The U.S. military and other analysts made clear their skepticism. The U.S. confirmed that Russia did conduct a strike in that area on that date, but as to al-Baghdadi’s fate, a Pentagon spokesman said: “We have no information to corroborate those reports.” The circumstances surrounding his alleged death were also questionable. It struck experts as unlikely that so many high-level ISIS leaders would all meet together in the middle of a military hot zone, making themselves vulnerable to a targeted strike. And, of course, al-Baghdadi has a reputation for getting “killed” or critically injured, over and over again. … [Read more...] about Is ISIS’s Elusive Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead?
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019 file photo, a guard stands in front of Aramco's oil processing facility after the Sept. 14, 2019, attack on Aramco's oil processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province. A small instrument that two reports say was found inside drones which targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels, matches components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Conflict Armament Research said in a report released on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that these gyroscopes within the drones have only been found inside those manufactured by Iran. less … [Read more...] about Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks
“You cheated and you didn’t earn it,” Judge said. “That’s how I feel. ... It wasn’t earned the way of playing the game right and fighting to the end and knowing that we’re competing, we’re competitors.” … [Read more...] about Rob Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy a ‘piece of metal’
It was a sordid tale of corruption that exposed how the DeBartolo family did business. For all his success on the field — the 49ers won five Super Bowls under DeBartolo’s regime — the team struggled mightily to recover from that mess. The 49ers have had occasional success since Eddie was pushed aside, but the team has not thrived under the stewardship of his sister, Denise DeBartolo-York. … [Read more...] about Did Eddie DeBartolo deserve a pardon from President Trump? Rice, Lott caught up in a political play
There’s a lot at stake in the 2020 election. Where do you stand on the issues? If you’re voting in the Democratic primary, see which of the candidates running in California’s March 3 primary best line up with your views by answering our Candidate Matchmaker questions. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: The Trump policy Newsom doesn’t seem to be fighting