Latest News Headlines for Tuesday January 30, 2024 – The Defense Department has released the names of three U.S. service members who tragically lost their lives in a drone attack on a military base in northeast Jordan.
In an official statement, the Pentagon identified the deceased as Sergeant William Jerome Rivers, 46, from Carrollton, Georgia; Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, from Waycross, Georgia; and Specialist Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, from Savannah, Georgia. They passed away on January 28, 2024, in Jordan, following an attack by “a one-way unmanned aerial system (OWUAS)” on their living quarters.
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for a significant case involving access to a medication commonly used in abortion procedures.
The hearings, set for March 26, will focus on access to the abortion pill mifepristone. This follows an August 2023 appellate court decision that allowed the drug to remain legal in the U.S. but restricted patient access. A decision by the Supreme Court is anticipated later in the year.
Two brothers from New York City are facing charges for allegedly stockpiling explosives and untraceable firearms, along with possessing anarchist materials and a hit list.
Andrew and Angelo Hatziagelis have been indicted on 130 counts, including weapon possession and sales, according to a statement by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. The brothers are currently in custody.
Following the United Auto Workers union’s endorsement of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump criticized the union’s president, sparking a sharp response from the Biden campaign as both sides seek union voter support.
The endorsement by the UAW, crucial in battleground Michigan, intensifies the rivalry between Biden and Trump, with both 2024 campaign teams seemingly eager for a November showdown.
San Bernardino County officials in California have announced the arrest of five individuals in connection with the shooting deaths of six people in a desert community last week.
During a Monday night press conference, officials stated that multiple search warrants were executed on Sunday, leading to the arrests of suspects aged in their 20s and 30s. All are being held without bail, and eight firearms were seized during the arrests.
Kentucky authorities reported the safe recovery of a missing 5-year-old girl, and the arrest of her father, who was wanted for the murder of the girl’s mother.
An Amber Alert was issued Monday morning for Lela Black from Princeton, Kentucky, believed to be with her biological father, 42-year-old Byron Black. An arrest warrant for the murder of Lela’s mother had been issued for Byron Black.
The Justice Department has charged an Iranian and two Canadian nationals in an alleged assassination plot targeting Iranian dissidents residing in the U.S.
Prosecutors allege that Naji Zindashti, along with two Canadians, conspired between December 2020 and March 2021 to kill two Maryland residents. The targets, former Iranian residents who fled to the U.S., were critics of the Iranian regime.
A woman in Sydney suffered severe leg injuries following a suspected bull shark attack while swimming in Sydney Harbor.
The woman, in her late 20s, was bitten on her right leg at Elizabeth Bay on Monday evening. A witness recounted how a bystander provided immediate aid by applying tourniquets to control the bleeding until paramedics arrived at the scene.
The South Carolina Education Lottery announced an unprecedented number of top prize winners, totaling 3,351, following a Pick 4 drawing that produced the combination 4444.
According to lottery officials, these winning tickets were bought for Friday night’s draw, resulting in a total payout of over $8.3 million in prizes.
Depending on the ticket’s purchase price, Pick 4 winners receive either $2,500 or $5,000. This drawing marked the first instance in which a Pick 4 draw yielded a sequence of four 4s.