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Trump On Transgender Ban: 'I'm Doing The Military A Great Favor'

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The recently-confirmed secretary of the Navy says he will follow President Donald Trump's surprise ban on transgender troops, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's happy about it. "I think I'm doing the military a great favor ". "I think I have great support, or I had great support from that community, right?" Meanwhile, two LGBT advocacy groups have filed the first federal lawsuit against the ban. Read More »

Sen. Luther Strange touts Trump endorsement in new ads

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Odd was appointed the seat earlier this year after Sessions became attorney general. Unusual is locked in what is essentially a 3 way special battle for a special election that also features former AL Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore (of Ten Commandments fame) and Rep. Read More »

Backed forces besiege IS militants in Raqqa

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However, the multiphased Raqqa offensive began already in November, capturing surrounding towns and villages, encircling the city and cutting off Islamic State from the north, east and west. It noted that the number "of foreign terrorist fighters" traveling to Iraq and Syria "has continued to fall. Those with families tend to be the ones to hand themselves over", he told Reuters. Read More »

Opposition parties agree to boost coordination, NCP boycotts meeting

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Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the meeting, as did CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah . Senior NCP leader Praful Patel , on the other hand, said they skipped the meeting because of Congress' lack of trust. The meeting is likely to discuss an opposition rally called by Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad in Patna on August 27, which will target the newly-formed Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) Valuation According To Analysts

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of SEE . Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA raised its position in Sealed Air Corporation by 61,387.8% in the first quarter. The ex-dividend date has been established as Monday the 12th of June 2017. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.43%. Read More »

2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

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The crash derailed the engine of one train and two cars of the other, state media said. Footage broadcast on state television showed one train had partly keeled over in the crash, and medics were seen moving the dead and injured to ambulances. Read More »

19 killed in clashes between militias in Somalia

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Africa Command said in a statement . Somalia's government said President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed authorised a "co-ordinated operation with [an] global partner". Banadir is the administrative region surrounding the Somali capital of Mogadishu . At least three people were wounded Thursday after a vehicle packed with explosives blew up in Mogadishu . Read More »

Morocco confirms bid to host the 2026 World Cup

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If Morocco is to bid for the 2026 edition, they will face competition from the United States, Canada and Mexico who announced to joint bid for the 2026 showpiece. CAF confirmed Morocco's bid on its website later Friday and should Africa unite behind Morocco, it would give the country a significant amount of support. Read More »

Video Shows Car Plunging Off Parking Garage In Austin

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The BMW then came to rest on its roof as nearby construction workers and bystanders came to the aide of the driver. The woman driving the auto that fell was woman seriously injured. Burch told Fox 7 afterward, "It's unbelievable I'm still alive". The woman's vehicle landed on a Chevrolet Tahoe that was driving northbound in the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets. Read More »

Hang AP CM for not fulfilling his promises, says Jagan Mohan Reddy

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He had accused Naidu of making false poll promises. Stating that the absurd comments of the leader of the Opposition would pave way for the defeat of YSRCP, the Chief Minister claimed and asked his cadre to exercise restraint. As per the sources, even Balakrishna and Nara Lokesh are planning to visit Nandyal before the election. "The vote you will cast this time are for these values", he added. Read More »

Trafficking and slavery worse than feared: former top NI cop

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Mr Kerr left his role in the PSNI in November past year after being offered a temporary post as director of NCA's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command. She was living with a family and was expected to walk their children to school every day, and then spend the rest of the day cleaning the house, receiving no education herself. Read More »

Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat

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Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif", Kirmani said. "What is unnecessary, undesirable and faintly undemocratic is for the party in government at the Centre and in Punjab to seemingly abandon all governance priorities to cheer on Sharif". After her husband's incarceration following the military coup by Gen Pervez Musharraf in 1999, Kulsoom had successfully led the party, though she never contested elections. Read More »

Tourism a major casualty of China quake

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Authorities are still trying to rescue victims from the famous tourist areas. The provincial government said Wednesday afternoon that most of the tourists - many stranded at a popular national park near the epicentre - have been evacuated after spending a nervous night out in the open as more than 1,000 aftershocks rippled across the region. Read More »

United States says Iran not in compliance with nuclear deal

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In a context of hardening very clear of the hard relations between Washington and Tehran, the administration Trump has imposed in mid-July of new legal sanctions and targeted financial against 18 individuals and entities in iran's ballistic missile and the body of the revolutionary Guards, an elite army of the power of shi'a. Read More »

China displeased by U.S. ship's South China Sea passage

Tensions escalated a few years ago when China began to build seven reefs, including Mischief, into islands, including three with runways, which the USA and China's neighbors fear could be used to project Beijing's military might and potentially obstruct freedom of navigation. Read More »

ISIS used eBay to funnel cash to operative in US

He entered a plea of not guilty to the charges of backing the terrorist group. The money was sent to a 30-year-old USA citizen who had pledged allegiance to ISIS through allegedly fraudulent transactions on the eBay platform. He has pleaded not guilty to supporting the terror group, and now is in federal custody awaiting trial. A recently unsealed affidavit said that the suspect was part of a global network and was told to use the money for " operational purposes ", meaning a possible ... Read More »

Dem congressman: Trump using 'bully tactics' against N. Korea

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And at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary James Mattis echoed some of the tough talk from the President about the Pyongyang regime. Meanwhile, the North Koreans were making more noise on Wednesday about a possible attack on USA military bases on the island of Guam, some 2300 miles away from North Korea , taunting Mr. Read More »

South Korea's military says prepared to act immediately against North Korean provocation

It is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) southeast of North Korea , much closer than it is to any of the United States. There are multiple actions the US or North Korea could take before, for example, targeting the other with a missile: the USA continues to conduct sorties over the Korean peninsula with B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, and North Korea could fire Scud-type missile towards, but not at, Guam. Read More »

GDP growth of 6.75-7.5% faces downside risks: Economic Survey-II

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Since February 2017, the rupee has appreciated by about 1.5 per cent. Structural reform agenda includes implementing GST, Air India privatisation, rationalising energy subsidies, addressing twin balance sheet challenge facing banks. India targets to lower the emissions intensity of GDP by 33-35 per cent by 2030; will raise share of non-fossil fuel based power generation capacity to 40 per cent. Read More »

Van Niekerk bags silver in men's 200m

Isaac Makwala of Botswana was sixth in 20.44. In a photo finish for second, 400m victor Van Niekerk held off Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago by one thousandth of a second to grab silver. "The manner in which our athlete was treated has hurt us all, as there was no conclusive evidence of the disease", he said. Isaac Makwala has experienced a whirlwind of emotions in the past 48 hours at the IAAF World Championships in London . Read More »

Applebee's-IHOP restaurant in Detroit safe amid closures around country

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DineEquity, Inc has a 1-year low of $36.71 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $670.47 million, a PE ratio of 7.84 and a beta of 0.39. Instinet lifted their target price on DineEquity from $55.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Read More »