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The city is crawling with militants affiliated with Maute and Abu Sayyaf, two groups which have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State and carry the same black flag into battle. The annual ceremony marks the anniversary of an armed revolt against Spanish colonial rule. More than 200 people have been killed, including 24 civilians, 58 soldiers and police officers, and at least 138 militants, according to the Philippine military.
  • President Trump reschedules Cedar Rapids rally

    President Trump reschedules Cedar Rapids rally

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    Ticket reservations for up to two guests may be requested here. "Due to an unfortunate change in President Trump's schedule, we will need to unfortunately postpone the previously schedule rally in Cedar Rapids", a statement from the Trump campaign read at the time.
  • Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court

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    He pounded the point home Monday night, tweeting, "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his call for a travel ban from certain "dangerous" countries amid a latest string of Islamist attacks in London.
  • Senate Republicans Edge Closer to a Deal on Health Care

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    Congressional Republicans are eager to move beyond health care in order to take up tax reform and FY2018 federal government funding. "Make no mistake, Senate Republican leaders are working as hard as they can to get to 50 votes and jam their version of Trumpcare through the Senate - and the minute they do, this bill is going to move fast", Murray said .
  • Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete

    Macron's takeover of French politics is all but complete

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    On Sunday, 48.7 per cent of some 47.5 million eligible voters cast their ballots in 67,000 voting centres opened across the country to elect 577 lawmakers to the lower house of Parliament or the National Assembly. Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, a senior figure in the French Socialist Party, recognized the "unprecedented retreat" of the Socialist party but also argued it would be a bad result for democracy in France if Macron benefited from a "monopoly on democratic representation".
  • ISIS claims responsibility for hostage, murder incident in Australia

    ISIS claims responsibility for hostage, murder incident in Australia

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    Khayre once spent 16 months on remand before being acquitted of a 2009 terror plot to attack the Holsworthy army barracks in Sydney. On Monday evening, 29-year-old Yacqub Khayre killed an apartment building receptionist and took a sex worker hostage, in an IS-claimed terror siege created to draw counter-terror police into danger.
  • Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

    Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

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    Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide. Saudi Arabia dismissed the accusation. IS, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, had carried on attacks on Saudi security forces as well as deadly bombings and shootings that target the kingdom's Shi'ites in the past.
  • Puerto Ricans Vote For Their Country To Become America's 51st State

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    But that didn't stop Gov. Pedro Rossello from vowing to push ahead with his administration's quest to make the island the 51st USA state and declaring that " Puerto Rico voted for statehood". "U.S. states had to fight for it". This year, it came on the day Puerto Ricans were voting among three choices: independence, statehood or their current territorial status.
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures of farmers' welfare in MP

    CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures of farmers' welfare in MP

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    Punia also highlighted how there has been no change in the problem faced by the farmers and proceeded to question Chouhan's intention to observe the fast. Nearly all the party office bearers glorified the CM's decision of peace fast. Farmers were inspired by PM Narendra Modi's promise to waive debt in Uttar Pradesh, a pledge made in February during that state's election campaign.
  • South Korea's Sunwoo Wins Van Cliburn Piano Competition

    South Korea's Sunwoo Wins Van Cliburn Piano Competition

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    The critic Scott Cantrell wrote in The Dallas Morning News that Mr. Sunwoo "tended to rush faster music, a common problem among other competitors - but he demonstrated a real, if not reliably mature, musical personality". Broberg is a student at Park University's International Center for Music. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is regarded as one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world, and the most coveted in North America.
  • Senate hearing on Russia investigation underway

    Senate hearing on Russia investigation underway

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    Michael Rogers, the National Security Agency director, and national intelligence director Dan Coats largely ducked questions from senators on Wednesday about whether the president had tried to influence investigations into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stake Cut by Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc

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    Osterweis Capital Mngmt reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Apple Inc . Totally Undersells A10X Chip Capabilities" on June 09, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: "3 Stocks to Watch on Monday: Apple Inc . TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Gibson Capital LLC Has $448,000 Position in Apple Inc ". (NASDAQ: AAPL ) earned "Strong Buy " rating by Needham on Wednesday, April 6.
  • Maryland, DC plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

    Maryland, DC plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

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    The suit contends it's not clear whether he is making decisions in the country's best interest or out of "self-interested motivations grounded in the worldwide and domestic business dealings in which President Trump's personal fortune is at stake".
  • Microsoft's Oversized OG Xbox Duke Controller Is Getting Remade

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    At least, that's what what preliminary analysis seems to indicate and what Microsoft promises it will be when it arrives November 7 for $499. The PS4 Pro is equipped with a 2.1 GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU while the newly launched Microsoft's Xbox One is equipped with 2.3 GHz 8 custom x86 cores processor which is considered much higher.
  • Church bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

    Church bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

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    Church bells will toll throughout the Orlando area as residents reflect on the 49 patrons killed during a massacre at Pulse nightclub in the worst mass shooting in recent US history. Pulse owner Barbara Poma, who was not at the club during the shooting, offered a message of companionship to everyone who continues to hear the echoing voices of loved ones lost.
  • DC, Maryland to sue Trump over foreign payments to his business

    DC, Maryland to sue Trump over foreign payments to his business

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    Trump's ownership in hundreds of businesses not only financially hurts Maryland and D.C. but also violates "emoluments" clauses in the Constitution that bar the president from accepting gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval as well as from domestic governments under any circumstances, according to the attorneys' general complaint.
  • Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

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    The Trump administration has given numerous reasons for Comey's firing, including his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. His appearance also raised fresh questions about the attorney general's relationship with Russian officials and others with ties to President Vladimir Putin.
  • Orlando remembers victims of Pulse Nightclub shooting, one year later

    Orlando remembers victims of Pulse Nightclub shooting, one year later

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    He knows people who were inside Pulse nightclub the night of the shooting and survived. Today, we honor the memory of those lost and the bravery of the citizens and first responders who ran toward the danger to help save lives. Many at the scene of the mass shooting just stood quietly and remembered the lives lost. Florida governor candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said that the Pulse attack must never be forgotten.
  • Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

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    The group named the attacker as Obaidullah from Kunar province, releasing a photo purporting to be him. Members of the Afghan security forces, including the army and police, are often undisciplined, corrupt and/or have conflicting loyalties, which leaves these institutions vulnerable to infiltration by the Taliban and other militant groups.
  • Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump

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    The suit says, for example, the hotel diverts customers away from businesses the District of Columbia and Maryland own, license or tax, causing those governments direct financial harm. Mr Trump has been committed to "complete transparency and compliance with the law", Lindsay Jancek said. "Again, the reason why we're here is because the president of the United States, in a wholly unprecedented fashion, has chose to maintain a sprawling worldwide business empire that accepts money without ...
  • Microsoft officially announces the Xbox One X at E3

    Microsoft officially announces the Xbox One X at E3

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    The new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro , with 4.2 teraflops. Aiming at the hearts of gamers, Microsoft also showed off 42 coming games, with 22 titles being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles.
  • Intel E3 2017: Best of Show

    Intel E3 2017: Best of Show

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    For every $200,000 or higher ESL and DreamHack event beginning with ESL One Cologne next month, if any team wins four out of 10 events, it will receive $1 million. This multiplayer VR sports game is essentially antigravity frisbee crossed with soccer in a 5v5 match. The VR e-sports competition will take place online and at key events with players from around the world, with the finals taking place at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland, in 2018.
  • The Crew 2 is motorsports-themed, has airplanes and powerboats

    The Crew 2 is motorsports-themed, has airplanes and powerboats

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    The Crew 2 will have PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support. A few years ago, Ubisoft dropped a racing game by the name of The Crew . The Crew 2 will feature street racing, going on roads and rooftops; off-road racing through the wilderness; boat racing on the open ocean or through winding rivers; and flight through the clouds or twisting between buildings.
  • Why the needless Microsoft Xbox One X could destroy the games industry

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    Remarkably, it's also smaller than the existing Xbox One S , which was already 40% smaller than the original Xbox One console launched in 2015. They may use the most recent developer tools or come up with different tricks to enhance their games for the new Xbox . Aside from these, the Xbox One X is equipped with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive which can play 4K movies and entertainment.
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One X console

    Microsoft announces Xbox One X console

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    The Xbox One X is a powerful piece of kit, and it's capable of producing images that are truly stunning to behold, but you'll need a premium set-up to be able to fully benefit from it. Along with the console launch, over 42 titles will also be released. If you're still running a 1080p full HD TV the console will still work but you're really not getting the whole picture.
  • Ubisoft's New IP

    Ubisoft's New IP "Skull and Bones" is a Re-Skinned Black Flag

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    Ubisoft has announced an open world naval multiplayer game called Skull and Bones , which if we're being honest looks very similar to the naval combat in Assassin's Creed: Black Flag . Raid the Hunting Grounds alone or group with other players to hunt larger prey . Skull & Bones takes place in the Indian Ocean, and rather than focusing on exploration and adventure like Rare's Sea of Thieves , the game seems to focus primarily on combat.
  • Jeff Sessions to testify publicly amid ongoing Russian Federation probe

    Jeff Sessions to testify publicly amid ongoing Russian Federation probe

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    The committee, which is leading the congressional probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, announced the appearance Monday morning scheduled for 2:30 PM. " Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!' " Trump tweeted on Sunday. Senator Susan Collins of ME, another Republican on the Intelligence Committee, said it was wrong of Mr.
  • South Park: Fractured but Whole receives new trailer

    South Park: Fractured but Whole receives new trailer

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    Interestingly, the orignal title was planned to be called "The Butthole of Time". Also there are lots of F-bombs, just in case you forgot it was a South Park game. South Park's gangs of lovable misfits appeared in a new trailer during Bethesda's E3 2017 press event this afternoon, teasing the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole .
  • Qatar ships cargo via Oman to bypass Gulf restrictions

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    Johnson will meet with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia , Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates later this week. Q atar's normally bustling desert border with Saudi Arabia was eerily quiet on Monday, with a few dozen frustrated travellers bemoaning a rift between Gulf powers that has frozen movement across Qatar's only land border.
  • Ubisoft Announces Transference is Coming to VR & 'Traditional Platforms' in Spring 2018

    Ubisoft Announces Transference is Coming to VR & 'Traditional Platforms' in Spring 2018

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    Whether he will play a character in the game was not revealed. Not much else is known, but it seems quite intriguing indeed, so keep an eye out for Transference when it comes out in Spring 2018 for all major VR platforms. As they explore the house, players will meet the members of the family, each with their own perspective and memories. Fun fact: Macon Blair directed the recent film I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, which co-starred Elijah Wood.
  • John Oliver's plan for Theresa May: send Lord Buckethead to negotiate Brexit

    John Oliver's plan for Theresa May: send Lord Buckethead to negotiate Brexit

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    The list of rivals included a person dressed in an Elmo costume and an intergalactic space ruler named Lord Buckethead (in reality: a political satirist wearing a black cape and bucket), who wound up with 249 votes . Oliver rebuked Comey's claim that President Trump's lies are "plain and simple" by comparing it an everlasting gobstopper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory .
  • US top court rules for Microsoft in Xbox class action fight (MSFT)

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    The company has officially named the product the Xbox One X, after revealing it at the E3 games show in Los Angeles before the official opening. It is fully compatible with all existing Xbox One games. Sony released the PS4 Pro - its console with 4K capabilities - in November past year. Microsoft has already announced a lengthy list of games which plan to be "Xbox One X Enhanced" with a 4K output and various other changes.
  • Microsoft's new console is the Xbox One X

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    Despite the Xbox One X touting native 4K and 60 frames per second as opposed to the PS4 Pro outputting at a resolution close to but not 4K using techniques like checkerboard rendering, not all games may take full use of the Xbox One X's horsepower as it depends on how the game was developed.
  • Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

    Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

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    We can mark this as the end of a long grudge between Apple and Amazon , competing mega companies that once looked to corner the streaming media market. Graphics cards are also getting a spec boost which means that they will now (finally) support VR. Control center: Apple is revamping the control center on iOS - the panel that pops up to let you control volume, brightness, etc.
  • McDonald's is planning to hire thousands of workers using Snapchat

    McDonald's is planning to hire thousands of workers using Snapchat

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    And, to hire these new employees, McDonald's is using more modern recruitment methods - including Snapchat. Once there they can apply for jobs at their local restaurant. Meanwhile, nearly 80 percent of young people in that age range use Snapchat daily, while less than a third of them will have a job for the summer. The teen labor force has been on the decline since 1979, the Bureau of Labor Statistics wrote in a report back in February.
  • That's no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race

    That's no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race

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    Runners got a fright when a bear briefly joined a race in the USA state of Colorado. Already today, we've covered a bear that was seen swimming across a river in Florida, and now a bear running in a 10 mile race? "To scare the runners and make me lose precious time in the middle of a race!" Mr Sanborn said he has encountered wildlife bears, elk, turkeys, bobcats on training runs, but had never run into an animal interrupting a race before.
  • Speed Believed to Cause Fourteenth Traffic Fatality in Colorado Springs

    Speed Believed to Cause Fourteenth Traffic Fatality in Colorado Springs

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    The driver of the truck was trapped and had to be extracted by firefighters. Police told The Gazette that it appears the driver of a auto ran a red light going south on Chelton and hit a truck going east on Platte just before 2:00 a.m. Police suspect alcohol played a role in the accident. CSPD confirmed that this is the fourteenth traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs in 2017.
  • Father Walks in on 6-Year-Old Son Being Raped

    Father Walks in on 6-Year-Old Son Being Raped

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    Police say Wardingo later admitted to inappropriate contact with the child. Investigators say the victim's father walked into a room and saw Wardingo pulling up his trousers. A preliminary hearing has not been set. "This is such a heinous act and swift and decisive justice will be delivered", said Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale.
  • Election 2017: DUP agrees 'confidence' deal with Tories

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    The DUP , in a separate statement, said talks with Conservative party representatives had been positive and will continue this week to work on details, and to reach agreement on the arrangements for the new parliament. But a dismal campaign has left the Prime Minister fending off a mutiny within her own party. In return, she won effusive pledges of loyalty, but she will have to sell her premiership to Conservative lawmakers at a meeting on Monday.
  • UK Conservatives Not Adopting DUP Views on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage

    UK Conservatives Not Adopting DUP Views on Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage

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    The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and London's FTSE stock index, which was down 0.2 percent Monday. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, one of May's most loyal supporters, said he disagreed with Osborne's description of her as a " dead woman walking " and he expected Conservative lawmakers to rally behind her.