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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general who replaced the leader killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad is vowing revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal. Esmail Ghaani's threat comes as the blowback over the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani mounted with Iraq’s parliament calling for the expulsion of American troops. The developments could bring Iran closer to building an atomic bomb, see an proxy or military attack launched by Tehran against America and enable the revival of the Islamic State group. Adding to the tensions, President Donald Trump threatened to demand compensation from Iraq or impose sanctions if it goes through with expelling U.S. troops.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging House Democrats to move swiftly to rebuke President Donald Trump for undertaking last week’s airstrike on a top Iranian official without consulting Congress. In a letter to Democrats, Pelosi says the House will introduce and vote this week on a war powers resolution to limit Trump’s military actions regarding Iran. On Sunday, Trump reiterated his controversial view that cultural sites in Iran can be targeted if Iran carries out its threat to retaliate for the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Trump also threatened to punish Iraq economically if it follows through on a nonbinding resolution by its parliament to force out U.S. troops.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are investigating the fatal shooting of an airport public safety officer officer in Florence. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says 37-year-old James Edward Bell shot and killed the officer Sunday morning during a traffic stop at Florence Regional Airport. Florence County's coroner identified the victim as 26-year-old Jackson Ryan Winkeler of Dillon. Officials say Bell initially fled but was later captured by Florence County deputies.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could him put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Jury selection is scheduled to start this week in New York City in a case involving allegations that Weinstein raped one woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. It is the only criminal case to arise from dozens of allegations against the Oscar-winning film producer. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and maintains any sexual activity was consensual.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to “1917.” The epic about a World War I mission from director Sam Mendes that was filmed to look like a single continuous shot took home the biggest trophy of the night Sunday, beating out fellow nominees “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “Joker” and “The Two Popes.” It beat only other drama films, however, as the Golden Globes unlike the Oscars has a separate category for best musical or comedy film. Mendes won the best director honor earlier Sunday.
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