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Rain showers and cooler temperatures for Father's Day

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A large complex of storms which formed over the Midwest Saturday afternoon will fall apart as it tracks southeast toward Tennessee overnight. Warm and very humid air is in place over the area. Highs should make it to around 80 inland, low to mid 70s along the south coast. You can expect a brief break from the mugginess with lows settling into the mid-to-upper 60s that night. Read More »

Trump In Heap Of Trouble

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Deputy Attorney-General Rod J. Rosenstein also generated a lot of buzz but little clarity with a statement urging Americans to "exercise caution" when evaluating stories attributed to anonymous officials. It was not clear whether these records would be sought by Mueller, or the various Senate and House committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the U.S. Read More »

Ed Sheeran awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

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Geraldine Howley, group chief executive of Incommunities, the district's biggest social housing landlord, said she was "humbled" to receive the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to housing, young people, and the local community. Read More »

Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake

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LOS ANGELES-A fast-moving brush fire near Castaic Lake has grown to 1,000 acres and burned two outbuildings, while a separate blaze in San Bernardino prompted evacuations in one neighborhood Saturday as much of Southern California remains under a heat advisory. Read More »

CT 2017: India win toss, elect to field against Pakistan

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Pakistan will take on defending champion India in the Champions Trophy 2017 final clash on Sunday at The Oval, London . Pakistan have a history of doing well in the ICC tournaments but nobody thought, after their first match, that they would make it to the final of iCC Champions Trophy 2017l. Read More »

Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

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It is the shiniest. Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet. Nearly an inch of rain fell on the course overnight, but scoring conditions were far from easy as the likes of former champion Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood tried to move into contention. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the building. Dozens of people remain missing after the fire engulfed the 24-story building early Wednesday, CNN reported . Read More »

Celebrity reaction to the mistrial in Bill Cosby's trial

Cosby remained stoic, while Constand embraced the person next to her. Constand initially went to authorities about her encounter with Cosby roughly a year after it took place, but the case did not go to trial until a decade later, when a new district attorney reopened the case in light of new evidence. Read More »

United Kingdom plans to offer "very generous" terms for European Union citizens after Brexit

Ordinary Britons are also beginning to feel the cost of Brexit because of higher import prices caused by a plunge in the pound and businesses are increasingly anxious about losing trade access. Significant progress in talks on the budget and citizens' rights issue, as well as on issues around the new EU-UK land border in Ireland, would allow EU leaders to give Barnier a mandate by December to discuss a future, close relationship and, potentially, years of transition after 2019 to smooth its way. Read More »

Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard

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Whatever happens, the championship is set to crown a first-time major victor, as the closest previous major champion is Louis Oosthuizen in a tie for 17th at four-under. It was McIlroy's first tournament since taking time off to tend to a recurring rib injury. At one time seven players were tied for the lead at seven-under and then again at eight-under with nobody able to gain separation until Thomas ripped a mighty three-wood second shot and then drained his eight-foot eagle putt at ... Read More »

McIlroy and Day get the weekend off

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Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf. Rory McIlroy's 71 wasn't enough and he'll miss the cut at five-over. It hardly matter as he birdied the 198-yard 13th from 15 feet but then followed a bogey the par-five 14th after a poor third with a birdie two from four feet at the short 16th. Read More »

Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

But the same judge Cosby's wife Camille called "arrogant" in a scathing statement after the mistrial was declared Saturday near Philadelphia is likely to preside over his retrial. Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the encounter, which occurred almost a year earlier. Read More »

Leaderboard logjam at US Open as top names miss cut

Open course. "If somebody shoots nine-under from the top few then I'll have to shoot 10, I guess". Bubba Watson , using a pink golf ball one day and lime green the next, shot 75-73 and appeared certain to miss the cut. 3, and then chipped out and it rolled all the way off the green on the other side. Johnson withdrew from the Masters after injuring his back in a fall and didn't arrive at Erin Hills until Tuesday because his fiancee gave birth to their second child. Read More »

Gorkhaland agitation: Army called in as protests in Darjeeling turn violent

Gurung on Sunday said, "Mamata Banerjee's allegations are baseless". Who will explain presence of so much of arms and ammunition in a small area? There is an global border and state border. GJM supporters violated the orders and took a procession. Responding to the charge, BJP chief Amit Shah took potshots at Banerjee in Mumbai, saying she smelt "conspiracy in everything". Read More »

HUNG JURY: Jurors unable to reach verdict in Cosby sex assault trial

On Saturday, the jury once again declared to the judge that they're still deadlocked , which was followed by a motion for mistrial by Cosby's lawyer. Steele says he's disappointed the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision. The jury must decide whether or not they want to charge the comedian at a later date. Read More »

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

And Casey was joined at the end of play by compatriot Tommy Fleetwood , and United States duo Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman on seven under par. It was the first time since the official world rankings began in 1986 that the top three all missed the cut in a major. Read More »

BJP seeks consensus without names

While Rahul Gandhi has to contend with this aggressive, organised BJP, he must also try to lose the perception of the Congress as party of dynasty and usher in the complex rearrangement of younger leaders who will replace party stalwarts. Read More »

Lead Found In 20 Percent Of Baby Food Samples, Report Concludes

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Reports state that the particular metal, which could be deadly, was most commonly found in fruit juices like apple and grape, and root vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots. More research is certainly needed. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Read More »

Top three golfers out, four non-major winners share US Open lead

Open, and the players are noticing a difference. Sergio Garcia , of Spain, hits a drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis . Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and eighth to move to four under par , while 2015 victor Spieth had covered his first 11 holes in level par . Read More »

US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Improving After Baseball Field Shooting

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. "Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". She said "that camaraderie, I think, will be very positive as we go forward". Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. Read More »

$870000 awarded to Pa. man whose doctor removed the wrong testicle

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He wanted to relieve the pain", he added. "He's had more frequent pain". Hanes had been suffering pain in his right testicle for 15 when he came to Long. In his post-operative report , Long wrote that "it appeared that the left testicle and cord may actually have been removed instead of the right one", according to court papers. Read More »

Protesters storm town hall after London fire

Mrs May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze. Mrs May said the public inquiry into the fire will take place "as soon as possible" and insisted the Government had acted on previous warnings about tower block safety by a coroner. Read More »

Police Launch Criminal Inquiry into Grenfell Tower Blaze

Britain's government has ordered checks at towers going through similar renovations, and some London neighborhood authorities said Thursday they'd do extra fire-safety assessments at public housing high-rises. "It just reminded me of 9-11". The project included installing insulated exterior cladding, double-glazed windows and a communal heating system. "He knocked on the door, and he said there was a fire in his flat". Read More »

Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2

The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving. Rather than stretching out the course on Friday, tournament officials used the last of the good weather to dry out the course as much as possible, and tuck pins in hard-to access spots. Read More »

Pakistan clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

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The atmosphere at The Oval during the final of the ICC Champions Trophy will be electrifying and the emotions among the players and the fans will be very high. According to the 2014 agreement, India were scheduled to play six series against Pakistan , four of them were going to be Pakistan's home series, subject to clearance from the Government of India . Read More »

Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller

After Trump's tweet Friday morning, a person close to the president's legal team told NPR's Scott Horsley that the tweet referred to the Wednesday Washington Post report regarding possible obstruction of justice . Trump allies have been questioning whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe, given that some members of his team have made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates. Read More »

VOTD: 'Cars 3' Cast Has Their Own Questions About the 'Cars' Universe

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Directed by first timer Brian Fee who is a veteran Pixar storyboard artist, Cars 3 may feel familiar to the fans of the first film, but in a good way. Without giving much away, there's a complicated message here that I'm not sure the movie handles as tastefully as it thinks it does. Another significant change in this movie was the presence of "girl cars ". Read More »

Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

The deadline set by the British government for an agreement is 29 June before it considers the introduction of direct rule from Westminster, or the more unlikely option of new Assembly elections. "Will the United Kingdom government confirm its existing position on the single market and the customs union?" he asked . He may also suggest that the island of Ireland would benefit from a Brexit that causes the minimum amount of change along the current porous border. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Wants to Go After Medical Marijuana

In states where medical marijuana is legal there have been studies that show a decrease in opioid related overdoses. The man, who once claimed that "good people don't smoke marijuana" and that the plant that has helped so many patients across the country was just slightly worse than heroin did not make an ideal candidate to represent the wishes of the 94 percent of Americans who believe that medical marijuana should be legal. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

Casey started the second round just one shot behind Rickie Fowler , and he tied Fowler briefly with a birdie on the par-4 11th hole before dropping a shot on the 12th. Masters champion Sergio Garcia (No. 7) shot a 70. He became the third defending U.S. Open champion to miss the cut in the last six years, and has now missed the weekend in the last three majors. Read More »

Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-Jefferson, remains in critical condition in a Washington D.C. hospital's intensive care unit, but doctors are "encouraged by improvement in his condition within the last 36 hours", according to a hospital administrator's update Friday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. Read More »

US House passes bill gutting crisis-era banking regulations

Ryan, a longtime Hensarling ally, has called the CHOICE Act "the crown jewel" of the GOP deregulation agenda. "After years of defeat, with President Trump in the White House this bill has the opportunity to become law". And consumer financial watchdog group Better Markets said in a statement that "it is not the case that financial protection rules and economic growth are mutually exclusive". Read More »