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  • U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack

    U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attackThe United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin. Separately, a senior U.S. official said U.S. intelligence had confirmed that Iranian vessels had approached the damaged tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, as well as a second one, the Front Altair, prior to explosions that damaged their hulls last week. Iran has denied involvement in explosive strikes on those two tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week and on four tankers off the United Arab Emirates on May 12, both near the Strait of Hormuz, a major conduit for global oil supplies.


  • 9/11 responder who appeared with Jon Stewart on Capitol Hill is now in hospice care

    9/11 responder who appeared with Jon Stewart on Capitol Hill is now in hospice careLou Alvarez, a 53-year-old former NYPD detective who testified alongside Jon Stewart at last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, says his cancer has worsened.


  • Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

    Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in IraqA decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial. Lt. Brian John projected photos of the dead prisoner in the military courtroom, along with a text message Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher sent to friends with the image. "Good story behind this," Gallagher wrote.


  • Parkland school shooting survivor loses admission to Harvard after racist comments surface

    Parkland school shooting survivor loses admission to Harvard after racist comments surfaceGun rights supporter Kyle Kashuv said that he's grown since making the comments and that Harvard, which has its own racist history, should understand that.


  • Masked gunman who opened fire outside Dallas courthouse identified as Army veteran

    Masked gunman who opened fire outside Dallas courthouse identified as Army veteranA masked gunman who traded gunfire with police outside a federal courthouse in Dallas is a 22-year-old recent college graduate who served 19 months in the U.S. Army; Casey Stegall reports.


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