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Argentina's navy was hunting Friday for one of its submarines which has been reported missing off the country's south coast with a crew of 44 on board. The navy said it had not had contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours. "We have not been able to find, or have visual or radar communication with the submarine," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference.
An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.
The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will start at a recommended price of $34,290 including delivery, making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid sedan on the market this year. Honda says it will go on sale December 1, and it will be offered at all Honda dealers in the U.S. The 2018 Clarity Plug-In five-seat mid-size sedan is rated at 47 miles of electric range, and 42 mpg combined when operating as a conventional hybrid after the battery is depleted.
A US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned. The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), decreed by the Supreme Court at the government's request, followed the arrest of its leader for treason.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey needed to clear the Afrin region of northwest Syria of Kurdish YPG militia fighters, who have been in the forefront of the battle there against Islamic State insurgents. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara to officials from the ruling AK Party, also expressed disappointment with the United States, which backs the YPG. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.
If Beijing maintains its current approach of BRI implementation, it will push New Delhi to balance against increasing Chinese power. The Chinese Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into its constitution at the 19th National Congress in October. This move signaled the depth of the Chinese commitment to its massive infrastructure investment plan and ostensibly prompted last week’s quadrilateral meeting between senior officials from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia on the future of a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” India’s participation in the dialogue is yet another signal that China’s method of implementing the BRI is driving a wedge between these neighbors and creating an opportunity for the United States to strengthen its ties with New Delhi.
A teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.
US authorities announced Thursday that 214 members of the notorious MS-13 gang had been arrested in a one-month sweep around the country. More than half of those picked up in the action which was led by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, were arrested on immigration violations. The largest part of the group, 135, were from El Salvador, followed by Honduras and Mexico.
WASHINGTON ― Democrats are seizing on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in state and local races around the country, attacking GOP opponents over their stance regarding the former judge, who has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate advances by multiple women.
An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long.
Fifteen African American men who say they were framed by a corrupt Chicago police officer and his team, have had all the charges against them dropped. Prosecutors said they were vacating all charges against the men, who were arrested by officers led by former police sergeant Ronald Watts. The Exoneration Project, a free legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School which represented the men, said all 15 were convicted of drug crimes from 2003-2008, and have all served their respective sentences.
Federal agencies, including the military, are already required by law to submit records to the gun background checks system. Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix the nation’s gun background check system. The gun legislation the senators announced this morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans – a record high – support these universal background checks.
A greater investment in anti-submarine warfare would be a great place to start. New detection methods could also help, although such methods could also be used against Washington’s subs. Here’s an idea: maybe America should get in on the act and get some of its own? There is no force patrolling the world’s oceans more powerful than the mighty U.S. Navy.
The Trump Organization in New York is reportedly worth one tenth of the value it previously claimed. Donald Trump's family business had previously ranked near the top of Crain's New York Business' list of largest privately held companies. While the Trump Organization claimed $9.5bn (£7.2bn) in sales last year, Mr Trump's public filings suggest revenues of less than a tenth of that amount, between $600m (£450m) and $700m (£530m).