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U.S. confirms death of Daesh commander in Afghanistan

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In an exclusive interview with the Tasnim News Agency, Mujahid dismissed as untrue comments by some local officials in Nangarhar Province that the Taliban and the Afghan government have agreed to cooperate against Daesh, saying that the Taliban has no agreement with the government in its military operations. Read More »

Deadlocked Cosby jury resumes deliberations on Friday

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Judge Steve O'Neill sent the jury back. After three days and 28 hours of debate , the group had asked to revisit almost every critical piece of evidence from the trial that began almost two weeks ago - ranging from Cosby's 2005 deposition and police statement, in which he denied drugging and molesting the case's central accuser, Andrea Constand , to Constand's own recollections of the 2004 night she said he attacked her. Read More »

Cosby team triumphant, but retrial, lawsuits loom

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And a federal judge dismissed a ninth accuser's case, finding her complaint inadequate. "How do I describe the district attorney?" Cosby himself didn't comment. Lawyer Brian McMonagle told jurors that while Cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. The case has already helped demolish his image as America's Dad, cultivated during his eight-year run as kindly Dr. Read More »

Friday: Behind the Headlines - A local perspective on the Alexandria shooting

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Sue Hodgkinson said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington , D.C. A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified Hodgkinson. Calling himself a democratic socialist on his Facebook page, Hodgkinson had bashed Republicans for their health care and pro-rich policies. Read More »

London Mayor Admits Fire Caused by 'Mistakes and Neglect'

London Police's investigation remains on-going, as fire crews continue the grim and slow task of identifying and recovering bodies from inside the tower. The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II . Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said . Read More »

London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

He said the man arrested did not say anything. On March 22, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a police officer guarding the British parliament to death before being shot dead. "We know that the police were on hand immediately", she said responding to questions on Sky TV. The mayor of London , Sadiq Khan , said extra police had been deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan , describing the attack as "an ... Read More »

Draymond Green and LeBron James are having an NBA Finals Insta-beef

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It didn't bother me, but let's just be clear. After lifting his self-imposed social media blackout now that the postseason is over, James was very active on his Instagram account the past couple of days, showing off a freshly shorn haircut in a video he posted of himself listening to music while working out in his gym. Read More »

Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

One eyewitness speaking to LBC said the van had hit people on the pavement but had not collided with a building. Police said no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported. One witness told CNN it was clear that the attacker at Finsbury Park had deliberately targeted Muslims. "It is too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack", police commander Neil Basu said. Read More »

Donald Trump is yelling at TVs in White House over Russian Federation probe

He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Mueller , the FBI director before Comey, has not released any details on the investigation . "And instead of attacking Trump, Rubio seemed nearly in awe of being around him". Read More »

Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again

The 12-member jury was deadlocked after over 50 hours of deliberations, and Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill spent Saturday (17Jun17) interviewing each member. Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage". After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt. Read More »

Kohli, Sharma collapse in high-octane Champions Trophy final

He ran out his fellow opener Azhar Ali while he was ball-watching after they'd made a record 128 but he shrugged that off too to earn his maiden century for Pakistan , in only his fourth one-day global, 11 days after his debut. Pakistan's victory against India was as spectacular as their campaign in the tournament. It was then over to Amir, who quickly dispelled the predictions of many that India could pull off a tournament and ground-record run chase - in the process silencing the ... Read More »

Bill Cosby lawyer takes aim at Toronto woman

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The comedian once dubbed America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted. Agrusa has suggested that Constand once enjoyed a romantic dinner by the fire at Cosby's home before the alleged assault. Defense attorneys were quick to assert that the elder Constand had misconstrued the conversation, which contained graphic details, and said Cosby had asked the younger Constand to "tell the truth" about the encounter. Read More »

Jay Z Confirms New Album '4:44' Coming June 30

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An announcement from his streaming service, Tidal , reveals that the record will arrive on June 30. How do you make sure you can get your hands on 4:44? The release was announced on Twitter by Tidal , who also shared a preview of a new track called " Adnis ". Read More »

Newtown-area NBC station won't air Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones

News anchor Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has generated a storm of controversy over the past week. "The group can not support Kelly or NBC's decision to give a platform to Jones and hopes NBC reconsiders its plan to broadcast the interview", said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director. Read More »

Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

Hundreds of protesters also marched on Whitehall, central London , to voice their frustration at the Government's response to the fire, which ripped through the tower block in north Kensington on Wednesday morning. She said the Government would offer resources beyond the £5m already committed to helping those displaced by the fire if necessary, and announced a deadline of three weeks for families to be found another home "nearby" to the Kensington area of the fire. Read More »

Murder inquiry as teen found dead in water park after 'brutal' attack

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Just over six hours after the student was reporting missing, police found her body there. A Home Office Post Mortem was conducted and it was confirmed that the body was that of Ellen Higginbottom. . We will be leaving no stone unturned'. He added: "Myself and my team will not stop until we have found out exactly what happened and have brought whoever did this to justice". Read More »

Has Drew Barrymore Moved on from Ex Will Kopelman?

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Page Six was first to report the news of their pairing, with a source telling the outlet the two were in Palm Springs, California, for a wedding last weekend. Barrymore is bouncing back. Drew Barrymore is dating David Hutchinson following her divorce from Will Kopelman , Us Weekly can confirm. The actress has been tagging David in numerous pictures that she's been posting on her Instagram account, even though he is not pictured in them with her. Read More »

Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet

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We learn then that the global singer gave birth nearly a week ago, so on June 12, 2017. We can't help but wonder: Did Queen Bey plan to have Gemini twins? And much like us, Twitter is super excited. There is not a lot of information being released on the twins just yet, but dedicated fans are well aware that Bey and Jay will announce the news on their terms , and not one minute before. Read More »

Kiwis beat Oracle in first 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda

But its 50-foot catamaran came off its foils during a bad gybe and buried its bows in the water, allowing the Kiwis to speed back ahead and open a lead of more than 300 yards. We've got five days now, very important days". "That was certainly another good day for us", said Tuke. The American-backed crew benefited from a wind shift sailing upwind on Leg 5 in Race 2 and made up a huge deficit, pulling right behind the Kiwis sailing through the gate mark. Read More »

Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

The mosque's leadership has been outspoken in advocating interfaith harmony. The city's ambulance service said in a statement on Twitter that it had sent "a number of resources" including ambulance crews, paramedics and specialist response teams to the scene. Read More »

Greatest Wildfire in Portugal kills 62

In total, The New York Times reports about 1,600 firefighters are at work attempting to quell wildfires across the country. The rest of the bodies were found outside of the cars or in the forest, the official said. The number of dead, which includes at least four children, is expected to rise, El Hammar said. "It is hard to say if they were fleeing the flames or were taken by surprise", he said. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names

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James Hodgkinson , 66, who died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement during the shootout in Alexandria , Va., on Wednesday, had a list in his pocket that included U.S. Steve Scalise, R-La., and three others. Also wounded in the attack were Congressional staffer Zachary Barth , Tyson Foods' Director of Government Relations Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner. Read More »

Reports Swirl About Beyonce's Twins, But No Confirmation

One source told us Beyonce also remains at the hospital, but as far as we know she's okay. She wrote alongside the snap: " We would like to share our love and happiness ". Beyonce and Jay Z have yet to officially announce the births. Which would explain Jay Z's mysterious absence when being the first ever rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Read More »

Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

Speaking on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel". However, Mueller's investigation is in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear whether criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, United States officials familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Thursday. Read More »

Japan: Missing US sailors found dead in Fitzgerald destroyer

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All three were in stable condition at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka , said Commander Ron Flanders, a spokesman for US Naval Forces Japan . "I express my heartfelt solidarity to America at this hard time", he said , praising US servicemen in Japan under the allies' bilateral security pact. Read More »

Thousands Protest Acquittal of Officer in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

After the verdict, Castile's mother, Valerie told the media, "There has always been a systemic problem in the state of Minnesota , and me thinking, common sense that we would get justice". Protesters and family members of Philando Castile gather outside the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Friday June 16, 2017. The squad vehicle video shows Yanez approaching Castile's auto and asking for a driver's license and proof of insurance. Read More »

London fire: Government staff drafted to help victims

He said police will release images and video from inside the tower tomorrow, pending the approval of Grenfell families. BBC News reported Friday that about 40 additional people remain missing. There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community. Read More »

WWE Money In The Bank 2017

A new #1 contender will be crowned, casting a shadow on whoever holds the title for up to a year. MitB takes place at the the Scottrade Center in Saint Loius, Missouri. Sam - The Money in the Bank ladder match is one I always get excited for, only to be disappointed in after watching. Little has been dedicated to Orton himself. Read More »

Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA career scoring record

Sugar Rodgers contributed 19 points, including two free throws with 2:53 left in overtime that put NY up for good 92-91, their first lead since the first quarter. She has done incredible things and I am so grateful that I've been able to share many of those with her. Taurasi has never played for a WNBA team other than the Mercury even though she sat out the 2015 season to rest for her Russian club team. Read More »

Putin denies knowledge of Jared Kushner's back channel proposal

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In an interview on American television last night, the Russian president - who denies any involvement in the hacking of email accounts of top Democrats that many believe helped swing the November vote in Mr Trump's favour - said United States spies could be have been behind the data theft. Read More »

Praise B! Sources Say Beyoncé's Twins Have Arrived

The 35-year-old singer and 47-year-old rapper are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy . The names and sexes of the twins are not yet known, though eyebrows were raised Thursday when Barack Obama implied that Beyoncé would be giving birth to twin girls. Read More »

Congressional baseball game goes on in wake of shooting

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The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of charities that will receive money raised by the game in honour of two members of Mr Scalise'€™s security detail who were at the Wednesday practise session and returned fire. Read More »

Why didn't Usher perform at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert?

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Ariana Grande returned to Manchester, England on Sunday, June 4, 2017, for a star-studded concert benefitting the 22 people who died and over 100 who were injured at her concert almost two weeks ago. She managed to meet the pop star after the concert. "We had a totally different show planed". Backed by two singers and a guitarist, she delivered the song wearing all white, singing, "Throw your sticks and your stones, throw your bombs and your blows, but you're not gonna break my soul". Read More »