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Defense Chief 'Shocked' by Sad State of US Military Combat Readiness

He said Congress and the Department of Defense should not ask the families of service members to "sacrifice any further" without an Afghanistan strategy in plac...


George Lucas' $1.5 billion museum unanimously approved by LA City Council

Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson , the business executive who is a driving force behind the project, had also considered building the museum in his hometown,...


Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Conference of Mayors, said. "There may be a little bit of a disagreement about how actually to deal with it", said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), who i...


As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions

Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad support among Republicans and Democrats for rebuking Russian Federati...


Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal

This will be the second meeting between Federer and Zverev in the Halle Open after the latter triumphed in a 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 semi-final win. "People in thei...


Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk

Among other things, they have demanded the closure of Al Jazeera TV, which is funded by the Qatari government. He said the demands include major areas t...


Kasich: Senate needs to fix version of health care bill

Unfortunately, the Senate draft falls short and therefore I can not support it in its current form. If you look at the rates of poverty, if you look at the prob...


Democrats Unveil Budget Proposal - But Uncertainty Remains

The Legislature had to approve a plan to let the Illinois Lottery make payouts. State lottery officials already have said that the multistate Powerball and Me...


Car crash ignites 5000-acre brush fire in California

It was soon learned the message was sent in error, fire officials said. At 9:30 p.m. local time (12:30 a.m. EDT) fire officials said the wildfire was 10 perce...


America's Supreme Court revives Trump's travel ban in parts

Federal courts said the travel ban violated federal immigration law and was discriminatory against Muslims in violation of the U.S. Constitution. So how t...


Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely

GOP legislative leaders vowed a quick override - a very likely result given Republicans hold large majorities and have been unified in budget votes so far. Coop...


Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

The Clean Water Rule was created after the EPA held more than 400 meetings with stakeholder groups across the country and published a combination of more than 1...


Ex-major leaguer's son fights for life after freak baseball accident

Lockhart, 15, broke his nose at a baseball tournament in SC on June 17, according to CBS This Morning . The initial injury occurred as Jason was crossing hom...


Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction

The spokesperson further stated that the girl who receives the highest number of votes from the fans on the Facebook page of the Information Centre Temelin wo...


Iranian FM calls US travel ban 'misplaced'

A prominent Iranian lawmaker has denounced the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban, claiming that it's an "obvious ...


Liberal government waiting for more details on Trump travel ban decision

The other basic portion of Trump's initiative, which will remain partially blocked, will be the prohibition on U.S. entry to citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, S...


Fake Trump 'Time' Magazine Covers Hang in His Golf Clubs

A reporter who saw the image at one of the clubs noticed that the red border was thinner than a typical Time cover. In fact, the real Time cover came out th...


Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein noted during a Senate hearing Tuesday that he, and not Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsWhite House: Trump ...


CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026

The House could take up the Senate's version , but it could be even more challenging getting it through the House because of objections from the conservative...


Supreme Court Takes Case on Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Couple

The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff's strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons. "Th...


GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it. MTP refers to Motion to Proceed, the procedural vote that brings up a bill on the floor for consideration. Addres...


High Court to Weigh New Jersey's Sports-Gambling Law

Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case will be heard by the Supreme Court this October . However, legal experts on the other side of this debate s...


The Supreme Court Will Hear A Hugely Significant Gerrymandering Case From Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether judges can throw out legislative maps as being so partisan they violate the Constitution, taking up a case that...


Hatch praises Supreme Court ruling on religious liberty

The ERLC previously filed a brief supporting the church's position. The subdued end of the 2016-2017 term had its roots in a Supreme Court that appeared to do...


Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

In a statement Friday, Baker said the undoing the decades-long division of Germany had "brought freedom to millions and has helped make Europe safer and more p...


More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

Officials say firefighters are at all five fires and the largest has grown to about 6 square miles (16 square kilometers). The fire has torched more than 67 s...


US mayors mull plan for cities to use only renewable energy

In an interview with the Associated Press before the convention, Landrieu said that he wants to lead the bipartisan group to a more high-profile role in natio...


Oxford Dictionary adds new last word - 'zyzzyva'

The latest "OED" update also includes a new related sense of the verb academise, to convert a school into such an academy. The words are particularly linked t...


Thousands take to the streets to protest Philando Castile shooting verdict

Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, told reporters after the verdict that "the system continues to fail black people". The officer, Jeronimo Yanez , was char...


Church OK'd to get grant for playground

The Supreme Court got this right. The Supreme Court then asked Missouri and the church whether the case was moot or whether it still mattered. In reversin...


Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

Heavy rains are expected to push river and lake levels higher over the next few days as remnants of the one-time tropical storm cross Tennessee and Kentucky and...


Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

The reason? The state claimed giving the church funds would violate the state constitutional provision against providing public funding for religious organizati...


NYC subway station evacuated after smoke, loss of power

The Fire Department of NY said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. The cause of the accident, which occurred around 10 a.m.,...


No. 1-ranked RB Zamir White commits to Georgia

Running back Zamir White verbally committed to the Bulldogs at a a ceremony at his high school. Scotland County's Zamir White, the nation's top-ranked recru...


GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

Among the 13-demand charter put forth lately by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, Qatar is asked to reduce its ties with Iran, st...