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Man Arrested For Urinating Near White House Had A Cache Of Weapons In His Car
A man was arrested on the morning of Sept. 22 near the White House after a cache of arms were found in his car, reports CNN. Police reportedly uncovered the stockpile of weapons after encountering the suspect allegedly urinated outside a nearby art gallery and subsequently searching his vehicle.
The man, identified as Timothy Joseph Bates, 37, of Collierville, Tennessee, was stopped by police at 7:15 a.m. near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — a block from the White House — reportedly told Secret Service Uniformed Division officers that he was in the area to speak with the director of the National Security Agency, Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
According to an incident report provided to CNN, the man was seeking “advice on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head."
After he admitted to police to possessing multiple weapons in his car — a 2009 Nissan, with Fraternal Order of Police license plates, though it's unclear at this time if the man was known to police — the man agreed to let law enforcement officers search his vehicle.
The search turned up brass knuckles, three knifes, and numerous firearms, as well as suppressors and ammunition. According to The Washington Post weapons included: “a Glock handgun, a Rossi .357, a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, a Bushmaster M4 assault-style weapon, a Tec-9 with a silencer, an XD-S .45-caliber handgun, a Norinco AK-47, numerous rounds of ammunition, a folding knife, a blackjack and brass knuckles.”
The man was transported to a D.C. facility for “mental observation” and later taken to a local police station, where he was charged with numerous weapons violations.
Seeing as the a fella arrested for going No. 1 outside of the White House wanted to chat with two high-ranking defense officials, it’s possible he may have missed a golden opportunity to chat with the administration’s de facto No. 2 — retired Marine Gen. John Kelly.
According to a Sept. 22 Washington Post report, the White House chief of staff has recently taken to conducting roving patrols of the grounds, where he checks up on Secret Service agents to see if they have what they need — a holdover from his Marine Corps days, no doubt.
Given the excitement of the morning, it’d be interesting to know what Kelly thought of the duty logbook entry that day — and whether or not an unsuspecting 8th and I Marine was put on a working party to clean up the, uh, mess.
WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of individuals from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan and was in the process of confirming their identities, U.S. and Afghan officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
On Monday, the U.S. military said an E-11A aircraft had crashed in the province of Ghazni, but disputed claims by the Taliban militant group that they brought it down.
When officials commemorate an act of heroism, or a tragedy, or both, they almost always cite the numbers.
On Monday, it was the number 40. That's how many years it's been since the Coast Guard suffered the worst peacetime tragedy in its history.
And 23: the number of lives lost aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn after it collided with a passing 605-foot oil tanker in the waters of Tampa Bay.
And, perhaps most poignantly, the number 18. That's how old Seaman Apprentice William Flores was when he heroically went down with his ship. As the Blackthorn capsized, Flores stayed aboard, throwing life jackets to his fellow seamen. He allowed even more jackets to float to escaping crew members by propping open a locker door with his own belt.
Then, the 180-foot cutter sucked Flores into the depths of Tampa Bay.
"He drowned about 15 feet away from me," remembered Jeff Huse, a survivor of the Blackthorn. "I probably floated with one of the life jackets that he tossed out."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel.
Senior administration officials, briefing Reuters on the details of a plan the president was due to announce at the White House at mid-day, said that under Trump's proposed Middle East peace plan the United States will recognize Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank.
In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while Palestinian statehood is negotiated, the officials said.
The US government is letting Marine veteran Austin Tice languish in a Syrian prison, according to his mother
The mother of Marine veteran Austin Tice told reporters on Monday that a top U.S. official is refusing to give permission for a meeting with the Syrian government to negotiate the release of her son, who went missing near Damascus in 2012.
"Apparently, somewhere in the chain, there is a senior U.S. government official who is hesitating or stalling," Debra Tice reportedly said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Debra Tice said she is not certain who this senior official is. She also praised those in government who are working to get her son back.
A retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June.
In a three-minute video posted to his Facebook page and Instagram account Monday, retired Chief Special Operator Edward Gallagher, 40, referred to some of his former teammates as "cowards" and highlighted names, photos and — for those still on active duty — their duty status and current units, something former SEALs say places those men — and the Navy's mission — in jeopardy.