• USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria
USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

After following Tuesday's incident, the USA military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. "The coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally", the USA military said in a statement , referring to the Islamic State group, which controls a swath of terr...

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  • Russian fighter jet buzzed US Military aircraft
Russian fighter jet buzzed US Military aircraft

The armed Shahed-129 drone was destroyed by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet around 12:30 a.m. local time. The incident occurred in the same vicinity as previous conflicts with pro-regime forces, near the combat outpost in At-Tanf, where a contingent of US and coalition advisers are supporting a force to fight the Islamic State , also known as ISIS.

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  • Opioid-Related ER Visits Nearly Doubled in 10 Years
Opioid-Related ER Visits Nearly Doubled in 10 Years

Their trajectory likely will keep climbing if the epidemic continues unabated. Numbers for the last three years are not yet available, but the Washington Post reports that Maryland is at the very top of the national list for inpatient care related to opioid abuse.

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  • Putin thanks FIFA as Confederations Cup begins
Putin thanks FIFA as Confederations Cup begins

With a year to go until the World Cup, the average Russian fan is not anxious about potential stadium violence or any of the other controversies discussed in the foreign press. The 68,000-seat St Petersburg stadium will be a flagship venue at the 2018 World Cup and the home of Russian football powerhouse Zenit , but its decade-long construc...

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  • Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea
Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the USA and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the North. A former high-school classmate of Otto Warmbier , recently shared her memories of his warmth and charisma. The North Korean government has vowed to...

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  • Pakistan to be one of top three teams by 2019 WC
Pakistan to be one of top three teams by 2019 WC

The International Cricket Council is considering scrapping the Champions trophy , which is held every four years, in favour of staging the World T20 every two years, ICC Chief Executive officer David Richardson said on Tuesday, reported PTI.

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  • The Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Position Increased by Two Sigma Securities LLC
The Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Position Increased by Two Sigma Securities LLC

SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) has declined 50.78% since June 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.87% the S&P500. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned 0.18% of Rite Aid Corporation worth $7,893,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • United States shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria
United States shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and lead to an escalation of the war. With each swath of land in Syria that falls out of ISIS control, a new battle appears to be emerging, one that potentially has the United States increasingly unable to sidestep the ongoing civil war there.

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  • Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after United States downs Syrian jet
Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after United States downs Syrian jet

Last month an aircraft belonging to the US -led coalition dropped a bomb on pro-Syrian government force convoy which was heading to a base used by western special forces and rebel fighters. In May, a Russian plane flew within 20 feet of a U.S. military plane over the Black Sea, but the U.S. Navy described it as a safe encounter. This comes less t...

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  • Tropical Storm Warnings and Flood Watch Issued for the Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Warnings and Flood Watch Issued for the Gulf Coast

The center of circulation is about 200 miles off the Louisiana coast and the forecast is for the soon to be storm to track slowly northwest and move in along the western Louisiana coast late tomorrow night into Thursday morning. The NHC said those living in areas stretching from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should mo...

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  • US Hurricane Center says storm Bret degenerates into a tropical wave
US Hurricane Center says storm Bret degenerates into a tropical wave

With Tropical Storm Cindy expected to dump rain over the area this week, St. Tammany Parish government will give out sandbags at five locations Tuesday and Wednesday (June 20-21). On the current forecast track the disturbance was expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela last night and early today, Tuesday .

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  • BC Liberals to support ban on corporate, union donations to political parties
BC Liberals to support ban on corporate, union donations to political parties

Before the election, the Liberals promised an independent panel that would report to the legislature on political fundraising, but Wilkinson said the government decided that process was "too slow". The coming election, if there is indeed one in the near future, will be asking voters to make a choice on those two issues in particular because they se...

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  • 15 arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory
15 arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory

Waqar said the victory will help serve the cause of cricket at home where worldwide cricket is not being played for past years. "All Indian players got out themselvs" he said. Junaid Khan also chipped in with a wicket. "Zaman batted freely and aggressively". Put into bat, the Men in Green had a flawless start as both Azhar Ali and Zaman shared ...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Coast were relatively stable, but cash gasoline prices rose as traders expected heavy rains and possible flooding to hit refineries in the region. The metro area braced for its first taste of tropical weather in a half-decade as Tropical Storm Cindy, a poorly organized system that stalled while it meandered toward the central Gulf Coast on Tu...

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  • Pregnant mother of 4 shot, killed by police in Seattle
Pregnant mother of 4 shot, killed by police in Seattle

Seattle police shot and killed a woman who had called for police assistance on Sunday. Florida Carroll, a relative of the victim, cries into her phone at the scene of a police shooting at the Brettler Family Place Apartments at Magnuson Park, Sunday June 18, 2017 , in Seattle .

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  • Police implore author who says he hid treasure to end hunt
Police implore author who says he hid treasure to end hunt

Forrest Fenn's promised secret bronze treasure chest - filled with US$2 million [NZ$2.8 million] in gold and jewels - has been luring wide-eyed adventure seekers to the Rocky Mountains in the southwestern USA since 2010, when the millionaire antiquities dealer penned a mysterious, clue-filled poem he claimed would lead its witty decoder to the...

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  • ICC mulling to scrap Champions Trophy, stage World T20s every two years
ICC mulling to scrap Champions Trophy, stage World T20s every two years

India captain Virat Kohli was brutally honest in assessing his team's below-par performance in a chastening 180-run loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. Sarfraz paid tribute to the influence of a coaching staff led by Mickey Arthur, who took charge shortly before Pakistan's tour of England past year, where a T...

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  • Brokers Issue New Targets On Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS)
Brokers Issue New Targets On Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS)

Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mgmt Grp Inc Limited Com has 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Clovis Oncology , Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. In related news, insider Gillian C. Ivers-Read sold 3,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. While the company's share hit...

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  • Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine Seems to Work in Mice
Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine Seems to Work in Mice

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. The researchers injected AT04A under the skin in mice that were fed fatty, Western-style food in order to induce high cholesterol and the development of atherosclerosis.

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  • Russian Federation warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet
Russian Federation warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet

In doing so, they're running up against where the US-led coalition and its local allies on the ground have long operated a largely-isolated war against ISIS. Almost all of those confrontations have happened in cities now or recently under ISIS control. "The SDF is getting big-headed", said the pro-Damascus military commander, a non-Syrian who spo...

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