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Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

Health
In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. At a time when Trump finds himself embattled on many fronts, the two directives — issued almost simultaneously on Friday — demonstrated the president's eagerness to retain the loyalty of social conservatives who make up a key part of his base. Leaders of that constituency were exultant. "President Trump is demonstrating his commitment to undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Cou
PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

Business
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher.The test was conducted by the U.S. Army at Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The PAC-3 Missile Enhancement Segment ballistic missile defense system was launched from a remotely controlled launcher, as opposed to a manned system."PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven hit-to-kill interceptor in the world," Scott Arnold, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release."Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 MSE i...
Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Sports
Cologne and Arsenal have both been charged by Uefa following incidents during Thursday's Europa League match.The German club face four charges, including crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks, and the Gunners face a charge over blocked stairways.The game was delayed by more than an hour as thousands of away fans arrived at Emirates Stadium without tickets.About 20,000 Cologne fans turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation of 2,900.This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 September.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Iraqi forces regain full control of Tal Afar

Iraqi forces regain full control of Tal Afar

World
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces regained total control of the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State on Sunday, Joint Operations command said."By God, it is victory...100 percent liberated," the War Media Cell, the Joint Operations Command's media service, posted on its Facebook page. The word "liberated" in Arabic was stamped on a map of Tal Afar.Earlier Sunday, an Iraqi commander said Islamic State militants were cornered in a region northwest of Tal Afar as Iraqi forces had retaken all areas of the town.On Saturday, the joint commend said it had attained 90 percent control of the city center. Islamic State's largest telecommunications tower was seized and burned.The government launched an operation on Aug. 20.Tal Afar was the militants' last holdout in Nineveh. One month ago, fo...
Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day twoEngland 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113West Indies 44-1West Indies trail by 470 runsScorecardAlastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England's declaration at 514-8.Dawid Malan, looking to secure a place at number five, scored 65, his maiden Test half-century.West Indies had reached 44-1, 470 behind, when rain forced the players off with 26 overs left to bowl.Cook absolutely critical to Ashes hopes - AgnewMalan 'knew it was going to turn around'TMS podcast: Vaughan reviews...