June 20, 2019

Iran says it’s ‘ready for war’ after US official confirms it shot down American drone

U.S. Navy photo by Erik Hildebrandt(WASHINGTON) -- In a major provocation, Iran shot down an unarmed and unmanned U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton drone while it was flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday, a U.S. official told ABC News. The incident is sure to trigger serious discussions within the Trump administration about how to respond to a direct attack on a U.S. military asset that goes beyond recent attacks in the Middle East that the U.S. has blamed on Iran. Gen. Hoss..
June 20, 2019

What to know about the rapid melting of the Greenland ice sheet

MagicDreamer/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An unusual warming pattern has caused the Greenland ice sheet to melt at "unusual," potentially record-breaking rates, causing it to dump even more water into the already-rising ocean, experts told ABC News. The weather has been so warm -- up to 59 degrees Fahrenheit above the mean in some areas -- that two billion tons of the ice sheet melted on just June 13, according to Polar Portal, a website run by the Danish Meteorological Institute, which monitors the ice ..
June 20, 2019

Royal couples announce split of their charitable work

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The two royal couples known as the "Fab Four" -- Prince William and Kate along with Prince Harry and Meghan -- have taken another step to divide their work. Prince Harry and Meghan are leaving the Royal Foundation, the charitable organization they shared with Prince William and Kate, and will establish their own foundation, according to Kensington Palace. The Royal Foundation was the organization under which the two couples ran several joint charities, incl..
June 20, 2019

US State Dept. says no ‘uptick’ in deaths of Americans in Dominican Republic

cristianl/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite a string of high-profile deaths this year of Americans from illnesses in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday there has not been an "uptick" in fatal incidents of Americans in the Caribbean country. The State Department confirmed at least nine American tourists have died in the Dominican Republic in roughly the past 12 months, and some of their families say they became gravely ill before they perished. "We have not seen an upt..