June 14, 2019

US looks to build ‘international consensus’ around tanker attacks, says Iran interfered with the damaged ships

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is looking to build an "international consensus" around Thursday's tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. has blamed squarely on Iran. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the attack, Iranian small boats have prevented salvage tugs from moving one of the damaged ships to a port, according to a U.S. official. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan highlighted to reporters on Friday that the attacks were not only a "U.S. situation," sayin..
June 14, 2019

Appeals court says Trump administration can’t block abortion for migrant teens

iStock/AndreyPopov(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court on Friday knocked down the Trump administration’s policy that allowed officials to deny abortion access to pregnant migrant teenagers in government custody. A judge had already issued a preliminary injunction on the policy. Friday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit means the Department of Health and Human Services must continue to facilitate abortion access for the young women in its custody. "Under binding Supreme Court..
June 14, 2019

Perfectly preserved 32,000-year-old Ice Age wolf’s head found in Russia

iStock/Sergey Sidorov(MOSCOW) -- A Russian scientific institute says it has found an almost perfectly preserved head of a 32,000 year-old wolf has been found frozen in the ground in Siberia, so complete that it is still covered with fur and its brain is intact. Scientists from the Republic of Sakha’s Academy of Sciences in Russia's Arctic region of Yakutia, announced the find this week, hailing it as the first of its kind. The head was found by a local man, Pavel Efimov, close to the Tire..
June 14, 2019

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally as officials call for extradition bill delay


ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The streets of Hong Kong were calm and quiet Friday after days of protests over the government's controversial proposal to change an extradition law that would allow individuals to be sent to mainland China for trial. A largely peaceful march, which organizers said drew over a million people in sweltering heat, took place in central Hong Kong last Sunday. The situation turned violent three days later when the extradition law amendment was sche..