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Someone Threw A Molotov Cocktail At An Arizona Marine Recruiting Office
A Marine Corps recruiting station was targeted by a firebombing spree that has imperiled multiple buildings across Tucson, Arizona this week, the Arizona Daily Star reports.
- The recruiting station, one of four crime scenes investigated by the Tucson Police Department on Tuesday, was struck by a "Molotov cocktail-type incendiary device" in the early morning of Oct. 30, law enforcement officials told the Arizona Daily Star.
- The recruiting station was empty at the time of the incident and no personnel were injured, a Marine Corps spokesman told Marine Corps Times in a statement.
- “There was minimal damage to the station and operations have not been interrupted,” Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Wood said in the statement. “The safety of our recruiters, civilian employees and prospective applicants is a top priority so we will continue to cooperate with local authorities as they lead the ongoing investigation.”
- The other targets included a Chase Bank, a Wells Fargo Bank, and a Starbucks, law enforcement officials told the Arizona Daily Star.
- This isn't the first time vandals have targeted recruiters: In August, protestors smashed the windows of a Marine Corps recruiting office in Berkeley, California.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area were not fully implemented.
Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone" Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border.
President Trump stoked confusion Friday by declaring the U.S. has "secured the Oil" in the Middle East amid continued fallout from the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that he enabled by pulling American troops out of the region.
It wasn't immediately clear what the president was talking about, as there were no publicly known developments in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East relating to oil. White House aides did not return requests for comment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.
The investigation, the results of which were released on Friday by Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's office, centered on whether Clinton, who served as the top U.S. diplomat from 2009 to 2013, jeopardized classified information by using a private email server rather than a government one.
BYESVILLE — A Meadowbrook High School student removed from class last Friday for being intoxicated is now facing a felony charge after allegedly threatening to shoot people if the previous incident harmed his chances to join a branch of the United States military.
Gabriel D. Blackledge, 18, of Cambridge, is facing one count of making terrorist threats, a third-degree felony, filed by the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office on Thursday. Blackledge remained incarcerated in the county jail on a $250,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed, according to the sheriff's office's website.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States "is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Friday said Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.