Tuesday, July 27

Associated Press

Associated Press, Military & Defense, Military & Defense Contributors, Naval Special Warfare, Navy SEAL, News Contributor, Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewmen, U.S. Navy, women in the military

For the first time, a woman has qualified as a Navy special operator

A first female sailor has for the first time completed the grueling course to be a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman. Those boat operators transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea. It's the latest inroad for women into some of the military's most difficult and competitive commando jobs. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Associated Press, Austria, Bites, Invasive Species, Pets, python, Snakes, toilets

A man in Austria was bitten by a 5-foot-python that slithered into his toilet

A man in Austria got a surprise during a visit to the toilet on Monday.  He was bitten by a python that apparently escaped from his neighbor's apartment, the AP reported.  The 65-year-old victim "felt a 'nip' in the genital area" according to police.  See more stories on Insider's business page. A 65-year-old man in Austria got a surprise when he sat on his toilet Monday morning, according to an AP report. The culprit: a 1.6-meter (5 1/4-foot) python that apparently escaped from his neighbor's apartment and traveled through the drains. The victim "felt a 'nip' in the genital area," local police told the AP in a statement. It was th...
Aircraft Carrier, Associated Press, F-35b, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Iraq, isis, Military & Defense, Military & Defense Contributors, News Contributor, Royal Navy, Russia, Syria

The UK’s new aircraft carrier has joined the fight against ISIS, and Russia is watching it closely

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's new aircraft carrier, is taking on the "lion's share" of operations against ISIS in Iraq. It's the first time a British aircraft carrier has supported live military operations on the ground in over two decades. It has also drawn the interest of Russia, whose warplanes try to keep tabs on the US and British F-35 jets aboard the carrier. See more stories on Insider's business page. EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — Britain's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is helping to take on the "lion's share" of operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, UK naval commanders said.It has also piqu...
Associated Press, North Korea, Nuclear, Politics

Kim Jong Un said North Korea must be’fully prepared for confrontation’ with the US

During the G7 Summit, world leaders called on North Korea to stop its nuclear program. Days later, Kim Jong Un ordered his government to prepare for conflict with the US. He also said to prepare for dialogue, suggesting he may be interested in returning to talks. See more stories on Insider's business page. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be fully prepared for confrontation with the Biden administration, state media reported Friday, days after the United States and other major powers urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks.Kim issued the order Thursday during an ongoing ruling pa...