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Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman, 70 (third from the left in a 1969 photo of the ‘60 psychedelic band) died from natural causes, according to The Associated Press, citing the Orange County, Calif., coroner’s office. (Bettmann/Corbis via 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.