US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Those forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces , are helping the USA -led military coalition against the Islamic State ( ISIS ) in Iraq and Syria recapture the group's self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. Coalition aircraft stopped the pro-regime forces from advancing on Ja'Din. Australia's military on Tuesday said it was temporarily halting air missions over Syria, following the shooting down of a Syrian jet by United States forces.

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

The victor will replace Republican Tom Price , who's now Trump's health secretary. It is the type of seat the Democrats will need to win if they want to overturn the Republican House majority in mid-term elections next year. Voters have already cast 140,308 early ballots, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national ...

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

At worst, the storm could flood neighborhoods outside the city's levee system and cause flash flooding even in protected areas. It had top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph). Little to no impacts are expected from the storm here in the Carolinas. Rainfall will be the primary concern with this tropical system, but there are other risks, as well.

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Hamilton County 's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's office released a statement saying Otto Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy so only an external exam of his body was done. Relatives have said USA envoys told them that North Korean officials said Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and became comatose after taking a sleeping pill, according to the Washington Post.

Mitch McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

Reports suggest that the GOP has submitted at least some parts of their bill to the CBO to get a preliminary score on some of the more important aspects of the bill . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he hoped to bring a bill to the floor for a vote within the next two weeks. Instead, they've chose to try and ram this bill through with no hearings, no public discussion, and get it signed into law.