November 6, 2018

Husband pleads guilty to manslaughter in wife’s honeymoon disappearance on the high seas

U.S. Coast Guard District 7, FILE(NEW YORK) -- A British man has pleaded guilty to charges connected with the 2017 disappearance of his new wife while sailing the Caribbean during their honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of his wife, Isabela Hellman, 41, while out on the high seas, United States Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida announced in a statement Monday. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in pris..
November 5, 2018

10,000 torches are being lit every night in London ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A new installation commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I has opened in London. The installation, "Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers," featuring approximately 10,000 torches, each illuminated every evening by over 250 volunteers, is an act of remembrance for the lives lost during the war. “It is important for us to ensure that those who lived, served, fought and died during this time continue to be remembered, and that the les..
November 5, 2018

Russian fighter jet has harrowing high-speed close encounter with US Navy plane

US European Command(WASHINGTON) -- A Russian fighter jet flying at a high rate of speed buzzed a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane as it flew in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday -- an intercept that the Navy labeled “unsafe” and “irresponsible." Harrowing video footage of the encounter released by the Navy also shows the Russian fighter turning on its afterburners to bank in front of the Navy plane, an action that created vibrations felt by the crew inside the American aircraft. Eri..
November 5, 2018

US reimposes sanctions on Iran; Rouhani says Iran will break them

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States on Monday fully reimposed sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the nuclear deal -- and added more than 300 new Iranian individuals, entities and vessels to the sanctions list. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called it the "largest ever single-day action" and the "highest ever level of U.S. economic pressure," with more than 900 Iranian targets now under sanctions under the Trump administration. "Our ultimate goal is to convince the regime ..