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Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a 158-motion for a retrial on his behalf, citing alleged errors and biases. A jury last month convicted the former governor on 17 of 20 charges. (Associated Press)

Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a 158-motion for a retrial on his behalf, citing alleged errors and biases. A jury last month convicted the former governor on 17 of 20 charges. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.