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Plane Lands On 405 Freeway, Short Of John Wayne Airport Runway Plane Lands On 405 Freeway, Short Of John Wayne Airport Runway
- July 01, 2017

In the recording, the tower can be heard telling the pilot that his gear is up, and the pilot reports that he's delaying gear extension to try to gain or maintain altitude. It's incredible more people were not injured or killed, really. The Cessna 310 aircraft burst in to flames on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9:30am on Friday. (more...)
Man held after driving into barriers protecting Paris mosque Man held after driving into barriers protecting Paris mosque
- July 01, 2017

The incident comes after a man drove a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park, north London, last week. A man was arrested on Friday after attempting to drive his vehicle into a crowd in front of the Creteil mosque in Paris , said a statement from the police. (more...)
Former Northside standout Tae Daley suspended at Vanderbilt Former Northside standout Tae Daley suspended at Vanderbilt
- July 01, 2017

O'montae "Tae" Daley , 18, of Warner Robins, Georgia, suffered a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg and Frank Coppet , 18, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida , received noncritical birdshot wounds to his arms, police in Nashville, Tennessee said Tuesday in a statement. (more...)
Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany
- July 01, 2017

Reversing her stance threatened to alienate some of her core conservative base, and drive them further to the right, toward the Alternative for Deutschland party (the only party to oppose same-sex marriage). Merkel shocked the country's media earlier this week when she announced plans for a snap vote on the issue. But on Monday, the German chancellor cleared the way for the issue to win approval in the German Parliament by allowing lawmakers to choose according to their personal ... (more...)
Police Respond To Active Shooter In Bronx Hospital Police Respond To Active Shooter In Bronx Hospital
- July 01, 2017

The extent of the injuries of the other shooting victims wasn't immediately clear. Gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 1650 Grand Concourse, according to the NYPD. The incident occurred at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon. A police source told WPIX the shooter had barricaded himself inside the facility. (more...)
Venus Williams accused of causing fatal auto crash in Florida
- June 30, 2017

As a result, her auto hit the front-left corner of Williams' SUV. According to the police report, Venus was "at fault for violating the right of way of (the other driver)". She has not yet been identified. There is no evidence that Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving distracted. TMZ claims to have obtained a police report which states that Williams was driving in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida when she allegedly caused an accident in an intersection. (more...)
Trump Criticized at Senate Panel Hearing on Response to Russian Hacking Trump Criticized at Senate Panel Hearing on Response to Russian Hacking
- June 30, 2017

News of the meeting comes amid three ongoing US investigations into potential electoral interference by the Kremlin, and accusations of collusion against the president. But the officials said there was no evidence that Moscow was able to change the vote count. Trump tweeted a claim Monday that his predecessor "did NOTHING about Russian Federation after being notified by the Central Intelligence Agency of meddling", saying that this was because Obama expected Hillary Clinton to win the ... (more...)
Fake Trump Time magazine cover on display at Doral Resort Fake Trump Time magazine cover on display at Doral Resort
- June 30, 2017

Photos from TripAdvisor also show the fake cover hanging near the fireplace in Trump's golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland. The cover was emblazoned by the president's name, reading "The "Apprentice" is a television smash!" The real magazine cover for that date features Hollywood film star Kate Winslet . (more...)
Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support Theresa May
- June 30, 2017

The recent United Kingdom election resulted in a hung Parliament, meaning the May's Tory Party needed to do a deal to beef up its numbers if key Commons Votes. Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said the deal "further weakens the United Kingdom, and as now drafted all but kills the idea of fair funding for the nations and regions". (more...)
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
- June 29, 2017

Moon also said South Korea , like the United States , hopes to "engage in dialogue" with North Korea , though "regarding exactly how, we do not have a detailed way forward". The military activities of South Korea's communist neighbor, including its nuclear arms development programs, apparently motivated the alleged plot, Asahi Shimbun notes. (more...)
Ministers 'drop plans to ease school fire safety standards' Ministers 'drop plans to ease school fire safety standards'
- June 29, 2017

The fire came as 60 tower blocks across 25 local authorities failed cladding tests following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington which killed at least 79 people last week. Housing Minister Alok Sharma refused to be drawn on whether the cladding used on the block was illegal. Checks are being carried out on hundreds of buildings across the country, as investigations into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire continue. (more...)
China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: lawyer
- June 29, 2017

Liu was a lecturer at Beijing State University and a prominent figure in student free speech protests of Beijing and other Chinese cities in 1989. In April, Beijing normalized its relations with Oslo after a six-year hiatus. A video of Liu's wife Liu Xia, who has been under effective house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize, crying and talking about her husband's condition was shared online late on Monday. (more...)
Dad: Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea not connected to Rodman Dad: Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea not connected to Rodman
- June 29, 2017

Richardson credited the State Department with the successful return of Warmbier , but said a response by the USA government will be required if it is found there was a cover-up relating to Otto's condition and if he had not received proper medical treatment . (more...)
Some GOP Senators Come Out Against Health Bill Only After Announced Delay Some GOP Senators Come Out Against Health Bill Only After Announced Delay
- June 28, 2017

The GOP formula for annual adjustments has sparked a particularly sharp reaction, with critics saying that the Senate decision to use a broad measure of annual inflation simply won't keep up with faster increases in health care costs. One fan of the Senate bill is the insurer Anthem. "The Senate bill would cut annual household taxes by about $670 on average". Minutes after the CBO report's release, three GOP senators threatened to oppose beginning debate. (more...)
Uber makes it easier to request a ride for someone else Uber makes it easier to request a ride for someone else
- June 28, 2017

Talking about grandmas, Uber is marketing the new feature as ideal for "senior loved ones", claiming its research showed users were clamoring after the feature to help older family members to get around. Tuesday's release is novel only in that it simplifies an existing behavior. Following a seemingly never-ending string of bad press , Uber has been exacting some big changes, the most drastic of which saw the resignation of founder and CEO Travis Kalanick last week. (more...)
Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran
- June 28, 2017

As a reminder, the justification for Trump's strike on the al-Shayrat airfield in Syria in April was to retaliate for what the White House said was a poison gas attack by Assad's government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. (more...)
GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written
- June 27, 2017

Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said fundamental problems still remain that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. (more...)
White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera White House spokesman Spicer draws heat off camera
- June 27, 2017

Acosta, however, wasn't ready to let it go. "Sean, why don't we turn the cameras on, why don't we turn the cameras on?" "They're in the room, the lights are on!" Listen to the exchange below . Spicer also met today with the White House Correspondents Association, which has expressed concerns about dwindling opportunities to question the new administration in open, free-wheeling formats. (more...)
Google doodle celebrates the tournament with interactive game
- June 27, 2017

Having arrived in England at the start of June, the Pakistan team was in Leicester when the men's final was taking place, and as Sana explains, its exploits have galvanised the country and inspired their female counterparts. "You have to be patient, it's a longer format, and you do have time ". India is yet again in the race of the World Cup, again at England and our women cricketers are looking more determined than ever. (more...)
Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire: UK government Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire: UK government
- June 26, 2017

A public inquiry is due to determine how the unsafe cladding was allowed to be fitted onto Grenfell and other buildings in the first place. A fire has broken out at a North London tower block under a mile away from an estate where thousands were evacuated over flammable cladding. (more...)
'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office
- June 26, 2017

Protesters were organized by a group called ADAPT, which identifies itself as a nonprofit for people with disabilities. But the violence that these protesters faced at the hands of Capitol Police is upsetting. Not only will AHCA take away our freedom. " Home and community-based services are what allow us to do our jobs , live our lives and raise our families". (more...)
Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army Israel launches raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army
- June 25, 2017

The black-and-white video showed strikes against two Syrian tanks as well as a heavy machine gun. Israel has protested to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) that the airstrike was carried out "because of the unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty ". (more...)
Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting
- June 25, 2017

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged two 17-year-olds Thursday in connection with a shooting that left an off-duty police officer injured as a result of friendly fire . He was shot in the arm and was taken to hospital in St Louis , Missouri. Eventually, the suspects' vehicle stopped at Park Avenue and Astra in north St. (more...)
Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears: Authorities
- June 24, 2017

The fire has acted as a focal point for anger at local authority funding cuts and, if more buildings are deemed unsafe, the government faces the task of rehousing people within existing social housing facilities which are stretched. "The initial tests on equivalent aluminum composite tiles failed the safety tests". A total of 79 people are either dead or missing presumed dead as a result of the Kensington blaze, according to police. (more...)
Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?
- June 24, 2017

At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded . Lewandowski admitted that the White House - dogged by controversies on a near daily basis - could use some help to get its message out more effectively. (more...)
Sears to close another 20 stores Sears to close another 20 stores
- June 24, 2017

In its filing with the SEC, Seritage said the 20 Sears stores being closed represent 3.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, in its real estate portfolio. Kmart hopes to retain some of the sales from the Olean store through its Shop Your Way rewards membership program, Riefs said. "We understand that members may be disappointed when we close a store". (more...)
Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar is opposition's answer to NDA's Ram Nath Kovind
- June 24, 2017

Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD (U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an nearly foregone conclusion. (more...)
Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
- June 23, 2017

With the benefit of hindsight, I can tell you for certain that in the late-summer, fall, I was very concerned about what I was seeing. But though the government disclosed that 21 states were potentially impacted by the targeting, lawmakers were left frustrated that the public still doesn't have a full picture of what exactly the Russians did during the election and that it's not fully clear what the USA will do to protect itself going forward. (more...)
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
- June 23, 2017

The emergence of four Senate skeptics underscored the difficulty for Republicans of steering the legislation down a narrow path to passage. Democrats on the Senate floor are already using those words against him. The Senate bill would provide money to stabilize the individual insurance market, allotting $15 billion per year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion per year in 2020 and 2021. (more...)
Trump confirms he's under investigation
- June 23, 2017

The person who told Trump to fire Comey ... was Trump . " Witch Hunt ", the President wrote in his tweet on Friday morning (local time ). In a tweet Friday morning, President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey . (more...)
European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'
- June 23, 2017

The initial agenda for the Brexit talks appears to reflect the EU's desires as the United Kingdom had wanted talks on trade and its future relationship with the EU. Discord over whether Britain's exit process could still be reversed surfaced at the summit. Quoting John Lennon's Imagine , he said: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". (more...)
Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020
- June 23, 2017

I think, with a lot of local work, we can take back the House in 2018. As expected, Republicans also won a special election in the fifth congressional district of SC held to fill the seat vacated by budget director Mick Mulvaney. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Donald Trump Jr. didn't hold back his thoughts on the George race and the Democratic Party . (more...)
Powerball jackpot grows to estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot grows to estimated $435 million
- June 22, 2017

The American lottery's jackpot has rolled over 18 times since someone in Littlefield, Arizona, won $60 million on 1 April. The next Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. It was close but not close enough for several Powerball players last night. Codisboti said he bought one ticket for the big drawing and plans to buy another because of his winning streak. (more...)
Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech
- June 22, 2017

Theresa May has vowed to overcome the divisions in British society exposed in this month's General Election and to build consensus on Brexit , as she ditched or watered down numerous flagship policies from the Conservative manifesto. However, Mr Trump reportedly told the Prime Minister in a call that he did not want to go ahead with the trip if was likely to cause widespread demonstrations. (more...)
US welcomes Syria cease-fire, urges opposition to halt attacks US welcomes Syria cease-fire, urges opposition to halt attacks
- June 22, 2017

Apart from that, the diplomat confirmed that Moscow was hopeful that a next round of Syrian talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana would take place on July 4-5. Staffan de Mistura's office said the aim was for delegates to arrive in the Swiss city on July 9 and for talks to start the next day, although it did not say how long the round is expected to last. (more...)
Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'
- June 21, 2017

The coroner's office in Cincinnati is investigating Warmbier's death. Mr Warmbier's parents, from OH, did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. 13 June 2017 - He is released from North Korea and medically evacuated to the US. Warmbier's father blasted Obama during a news conference at the time of his son's release, when cued up with a question as to what more could have been done to secure the young man's release before Donald ... (more...)
Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump
- June 21, 2017

Constitution. The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia announced Monday they've filed a suit against President Trump , alleging he violated the Constitution by failing to sever ties to his business empire and accepting foreign payments while in office. (more...)
Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes
- June 21, 2017

However, Jaida said countries imposing the sanctions had restricted some of their companies from doing business in Qatar, which was affecting about $2 billion of these companies' contracts in areas such as construction, professional services and export of materials. (more...)
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
- June 21, 2017

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion after he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was arrested while on a visit to North Korea on December 31, 2015. (more...)
People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri
- June 21, 2017

Isuku said: "On Sunday, at about 2030hrs, five suspected female suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri, and situated along Maiduguri to Konduga road". Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the strategic city, particularly its outlying communities, IDP camps and the city's university. A program was launched on June 8 by Yemi Osinbajo, acting president while President Muhammadu Buhari is in Britain on medical leave, to ... (more...)
FBI treating visiting scholar's disappearance as kidnapping FBI treating visiting scholar's disappearance as kidnapping
- June 21, 2017

A second reward of US$10,000 is being offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the location or whereabouts of Zhang, FBI Special Agent Brad Ware told reporters. But FBI spokesman Brad Ware says informants will have to identify themselves to have a chance of collecting. 'We have her on video getting into a auto and that's the last we see of her, ' University of IL at Urbana-Champaign Police Department spokesman Patrick Wade told The News-Gazette. (more...)
LCD Soundsystem announced for The Warehouse Project opening weekend LCD Soundsystem announced for The Warehouse Project opening weekend
- June 21, 2017

Frontman James Murphy apologized in a post on their Facebook page, planning to "figure out something in Miami when we can". The group was forced to skip out on the III Points festival in 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew, according to a press release. (more...)
Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
- June 20, 2017

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to United States officials briefed on the probe. (more...)
Saif Ali Khan nervous for Sara Ali Khan's debut in Bollywood Saif Ali Khan nervous for Sara Ali Khan's debut in Bollywood
- June 20, 2017

I'm looking forward to join everyone and see fans at the unbelievable MetLife stadium. Talking about the kind of education, Sara has got, Saif said, "Fear is the most driving factor in the industry". "I think we have come a long way from what the perception was and the reality is today". He said that he wonders why his daughter would choose something like this after having studied overseas where she could have chosen a better work and lived in NY. (more...)
BJP Parliamentary Board to meet to finalise prez nominee
- June 20, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived at the BJP headquarters to attend the party's Parliamentary Board meeting called to discuss and select the party's candidate for the July 17 presidential election. Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley . However, the Opposition, including ally Shiv Sena, have claimed that the saffron party has not yet come up with a name. (more...)
Return of the undertaker: Britain's finance minister fights back Return of the undertaker: Britain's finance minister fights back
- June 20, 2017

Such criticism would have been unthinkable before the June 8 election , in which the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn capitalised on its opposition to austerity cuts, leaving May scrambling to shore up a minority government . In Luxembourg last week for a meeting of the 28 European Union finance ministers, Hammond underlined that he wanted both the European Union and Britain to take a "pragmatic" approach to the talks. (more...)
Russian Federation condemns USA for shooting down regime fighter, suspends cooperation in Syria Russian Federation condemns USA for shooting down regime fighter, suspends cooperation in Syria
- June 20, 2017

Russian Federation on Monday suspended cooperation with the United States in Syrian airspace after the USA -led coalition shot down a Syrian jet on Sunday. Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov also told the agency that a set of new United States sanctions that can be imposed on Russia will lead Moscow to retaliate. (more...)
Tech Titan CEOs Strategize at the White House
- June 20, 2017

In May, Trump created an " American Technology Council ", the latest in a series of efforts to modernize the USA government. Monday's event was billed as a brainstorming session to help modernize the federal government's technology infrastructure and, according to Kushner, help bring "business sensibility" to the government. (more...)
Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times
- June 19, 2017

Ruddy was asked again later in the interview if Trump was actually contemplating firing Mueller, to which he replied, "Yes". A source close to the Trump legal team told Fox News that Ruddy's statement just came from watching another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, discuss the Mueller probe on ABC's "This Week" - and Sekulow did not directly suggest the president was thinking about firing Mueller. (more...)
Ex-UN ambassador: 'North Korea has a lot of explaining to do'
- June 19, 2017

Then in May, Yun met in the Norwegian capital of Oslo with senior officials from North Korea's Foreign Ministry. "I'm one of the main advocates for dialogue, but I'm sour on the North Koreans", he said. If not, at least we tried, ” he said, adding “were trying to open doors between both countries.”. Richardson can certainly sympathize with the grieving father, but he said Warmbier's prolonged incarceration wasn't for lack of effort by the Obama White House. (more...)