Archive for September, 2017

Air Force Academy head to cadets: 'If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out'

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria told his cadets they “should be outraged, not only as an airman, but as a human being” over racial slurs found on Air Force message boards. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor over Maria response

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

US president criticises Puerto Rico’s leadership in a series of Saturday morning tweets. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Democrats Urge Oversight Hearing On Trump's Response To Puerto Rico Disaster

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

WASHINGTON ― All Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the chairman to hold an oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Staff suffered conditions including mild brain trauma and hearing loss in suspected sonic attacks. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Did Russian ads on Facebook make a difference?

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

A study concluding it’s almost impossible to persuade voters to change their views raises provocative questions about how much impact foreign influence campaigns on Facebook might actually have had in 2016. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Tom Price apologised after it emerged that he had taken private flights at taxpayers’ expense. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Tax Reform Could Mean A Cut For The Rich, An Audit For The Poor

Friday, September 29th, 2017

WASHINGTON ― The Republican tax agenda unveiled this week would repeal an inheritance tax that affects only the richest 0.2 percent of the population. Read more Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump to ‘confront North Korea threat’ on Asia tour

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The trip with wife Melania will be to Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Sends Ship On Mission To Help Puerto Rico

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Royal Caribbean announced Wednesday that it will cancel its Adventure of the Seas cruise, which was scheduled to depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 30 and sail to various islands in the Caribbean, to free up the cruise liner to dock in ports in San Juan and on the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas [...]

US health secretary apologises for private plane travel

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Tom Price says he will reimburse taxpayers a day after the president hinted he could be sacked. Read more BBC News – US & Canada