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Another Oil Transport Ship Seized Near Iran

After the Stena Impero, a British oil tanker operated by a crew of 32, was seized by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, another oil transport vessel crossing the Strait of Hormuz was boarded by maritime forces.
 
The captain of the Mesdar, an oil tanker from Liberia, reported that the vessel was briefly detained before the guards allowed the ship to continue its transit.
 
In the United Kingdom, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt convened an emergency meeting to discuss the current situation in the Persian Gulf, where the Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in disrupting crude oil traffic by means of sabotage and ship seizures. Secretary Hunt has emphasized that the UK is seeking a diplomatic solution that will prevent the Persian Gulf becoming a flashpoint for armed conflict; as the situation stands, American naval forces are increasing their patrols, and the United States has deployed more troops to the region.
 
Just a couple of weeks ago, a Royal Navy frigate escorting a British Petroleum tanker had to intervene in order to prevent Revolutionary Guards gunboats from getting closer.

American and Canadian Investigators Look Into Double Highway Murder

Homicide detectives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the deaths of Lucas Robertson Fowler and Chynna Noelle Deese, whose bodies were found along the "Highway of Tears" in British Columbia. Robertson, an Australian citizen, invited his girlfriend to visit him in Canada for the purpose of touring natural preserves in the BC province.
 
The stretch of desolate highway where they were found is notorious because of its unusually high number of cases involving missing persons, murders and abductions; preliminary details of the investigation indicate that the couple may have sought assistance with their broken down vehicle before being killed.
 
Earlier this week, RCMP officers also found a burning pickup truck and a deceased male along a road that connects to the same highway.

Pharmaceutical Distributor Accused of Fueling Opioid Epidemic in Rural Communities

Miami-Luken, a distributor of powerful and potentially addictive painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, has been formally indicted in a criminal conspiracy.
 
According to a press release issued by the United States Justice Department, Miami-Luken principals conspired with drugstores in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia to flood the market with the dangerous painkillers, which have played a part in the American opioid crisis.
 
The individuals charged include pharmacists, the company's compliance officer and its former president.

Russian Boxer Undergoes Brain Surgery After Violent Defeat

Maxim Dadashev, a former lightweight boxing champion, is recovering from an emergency surgical procedure after his loss to new Puerto Rican champion Subriel Mattias.
 
Dadashev's trainer threw in the towel during the 11th round of the match, but analysts believe that he should have done so earlier because Mattias' punches to the head were landing very heavily.
 
The total brain damage suffered by the Russian fighter has yet to be determined.

U.S. President Attempts to Help Rapper Detained in Sweden

The customary weekend Twitter session of United States President Donald Trump featured an unusual update signaling his intent to help hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, who is currently sitting in a Stockholm jail awaiting resolution of criminal assault charges.
 
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven confirmed that he received a phone call from Trump about this matter, but he also reminded the U.S. President that the criminal justice system in Sweden is independent and will not be swayed by political interference.
 
The rapper has spent nearly two weeks in jail. Unfortunately for A$AP Rocky, video of the incident has been widely shared across social networks, and it clearly shows him throwing a man to the ground.



Another Oil Transport Ship Seized Near Iran

After the Stena Impero, a British oil tanker operated by a crew of 32, was seized by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, another oil transport vessel crossing the Strait of Hormuz was boarded by maritime forces.


 
The captain of the Mesdar, an oil tanker from Liberia, reported that the vessel was briefly detained before the guards allowed the ship to continue its transit.
 
In the United Kingdom, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt convened an emergency meeting to discuss the current situation in the Persian Gulf, where the Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in disrupting crude oil traffic by means of sabotage and ship seizures. Secretary Hunt has emphasized that the UK is seeking a diplomatic solution that will prevent the Persian Gulf becoming a flashpoint for armed conflict; as the situation stands, American naval forces are increasing their patrols, and the United States has deployed more troops to the region.
 
Just a couple of weeks ago, a Royal Navy frigate escorting a British Petroleum tanker had to intervene in order to prevent Revolutionary Guards gunboats from getting closer.

American and Canadian Investigators Look Into Double Highway Murder

Homicide detectives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the deaths of Lucas Robertson Fowler and Chynna Noelle Deese, whose bodies were found along the "Highway of Tears" in British Columbia. Robertson, an Australian citizen, invited his girlfriend to visit him in Canada for the purpose of touring natural preserves in the BC province.
 
The stretch of desolate highway where they were found is notorious because of its unusually high number of cases involving missing persons, murders and abductions; preliminary details of the investigation indicate that the couple may have sought assistance with their broken down vehicle before being killed.
 
Earlier this week, RCMP officers also found a burning pickup truck and a deceased male along a road that connects to the same highway.

Pharmaceutical Distributor Accused of Fueling Opioid Epidemic in Rural Communities

Miami-Luken, a distributor of powerful and potentially addictive painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, has been formally indicted in a criminal conspiracy.
 
According to a press release issued by the United States Justice Department, Miami-Luken principals conspired with drugstores in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia to flood the market with the dangerous painkillers, which have played a part in the American opioid crisis.
 
The individuals charged include pharmacists, the company's compliance officer and its former president.

Russian Boxer Undergoes Brain Surgery After Violent Defeat

Maxim Dadashev, a former lightweight boxing champion, is recovering from an emergency surgical procedure after his loss to new Puerto Rican champion Subriel Mattias.
 
Dadashev's trainer threw in the towel during the 11th round of the match, but analysts believe that he should have done so earlier because Mattias' punches to the head were landing very heavily.
 
The total brain damage suffered by the Russian fighter has yet to be determined.

U.S. President Attempts to Help Rapper Detained in Sweden

The customary weekend Twitter session of United States President Donald Trump featured an unusual update signaling his intent to help hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, who is currently sitting in a Stockholm jail awaiting resolution of criminal assault charges.
 
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven confirmed that he received a phone call from Trump about this matter, but he also reminded the U.S. President that the criminal justice system in Sweden is independent and will not be swayed by political interference.
 
The rapper has spent nearly two weeks in jail. Unfortunately for A$AP Rocky, video of the incident has been widely shared across social networks, and it clearly shows him throwing a man to the ground.