BNO News is following reports from Yemen where Houthi rebels claim to have fired Scud and Grad missiles into neighboring Saudi Arabia, though the credibility of the claim is uncertain. The reports have not yet been confirmed by Saudi officials.
At least 28 people have been injured after a car bomb targeted mourners behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, residents and medics have told the Reuters news agency. The Associated Press, citing officials close to Houthi rebels, said the blast had caused "dozens of casualties." The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement obtained by Reuters.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to a ruling from the Supreme Court that temporarily blocked a Texas abortion law from taking effect, says he is "confident" that the country's top court will ultimately uphold the law. "Texas will continue to fight for higher-quality healthcare standards for women while protecting our most vulnerable - the unborn," he said. [full statement attached]
Three people have been injured in an apparent drive-by attack near the Israeli settlement of Shvut Rachel in the West Bank, according to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Peter Lerner. "IDF is searching the area, medical services are treating the wounded," he said.
Dutch football coach Guus Hiddink's contract has been terminated effective Wednesday, the Royal Dutch Football Association says in a statement. "I regret this development. Unfortunately, the results of Guus' work was not immediately visible for everyone," said Bert van Oostveen, president of professional football. [full statement attached]
A 64-year-old man from Manhattan has been arrested and charged in connection with a series of false bomb threats at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month, according to the Queens District Attorney's Office. Philip Ngom has been charged with 11 counts each of first-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat. If convicted, he could face up to 7 years in prison.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 350.33 points (-1.95%) to 17,596.35 as worries over the Greek financial crisis worsened. The S&P 500 dropped 43.85 points, a decline of 2.09 percent, to 2,057.64.
Donald Trump, confirming that he is no longer affiliated with NBC, slammed the network in a statement, calling them "weak" and "trying to be politically correct" for ending their relationship over controversial comments he made. [full statement attached]
U.S. President Barack Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameron today to express his condolences over the loss of British life in Tunisia and said that the U.S. stands "firmly" by the United Kingdom, a Downing Street spokesman says. The two leaders also discussed efforts to tackle Islamist extremist. [statement attached]