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Iran President Suggests Western Troops ‘Could Be in Danger’ over Threats to Nuclear Deal

Iran President Suggests Western Troops ‘Could Be in Danger’ over Threats to Nuclear DealIranian President Hassan Rouhani said that U.S. and European troops are in “danger” after Germany, France, and the United Kingdom triggered a dispute mechanism in the Obama-led Iran nuclear deal.“Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting. “We want you to leave this region but not with war. We want you to go wisely. It is to your own benefit.”Rouhani also angrily reiterated that Iran does not seek a nuclear weapon.The three European powers announced their decision to invoke the conflict resolution mechanism on Monday in a joint statement, saying that had been “left with no choice, given Iran’s actions.”Following a U.S. airstrike that killed general Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force, Iran announced it was ending “its final limitations” under the nuclear deal.The dispute mechanism allows for a disputation process that will last 15 days. If no solution is agreed upon, Iran could face reimposed sanctions from the international community.President Trump took the U.S. out of the nuclear deal in May 2018, despite the protestations of European leaders, after calling the deal “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”“It is clear to me we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb, under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement,” the President said at the time.Iran first made public a major breach of the deal in July when it exceeded the allotted 3.67 percent maximum uranium enrichment, while remaining far short of the 90 percent required to construct a nuclear weapon.



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Paighton Houston: Missing woman sent text saying she was in danger

Paighton Houston: Missing woman sent text saying she was in dangerA woman who went missing during a night out eight days ago sent a final text message saying she was “in trouble”.Paighton Houston, 29, was last seen leaving the Tin Roof live music bar in Birmingham, Alabama, with two men on 20 December.



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Missing Idaho siblings are in serious danger, FBI says

Missing Idaho siblings are in serious danger, FBI saysA relative says the children's mother and stepfather have cult-like religious beliefs that could have played a role in the case.



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Over 700 historians 'strongly' endorse Trump's impeachment, calling him a 'clear and present danger to the Constitution'

Over 700 historians 'strongly' endorse Trump's impeachment, calling him a 'clear and present danger to the Constitution'This comes before the House is set to hold a full vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.



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Wildfires, power outages, now flooding? California has a dam problem – and desert communities might be in danger

Wildfires, power outages, now flooding? California has a dam problem – and desert communities might be in dangerA new report by the Army Corps of Engineers says Californians may have to add risk of flooding in desert communities to their list of hardships.



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FBI chief warns Congress of danger from 'self-radicalized' domestic terrorists

FBI chief warns Congress of danger from 'self-radicalized' domestic terroristsFederal law enforcement and homeland security officials warned about the growing threat of domestic terrorism at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday.



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Manhunt launched for teenager in ‘extreme danger’ abducted from bedroom

Manhunt launched for teenager in ‘extreme danger’ abducted from bedroomA manhunt has been launched to find a 14-year-old girl in “extreme danger” who is believed to have been abducted from her bedroom by a 33-year-old man, US authorities said.An amber alert has been issued to find Isabel Shae Hicks and her suspected abductor Bruce William Lynch Jr.



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Google Maps Banned on Sardinia? Mayor Wants Service Blocked After Putting Tourists in Danger

Google Maps Banned on Sardinia? Mayor Wants Service Blocked After Putting Tourists in DangerGettyROME—Salvatore Corrias, the mayor of the Sardinian hamlet of Baunei, is fed up. Emergency services in his island town have been called out 144 times over the last 18 months to rescue tourists who nearly followed Google map directions to their deaths. The last straw was last week when the owners of a Porsche were trying to reach a secluded white sand beach but ended up being directed to a steep cliff several hundred feet above it. “There was no way down to the beach on foot for them,” Corrias told The Daily Beast. “There wasn’t even a way to turn their expensive car around. But even worse, if they had followed the directions at night, Google would have sent them right off the cliff.”In the end, Baunei first responders had to turn the car around by physically lifting it up and pointing it back down the mountain range after rescuers reached them on foot (knowing they could not actually drive on the road they were called to). Now Corrias has put up signage all over the island to warn visitors “no Google maps.” The rescues are depleting the tiny town’s coffers so Corrias has filed a complaint to the ministry that oversees internet matters to try to block the Google Map signal on the island. “We wrote to Google hundreds of times, so we have no choice but to file a legal complaint to block it,” he says. In the meantime, he’s asked managers of hotels, museums, and restaurants on the island to warn tourists in cars and hikers exploring the island on foot not to rely on the popular service, urging them to use paper maps instead.Baunei is not the only town that has a problem thanks to bad directions by GPS navigation services. Several hamlets in the Alps have also signed petitions to try to block the signals because of the number of skiers trying to reach remote mountain areas who end up on service roads traversable only with heavy equipment. Last year alone, four parties had to be airlifted out of remote areas they reached entirely by bad directions. Google Maps also notoriously sends drivers into Venice despite the fact that the city is car-free.Comune di BauneiIt should be noted that Google is not the only provider with a GPS app that leads people astray. Waze, which is widely used in Europe, bills itself as a real-time traffic-beating app, but there have been plenty of complaints that the app sends people to road construction sites, which is why they seem like less congested routes. Near-death by GPS is not just about sending drivers off cliffs or into rivers. In 2016, 52-year-old Italian tourist Roberto Bardella died in Brazil when he and a friend were on motorcycles touring the city. They followed Google Map directions to the beach from the Christ the Redeemer statue, which sent them into the dangerous Rio de Janeiro favela of Morro dos Prazeres where they were accosted and killed. Bardella was wearing a helmet cam, which the thugs thought was a police camera, authorities said at a time. Had they asked directions from a real person, they would have never been sent through the dangerous area. Google does know it has a problem. When asked for a comment, Google public affairs sent a blanket statement that has been printed widely since the news of the ban broke. “We’re aware of an issue in Sardinia where Google Maps is routing some drivers down roads that can be difficult to navigate due to their terrain,” the statement reads. “We’re currently investigating ways that we can better alert drivers about these types of roads.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapseThe second of two cranes towering over the site where a New Orleans hotel construction project partially collapsed two days ago is now considered in danger of toppling. Two other workers are known dead at the project site, which sits on the edge of the historic French Quarter. The coroner’s office in New Orleans has identified one of two workers known to have died when a hotel under construction partially collapsed.



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Power coming back in Northern California, fire danger eases

Power coming back in Northern California, fire danger easesThe lights were back on Friday for more than half of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity after the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility switched it off earlier this week to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires during dry, windy weather. PG&E restored the power in Northern California after workers inspected power lines to make sure it was safe to do so.



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