US conducts airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq

(CNN)The US carried out airstrikes on Thursday against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, according to the US Defense Department. Fox News was first to report on the strike. A US defense official told CNN that the strikes were carried out by manned fighter aircraft and targeted five weapons storage facilities. In a written statement, […]

Disney became a giant under Bob Iger. The question is if he can be replaced

Los Angeles (CNN Business)Bob Iger gradually built the Walt Disney (DIS) Co. into the juggernaut that it is today – one acquisition and expansion at a time fueling the question of whether the CEO is irreplaceable. In one stunning, unexpected stroke, the company and media industry is about to find out. Iger proceeded to engineer […]

Authorities discover the longest drug-smuggling tunnel in San Diego

(CNN)Federal agents have discovered a drug smuggling tunnel that stretches about three-quarters of a mile — the longest ever discovered along the Southwest border. “Although the cartels will continue to use their resources to try and breach our border, the DEA and our partners on the Tunnel Task Force will continue to use our resources […]

Western Carolina building evacuated after ‘hazardous materials incident,’ university says

(CNN)Western Carolina University’s health and human services building was evacuated and placed on lockdown Thursday after a “hazardous materials incident,” an official at the campus in North Carolina said. The campus of about 12,000 students is located in rural Cullowhee, about an hour’s drive west of Asheville. Read more: Diggy

This NFL season ushered in a new era for African American quarterbacks

Aventura, Florida (CNN)There was a time when there were no African American quarterbacks starting in the NFL. “My grandpa was a Redskins fan because of Doug Williams, and the way that he was able to be the Super Bowl MVP and do all those different things — a little bit before my time,” Mahomes said […]

Boris Johnson backs slate landscape Unesco bid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe area that “roofed the 19th Century world” The slate landscape around Gwynedd has been formally submitted as a nominee for Unesco World Heritage site status. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “an area of remarkable uniqueness and breathtaking beauty”. UK Heritage Minister Helen Whately made […]

Bolton manuscript revelations thrust little-known White House office into spotlight

Washington (CNN)A little known part of the National Security Council has been thrust into the spotlight after details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton became public late Sunday, upending the Senate impeachment trial. Typically, the records office has a quick turnaround, though multiple sources acknowledged that a book as explosive […]