Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump?s ban on transgender military service
Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump?s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not ?accept or allow? transgender military service members.
Kushner Not Credible On Jr's Collusion E-mail
Congressman Eric Swalwell, member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner testifying before Congress in the Trump Russia investigation.
Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl
By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.
Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution
Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims -- which expand to nearly the entire sea -- causing alarm among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, which also hold partial claims. On Monday Duterte said his government was in talks with China over joint drilling for natural resources in the sea, reversing years of tensions.
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos
A former McDonald?s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ?disgusting? photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: ?This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering?? This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce? nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4? nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald?s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know ?how disgusting the conditions are?. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos ?exposing McDonald's?, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR? nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF? nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald?s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. ?We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,? a spokesperson said. ?This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.? Extraordinary floating McDonald?s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7? Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ??????? pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4? ???? ?? (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...?? pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi? imari? (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c? Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY? Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ?never rot? mcdonalds secret menu
John McCain gives stirring speech against Obamacare repeal bill ? but votes for it twice in one day
John McCain voted twice in favour of pushing forward with Donald Trump?s controversial new health bill ? despite telling the US Senate in an impassioned speech he ?will not vote for this bill as it is today?. The senator, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, returned to Washington DC to have his say on the divisive legislation that aims to dismantle Obamacare. Mr McCain joined the 51 senators who narrowly passed the motion to proceed with the bill, the bare minimum needed to pass the motion, as 50 senators, including two Republicans, voted against it.
Qatar says new terror list is "disappointing surprise"
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain put another nine groups based in Yemen and Libya and nine people from several Arab countries on the blacklist, saying all were associated with Qatar. "(The new list) comes as a disappointing surprise that the blockading countries are still pursuing this story as part of their smear campaign against Qatar," Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of the Gulf kingdom's Government Communications Office, said in a statement sent to Reuters.
Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d?Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.