A U.S. official tells the AP targets would have included radars and missile batteries and The New York Times reported that Trump had approved the strikes, but then called them off.
International airlines follow U.S.-registered aircraft which are now barred from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Patrick Shanahan’s departure from the Pentagon comes during an escalating crisis with Iran, a controversial deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and stalled talks with North Korea.
The former vice president’s recent fumbles on abortion and race are reminders that early front-runners often face the most intense scrutiny.
The Chinese president offers encouragement for North Korea’s new focus on economic development in a speech in Pyongyang.
Only about one in 400 people get to choose Britain’s next prime minister — and most of them are well-off older white men. An opposition lawmaker called the process “undemocratic.”
Salmon produced by Indiana-based AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the U.S.
8. ROT IN PEACE
So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers are asking coastal residents to lend them their private beaches.
The Rolling Stones are back on tour and in Chicago after Mick Jagger’s recent heart surgery.
The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, one of the most exciting prospects in years.