Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

Associated Press/Photo by Trooper Chris Thorson/Washington State Patrol

Washington state motorists trapped by tumbleweed storm

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/03/20, 11:40 am

A tumbleweed or two might bring a sense of nostalgia for the Wild West, but thick drifts of them along a Washington state highway became a hazard on New Year’s Eve. Piles rising up to 30 feet of the seed-dropping plant trapped vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, along State Route 240.

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Interpol issues wanted notice for former Nissan executive

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/03/20, 11:17 am

Carlos Ghosn earlier this week jumped bail, escaping from Japan and what he called “a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied.” Japanese authorities arrested the former Nissan chairman in November 2018 on charges of underreporting his future compensation and he was to go on trial in April.

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Embassy attack prompts U.S. troop deployment

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/02/20, 12:31 pm

The United States sent about 750 paratroopers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division to Kuwait on Wednesday in response to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Up to 4,000 U.S. troops are on alert for swift deployment to the Middle East.

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