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  • White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports say

    The White House was put under lockdown on Monday morning, according to reporters who cover the administration. Journalists posted messages on social media announcing the lockdown as they were assembled in the White House press briefing room, where they have not had a briefing in nearly 100 days. “We are literally locked in here,” wrote Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar. “We can’t see much but Secret Service officers just ran across the lawn.”The Secret Service posted a statement on Twitter minutes later saying the agency was “responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave.”Nearby pedestrian traffic routes were closed on Monday, the Secret Service added. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park. - U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 24, 2019More follows…

  • The Latest: Biker crash suspect had past drunk driving count

    Records show the driver of a truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2013. The Westfield News reported in 2014 that Zhukovskyy was placed on probation for one year and had his license suspended for 210 days in that case.

  • Report raises questions about whether Rep. Omar married brother | New bill targeting Facebook, Google

    Report raises questions about whether Rep. Omar married brother: New investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man - possibly her own brother - to skirt immigration laws, says a Star Tribune report. The questions surfaced again this month in a state probe of campaign finance violations, according to the Minnesota newspaper, which added that its extensive search of records in the wake of the campaign finance board's finding could neither conclusively confirm nor rebut the allegation that the man is Omar's sibling.

  • Elizabeth Hurley rocks plunging yellow bikini top and heart-shaped sunglasses at 54: 'Never aging I guess'

    The English actress shared yet another of her famous bikini selfies.

  • Rumor: Kevin Durant not happy with Warriors

    Will injury push Durant from Golden State?

  • China Wins the War: Why I Got Crushed In a Simulated South China Sea Battle

    The worst part - the Chinese didn’t even have to use missiles to defeat the Americans.The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ships are backing a key ally in the tinderbox of the South China Sea. They’re facing down the Chinese navy halfway across the world with the latest weapons and systems the United States can get its hands on. But is it enough?For more than a hundred years, the U.S. Navy has been using naval wargames to test ships, tactics and strategy. Today, thanks to the ability of computers to process massive amounts of data, sharply accurate, procedural “hard” simulations are possible.One such sim is Command: Modern Naval/Air Operations, a new game that attempts to model modern sea and air warfare as closely as a game for civilians can.Recommended: The Real Reason China Has Built a Massive Military Command is particularly suited for attempting a high-fidelity simulation of modern naval combat - it included an admiral and staff from the U.S. Naval War College in the game’s beta testing - and we’re going to take a page from the Navy and put America’s latest fighting ship to the test.The result isn’t good - and a harrowing lesson to be cautious about how we equip the U.S. military.Recommended: North Korea has Thousands of Tons of Chemical WeaponsThe post 9/11 shipToday, we’re sending the Littoral Combat Ship into the fray - a new class of warships developed following the 9/11 attacks.Recommended: Why the Korean War May Have Never Really EndedThe LCS was designed to fight close to shore, a characteristic that opens the vessel up to more missions - and challenges - than most Navy ships. For one, they have to be both versatile and agile. The vessels are lightly armed, and rely on swappable “mission modules” to increase firepower and other special capabilities such as surface warfare, minesweeping and anti-submarine warfare.A normal LCS has a rapid-fire 57-millimeter gun, a pair of 30-millimeter cannons and heavy machine guns. The ship also has Rolling Airframe anti-aircraft missiles to defend against enemy jets and incoming missiles.But compared to larger surface ships, the LCS lacks firepower - something critics of the LCS have seized upon. These critics contend the LCS should have a larger gun, longer-range self-defense missiles, and anti-ship missiles capable of taking on enemy vessels its own size.