Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker With Crew Of 12, State TV Says

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran’s state TV reported Thursday, just days after an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters. Iran’s state television did not identify the seized vessel, but said it was intercepted on Sunday. It said the oil tanker had 12 foreign crew members on board and was involved in smuggling some 1 million liters of fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers. A U.S. defense official had told The Associated Press earlier this week that America “has suspicions” that Iran seized the oil tanker when it turned off its tracker in the Strait …

Women in Puerto Rico know all too well why Rossello must resign

(CNN)Puerto Rican women warned us. They have been alerting us for years that there is a crisis of violence against women on the island. After Hurricane Maria, the crisis became an emergency. Nonprofits that provide services to survivors of domestic violence reported a surge in requests for help. Now, many women say, they understand why their calls have been ignored: the macho culture of Rosello and his boys. Two male members of Rossello’s Cabinet who also participated in the chats have resigned in the wake of the scandal, but the governor — who has apologized for some of his comments, saying they were a way to blow off steam after a day’s hard work — said he will remain. Sign …

This Day in History: July 21

The tragedy of Waco. (Getty Images / Courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel) 2000: Special Counsel John C. Danforth concludes “with 100 percent certainty” that the federal government is innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993. 2008: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s top war crimes fugitives, is arrested in a Belgrade suburb by Serbian security forces. (He would sentenced by a U.N. court in 2019 to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.)

Golfers in war of words after caddie’s mom hit by stray ball

Portrush, Northern Ireland (CNN)His drive hit his playing partner’s caddie’s mom, but Kyle Stanley’s refusal to shout “fore” sparked a war of words in the Open at Royal Portrush Friday. “And coming down the last I wasn’t happy with one on 17. “Playing partner doesn’t shout ‘fore.’ The ball is going in the crowd. We’re shouting as it’s coming down in to the crowd and he’s just standing watching it. People don’t have enough time to react after we shout. It hits Greg, my caddie’s mom. I think she’s all right, but it’s not what you want. And so I told them how it was.” MacIntyre, who was also playing with Englishman Andrew Johnston, said of his admonishment Stanley “didn’t …

Naked man arrested after being found inside Pepsi truck with numerous empty bottles

The man was found inside a Pepsi truck with numerous empty soda bottles around him. (iStock) The suspect was found around 6:30 a.m. after a company employee at the plant, where the trailer had been dropped off, noticed the vehicle had been tampered with and the transport seal was broken, police shared in a press release. Soda was also leaking in the back. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER The man, who was found naked in the trailer, was arrested and charged with third degree burglary after initially being taken to a hospital for review. Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News. Trending in Lifestyle Original Article : HERE ;

Lingering ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Questions Finally Answered

in the … eh … past the endgame now. Avengers: Endgame.” And other more recent additions to the team have taken on new roles: In “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Tom Holland’s Peter Parker ventures out into an Iron-Man-less world, Even with many What’s really going on with Captain America (Chris Evans) when he goes back in time? Why didn’t Nebula (Karen Gillan) warn the other Avengers that they would have to sacrifice someone for the Soul Stone? And, most importantly, how could someone who’s been snapped (aka dead for five years) come back and have their cellphone charged?  Marvel A. There is no real answer … yet.  But did he go back to another timeline or did he stay in …

Lindsey Graham Says Trump’s Not Racist, Just Narcissistic

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President recent vitriolic attacks on four congresswomen of color weren’t rooted in racism but simple narcissism. Frank Thorp, from NBC News, and “I really do believe that if you’re a Somali refugee who likes Trump, he’s not gonna say ‘Go back to Somalia,’” Graham said, according to both reporters. “A racist says ‘Go back to Somalia’ because you’re Somali or Muslim or whatever. That’s just the way he is. It’s more narcissism than anything else.” Graham later added that Trump’s tweets were “probably not the best way to say it, those words have meaning in the past and I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t tell any American citizen to go home because this is home.”  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna …

New Mexico construction worker saves baby, toddler from burning building

A construction worker helped save a two-month-old girl and a young boy after a fire broke out on Friday, according to a report.  (Albuquerque Fire Rescue) Mason Fierro, one of the workers, told the station he saw a man screaming for help from the second-story with his baby and toddler. “We saw him hanging out of the window with his baby, his two-month-old baby,” Fierro said. Construction workers brought their ladders over while Fierro told the man to drop the baby girl into his arms. “He dropped her. I caught her. Then they bring another little boy, two or three-years-old, then we caught him as well,” Fierro added. OHIO POLICE OFFICER RESCUE CHILD FROM BURNING HOME IN DRAMATIC VIDEO Fierro …

Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation

These growing plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and so liquid fuel made from these sources, while not carbon-neutral, is a big improvement on simply burning regular petrol or diesel. In this light, used cooking (UCO) oil has become a key ingredient of biodiesel in the UK and the rest of Europe. Between 2011 and 2016 there was a 360% increase in use of used cooking oil as the basis for biodiesel. The report’s authors are concerned that since it is more profitable to sell Asian UCO to Europe for fuel rather than feed it to animals, it is likely being replaced by virgin palm oil which is cheaper to buy. “Although correlation does not necessarily equate to causation, the …

Illinois woman stabbed boyfriends genitals after he tried to break up: police

Decatur police arrested a woman Sunday who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the genitals after he tried to break up with her.  (Facebook/Decatur Police Department) The 43-year-old boyfriend told police he had tried to break up with his 30-year-old girlfriend and she apparently refused. The woman grabbed the man in a “bear hug,” from which he broke free, said Decatur Police Officer Tim Wittmer. She then grabbed her boyfriend’s genitals and began to “pull and tug at these body parts to the point that it was painful,” Wittmer added. The boyfriend felt a “very sharp pain” and “observed a large laceration on his scrotum area,” Wittmer said. He added that the wound was “five to six (inches) in length” and …

Oklahoma boy, 8, accidentally shoots twin in the hand, police say

(CNN)An 8-year-old Oklahoma boy who “got a hold” of his parents’ handgun accidentally shot his twin in the hand Friday morning, Midwest City police said. Fire rescue teams arrived about 7:40 a.m., said David Richardson, a Midwest City Fire Department spokesman. The injured child was alert on the way to the hospital, Richardson said. Original Article : HERE ;

Netflix removes suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why following debate

In the final episode of the first season—the story is told in flashback—the protagonist Hannah is shown slitting her wrists in the bathtub. While a Netflix spokesman declined to comment, the company tweeted early Tuesday that, on the advice of medical experts, it decided to edit the scene from the episode. The show is produced by Viacom Inc. ’s Paramount Television unit, which supported the decision to remove the scene, a person close to the show said. “13 Reasons Why” has been praised by critics but criticized by health advocates and some media watchdogs who fear it glorifies suicide. The show, which premiered in March 2017, is set to start its third season this year. Original Article : HERE ;

Houston Police Chief Torches Trump Over ICE Raids: Chase Crooks, Not Cooks

Houston Art Acevedo on Thursday explained how President Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to raid homes of undocumented immigrants is “creating havoc in our community.” Don Lemon that the U.S.-born children of immigrants had approached him at forums saying, “I’m afraid to go to school, I’m afraid to leave the house, I’m afraid to come home and find my parents are gone.” Raids by ICE agents are slated to start on Sunday, paused the operation in a bid to come up with a “solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border” with Democrats, he tweeted. “I think we should be chasing crooks, not cooks,” he added. “There’s a lot of them out there and we’re just hopeful …

Camila Cabello Says Glowing Words About Shawn Mendes In Recent Interview

Camila Cabello had some glowing words to say about her friend and collaborator “I’ve never had a lot of friends. I’ve always just had a few people in my life that I trust,” the “Havana” singer told U.K.’s The 22-year-old said she trusts Mendes because “no matter the level of intensity that he has around his career or I have, he is just normal, and that is so rare and precious to find in this industry,” Cabello said. “To be able to hang out with someone and you don’t really care that they’re Shawn Mendes, you know what I mean? You’re just people, and that is definitely something that is rare.” fuel to the rumors that the pair are in a …

‘I even cry wondering if I will walk the streets again.’ A mother describes the cold reality of evading ICE

(CNN)Francisca Lino looked out her bedroom window at about 11:10 p.m. Friday. The street looked like it always did at that time of night, a few vehicles parked on a well-lit street in the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. “Could it be ICE?” she feared. Lino is undocumented and the mother of four US citizens. And for nearly two years now, she has been living on the second floor of Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago’s west side. In 2017, she decided to take sanctuary after immigration officials told her to pack her bags and show up at a downtown federal building with a one-way ticket out of the country. Instead of following orders from immigration agents, she followed …

One dead and 15 injured in house explosion in California

(CNN)One person is dead and 15 more are injured, after a house in Murrieta, California, exploded Monday afternoon. Cedric Williams, SoCalGas vice president of construction, said a preliminary investigation showed that the contractor did not call 811 before digging, as the law mandates contractors to do. Williams also said there was not an open ticket for the contractor’s work. Roads in the area are closed and residents are being kept away, according to Murrieta Police. Murrieta is about 70 miles north of San Diego. Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Murrieta Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief David Lantzer’s last name. Original Article : HERE ;