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August 14, 2018

US-Turkish relations spiraling amid tit-for-tat penalties over detained pastor

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While still nominally allies, the U.S. and Turkey's relationship is continuing to fall apart amid new economic penalties in the continued fight over an American pastor detained in Turkey. Andrew Brunson has been at the heart of the ongoing fight after the U.S. sanctioned two top Turkish officials for his continued detention, and Turkey's vow to retaliate, even as its currency plummets. Even though a meeting between National Security Adviser John Bolton ..
August 14, 2018

At least 26 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Officials

Italian National Police(GENOA, Italy) -- A section of a towering highway bridge collapsed in Italy Tuesday, sending vehicles plunging nearly 300 feet to the ground and killing at least 26 people, officials said. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa occurred around midday during strong storms moving through the area of northwest Italy, according to authorities. At least 30 vehicles were on the bridge in a port section of the city when the span gave way, Amalia Tedeschi, a firefighter, told..
August 14, 2018

At least 35 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Officials

Italian National Police(GENOA, Italy) -- A section of a towering highway bridge collapsed in Italy Tuesday, sending vehicles plunging nearly 300 feet to the ground and killing at least 35 people, officials said. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa occurred around midday during strong storms moving through the area of northwest Italy, according to authorities. At least 30 vehicles were on the bridge in a port section of the city when the span gave way, Amalia Tedeschi, a firefighter, told..
August 14, 2018

Search concludes for US Marine reported overboard west of Philippines

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a five day search that covered approximately 13,000 square nautical miles, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are ending a search and rescue operation for a missing Marine, the Marine Corps said on Tuesday. The Marine was reported overboard by the USS Essex on the morning of August 9, as the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea west of the Philippines. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, U.S. Coast Guard District 14, and Singap..