Iran War: As U.S. sends 3,500 more troops to mideast, the vibe in Baghdad is bad

PHOTO - In this 2016 photo released by the office of Iran's supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. Soleimani was killed yesterday in U.S. airstrike on the Baghdad airport in Iraq.

As the U.S. sends some 3,500 additional troops to the mideast, Washington Post reporter Mustafa Salim [@Mustafa_salimb on Twitter] describes the mood in Baghdad as grim. Read the rest

IRAQ: Rocket strikes reported at US-Iraqi military base near Baghdad airport

BREAKING NEWS: There are reports in the Iraqi capital of missiles striking near Baghdad airport, after a series of explosions were heard.

Citing Iraqi security forces, Al Jazeera reported that rockets targeted a joint US-Iraqi counterterrorism military site in the area. Multiple news agencies in the region are reporting civilian casualties in the rocket attack. Read the rest

TRUMP IMPEACHED — ABUSE OF POWER & OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS

HOUSE VOTES FOR IMPEACHMENT IN HISTORIC VOTE

American warship seizes what U.S. says are Iran missile parts headed to Yemen

Oh boy. Here we go. Read the rest

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid scrutiny over Jeffrey Epstein 2008 plea deal

Trump Labor Secretary under fire for his previous handling of Jeffrey Epstein case in Florida

Possible detection of Sarin reported at Facebook facility in Menlo Park, 'no employees exposed,' may be false positive

No employees have been exposed to the substance, officials said.

Calls of 'active shooter' lead to evacuation of Century City Mall, Los Angeles police respond to reports of 'Man with a Gun'

“Nothing has been confirmed,” an LAPD officer told LA Times. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.”

Apple campus death: Male employee dead in conference room, reports of a gun involved

An Apple employee was found dead in a conference room at One Infinite Loop in Cupertino on Wednesday morning. Early reports indicate the victim was carrying a gun. The name of the deceased has not been released at the time of this blog post. Read the rest