- U.S. ABC News
A North Carolina father died while trying to rescue his children from rough waters at the state's Wrightsville Beach, according to police. Two of Johnny Lee Vann Jr.'s kids were walking on a jetty wall on Sunday afternoon when they were swept off by a wave, Capt. Jason Bishop of the Wrightsville Beach Police Department told ABC News. CPR was performed, but Vann, 35, of Durham, could not be resuscitated, Wrightsville Beach town officials said in a statement on Monday.
- Politics HuffPost
The Senate majority leader stopped short of calling the president's attacks on Democratic congresswomen racist.
- U.S. USA TODAY
Federal racketeering, murder and other charges were filed against 22 alleged MS-13 gang members linked to a series of grisly killings in Los Angeles.
- Celebrity WPVI - Philadelphia
At the end of their earthly love story, the love birds entered heaven just hours apart.
- CelebrityGood Housekeeping
Do NOT come for our girl.
- World The National Interest
“We are a roaring express now, and as we roll through the enemy’s backyard, I hope our speed continues to defeat the missile radars below.”On Apr. 14, 1986, Operation El Dorado Canyon launched air-strikes against Libya in response to Libya’s bombing of a Berlin discotheque frequented by US military personnel. The attack was performed by a strike-group of 18 U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-111s supported by numerous U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) A-6, A-7 and F/A-18 aircraft.On Apr. 16, 1986 after the raid, SR-71 64-17960 piloted by Maj. Brian Shul with RSO Maj.Walter Watson, entered Libyan airspace at a blistering 2,125 mph to photograph the targets for bomb damage assessment (BDA). As they neared the end of their sweeps, they started receiving launch indications from Libyan surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites below.The story of how the SR-71 incredible performance allowed them to hold their course and outrun the missiles before returning home safely to RAF Mildenhall is told by Shul himself in his book Sled Driver.