Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

Aug 25, 2016

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

The top naval officer says four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired. The chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, says the incident involving guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (NIT’-zee) reflects the greater ...

Iran, Ecuador weigh ways to boost crude prices

Aug 25, 2016

Iran, Ecuador weigh ways to boost crude prices

Iran and Ecuador on Wednesday discussed ways that the two countries can strengthen oil prices as Iran signals it may support joint efforts by exporters to prop up flagging crude. Iran has been boosting output since Western sanctions were eased in January. Tehran refused ...

Aug 25, 2016

Pilot pulled from plane in Michigan pleads no contest to being drunk

An American Airlines co-pilot who was grounded at a Detroit-area airport because of excessive alcohol has pleaded no contest. Defense attorney Frank J. Manley says John Maguire was placed on probation Wednesday during an appearance in court in Romulus, Michigan. He was charged with ...

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

Aug 25, 2016

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

The latest revolutionary robot is not the metallic, costly machine you would expect. It is squishy and wireless, uses no batteries and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that ...