Transgender people won't be allowed in the military

Under Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon delayed implementation of a key portion of the Obama administration's plan: requiring the services to being accepting and recruiting new officers and enlisted troops. Here's what to know ab... More..

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Senate Judiciary Committee Rescinds Subpoena For Manafort
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Rescinds Subpoena For Manafort

Manafort, whose name seems to come up so much in this administration's Russia probe that I assumed he was Russian (spoiler: He's not), was attempting to provide a statement to the committee without having to ...More..

No Talks Unless India Withdraws Troops, China Says Before Ajit Doval Visit
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

No Talks Unless India Withdraws Troops, China Says Before Ajit Doval Visit

Within a few days, Indian media were running leaked video footage of soldiers from both sides shoving one another atop a grassy flatland. But while China sees this step as vital for asserting dominance and ...More..

'It Is a Sin to Presume They are Dead,': Sushma Swaraj
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

'It Is a Sin to Presume They are Dead,': Sushma Swaraj

To a separate query, he said no Indian is trapped, or in custody of rebels in Syria or Egypt. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today made a statement in Parliament on 39 Indians missing in Iraq and c...More..

Studios investment brings 3% revenue drop to ITV
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Studios investment brings 3% revenue drop to ITV

She will become the first woman to run ITV . "We are thrilled that we will be back with a new series next year". ITV , which this month announced EasyJet's Carolyn McCall would be its first female chief e...More..

Indian Railways cancels licence of negligent contractor
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Indian Railways cancels licence of negligent contractor

The passenger told the media that he was provided the medication really late. Kishor Kumar, DRM Danapur Division said in a statement, "A check-up was done in Danapur Division and he was given medicine". We wi...More..

European Court of Justice Keeps Hamas on EU Terror List
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

European Court of Justice Keeps Hamas on EU Terror List

The lower court had found that the listing was based on media and internet reports rather than decisions by a "competent authority". The European Union also has a PNR agreement with the USA as well as an in...More..

U.S. likely to target more Chinese entities over North Korea 'fairly soon'
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

U.S. likely to target more Chinese entities over North Korea 'fairly soon'

The question, however, is how much time it would take before an agreeable draft can be passed on to the rest of the members of the council. "There has been alarming progress", said Joseph DeTrani, the former ...More..

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
by | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

An aide of former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been arrested trying to leave the country. Fox News reports Imran Awan was caught Monday night at Dulles Internationa...More..

Six Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For 5 days
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Six Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For 5 days

Party MPs are Gaurav Gogoi , K. Suresh, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and M K Raghavan. The Speaker announced the suspension soon after the Lok Sabha reconvened at 2 pm, which prompted...More..

PM expresses grief on demise of Professor Yash Pal
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PM expresses grief on demise of Professor Yash Pal

He was the founder director of ISRO's Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad from 1973 to 1981. Yash Pal (who barely used his surname Singh) attended college in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad, Pakistan) and was doi...More..

Spanish Policeman Attacked on Morocco Border, Man Arrested
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Spanish Policeman Attacked on Morocco Border, Man Arrested

Spain's Interior Ministry delegate for Melilla, Abdelamalik El Barkani informed reporters that one officer had been treated for a small cut on his finger. The man is in custody, Spanish Interior Minister Juan I...More..

McCain Will Return to Congress For Vote on Health Care Reform Bill
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

McCain Will Return to Congress For Vote on Health Care Reform Bill

Without naming them, he mentioned "female senators from the Northeast" and said , "If it was a guy from South Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr style", a reference to the firear...More..

Thanks for the blockade, we are now stronger: Qatar Petroleum
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks for the blockade, we are now stronger: Qatar Petroleum

Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth had opened the conference yesterday saying: "Political freedom and especially free expressions are very much at the heart of the crisis facing Qatar today". "T...More..

Donald Trump Blocks Chrissy Teigen on Twitter (Read the Final Straw)
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Donald Trump Blocks Chrissy Teigen on Twitter (Read the Final Straw)

In fact, in 2015, Trump tweeted about Teigen harshly. The (last) straw Ms Teigen is referring to above is actually a tweet she posted on July 24. Teigen has been expressing her disapproval of Trump on Twi...More..

Government plays down prospect of importing chlorine-washed chicken
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Government plays down prospect of importing chlorine-washed chicken

Campaign group Open Britain challenged Fox to eat chlorine-washed chicken live on television, after reports said he was " open " to lifting the ban. "For the most advanced economies like the United States ...More..

by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What Will Happen To Charlie Gard After Parents End Legal Battle?

Bambino Gesu previously offered to treat Gard during his parents' battle with United Kingdom courts to overturn the Great Ormond Street Hospital's ruling that the baby should be taken off life support. Their ba...More..

US Navy ship fires warnings at Iranian ship
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

US Navy ship fires warnings at Iranian ship

The video shows the Iranian boat coming near the bow of the United States ship, which the Navy said was within 150 yards. An armed vessel belonging to Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps came with...More..

by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

U.S. to vote on Russian Federation sanctions

EU commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker called for an urgent debate on Brussels's response if European companies are affected by U.S. anti-Russian sanctions . European Union counter-measures would be unlikely to g...More..

Fountains turned off as Italy battles drought
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fountains turned off as Italy battles drought

A severe drought across Italy has made preserving water a top priority this summer. Around 100 fountains in total have been switched off, according to Reuters . Officials from the water utility Acea, the Lazi...More..

Hunt Is On for Chainsaw Attacker Who Wounded 5 in Swiss City
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hunt Is On for Chainsaw Attacker Who Wounded 5 in Swiss City

Mr Landolt said Wrousis has two previous convictions, dating back to 2014 and 2016, for contraventions of weapons laws. Police warned the man was "psychologically unstable" as they said he was still at large ...More..

Paul Manafort Is Being Subpoenaed To Testify Before Congress
by | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Paul Manafort Is Being Subpoenaed To Testify Before Congress

The people who demanded anonymity to discuss Tuesday's closed-door interview say that Paul Manafort's interview with committee staff was limited to the topic of the June 2016 meeting. While the two men had been...More..

Woman 'slapped' Minneapolis patrol auto before police shooting
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Woman 'slapped' Minneapolis patrol auto before police shooting

Minneapolis police Chief Janee (juh-NAY') Harteau (har-TOH') says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department. Noor shot Damond from the passenger seat, t...More..

by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gazan crosses into Israel with a knife, is caught by IDF

Israel's military also confirmed it struck an observation post of the group's military wing near Khan Yunis in the early hours of the morning. Incoming rocket alert sirens were not sounded as the rocket was h...More..

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Receives Buy Rating from Citigroup Inc
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) Receives Buy Rating from Citigroup Inc

Davenport And Com has 0.04% invested in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL). Snow Capital Management Lp owns 879,390 shares or 0.56% of their United States portfolio. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Two anal...More..

Oil prices dip as OPEC meets in Russian Federation
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Oil prices dip as OPEC meets in Russian Federation

The Saudi-led OPEC global oil cartel, along with Russian Federation and other large producers, met in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg to assess the results of their November agreement to cut output an...More..

Chinese jets buzz USA plane in near-collision over East China Sea
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chinese jets buzz USA plane in near-collision over East China Sea

Logan said he could not confirm how close the Chinese jet came, but reports citing unidentified defense officials say the plane got within 300 feet of the USA plane. The U.S. aircraft was operating in global ai...More..

IL shines for total eclipse
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

IL shines for total eclipse

Before and after totality, observers will see this cloak of darkness move towards them across the landscape. In other words, drive a few hours to see this stunning celestial event that most people won't se...More..

by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Israel 'playing with fire' by crossing Jerusalem 'red line': Arab League chief

At least 57 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police outside Al-Aqsa, Palestinian Red Crescent said Saturday. Three Israelis were also killed when a Palestinian snuck into a house in a...More..

Over 2500 household goods hit by 'shrinkflation', says ONS
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Over 2500 household goods hit by 'shrinkflation', says ONS

More than 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years, but are being sold for the same price, official new figures show. For example, where Andrex toilet rolls previously had 240 sheets, it now ...More..

I killed my sister, but I don't care
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I killed my sister, but I don't care

According to reports , Mary Hernandez, a friend of Sanchez's friend, recorded the disturbing video from Instagram before it expired after 24 hours. Footage of crash site courtesy of Vikaas Shanker, Los Bano...More..

Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

He held a commanding lead going into the final night of play that started Saturday evening, and was one of more than 7,000 that started the tournament. He won several hands before getting into a hand with Blums...More..

Not 100% Sure Whether 39 Indians Dead Or Alive, Iraqi Foreign Minister
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Not 100% Sure Whether 39 Indians Dead Or Alive, Iraqi Foreign Minister

Nearly immediately, however, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had announced that there was no proof of the deaths, and that the government's search for the abducted Indians would go on. External Affa...More..

Jordanian police threaten to jail Israeli pilgrims for praying
by | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jordanian police threaten to jail Israeli pilgrims for praying

At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman , according to media reports. Monday's report in Hala Akhbar says Jordan wants to investigate the shooter...More..

Liverpool sign Andrew Robertson from Hull City for £10m
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

Liverpool sign Andrew Robertson from Hull City for £10m

The Scotland worldwide will wear the Reds' no.26 shirt and will provide much-needed competition for Klopp's squad in the troublesome left-back role. His departure sparked an incredible response throughout t...More..

Forecast: Scattered thunderstorms expected today
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

Forecast: Scattered thunderstorms expected today

It's not until Tuesday that we're really going to feel a difference. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. As for the summer heat, it's been a bit of a sizzler thus far. Wednesday and ...More..

Syrian Opposition Movement Wants Iran Out of Eastern Ghouta Monitoring Group
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

Syrian Opposition Movement Wants Iran Out of Eastern Ghouta Monitoring Group

President Bashar al-Assad's forces have surrounded the Eastern Ghouta region for more than four years, and regime forces have regularly targeted the area. That ceasefire covered areas of southern Syria includ...More..

Afghanistan: 13 militants killed in airstrike
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

Afghanistan: 13 militants killed in airstrike

The United States in a statement confirmed that the airstrike on the Security Forces compound occurred during a USA -supported operation against Taliban insurgents in the area. This latest spell of intense clas...More..

A call for a civil tone this special session
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

A call for a civil tone this special session

A similar bill in North Carolina cost that state hundreds of millions of dollars and led to the relocation of this year's NBA All-Star Weekend from Charlotte to New Orleans. The bills are expected to pass the S...More..

'We Don't Want You!:' Protesters Force Mayor Out Of Press Conference
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

'We Don't Want You!:' Protesters Force Mayor Out Of Press Conference

Another reporter asked why two relatively inexperienced officers were responding to the call, and questioned the effectiveness of their training. He and fellow protesters also denounced Arradondo as a superfici...More..

German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

It is believed she may have been working for Daesh's police force in the city with the Telegraph reporting the teenager had been enlisted as a sniper. It is expected that children will be handed over to the aut...More..

Death toll rises to 10 after 'horrific' human trafficking crime in Texas
by | Monday, July 24, 2017

Death toll rises to 10 after 'horrific' human trafficking crime in Texas

He confirmed that eight people were found dead when they arrived at the spot, whereas, 23 others were in critical condition, suffering from dehydration and heatstroke. The store's surveillance video showed th...More..

Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners

MLB Statcast could not get an accurate read on the distance, leaving the Mariners staff to estimate a 440-foot shot based off previous home runs near that area. NY added to its advantage in the fifth, as Gardne...More..

Yoenis Cespedes wants to retire an Oakland Athletic
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Yoenis Cespedes wants to retire an Oakland Athletic

In Oakland, Cespedes displayed his home run hitting talent and raw power, winning two Home Run Derbys with the A's (2013 and 2014). In that span, Cespedes hit.262/.318/.470 with 66 home runs, 229 RBI and 206 ru...More..

Violent Crimes Rising in UK
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Violent Crimes Rising in UK

O'Connell said. The total number of crimes recorded by police in England and Wales rose by 10 per cent between March 2016 and March 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The survey ask...More..

State adds 11200 jobs in June; unemployment rate up slightly
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

State adds 11200 jobs in June; unemployment rate up slightly

The Sacramento area unemployment rate for June has reached an 11 year low. California's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.7 percent in June, the EDD said. Eight of California's eleven industry sectors adde...More..

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns

ANNOUNCEMENT | Hugh Freeze has resigned effective immediately. But on Thursday, Freeze resigned from his position after a phone call he made in January of 2016 was linked back to a female escort service. No...More..

Armymen allegedly beat up cops in Kashmir after being stopped at checkpoint
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Armymen allegedly beat up cops in Kashmir after being stopped at checkpoint

Baltal, 93.5 km from Srinagar , is the base-camp of the shorter route to Amarnath. The soldiers were returning from Amarnath yatra and were in civic uniform. A case has been registered by the police and senior...More..

Duterte to US: Probe your human rights violations, not ours
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Duterte to US: Probe your human rights violations, not ours

News of the invitation sparked widespread condemnation from human rights advocates, who pointed to Duterte's well-documented practice of extrajudicial killings of drug dealers and addicts. The president also hi...More..

Trump attacks NY Times for 'sick agenda' on national security
by | Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trump attacks NY Times for 'sick agenda' on national security

Iraqi forces have recaptured Mosul - after ISIS fighters there destroyed the mosque where Baghdadi declared ISIS' "caliphate" in summer 2014 - and US-backed fighters have advanced into Raqqa, though much hard...More..