Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes

The U.S. has emerged as the main backer of the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria , supporting the group in their battles against the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group. The Turkish military said "40 terrorists were killed in northern Iraq and 30 terrorists were killed in northeastern Syria in an airstrike". But Tuesday's raid was the first time Turkish forces have targeted its affiliate in the northwestern Sinjar area. Read More

Who will run Louisiana's investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

Who will run Louisiana's investigation into the Alton Sterling shooting?

Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson announced that the DOJ found "that insufficient evidence exists to charge either officer with a federal crime in connection with this incident" in a separate press conference held just before Edwards and Broome took to the podium. Read More

Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

It's expected regional security will dominate talks, in particular the rising nuclear threat from North Korea. The navies of the USA and Australia successfully cooperated to prevent an invasion of Japanese ships. Trump is due at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Thursday to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea with the Australian prime minister . Read More

2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar

2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar

Christopher Cook says the two people have been shot and killed in this incident. He allegedly walked into Zona Caliente, began arguing with the manager - 37-year-old Cesar Perez - and then pulled out a gun and killed Perez. "He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", said Cook. During the verbal confrontation, the man shot and killed the employee. Read More

Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

The U.S. was the world's biggest oil consumer in 2015 with an average 19.4 million barrels per day, according to BP's report. President Trump, before signing the executive order at the White House, bluntly said the plan "reverses the previous administration's Arctic leasing ban". Read More

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive as U.S. reconsiders strategy

Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive as U.S. reconsiders strategy

In areas held by the government, the group will aim for "foreign forces, their military and intelligence infrastructure", while in areas held by the Taliban, the focus would shift to development and building. The NATO and USA forces completed their combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, after 13 years of military presence in the country but around 13,000 foreign troops remain in the country to train and assist the Afghan forces. Read More

Hillary Clinton blames herself for election loss, and also misogyny, FBI, Russia

Hillary Clinton blames herself for election loss, and also misogyny, FBI, Russia

The President is extraordinarily touchy about the merest suggestion that his victory is not totally authentic. But she wouldn't apologize for her wonkiness and love of policy detail, even if that made it hard for her to connect with some voters. Read More

University of Texas stabbings suspect had mental health issues

The student who was fatally stabbed was identified as freshman Harrison Brown . Fenves met with the victim's family on Tuesday. Authorities do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the campus community but have increased patrols as a precaution. Read More

First, Second Ladies Honor Children of Military Families and Those Facing Illness

First, Second Ladies Honor Children of Military Families and Those Facing Illness

Sharing a photo of President Trump and the First Lady at the Inagural Ball in January, Ivanka Trump wrote , "Happy Birthday to our First Lady (and my incredible step-mom!) Melania Trump A wonderful example of kindness and grace for us all!" "It took so many kind and caring people focused on these very courageous and awesome children, and the end result is something everyone should be proud of", Trump said . Read More

Donald Trump Celebrates Farmers at the White House, Defends Trade Actions

Donald Trump Celebrates Farmers at the White House, Defends Trade Actions

He has owned several agricultural businesses, but isn't related to or affiliated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms. The meeting set the stage for the President's Executive Order , also signed Tuesday, that establishes an interagency task force to examine a wide range of issues affecting the quality of life in rural America. Read More

Independent investigation requested after Williams 'lurched, convulsed' in last execution

Independent investigation requested after Williams 'lurched, convulsed' in last execution

But it was clearly one of the most unorthodox-looking executions in state history. One manufacturer, West-Ward Pharmacueticals, filed a brief in support of the eight inmates this month, saying it tries to ensure its midazolam isn't used in executions. Read More

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Counties now under a tornado watch through 5 p.m. include: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood. There is still a chance a few storms could become severe. All severe weather threats will be on the table including a chance for some localized flooding as two to four inches of rain will be possible. Read More

NPPC: Perdue 'very good' for USA agriculture

The White House has not said when Mr Perdue will be sworn in, but he is scheduled to speak to USDA staff on Tuesday morning. "The only legacy that I seek is the only one that any grandparent or parent seeks - to be good stewards, and to hand off our nation, our home, our fields, our forests, and our farms to the next generation in better shape than we found it", Perdue said. Read More

All 100 United States senators to meet for North Korea briefing

The image of senators meeting with Trump at the White House on a top national security concern could be touted by the White House as a key moment in the run-up to Trump's 100th day in office - a milestone that the president has mocked in recent days but that his administration is working aggressively to promote. Read More

Accused Tad Cummins kidnapper due in court Monday

Accused Tad Cummins kidnapper due in court Monday

It had no electricity or furniture. However, Cummins apparently tried to make do: found inside the cabin were a grill, pots and pans, bottles of soda and water, a bag of rice, and empty food containers. Thomas allegedly said he was on his way to a nearby commune with his 22-year-old "wife". Surveillance video showed the pair at a Walmart in Oklahoma City on March 15 . Read More

Second doctor, wife charged in female genital mutilation probe

Second doctor, wife charged in female genital mutilation probe

A review of Nagarwala's phone records led authorities to two 7-year-old girls who traveled with their parents to MI from Minnesota in February so they could undergo the procedure. It's created to suppress female sexuality and reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity. Several minor girls informed forensic personnel that Nagarwala had performed the procedure on their genitals while one minor girl said Farida had been present when Nagarwala did the deed. Read More

Arkansas Supreme Court Halts 2 Executions

Supreme Court Monday evening, hoping to still go through with the execution that night. They claimed the sedative drug doesn't always work and causes those who are being executed to feel pain from the use of the other two lethal injection drugs. Read More

Juan Manuel Montes Becomes First DREAMer Deported Under Trump Administration

When an agent asked for his ID and proof of DACA status, Montes couldn't produce it since he had left his wallet in a friend's vehicle, according to the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), an organization that represents Montes. Montes's account has been disputed by the Department of Homeland Security. "We filed this lawsuit to find out how it happened". Montes, who has learning disabilities after suffering a traumatic brain injury when he was young, worked in California's ... Read More

North Dakota gas average hits 17 month high

North Dakota gas average hits 17 month high

A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 17 cents lower at $2.15. Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. Read More

Florida Governor Joins Trump To Sign Veterans Bill At White House

Florida Governor Joins Trump To Sign Veterans Bill At White House

Although the program is now limited to the Phoenix area, the collaboration is a test-run of sorts as VA Secretary David Shulkin mulls an overhaul proposal aimed at reducing veterans' wait times. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will hold a news conference on April 27 to discuss veterans issues, as he tries to elevate an issue he campaigned on heavily a year ago. Read More