New sanctions for Iran after Trump's canceled strike
President Donald Trump said that the United States will place additional sanctions on Iran on Monday in an effort to force them to give up their nuclear efforts. "We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," Trump said in a tweet on Saturday shortly after leaving the White House for an Iran-focused working trip to Camp David. Trump, who did not offer more details on the measures, said previous sanctions had squeezed Iran hard already and he will add more financial pressure. National security adviser John Bolton on Sunday warned Iran on not to misinterpret Trump's decision against military retaliation after Iran downed a U.S. drone as a sign the United States won't use force to protect its interests in the Middle East.
US women face emerging power in Spain in next World Cup game
The U.S. women's soccer team may have breezed through the group stage of the Women's World Cup without conceding a goal, but their next opponent is a budding powerhouse. The USWNT takes on Spain, ranked No. 13 in the world, on Monday (12 p.m. ET, FS1, Telemundo) in the round of 16. A tough opponent isn't the only thing that might make it tougher for the U.S. women to win a fourth title. But those factors are met with a collective shrug as the Americans continue to back up their arrogance. Should the U.S. win, it would move onto a quarterfinal match in Paris, likely against host France.
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket set for tricky launch
SpaceX is hoping to set several milestones Monday night with the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. It's the first nighttime launch for the world's most powerful rocket; the four-hour liftoff window starts at 11:30 p.m. ET. It's also Falcon Heavy's first launch for the U.S. military, which SpaceX hopes will be an important customer. Atop the 230-foot-tall rocket will be 24 satellites from the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and several universities.
Emmys vote-rigging plan leaves performers disqualified
Voting for the 71st Emmy Awards ceremony ends Monday, but some performers weren't able to cast ballots in TV's top awards competition after the Television Academy uncovered a vote-rigging plan, a serious no-no. The Hollywood Reporter received an internal Academy memo sent to a member of the Performers Peer Group, which includes actors, that wasn't meant for public distribution. The plan called for voters to cast ballots for the same candidate, often on a quid pro quo basis, which is known as block voting and considered by the Academy to be unfair. The ceremony airs Sept. 22 on Fox.
Man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in court
A court hearing is set for Monday for the man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento police officer in a fierce shootout captured in chilling bodycam footage from a fellow officer. Tara O’Sullivan, 26, was among five officers sent to a domestic-violence call Wednesday when a gunman opened fire from behind a door. Brief footage from the bodycam of her training officer was released over the weekend that captured the chaos as a gunman fired more than a dozen shots. Police Chief Daniel Hahn said it took more than 45 minutes for O'Sullivan to be rushed to a hospital where she died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Contributing: Associated Press
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