Aviation Industry Corporation of China now ranks fifth on the list, with an estimated $24 billion in annual defense-related revenue, ahead of such well-known Western rivals as BAE Systems and General Dynamics and just below companies such as Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Two more Chinese companies landed in the top 10, according to a survey released by Defense News.com: China North Industries Group Corporation Ltd, and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.
The U.S., which had nine companies in the top 15 in previous surveys, had just five in the latest Defense News survey, while just four European companies cracked the top 15. None of the top six Chinese firms were even listed among the top 100 defense firms a year ago.
The CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation revealed Tuesday on "Fox and Friends" that radio host Rush Limbaugh's recently released Betsy Ross tee-shirt generated more than $2 million for the nonprofit organization... Limbaugh, who appeared on “Fox & Friends,” last week explained that he released the shirt to give people an opportunity to push back on those who trash American values and do not stand for American ideals. He explained that he and his wife came up with the idea for the shirt after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly urged Nike to nix the release of a sneaker that featured a Betsy Ross flag over the flag’s perceived slavery-era connections.
Puerto Rican official Tuesday confirmed that search warrants have been issued in the investigation into Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and 11 of his aides. Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice confirmed to Fox News that search warrants were issued as officials in the U.S. territory look into whether any criminal or ethical crimes were committed in the so called “chatgate” controversy.
Darrell Johnson, a member of jailed R. Kelly's inner circle, stepped down as the singer's crisis manager Monday after walking back a potentially damaging comment he made on CBS about not leaving his daughter alone with someone accused of pedophilia.
"I should have worded it better," Johnson told USA TODAY, adding that he meant to say, "I would leave my daughter with Kelly because I do not believe he is a pedophile." A short while later Johnson confirmed he no longer worked for Kelly as a crisis manager or spokesperson. "This has nothing to do with Mr. Kelly it's for my (own) person(al) reasons," he said in a statement to USA TODAY. Johnson sat down with Gayle King on Monday's "CBS This Morning," saying that Kelly is not doing well in custody.
udicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered ethics complaint to Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics David Skaggs calling for a full investigation into potential crimes tied to allegations that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have married her biological brother.
“The evidence is overwhelming Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules. The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Omar,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We encourage Americans to share their views on Rep. Omar’s apparent misconduct with their congressmen.”
Weissmann quietly reached out to the American lawyers for Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash with a tempting offer: Give us some dirt on Donald Trump in the Russia case, and Team Mueller might make his 2014 U.S. criminal charges go away.
The specifics of the never-before-reported offer were confirmed to me by multiple sources with direct knowledge, as well as in contemporaneous defense memos I read...
The 36-year-old Sanders, who recently departed her very public role in the White House after three years, appeared Sunday at a retreat in Aspen, Colorado, hosted by the Republican Governors Association, Politico reported. While at the retreat, she was seen at a dinner hosted by the family of former RGA finance chairman Fred Malek, who died in March... Her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 63, told conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt that Sanders was still mulling the possibility but, for now, would focus on taking a bit of a breather after her tenure in the White House.
Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said the men, aged between 24 and 54, were held being Monday for “unlawful assembly” and will be investigated for taking part in the attack late Sunday night. He said police are still investigating the motive for the attack and further arrests are expected...
Harley’s challenges in the United States, which accounts for more than half of the company’s sales, are well documented - core customers are growing older and outreach efforts to attract new and young riders have yet to show results. U.S. retail sales were down 8% from a year ago in the second quarter. In a reflection of the demographic headwind, the heavyweight motorcycle maker’s stock price has declined by 46% in the past five years. In comparison, the S&P 500 has gained 50%.
Compounding the company’s troubles is U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war. In retaliation for the tariffs the White House placed on imported steel and aluminum, the European Union increased import duties on U.S.-manufactured Harley bikes to 31% from 6% last June. Similarly, China’s tariffs on the bikes exported from the U.S. have increased to 55% from 30% as a result of the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The incremental tariffs cost the company $34.4 million in the June quarter, contributing to a 12.5% plunge in retail sales in Europe.
According to a court notice made public on Tuesday, Epstein will ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the judge’s July 18 rejection of his request to remain under house arrest in his $77 million mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty and the appeal was expected. His lawyer Reid Weingarten did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan declined to comment.
A group of neighbors in Hermitage, Tenn., formed a human chain Monday morning to prevent an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent from trying to bring a man into custody. News Channel 5 Nashville reported that an ICE vehicle had blocked the man, who was inside his van with his son, from leaving his driveway. Over the course of the morning, neighbors brought the man water, gas and wet rags to allow him to remain in the van, according to the outlet. After about four hours, the group formed a human chain to allow the two to run from the vehicle and enter their house... According to News Channel 5, the ICE agent present an administrative warrant, which authorizes the bearer to detain people, but not to forcibly remove them from their homes or vehicles. The agent reportedly left after the man and his son went into their home.
She offered the idea at an event in Detroit supporting One Fair Wage, an organization that lobbies for restaurant workers, according to a Fox affiliate. She also criticized the federally mandated minimum wage for tipped employees, which is $2.13 per hour. The current federal minimum hourly wage is $7.25...
Officials said the plane violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul but also claimed by Japan. South Korea's Ministry of Defence said it scrambled fighter jets which dropped flares and fired a warning shot. A second shot was fired when the Russian plane returned minutes later.
It was one of three Russian and two Chinese military warplanes which were in the area at around 09:00 (00:00 GMT), South Korea said...
The following was from MintPress News on March 11:
For nearly four days, much of Venezuela has been without power, bringing the country’s embattled economy to a near standstill. Though power is now returning, the outage saw U.S. officials and politicians blame the Venezuelan government for the crisis while officials in Caracas accused the U.S. of conducting “sabotage” and launching cyberattacks that targeted its civilian power grid as well as of employing saboteurs within Venezuela.
Authorities attributed an almost week-long outage across Venezuela in March to a U.S.-sponsored electromagnetic attack on the Guri dam, source of around 80% of the nation's power. But government opponents laid bare years of underinvestment in the nation's grid by corrupt officials who mismanaged an oil bonanza in the nation sitting atop the world's largest crude reserves.