Europe

June 26, 2019

The Latest: Acting Pentagon chief to attraction to NATO allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s trip to Europe (all times local):
June 26, 2019

Russia Warns U.S. and Israel That Iran Is Its ‘Ally’ and Was Right About Drone Shoot Down

A senior Russian official warned his U.S. and lsraeli counterparts that his country would continue to support Iran, which he backed in its recent claims regarding the shooting down of a U.S. spy drone.
June 26, 2019

Acting Pentagon chief Esper on world stage amid Iran disaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on a path to war.
June 25, 2019

Giant Hogweed: New York Officials Warn Residents About Dangerous Plant That Causes Serious Burns, Blisters and Scars

The state Department of Conservation has warned New Yorkers to be wary of a noxious plant—giant hogweed—that can burn the skin and cause permanent scarring.
June 25, 2019

Tom Holland Rescues Young Fan Crushed by Autograph Hunters: ‘I Got You’

Spider-Man star Tom Holland became a real-life superhero on Monday, when the 23-year-old came to the rescue of a fan being crushed by autograph hunters desperate to get the English actor's signature.
June 25, 2019

‘Bachelorette’ Spoilers: Hannah Gives Luke P A Feminist Pep Talk About A Woman’s Right To Her Body

Hannah Brown had her first on-air encounter with slut-shaming on The Bachelorette last night, according to viewers, and she tackled the conversation with a feminist twist. Brown had a one-on-one date with contestant Garrett on Monday night's episode, but the date's content was slammed by the season's villain, Luke P, who thought it was inappropriate for Hannah's single life. The date was naked bungee jumping.
June 25, 2019

Italy’s Salvini Calls NGO Boat of Migrants Rescued From the Sea a ‘Pirate Ship,’ Refuses Vessel Permission to Land

The Italian far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has called an NGO boat a "pirate ship," stating the 43 rescued migrants aboard should go to The Netherlands and Germany.
June 25, 2019

Before soccer returns to Fenway, a Liverpool legend visited to catch some baseball

Seated behind home plate inside Fenway Park, John Barnes viewed the ageless home of the Red Sox with admiration. Somehow he seemed familiar with a place he’d never previously visited.
June 25, 2019

Hackers steal name information from cell suppliers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

Hackers have stolen call records from over 10 cell providers worldwide as part of a “massive-scale” espionage attempt against at least 20 individuals, TechCrunch reports. The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by Cybereason, the security research firm that discovered it. It’s sophisticated enough that the firm believes there’s a “very high probability” it’s state-backed.
June 25, 2019

Trump the unreliable companion confounds each foes and allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad.