The Saint" TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His family issued an announcement on Twitter: "It is the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 23, for a hastily planned spacewalk to replace a computer that failed on Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Station commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Jack Fischer left at around 6:30 a.m. as the orbiting outpost sailed 250 miles over the Philippine Sea, just south of Tokyo.
CAIRO - Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday's deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.
MANCHESTER, England - At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, May 22.
WASHINGTON - Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on Monday. Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal and Fox News reported, citing sources close to Flynn.
RIYADH - Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. The arms deal, plus other investments that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said could total up to $350 billion, was the central achievement of Trump's first day in Riyadh, first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.