PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Newspaper cutting down to 3 days a week for print edition

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Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz | Fox News

President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.”

Source: Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz | Fox News

Nearly $100K missing from Washington County Clerk of Courts office | WPXI

Nearly $100,000 is missing from the Washington County Clerk of Courts office.

An audit showed the office took in more than $4.2 million in 2018 and showed that $96,000 of that was accepted but never deposited in the bank.


Source: Nearly $100K missing from Washington County Clerk of Courts office | WPXI

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Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the decision was made “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness,” according to a court filing.
Spacey, 59, had faced criminal charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident where he was accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar. The former “House of Cards” star had pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Source: Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN

Poll: Two-thirds of country favors statehood for Puerto Rico – POLITICO

The 66 percent support for admitting the island as the 51st state is consistent with polling dating back to the early 1960s.

President Donald Trump, who has disparagedPuerto Rico’s leadership and faced criticism for the federal government’s slow response to deadly Hurricane Maria, has said he is an “absolute no” on Puerto Rico statehood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said granting the island statehood and full representation in Congress would be “full-bore socialism.”

Source: Poll: Two-thirds of country favors statehood for Puerto Rico – POLITICO

Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather to demand governor’s resignation | Fox News

Thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered Wednesday in the commonwealth capital of San Juan to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the second mass demonstration against the embattled leader this week.

The hashtag #RickyRenuncia, Spanish for Ricky Resign, was trending on Twitter during a Monday protest that drew hundreds to the same cobblestone streets in Old San Juan. Some police officers were injured and several people were arrested.

Related Story: PUERTO RICO GOV SLAMS TRUMP, SEEKS SWIFTER STORM RECOVERY

Read From Source: Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather to demand governor’s resignation | Fox News

Hawaii telescope operators abandon millions of dollars worth of instrumentation, evacuate employees amid Mauna Kea protests | Fox News

The directors of an existing telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea evacuated employees Tuesday amid growing protests that have blocked an access road to the construction site of a second $1.4 billion ‘Thirty Meter Telescope’ (TMT) to be built on the mountain, reports said.

Source: Hawaii telescope operators abandon millions of dollars worth of instrumentation, evacuate employees amid Mauna Kea protests | Fox News

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 crew, reports say – CNN

Abu Dhabi, UAE(CNN)Iran has seized an oil tanker it claimed was carrying 1 million liters of “smuggled fuel,” state news agency Press TV said on Thursday.

The semi-official Fars news agency said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday.Citing an IRGC statement, Fars reported that the ship — which has a capacity of 2 million liters — is a foreign tanker and was seized in an area south of Larak, a small island in the Strait of Hormuz.Fars added that the ship was carrying fuel smuggled to it on Iranian dhows, or small boats.The IRGC have denied seizing any other tankers, Fars said.It is unclear whether the tanker seized Sunday was the same vessel as one that Iran claimed to have assisted earlier this week.

Japanese Anime Studio Hit With Suspected Arson, Killing At Least 16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the apparently deliberate act in Kyoto is “too appalling for words.” The death toll is likely to rise, and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Source: Japanese Anime Studio Hit With Suspected Arson, Killing At Least 16

MOTORCYCLE CLUB ATTACK: 6 motorcycle club members charged with attempted homicide in violent attack at bar | WPXI

CHARLEROI, Pa. – Six members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club have been charged with attempted homicide after allegedly attacking a former member inside a bar in Charleroi, authorities said.

Surveillance video of the attack, which happened in April inside the Slovak Club, was shown in court Tuesday as the six men faced a judge