The U.S. announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks.
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U.S. Congressman Nadler becomes woozy at briefing, says he feels better
U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler became woozy and appeared almost to faint during a press briefing on Friday with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the congressman said soon after that he had been dehydrated and was now feeling better.
Wall St. clings to slight gains after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes
Wall Street's major indexes edged higher on Friday in a rebound from the previous session's losses after upbeat comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors.
Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats
A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations.
Family calls Wisconsin girl's kidnapper 'monster' ahead of his sentencing
Family members of 13-year-old Jayme Closs said the Wisconsin man who murdered her parents and kidnapped her was a "monster" who stole her "normal life," in testimony ahead of his sentencing on Friday.
Three Indian climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount Everest
Three Indian climbers and one Nepali guide died on Mount Everest in the past couple of days, taking to seven the total number killed or missing on the world's highest mountain in this year's climbing season, Nepali officials said on Friday.
'Off the scale' excitement for fans as Spice Girls reunion opens
Fans from near and far got what they really really really wanted on Friday night when the ultimate 1990s girl band, the Spice Girls, opened their long awaited reunion tour at last in Dublin.
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