While Pompeo produced no evidence to back up his claim, U.S. Central Command released video Thursday night that it said showed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps patrol boat approaching one of the ships hours after the explosion and removed an unexploded mine.
With no diplomatic relations between the two countries, former U.S. officials, foreign diplomats and experts said there is a growing risk that a miscalculation, coupled with deep distrust, could trigger a conflict that neither side wants.
"In many ways, I feel like this is a 1914 moment for the region, that a single incident could put the entire region on fire," said Ali Vaez, Iran project director at the International Crisis Group think tank.
A Kansas mother has posted videos about giving chlorine dioxide to her sons, one of many bogus online “cures” she’s attempted to rid them of autism. Despite doctors warning the bleach solution has no medical benefits, and can cause irreparable harm to internal organs, police who investigated the case declined to intervene.
The outcome illustrates the ways in which online health misinformation can sway not only those on the fringe but also authorities, including doctors and the police, who are charged with protecting the vulnerable.
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The Democratic National Committee on Thursday named the 20 presidential candidates who qualified to appear on stage later this month in the first primary debate of the 2020 campaign. You can see the full list here.
We'll save you the calculus of trying to sort out who didn't make it. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock; former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel; Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam; and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts will not be among the candidates trading barbs over the two-night debate.
Meantime, the current Democratic front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, is facing a "Back to the Future" dilemma. His long record, including six terms in the Senate, is his biggest selling point, but it's also becoming his biggest vulnerability, NBC News Jonathan Allen writes in a news analysis.