Senate Dem hammers FCC Chair for response to Trump tweet

Senate Dem hammers FCC Chair for response to Trump tweet

Pai was not the only commissioner to throw cold water on Trump's threat, which Trump tweeted after NBC published a report on remarks the President made at a private Pentagon meeting. But Republican Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has now said that "politics" should not interfere with FCC decision-making and that the agency should remain independent. Read More

Sri Lanka skipper pulls out of Pakistan tour citing security reasons

Sri Lanka skipper pulls out of Pakistan tour citing security reasons

Since then Pakistan were deprived of global cricket at home with member boards showing reluctance to tour them until Zimbabwe chose to break the shackles in 2015. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga has reportedly pulled out of the Lahore T20I due to security concerns and it is likely that the board would not consider him for first two matches as well. Read More

Kurdish fighters said withdrawing from Kirkuk as Iraqi forces advances

Kurdish fighters said withdrawing from Kirkuk as Iraqi forces advances

Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said in a press briefing on Monday he would not speculate on reports claiming that the Kurdish Pershmerga were pushed out of a military base known as K-1 located on the outskirts of Kirkuk. By afternoon, as thousands of people fled the city fearing impending clashes between the two sides, Iraqi military vehicles were rolling into the heart of Kirkuk. Read More

Tejas passengers fall sick after breakfast, hospitalised

Tejas passengers fall sick after breakfast, hospitalised

The IRCTC has served a showcause notice to catering contractor J K Ghosh. A probe carried out by the railway into the incident has concluded that food quality served on Tejas Express was satisfactory in quality and in no way contributed to the passengers' condition. Read More

North Korea labels Donald Trump a 'war merchant and strangler of peace'

North Korea labels Donald Trump a 'war merchant and strangler of peace'

North Korea has reportedly tested over a dozen missiles since February. "We want the United States to end its hostile policy as for North Korea", said An Tong Chun, who is leading the North Korean delegation. Trump has said all options-including military-are on the table to stop Kim, and the White House ruled out talks with Pyongyang. This could be the Hwasong-14 inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), whose range could extend to Alaska, or Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missiles which ... Read More

Gen. John Kelly: Press is full of s*** (paraphrase)

Gen. John Kelly: Press is full of s*** (paraphrase)

It was his first such public exchange with reporters in the nine tumultuous weeks since he replaced Trump's first chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Kelly, a retired general whose service to the US included more than four decades in the Marines and a stint as Trump's Homeland Security secretary before taking over as the president's top aide, called his latest position "the hardest job I've ever had" and "the most important job I've ever had" - though not his "best". Read More

U.S. states to file new suit challenging Trump healthcare subsidy cut

U.S. states to file new suit challenging Trump healthcare subsidy cut

President Trump dealt another major blow to the Affordable Care Act this week - axing subsidies to insurers that help with out-of-pocket expenses for low-income folks. "The increases in premiums due to the lack of cost-sharing reduction funding will be significant", the states say in the complaint, seeking an order that the administration must make the monthly subsidy payments. Read More

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed

Usually, the shebab instead target the hotels in which resident officials and have sworn the loss of the fragile central government in somalia, supported by the worldwide community and by the 22,000-strong african Union (Amisom). Overturned cars burned in the street. Later on Saturday, a second blast took place in the city's Madina district. The blast, which also wounded at least 15 people, occurred two days after the head of the U.S. Read More

British 'White Widow' Jihadi 'Killed by US Drone'

British 'White Widow' Jihadi 'Killed by US Drone'

The US could face a backlash if the death of Jones's son is confirmed . There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later. then you have made yourself a legitimate target and you run the risk... of being of the wrong end of an RAF or United States missile strike", he added. Read More

Aarushi murder case: Grandfather reacts to verdict, says grateful to HC

Aarushi murder case: Grandfather reacts to verdict, says grateful to HC

Jail sources said the couple were likely to walk free tomorrow. Aarushi's grandfather said two innocent people, Rajesh and Nupur, were held for so long for the crime they have not committed. Twitter was abuzz with reactions after Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were acquitted in Aarushi and Hemraj murder case. "We are really grateful to the High Court for having aquitted and ending the injustice meted out to them". Read More

15th named storm forms in Atlantic, Ophelia to intensify

15th named storm forms in Atlantic, Ophelia to intensify

Hurricane Ophelia is moving northeastwards far out over the Atlantic Ocean. But the storm is heading east toward the northwest coast of Spain instead of crossing the Atlantic toward the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean. Incidentally, all of them have arrived in the months of August or September, except for Hurricane Fran, which swept past the area in October 1973 and Hurricane Alex in January 2016 . Read More

Trump challenges Tillerson to battle of IQ tests over reported 'moron' jab

Trump challenges Tillerson to battle of IQ tests over reported 'moron' jab

Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were reportedly furious about the report. "I think it's fake news ", said Trump of the reported "moron" quip. Trump's latest comment underscores the volatility of the Trump-Tillerson relationship, despite the fact that the secretary of state told reporters last week that he plans to stay in the administration as long as the President will have him. Read More

Death toll rise as Rohingya refugee boat sinks

Death toll rise as Rohingya refugee boat sinks

I can't find my relatives ..." Six weeks after the violence erupted, Rohingya continue to stream into neighboring Bangladesh by land and sea amid reports that Myanmar's military and Buddhist mobs have targeted Rohingyas with summary killings and burned villages. Read More

Maura Healey to sue to protect power plant emissions rule

Maura Healey to sue to protect power plant emissions rule

CNN obtained a copy of the leaked proposal to repeal the milestone Clean Power Plan , the outcome of President Donald Trump's executive orders calling for the review of the plan and questions the legality of the original rule. Based on these trends, the Rhodium Group found power sector emissions would fall "27% to 35% below 2005 levels - bookending EPA's target for the CPP" despite the repeal. Read More

Dangerous Wildfires Spread In Northern & Southern California

Dangerous Wildfires Spread In Northern & Southern California

Anaheim fire officials said late Monday afternoon that as many as 5,000 homes were being threatened by the fire. Many more are missing, as thousands of homes are evacuated. By Tuesday, "we're gonna be as stretched as we can be", said Steven Beech, an incident commander with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, according to the LA Times . Read More

Myanmar ceasefire ending as Rohingya activists call for peace

Myanmar ceasefire ending as Rohingya activists call for peace

But the office of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing said blazes at seven houses in a Rohingya village in Buthidaung township early Wednesday were started by one "Einu", an alleged militant from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). But because of strict laws forbidding citizens of Bangladesh from marrying Rohingya, the couple is on the run. It has been well-established by now exactly how much Bangladesh has done for the Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Read More

Collision outside the London Natural History Museum was not terror-related

Collision outside the London Natural History Museum was not terror-related

In the aftermath of the crash, which saw the auto mount the pavement, police said that it "is not being treated as a terror-related incident" and instead as a road traffic collision. Witness footage appeared to show a man being held on the ground by three others following the collision. The area is one of London's busiest tourism spots with the Science Museum also housed close by. Read More

Turkey troops, Syria jihadists exchange fire on border

Already tense relations took a turn for the worse after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched a crackdown on his opponents following a failed coup attempt previous year, Reuters reported. Erdogan also said Turkey would not be allowed to be "cornered by threats from Syria and Iraq". According to the agreement on the Idlib de-escalation zone, Russia's military policemen will maintain security outside Idlib and Turkey will deploy its troops inside Idlib. Read More

Trump order protects 'freedom to discriminate' against LGBT people

It comes on the heels of the Justice Department weighing in on a religious liberty case, in which lawyers under Sessions argued in a brief to the US Supreme Court that a Christian baker had a First Amendment right to deny a gay couple a cake for their wedding. Read More

Aussie Nobel Peace Prize winners chuffed

Aussie Nobel Peace Prize winners chuffed

DONALD Trump's presidency has put a spotlight on the risks of nuclear weapons , the Nobel Peace Prize winning nuclear disarmament group ICAN said today. As soon as Treaty has been ratified by 50 States, prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force and be binding under worldwide law for all countries that are parties to Treaty, added Reiss-Andersen in his speech. Read More

Mild Friday On Tap Ahead Of Humid Weekend

Partly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the middle 70s are expected, but a few morning rain showers could impact areas along and south of I-69. Sunday: Windy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs are going to be above average with most areas in the mid to upper-80's, as the wedge of high pressure to the north breaks down. Mostly sunny skies for your Friday , with a high near 85. Read More

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets

It is believed the hackers targeted the contractor's home computer after identifying the files through the contractor's use of popular antivirus software made by Kaspersky Lab . "NSA operates in one of the most complicated information technology environments in the world", the agency said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. Read More

Oil falls more than 2pc on signs of higher output

Oil falls more than 2pc on signs of higher output

Gulf Coast and the sector was further interrupted when Hurricane Irma hit Florida, which has no refineries of its own. Exports are buoyed in part by a larger-than-usual gap between the US and global benchmarks for oil prices , making the cheaper American crude more desirable to foreign markets. Read More

Edward Heath: Allegations of historic sexual abuse

Edward Heath: Allegations of historic sexual abuse

The police pointed out that "no inference of guilt should be drawn" from the report's conclusions, and that Heath's testimony "would have been as important as other evidence gathered" in the investigation. "The disclosed offences spanned from 1956 to 1992, and each was alleged to have occurred whilst Sir Edward Heath was a publicly elected member of parliament ". Read More

Authorities probe Las Vegas gunman's weapons stockpiling

Authorities probe Las Vegas gunman's weapons stockpiling

He's accused of fatally shooting 58 people and wounding over 500 more in what's being called the worst mass shooting in US history. She is considered a person of interest in the worst mass shooting in modern US history that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. Read More