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Afghan soldier attacks US troops at Camp Sheheen Afghan soldier attacks US troops at Camp Sheheen
An Afghan soldier has attacked US troops at a military base, wounding seven. The US soldiers were evacuated after the "insider attack" in the northern Balkh province on Saturday, a spokesman for the US military command said. The Nato-led Resolute Support mission said one Afghan soldier was killed and another injured in the incident at Camp Shaheen, in Mazar-e Sharif city. But earlier reports of...
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US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies
The US Air Force has grounded a fleet of F-35 fighter jets indefinitely over concerns over pilots' oxygen supplies, according to a spokesman. F-35 air operations were paused at an Arizona air base after pilots suffered symptoms resembling hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, Captain Mark Graff said. Lockheed Martin, which built the jet, said it still plans to show the plane at the Paris Air Show this...
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Trump Calls Himself the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt’ Trump Calls Himself the Victim of a ‘Witch Hunt’
WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out on Thursday, saying he was the target of an unprecedented witch hunt, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate ties between his presidential campaign and Russian officials. In a pair of early morning tweets, Mr. Trump cited, without evidence, what he called the “illegal acts” committed by the administration of his pred...
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Trump's religious freedom order doesn't change law on political activity Trump's religious freedom order doesn't change law on political activity
WASHINGTON — President Trump's executive order on religious freedom maintains the long-established restrictions on political activity by churches, despite a promise in February to "totally destroy" the law known as the Johnson Amendment. Promising that the order would "prevent the Johnson Amendment from interfering with your First Amendment rights," Trump signed the executive order in a grand R...
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Federal court grants Trump administration delay in clean power case Federal court grants Trump administration delay in clean power case
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's most ambitious environmental initiatives took a procedural hit in court Friday as the Trump administration fights to undo them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit put two clean air cases on hold for 60 days at the new administration's request, giving the Environmental Protection Agency more time to devise alternative plans favo...
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Trump administration blocks access to White House visitor logs Trump administration blocks access to White House visitor logs
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Friday that records of visitors to the White House will stay secret until at least five years after Trump leaves office, a reversal of policy quickly denounced by advocates of transparent government. "Given the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, the White House Office will disclose Secr...
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United States judge found dead in Hudson River United States judge found dead in Hudson River
United States judge found dead in Hudson River REUTERSUPDATED ABOUT 5 HOURS AGO 64 COMMENTS EMAIL PRINT In this April 30, 2013 file photo, Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam looks on as members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee vote unanimously to advance her nomination to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals at the Capitol in Albany, NY. ─ AP In this April 30, 2013 file photo, Ju...
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US missile strike took out 20% of Syria's airforce, Mattis claims US missile strike took out 20% of Syria's airforce, Mattis claims
The US airstrike on Syria's Shayrat airbase Friday destroyed about 20% of the Syrian government's operational aircraft, Secretary of Defense James Mattis claimed in a statement Monday. "The Syrian government has lost the ability to refuel or rearm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest," Mattis said, describing the strike as a "measured re...
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Trump walks out before signing executive orders Trump walks out before signing executive orders
President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday -- without actually signing the orders. During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the US election in return for immunity from prosecution. The President ignored the ques...
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Police: Woman found dangling from shoelaces after botched WH breach Police: Woman found dangling from shoelaces after botched WH breach
A woman was arrested late Tuesday night after she allegedly attempted to gain entry to the White House, telling police she was there to speak to President Donald Trump. Secret Service officers observed the woman, identified as Marci Wahl, 38, walking and staring at the White House complex before discovering she had jumped a fence on the south side but had gotten stuck. Officers found Wahl, of ...
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