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|Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight ||Follow live: Everyone chasing Gary Woodland |
Here's a good reason for iPhone users to disable AirDrop while on planes: A Texas woman forgot and another passenger sent her unsolicited nude photos.
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|Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk ||Ruth Yankees jersey auctioned for record $5.64M |
US President Donald Trump declared Friday that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had Iran "written all over it," rejecting Tehran's denial that it had any involvement. As US-Iranian tensions soared, Trump dismissed previous threats by Tehran that in case of conflict it could block the Hormuz Strait -- a narrow seaway vital to the world's oil supplies. Speaking hours after the US military released grainy footage it said showed an Iranian patrol boat removing an "unexploded limpet mine" from one of the tankers, Trump was emphatic.
| A Yankees jersey worn by Babe Ruth has sold at auction for $5.64 million, breaking the previous record for a Ruth jersey. |
|The Latest: Dozens gather peacefully after Memphis shooting ||Rain can't dampen Blues' championship parade |
Friends and relatives of a black man who was killed by a federal fugitive task force in Tennessee have peacefully gathered near the site of the shooting. A few dozen people gathered Thursday evening near the Memphis house where 20-year-old Brandon Webber was killed Wednesday. Protesters on Wednesday night had reacted to the shooting by throwing rocks and bricks, injuring 36 law enforcement officers.
| Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champion Blues, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway Arch. |
|Joe Biden says he does not view ‘abortion as a choice and a right’ in unearthed video ||GM says Warriors' outlook on Klay, KD unaffected |
Joe Biden once said he did not believe abortion was a “choice and a right”, according to a recently unearthed interview from 2006.Mr Biden, who has received criticism for his abortion positions as he leads a crowded and progressive 2020 primary field, made the remarks during an interview with Texas Monthly, acknowledging his stance on abortions had proved difficult as a Democrat.“I’m a little bit of an odd man out in my party,” Mr Biden said during that interview, which was uncovered on Thursday by CNN.He continued to note that he had voted against restrictions to abortion under Roe v Wade, but that he did not support public funding for abortions. Just last week, Mr Biden flipped his position on federal funding, and announced that he no longer supports the so-called Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services.At the time of the interview in 2006, Mr Biden was running for president for the second time, and said that he recognised his stance would make things difficult for him. But, the Catholic politician continued to say he did not think of the procedure as a right.“It's going to be very difficult,” Mr Biden said. “I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it's always a tragedy, and I think that it should be rare and safe, and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions. There ought to be able to have a common ground and consensus as to do that.”The issue has gained prominence in recent weeks after a series of states introduced and passed highly restrictive abortion legislation, with Alabama pushing forward with legislation that would essentially ban any abortions in the state.The laws appear to be aimed at getting abortion before the Supreme Court, with the goal of harnessing an increasingly conservative panel of judges there to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v Wade, which essentially determined that abortion cannot be banned in the United States.In the meantime, most 2020 candidates have spoken out forcefully on the issue, calling in some cases for a federal law that would protection abortion rights.Mr Biden’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the 2006 video.
| General manager Bob Myers says the Warriors are going to do everything in their power to re-sign Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, despite their injuries. |
|Muslim activist: 'I am so fired up' when Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are attacked ||Angels designate righty Allen after 4-run outing |
“It’s been exhausting,” Sarsour said. “I’ve had physical issues, health issues. I've had to take breaks at moments. And it’s very scary.” And I’m not the one that’s gonna solve the injustice.”
| Reliever Cody Allen has been designated for assignment by the Angels. The right-hander signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal this offseason to be the team's closer. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.