July 18, 2019

President Trump says US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Lance Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said that the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer destroys an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz that was "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew." "The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship&#039..
July 18, 2019

US Navy searching for missing USS Abraham Lincoln sailor in Arabian Sea

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy is conducting search and rescue operations in the Arabian Sea following reports of a missing U.S. Navy sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. A "man overboard incident" was reported aboard the Lincoln while operating in the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, the Navy's Fifth Fleet said in a statement. "The Sailor’s name is being held in accordance with U.S. Navy policy," the statement said. The..
July 18, 2019

Massive fire at Kyoto animation studio kills at least 33, Japanese authorities say

JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images(KYOTO, Japan) -- More than two dozen people have died in a massive fire at an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, which investigators are treating as arson. An official with the Kyoto fire department told ABC News that at least 33 people were confirmed dead. Dozens of others were reported injured. The fire broke out Thursday morning at Kyoto Animation after a man, who police say is in his 40s, broke into the building and set it ablaze, the BBC reports. The su..
July 18, 2019

Iranian Republican Guard seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf: State media

KeithBinns/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iran claims it has seized a "foreign vessel" carrying oil with 12 crew members aboard in the Persian Gulf, according to a statement from the country's Republican Guard carried by the state media agency Fars. The statement says the tanker was carrying 1 million liters of smuggled oil that it had picked up from small Iranian ships and was sailing towards foreign ships with it. The ship was seized south of Lark Island in the Strait of Hormuz, the IRGC statem..