US to send almost 4000 troops to Afghanistan

The change was made public hours after Sen. "What is the USA objective, what's the USA mission and why are we bombing anybody in Afghanistan? ". The Taliban is the most prominent insurgent group in Afghanistan and the situation has been aggravated by the entry of fighters affiliated to the ISIS . [Full Article...]

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Congressman Steve Scalise speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. [Full Article...]

Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

Durant and, to a lesser extent, Andre Iguodala , shut down that possibility with a cluster of big plays late in the second quarter. Kerr sounds quite confident that he can get past his lingering back pain from the surgery he underwent more than a year ago. [Full Article...]

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

May has said Britain will leave both the single market and the customs union. But in a statement, officials said: "David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, the European Commission's chief negotiator, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday, June 19". [Full Article...]

Putin offers political asylum to Comey

Putin offers political asylum to Comey The trolling concluded when Putin said that "by the way, if he (Comey) is subject to any sort of persecution in connection with this, we will be ready to give him political asylum in Russian Federation". Putin said Russia's influence over Americans' minds was no greater than American influence from US -based NGOs in the countries they do work in. MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's national football tea... [Full Article...]

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks lasting two hours at Downing Street Tuesday to discuss an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) to prop up her minority Conservative government . Britain will be the first member state ever to leave the bloc. The report cited unnamed sources , and the Finance Ministry declined to comment. She said: "There's been a lot of hyperb... [Full Article...]

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Hodgkinson contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., 14 times through email or telephone. Belleville there is a white, working-class community. His wife, Sue Hodgkinson, spoke publicly on Thursday evening for the first time since the shooting. [Full Article...]

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign Louis, according to Hodgkinson's Facebook page . Stephen Brennwald, another YMCA member, said he never saw Hodgkinson talk to anyone and figured the man was a "loner". "If a person has an annual income of more than $10 million, he should be proud to be an American and proud to live in a country that would allow this kind of income, and proud to pay his fair share of taxes". [Full Article...]

"Staggering" civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Raqqa Syria

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) called Tuesday for better access to northern Syria's Raqqa province, where us -backed forces are trying to drive the Daesh terrorist group out of its self-styled capital, saying close to half a million people are in need of assistance. [Full Article...]

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims Those wounded included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., a congressional aide, two Capitol Police officers and a lobbyist. "The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding", a hospital statement said. [Full Article...]

Moscow braces for anti-corruption protests

Moscow braces for anti-corruption protests At least 10 people were detained at a rally in the city of Vladivostok, while four people were also arrested in Blagoveshchensk and at least one other in Kazan. According to a November report by Credit Suisse , Russia is the most unequal major economic power. Navalny, 41, has faced frequent abuse, repeatedly been doused with anti-septic, including one occasion this spring that temporarily b... [Full Article...]

Senator Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DN

Harris and former Alabama Senator Sessions have something in common: Harris was also an Attorney General, serving in California from 2011 to 2017 before being sworn into the Senate. Here's the entire awkward exchange. " She was interrupted for asking tough questions". Why do Republican senators only interrupt when Kamala Harris is asking questions? The bill gives homeowners more "o... [Full Article...]

ACLU sues to stop deportation of arrested Iraqi nationals

ACLU sues to stop deportation of arrested Iraqi nationals The group seeks a Friday hearing. National news reports from the Detroit area said those rounded up are Chaldean Christians, and their relatives are afraid if they are sent back to Iraq they will be killed because they are a minority. at age 5. Since then, she has complied fully with her order of supervision and encountered no other legal troubles. As a result of a petition by her daughter-a U.S. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions to Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Jeff Sessions to Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday The next day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation and said it would be overseen by his deputy attorney general, who last month appointed a special counsel to handle the probe. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that he and the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he said he could not elaborate on. [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition party begins 265-mile 'march for justice'

Turkish opposition party begins 265-mile 'march for justice' Summaryāˇ™ Print In response to the arrest of one of its deputies, leader of Turkey's secular opposition party Kemal Kilicdaroglu called for a popular march, but the protest move isn't distracting critics from his timid response to the president's increasing authoritarianism and fraud allegations. [Full Article...]

Man who barricaded self a suspect in triple slaying

Man who barricaded self a suspect in triple slaying Tuesday after about a nine-hour standoff at a home on Valley Forge Drive. Police in OH are investigating the mysterious deaths of a mother and her two young adult daughters, whose bodies were all found Sunday evening. Police haven't said how they died. No further details were available on the North Royalton case Tuesday afternoon. The encounter began around 9 p.m. [Full Article...]

Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

A new lookout is posted for two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two guards. "Obviously they're doing pretty good", Sills said. Authorities put up roadblocks, only to discover Wednesday morning that the pickup had been stolen, about 9 miles from the burglary. [Full Article...]

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Two now-inaccessible Facebook accounts under the name of James Hodgkinson and purporting to be located in Belleville , Ill., were full of posts supporting Sanders and opposing President Trump . Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. "We'll just do an initial surgery to go in, stop the bleeding, control any contamination, and then once the patient has been stabilized and is out of shock, ... [Full Article...]

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the White House to let Mueller's investigation play out. Ruddy, who had been at the White House Monday, told PBS' Judy Woodruff that "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel ". [Full Article...]

Islamic State Say They Have Captured Afghanistan's Tora Bora Caves

Islamic State Say They Have Captured Afghanistan's Tora Bora Caves Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid acknowledged that Islamic State forces had managed to capture several villages, but he denied that they had seized Tora Bora. Pakistan complained the raid violated its sovereignty while bin Laden's presence - barely a few miles from the Pakistani equivalent of America's West Point military academy - reinforced allegations by those who accused Pakistan of harbor... [Full Article...]

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