• US Fed raises key rates for 2nd time this year
US Fed raises key rates for 2nd time this year

The pair of disappointing economic reports come ahead of the latest Federal Reserve policy decision. The Federal Open Market Committee also maintained its forecast for one more rate hike this year. Policymakers said they would be prepared to stop the reductions if there was "a material deterioration in the economic outlook" that led to "a siza...

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  • South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series
South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Chasing 175, England were comfortable thanks to a stand of 110 between Jason Roy (67) and Bairstow (47). It was the first time in the history of global T20 cricket that a batsman had been given out obstructing the field. From 166 for three, England lost five wickets for 14 runs - a slide that Morgan, a veteran of 69 Twenty20 international...

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  • Demands by Arab states not realistic
Demands by Arab states not realistic

The demands called for the creation of a 10-year mechanism to ensure Qatar is complying with the agreement. According to the document seen by AP, Qatar is being asked to shut down diplomatic posts in Iran , expel any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and only conduct trade with Iran that complies with U.S.

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  • McDonalds in Saudi Tweets Allegiance to New Crown Prince
McDonalds in Saudi Tweets Allegiance to New Crown Prince

The Prime Minister also conveyed his most earnest wishes for the peace, stability and prosperity of the Kingdom and people of Saudi Arabia to Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. "Instead we will work so that the battle is for them in Iran , not in Saudi Arabia ", Mohammed bin Salman told a reporter from the Saudi network MBC.

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  • Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks' 'dangerous' play
Lions coach Warren Gatland wants clampdown on All Blacks' 'dangerous' play

He has been nailed on for a Test spot since the first day of the tour, but the Lions have a wealth of options at second-row that will be more ferocious at ruck time than Kruis, a necessity in the second Test. "They didn't really play champagne rugby did they?" said Gatland . The only opponent as likely to ultimately defeat you as the All Black...

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  • Veterans given free dental care
Veterans given free dental care

Aspen Dental opened its doors across the nation to veterans for free today, including in Sioux Falls. Veterans can receive everything from fillings to basic dental repairs at no cost. "It helps out a whole lot, it really does. you know to be a veteran and Aspen Dental to come in and help the veterans that can't provide dental care".

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  • PM off to Portugal on way to USA and Netherlands
PM off to Portugal on way to USA and Netherlands

The Indian Navy wants the surveillance drones, variants of the Predator drones, to keep watch over the Indian Ocean. It would also be the first such sale by the U.S.to a non-NATO country. During the current trip, PM Modi is likely to try and swing President Trump's opinion against US' long-standing ally Pakistan on the issue of terrorism, which m...

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  • Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress
Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

In addition to worrying about the deadline for raising the debt ceiling , Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has another very important date to remember: his wedding this Saturday to Louise Linton . The event is being handled by wedding planner Lauryn Prattes, and the flowers are being arranged by Amaryllis, a company known for its dreamy floral...

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  • Charlie Sheen gets sued by another ex for exposure to HIV
Charlie Sheen gets sued by another ex for exposure to HIV

Charlie found out he was HIV positive in 2011, and revealed the news publicly during an interview with U.S. TV programme The Today Show on 17 November, 2015. Doe maintains she never would have had unprotected sex with Sheen had she known he was HIV-positive. She says that when she asked Sheen why he lied about his status, he replied that it was...

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  • There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz
There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz

The 33-year-old veteran right-hander signed with the Angels in May but failed to crack the starting rotation and opted for free agency last Wednesday. Ortiz helped Boston win the 2004 World Series, the team's first championship in 86 years, and he led them to titles again in 2007 and 2013. Much like it was last season, when Ortiz went on his fa...

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  • Senate health care bill is unconsicionable
Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

As we've said , Obamacare isn't ideal. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA. The House bill disregards the health care needs of low-income people. "That could cause states to shrink eligibility, to cut p...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers
Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers

In a departure from the version the House approved last month, which President Donald Trump privately called " mean ", the Senate plan would drop the House's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions.

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  • UAE condemns
UAE condemns "terrorist crime" targeting Grand Mosque in Makkah

Six foreign civilians were also wounded. Last year, four people died near the end of Ramadan in the Saudi city of Medina in an explosion close to Islam's second holiest site, the Prophet's Mosque. In a statement, it was revealed that three cells planned a violent attack targeting worshippers and other civilians at the mosque as Ramadan nears it...

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  • Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal
Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his chamber. And it isn't surprising that they chose to keep it hidden from the American people until the last possible moment. While it's ...

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  • Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown
Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television. Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled since the four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state earlier th...

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  • Grocery store stocks plummet on Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Grocery store stocks plummet on Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Amazon could be sparking major changes in the food industry with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion , deemed a major capture of brick-and-mortar stores to further expand its retail business. Inside the stores, Whole Foods customers could see big changes, including easier checkouts. Amazon , which is known for squeezing s...

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  • 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The Sixers won't doubt Fultz , who became the franchise's fourth No. 1 overall pick despite being cut by the DeMatha Catholic High School varsity team his sophomore year just a few years ago. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. The Sixers also introdu...

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  • Georgia election a bad sign for Southwest Florida Democrats
Georgia election a bad sign for Southwest Florida Democrats

Trump's tweet not only implies that Pelosi hurts the Democratic Party, but it also means Trump actually agrees with some Democratic leaders, including Rep. "I'm in my 10th term and I certainly have never seen someone who is smarter in the kind of backroom maneuvering that Nancy Pelosi does", said Rep.

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  • Istanbul Gay Pride Banned For 'Safety Concerns'
Istanbul Gay Pride Banned For 'Safety Concerns'

The governor's office stated the area was not designated for demonstrations and an appropriate application had not been received. The last Pride event to be held in Istanbul was in 2014 and was an unmitigated success, drawing 100,000 people, and one of the largest crowds of LGBT people to ever gather in the Muslim world, according to the AP.

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  • Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative
Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

Supporters of the bill said that it calls for eliminating Obamacare taxes and recalculating credits to help individuals pay for insurance. "Health care is going to get more expensive", she said, despite Republicans' insistence that their alternative will lower insurance premiums.

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