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  • U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBS
    U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order: CBSThe top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. CBS News said Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order. "I think some people think we're stupid," Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario.
  • U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy
    U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. NavyA U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. The U.S. Navy announced a series of reforms this month aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific region showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked. Seventeen sailors have been killed this year in two collisions with commercial vessels involving guided-missile destroyers, the Fitzgerald in June off Japan and then the John S. McCain in August as it approached Singapore.
  • Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar
    Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproarBy David Shepardson and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media. Trump's reversal came hours after his administration released a rule on Friday to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States, which had been banned by the Obama administration. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts.
  • Trump says decision to allow big game trophy imports put on hold
    Trump says decision to allow big game trophy imports put on holdWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of big game trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts." The rule released on Friday allowing hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States outraged animal activists. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
  • Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys
    Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneysBy Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his re-election campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday. Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee, the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even." The RNC confirmed it is no longer paying the bills.
  • Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela
    Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from VenezuelaThe owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S...
  • Ohio State suspends fraternity activities amid probes
    Ohio State suspends fraternity activities amid probesThe public university in Columbus, which has more than 45,000 undergraduate students, said in a statement sent to campus organizations on Thursday that 11 of its 37 Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters have been the subject of such investigations this semester alone...
  • Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases
    Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military basesSexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports...
  • White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests
    White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requestsBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S...
  • Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys
    Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneysBy Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday...
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