42,000 Coast Guard members will get their paycheck on Monday, but when the next arrives remains unclear

Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons/US Coast Guard WASHINGTON — In a surprise reversal Friday night, Coast Guard officials announced that service members will receive their regularly scheduled paychecks next week, despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a message to all Coast Guard members, Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray said that service and Department of […]

The old guard may be turning against the Russian space program

Enlarge / In 1998, STS-91 Mission Specialist and Russian cosmonaut Valery Victorovitch Ryumin is assisted with his flight suit prior to his entry into the space shuttle Discovery. (credit: NASA) Valery Ryumin has had a long career as an engineer and cosmonaut: he was twice named a Hero of the Soviet Union, a veteran of […]

They all look the same? Argentine honor guard mistakes Chinese official for President Xi (VIDEO)

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in for a full-on welcoming ceremony as he arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit. It seemed to kick off a little early, though – as soon as the honor guard saw a Chinese person exit the plane. When the plane door opened, and a Chinese official stepped out, a […]

McGregor settles out of court with security guard who wanted $95K after being ‘hit by drinks cans’

MMA star Conor McGregor has agreed an out-of-court settlement after a Las Vegas security guard filed a $ 95,000 lawsuit against him for allegedly being hit by energy drinks cans at a UFC press conference in August 2016. MGM Grand security guard William Pegg filed the lawsuit after being caught in the melee at the […]

WATCH Russian Coast Guard pursuing Ukrainian vessels violating territorial waters

Russian Border Guard ships have been chasing Ukrainian vessels that violated the border and were approaching Kerch Strait that separates Crimea from Russian mainland. The video taken from one of the Russian ships shows Ukraine’s artillery boats and a tugboat maneuvering dangerously closed to Russia’s vessels. [embedded content] The incident came as the Ukrainian Navy […]

Ted Cruz suggested sending the National Guard to thwart the migrant caravan at the border, calling it a ‘serious threat’

Gary Williams/Getty Images US Sen. Ted Cruz suggested mobilizing the National Guard to the southern border where thousands of Central American migrants are making their way toward the US. Cruz suggested sending the National Guard or amassing more Border Patrol agents, citing former presidents.  A United Nations spokesman said more than 7,000 migrants have joined the caravan. Trump […]

US Coast Guard ‘removed’ after making ‘white power’ hand signal on live TV (VIDEO)

The US Coast Guard has “removed” one of its members from the Hurricane Florence response team after he allegedly made a ‘white power’ hand signal during a live TV broadcast. The unidentified team member made the “offensive” ‘OK’ hand gesture while looking into the camera during a live broadcast with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Captain […]

Trump reportedly caught the Japanese prime minister off guard during a meeting at the White House by saying ‘I remember Pearl Harbor’

AP/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump reportedly told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe “I remember Pearl Harbor” during a meeting at the White House in June, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The reported comment is part of an increasingly complicated relationship between the two world leaders. Trump imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Japan, and Abe […]

Arizona joins Texas, sends out National Guard in border crackdown

Over two hundred members of the Arizona National Guard are en route to the Mexican border to support President Donald Trump’s clampdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Defense Secretary James Mattis authorized the deployment of up to 4,000 troops to the border last Friday, following an executive order from President Trump. The troops will […]