US long watched Soleimani, but feared risks of a strike

first_imgThe Bush and Obama administrations both weighed striking Soleimani but decided the risks were too high. Officials said they were concerned about Iranian retaliation and also worried that killing Soleimani wouldn’t have an effect on Iran’s regional provocations and support for terror groups. Trump said Friday that Soleimani should have been taken out years ago. Earlier Friday, the United States announced it was sending nearly 3,000 more army troops to the Mideast. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to target Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a departure from the previous two administrations. last_img read more

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One killed in car crash in Chemung County

first_imgTOWN OF SOUTHPORT (WBNG) — The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office says one person was killed in a one-car crash Tuesday afternoon. He was transported to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, they say. The sheriff’s office says 69-year-old John J. Pendleton was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Southport. The sheriff’s office says it believes Pendleton had a “medical episode” which caused him to leave the roadway. New York State Police, Pine City and Southport Volunteer Fire departments and Erway Ambulance responded to the incident.last_img read more

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164 people recover from COVID-19 in Broome County

first_imgOnly counties that do not foresee a surge in COVID-19 cases are allowed to have hospitals performing the surgeries. For a map detailing where cases are located in Broome County, click here. Wednesday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced select counties, including Broome, will allow elective surgeries. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced there are 97 active cases of the coronavirus in the County. In total, 282 cases have been reported. Additionally, Garnar also said Lourdes and UHS hospitals will be able to perform elective surgeries. Healthcare workers or essential employees that wish to be tested for COVID-19 may get a test Friday, but they need to make an appointment first.center_img 164 people have recovered from the virus and 21 people have died. Coronavirus numbers Garnar also reminded county residents that a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site has been established at Binghamton University. Drive-thru testing and elective surgeries Broome County April 29 coronavirus updatelast_img read more

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