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President Trump's prime time speech on Afghanistan and his strategy is essentially identical to President Obama's strategy. Carola Frydman and Efraim Benmelech, professors of finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, have studied the track records of chief executives who served in the military.
  • Egypt expresses regret as United States plans to withhold aid

    Egypt expresses regret as United States plans to withhold aid

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    I just want to let everybody know in case there was any doubt that we are very much behind President el-Sissi. A United States delegation headed by senior advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo for a brief visit to discuss bilateral ties and developments in the Middle East with Egyptian officials, Egypt's official news agency MENA said on Wednesday.
  • Trump amenaza con parálisis si no hay fondos para muro

    Trump amenaza con parálisis si no hay fondos para muro

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    En Yuma la frontera está dividida por una triple valla de 9 millas, que Trump ha considerado un "modelo impenetrable" para frenar el flujo de inmigrantes indocumentados y de drogas. El mandatario estadounidense, sin embargo, no se mostró particularmente optimsta sobre el progreso de las negociaciones. Los manifestantes afuera del mitin de ayer gritaron: "Vergüenza, vergüenza, vergüenza" y "no a Trump , no al KKK [por el grupo supremacista blanco Ku Klux Klan], no a unos Estados Unidos ...
  • 12 dead as typhoon floods Macau, southern China

    12 dead as typhoon floods Macau, southern China

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    The enclave's sprawling Venetian casino resort had been on back-up power Wednesday and without air conditioning or proper lighting, according to one source . Of the known fatalities resulting from the typhoon, police reported that an 83-year-old man died after he fell into the sea. Transportation remained in chaos with damage to both of Macau's ferry terminals and roads crammed with traffic.
  • Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 48 in Yemen

    Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 48 in Yemen

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    The Saudi-led coalition denied targeting the family home after a health official said nine civilians were killed in an air strike . Dozens of Shia Houthi rebels as well as civilians were among the dead, officials told AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
  • Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

    Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

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    Louis County, where Williams was convicted, reaffirmed his belief that Williams is guilty. Griffin Hardy, a spokesperson for Sister Helen Prejean's anti-death penalty organisation Ministry Against the Death Penalty, told Al Jazeera: "The fact of the matter is DNA evidence shows that Marcellus Williams was not involved in this crime".
  • Majority Say Prejudice Has Gone Up Under Trump

    Majority Say Prejudice Has Gone Up Under Trump

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    This week, the President has condemned violence, bigotry and hatred on "both sides" of the riot; however, this balanced approach has been greeted with intense criticism. A day later, however, Mr Trump reversed course and again blamed "both sides", criticising liberal-leaning counterprotesters for acting "very, very violently" during a defiant news conference at Trump Tower in NY.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled for overheating risk

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled for overheating risk

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    They allegedly have an anomaly that causes them to overheat. On the back, we have a dual lens camera that's flanked on the right side by the heart rate sensor and the rear-facing fingerprint sensor. As for photographic capabilities, the brochure reveals that the dual camera on the Galaxy Note 8 will have a f/1.7 lenses with support for 2x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilization.
  • Points of agreement and disagreement in triple talaq verdict

    Points of agreement and disagreement in triple talaq verdict

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    The dissenting opinion of Chief Justice Khehar and Justice Nazeer considers triple talaq , despite being discriminatory, to be protected by freedom of religion in the Constitution. Men didn't even need to be in the presence of their wives to do it because they could do it via letter or over the phone, explains The New York Times .
  • Cornyn pleased with Trump's new Afghanistan plan

    Cornyn pleased with Trump's new Afghanistan plan

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    Indeed, Donald Trump himself often calls the nonexistent bill his "tax cut" plan, rather than "tax reform". In three particular instances over the last ten days, we have seen President Trump listen to the wise counsel of those around him and come to a full understating of a situation, demonstrate the courage to adapt his positions based on that feedback and the conditions around him and take actions designed to align with, create and build consensus.
  • Senate probe into killing of Kian delos Santos

    Senate probe into killing of Kian delos Santos

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    The President issued the statement after some groups deplored the rising death toll linked to the government's war on drugs . But did they say anything about freeing Bulacan from the drug problem? Accompanied by community officials, officers carrying drug tests asked residents if they were willing to submit urine samples.
  • Apple may announce new iPhone on September 12

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    According to reports , the device will come with a wireless charging pad that will be sold separately when the iPhone 8 is launched, supposedly , along with the "S" versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus on September 12 .
  • Catalan Police Kill Man Suspected of Barcelona Terror Attack

    Catalan Police Kill Man Suspected of Barcelona Terror Attack

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    The police in Catalonia are now on the hunt for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub , whom Spanish newspaper El Pais has named as the van driver, said BBC . The investigation will now broaden beyond Spain to see if the attackers received worldwide help, said Trapero. On Saturday police raided the house of an imam in the town of Ripoll , who has been accused of radicalising members of the cell and overseeing its operations.
  • Trump gets some things right on Afghanistan — Glavin

    Trump gets some things right on Afghanistan — Glavin

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    Even with the addition of Trump's 4,000 troops, the US will have about 12,500 soldiers in country. The first No is no deadline for troop withdrawal. It calls the shots on key parts of Pakistan's foreign policy, including ties with the United States, Afghanistan and arch-foe India . A "negotiated settlement" with the Taliban would do that, sort of: If the Islamists agreed to join a coalition government with moderates and abide by the country's democratic constitution, America could declare ...
  • Protests at Trump rally in Phoenix

    Protests at Trump rally in Phoenix

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    The president addressed supporters for over one hour, as protests continued outside the venue. "If they can do what they did to me, they can do it to anybody". "The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it". "Here's what I said on Saturday: 'We're closely following the bad events unfolding in Charlottesville , Va.' This is me speaking: 'We condemn in the strongest, possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence.' That's me speaking on Saturday, right ...
  • 1 in 10 Americans Say Neo-Nazi Views Are 'Acceptable'

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    Then there is Donald Trump , who also has shown two sides, most dramatically in the past 10 days. Trump called Flake "toxic". Kevin Sharer, the former CEO of Amgen, for example, identified listening as the most critical skill for effective leadership, a sentiment I hear echoed continually from business leaders in my ongoing work on identifying the most critical skills for successful leadership.
  • Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds

    Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds

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    On the day of the attacks, August 12, which included one man driving a vehicle into anti-white supremacist protesters, Trump condemned the violence and hatred "on many sides" but did not mention any white supremacist group by name. No, Donald Trump , both sides were not equally responsible for the violence in Charlottesville . Strategist Steve Bannon last week became the latest top White House official to be shown the door.
  • North Korea Envoy: US Pressure Feeds Our Nuclear Program

    North Korea Envoy: US Pressure Feeds Our Nuclear Program

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    Under Kim, Pyongyang has made rapid strides in its ballistic missile technology, which it is banned from pursuing under United Nations resolutions that have slapped it with seven sets of sanctions. A recent propaganda video released by the rogue regime shows President Trump looking out over a field of crosses in a graveyard in Guam. The photos were carried in the morning edition of the Rodong Sinmun , the ruling party's newspaper, and released by the Korean Central News Agency just ...
  • 700 million reasons to dream

    700 million reasons to dream

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    To put it in perspective, $700 million in dollar bills would weigh 770 tons, said Jeff Holyfield of the Michigan Lottery. It can stretch from the nation's capital past Baltimore, Maryland going for nearly 50 miles. With a big smile and sheet full of numbers, Sandra Limon says she is buying for family and friends. For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site , which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
  • Donald Trump lampoons 'sick' media during 78-minute rally speech in Phoenix

    Donald Trump lampoons 'sick' media during 78-minute rally speech in Phoenix

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    Lemon felt Trump's words had "reopened the race wound" of Charlottesville but moreover, the president's performance was another reminder that he wasn't fit for the role, describing him as " unhinged " and "embarrassing". "(.) I must be honest (.) Personally, I don't think we can make a deal because we have been so badly taken advantage of", Trump said. He criticized the media for giving a "platform to hate groups".
  • Lee's place in history was sealed when he rebelled (Your letters)

    Lee's place in history was sealed when he rebelled (Your letters)

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    We don't glorify traitors. The specific right they fought for was the right for white people to own slaves, and there's really no way to play that angle down, although some whites have tried to for generations. In Baltimore last week, for example, four of the city's Confederate statues were removed quietly overnight. That's a far less controversial stance - new polls show many Americans share his views on the statues, or are at least unsure how they feel about them.
  • Sarah Sanders: 'No action' on Arpaio pardon Tuesday

    Sarah Sanders: 'No action' on Arpaio pardon Tuesday

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    KKK? ". "I didn't say I love you because you're black, or I love you because you're white", Trump said to a cheering crowd at the convention center. "They don't want to report the facts - just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred and condemned the white supremacists ", he said of the media.
  • Trump's lack of details on Afghanistan plan prompts mixed reactions

    Trump's lack of details on Afghanistan plan prompts mixed reactions

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    In a speech Monday night, Trump said the United States will ramp up military engagement in the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan . The Afghan army needs a stronger boost from U.S. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee who is leading a bipartisan push to approve a new Authorized Use of Military Force. "All of that is important to stabilising Afghanistan as a nation", he said.
  • Clemson Fifth in Associated Press Preseason Poll

    Clemson Fifth in Associated Press Preseason Poll

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    In 1964, Gomer Jones' first team was ranked No. 2. Wisconsin , 10, Oklahoma State , 11. Coming off a 10-3 season and a victory over MI in the Orange Bowl, Florida State got four first-place votes and was third in the poll - the 16th time since 1988 the Seminoles have started the season in the Top 5.
  • Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

    Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

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    After a man plowed his auto into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, killing a woman, Trump was widely criticized for his remarks that blamed both sides for violence. Trump always found large, energetic audiences when he campaigned in Arizona , and his supporters inside the Phoenix Convention Center tonight were no different.
  • Don Lemon was speechless after Trump's speech - then unloaded on the president

    Don Lemon was speechless after Trump's speech - then unloaded on the president

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    Trump's stem-winding performance was hardly created to win over the majority of Americans dissatisfied with his job performance or his incendiary comments on this month's Charlottesville clashes. Accusing the "dishonest" media of selectively choosing his quotes, Trump said: "I hit them with neo-Nazi. You would think they'd want to make our country great again and I honestly believe they don't".
  • España: Estado Islámico alistaba más ataques en Barcelona

    España: Estado Islámico alistaba más ataques en Barcelona

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    Mientras se desarrolla la investigación policial, un total de 54 heridos de diversas nacionalidades están aún ingresados en varios hospitales, 13 de ellos en estado crítico. Cientos de personas dejan flores y prenden velas el 18/08/2017 en el paseo de Las Ramblas de Barcelona, España , en homenaje a las víctimas del atentado perpetrado el 17/08/2017 en la ciudad.
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Returns From UK

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Returns From UK

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has posted a short clip of him meeting with Chief Emeka Ojukwu in 2003. Nigerians on Sunday celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services after his prolonged absence overseas for medical treatment, a period that stoked tension in a divided nation.
  • Powerball jackpot hits $700 million, 2nd largest in history

    Powerball jackpot hits $700 million, 2nd largest in history

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    The Powerball lottery game jackpot has climbed to $700 million, making it the second largest in USA history. And if no one claims the winning ticket Wednesday, Tabor said, the next jackpot will probably surpass the $1.6 billion prize as the biggest ever.
  • Ryan to face voters following Trump nationwide address

    Ryan to face voters following Trump nationwide address

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    Ryan said at the town hall that Trump had " messed up " in his responses, but the congressman also praised the president for a separate address delivered just before the town hall started in which he called for unity. "It gets a little weedy, but one of the challenges we had with health care reform, particularly in the Senate, is we had to use the Senate rules to write that bill".
  • Trump could pardon Arpaio, spark fresh controversy

    Trump could pardon Arpaio, spark fresh controversy

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    Trump will need the support of Congress to advance his immigration agenda and particularly the border wall before September 30, when the U.S. government runs out of funds. "In the hours before the Trump rally in Phoenix, we will make clear that we will not accept the false equivalency between neo-Nazis and peaceful protesters who oppose hate", wrote the event organizers on Facebook .
  • It's time to end the timetables for Afghanistan — Trump's right

    It's time to end the timetables for Afghanistan — Trump's right

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    Trump insisted through the speech that the Afghan government, Pakistan, India, and NATO allies step up their own commitment to resolving the 16-year conflict. His television ratings just can't compete with the types of numbers Obama was posting early in his presidency. "You can't signal out one nation". And DSW stock was surging more than 20% at midday after the shoe retailer reported its first comp sales growth since 2015.
  • All eyes on tropics as Harvey remnants inch toward Gulf

    All eyes on tropics as Harvey remnants inch toward Gulf

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    THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We will bring back some risk of scattered showers and storms on Saturday, and beyond that the weather will all depend on the tropical situation. However, all models now agree on a track that will drive the system towards the western half of the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday. Harvey is likely to develop and strengthen to become at least a tropical storm.
  • Area takes in 'amazing' solar eclipse

    Area takes in 'amazing' solar eclipse

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    The sun, which had threatened to disappear behind a thin veil of cloud, stayed at least intermittently in view between noon and 1:19 p.m. Local libraries were the hot spots for many viewers. In addition to the viewing glasses, residents sported welder's masks and cereal box eclipse viewers. Outside, people thought outside the prescribed sunglass method of enjoying the eclipse.
  • Massive Protests Planned in Phoenix to Condemn Trump Agenda and Racist Rhetoric

    Massive Protests Planned in Phoenix to Condemn Trump Agenda and Racist Rhetoric

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    Tuesday marks Trump's first visit to Arizona as president. He was, though, a passionate supporter of Trump's successful run for the White House . Here's a list of what you can't bring inside the rally if you are attending. Adding to it, Trump told Fox News he was " seriously considering " pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio .
  • Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues in black fabric

    Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues in black fabric

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    Their current locations don't show we are a nation of equality. The event was held to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Robert Wright Lee IV hands his credit card to a department store cashier, he braces for the question: Are you related to Gen. Robert E. Lee? Anti-slavery and against secession, Lee refused, owing allegiance to Virginia, hence the south.