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Locked and Loaded: Could Iran Sink the U.S. Navy If War Breaks Out?

Locked and Loaded: Could Iran Sink the U.S. Navy If War Breaks Out?Tehran has lots of missiles. Could they start sinking warships?



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Trump Warns Adversaries U.S. Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ after Attacks on Saudi Oil Supply

Trump Warns Adversaries U.S. Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ after Attacks on Saudi Oil SupplyPresident Trump warned Sunday that the U.S. is "locked and loaded," ready to respond to the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields that crippled the country's oil production, but said Washington is still working to positively identify the culprit.> Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019On Saturday, several coordinated strikes on Saudi Arabia's major oil facilities slashed the country's oil production, which accounts for 5 percent of the world's daily supply, in half.Iran has denied responsibility for the attacks while Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed to be behind them., but the U.S. has indicated it suspects Iran. On Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explicitly blamed Iran, and in a follow-up to his Sunday tweet on Monday, Trump came close to doing the same.> Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.> > — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 14, 2019> Remember when Iran shot down a drone, saying knowingly that it was in their “airspace” when, in fact, it was nowhere close. They stuck strongly to that story knowing that it was a very big lie. Now they say that they had nothing to do with the attack on Saudi Arabia. We’ll see?> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019



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Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attackTensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking, led Trump to authorize the release of U.S. strategic reserves should they be necessary to stabilize markets.



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Trump warns the US is ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Trump warns the US is ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilitiesThe US believes it knows who was behind the damaging drone attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities and is "locked and loaded", Donald Trump has warned.However, the president tweeted that American officials were "waiting to hear" from the Middle Eastern kingdom "as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed".



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Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oil

Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ after attack on Saudi oilThe attack has cut into global energy supplies by halving the kingdom’s oil production.



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10-year-old student found with loaded gun at Long Island elementary school: police

10-year-old student found with loaded gun at Long Island elementary school: policeAuthorities on Long Island are investigating after a 10-year-old student wasallegedly caught with a loaded handgun at his elementary school on Monday



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Moody photo from Mars shows a giant crater loaded with ice

Moody photo from Mars shows a giant crater loaded with iceFlying over the frigid northern reaches of Mars, the orbiting Mars Express satellite captured images of the 50-mile wide Korolev crater filled with ice. Korolev is an especially alluring sight, not just because it's a well-preserved impact crater but because it's loaded with ice over a mile deep year round.  Launched 15 years ago by the European Space Agency (ESA), Mars Express often focuses on glaciers and ice in the Martian polar regions.  The Korolev crater's ice is resistant to melting during the warmer summer seasons because the massive plain of ice creates a "cold trap," ESA explains. When air travels above the crater, it cools and sinks over the ice, building a sort of cool "shield" over the ice.  The Mars Orbiter looking down upon the Korolev crater.Image: esaSo even as the seasons change, Korolev remains brimming with ice. Most Martian craters, even in cooler regions, don't remain full year-round.  As Mars Express zips over the desert planet, it takes photos of different strips of land, and then transmits the pictures back to Earth.  ESA scientists then combine the images together to build a coherent picture of different Martian landforms, dried-up lakes, and masses of frozen water.  These Korolev images above are composites of five different photos, each taken during a separate orbit across Mars. SEE ALSO: Scientists spot the farthest known object in our solar system, and it's pink Korolev is named for a giant in space history: rocket scientist Sergei Korolev.  Korolev headed the Soviet space program and famously beat the Americans into space. The Soviets, under Korolev's leadership, sent both the first human and satellite into space.  "He’s a key figure in space history — though he died much too early," space historian Robert Pearlman said. Mars Express continues to actively scour the red Martian terrain and transmit truly brilliant extraterrestrial images back to Earth. WATCH: NASA announces its servers were hacked



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Zachary Cruz Recalls Time His Brother Nikolas Pointed Gun at Him: 'It Was Loaded and Everything'

Zachary Cruz Recalls Time His Brother Nikolas Pointed Gun at Him: 'It Was Loaded and Everything'"I thought I was going to die," Zachary Cruz said.



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Toddler shoots pregnant mother after finding father's loaded gun

Toddler shoots pregnant mother after finding father's loaded gunA three-year-old girl shot her pregnant mother after finding her father’s loaded gun, police said. Shanique Thomas was sitting in the front seat of the car outside shops in Merrillville, Indiana, a small town around 40 miles south of Chicago, when she was shot between the chest and shoulder, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. “There was blood flowing all from her stomach – just coming out like water, like a faucet,” said Hadassah Zirkle, who was working in a shop nearby when someone walked in and told her a woman was bleeding outside.



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'I won't be a Gabby Giffords': Congressman pulls out loaded pistol in front of gun control activists

'I won't be a Gabby Giffords': Congressman pulls out loaded pistol in front of gun control activistsA US congressman said he pulled out a loaded Smith & Wesson pistol during a meeting with gun control activists on Friday in a bid to prove that firearms were not responsible for violence. House Republican Ralph Norman of South Carolina told The Post and Courier newspaper that he drew the handgun and placed it on a table while at a "Coffee With Your Congressman" event at a diner, in an attempt to convey that guns are only dangerous if in the wrong hands. "I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords," said Norman, 64, referring to the former congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in the head during a meet-and-greet outside a grocery store in 2011. Giffords was gravely wounded in that attack. She survived and became a prominent gun safety advocate. Both Giffords and her husband, retired Nasa astronaut Mark Kelly, are longtime gun owners. "Americans are increasingly faced with a stark choice: leaders like Gabby, who work hard together to find solutions to problems, or extremists like the NRA and Congressman Norman, who rely on intimidation tactics and perpetuating fear," Kelly said in a statement. Gabby Giffords, of Arizona, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 Credit: AP "If we want to protect our kids and communities, Congress must get serious about passing safer gun laws. For our kids’ sake, let’s show our leaders we expect them to behave more like Gabby and less like Congressman Norman." The paper said Norman also claimed: "I don’t mind dying… But whoever shoots me better shoot well or I’m shooting back." Norman’s indelicate reference to Giffords appeared to suggest that her debilitating injury was in some way due to her not being adequately armed. The congressman later issued a statement saying he is a concealed carry permit holder and regularly brings his gun with him when in public. "Mental health, and more importantly, a lack of morality is the driving force behind this epidemic. Guns are not the problem," he said, adding that he had responded appropriately to questions by "a group of organised anti-gun activists." America's arsenal – different kinds of registered guns in the US The incident came as Americans debate the prospect of Congress passing new gun safety laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including a February massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. Last year during his unsuccessful US Senate campaign, former judge Roy Moore of Alabama drew a pistol from his pocket while on stage at a rally as a way to show the Republican candidate’s commitment to the constitutional right to bear arms.



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