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.
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
Trump Attacks Serving Transgender US Troops
Sue Fulton, U.S. Army veteran and founding member of OutServe, and Allison Jaslow, executive director of IAVA, talk with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's surprise attack on transgender U.S. service members and how his new policy might be implemented.
Horrific crimes on Indian reservation draw prison sentences
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use.
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief
Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
Two People Injured In Korean War-Era Plane Crash Near Texas Airport
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico
Samsung Scared of iPhone 8? Looks Like It
Samsung appears to have some concerns about the impact Apple's new iPhone 8 might have on its bottom line. Although Samsung anticipates a heavy third quarter for smartphone purchases, the company cited unidentified competitors as potential problems for its business. ?In the second half, demand for smartphones and tablets is forecast to increase as the market enters a period of strong seasonality,? Samsung said in a statement obtained by BGR.
White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift
Portugal battles raging wildfires
More than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem. Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal as the country continues its annual summertime battle against wildfires. ?The intensity of the wind is diabolical,? said Jaime Marta Soares, saying new fires keep popping up away from the main fires. (Reuters)