The Latest: Germany calls for diplomacy in US-Iran tensions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has asked the international community to use diplomatic tools to avoid a dangerous escalation in Iran. U.S.-Iran tensions are on the rise again as U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday an American warship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

The earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.

People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.

The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.

Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake. The Acropolis Museum remains open, although many people around the city were sent home from work for the day.

It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.

Source: Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

Deputies: Suspect carjacked an elderly man but couldn’t drive a stick shift

A man was arrested in Florida after sheriff’s deputies say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man in Orlando.

According to the sheriff’s office, a man, later identified as 25-year-old Jaylen Alexander, allegedly attacked the elderly man, slamming the hood of the trunk on his chest and his walker.

The incident occurred when an elderly man left his car running with the keys in the ignition while he was putting his walker into the trunk.

The reason he was unsuccessful? He didn’t appear to know how to drive a stick shift, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Source: Deputies: Suspect carjacked an elderly man but couldn’t drive a stick shift

TRAFFIC: 40th Street Bridge reopens after Thursday rollover crash caused shutdown – Post Gazette

The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the middle of the bridge over the Allegheny River between Route 28 and Lawrenceville.

Source: TRAFFIC: 40th Street Bridge reopens after rollover crash caused shutdown

FAYETTE COUNTY: Fatal Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit?

Neighbors said they heard a loud “bang” that shook their homes.

A man died after his vehicle somehow ignited and caused an explosion, state police in Fayette County said.

“It’s believed the gentleman was outside the vehicle at the time,” said Trooper Robert Broadwater with Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown. “The vehicle was the cause of the explosion, but they’re not exactly sure of the source of the explosion from the vehicle.”

Source: FAYETTE COUNTY: Car explosion with natural gas conversion kit

Lineups for CNN Democratic primary debates are set – CNNPolitics

It’s time for round two.

CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate will offer a rematch of former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose clash over race became the most closely watched moment of the first round of debates. Biden and Harris will debate in Detroit on Wednesday, July 31.
The debates will also, for the first time, offer a match-up between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the two top progressives in the Democratic primary. The duo — who will debate on Tuesday, July 30 — were not on the same stage during the first debate.
The lineups for each night were announced on air during a live, random draw for transparency around the event. There were three distinct draws based on polling: One to divide the bottom 10 candidates, one to divide the middle six candidates and one to divide the top four candidates

Source: Lineups for CNN Democratic primary debates are set – CNNPolitics

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Trailer Is Star-Studded And Definitely NSFW

Picking up almost 20 years after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, we see Jason Mewes’ Jay and Kevin Smith’s Silent Bob on the road to Hollywood yet again. And just like that last voyage, they’re on the road to stop the Bluntman and Chronicseries from being befouled by Hollywood’s greedy hands once again.

Source: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Trailer Is Star-Studded And Definitely NSFW