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U.S. boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

But with President Trump's arrival in Saudi Arabia, we are filled with hope of starting a new journey together. Rubin points out that Trump's visit came just days from " Jerusalem Day", when the Jewish nation remembers winning control of the Old City from Jordan in the Six-Day War in 1967. Read More »

Mother's Day and golf are linked

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The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Wishing you lovely Mothers Day! (My parents divorced many years earlier.) She talked about the life she wanted for me, and although we differed on that to some extent, I know she would be proud of the person I am today. Read More »

Gregg Allman Passes Away Today at 69

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MARTIN: All right. That's music journalist Amanda Petrusich joining us from her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., talking about musician Gregg Allman , who died today at the age of 69 in Savannah, Ga. Gregg walked through fire, over and over, and survived". Born in 1947 in Tennessee, Mr. Allman's upbringing was a hardscrabble one split between Nashville and Daytona, Florida. Read More »

Homer Simpson Enters The Baseball Hall Of Fame

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On Saturday, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, added the animated character to its list of greats, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the episode "Homer at Bat", which aired in February of 1992. " " The Simpsons " is a ideal example of that connection to Americana". Inept safety inspector turned citywide softball hero. Almost supplanted by lineup of all-world superstar ringers, came through in a pinch - and came to in time for the next episode. Read More »

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Leak Dismissed By Disney CEO

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the company received a threat from a group of hackers who claimed to have stolen one of their films. But now Iger is saying that there was no hack and therefore no credible leak threat, the BBC reports . However, an unnamed alleged hacker going by the pseudonym "Darkness", told TorrentFreak that the movie under threat was Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Read More »

Robert Pattinson Gets Support From FKA Twigs at Cannes

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Competing for the Palme d'Or, the film sports a definitive Robert Pattinson performance - one which could easily win him a Best Actor gong here - who is joined by the likes of Jennifer Jason Leigh , and Barkhad Abdi . Hollywood comedian Adam Sandler also used Cannes' red carpet for a career relaunch this year, attracting glowing reviews for his soulful, restrained turn in Noah Baumbach's family drama The Meyerowitz Stories . Read More »

England beat South Africa by two runs, win series

They say fortune favours the fearless and so it proved at the Ageas Bowl as England wrapped up a nerve-jangling two-run victory to seal their series against South Africa with a game to spare. Victory put England 2-0 up with one to play ahead of Monday's finale at Lord's. As at Leeds, South Africa won an apparently useful toss and England were 80 for 3 in the 16th over before a 95-run stand between Stokes and Eoin Morgan helped even up the contest. Read More »

Trump vows crackdown over leaked Manchester details

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Greater Manchester Police officials hope to resume normal intelligence relationships with the US soon, the report added, but they are now "furious" about recent leaks - suspected to have been made by American law enforcement. A total of eight people are in custody in connection with the attack . Mohammed Fadl, a spokesman for Libyan expatriates in Manchester, said Salman's family was well known in the community, especially his elder brother Ismail, but said Salman "was not socially ... Read More »

LEAKED character details on The Last Jedi; big revelations by Rian Johnson

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In carefully constructed moments of recollection, not only do you see Luke's journey told through clips of the original trilogy, but get pivotal moments and characters from almost all the other films in the saga (including Rogue One and a snippet from The Last Jedi trailer ) with looks at the lives of Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia and Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader. Read More »

Jared Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Russian Federation, new report alleges

The New York Times said the line was never established. - According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump's tweets may be vetted by a team of lawyers - from both the White House and outside - in the future. And Oleg Deripaska, a Russian once close to Trump's former campaign manager, has offered to cooperate with congressional bodies probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, The New York Times reported Friday. Read More »

Bella Thorne's family warned her about Scott Disick

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In a blunt AF tweet, Bella Thorne shut down any talk of rumors about her and Scott Disick . Scott dumped 19-year-old Bella to hook up with his ex, Chloe Bartoli , then headed out to drink and party with a young mystery woman and ended up back at the same pool with teenager Ella Ross on his lap. Read More »

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

It added: "I wish I could say that Georgina is one of the last to die in this way but unless our Government opens its eyes we know we are only another in a long line of parents on a list that continues to grow". Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris including metal rods and cut-up fabric. Read More »

Shop the Shoes Princess Charlotte Wore at Pippa Middleton's Wedding

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The cute siblings stole the show at the ceremony at St. Mark's Church on the Englefield Estate in the English county of Berkshire, then attended a champagne reception at the estate before retiring for the night. But with the second, third, fourth and fifth-in-line to the throne present, the Middletons had to work hard to organise a non-royal private wedding in the glare of royal-level media attention. Read More »

United Kingdom police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks

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Officials believe Abedi, who died after detonating explosives in Monday's attack, was part of a network. "The British police have been very clear they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity - the element of surprise - so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I've been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again", she said, according to the BBC . Read More »

LeBron's critics return after stinky Game 3 performance

James had 24 points in the second half as The Big Three combined for 93 on a night when Cleveland shot.711 in the second half (27-for-38). Despite a series-altering loss two days later, the Celtics continued to battle and earned high praise from across the association, including Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue . Read More »

Ariana Grande I'm Going Back to Manchester for Benefit Show

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Abedi is thought to have put the finishing touches to his bomb in a city centre flat before arriving at the concert. Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned the U.S. Prime Minister Theresa May said the independent body which sets the threat level had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating " critical ", which meant an attack could be imminent, to "severe". Read More »

Cher bares body at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Coming in some way behind the rapper, but still with a healthy haul - Beyonce and Twenty One Pilots won five awards each, while the Chainsmokers, back again this year, won four. The 49-year-old Celine was wearing diamond rings by Harry Kotlar while performing the sad and handsome song. However, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons summed up his career succinctly, noting he was "a true innovator", "a musical architect", "a prolific songwriting" and "a legendary performer". Read More »

After Manchester attack, Ariana Grande cancels Dangerous Woman tour dates in Europe

Providing an update into the investigation Thursday, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins addressed the leaks saying it's distressing to the victims' families. "Such redundancy could give the bomber or a cell more than one option for deploying the device, and further suggests that the bomb was not as simple in design as many terrorist devices, which often are crude and prone to failure or haphazard effect", the Times said. Read More »

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Police announced two new arrests on Thursday, bringing the total to eight people in custody in Britain . The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the Manchester attack. Abedi's movements just before the attack have also lent credence to the terror cell theory. She said that the victims were very young people, which points to the fact that the Manchester bombing was a clear attack on the European youth and their love of life. Read More »

G7 leaders divided over Climate Change

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The repetition of a pledge from the Japanese-hosted summit in 2016 to respect the rules-based multilateral trade system embodied in the WTO was a win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in particular, reported The Guardian. Differences over trade and Russian Federation have also arisen in talks. Climate and trade were sticking points at the two-day summit in Taormina, Sicily. Read More »

Finnish Raikkonen takes pole position for Monaco GP

Hamilton is unlikely to return to the podium this year after a terrible qualifying session on Saturday when the Briton dropped No. 14 on the starting grid after struggling with grip and tyre temperature. "It's pole, Kimi, it's pole", shouted Ferrari as Kimi scored pole for the Monaco GP 2017. The German driver will be confident of a 48th career pole position in qualifying later. Read More »

The Rock Responds to Negative Baywatch Reviews

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Efron took to Twitter on Friday, May 26, to tell Johnson just how attractive he is. When you heard President Obama had ordered a copy of the show, you tweeted , "The president has seen my boobs". It helps that he has the Rock to help him carry it but he still stands out on his own. And what of Johnson and Efron? "Yes! I would love to". " Baywatch " is not a ideal film and it's not going to be for everyone. Read More »

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Official Trailer Suggests a Battle for Power

To refresh your memory, Dany has both the army of the Unsullied and the Dothraki on her side, and Cersei is now ruling the Iron Throne in King's Landing. But a chilling reminder that the seventh season will have something bigger coming came from Davos Seaworth ( Liam Cunningham ) and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen). Read More »

Rian Johnson Teases Why 'Star Wars 8' Is Called 'The Last Jedi'

As part of that coverage, VF released a comprehensive preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , along with what fans can expect to see (and not see) when the film debuts on December 15. "In our story, that's not a centrepiece", he said. "[To] be there, and to watch Mark revisit Luke, particularly in these scenes we were shooting towards the end of the film, was freaky and jaw-dropping", he explains. Read More »

Carrie Fisher's Advice To Daisy Ridley Is So, So Important

As part of that shoot, Leibovitz captured the recently departed Carrie Fisher (General Leia) with her daughter Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Kaydel Connix), as well as Fisher with actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker). Rose, who is also a newcomer to Star Wars , is a maintenance worker for the Resistance played by Kelly Marie Tran. However, contained within the pages of Vanity Fair's special summer issue about #TheLastJedi was a tiny hint that Luke and Leia may well get their reunion ... Read More »

Music legend Gregg Allman has died, publicist says

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In recent years though - especially the last 18 months - an even scarier and more real reflection of my stage of life has come with the passing of many of my teen idols. Both songs became staples of their epic live shows; a cathartic 22-minute version of " Whipping Post " was a highlight of their acclaimed 1971 live album, " At Fillmore East ". Read More »

The Shooting Of Terence Crutcher Verdict Is Met With Peaceful Protest

The Tulsa Police Department claimed that Crutcher failed to comply with orders from Shelby and the other officers who were on the scene. The jury comprised eight women and four men and included three African-Americans. Crutcher's family, who maintain that the shooting was unjustified , accused the police of using the drug possession to deflect attention from the fact that Crutcher was unarmed when police shot him, The Associated Press reported . Read More »

David Griffin wants people to give Cavs 'no chance' against Warriors

James himself twice said the Warriors have been the best team in the league for the past three years and referred to them as both a "beast" and a "juggernaut". "They've been super-impressive", Love said. "Most importantly, they care about my health, not just being a basketball player". So it makes it even more hard. Read More »

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

Most of us of an age discovered Gregg when he and brother Duane emerged on the national scene with The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. For me as for so many, Gregg and The Allman Brothers Band weren't background music, and they weren't a passing fancy. Read More »

Cher leads tributes to her late ex-husband Gregg Allman

And what's amusing, I think, is that the Allmans were so instrumental in the genesis of what we now call southern rock - you know, a genre that's associated perhaps unfairly with Confederate flags and pickup trucks and all this sort of iconography that suggests, you know, an unwelcoming or an outdated worldview - that it's easy to forget they were revolutionary inclusive at the time. Read More »

AbRam turns four, SRK thanks fans for wishing him

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Suhana turned 17 on May 22. I felt that only parents know how to love their child...the overwhelming msgs for AbRam make me realise u all lov him so much too. AbRam has been a discovery in recent years. Being extremely happy Karan wrote, The most adorable child.happy birthday my fellow Gemini.Abram! Recently Shah Rukh was seen sporting a tattoo for Imtiaz Ali's next co-starring Anushka Sharma . Read More »