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SpaceX Looks to Launch Israeli Communications Satellite

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt to launch an Israeli communications satellite into orbit Tuesday from Cape Canaveral.

Ohio Shooter Identified as 24-Year-Old Connor Betts

Police have identified the deceased Ohio shooter, who killed at least nine and injured 27, as 24-year-old Connor Betts, according to local and federal law enforcement reports.

Afghan President Seeks ‘Clarification’ After Trump War Comments

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn't "want to kill 10 million people".

Former US Governor Mark Sanford Considering GOP Primary Challenge to Trump

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford said Tuesday he is considering challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination to run for the White House in 2020. 

Trump Derides May’s ‘Foolish Policies,’ ‘Pompous’ Envoy

US Courts to Decide Future of ObamaCare

Former US president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which has insured tens of millions of Americans, went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in a high-stakes case whose outcome could play a major role in the 2020 presidential campaign.

US Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Over Epstein Affair

US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday, amid a backlash over a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sexually abusing young girls.

WSJ Reports Facebook Fined $5 Billion in Privacy Probe

US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Calls Mount for Resignation of Trump Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, In Wake of Epstein Arrest

Democratic Party leaders called on Tuesday for the resignation of President Donald Trump's secretary of labor over a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with a wealthy hedge fund manager accused of sexually abusing young girls.

Trump Derides May’s ‘Foolish Policies,’ ‘Pompous’ Envoy

US Courts to Decide Future of ObamaCare

Former US president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which has insured tens of millions of Americans, went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in a high-stakes case whose outcome could play a major role in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump Slams May after Damning Leak of Cables

Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May on Monday, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

Trump Announces Sanctions On Iran That Will Block ‘Billions’ In Assets

The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block "literally billions" in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

‘Tax Us More,’ US Billionaires Say

"Tax us more!" was the message on Monday from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change and other priorities.

British Airways Orders 200 Boeing 737 MAX Planes

US aircraft giant Boeing got a welcome vote of confidence in its beleaguered 737 MAX plane on Tuesday when International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, said it wanted to buy 200 of the planes.

Iran Claims CIA Spy Network Dismantled Amidst Rising Tensions with US

Iran said Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions.
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