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US unveils new sanctions on Iran

The US announced a fresh round of sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, targeting an Iranian shipping network they say is smuggling "lethal aid" to Yemen, and three agents of an Iranian airline company.

Police face questions about UPS hijacking shootout in Florida

The scene was a nightmare: After a long, televised police chase of a hijacked UPS truck ground to a halt at a jammed South Florida intersection, gunfire erupted seemingly from everywhere Thursday evening — with vehicles stopped at a traffic light serving as officers' impromptu shields.

Why slowing down ships could help save the planet

Shipping has long been one of the world's dirtiest industries. Emissions from ships burn approximately 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases every year, accounting for 3% of global emissions.

UAW ups strike benefits for GM workers

As the United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors reached the end of its fourth week Sunday, the union moved to raise the level of financial support for nearly 50,000 GM workers who walked off the job.