A Czech company whose small jet engine is believed to have been used in a cruise missile that attacked a key Saudi Arabian oil installation says it was a low-quality copy, not their genuine product. Marek Fiala, marketing director PBS Velka Bites, a unit of the PBS Group, said: "We have nothing to do with this case and we feel damaged by the fact that we are linked to it," in a statement sent Wednesday to The Associated Press. The Czech company says that it believes the engine in the missile "is not a product made in Velka Bites," the Czech town where the PBS TJ100 engines are manufactured.
Pete Buttigieg unveiled a “Medicare for All Who Want It” plan on Thursday that would create a government-run option but also allows consumers to keep their private insurance. The proposal parallels the “Medicare for Choice” plan of presidential front-runner Joe Biden and offers a sharp contrast to Bernie Sanders' “Medicare for All,” which would end private coverage. Buttigieg's proposal “doesn't force Americans off private plans they may want to keep, but offers them a meaningful public alternative,” his campaign said.
Questions are still swirling about whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be indicted on charges of lying to investigators about events just before the 2016 election. The doubts stem from Attorney General William Barr's notable public skepticism about potential obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump, especially after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that there was insufficient evidence to make a case that Trump or anyone on his campaign illegally “conspired or coordinated” with Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Barr and other Trump allies repeatedly suggested that the president couldn't be guilty of obstruction or that such a case would be exceedingly difficult to prove unless there was some underlying crime — like accepting illegal help from the Russians.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michael Barnett returned to Lafayette Wednesday to be booked for charges of neglect of a dependent stemming from allegations he and his ex-wife, Kristine Barnett, abandoned their adopted daughter here in July 2013 before moving to Canada. Michael Barnett turned himself in at the Tippecanoe County Jail, posted a $5,000 surety bond and a $500 cash bond and was released shortly before 5 p.m. Kristine Barnett had not turned herself as of Wednesday evening, according to jail records.
Capt. Juha “Stallion” Jarvinen's landing was the first landing on an aircraft carrier by a Finnish air force pilot in history, according to the U.S. Navy. Jarvinen was flying a U.S. Marine F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 as part of a pilot exchange program — also a first between the U.S. Marines and the Finnish air force. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers — with two exceptions, the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — have four arresting wires, or cables. The landing is interesting because Finland, like neighboring Sweden, is an officially neutral country and is not part of NATO, and the country during most of the post-war era navigated a fine line between East and West.
My daughter Meadow was murdered in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year. It was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And last week, Governor Gavin Newsom just forced into every school in California the policies that made it inevitable.
The progressive reputation of Justin Trudeau is in ruins Thursday morning after a third instance emerged of the Canadian prime minister wearing racist dark face-paint. The first photo that surfaced, showing Trudeau in 2001 wearing brownface as part of an Aladdin costume, would have been enough to turn some voters off him forever. But, within hours, a second photo was published of him wearing blackface to sing the Jamaican folk song “Day-O,” followed by a third video of him sticking his tongue out wearing dark makeup.
Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, a 22-year-old naturalized US citizen jailed in northern Syria, told CBS News that he was recruited to join ISIS on Twitter when he was just 18 years old. Al-Madioum disappeared while on a family vacation in Morocco in 2015, according to court documents detailed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2017. Unbeknownst to his parents, he had secretly booked a flight to Istanbul.
Vaping consists of inhaling the vapour of a heated liquid inside e-cigarettes. That liquid normally contains nicotine, the highly addictive substance present in regular tobacco. Nicotine can effect brain development in the under-25s, according to some studies, and have a detrimental effect on adult brains.
The US wants a peaceful solution to the crisis sparked by attacks on Saudi oil facilities, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after Iran raised the prospect of "all-out war". Pompeo has blamed Iran for the dramatic weekend assault on two facilities, condemning an "act of war" which knocked out half the kingdom's oil production. The rhetoric has raised the risk of an unpredictable escalation in a tinderbox region where Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in a decades-old struggle for dominance.
NEW DELHI (AP) Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights. Kumar declined comment on media reports that the cost per meal, mostly vegetarian, will fall to one-third of the current 500-800 rupees (up to $11) per meal.
A suspected serial killer has been charged with murdering four women and leaving their bodies in abandoned houses in Detroit. Police had arrested Deangelo Martin in June for allegedly stabbing and sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman, who managed to escape, the previous month. He now faces four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder related to the deaths of Annetta Nelson, 57; Nancy Harrison, 52; Trevesene Ellis; and Tamara Jones, 55.
Emergency sirens accidentally went off on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui on Wednesday, rattling nerves and sparking criticism as residents recalled surviving a false ballistic missile alarm last year. The Honolulu Police Department "inadvertently triggered" the alarm during a training at about 5:10 p.m. local time, Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted.
Raytheon's new Peregrine missile is designed for U.S. fighter jets and would likely replace the 30-year old AMRAAM missile. Peregrine is smaller than existing missiles, allowing the Air Force and other services to stuff more of them in the internal weapons bays of stealth fighter jets like the F-35. U.S. defense contractor Raytheon has pulled the curtain off a new missile designed to boost the firepower of fighter jets.
House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on alleged surveillance abuse as Justice Department watchdog Michael E. Horowitz is set to testify before the oversight panel; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.
To make the case for the link between terrorism and global warming, Sanders linked to a news story with a provocative headline: “Climate change will increase risk of violent conflict, researchers warn”. Dear Democrats: If you want to slow climate change, carbon pricing is a necessity. But that paper hardly offers compelling evidence that terrorism is bigger today thanks to global warming.
LOS ANGELES — When President Trump touched down in California Tuesday, local Democrats seemed to greet his arrival largely as a platform for protest, with at least a hundred demonstrators lining the road near his first event as enormous Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons hovered overhead. But the real reason Democrats should be paying attention to Trump's current California swing isn't because it's a prime opportunity to register their displeasure with policies on immigration, emissions and forest management. Instead, Democrats' cause for concern should be the mountains of money Trump is raising here — and, more importantly, the right-wing energy that money represents.
Zahra Billoo, who joined the board of the Women's March just several days ago, announced on her Twitter feed Thursday morning that she has been voted off the board. Billoo has a history of controversial statements on Twitter, in which she has compared the U.S. and Israeli militaries to ISIS and Nazis, once even asserting that the FBI recruits “mentally ill” people to join ISIS. The Women's March has not released a statement explaining the justification for her dismissal as of this writing.
A claim from Yemen's Houthi rebels they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is "not very credible," France's foreign minister said on Thursday. "Yemen's rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world's biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) â€” South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Senior police officer Ban Gi-soo said police have continued their investigation into the 1986-1991 slayings even after the statute of limitations expired 13 years ago in order to find the truth. Ban said the technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract DNA samples from evidence that wasn't possible at the time of the cases.
Iran's foreign minister warned that any U.S. or Saudi strike on his country in response to the attacks on the kingdom's critical oil facilities would lead to “all-out war. In an interview with CNN, Javad Zarif reiterated that Iran wasn't involved in the weekend attacks and hoped to avoid a conflict. He said Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have been fighting a Saudi-led coalition for four years and claimed responsibility, had the capability to carry out such a sophisticated operation.
CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three siblings were killed and a fourth was critically injured when a vehicle struck a horse-drawn buggy Wednesday afternoon in central Michigan. The children were ages 6 to 13. It's the second motor vehicle-buggy crash this year to claim multiple lives in Michigan.
Key Point: The North Vietnamese government even commemorated the event by portraying the operation on a 1964 postage stamp. It was shortly after midnight when two Viet Cong commandos emerged from a sewer tunnel that emptied into Saigon Port, each man carrying nearly 90 pounds of high explosives and the components needed to make two time bombs. An escort carrier that saw distinguished service as a submarine-hunter in the North Atlantic during World War II, during the early morning hours of May 2, 1964, Card was part of U.S. Military Sealift Command.
Russian police on Thursday said they had detained a Siberian shaman trekking towards Moscow on a mission to expel "demon" President Vladimir Putin, picking up a crowd of supporters on the way. Police in the eastern Siberian region of Buryatia told Interfax they had detained Alexander Gabyshev, the shaman, on a highway near Lake Baikal and would put him on a flight back to his home region where he is "wanted for committing a crime". Gabyshev's eccentric bid to walk from his home city of Yakutsk to Moscow, a distance of over 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles), has seen a group of followers join him on the way.