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Bruce Arena, seen on the sidelines before a game against Jamaica this summer.

After Devastating Loss, Bruce Arena Steps Down As U.S. Men's Soccer Coach

Updated at 12 p.m. ET

Bruce Arena, two-time coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team, announced Friday that he is resigning from his position. The decision comes mere days after the program hit a historic low on the field, losing to Trinidad and Tobago in a shocking upset — and at the same time, losing its chance to play in the World Cup for the first time in decades.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Friday that she plans to remain in the Senate rather than run to be Maine's next governor.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins, A Trump GOP Critic, To Stay In The Senate

Updated at 12:45 p.m. ET

Susan Collins, one of the few remaining centrist Republicans in the U.S. Senate, has decided to stay in that polarized body rather than run for governor of Maine.

Collins told a crowd of roughly 100 business leaders and a throng of local and national media at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine, on Friday that she will not seek the Republican nomination to run for governor next year. Instead, Collins said she will remain in the Senate at least until her current term ends in 2020.

Glisela Vega Rivera and her three children wait to board a flight to Miami. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have poured into Florida after Hurricane Maria. More than 27,000 have arrived through Port Everglades and the Miami and Orlando airports alone since Oct. 3, according to the governor's office.

'Get Us Out Of Here': Amid Broken Infrastructure, Puerto Ricans Flee To Florida

Luis Cruz and Esther Gomez had always considered moving to Florida from Puerto Rico. The weather and proximity made it an ideal destination; plus, the couple had family scattered across the state. They just didn't know when they'd take the big step.

Then Hurricane Maria hit. Three weeks after the storm wiped out the island's power grid, less than 20 percent of people have electricity and 64 percent have drinking water.

People rally in Barcelona for Spain's National Day Thursday, shouting against the independence of Catalonia.

In Spain, Confusion And Uncertainty About Catalonia's Future

Did he or didn't he declare independence? That is the question in Spain.

The answer has huge implications for what the Spanish government does next, and how the country's relatively young democracy — indeed, possibly even the whole European Union — might stay intact.

President Trump talks Thursday about an executive order to ease the way for groups of employers to offer health insurance. Later, the administration said it would halt subsidy payments to insurers.

Halt In Subsidies For Health Insurers Expected To Drive Up Costs For Middle Class

Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET

President Trump's decision Thursday to end subsidy payments to health insurance companies is expected to raise premiums for middle-class families and cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars.

President Donald Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voters Summit on Friday in Washington, D.C.

Trump To Values Voters: In America 'We Don't Worship Government, We Worship God'

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

President Trump spoke to one of the most faithful blocs of his base on Friday, telling attendees at this year's Values Voter Summit that in America "we don't worship government, we worship God."

Trump was the first sitting president to address the annual gathering of Christian conservatives, and while he's had trouble enacting some of his campaign promises legislatively so far in his term, he has ticked off many boxes with the evangelical voters that helped propel him to the Oval Office.

Ian Brady, seen here in police custody prior to a court appearance, was sentenced to life in prison after killing five children.

Infamous Murderer Of Children Can't Be Cremated To Music Of Berlioz, Court Says

Ian Brady killed five children in the 1960s, in an infamous case of depraved murder. Brady died five months ago, but arguments over disposing of his body only now seem to be over, with a U.K. court saying Brady will be cremated with "no music and no ceremony," rejecting a plan to play the "Witches' Sabbath" portion of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Top Stories: Trump's Tough Line On Iran; He'll Also End ACA Subsidies

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Trump to Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program.

-- 31 Killed In Deadliest Week For Wildfires In California's History.

President Trump speaks during a nomination announcement at the East Room of the White House on Thursday.

Trump To Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program

President Trump on Friday is expected to announce a tough new approach to Iran that could result in eventually unraveling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

However, he is unlikely for now to remove the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which he has called "the worst deal ever." Instead, he will turn to Congress to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran by not recertifying Tehran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February that the war in Afghanistan was at a "stalemate."

'The Taliban Can't Win,' Says Commander Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

Gen. John W. "Mick" Nicholson settles into his wood-paneled office inside the American-led military headquarters in Kabul. It's lined with plaques, pictures and ceremonial swords.

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