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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency. He declared he was making the world safer, but he also deepened his isolation on the world stage and revived doubts about American credibility. The 2015 agreement, which was negotiated by the Obama administration and included Germany, France and Britain, had lifted most U.S. and international economic sanctions against Iran. In exchange, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program, making it impossible to produce a bomb and establishing rigorous inspections.Saudi Arabia says it "supports and welcomes" President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw from a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers and reimpose sanctions on Iran. Saudi Arabia had tepidly supported the 2015 deal signed by the Obama administration, but held strong reservations about it. Saudi Arabia and Iran are rivals locked in proxy wars for regional supremacy. In a statement published on the state-run news agency late Tuesday, Saudi Arabia says it had supported the nuclear accord in the belief there’s a need to limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia says Iran, however, exploited the economic benefits of sanctions being lifted to continue destabilizing activities in the region through the development of ballistic missiles and support for militias — issues not addressed in the accord.WASHINGTON (AP) — Stormy Daniels’ lawyer said Tuesday he has information showing that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s longtime personal attorney, received $500,000 from a company associated with a Russian billionaire within months of paying hush money to Daniels, a porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump. Lawyer Michael Avenatti also said hundreds of thousands of dollars streamed into Cohen’s account from companies, including pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T and Korea Aerospace, with U.S. government business interests. AT&T confirmed its connection Tuesday evening. Avenatti did not provide documents to support the claims and did not reveal the source of his information.Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. TRUMP: US LEAVING ‘HORRIBLE’ IRAN DEAL The president withdraws the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he is making the world safer by restoring the "highest level" of economic sanctions. 2. WHO’S JETTING TO PYONGYANG U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea to finalize details of a planned historic summit between Trump and North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un. 3. JOB-SEEKERS, TAKE NOTE For the first time in two decades, there are roughly as many open jobs in the United States as there are unemployed people.PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Edwin Montoya’s family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of "raw jungle," transforming it into a fertile collection of gardens, animal pens and fruit trees. Now the property is imperiled by the very land it stands upon. A couple of miles up the hill, lava has destroyed dozens of homes and his daughter’s farm is in an evacuation zone. Despite the nearby danger, the 76-year-old Montoya planned to stay to care for animals on the farm and keep looters away. Those plans were dashed Tuesday after two new fissures opened up, including one about a mile from the family home, and he was forced to evacuate.PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Wednesday to finalize details of a historic summit planned between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced the mission in Washington on Tuesday just minutes before Pompeo arrived in Japan to refuel before flying on to Pyongyang, and as the president declared he was withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal with another bitter U.S. adversary, Iran. U.S. officials say Pompeo will also press North Korea for the release of three detained American citizens, whose imminent release Trump has been hinting at.NEW YORK (AP) — Many members of what’s widely known as the kink community are outraged that Eric Schneiderman, in resigning as New York’s attorney general, depicted his alleged violence toward several women as "role-playing and other consensual sexual activity." Aficionados of kinky sex noted that Schneiderman’s accusers insisted they had given no consent — which is considered obligatory among most practitioners of kink. The story brought new attention to the world of kink that’s often known as BDSM — standing for variations of bondage, dominance, submission and masochism. The practice — though still a taboo topic in some respects — has made incursions into the cultural mainstream in recent years, in part because of the popularity of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" novels and films.MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Excavation for the remains of up to seven girls reported missing decades ago has ended for the day in a wooded area northeast of Detroit. The FBI, Warren police and other agencies spent Tuesday digging through dirt and vegetation at the site in Macomb Township for the remains of 12-year-old Kimberly King and expect to resume their search Wednesday. King was last seen in 1979. "We have probable cause to believe that (Kimberly) is buried there," said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. "We also believe that there’s maybe four to six other girls that have been reported missing that are buried there.