Esper also again defended the Trump administration's decision to target General Soleimani, saying the Iranian commander became a "compelling target to take out" because "there was complete agreement based on what he had done and what he was planning to do". And what about the long-term effects of Soleimani's murder-by-drone?
In a news story published January 13 on Page A1, Associated Press reporter Robert Burns wrote: "Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Trump authorized the targeting of Iran's top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat described by Trump last week".
Progressive political analysts Al Sharpton and Van Jones are anxious that none of the Democratic presidential candidates who appeared in Tuesday night's debate will be able to take on President Trump.
Stocks Edge Higher After Trade Deal Signed
Treasurys gained, lowering the yield on the 10-year note by 2.6 basis points to 1.792 percent. Brent crude oil, the worldwide standard, dropped 49 cents to close at $64 a barrel.
"The answer to both is a strong YES" included Trump prior to firmly insisting that "it doesn't really matter because of his frightful past!"
Keen viewers of Trump defined just how this was one more instance of his negligence for global regulation which restricts assassination unless there is a brewing risk.
Trump's failing to give any kind of proof of the risk postured by Soleimani as well as to validate his eliminating with absolutely nothing greater than the case he has a "horrible past" would certainly be viewed as establishing an extremely unsafe precedented in global events. "The problem is that he thinks he has the power to kill anyone with a "horrible past", kept in mind among Trump's Twitter fans.
Combined with the bank's 3.9% dividend yield, it's fair to say that Wells Fargo is returning lots of capital to shareholders. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co by 24.2% in the second quarter.
A 16-year-old student was shot to death Tuesday at a Texas high school, and a suspect was arrested hours later, officials said. There were conflicting media reports about whether the shooting occurred inside or outside of the school building.
We're about a month out from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , and the dust is finally settling. Coruscant is occupied by the First Order, and the Jedi Temple there becomes a major plot-point in the script.
The World Cup-winning Springboks have been nominated in the Team of the Year category at this year's Laureus World Sports Awards. Tennis has come away with at least one win in 17 of the 20 awards shows.
Gilgeous-Alexander is now averaging a team-high 19.9 points to go with 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He achieved the feat during the Thunder vs Timberwolves game on Monday night (Tuesday morning IST).
Before the summit could begin, Prince Philip could be seen being driven out of the Sandringham estate on Monday. A source told Us Weekly Kate is "hoping that in the new year, the cousins will spend more time together".
Daniel Wright said: "The devastation to wildlife has been unimaginable ... most heartbreaking is the koala bears #SaveTheKoala". NASA is tracking smoke spreading around the globe, which Parmitano could easily see from space.
Pour sa troisième titularisation de rang aux dépens de Maxime Machenaud, le demi de mêlée a encore prouvé qui était le patron. Les Ciel et Blanc devront absolument s'imposer pour espérer finir dans les quatre meilleurs premiers.
No matter what happened, to a man on both sides, the teams kept plowing forward which made for a very dramatic and tense game. Steen tied it with 6:21 left on a backhand after Robert Thomas' pass found him all alone in front of the Flyers' net.
Stokes wins ICC's player of the year award
Fundamentally, without the support of these individuals, we would never achieved our objective of lifting a major trophy. India captain Virat Kohli won spirit of the cricket award for his gesture during the World Cup match against Australia .
Federer, Nadal kick in $170000 for Australian bushfire relief
The ATP on Sunday pledged $500,000 to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts. The 20-time grand-slam victor took on Kyrgios as the centrepiece of Wednesday night's event and prevailed 7-6 (8-6).
WWE rocked by death of legendary Rocky Johnson
The statement detailed Rocky's career, which began in the mid-1960s, leading him to the WWE in 1983 before his 1991 retirement. In March 2018, The Rock explained that he'd bought his father a bigger vehicle , a Cadillac, following a hip surgery.
PC Sharon Beshenivsky murder: Man arrested in Pakistan
West Yorkshire Police said Khan was held on Tuesday following an operation involving the National Crime Agency and local partners. A man wanted in connection with the murder of a Bradford police officer nearly 15 years ago has been arrested in Pakistan .