January 3, 2020

Pentagon to deploy roughly 3,500 more troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran

Capt. Robyn Haake/U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon is deploying roughly 3,500 more troops to the Middle East in response to rising tensions in the region with Iran and one day after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian military commander. The soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division could leave Fort Bragg in North Carolina for the Middle East as early as this weekend, two U.S. officials told ABC News. One official indicated the troops could be stationed in Kuwait, where 750 soldiers from ..
January 3, 2020

One dead in stabbing attack south of Paris

OceanProd/iStock(PARIS) -- A man with a knife lunged at passersby at 2 p.m. local time Friday in the town of Villejuif, France, a suburb about 7 miles south of Paris. Police say the man injured three people, including one fatally, before being shot by police. One of the wounded died on the scene after a cardiac arrest. Two victims are in critical state and one is in a relative state of emergency. The attacker has been neutralized and investigations are ongoing, announced public prosecutor Laur..
January 3, 2020

When to watch the Quadrantids, the first major meteor shower of 2020

Cylonphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The year's first Quadrantid meteor will light up the sky this weekend. The spectacle, considered by NASA to be "one of the best annual meteor showers," will be best seen in the Northern Hemisphere from Jan. 3 - 4, according to the American Meteor Society. In perfect conditions during its peak, Quadrantids can illuminate the sky with as many as 200 meteors and fireballs, an explosion of light and color that typically lasts longer than the average meteor strea..
January 3, 2020

Iranian authorities vow retaliation for killing of General Soleimani, appoint replacement

MiroNovak/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iranian officials have warned of a “vigorous vengeance” after General Qassem Soleimani, head of Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed in a U.S. strike at Baghdad's International Airport on Friday, and have swiftly moved to appoint a replacement. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described General Soleimani as the “international face of resistance” and announced three days of public mourn in Iran for his assassi..