- Politics HuffPost
The president's defense of his July 25 remarks left some lawmakers speechless.
- U.S. Associated Press
Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. “My heart breaks for the families, the friends and fellow soldiers,” Walz said at a news conference. “The coming days will be dark and difficult.” He said Minnesota stands ready to assist the families of the soldiers who were killed.
- World Yahoo News UK
North Yorkshire Police said the bodies of the men, in their 60s, were found on the boat moored on the River Ouse in York on Wednesday night.
- Lifestyle People
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- World Associated Press
A year after uncovering a network of cross-border Hezbollah tunnels, the Israeli military says the Lebanese militant group has beefed up its presence along the volatile frontier. Military officials say that neither the destruction of the tunnels, nor Hezbollah’s recent domestic problems, have weakened the group’s desire to prepare for renewed conflict with Israel. Israel and Hezbollah fought a monthlong war in 2006 that ended in a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.