A Congressional audit finds that the two newest aircraft carriers have $130 billion in underestimated maintenance costs. The maintenance costs include septic problems that force the use of chemicals to prevent clogging. The chemicals add up to total $400,000 a flush. [Link]
The Pentagon is concerned the financial crisis will allow foreign companies to buy stock in US defense companies. [Link]
The mayor of LA says the city will shut off power and water to nonessential businesses that remain open. [Link]
Julian Assange was denied bail. His legal team requested bail for Assange due to the increased risk to his life posed by remaining in jail during the corona outbreak. [Link]
Nine members of Congress send a letter to the Secretary of State and Treasury asking for sanctions to be lifted on Iran during the coronavirus crisis. [Link]
Russia suspends war games to prevent the spread of coronavirus. [Link]
Coronavirus lockdowns across the Middle East are preventing aid groups from helping people in war zones. [Link]
France is withdrawing all of its troops from Iraq because of the coronavirus. [Link]
The US Navy fires missiles in the South China Sea as a warning to China. [Link]
The US sails a warship through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]
The Taliban says the Afghan government will begin releasing Taliban prisoners by the end of March. [Link]
Secretary of State Pompeo described his trip to Afghanistan as frustrating. [Link]
The leader of the Israeli parliament steps down. He was an ally of Netanyahu and stepped down rather than comply with an order of the high court. [Link]
The high court orders an election for a new speaker of parliament to be held today. The election is seen as a blow to Netanyahu as the new speaker is unlikely to be an ally. The opposition to Netanyahu is trying to pass a new law that would prevent him from taking a fourth term as prime minister. [Link]
Turkey says two of its soldiers were killed by Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Turkey says it carried out airstrikes in response, killing eight Kurdish militants. [Link]
US News Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on charges related to the dead sex trafficker. [Link] Large US corporations are threatening to pull ads from Facebook in an effort to get the social network to censor...
US News Seattle’s mayor ordered the police to clear the CHAZ. [Link] Minneapolis’ city council has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money to hire private security for themselves. [Link] A family had to demolish their home after a SWAT team destroyed it trying to remove a...
US News The Supreme Court ruled against a strict Louisiana abortion law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal members in a 5-4 decision. [Link] The Colorado police officers that killed Elijah McClain were placed on paid leave after photos surfaced showing...
US News Reddit purged several subreddits, including a pro-Trump forum. [Link] Twitch suspends Trump’s account. [Link] Secretary of State Pompeo announces the US will stop exporting some “dual-use” items to Hong Kong because of his view that Hong Kong is not...
US News Boston bans the use of facial recognition. [Link] Eight of the Minneapolis police officers to be fired since 2006, six have gotten their jobs reinstated after intervention from the police union. [Link] Senator Rand Paul is leading an effort to restrict police...
US News Three North Carolina cops were fired after accidentally recording themselves talking about killing black people. [Link] 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. Over 6 million have filed for unemployment since the start of June. [Link] The Air...