Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. Continue reading

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CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. Continue reading

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USS Constitution pays tribute to Vietnam War veterans

The USS Constitution is taking a trip across Boston Harbor in honor of Vietnam veterans and to mark the 50th anniversary of full-scale U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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Empty stomachs drive Venezuela soldiers to desert in droves

He enlisted in Venezuela’s National Guard to earn a ticket out of poverty. Continue reading

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Ecuador orders removal of extra security at London embassy

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has ordered the immediate withdrawal of extra security assigned to the country’s embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has resided since 2012. Continue reading

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China ends US sorghum anti-dumping probe, OKs Toshiba deal

As China-U.S. trade talks resume in Washington, China says it is dropping an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. Continue reading

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Military helicopter drops ammo over Texas elementary school, busts hole in roof

A military helicopter accidentally dropped a box full of ammunition over a Texas elementary school Thursday afternoon, leaving a gaping hole in the roof, according to officials. Continue reading

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Trump administration set to resurrect ban on abortion counseling at federally-funded clinics

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. Continue reading

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The Latest: Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric

The Latest on the trial of radical Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman (all times local): 11 a.m. Continue reading

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FOX NEWS FIRST: Giuliani, Mueller duel over Trump interview; Reagan-era ban on abortion counseling returning

Plus, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ready to say, ‘I do’ Continue reading

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Las Vegas police say no threat to public after massive mall response

An active shooter was reported Thursday evening at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, 8 News Now reported. Continue reading

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Massive police response at Las Vegas mall after ‘person with gun’ call

An active shooter was reported Thursday evening at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, 8 News Now reported. Continue reading

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Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today’s India

Along a bustling road set amid a series of new McMansions in Kashmir’s main city, a half-dozen extended families are camped in an open field in shelters of burlap and plastic. Continue reading

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Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is calling for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border and all territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading

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S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. Continue reading

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Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to major city, health officials confirm

An outbreak of Ebola, once confined to remote rural areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has now spread an area just outside of city of more than one million people, health officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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Giuliani: Trump wants to ‘come forward and tell the truth, if he gets a fair hearing’

President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night that he had a “hopeful communication” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team about the parameters for a possible presidential interview. Continue reading

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Indonesia boosts security for militant trial after attacks

Indonesian police have deployed dozens of elite officers to guard the trial of radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman following a wave of attacks by Islamic State group-inspired militants. Continue reading

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Ex-leaders of Bandidos biker gang, involved in 2015 Waco shootout, convicted of federal charges

A Texas jury reportedly convicted two former top Bandidos biker gang members on Thursday of racketeering charges leveled against them. Continue reading

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Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit. Continue reading

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