US Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

US Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

By Lucas Tomlinson Fox News A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed Thursday fighting terror group Al Shabab — Al Qaeda’s third-largest affiliate — in Somalia, U.S. officials told Fox News. It appeared to be the first combat death of a U.S. service member in Somalia since 1993, U.S. Africa Command spokesman Patrick Barnes said. Two other SEALs and an interpreter were wounded in the gunfight in Somalia, Fox News has learned; however, the Pentagon would not disclose the extent of the injuries due to privacy concerns. SOMALI LEADER VOWS TO DEFEAT EXTREMISTS IN 2 YEARS “U.S. forces were conducting an advise and assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army” near Bari, about 40 miles west of Mogadishu, according to a statement from U.S. Africa Command. The mission involved the use of U.S. helicopters and a Navy SEAL assault force partnered with Somalis. “This was their mission,” said Pentagon spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis, referring to the Somali troops. The SEALs were attacked “early” in the mission, not long after landing, and the Pentagon was still assessing if the mission — targeting a “group of people” associated with attacks on Somalia’s capital — was a success. Despite a recent focus on the country by the Trump administration, the authority for the mission was given under orders issued by the Obama administration. “What occurred last night…was not anything new,” Davis said. A Somali intelligence official confirmed the U.S. military operation to The Associated Press, saying extremist fighters mounted a stiff resistance against the soldiers. THREE SOLDIERS ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF SOMALIA MINISTER Al Shabab “presents a threat to Americans and American interests,”...
Trump’s pick for Army secretary drops out amid criticism of LGBT, Islam remarks

Trump’s pick for Army secretary drops out amid criticism of LGBT, Islam remarks

Fox News President Trump’s nominee to be the next Army secretary withdrew his name from consideration Friday, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News, after he was accused of making anti-LGBT and Islamophobic remarks. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, stepped aside after what he called “false and misleading” attacks against him which had caused his nomination to become a “distraction.” “Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain,” he said in a statement first reported by The Tennessean. “While these attacks have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve, I believe it is critical to give the President the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world,” he said. Several Democrats and some Republicans including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had taken aim at comments he made in September in which he said transgender people are suffering from a disease. McCain called the comments “disturbing.” Also in September, he said a stand needed to be taken against “the indoctrination of Islam” in public schools. He also referred to the “Muslim horde” that invaded Constantinople centuries ago. Green is Trump’s second Army secretary to withdraw his from consideration, after Vincent Viola, owner of the Florida Panthers, withdrew his name in early February....
FUDGING THE NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AGAIN

FUDGING THE NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AGAIN

News reports are out of the unemployment hitting decade lows at 4.4%. 211,000 jobs in April. It has all the makings of the success of making America Great again. Trump supporters are not withholding excitement to share this information. But, is this another distortion of the truth. Even CNN has an interesting video assessment of these numbers (see link here). For years, conservative media, podcasting and live news, have stood behind the fact that the numbers attributed to BarackObama’s success were completely false. The fact that at least 93 million people were no longer in the workforce attributed to the numbers that were not included in the actual tally of Americans that were not working. Objective reporters have pushed the unemployment numbers between 17-28%, yet, now we have a continuation of the numbers game with no condemnation by conservatives who eviscerated Obama, his administration and his lapdog media who was unashamed to publish “fake news” of low unemployment and a successful economy. Where is the indignation that lashed out against the inaccuracies of yesteryear? Has the #MAGA administration mysteriously created over 80 million jobs since Inauguration Day? Has there been a swell of job growth that has reversed the hopeless trends of unemployment for the last two decades? RELATED: WHO WILL ENFORCE PROPOSAL? RUSSIA’S PLAN FOR SYRIA ‘SAFE ZONES’ BARS US, OTHERS FROM FLYING OVER AREAS If any number under even 10% was illegitimate for President Obama to use during his eight years of presidency, surely this administration cannot benefit from the same inaccurate numbers. What’s good for the goose is … For those who are pro-Trump but excoriated Obama on this issue: are...
Dangers of ‘hydrating’ with energy drinks

Dangers of ‘hydrating’ with energy drinks

By Dr. Manny Alvarez Fox News Health professionals caution anyone daring to exercise in the summer sun to stay hydrated, and to make sure to take breaks or rest from activity. But unfortunately, some people may opt to hydrate with energy drinks rather than water or an electrolyte-rich alternative. Whether you’re exercising or drinking caffeinated drinks for pleasure, you should understand the dangers of using these energy drinks. In one small study, researchers found that these highly caffeinated drinks actually influenced changes in the heart’s electrical activity. The researchers do approach their results cautiously due to the small number of participants. Still, many people have experienced cardiac disorders after drinking several energy drinks together. In the worst scenarios, some children or adults experience life-threatening cardiac arrest. One such young adult needed emergency medical attention after drinking eight energy drinks. WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH YOUR SALT INTAKE As the doctors searched for the instigating factor, they could find nothing wrong with the young man. He simply had high levels of caffeine and taurine (a stimulant often used in energy drinks) that caused his arteries to lock up. He had overstimulated his body with the caffeinated drinks. The Dangers of Energy Drinks and Heat Energy drinks pose several health risks to humans, especially during the heat of summer. First of all, energy drinks contain high levels of sugar inside each can. In fact, one can could contain up to 50 grams of sugar, promoting weight gain, tooth decay, and high blood glucose. This level exceeds the maximum amount of sugar that both men and women should consume in one day and could promote an unhealthy risk...
Maker’s Mark: A bourbon dynasty in the making

Maker’s Mark: A bourbon dynasty in the making

By Sky McCarthy Fox News As the grandson of Maker’s Mark founder Bill Samuels, Sr., Rob Samuels knows a thing or two about what it takes to distill a top shelf whiskey– and maintain a beloved brand over several decades. The Maker’s distilling tradition actually spans eight generations (that’s 200 years, folks) but it wasn’t until Bill Samuels, Sr. purchased his own Kentucky distillery in 1953 that the famous whiskey had a real place to call home. Production began the following the year and a true Southern spirits empire was born. Growing up in Kentucky, Rob Samuels has spent plenty of time learning just about every job it takes to make a fine bourbon– from working the grain and roller mill, to hand-dipping the bottle in its signature red wax seal. In 2011, Rob took over the company reins from his father, Bill Samuels, Jr., current Chairman Emeritus, and is now the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Even though this prized bourbon has been around for decades, we bet there’s a thing or two you don’t know about Maker’s Mark. Fox News spoke with Rob Samuels about what it’s really like to work in the spirits business and dishes on his absolute favorite way to enjoy whiskey (hint: turns out there’s not really a wrong way if you’re of legal drinking age!). Fox News:What does it mean to you to be able to carry on the family’s distilling tradition? Rob Samuels: My family has distilled whisky for eight generations in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Our whisky-making legacy dates back to 1780 when Robert Samuels, a third generation Scottish-Irish immigrant settled in...