WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran on Monday that he said would deny the regime's leaders access to financial instruments. "Today's action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks, including shooting down of U.S. drones," Trump said at the White House before signing an executive order to implement the penalties. Trump said the order would deny Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and "those closely affiliated with him" access to certain financial resources.
Task and Purpose Security, Middle East We've got the latest. NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — A Navy SEAL sniper testified on Friday that he fired warning shots to scare away a civilian noncombatant in Mosul before Chief Eddie Gallagher fired and told them over the radio, "you guys missed him but I got him." Under direct examination by prosecutors, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Dalton Tolbert recounted the alleged shooting of an old man along the Tigris river during the Battle of Mosul in 2017.
All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from Colorado celebrating their first wedding anniversary, several skydiving instructors and a Navy sailor. The Navy said Lt. Joshua Drablos, 27, was "an invaluable member" of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, based in Kunia, Hawaii.
Britain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war," Hunt told parliament. The message we are sending with our partners in the European Union particularly the French and the Germans is that with respect to Iran's nuclear programme, this is a crucial week.
It appears that the 2021 Ford Bronco will be powered by the turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four currently in use in the Ford Ranger. The listing was discovered in a parts-lookup configurator at Canadian Tire and was first reported by Off-Road.com. Aside from a few nonspecific leaks and a handful of camouflaged spy photos, Ford has done a commendable job of keeping a lid on the precise details pertaining to the new Ford Bronco.
Southwest is the latest, with its unveiling on Monday of a fall fare sale that runs from now through Thursday night and includes fares as low as $49 among other pretty sweet deals that can be found on flights around the country. Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare Southwest Airlines is offering one-way flights for as low as $49 today SpaceX finally caught one of its rocket's nose cones The deals on offer include more than a dozen one-way fares for under $100, with the full rundown available at Southwest's fare sale page. The important thing to note is you've got between now and 11:59 p.m.
American logistics giant FedEx sued the US government on Monday, saying Washington's restrictions on exports and imports due to growing trade disputes and sanctions created an "impossible burden" for delivery firms. The US has also sought to bar Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the American market and limit its ability to purchase US technology. A statement by the delivery firm said the restrictions placed "an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day" or face heavy fines.
What is student debt? Going to university in the US is expensive – costing an average of over $34,000 a year in tuition and fees at private universities – which means for most Americans, the only way of viably pursuing higher education is to take out a student loan. An estimated 45 million Americans have student loans, contributing to an overall national student debt of $1.6tn.
In this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party's candidate in the 2020 presidential election. Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them?
The former vice president doesn't need to win the debate, he just needs not to lose, as his 19 rivals seek to break out of the unprecedentedly large Democratic field by taking him on. “The biggest risk and peril for Biden is Joe Biden,” said Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic consultant based in Boston. Biden, 76, benefits from high name recognition, strong relationships with party leaders and a perception that he's the most “electable” Democrat to put up against President Donald Trump, 73.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A woman who recently placed among the top five contestants in the Miss Hooters Tennessee competition is facing criminal charges after Metro Nashville police say she destroyed part of her boyfriend's house. Madison Rogers, 21, was arrested June 7 on charges of vandalism and aggravated burglary after police say she was caught on security video destroying a part of his Nashville home.
The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.
Boris Johnson failed to shut down questions about his private life Tuesday as a round of media appearances served only to bog him down further in questions about character and trust. Johnson, who is running to be the next leader for both the Conservative Party and the nation, has refused to address personal questions despite an ongoing clamor to face public scrutiny after a reported quarrel with his girlfriend last week prompted a police visit. In break from his previous strategy, the front-runner took part in three interviews in less than 24 hours, responding to challenger Jeremy Hunt's criticism that he was a "coward" and needed to face greater public scrutiny if he is to become prime minister.
Here's what happened. Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian planes crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as a terrorist training camp near Balakot. The Indian air force defended its decision to send old MiG-21 fighters up against much more modern Pakistani F-16s during recent aerial skirmishes.
Officials are investigating why an SUV full of recent high school graduates lost control while leaving Hammonasset Beach State Park over the weekend, leading to the death of one of the six teens inside the vehicle.
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For a few years now, high-ranking US intelligence officials warned that Huawei is a security threat for America and its allies. Its networking equipment can allegedly be used for spying operations against the West, and Huawei has been contesting these reports for as many years. Add to that the complex US-China trade war, and it's easy to see why Huawei has been in the spotlight lately.
Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday. A seventh round of talks between the warring sides begins on Saturday in Qatar's capital of Doha, where U.S. and Taliban negotiators have been trying to hammer out a deal to end to the 18-year-long war since October. "Once the timetable for foreign force withdrawal is announced, then talks will automatically enter the next stage," said Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha.
And there's still more to come,” she said, during a separate Monday morning hearing at which Sullivan considered a Washington Post request to remove several redactions made in court filings tied to the Flynn case. Powell took over earlier this month as Flynn's lead lawyer. Given Powell's prior Mueller criticism, the move prompted speculation Flynn is making a play for a pardon from President Donald Trump, who hailed Powell on Twitter as a “GREAT LAWYER” after the hire.
A pickup driver accused of slamming into a group of motorcycles waived arraignment and entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in New Hampshire on seven counts of negligent homicide as chilling details emerged from last week's crash and the man blamed for the carnage. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested at his Massachusetts home Monday and brought before a judge for a brief court appearance. A group of 22 riders on 15 motorcycles had just finished dinner Friday and was rolling through the rural town of Randolph, 100 miles north of Concord, en route to a nearby veterans fundraiser.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi Arabia's rulers as he sought to coordinate with allies over soaring tensions with Iran. On a day trip scheduled after Iran shot down a US drone, Pompeo flew into the Red Sea city of Jeddah and met with King Salman at his palace. "You are a dear friend," the king told Pompeo as he shook hands with the top US diplomat and his aides.
A man who family members in California say shot four relatives to death before taking his own life was upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States, a relative said Tuesday. To Van Khuat said 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived in San Jose from Asia. Ta had been seething with jealousy because he was not able to bring his own family from Vietnam, Khuat said.
Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S., authorities said Monday. A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press the four were overcome by the heat and foul play is not suspected. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person isn't authorized to speak publicly about the bodies found Sunday.
Shown in stunning and rare footage, researchers in the Gulf of Mexico filmed a giant squid in the deep sea as part of an expedition to document elusive marine animals. The video, which lasts less than 30 seconds and was taken about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans, shows what appears at first to be a single tentacle appear from the darkness. "What were once monsters to be feared are now curious and magnificent creatures that delight," the team of researchers wrote in a mission log after viewing the video Wednesday.
This morning, GLAAD published research that shows that young people—apparently overwhelmed by the “newness” of the variety of sexual preferences and gender identities, and the anti-LGBT animus of the Trump administration—are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people. In its fifth annual Accelerating Acceptance Index, GLAAD found that the only age-group to post a decline in acceptance of LGBTQ people was 18- to 34-year-olds. The study, conducted by the Harris Poll, looked at acceptance levels across seven areas: learning a family member is LGBT, learning one's doctor is LGBT, having LGBT members at one's place of worship, seeing an LGBT co-worker's wedding picture, having one's child placed in a class with a LGBT teacher, seeing a same-sex couple holding hands, and learning one's child has a lesson on LGBT history in school.