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Source: Washington Post

Trump’s Afghanistan plan set to spark fresh congressional debate

Today 04:16 GMT

President Trump’s decision to announce expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan but disclose few details is set to spark fresh congressional debate about the future of the United States’ longest war and whether it is time for lawmakers to approve a new use-of-force law.

Senior Republicans voiced support for Trump’s decision to endorse a Pentagon plan to boost troop levels and said it will be reviewed during public congressional hearings when lawmakers reconvene next month.

Source: BBC

Angry protest at Charlottesville meeting over far-right rally

Today 04:15 GMT

Angry protests erupted at a city council meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed at a white nationalist rally 10 days ago.

The violence in Charlottesville has underscored a national debate on America's racial legacy and the preservation of US southern culture through symbols such as the Confederate battle flag and statues of rebel leaders.

Source: CBS News

GOP group attacks Flake challenger as Trump heads to Arizona

Today 04:15 GMT

A political group closely tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is out with a brutal new ad blasting Dr. Kelli Ward, a former Arizona state senator who is mounting a primary challenge against incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Flake.

Arpaio, an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, is awaiting sentencing after a federal judge found that he broke the law by implementing traffic stops that targeted immigrants.

Source: New York Times

Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Today 04:15 GMT

Few images could have been as damaging to that reputation as that of the guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain limping into Singapore on Monday, after a predawn collision with an oil tanker punched a hole in the warship’s hull.

“It’s good, of course, to fly the U.S. flag in the region,” said Carlyle Thayer, an emeritus professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who specializes in regional security issues.

Source: BBC

Fancy Bears: Hackers name footballers given 2010 World Cup TUEs

Today 04:15 GMT

Ex-Premier League players Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the footballers cleared to use banned medicines at the 2010 World Cup.

Fancy Bears first hacked the Wada database last year, and in September began revealing athletes' confidential details and information regarding TUEs. British cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins was forced to defend himself in the face of scrutiny following the leak of his medical records.

Source: Common Domain

Trump heads to the home state of Sen. Jeff Flake, a vocal critic. But Flake isn't worried

Today 04:16 GMT

In recent days, the president, a fellow Republican, has taunted Flake on Twitter and even gone so far as to praise his rival in the state’s Republican primary — a rare move in politics before Donald Trump came along.

“Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. Last week, the president hinted at an endorsement of Ward, a provocative figure in the far-right movement who is challenging Flake.

Source: BBC

US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan

Today 04:16 GMT

American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has increased pressure on Pakistan over its perceived backing for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Pakistan denies sheltering the Taliban, but Mr Tillerson suggested it could lose US privileges if the government failed "to change their posture". He was speaking a day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy, vowing to commit US forces to back Afghan forces fighting the insurgents.

Source: Common Domain

Jerry Lewis, the movies' mad and mercurial comic genius

Today 04:15 GMT

For years he reigned as a mad comic scientist of the screen — a brash innovator who exploded conventions and expectations on either side of the camera, and a take-no-prisoners farceur who mixed slapstick antics with a seething man-child persona of his own making.

There were many movies and a few highs still to come for Lewis, including his brilliantly somber performance as a late-night TV personality in Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” (1983), and a slew of lifetime achievement honors in the 2000s from organizations including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which never nominated him for a competitive Oscar. There were daring efforts like “Smorgasbord” (1983), a.k.a.

Source: The Guradian

India's supreme court bans Islamic instant divorce

Today 04:15 GMT

India’s top court has banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

Victims of the practice known as “triple talaq”, whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, had approached the supreme court to ask for a ban. Triple talaq “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”, a panel of judges said.

Source: CBS News

Cavaliers make blockbuster trade: Kyrie Irving goes to Celtics

Today 04:16 GMT

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers granted Kyrie Irving's request and traded the All-Star guard to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round draft pick.

Had yet to find a deal that would satisfy what they were looking to gain in exchange for the All-Star point guard in the prime of his career, CBS Sports reports.

Source: New York Times

Trump and McConnell Locked in a Cold War, Threatening the G.O.P. Agenda

Today 04:16 GMT

The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.

“The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.

Source: Fox News

North Korea’s latest propaganda puts Trump in cemetery

Today 04:16 GMT

"The measures taken by [North Korea] to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and develop inter-continental rockets is justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defense in the face of such apparent and real threats," Ju said at a U.N.-sponsored disarmament conference.

The regime followed the video with a statement posted through its KCNA news agency, saying Trump "spouted rubbish" and frequently tweeted about "weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts" and attacking South Korea's "puppy-like" Defense Minister Song Young-moo for "pinning hope on that mad guy."

Source: Global News

Bill Cosby’s retrial delayed as new legal team joins case

Today 04:16 GMT

Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will be delayed until next year as his new legal team gets up to speed on the case, which pits the 80-year-old comedian against a woman who says he drugged and molested her more than a decade ago.

Judge Steven O’Neill on Tuesday granted a defence request to postpone the retrial, which had been scheduled to start in November, saying there’s no way that Cosby’s lawyers would be ready by then.

Source: ABC News

Optimism for Trump's Afghan war plan from legendary US commando

Today 04:15 GMT

A legendary Green Beret counterinsurgency innovator who earned a version of the "Lawrence of Arabia" nickname bestowed upon British officer T.E.

"The decision to steer clear of timelines and troop numbers was a smart move in terms of the kind of psychological warfare that must be conducted aggressively to slow advances made by the Taliban in recent years," Gant said.

Source: Global News

Missouri woman charged with killing autistic daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby

Today 04:16 GMT

A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl’s remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised.

Rebecca Ruud, 39, is charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death and second-degree felony murder in the killing of her 16-year-old biological daughter, Savannah Leckie.

Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sen. Kaine says Va. could "probably do better" on state's chosen statues in Capitol

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

New move to build tiny home community for homeless veterans

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: NBC News

Australia's top Olympian, Airway CEO urge support for same-sex marriage

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Tuesday 17:18 GMT
Source: NBC News

On 'The Bold Type,' actress Nikohl Boosheri plays a 'confident, empowered' Lesbian Muslim

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: NBC News

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wife defends wealth in Instagram tirade

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: New York Times

Brand to Know: a Canadian Line Inspired by the Designers’ Friends

Today 04:16 GMT

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