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Pressure tells as Mladenovic ends Roland Garros title defence for tearful Muguruza


Venus Williams' chances of adding a first French Open title to her collection of seven grand slams faded after the 36-year-old was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the fourth round. In the third set, Mladenovic again relied on the crowd to lift her game, and also ruffle her opponent. In the first round, she was 0-3 down in the decider against Jennifer Brady of the United States before winning it 9-7. Read More »

Cavs top Dallas Baptist in Fort Worth opener


The Blue Devils (36-21) will play Dallas Baptist in an elimination game. Tommy Doyle locked down his 14 save in the ninth, which featured a Dallas Baptist hitter reaching base on a wild pitch on strike three, another wild pitch that advanced a runner into scoring position and a four-pitch walk that brought the tying run to the plate, before Doyle struck out Camden Duzenack on a 3-2 pitch to end it. Read More »

Suspect in Portland stabbings built life around hate speech

Tension had been brewing in Portland following the fatal stabbing of two men on the light-rail train Friday, May 26. They were slightly outnumbered by a mixed assemblage of counterprotesters across the street led by a group of self-described anti-fascists who viewed the free speech rally as a promotion of racism. Read More »

Social media rushes to define Donald Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Despite the president's lighthearted response to what almost everyone assumed was a typo, Spicer said that there was much more to " covfefe " than meets the eye. He is expected to add a number of seasoned political professionals. Bossie told "Fox & Friends" that the Trump administration has reached out to him but hasn't offered him a job yet. Read More »

China will take the lead as Trump scores climate change own

By placing America in the company of the only two countries that have not joined the Paris agreement - Syria and Nicaragua - Trump's decision is completely at odds with the current global atmosphere of cooperation. Under the terms of the agreement, the United States can not complete its withdrawal until just weeks after the USA presidential election in 2020. What are they saying in America? New York State, California, and Washington State have formed an alliance to work on reducing ... Read More »

Celebrate National Doughnut Day With These Deals


Several donut shops around the country are celebrating by giving away free donuts. Cumberland Farms newly renovated convenience stores are giving out free doughnuts to customers who buy a hot or iced coffee, tea, fountain soda, or HYPERFREEZE drink between 5 am and 10 am this morning. Read More »

Niece of man killed in explosion 'devastated'

There were at least 16 employees working at the time at Didion Milling plant. The cause of the explosion remained unknown Thursday afternoon, according to company officials, and is being investigated. OSHA has launched an investigation into Wednesday night's blast. Cambria Village President Glen Williams said the fire was contained by early morning, June 1, but he said the building was destroyed. Read More »

Illinois House Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill

The governor said all along he would only sign a budget with tax increases if it included reforms like workman's comp or a property tax freeze, two things Democrats have passed but the governor said the bills don't go far enough. It takes steps to crack down on fraud and abuse, and includes additional measures to reduce costs without jeopardizing the health or economic security of workers. Read More »

Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The decision was reported by the New York Times , which attributed information about the decision to unnamed senior officials with the Trump administration. Trump also said in an interview that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he made a decision to fire Comey. Comey's much-anticipated recollections are still on the way. Read More »

Griffin fears blowback from Trump joke could end career


Kathy Griffin couldn't seem to muster up any words when asked about her former CNN New Year's Eve co-host, Anderson Cooper . "I'm not afraid of Trump ", she said. On Twitter earlier this week, Trump said the image of Griffin was "sick", and that it had traumatized his family, especially Barron , his 11-year-old son. Read More »

Jury Selection Begins in Philando Castile Trial

Jury selection begins Tuesday. It was unclear whether Yanez's immediate family was present, though two rows in the courtroom appeared to be filled with his supporters. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Paulsen said it's a "red herring" and "irrelevant". Paulsen said, "Six grams was found in the vehicle but none of it was smoked". Read More »

Bloomberg to give $15 million for US share of Climate pact

He said he would notify the UN Secretary General and the climate change secretariat that USA cities, states, businesses and others would aim to meet the US's commitment to reducing emissions 26 per cent below the 2005 levels by 2025. Trump said he chose to withdraw because the accord had given other countries an unfair advantage over U.S. industry and destroyed United States jobs. Read More »

Grande returning to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show

We plan to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear. MANCHESTER , England A star-studded benefit concert for victims of the Manchester bombing kicked off to tearful fans, heavy police guard and clattering helicopters on Sunday, just a day after another militant attack in London . Read More »

Trump may not block Comey testimony at key public hearing

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. However, it's not as if these criticisms came out of nowhere either; House and Senate members of both parties had been publicly criticizing Comey for months, including his new boss, Jeff Sessions. Read More »

ACLU of Texas Comment of Passage of Anti-LGBT Legislation

HRC, Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, the Transgender Education Network of Texas and others have been fighting harmful bills that attack the dignity of LGBTQ Texans. "I believe this amendment will allow us to avoid the severely negative impact of Senate Bill 6 ". "The NFL embraces inclusiveness". "These days are not good days for the state that we love and the institution that we serve", Israel said. Read More »

House, Senate accuse each other of inaction on critical legislation

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick , a Republican, on Friday repeated calls for a special session to pass a bill that targets the transgender community. "We shared with him a lot of concerns we had about where the Senate plan has been and where we feel like there were real advantages of going with the bipartisan House bill", said Armstead, R-Kanawha. Read More »

85th legislative session ends with a "scuffle"


Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle - and even threaten gun violence - as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over. Read More »

London Police Respond to Multiple Incident

The Muslim Council of Britain joined Islamic groups condemning the attack , saying the terrorists "respect neither life nor faith". As three assailants sought to strike fear at the heart of the British capital on Saturday night, some Londoners showed incredible courage and fought back. Read More »

NewsAlert: Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack, official says

No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. "It knocked loads of people down". A taxi driver told the BBC that three men got out of the van with long knives and 'went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people'. "We don't believe that there is additional elements that could be carrying on the attack we saw from last night - or JTAC has rather made that assessment - so they haven't recommended threat (level) going to critical". Read More »

Xavier beats Radford 3-1 to stay alive in NCAA Tournament


Junior Devin Hairston would be hit by a pitch forcing in another run, followed by a two-run RBI-single to end the inning. Louisville managing only two hits through the first seven innings off of Oklahoma's Jake Irvin while Brendan McKay was holding the Sooners to three of them in a 1-1 game after seven. Read More »

Trump Misused MIT Research in Reasons for Ditching Climate Deal


The decision has raised immediate reactions in all five continents and within the United Nations, the organization that facilitated the agreement in the French capital, undoubtedly one of the most important achievements of multilateralism. "Over the past decade, the US has led the world in emission reductions and our federal government had very little to do with it", said former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg . Read More »

Trump's Press Chief Quits Amid White House Shake-up

The Trump White House has made a decision to completely shut down all lines of questioning on Russian Federation. "They have talked to many people, including me", Bossie said. The communication was reportedly meant to be conducted through Russian diplomatic facilities so as to remain hidden from U.S. intelligence. He later added: "It's an ongoing conversation, and that's a fair way to put it". Read More »

Climate action 'unstoppable', nations should stay course: UN chief


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the significance of the US pullout from the Paris climate pact saying that the USA has a "terrific record" of reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions. "We are behind President Trump as he continues to put America first and we look forward to his future efforts to improve the economy and create jobs". Read More »

Donald Trump criticises Sadiq Khan's response to London attack

Some neighbours at the Elizabeth Fry flats in King's Road, Barking, said a photograph of one of the attackers resembled a man who lived in one of the flats. The rampage was the third major attack in Britain in the past three months, including a similar vehicle and knife attack on Westminster Bridge in March that left five people dead. Read More »

Spicer Says 'Covfefe' Was An Intentional Inside Joke

The White House announced the departure of Mike Dubke , the communications director of the Trump administration. "In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus", Trump said in an interview on Fox News Channel early in his term. Read More »

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

A security analyst who worked at the Central Intelligence Agency for 25 years said yesterday it was "hard to believe" the President had no knowledge of his son-in-law's actions. Many have wondered if that shake up will mean Spicer's ouster as well, as Trump has complained publicly that his spokespeople aren't accurately representing him. Read More »

Jared Kushner, seen but not heard

McCain continued, "And I think that [former FBI Director James] Comey, we know, took action that he did in regards to then-candidate [Hillary] Clinton because of some false news that was being put out by the Russians". Despite Spicer's instruction, the White House has not provided a point of contact to reporters for Kasowitz. "The internal White House war room may be aided by an outside rapid response operation, staffed by Trump loyalists who have remained outside the administration". Read More »

Former Penn State Administrators Sentenced in Sandusky Scandal

Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Senior Vice President of Finance Gary Schultz were also sentenced Friday. If they do, because of the length of his sentence, the former president would likely be permitted to stay out on bail pending the disposition of that appeal. Read More »

Chicago police: Officers fatally shot teen who fired at them


More details were not immediately available early Sunday. Police say that as the officers approached the group, one man fired at them with a handgun. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. The man was a documented gang member, a police source said. The girl suffered a graze wound to the back and was also taken to Mount Sinai, police said. Read More »

Durant not fussed by Cleveland's in-your-face defence

Last season, they set an National Basketball Association record with 73 regular-season wins and were up 3-1 in the Finals on the Cavs before James led them back for the organization's first championship. That's all it's about". Because what else was there to do when Durant was nearly single-handedly destroying the Cavs, and RiRi's beloved King James? "I do a little Karate Kid-type balance drill on my pre-game warm-ups that I got from KD and ( Warriors consultant) Steve Nash". Read More »