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Sweden’s Carl Pettersson is the early leader at this weekend’s PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C., after opening with a 6-under 66. The 34-year-old made three birdies and has a three-stroke lead on Tiger Woods, who finished 3-under par at 69. (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.