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'There are no winners here today,' prosecutor says after Michelle Carter conviction

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The final piece of evidence that Carter contributed directly to Roy's death was her admittance through text that she was not attempting to seek any help for her boyfriend, nor did she ever direct him to remove himself to safety. Prosecutors said the cold-hearted harpy was "virtually present" at the death scene in a criminal context and deserves to go to jail. Carter waived her right to a jury trial . Read More »

Mattis: Trump has authorised me to decide on Afghan troop levels

This is mainly a disagreement between different interventionists. US Secretary of Defence, Gen. (Retd) Jim Mattis has said the authority granted to the Pentagon by President Trump to set troops levels in Afghanistan will enable the US military to have greater agility in conducting operations in the war-torn country. Read More »

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Dr. Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said the team working with Scalise is "encouraged" by his progress. Scalise arrived at the hospital in shock and suffering serious internal bleeding, said Sava. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL. On Friday, Trump gave a speech in Miami of his new policy on Cuba and mentioned how important unity is in the wake of left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's shooting. Read More »

State opening of UK Parliament on Jun 21

Earlier in the day ministers confirmed the date of the Queen's Speech , with Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom saying: "The Government has agreed with Buckingham Palace that the State Opening of Parliament will take place on 21 June 2017". Read More »

BND reporter offers insight to local coverage of congressional shooter

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James T Hodgkinson died after allegedly exchanging gunfire with police at a baseball practice for Republicans in Virginia. A government official says the suspect in the Virgini. All the time he was bleeding, we were under fire. The bullet traveled across his body and was in critical condition as confirmed by the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Read More »

Erendira Wallenda hangs out of helicopter by teeth, toes over Niagara Falls

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And if just being up that high wasn't enough of a thrill, she used the strength of her teeth to hang on, 50 feet above her husband's record. She began her act about 8:40 a.m. Her stunt adds to the lore and legend of the renowned Wallenda family, famous for astonishing audiences around the world with their jaw-dropping stunts executed from dizzying heights. Read More »

The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein

Before Trump axed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , he specifically asked Rosenstein to write a memo justifying the move. President Donald Trump , in a furious yesterday morning message, said he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey deriding a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people. Read More »

Michelle Carter Found Guilty In Texting Sucide Case In Massachuttes

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At the time , Carter was 17 years old, and she sent hundreds of chilling text messages that encouraged (and later, demanded for) Roy to kill himself. "I hope she gets a long time ", he said . Roy's relatives, who sat near her in the first row, wept as Moniz ticked through the steps Roy took to end his life, as well as Carter's complicity. Read More »

Trump hires another lawyer for Russia probe

Yesterday, Trump acknowledged in a tweet that he is being investigated. Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign advisor, retained lawyer Dennis Vacco. NBC's Katy Tur broke the news on Twitter . He has confirmed that he met with a Ukrainian lawmaker at a NY hotel at the urging of a former Trump business associate named Felix Sater. He said Friday that this move was "very routine", according to a White House pool report. Read More »

Newsmax's Christopher Ruddy on Mueller: 'This Is An Illegitimate Special Counsel'

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The piece in the Washington Examiner points out his years-long friendship with a key witness, whose testimony will be especially important if the probe morphs into an obstruction-of-justice investigation into the president. But Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that "there is no secret plan [to remove Mueller] that involves me", USA Today reports. Read More »

London fire singes British politics, death toll expected to rise to 80

That number is expected to rise significantly. The blaze ripped through the building early Wednesday, trapping many residents in their homes. One day on, details are slowly emerging - here's everything we know so far. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers" of people in the smoldering ruins of the building. Housing Minister Alok Sharma said the Government will work with the local authority to "guarantee" that every single family from Grenfell Tower ... Read More »

UK Government Defends DUP Deal Amid Accusations Of Bias

It comes follows concerns raised this week by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams this week that the power sharing agreement could potentially impact the peace process . The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. I reaffirmed that a border up the middle of the Irish Sea was totally unacceptable and as unionists we would always work to retain the integrity of the United Kingdom and that is a goal we share with the Prime Minister. Read More »

Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex across the Potomac River in Alexandria, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Thompson spoke about oil in his district, then shifted to comments on the "horrific" events of Wednesday. Another heartening outgrowth of the day's grisly attack played out later Wednesday in the chamber of the U.S. Read More »

Brexit talks to focus on UK's 'divorce bill', expats and NI border

May left Downing Street without responding to reporters' questions on whether an agreement had been reached with the DUP, which is needed to help the Conservatives command the majority they lost in last week's election. The party has refused to give a timeframe for reaching a deal, though May is due in Brussels for an European Union summit on June 22-23 when she will want to show she has a solid grip on power. Read More »

First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

A source in May's Conservative Party said talks continued on Friday. Brussels has insisted that talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. Read More »

Trump Appears Unlikely to Hinder Comey's Testimony About Russia Inquiry

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The GOP staffer, who was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the chairman has the authority to sign off on subpoenas and that all the committee rules were followed. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, said the president's "concerning" actions were now "beyond troubling". In addition, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate whether Trump campaign aides illegally colluded with ... Read More »

London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Firefighters continued to pick their way through the burnt-out wreckage of the building Friday. The council office demonstration came as angry people chased after May's auto, shouting "coward" after her meeting with fire victims at St Clements Church close to Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe

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Ruddy told PBS he thinks firing Mueller "would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification ... for a special counsel". Several Trump-supporting media figures called for Robert Mueller to be fired; a Trump friend said the president was actually considering it; a Trump lawyer wouldn't rule it out; a conservative newspaper suggested Mueller faces a conflict of interest; and a top Trump surrogate accused him of partisan bias. Read More »

Tapwrit captures final jewel for Pletcher

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Neither Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming nor Preakness Stakes victor Cloud Computing participated in Saturday's race. Japan's Epicharis is also highly rated but there have been only nine foreign-born winners , the last being Canada's Victory Gallop in 1998. Read More »

Mandsaur killings: Congress demands President's Rule in Madhya Pradesh

Chouhan's move comes in the wake of unrest in the state following farmers staging a protest demanding better prices for their produce as also a waiver on loan repayments. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his "peace fast" in which his wife Sadhna gave him company, by taking a glass of coconut water from veteran saffron leader Kailash Joshi. Read More »

Doctor: Scalise Still Critical, But Improving

Sava said at a press conference. Scalise was wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot. She asked that everyone continue to pray for everyone injured in the shooting. Read More »

Some Trump business ventures on an upswing

It includes information on Trump's financial transactions but doesn't give complete information about his net worth or how much he paid in taxes . President Donald Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation, a period that coincided with his election and inauguration as the 45th president. Read More »

Theresa May to meet Sinn Féin in Downing Street over DUP deal

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DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds was leading the discussions in London, while Mrs Foster returned home to Fermanagh ahead of travelling to Dublin today to meet newly-appointed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. But he added: "A little side bargain to keep Theresa May in power, a temporary little arrangement, won't have any integrity". Sky sources said earlier there had been slower progress in talks between the Tories and the DUP, with an agreement unlikely to be announced on Wednesday. Read More »

Pentagon pushes back on Afghanistan report

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Moulton said he's unsure how 4,000 new troops could achieve the aims in the 16-year Afghanistan war that hundreds of thousands of troops couldn't under former presidential administrations. Barack Obama did the same in his first year when it came to Afghanistan , though he eventually regretted the decision, and spent most of his presidency trying to end that war. Read More »

Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 97 to two to approve the sanctions, with only Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voting against. "The United States of America needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy". Read More »

Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks

Pat McFadden says DUP leader Arlene Foster will be "very keen" to secure terms with the European Union that allows barrier free trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speak to the media at Stormont Castle ahead of talks aimed at restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland , in in Belfast, Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

Reporters in Washington tracked Scalise's every hospital update and shared it on social media. Scalise was shot through the hip and has undergone two surgeries. "The courageous actions of officer Crystal Griner , and that of Officer David Bailey , saved lives and prevented an even great tragedy", Pence tweeted. Read More »

Donald Trump cries 'witch hunt' over obstruction probe

It is believed he was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mr Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign. Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance that Trump cited in his letter dismissing Comey. Read More »

What does Trump's new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?

But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties, and will not close the United States embassy in Havana. Some good news however - the new regulations will not affect the importation by returning cruisers of rum and cigars. Though Trump's policy bars U.S. travelers from staying in Cuban military-linked hotels, U.S. Sen. Prevost adds Trump shouldn't face much legal challenge this time around. Read More »

Trump slams obstruction of justice story on Twitter

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day. Sad!" he wrote . "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Read More »