Author: 0 Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US-led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".

People Ex-South Korean president's longtime friend jailed
Author: 0 Ex-South Korean president's longtime friend jailed

She was indicted in April and is now on trial for bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking state secrets, as well as being accused of allowing Choi to meddle in official government business, despite not holding any office. Prosecutors have twice sought an arrest warrant for Chung to detain her over the corruption scandal, alleging that Samsung Electronics had provided her with financial assistance to sponsor her equestrian training.

Author: 0 Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

When Trump stupidly referred to the House bill as " mean ", he was nearly certainly referring to the provision in that measure that lets insurers charge higher premiums to those with preexisting conditions in states that have received a waiver from the federal government.

Author: 0 Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

The U.S. on Sunday shot down a Syrian jet for the first time during the conflict near the city of Raqqa after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, which are battling IS. Russian Federation condemned the US action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents. Washington said it would "work diplomatically and reestablish deconfliction" but Moscow continued to take a hard line Tuesday even before the latest incident.

People Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020
Author: 0 Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Millions were spent in Georgia with ads linking Pelosi to Jon Ossoff, who lost to Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday. A handful of House Democrats made similar calls on Wednesday, with Rep. Democrats slam the Republicans' health care proposal, which they've been drafting in secret. Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years.

People Solar Companies Surge After Trump Proposes Panels on Border Wall
Author: 0 Solar Companies Surge After Trump Proposes Panels on Border Wall

Drug trade is largely the cause. Trump keeps insisting that Mexico will pay for the bill, but the Latin American nation's President Enrique Peña Nieto refutes this idea. and infrastructure and so many other things", Trump said. Trump talked about building a wall during a speech Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, claiming his proposal could pay for itself if it is a "solar wall".

People Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious
Author: 0 Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

Emergency services are at the scene, where it is believed an open-top bus hit a low bridge in the French capital. The company said in a statement that its passengers were questioned as witnesses and that it is working "closely" with the police investigators.

Author: 0 No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

Trump has privately told aides that the threat of the existence of tapes forced Comey to tell the truth in his recent testimony, a source familiar with the situation said . President Trump himself had just tweeted that he hadn't made any tape recordings of his chats with James B. Comey, the guy he'd fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

People Indiana Pacers introduce new draft pick TJ Leaf
Author: 0 Indiana Pacers introduce new draft pick TJ Leaf

At the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, Anigbogu measured a wingspan of 7-feet, 6-inches. The selection of Leaf with other highly touted prospects on the board, such as Wake Forest's John Collins, might signal part of a grander plan from the Pacers, grabbing a player with the potential to be an elite shooter at the forward position.

Author: 0 Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Political science professor Yoo Ho-Yeol at Korea University said the test was "a carefully calibrated act of provocation ahead of the summit". South Korean President Moon Jae-in watched his military test-fire a ballistic missile on Friday, after a string of North Korean missile tests were blamed for raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula .

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine

North Korea's state media, which is normally quick to publicize successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test. South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (500 miles) away, after conducting two more test launches.

People Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?
Author: 0 Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

As the Left licks their wounds after Democrat Jon Ossoff lacked the competitive zeal to win in Georgia's sixth congressional district, the party is left wondering what they're going to do. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders". Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

Author: 0 Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind files nomination papers, in presence of PM

His Dalit background makes him a sound political choice for the saffron party working overtime to woo Dalits. And as far as JD (U) is concerned, it has always taken independent decisions, even when we were a part of NDA. Earlier, Lalu said that Nitish was doing a "mistake" by supporting Kovind, adding that he would try to convince him to rethink on the same. He also recalled that it was Nitish Kumar's JD-U which initiated the discussions for a joint opposition candidate against an NDA ...

People Donald Trump's Lawyer:
Author: 0 Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

And one of Trump's lawyers, Jay Sekulow , said categorically on Meet the Press that, " The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". The Trump administration used a memo written by Rosenstein to justify Comey's firing, an act that Trump says is now under investigation. If the Post story turns out to be real news, what we will have is an investigation of an impossible crime being conducted by a special counsel who is burdened by severe conflicts and ...

Author: 0 GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

While the bill leaves in place subsidies to help pay for insurance, it would narrow eligibility for them to 350% of the federal poverty level instead of the current 400%. The GOP-proposed bill would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate, drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid , and eliminate Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others.

Author: 0 Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

He has worked among the weaker sections and the downtrodden. BJP chief Amit Shah and Ram Nath Kovind after the latter filed nomination at Parliament on Friday. If these values are undermined so is our Constitution", she said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Congress was not honest towards the Dalits or the Dalit cause.

People National Weather Service issues flash flood watch
Author: 0 National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

Areas along and north of the Interstate 20 corridor have received heavy rains within the last week. With this much rain, there are a few precautionary reminders we want you to know. While an isolated severe storm is possible, the majority will stay BELOW severe limits with flash flooding as our primary threat through tonight. The greater risk of severe weather is in the highlighted area in OH and Kentucky .

People Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15
Author: 0 Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Security officials also confirmed that the blast was the result of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device which exploded after the "suspicious" driver was spotted by policemen. "Rescue operation in progress", it added. PESHAWAR, Pakistan At least 40 people were killed and almost 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said.

People 15 killed as explosion rocks Afghan bank
Author: 0 15 killed as explosion rocks Afghan bank

No group claimed the attack but Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied the insurgents were behind the shooting. At least 34 people, mostly civilians, have been killed and 58 others injured in a suicide vehicle bomb attack at the gates of a bank branch in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

People Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria
Author: 0 Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

If this claim was true, it would be the first example of Iran using mid-range ballistic missiles, needed to travel the 400-mile distance, since the end of the Iran-Iraq war. Some Arab leaders in northern Iraq have asked for the PMF to be dissolved or expelled from their Sunni-majority provinces. Six assailants killed at least 16 people at Iran's Parliament building and a shrine dedicated to the republic's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini.

Author: 0 Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

On Twitter, Trump said he was "very supportive" of the bill. "I'm confident, in the final version, those will be covered", Buck said. Democrats immediately attacked the legislation as a callous giveaway to the rich that would leave millions without coverage.

Author: 0 List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

The rift among the Gulf nations is the latest iteration in a long-standing conflict over a number of issues, including Qatar's support of the pan-Arab network Muslim Brotherhood , its economic ties with Iran and the influence it has in the Arab world thanks to its state-sponsored news channel Al Jazeera .

People Trump removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bear
Author: 0 Trump removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bear

Announcing the change in classification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zink said: "This achievement stands as one of America's great conservation successes". The states will have more power, and could plan limited bear hunts. Idaho officials also say it's too early to discuss a possible hunting season. Indeed, Tim Preso, an attorney for environmental law firm Earthjustice , has said that legal action to prevent the change is already being considered.

Author: 0 US Asks China To Do More To Rein In North Korea

Security Council are joining in this effort, and we hope China will do their part as well", he said. -Chinese talks in Washington . Trump, who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail, has turned to Beijing to help pressure its ally North Korea, prompting concern among Asian partners that the United States might go easy on disputes in the South China Sea, where Taiwan also has claims.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's father casts doubt on North Korea's reasoning behind son's coma

However, according to a hospital spokeswoman Kelly Martin, the 22-year-old has suffered what they term a " severe neurological injury". Fred Warmbier was visibly emotional during a news conference on Thursday, where he said his son Otto, fought to stay alive through the brutality and terror he endured in North Korea .