Author Archives: B.J. Etherbridge

White House Considering New Executive Order To Ban Huawei, ZTE Purchases

  President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies […]

Freak Golf Cart Accident Kills Two Tourists In Thailand

Two men have died after their wives accidentally rammed their golf cart and knocked them into a river on a golf course in Thailand. The two South Korean couples, who were on vacation in northern Thailand’s Phitsanulok province, were on a ferry crossing a river that runs through the course when the women’s golf cart […]

Breaking News: Saudi King Shakes Up Government In Wake Of Khashoggi Killing

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered a government reshuffle on Thursday, appointing a new foreign minister and refreshing other top posts, after the global fallout over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was demoted to minister of state for foreign affairs, and replaced by a veteran former finance minister, Ibrahim Al-Assaf, […]

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019

  With the results of last month’s midterm elections marijuana basically won ten states have now legalized cannabis for adults, while 33 allow medical use. Those victories at the ballot box capped a year in which the fight to reform prohibitionist cannabis policies advanced significantly at the state, federal and international levels. The tally of states that […]

Breaking News: After Trump’s Visit, Iraqi Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal

Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Politicians from both blocs of Iraq’s divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the […]

Thai Cave Rescue: The Cave Film Shares Behind-The-Scenes Shots

The dramatic Thai cave rescue unfolded like a film. It involved a desperate search, selfless volunteers, an audacious rescue, and 12 boys and one man determined to survive against the odds. Several films of the rescue are being planned, but the first to finish filming is The Cave by Thai-Irish director Tom Waller, which involves […]

Cruise Entertainer Went Overboard From Ship

  A 20-year-old British cruise ship entertainer is missing after going overboard on Christmas Day, operator Royal Caribbean has said. The US Coast Guard has been searching through the night for Arron Hough after he went missing from the Harmony of the Seas. The vessel was 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, at the […]