Philippine Sea: According to CNN, on Thursday, Nov. 23, the U.S. Navy located and identified three missing sailors who had crashed their plane into the Philippine Sea. They have been identified as Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso. They crashed a C2-A Greyhound transport plane to the southeast of the Japanese island of Okinawa on the prior day.
Black Sea: According to Fox News, a Russian fighter jet maneuvered itself dangerously close to a Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the Black Sea while patrolling international airspace on Saturday, Nov. 25. The Russian jet passed within 50 feet of the Navy P-8, which caused “violent turbulence,” as per an undisclosed official. The midair event lasted around 24 minutes.
Washington, D.C: The New York Times reported that President Trump, at an event honoring Navajo veterans, referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, as “Pocahontas.” This turned into a racially-charged controversy aimed at deriding Sen. Warren through the comment, as well as the fact that the remarks were made in front of a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, known for his displacement of countless Native Americans.
New York, N.Y.: As per the BBC, the man accused of the New York City truck attack in late October, Sayfullo Saipov, pleaded not guilty to killing eight people and injuring a further 12. This man, of Uzbek origin, entered his plea at a federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Cupertino, Calif.: The BBC reported that Apple is currently in the process of fixing a bug within its Mac operating system. This flaw makes it easily accessible for hackers to gain entrance to a machine without a password and also gain access to administrator rights on computers.