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Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

In just over a month, US forces have struck Iranian-backed Shia militias in southern Syria three times, and on Sunday a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 jet. The Syrian Armed Forces said in a statement that the pilot was missing. The deconfliction line between the two countries had first been suspended by Russian Federation in April after the United States launched a missile strike on a Syrian military airfield.


Angry Dems Turn Against Leaders After House Election Losses

Angry Dems Turn Against Leaders After House Election Losses

The Democratic Party's dreams of an upset victory to add a congressional seat in a special election in an affluent suburb of Atlanta, Georgia , have crashed as their outsider candidate Jon Ossoff lost narrowly to local veteran Karen Handel .


Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

Elections: It has been amusing to watch Democrats twist themselves into pretzels trying to explain away their loss in the special election in Georgia , after spending months promising it would be a referendum on President Trump. There are a lot of specifics that people, that people, don't want to hear anymore. In over a decade leading House Democrats, into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep.


Excessive heat hits southwest US

Excessive heat hits southwest US

Despite the dangers, the weather may not be quite as bad as expected. Death Valley , California , reached 53 C Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 50 C, tying the temperature for the same day past year. Airlines can use other strategies for dealing with limitations on the planes during hot weather , including reducing the amount of luggage and cargo and not fueling completely to make the plane lighter for takeoff.


Gingrich: 'No Idea' What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe

Gingrich: 'No Idea' What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe

Gingrich said there's "no evidence" the president ever impeded any Russian Federation investigation and Trump fired the FBI director because "Comey's public behavior was so destructive". On Friday morning, Trump began his day by tweeting , "I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" "We start over here on Russian Federation, well they don't have anything on Russian Federation, but maybe there was obstruction, we may not get ...


Uber Unveils '180 Days Of Change,' Starting With Enabling Driver Tips

Uber Unveils '180 Days Of Change,' Starting With Enabling Driver Tips

For now, only riders in Minneapolis , Seattle and Houston will have the option to tip their drivers , though the company has promised a nationwide rollout in the U.S. This will be the first time Uber has allowed drivers to receive tips directly through the app. The Independent Drivers Guild, a union that represents 50,000 ride-hailing drivers in the New York City area, had been pushing for a tipping option in the app.