In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump said a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone when it came too close to the vessel and ignored warnings to move off. He criticized “Iran's attempt to disrupt freedom of navigation and global…
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump says the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.
By Nasser Karimi, Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
The seizure is the latest in a series of dramatic developments as tensions mount between the United States and Iran.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
"I agree we do not want war with Iran," Mark Esper said. "We are not seeking war with Iran. We need to get back on the diplomatic channel."…
By Karin Laub, Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press
More women in Iran are pushing back against the dress code, trying to redefine red lines as they test the response of the ruling Shiite Muslim clergy and their security agencies.
In our news wrap Friday, two House committees are considering delaying the planned testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller on July 17, saying they want a longer hearing to give lawmakers more time for questioning. Also, the House approved…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the left.
In our news wrap Thursday, tensions simmered between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four progressives. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called Pelosi’s criticism of her and three other newly elected women “outright disrespectful.” Pelosi said she was rebuking an “offensive tweet"…
By Aya Batrawy, Amir Vahdat, Associated Press
Iran's Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the Federal Reserve gave its strongest signal yet that an interest rate cut is coming. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said growing economic "uncertainty" makes the case for a rate reduction, which would be the first…
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