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US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by US forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria. The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be the positions of Daesh terrorists inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate. Read More »

Senate healthcare bill still includes massive cuts to Medicaid

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While campaigning, Donald Trump promised that the GOP replacement for the ACA would cover everyone and that he would make no cuts to Medicaid , Medicare, or Social Security. "I'd find it hard to believe we'll have enough time", he said, adding that if he doesn't get enough information "I won't be voting yes". Pence, who has substantially more legislative experience than Trump, has attend a luncheon with Senate Republicans almost every week, checking in on the health care process as a ... Read More »

Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill

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The new legislation would also eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood , a non-profit reproductive health organisation that United States president Donald Trump's administration has targeted for cuts. As The Washington Post points out, Republican Senators are employing unprecedented secrecy around the bill, keeping the text hidden from the full body and the public as it races to a vote before Congress adjourns for recess ahead of the Fourth of July. Read More »

Canadian official condemns attack at Bishop airport

Other officers managed to disarm his accused attacker and take him into custody. "I will tell you that we are investigating this incident today that happened at about 9:45 this morning as an act of terrorism ", David Gelios, special agent in charge of the Detroit division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told reporters outside Bishop International Airport. Read More »

Farmer found dead outside village office

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Revenue officials from various places have been reported to have declined to accept land tax from farmers, citing various technical issues. He said this incident should not have happened and it is a blot on the reputation of the government . Read More »

CBSE contemplates advancing the board exam schedules from 2018

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Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education has announced to schedule for improvement and compartmental exams for the UP Board results declared recently. "The examinations should start around February15 and we are also planning to complete them within a month", the official has been quoted as saying. CBSE, however, had to continue it following a Delhi high Court order. Read More »

'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Fights the Good Fight in Courtroom Thriller

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Open Road Films has released the first Marshall trailer. The movie is called Marshall and the first trailer for it has arrived. All heroes have origin stories, and Chadwick Boseman is tackling Thurgood Marshall's . This is remarkably different territory for the filmmaker who has spent much of the past decade directing episodes of The Office, Psych, New Girl and the series adaptation of Uncle Buck , but he seems to be taking to the change rather well. Read More »

Israeli settlement building soars, official data shows

Mr Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona , a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. According to a senior-level White House official, Kushner and Greenblatt arrived in Israel this week in an attempt to advance the peace process with the Palestinians. Read More »

House debates contentious overhaul of Massachusetts pot law

Other provisions include stringent background checks and fingerprinting for all people who own or work in licensed marijuana-related businesses, and authority for municipal officials to ban or limit pot shops from opening. After several years of ceding marijuana policy-making to a voting public eager to adopt a more permissive approach to the once completely illegal drug, House lawmakers on Wednesday took the reins of the sticky issue, passing a bill to overhaul how the state will regulate the ... Read More »

The Longest Day Event Raising Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

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June 21st is the official start of summer, with the most daylight of any day of the year, so the Alzheimer's Association wants to use this day to honor those affected by Alzheimer's Disease. Many people seem to be ashamed to have been diagnosed with the illness, she said. "People with the diagnosis, they don't want to talk about it, like I don't want anyone to know that my so-and-so has it. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal win at Confederations Cup

A 2-1 group win to Mexico ended on a spiteful note, with nearly all 22 players involved in a scuffle after New Zealand defender Michael Boxall was held back by his shirt and retaliated with a scything tackle. But the Leeds United man also spurned two one-on-ones either side of his goal, the latter immediately before Raul Jimenez's 54th-minute leveller for El Tri . Read More »

Diplomat who aided in Otto Warmbier's release to attend his funeral

Warmbier died Monday surrounded by his family. Tensions between the United States and North Korea have been heightened by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since past year in defiance of U.N. Those who typically do travel from China, where tour groups market trips to adventure-seekers. However, he did not mention any specific action China meant to take. Read More »

Thousands join PM Modi for international yoga day

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She said over the last two years, Indian missions and posts all over the world have "channelised great enthusiasm and interest" for yoga in their host countries. The event organized by Indian High Commission in Dhaka centrally at Bangabandhu Stadium where enthusiastic people from different parts of the city listened to lectures and did their yoga exercise at early in the morning. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China. "We reaffirmed our commitment to implement in full all relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions". Three other Americans - Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song - are still being held captive in North Korea . -Chinese talks on June 21. Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said USA officials are "going to give the DPRK/ North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation ... Read More »

New Shire ADHD treatment gets FDA green light

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As of 10:19 BST, Shire's share price had added 1.27 percent to 4,426.00p, outperforming the FTSE 100 index which has fallen into negative territory and is now 0.34 percent worse off at 7,447.34 points. Dr Ornskov said with the approval, Shire hoped to help patients who needed a once-daily treatment option. However, the drug can not be used for children aged 12 years and younger, the company said on Tuesday. Read More »

Temple finds olive oil is good for the brain - in mice

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Ten were also given small amounts of extra virgin olive oil every day for six months. American scientists claim the consumption of the dressing defends memory by reducing the formation of toxic plaques and tangles in the brain, hallmarks of Alzheimer's . Read More »

CEO gone, Uber tries to clean up its act

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Right now, riders in Seattle , Minneapolis , and Houston can start giving tips at their discretion and the feature will become available in all cities by the end of July. Uber clarified its policy on tipping after being sued in California and MA, telling drivers and riders that tips were acceptable. "Some changes will be big, some will be small - all will be changes drivers have asked for", Uber wrote in a blog post . Read More »

Delhi Lt Governor and CM performs Yoga in the capital

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A number of events have been scheduled tomorrow by the Ayush Ministry and the Joint Commissioner (Traffic) of Delhi Police said that the main event will be held at CP from 6 am to 7: 40 am tomorrow. Speaking about the Capital, CM Kejriwal said, "In order to promote yoga and the general well being of the citizen, the Delhi government will introduce yoga in its schools". Read More »

Congress workers perform 'shavaasana' to protest against Mandsaur farmer killings

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Finding a unique way to stay abreast with International Yoga Day and the protests, MP Congress workers gathered at an installation in Bhopal and chose to perform the asana to mark their protest. In Madhya Pradesh, farmers led by Shivakumar Sharma of the Bharatiya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh demonstrated their protest by performing the " shavasana ", as the government is yet to meet their demands for loan waiver and better prices for the agriculture produce. Read More »

United States shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

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The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. A USA fighter jet shot down a pro-regime drone near al-Tanf in southeastern Syria, just outside the de-confliction zone according to the officials. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, was armed and within range of striking U.S. -led coalition troops and their Syrian allies, the official said, who said the strike was in "self-defense". Read More »

Bali police threaten to shoot escapees

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Yudith said Badung police had coordinated with police throughout Bali and officers at the airport and ports. '(As to) their whereabouts, we're still looking, ' he said. However the footage did not cover the location of the tunnel. Ilev is understood to be serving a 14-year sentence for drug smuggling and Said is serving seven years for ATM fraud, according to News Corp . Read More »