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Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

Business
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on Saturday denied reports that he had threatened to resign after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was demoted after he was found guilty of posing for photos with a dead prisoner of war. "I would like to further state that in no way, shape, or form did I ever threaten to resign. That has been incorrectly reported in the press. I serve at the pleasure of the President," said a Saturday-night post from the official Secretary of the Navy Twitter account. Spencer also denied the reports directly during a speaking engagement at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada Saturday. "If the president requests to the stop the process, the process stops. Good o...
Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Bolivia attacked the mayor of a small town on Thursday after reports that protesters had been killed. Masked men dragged Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce of the governing Mas Party barefoot through the streets, made her kneel down, cut her hair, doused her in red paint and forced her to sign a resignation letter before handing her over to police. People shouted "murderer, murderer" as she was dragged through the streets and protesters set her office on fire and smashed the town hall windows. The protesters accused Arce of bussing in supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales to try to break a blockade of a bridge in Vinto set up by demonstrators protesting the results of the country's Oct. 20 election. Reports circulated that at least two protesters were killed i...
Reports: Iranian oil tanker attacked off Saudi Arabia

Reports: Iranian oil tanker attacked off Saudi Arabia

World
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An Iranian oil tanker was struck by assumed rockets off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea on Friday, Iranian officials said, becoming the latest maritime incident in the area as tensions between Tehran and Washington skyrocket. The National Iranian Tanker Company said its oil tanker, Sabity, was hit by rockets some 60 miles from the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah as it was passing through along the Red Sea, the state-run IRNA reported. All crew onboard are reportedly safe and the ship is in stable condition only sustaining surface damage, the report said. According to officials, there were two explosions on the vessel, causing damage to its main tanks, resulting in oil spewing into the ocean, Iran's semi-official Press TV reported. The NITC said the explosions...
Reports: Comedian Kevin Hart injured in car crash

Reports: Comedian Kevin Hart injured in car crash

Entertainment
Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Comedian Kevin Hart was injured in a California car accident Sunday morning. TMZ said Hart was riding as a passenger when his Plymouth Barracuda veered off the road, crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment on Mulholland Drive at about 1 a.m. PST. He and his driver reportedly suffered "major back injuries," but a woman in the car was not seriously hurt. Photos of the vehicle show the roof was crushed. UsMagazine.com said it obtained a police report that said Hart "left the scene to his nearby residence to get medical attention." TMZ said the star was treated at a nearby hospital later in the day. His current condition and whereabouts are not clear. Hart, 40, is known for his stand-up comedy and performances in the films Ride Along, Central Intelligence, Ju...