Zeke Miller, Associated Press Updated 12:43 pm PDT, Thursday, May 30, 2019 President Donald Trump participates in the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Donald Trump participates in the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 President Donald Trump participates in the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado … [Read more...] about Trump: New AF officers are ‘rock-ribbed American patriots’
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn't immediately clear if there's a winner.The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever . The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.If no tickets match the Tuesday numbers, lottery officials say the jackpot is expected to grow to an estimated $2 billion for Friday's drawing.It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is a dismal 1 in 302.5 million.Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 18 PHOTOS Lottery winners throughout history See Gallery Lottery winners throughout history Great Grandmother Elizabeth Jones, aged 71, from Warrington in Cheshire who won #8,355,262 (US$13,368,400) … [Read more...] about Here are the numbers for record $1.6B Mega Millions jackpot
American photographer Brad Goldpaint has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the world to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. Goldpaint's awe-inspiring photograph—taken in Moab, Utah—depicts immense rock formations with the Milky Way looming overhead on the right, and the Andromeda galaxy on the left. Competition judge Will Gater said: “For me this superb image is emblematic of everything it means to be an astrophotographer; the balance between light and dark, the contrasting textures and tones of land and sky and the photographer alone under a starry canopy of breathtaking scale and beauty.”Winning images of the other categories and special prizes include Mikkel Beiter's image of the Aurora Borealis above a fjord in Northern Norway's Lofoten archipelago, Nicolas Lefaudeux's image of a total solar eclipse flanked by the blue star Regulus and the red planet Mars, and a remarkable parade of the planets … [Read more...] about Stunning Utah Canyon Image Wins 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition
THE issue of the Irish border has become one of the critical parts of the Brexit negotiations - with the EU and the UK at odds over how to handle the complex subject. Brussels has made it clear it will not accept custom checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, while Theresa May has ruled out cutting off the north from the rest of the UK. Here's how the negotiations have played out. What is the Irish border problem? Currently the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is open with no checks on goods or people. Ireland and the UK are in a "common travel area" of passport-free movement. And as they are both in the EU single market, there is no restriction on goods and no tariffs. Leaders in London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels are keen to avoid a "hard border" after Brexit — when the UK has vowed to leave the single market and customs union. This would mean border checks being reintroduced to monitor movement between jurisdictions operating under … [Read more...] about What will happen to the Irish border after Brexit, when is the EU deadline and what currently happens at the crossing?
If Democrats win control of the House in the midterms, they would take over leadership of key committees such as Armed Services and could use that position to push for new initiatives regarding the military, according to a report in Stars & Stripes on Tuesday. “I think the biggest difference will probably be more oversight; We’re not clear exactly where this administration is going with the military,” said Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee who could lead the panel if his party takes control of the House. A case in point is the deadly November 2017 attack in Niger, in which four soldiers were killed. Smith said that under the Obama administration, “there was a rigor to their [military] decisions, [but] there seems not to be a similar rigor with the Trump administration,” which has led some Democrats to push for limiting the president’s war powers. However, Smith said overall change might not be so … [Read more...] about Dems Eye More Oversight of Military If They Win House in Midterms