WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled American troops in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian official
The sight and sound of fighter jets roaring off the reef runway one after the other at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will return Wednesday with the latest iteration of the Hawaii Air National Guard’s “Sentry Aloha” fighter exercise.
A team of lawyers filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking to establish the nation’s capital as a venue for men across the U.S. to sue the Boy Scouts of America for allegedly failing to protect them from long-ago sexual abuse at the hands of scoutmasters and other leaders.
WASHINGTON >> The U.S. has made no decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today in response to a letter from a senior military officer that appeared to suggest a withdrawal was underway.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island >> The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel today for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States.
HARRISBURG, Pa. >> Investigators looking into a dead-of-night bus crash over the weekend on the Pennsylvania Turnpike have identified the five people killed, but it may take much longer before they will able to say what caused the pileup that also left dozens injured.
NEW YORK >> For years, Lyft has been the good guy of ride-hailing. In early days, its cars were adorned with whimsical pink mustaches. Its founders talked about improving peoples’ lives by reducing individual car ownership. And while Uber drivers grabbed headlines for assaulting passengers, somehow — despite many drivers working for both companies — Lyft remained unscathed.
NEW YORK >> Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein today with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial.
WASHINGTON >> Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said today that he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses.
MANILA >> Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in Iraq and Iran should violence break out, reflecting Asia’s growing fears for its citizens in the increasingly volatile Middle East.
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