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January 23, 2019

‘A rock’ hit the moon during the super blood wolf moon

Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Wait, it’s a meteorite hitting the moon? On Sunday, millions of people around the world watched as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon in a copper-reddish glow in what was known as a “super blood wolf moon.” It was the first full moon of the year (a wolf moon) and it came at a time when the moon was also closest to Earth (a super moon) and going through a lunar eclipse (a blood moon). While observing the eclipse, however..
January 23, 2019

Uncertainty, limitations still hamper US diplomacy during shutdown

vincent_ruf/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department has called all employees back to work this week, but the ongoing partial government shutdown has left U.S. diplomats uncertain and restricted in their activities. While they may be allowed back to the office, employees say the shutdown's damaging effects on diplomacy continue. "We don't ACTUALLY have money," a senior Foreign Service officer serving overseas said. "The 'found' money for a paycheck doesn't change much...
January 22, 2019

American arrested in Russia as a spy had ‘state secrets’ on him, lawyer says

Family handout(MOSCOW) -- The Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, has said Whelan had materials considered “state secrets” on him when he was detained by Russian intelligence officers, but said he had been given them without his knowledge. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday for a pretrial bail hearing, the first time he has been seen publicly since he was arrested in late December. Following the hearing, Whelan's court-appoin..
January 22, 2019

US service member killed in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. service member has been killed in Afghanistan, the NATO-led coalition in that country said Tuesday, but no other details were made available about the circumstances of the service member's death. It is the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in a week and this year. "One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan today," said a brief statement from Resolute Support, the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan. "The incident is under investigation,"..