President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces has driven a wedge through military veterans in Congress. One camp stood squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decried his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, called Trump's announcement discriminatory. But Duncan Hunter, a former Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Trump made the right call
German experts are investigating the cause of the crash of a German military helicopter taking part in U.N. peacekeeping activities in northern Mali, killing the two crew. Germany has suspended routine flights with similar helicopters.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 27th - 1:40am
The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.
A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the governors urged the leaders, particularly top Republican Mitch McConnell, to set aside "this flawed bill" and work with them on making health care more available and affordable for every American.
Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 8:43pm
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working.
Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin nerve gas in an attack on an opposition-held town in Syria without ever visiting the site and ignoring two witnesses presented by Damascus.
Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday.
Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 people and abducting several others who were later rescued, officials said Wednesday. They said insurgents also had been killed, but gave no numbers.
Claude Paris, Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Barry Hatton, Associated Press | Posted
Jul 26th - 3:43pm
Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.