May 6, 2019

Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

iStock/pigphoto(WASHINGTON) -- The United States deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to "clear indications" Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, U.S. officials said. Late Sunday night, the White House made the surprise announcement that the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force were being deployed in response to unspecified "troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." A statement ..
May 6, 2019

Human activity has put 1 million species at risk of extinction: UN report

Daniel Stevenson/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Humans are pushing one million species to the brink of extinction, and nature is declining “at rates unprecedented in human history,” according to a new report from the United Nations. A summary of the report, released Monday, paints a grave picture of a planet significantly altered by humans. “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” said Sir Robert Watson, the chair of the Inter..
May 6, 2019

New dad Prince Harry ‘incredibly proud’ of his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince Harry is now a first-time dad and he gushed not only about his son, but about his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. "I’m so incredibly proud of my wife," Harry, 34, said Monday in brief remarks made outside of Frogmore Cottage, the Windsor home where he and Meghan will raise their son. "It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine," Harry said of the birth, which he was present for. "How any woman does what they do..
May 6, 2019

Quiet on Israel-Gaza border after cease-fire agreement

Hans Verburg/iStock(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- Calm returned to Gaza and northern Israel on Monday after two days of fierce fire exchanges; rockets, mortar and an anti-tank missiles were fired from Gaza into Israel, and Israeli armed forces bombarded Gaza from the air, ground and sea. On Monday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the campaign was not over, and that Israel was “prepared to continue.” However, Israel Defense Forces issued an official statement announcing that the IDF..