Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGardiner Harris and Jack Ewing Aug. 6, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States will reimpose sanctions against Iran at midnight on Monday, restoring economic penalties that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord and ratcheting up pressure on Tehran while worsening divides with European allies and other world powers. The sanctions are a consequence of President Trump’s decision in May to withdraw from an international deal that sought to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing pressure on the country’s shaky economy. Mr. Trump blasted the deal long before becoming president; his administration is betting that backing out of it will force Iran to shut down its nuclear enrichment efforts, curb its weapons program and end its support of brutal governments or … [Read more...] about U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran After Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
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U.S. By ADEEL HASSAN and AUDREY CARLSEN AUG. 17, 2018 Gap between highest and lowest earners Asian White Black Hispanic $150,000 income 90th percentile 100,000 Income gap 50,000 10th percentile 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 1970 2016 1970 2016 Asian White 90th percentile $150,000 income 100,000 Income gap 50,000 10th percentile 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 Black Hispanic $150,000 100,000 50,000 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 Asian White 90th percentile $150,000 income 100,000 Income gap 50,000 10th percentile 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 Black Hispanic $150,000 100,000 50,000 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 Asian White Black Hispanic $150,000 income 90th percentile 100,000 Income gap 50,000 10th percentile 0 1970 2016 1970 2016 1970 2016 1970 2016 Asian White Black Hispanic $150,000 income 90th percentile … [Read more...] about How “Crazy Rich” Asians Have Led to the Largest Income Gap in the U.S.
U.S. 2018 Hurricane Season The U.S. Navy sent its ships docked at Naval Station Norfolk—the world’s largest base—out to sea on Monday as Hurricane Florence neared with 115 mile per hour winds. Admiral Christopher Grady, the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, instructed almost 30 ships in Hampton Roads, southeastern Virginia, to sail to sea to protect them from Florence, a major hurricane predicted to hit North Carolina on Thursday evening. The vessels, including guided-missile destroyers, cruisers and submarines, left from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek on Monday. “Our ships can better weather storms of this magnitude when they are underway," Grady said in a statement. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History A Navy statement confirmed that the ships … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence: U.S. Navy Sends Virginia-based Warships Out to Sea to Avoid Storm
U.S.Hurricane Sergio remains a powerful Category 4 storm in the Pacific according to the latest updates from the National Hurricane Center, but it’s what Sergio might do next that’s drawing interest.Currently located about 800 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving northwest at about 9 miles per hour, Hurricane Sergio is packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and a clear eye with intense thunderstorms wrapped around it. But in its west, northwest movement, there’s currently no threat to land in the coming days.That’s likely to change, however, and the southwest U.S., including Southern California areas Los Angeles and San Diego, and parts of the Desert Southwest including Phoenix, which just experienced heavy rain and some flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Rosa, could get heavy rain from Sergio late next week.The latest Hurricane Sergio spaghetti models show the storm taking a turn back to the north and east – taking aim at … [Read more...] about Hurricane Sergio May Boomerang Back, Hit Southwest U.S. With Heavy Rain
U.S. Defense Department officials on Friday identified the seventh U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan this year as Sunday marks the 17-year anniversary of America's longest running war. U.S. Army Specialist James A. Slape, 23, from Morehead City, North Carolina, was fatally wounded Thursday as he worked to clear an area of improvised explosive devices after a blast had damaged a vehicle in the southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Slape, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist assigned to the 430th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, located out of Washington, D.C., had left his vehicle and was working to clear the area when another improvised explosive device detonated, said Sergeant First Class Debra Richardson, a spokeswoman for the NATO Resolute Support mission Kabul via email. Slape “was medically evacuated to a medical care facility but despite valiant efforts to save him, his … [Read more...] about Pentagon Identifies Seventh U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan Ahead of 17-year War Anniversary