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Transgender people won't be allowed to serve in United States military

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Current Department of Defense policy allows for transgender service members to serve openly and says "they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military exclusively for being transgender individuals". Trump's announcement will likely be seen as running counter to a tweet he posted in 2016, in which Trump thanked the LGBT community. She said the "disgusting ban" will weaken the military and the nation it defends. Read More »

At least 15 Jewish families move into disputed Hebron house

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Ikrema Sabri said a lawyer for the waqf - the Jordanian religious institution that runs the Jerusalem compound - would meet Israelis on Wednesday to demand the removal of the remaining additional security measures at the site, including metal railings and an iron bridge with cameras on it. Read More »

Government to take immediate steps to stop charging employment tribunal fees

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The fees, which start at £160 and could be as much £1,200, "had a deterrent effect upon discrimination claims, among others", according to the Supreme Court Justices. But unions including Unison claimed they were unlawful, and had led to a huge reduction in cases being heard. "As yet, there is no process for parties to follow to claim these fees back". Read More »

We made Nitish CM, won't walk out of grand alliance, says Lalu

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It is RSS-BJP which wants to break the grand alliance. Mr. Kumar is said to have had a very short meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the corridors of Parliament but it was not known what transpired between the two. "Nitish Kumar is holding the steering of the alliance and we're sitting behind him...it is up to him to take a decision on how to drive the alliance ahead", said Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. Read More »

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

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According to Reuters news agency, crews were seen removing the detectors and recently-installed cameras early on Tuesday. The incident was the latest in a series of terror attacks carried out in retaliation for Israel's decision to add metal detectors at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem . Read More »

US Senate issues subpoena for Trump's former campaign manager in Russian Federation probe

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The ex-campaign kahuna also attended the now infamous meeting set up by Donnie Jr. with a coterie of Kremlin-connected operatives for the goal of obtaining damaging intel on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. The Intelligence Committee is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign facilitated those efforts. Read More »

Foreign Agents Take Center Stage In Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

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The Senate intelligence committee is one of several congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the United States election a year ago. Senate judiciary committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. As with other witnesses, we may be willing to excuse him from Wednesday's hearing if he would be willing to agree to production of documents and a transcribed interview, with the understanding that the interview would not constitute a waiver of his rights or prejudice the committee's ... Read More »

Brennan Calls For Coup Against Trump if Mueller is Fired

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Coons told MSNBC on Wednesday that a confirmation hearing for any potential Sessions successor "would raise tough questions about this ongoing Russian Federation investigation, about whether the next attorney general would agree to fire (Special Counsel) Bob Mueller, because I think that's what's really President Trump's objective here, is to put in place an attorney general who will fire Bob Mueller". Read More »

Man sues after $5M lottery prize denied because son bought ticket

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In the lawsuit, Thomas claims on or around October 16 at 8 p.m., he and his 16-year-old son Benjamin went to the store to buy California Lottery tickets, which they had done in the past. Ward said he then submitted the claim for the winning ticket and was told by the commission he was the victor of the $5 million prize. According to Thomas's claim, he validated the ticket at a 7-Eleven in the 1700 block of Palo Verde Avenue around 9:54 p.m. Read More »

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

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However, it also maintains strategic, if discreet, security ties with Israel - a relationship that has survived several crises and repeated friction over the Jerusalem shrine. The two leaders had held a previous conversation on July 16, two days after the deadly shooting at the site. Jordan insisted on questioning the security guard, while Israel said he had diplomatic immunity. Read More »

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

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The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed that an agreement was reached and Manafort will not be at the committee's hearing on Wednesday as the subpoena originally compelled him to be. " Paul Manafort met this morning, by previous agreement, with the bipartisan staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee and answered their questions fully", Maloni said. Read More »

Work together on health care

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It's easy to shout slogans and toss around statistics - until you are face-to-face with those who have benefited from ACA and those who have been placed at a disadvantage by the 7-year-old law. Gov. Rick Scott wants Congress to give states block grants for Medicaid and let states design their own programs, but even this fervent opponent of the Affordable Care Act recognizes Florida does not get as much federal Medicaid money as it should now. Read More »

Through 2020 Oil Prices will be Fixed Below $60

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The oil producers group which is commanded by Saudi Arabia has cut production by 1.8 billion barrels a day through the month of March in an attempt to lower the global crude supplies to the five-year average. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach an average of 9.9 million b/d, which would surpass the previous record of 9.6 million b/d set in 1970. Read More »

[IMPORTANT] Emergency Call Issue Resolved - What we learned

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Even though the problem did not affect all OnePlus 5 devices , it was a wide spread issue. The issue happened because of the problem with memory usage that was trigged from receiving and sending of OTDOA data. The company also shared that it has resolved the issue with the chipmaker Qualcomm. OnePlus started rolling out the OxygenOS 4.5.6 over-the-air update last Friday that included the hot fix for the OnePlus 5's rebooting bug. Read More »

Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces

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The president wrote on Twitter that such service would cause "disruption" and burden the USA with "tremendous medical costs". Trump's announcement is in line with recent opinion from the Department of Defense which placed an Obama-era plan to integrate trans recruits in the military beginning in June. Read More »

Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site

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UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said, "It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by [July 28]". Abbas , who has already cut contact with Israel over the matter, claimed the situation is a "racist plot" to "Jewify and take over al-Aqsa", saying that Palestinians will see the holy sites released from the occupation. Read More »

At least 26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

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The western Kabul neighborhood where the attack occurred is home to many prominent political leaders, such as Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq. The statement from the Taliban put the death count at 37 people. Pakistan and Afghanistan regularly trade accusations that the other is harboring its insurgent enemies. Women and children were among the dozens injured, Danish said. Read More »

Swiss chainsaw attacker arrested after worldwide manhunt

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The perpetrator, who has a criminal background, was captured following a large-scale manhunt. Schaffhausen police said in a statement that a suspect was arrested by Zurich police late on Tuesday in Thalwil, a town south of Zurich. Police released the CCTV image as they stepped up an global manhunt for the 51-year-old, who they described as unsafe, aggressive and mentally unstable. Read More »

Man attacked by alligator at Charlotte County retention pond

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Following the attack, he went to a nearby surgery center where an employee notified police. Iman told authorities he was bathing there because he's homeless. According to WFTX , the man, later identified as 68-year-old Fredric Iman, sustained injuries to his left foot, left leg, left hand and groin. The alligator was trapped and removed from the area. Read More »

Trump bans transgender people from serving in U.S. military

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Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the USA military. "Thank you", Trump wrote in a series of Tweets. "I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs", Trump tweeted in June 2016. Read More »

Stokes confident of England fightback after Trent Bridge defeat

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He was also admitted England got it all wrong in the second innings of the lost Test at Nottingham when England paid a heavy price for about the cavalier batting when they needed to dig in. "They should know how much it means to us to play for England so to then get questioned about desire, commitment and fight was too much". "No one's ever going to get questioned in that changing room about their fight and desire for wanting to perform for England", Stokes said. Read More »