The U.S. military confirmed on Monday a crash by an E-11A military aircraft in Afghanistan's Ghazni province but, despite claims by Taliban insurgents that they shot it down, said there were "no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire." "Taliban claims that additional aircraft have crashed are false," a U.S. military spokesman, Colonel Sonny Leggett, wrote on Twitter.
Eight people were killed in a late night fire that swept through docked boats on a lake in the southern US state of Alabama, the local fire chief said Monday. "At this point, I can confirm eight fatalities," said Gene Necklaus, the fire chief of Scottsboro, Alabama, a small town on the banks of Guntersville Lake where the blaze broke out.
President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States was offering to help China in combatting the spread of a virus that has sparked fears of global contagion. "We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus," Trump tweeted.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the White House would release his long-delayed Middle East peace plan at noon (1700 GMT) on Tuesday. Trump made the remark to reporters as he greeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
"Instead of a delusional 'Deal of the Century' — which will be D.O.A.— self-described 'champions of democracy' would do better to accept Iran's democratic solution proposed by Ayatollah @khamenei_ir: A referendum whereby ALL Palestinians —Muslim, Jew or Christian — decide their future," Zarif wrote.