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Iran-backed fighters on alert in east Syria after U.S. strikes

Iran-backed fighters were on alert in eastern Syria on Saturday, a day after U.S. forces launched retaliatory airstrikes on sites in the war-torn country, opposition activists said. The airstrikes came after a suspected Iran-made drone killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six other Americans on Thursday.

Pentagon spokesman U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder departs after speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Friday, March 24, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Powder, threat sent to Manhattan DA investigating Trump

A powdery substance was found Friday with a threatening letter in a mailroom at the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the latest security scare as the prosecutor weighs a potential historic indictment of former President Donald Trump, authorities said.

New York Police Department officers of the emergency service unit arrive at the courthouse after powder in an envelope meant for the district attorney's office was found, Friday, March 24, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Jet pitched wildly, killing 1, amid cockpit warnings: NTSB

A business jet flying over New England violently pitched upward then downward, fatally injuring a passenger, after pilots responding to automated cockpit warnings switched off a system that helps keep the aircraft stable, U.S. transportation investigators reported Friday.

Dana Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, participates in the Ghana Compact signing ceremony during the US Africa Leaders Summit at the State Department in Washington on Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)



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