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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate. U.S. officials confirmed the strikes, though Iran only initially acknowledged targeting one base. There was no immediate word on injuries. Iranian state TV said the attack was in revenge for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose funeral procession Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman prompted angry calls to avenge his death, which drastically raised tensions in the Middle East. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Trump impeached by US House on charge of abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines, much the way it has divided the nation, over the charges that the 45th president abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Then a majority of the House approved a second charge, that he obstructed Congress in its investigation. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

House panel approves 2 Trump impeachment charges

WASHINGTON — Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee. The House is...

Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol...

Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for help Sunday in locating the owners of the “three friends traveling together (towards a Northern star).” Police said in a Facebook post that if they couldn’t find the owners, they would be “halfway toward a live Nativity this Christmas season.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Highway Patrol: 3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

DUNCAN, Oklahoma — Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, the chief of police said. Two...

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills gunman who opened fire

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico — Border Patrol officials say an agent shot and killed a gunman who opened fire about a mile from the...

Helicopters collide over South Texas ranch, killing 2 people

HEBBRONVILLE — Authorities say two small helicopters collided while herding deer on a ranch in South Texas, killing two men and injuring a third...

Texas deputy fatally shoots man armed with knife, tree limb

KOUNTZE, Texas — Authorities say an East Texas sheriff's deputy fatally shot a 31-year-old man after he used a knife and a tree limb...

Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events...