Governor Rick Scott said, "I'm proud to honor some of Florida's great veterans for their service to our state and country. As a son of a World War II veteran and Navy veteran myself, I recognize the sacrifices our service members make to protect our freedom.
UN Negotiating Nuclear Arms Ban as US and Others Boycott
The United Nations began negotiations Monday on an international nuclear weapons ban, which is opposed by countries that already possess nuclear weapons.
Proponents of the ban see nuclear arms as a threat to global security and warn that the weapons can have catastrophic effects if used. More than 120 nations voted last year in favor of launching the treaty talks.
U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo said nuclear weapons pose an "existential threat to humanity" and that the need for disarmament has never been so urgent.
Tillerson Will Not Meet Turkey Opposition in Ankara Visit
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.
Thursday's visit comes at a politically sensitive time in Turkey as the country prepares for a referendum on April 16 that proposes to change the constitution to give Erdogan new powers.
A senior State Department official said Tillerson will meet with Erdogan and government ministers involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.
Uber Suspends Self-driving Car Program After Arizona CrashUber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday (March 25th) after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.
The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said.
Even so, the company said it was grounding driverless cars involved in a pilot program in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco pending the outcome of investigation into the crash on Friday evening in Tempe.
Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release