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Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

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The widow went on to say she just doesn't know anything more about why her husband opened fire on the baseball diamond near Alexandria, Virginia. Law enforcement investigators believe the anti-Trump shooter was living in his white van on the streets of the Washington, D.C., suburb prior to taking a semi-automatic rifle to the baseball field and shooting at Republican politicians. Read More »

Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit

According to a survey published by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in May, 69 percent of registered US voters wanted the country to remain part of the accords. File image of former USA president Barack Obama. Tuesday's foreign ministry statement linked Trump's "selfish" positions on climate change with the US administration's stern opposition to North Korea's nuclear program. Read More »

Steph Curry To Likely Skip White House Visit If Invited

By NBA superstar standards, Stephen Curry is comically underpaid, but that's all about to change. But he won't. It doesn't make sense financially. They were possibly the best team of all-time and certainly the best of the last 20 years . Information from ESPN's Ramona Shelburne was used in this report. Read More »

Banned by domestic airlines, TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy flies to Europe

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I said we have a third umpire called the CCTV cameras and we don't have to take anybody's words for it. Even though seven major domestic airlines imposed "fly ban" on Anantapur Telugu Desam MP J.C. Reddy in the subsequent flight. Last October, the Air India office at Gannavaram airport in Vijayawada was the scene of his tantrums. The government is yet to finalise the rules. Read More »

One Year Later, Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Remembered

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An officer holds out his hand to stop Maguire. It was a hard moment for Jackie Carter, Pastor of Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church. The city of is planning to turn the closed nightclub into a permanent memorial. Gov. Rick Scott ordered USA flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff and a giant rainbow flag would be unveiled at the Orange County government building. Read More »

Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery

The Republican politician's condition remains critical though hospital staff said the 51-year-old is improving after a second round of surgery. The motive for the shooting remained unclear but authorities were zeroing in on the life of James T. Read More »

Brexit talks to start next week

Sinn Fein , the SDLP and Alliance have all said that the Tory Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not continue to chair talks aimed at resuming powersharing at Stormont. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement - also referred to as the Belfast Agreement - commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Death Toll Climbs to 17 In London Apartment Fire

In a message released on her official birthday, she said people have been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester. Today, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund to help the families impacted by the fire, and The Associated Press reports that it "includes a guarantee to rehouse people as close as possible to where they previously lived". Read More »

UK PM Promises Public Inquiry Into Tower Fire

The British Prime Minister is now asking for a public investigation. Flames raced up the outside of the tower Wednesday, triggering speculation that the new panels contributed to the disaster. Families searching for information about their loved ones have, meanwhile, blanketed the area near the tower with posters searching for answers. Overnight, 109 families made homeless from the blaze were housed at hotels in west London . Read More »

Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

Protesters march down Oxford Stret during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16, 2017 in London , England. Mayor Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt increasingly enraged and frustrated by the slow response from the authorities. Theresa May has also ordered a public inquiry into the disaster. Read More »

What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

He noted he would need "good cause" to fire the special counsel, and added, "I am required to put that cause in writing". "I think there's a conflict there". Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) ripped into Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a Senate appropriations committee hearing Tuesday morning after Rosenstein's boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , skipped out on the hearing and sent him instead. Read More »

Infosys makes two key appointments

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He is also the chairman of Edgeverve, the wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys . Both the appointments would be effective from July 15. Infosys Ltd, India's second largest software exporter, has been dealt a major blow after Sandeep Dadlani , the company's American head and global head of manufacturing and retail unit, announced his decision to resign from his post. Read More »

Velayati says Senate sanctions are breach of nuclear deal

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The Senate also added an amendment to the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 , which will place new sanctions on Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, as well as its alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Read More »

Top Republican Congressman, 3 Others Shot When Gunman Opens Fire

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise " on Thursday. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and caused severe bleeding". He died later from injuries sustained in a shootout with police. Read More »

Turkish FM holds talks in Kuwait over Gulf crisis

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Congress previous year approved the sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as US$21 billion, providing authorisation for the deal that was completed on Wednesday. The US approved the possible sale of up to 72 F-15QA aircraft to Qatar for $21.1 billion in November. "We share our views to resolve this problem and remain impartial, but we say what is wrong without hesitation", Cavusoglu said on his return to Ankara from Kuwait on Thursday. Read More »

Value in Pakistan, Hasan for final upset

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Their turnabout has been magnificent. Obviously if you reach the final you have to play some good cricket and so credit to them. "They are always a good side. Bringing on the slingy side-arm darts of Kedar Jadhav proved an inspired move, with Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim both winkled out by the part-timer when set with half-centuries. Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, has reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S President Donald Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe. Both the House and the Senate also have open investigations into Russian interference in last year's election. "I can go around them", he posted . Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National ... Read More »

Cosby judge denies another mistrial request

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The judge said he saw no evidence of coercion or trouble in the deliberating room after the jurors reported their impasse on Thursday and he instructed them to keep trying for a verdict. The trial marks a steep fall from grace for an entertainer known for his role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series " The Cosby Show ". Read More »

Grim Search At London Blaze Site Continues as Anger Mounts

People in west London are all still trying to come to terms with this awful fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower yesterday. "A priority of each and every one of us involved in the ongoing operation at Grenfell Towers is to recover and identify all the victims", he added. Read More »

Trump Calls on Qatar to Cease Funding Terror

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Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. U.S. President Donald Trump has offered strong criticism of Qatar as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for "no further escalation" in the crisis. Read More »

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman. Lawmakers gathered at Nationals Park to play their annual charity baseball game - a relatively low-profile event that was thrust into headlines Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican team practice. Read More »

US Navy destroyer collides with ship; 1 hurt, 7 missing

Seven sailors are missing. Japanese broadcaster NHK showed brief aerial footage indicating what appears to be substantial damage to the destroyer and reported the merchant ship as being the 222.6 m Philippine-flagged containership ACX Crystal . Read More »

Queen's Honours: High profile sports stars amongst over 100 NI names

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But instead of a knighthood for his part in one of the most famous episodes of World War Two, the pensioner has been made an MBE for his "services to World War II Remembrance and the community in Bristol". "But I couldn't receive this award without the crew behind me, backing me and supporting me". "I couldn't do any of this without the fantastic staff we have here and all the other partners who help support children and young people in Plymouth, including everyone from foster carers to ... Read More »

Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, Northern Ireland's second-largest Irish nationalist party, said his party had a "positive" meeting with the prime minister over her efforts to come up with a deal with the DUP . "We are continuing to have talks but today, as you will imagine, there has been a real focus on this awful tragedy in London ", May said. Citing unnamed sources, a report by The Times said Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is pushing Mrs May not to leave the ... Read More »

May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

EDT). European Parliament leaders laid into May and called for Britain to say when negotiations would start. "She said: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", said one Conservative lawmaker who attended Monday's meeting. Read More »

USA soldiers killed by Afghan army soldier in insider attack

An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, United States and Afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the Taleban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing province came as the Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy in Afghanistan. Insider or so-called "green-on-blue" attacks have been an ongoing threat to US military personnel in Afghanistan. Read More »

US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

The father of Otto Warmbier , the United States student released from North Korean detention this week, lashed out Thursday at the reclusive regime, saying he did not believe its explanation for how his son fell into a coma. Warmbier traveled to North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours, a China-based tour company operated primarily by Western expatriates. Fred Warmbier praised the Trump administration's efforts: "They have our thanks for bringing Otto home". Read More »

Trump dismisses obstruction of justice investigation with 'nice' tweet

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Donald Trump calls the Washington Post report that he was under investigation the single greatest witch hunt is USA history. If the report is true and if it is confirmed that Trump obstructed justice by trying to get former Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) Director James Comey , and perhaps others, to end the Russian Federation probe, that could lead to the President's impeachment by Congress , something that many Democratic lawmakers say they would pursue if circumstances ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier, released to United States from North Korea, non-responsive to speech

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More than any words that would be used to describe Warmbier's condition in clinical terms by doctors and government officials, Woolston's photographs told the stark story of his medical state with profound impact. "Otto was brutalized and terrorized", Fred Warmbier said, of the North Korean regime he called "a pariah" and "terroristic". Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison and returned home to suburban Cincinnati on Tuesday in a coma. Read More »

Trump says Congressman Scalise 'in some trouble' after shooting

Lawmakers gathered at Nationals Park to play their annual charity baseball game - a relatively low-profile event that was thrust into headlines Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican team practice. The Daily Caller said it had confirmed three of the names: Brooks, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan and Arizona Congressman Trent Franks . Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

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Former FBI Director James Comey confirmed during testimony that the president was not personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe, but according to sources for the Washington Post , that changed after he was sacked. "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired ", Feinstein said. Read More »

Three terror suspects arrested in London

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Zaghba was the son of a Moroccan father and Italian mother, according to a report in Italian media. - Butt appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door," which told the story of Abu Rumaysah, the Londoner who has appeared in recent ISIS propaganda. Read More »