Todays News 9/18/16

  • US airstrikes in Syria hit a Syrian Government Army position killing 62 and wounding 100 more. The Syrian Government forces were fighting ISIS at the time the US bombs killed the troops. This attack occurred during the ceasefire in Syria. The White House has admitted to the mistake and expressed regrets for the attack to Syria. This could lead to ISIS taking the city the Syrian forces were defending. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • US diplomats attack Russia for demanding a meeting after the US bombing of Syrian troops. Russia stated they requested the meeting over concern of the state of the Syrian ceasefire. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • In Yemen, Houthis are the main force fighting Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have placed landmines around the city of Taizz. The land mines are causing civilian casualties. Including one landmine that exploded killing 7 children and 4 adults. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • A teen is suing the city of Oakland for $66 million after she was treated as a “modern day slave.” The teen said she slept with dozens of Oakland police officers while she was only 17. She slept with the officers for protection from police raids. 7 officers are accused of crimes in this case, only 2 have been charged. [Link] Police Fyle
  • A St. Louis VA hospital sends letters to 1,800 vets telling them they may have been infected with an infectious disease, such as, HIV or Hepatitis C. The VA hospital incorrectly washed medical instruments since 2009. [Link] Health Care Fyle
  • US taxpayers have paid $3.2billion towards sports arenas. Taxpayers have funded at least some part of 36 of the 45 US major sports arenas. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle

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