Unbiased headline news for Thursday November 30, 2023 – The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Wednesday announced sanctions against several individuals and entities connected to extensive Iranian military financial networks.

These sanctions target 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in financial operations supporting Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Iranian Armed Forces General Staff, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force. According to the Treasury Department, these sanctioned parties are financing activities that destabilize the region.

Internationally, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky maintains a consistent message, seeking advanced weaponry, ammunition, and financial support for Kyiv in visits to Washington and other Western capitals.

Domestically, Zelensky is grappling with a manpower dilemma. As the war nears its second-year mark, Ukraine struggles to maintain its forces against Russia, which has a much larger population. Ukraine’s chief military commander, Valery Zaluzhny, in a recent essay, admitted that training and recruiting enough troops is becoming increasingly difficult.

Next month, House Republicans are contemplating an official vote to authorize their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, aiming to give a formal structure to a process that has not yet produced any concrete evidence of presidential misconduct.

GOP leaders proposed this vote in a confidential meeting with Republican legislators on Wednesday, as per a source who requested anonymity to discuss the private meeting. This potential change in the House Republicans’ approach arises from an impasse with the White House over information requests concerning Biden and his family.

Ryan Fournier, co-founder of Students for Trump, was arrested in North Carolina this month, facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, as per court records.

Johnston County Sheriff’s Office’s court documents state that Fournier, 27, is accused of grabbing a woman’s arm and hitting her with a pistol on Nov. 21. Fournier has been released on bond, with his next court date scheduled for Dec. 18. He has declined a court-appointed attorney, according to the records.

In a significant labor movement, thousands of workers at 13 non-unionized car manufacturers, including Tesla, Toyota, BMW, and Nissan, are joining the United Auto Workers union, the union reports.

These autoworkers are enrolling in the union online via the UAW’s website, part of broad campaigns at these 13 companies. The union described this as an extraordinary step on Wednesday. UAW President Shawn Fain, in a video message, encouraged non-union autoworkers to seize this opportunity.

An FBI special agent was a victim of a carjacking at gunpoint in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, according to several law enforcement sources.

The carjacking took place near the 1200 block of Constitution Ave., NE. The agent’s blue Chevy Malibu, containing body armor and a radio, was stolen. The agent was unharmed, the sources confirmed.

Authorities in Maui prepared on Wednesday to shield storm drains from ash remnants of August’s devastating wildfire in Lahaina, anticipating heavy rain and strong winds from a forecasted winter storm.

The National Weather Service warned of potential localized flooding due to rain exceeding 1 inch per hour over Lahaina’s burn scars and in Kula, another wildfire-affected mountainous region. Maui County has positioned 40 pallets of straw barriers in Lahaina and has 25 personnel on standby.

Shannen Doherty remains hopeful despite her stage 4 breast cancer advancing to her bones.

In an interview with People Magazine published Wednesday, the 52-year-old actress expressed her positive outlook, despite the progression of her cancer. Doherty shared her commitment to continue acting, support cancer research, and contemplate the broader aspects of her life. “I don’t want to die,” she stated firmly.