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New ‘panic button’ app aims to increase safety through connectivity | KXAN

A new way to let people know you need help in an emergency hits the market this week. It’s called Rally for Safety and is styled like a “panic button” that connects with an app on the user’s phone. Founders Mike Murphy and Chris Espe used their training as Army Rangers to develop the device/app combination. The pair are now ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Paktika and Ghazni | Khaama Press

The security forces killed 10 Taliban militants during separate operations conducted in Ghazni and Paktika provinces. The informed military sources said Tuesday that airstrikes killed 7 Taliban militants in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province. Furthermore, the Afghan Special Forces killed 3 Taliban militants during an operation in Andar district of Ghazni. The Special Forces also wounded 1 Taliban fighter ... Read More »

‘He was so lonely’: D-Day veteran who struggled in the US finds new home in Normandy | Stripes

D-Day vet Charles Shay was living alone last year on Indian Island, Maine, struggling through a rough winter, long stretches of isolation and declining health. A friend from across the Atlantic was worried. “I told him you can’t continue this way,” said Marie-Pascale Legrand, 57, of Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse, a village in Normandy. “I asked his tribe to help and nobody did ... Read More »

Independence Day Fast Facts | CNN

Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. America’s 243rd Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2019.   Source: Independence Day Fast Facts | CNN   Read More »

Special Forces kill Taliban’s shadow district Chief, his 9 fighters in Faryab | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces killed the shadow district Chief of Taliban for Andkhoi district of Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad, the shadow district Chief of Taliban for Andkhoi district. The statement further added that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad during an operation in Jat Kok ... Read More »

Navy SEAL acquitted of killing says he made ‘tactical, ethical, moral’ mistakes | PBS

A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive but convicted of posing with the corpse told a military jury considering his punishment Wednesday that he has made “tactical, ethical, moral” mistakes but learned from them. Special Operator Edward Gallagher, who did not testify during his two-week court-martial, addressed the jurors a day after they acquitted ... Read More »

Here’s the best financial advice these 10 advisors ever received | CNBC

Doling out advice on money matters is the stock in trade of the financial advisor. After all, it’s in their job title. So financial advisors, financial planners, wealth managers and the like are used to offering up advice on a daily basis to paying customers. But what about the advisors themselves? What’s the best piece of financial advice they ever ... Read More »

Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned In The Military: “You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.” with Sean Corbett and Marco Dehry | Thrive Global

Delegate. You can delegate authority, but not responsibility. Choose wisely who you delegate authority to, but in the event something goes wrong (or right), it’s your responsibility as a leader to deal with the consequences, good or bad. As a part of my series about “Life and Leadership Lessons Learned In The Military”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sean ... Read More »

‘Space Doctor’ Sounds Like the Coolest Job Ever — and People Are Already Training for It in Utah | Travel and Leisure

When we inevitably all uproot from Earth and move to space, we are going to need doctors. And even though we’re years away from needing to leave the planet, there are already training programs preparing people to practice medicine in space. Deep in the Utah desert, the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulation is teaching medical professionals and aerospace engineers ... Read More »

Trump says he would leave ‘strong intelligence’ in Afghanistan | The Hill

President Trump said Monday he would leave an intelligence presence in Afghanistan, though he has long hoped for a full withdrawal of U.S. military presence from the country. “I would leave very strong intelligence there,” Trump told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night. Trump said he’d like to “get out” of Afghanistan but added ... Read More »

Tips For Investing In Opportunity Zone Businesses | Law360

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created new tax incentives for investments in certain ;qualified opportunity zones which are carefully selected low-income communities in need of economic development. Although substantially all of the billions of dollars raised by first and second generation opportunity funds have been for real estate development, there is growing attention on other investment opportunities ... Read More »