US supplied bomb that killed 40 children on Yemen school bus

US supplied bomb that killed 40 children on Yemen school bus

  • Eleven adults also died and 79 people were wounded
  • Bomb sold to Saudi Arabia was made by Lockheed Martin

The bomb dropped on a school bus in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition warplane was sold to Riyadh by the US, according to reports based on analysis of the debris.

Related: ‘The sound of children screaming keeps replaying’: a Red Cross nurse in Yemen

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It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan | Mike Fuchs

It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan | Mike Fuchs

As the country’s longest war continues, it is sapping resources and focus while the list of far more serious national security threats continues to grow

A child born on this date in 2001 – just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – is old enough to be fighting today in the war in Afghanistan.

This week – almost 17 years after the war began – the Taliban attacked Ghazni, killing more than 100 Afghan army soldiers. The Taliban also overran a base, where they killed another 17 soldiers.

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Trump blasts New York Times over White House counsel report in Twitter rant

Trump blasts New York Times over White House counsel report in Twitter rant

Donald Trump repeatedly attacked the New York Times on Sunday, over a report which said White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian election interference, links between Trump aides and Moscow and potential obstruction of justice.

Related: Why is Donald Trump attacking the US intelligence community?

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Treasury’s plan to legitimize online lenders is good for small businesses

Treasury’s plan to legitimize online lenders is good for small businesses

The federal government announced last month that it will allow online lenders to apply for banking charters

There was once a time when getting financing for a business – particularly small businesses – was a challenge. Banks ruled the world and if a business owner had no financial history, assets or other collateral, he or she was typically out of luck. But times have changed. Less than 10 years on from the last recession, there has been a substantial increase in the availability of capital as well as financing options for small companies.

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‘Junction Boys syndrome’: how college football fatalities became normalized

‘Junction Boys syndrome’: how college football fatalities became normalized

There’s no good reason for college football workouts to be dangerous, let alone fatal. Yet tragedies like the death of Maryland lineman Jordan McNair have become numbingly familiar

When Scott Anderson learned that University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair had died in June following a spring workout, he was saddened – but not surprised. The head athletic trainer at the University of Oklahoma, Anderson has spent roughly two decades studying deaths in college football, coming to a sobering conclusion.

The sport is needlessly and heedlessly killing athletes with overly intense workouts.

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