Man accused of threatening to kidnap senator to change plea

Man accused of threatening to kidnap senator to change plea

A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday in federal court in Phoenix. James Dean Blevins had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of retaliation by threats against an official identified only as “United States Senator J.F.” and making interstate communications that contained threats. Authorities have declined to provide the victim’s full name, but then-Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was…

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First “salvo” missile defense test a success, Pentagon says

First “salvo” missile defense test a success, Pentagon says

Washington — In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in Southern California. Both interceptors zeroed in on the target – a re-entry vehicle that had been launched 4,000 miles away atop an intercontintental-range missile, the Pentagon said. The first interceptor hit and destroyed the re-entry vehicle, which in an actual…

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Gaza tense amid fears that Israel-Hamas violence could reignite

Gaza tense amid fears that Israel-Hamas violence could reignite

Jerusalem — A tense quiet has taken hold after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel. Schools in southern Israel were shuttered on Tuesday following the violence that erupted just two weeks ahead of Israeli elections. The Israeli military imposed restrictions on public gatherings near the Gaza border after dozens of rockets were fired toward communities in the area, including one…

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Conor McGregor, MMA superstar, suddenly retires — again

Conor McGregor, MMA superstar, suddenly retires — again

UFC fighter Conor McGregor arrested New York — Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a “quick announcement”: https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1110410797925175296 The 30-year-old McGregor also announced retirement on Twitter in April 2016, saying he’d decided to retire young, though he quickly reversed that amid a dispute…

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Inside Russia’s troll factory

Inside Russia’s troll factory

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Mueller probe is complete. What happens next?

Mueller probe is complete. What happens next?

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Avocado recall hits 6 states

Avocado recall hits 6 states

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Official probe why ship ventured into storm

Official probe why ship ventured into storm

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Newtown father’s death shed light on suicide

Newtown father’s death shed light on suicide

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Michael Avenatti arrested on federal charges

Michael Avenatti arrested on federal charges

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