U.S. NAVY SHIP FIRED THREE WARNING SHOTS TOWARD AN IRANIAN BOAT THAT WAS APPROACHING ANOTHER U.S. SHIP IN THE NORTH ARABIAN GULF WED, DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY *

SHOTS WERE FIRED BY THE USS SQUALL, A PATROL SHIP, ACCORDING TO DEFENSE OFFICIAL *

PENTAGON SPOX SAYS THERE WERE THREE INCIDENTS INVOLVING U.S. NAVY SHIPS AND IRANIAN BOATS WED *

INCIDENTS COME DAY AFTER FOUR SMALL IRANIAN BOATS APPROACHED THE USS NITZE AT HIGH SPEED AND VEERED OFF AFTER THE U.S. FIRED FLARES *

PENTAGON HAS CALLED BEHAVIOR OF IRANIAN VESSELS "UNSAFE AND UNPROFESSIONAL" *

SEATTLE JURY CONVICTS RUSSIAN OF HACKING INTO U.S. BUSINESSES TO STEAL CREDIT CARD INFO *

JURORS FOUND ROMAN SELEZNEV GUILTY OF 38 CHARGES, INCLUDING NINE COUNTS OF HACKING AND 10 COUNTS OF WIRE FRAUD *

PROSECUTORS SAY HE ORCHESTRATED AN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE THEFT SCHEME THAT MADE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS *

U.S. SECRET SERVICE AGENTS ARRESTED SELEZNEV IN THE MALDIVES IN 2014 *

RESCUE CREWS CONTINUE TO SEARCH RUBBLE FOR SURVIVORS OF WED'S EARTHQUAKE IN CENTRAL ITALY *

6.2-MAG QUAKE LEVELED THREE SMALL TOWNS *

THE QUAKE LEFT AT LEAST 267 PEOPLE DEAD AND MORE THAN 380 OTHERS INJURED *

THERE HAVE BEEN 215 PEOPLE RESCUED *

NEARLY ONE THOUSAND AFTERSHOCKS, INCLUDING A 4.7-MAG TEMBLOR FRIDAY, HAVE HAMPERED RESCUE EFFORTS *

ITALIAN PM MATTEO RENZI HAS AUTHORIZED $56.5 MIL IN EMERGENCY FUNDING AND THE CANCELLATION OF TAXES FOR RESIDENTS IN QUAKE-STRICKEN REGION *

CO-PILOT ARRESTED THURS AT MICHIGAN AIRPORT ON SUSPICION OF BEING DRUNK *

TRAVERSE CITY POLICE SAY TALON AIR CO-PILOTS BREATH TEST SHOWED BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL NEARLY FOUR TIMES LEGAL LIMIT FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING *

TALON AIR SAYS CO-PILOT WAS IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT *

AT LEAST 11 POLICE OFFICERS DEAD, 78 INJURED IN TURKEY CAR BOMB ATTACK *

THERE'S BEEN NO CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK, THE LATEST IN A STRING OF BOMBINGS TARGETING POLICE OR MILITARY VEHICLES AND INSTALLATIONS *

GOVT OFFICIALS HAVE BLAMED THE KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY, OR PKK, FOR THE ATTACKS *

CALIFORNIA TODDLER IN MIDDLE OF LEGAL FIGHT DIES AFTER VENTILATOR REMOVED *

L.A. SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE MADE SURPRISE RULING TO DISSOLVE RESTRAINING ORDER KEEPING ISRAEL STINSON ON LIFE SUPPORT *

COURT LAST WEEK HAD GRANTED A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER KEEPING TWO-YR-OLD STINSON ON THE VENTILATOR WHILE HIS FAMILY BROUGHT IN ANOTHER NEUROLOGIST *

STINSON HAD PASSED THROUGH SEVERAL HOSPITALS AND HIS CASE WAS HEARD BY SEVERAL COURTS SINCE HE WAS DECLARED BRAIN DEAD AFTER CARDIAC ARREST FOLLOWING APPARENT ASTHMA ATTACK IN APRIL *

U.S. ECONOMY EXPANDED AT SLUGGISH PACE THIS SPRING AS BUSINESSES SHARPLY REDUCED THEIR STOCKPILES OF GOODS AND SPENT LESS ON NEW BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS GDP INCREASED AT ANNUAL RATE OF 1.1% IN APRIL-JUNE QUARTER, SLIGHTLY BELOW ITS PREVIOUS ESTIMATE LAST MONTH OF 1.2% GROWTH *

ECONOMY HAS EXPANDED AT 1% ANNUAL PACE IN FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, FOLLOWING 2.6% GROWTH LAST YEAR *

U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH HASN'T TOPPED 3% FOR A FULL YEAR SINCE 2005 *

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