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Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial

A retrial must take place within a year, but O'Neill said he wanted it to happen within 120 days. District Attorney Kevin Steele plans to put him on trial a second time. Angela Agrusa, another one of Cosby's attorneys, blamed prosecutors for the mistrial . He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a verdict in this case. Read More »

In 98-2 vote, Senate passes tougher sanctions on Iran, Russia

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A senior administration official said the White House is unhappy with measures in the Senate bill created to limit Trump's ability to ease the sanctions without congressional approval. "But I believe that these new sanctions could endanger the very important nuclear agreement that was signed between the United States, its partners and Iran in 2015". Read More »

Stephen Furst, Flounder in 'Animal House,' dies at 63

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Furst's son Nathan confirmed to the media outlet that the longtime actor and filmmaker died at the family home in Ventura County, California early on Friday morning. Elliot Axelrod for five seasons on the dramedy " St. Elsewhere ". He later played Vir Cotto in the 1994-98 Babylon 5 , and was the voice of Booster in TV's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command , among numerous other roles. Read More »

Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'

The proposed resolution, submitted by a long-time party activist, stated that "Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and security", and cited a July, 2016 State Department declaration that opposed settlement activity. He called for the establishment of a Palestinian state through "direct negotiations to resolve all final status issues on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and worldwide law". Read More »

China kindergarten blast caused by bomb, suspect dead

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Authorities said the explosion was a criminal act. Investigators found bomb-making materials at Xu's nearby residence in the city of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province. Guns are banned in China and official data shows violent crime is relatively low in China compared to other parts of the world, with a murder rate less than fifth of that in the United States. Read More »

Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Mr Rosenstein has previously said that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse , I will". When Trump fired Comey , the White House initially tied the decision to a memo written by Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussing what they described as "serious mistakes" he made in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Read More »

Minute's silence to be held for Grenfell Tower victims

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for her hands-off approach to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, after visiting the scene of the council block blaze on June 15. "NHS London will provide that support", she added. People have lost their lives and others have lost everything, all their possessions, their home and everything. Read More »

Justice Department's Rosenstein assures Congress of special counsel's independence in Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made his second appearance before a Congressional body on Tuesday when he answered questions from the House Appropriations Committee. "Look who he is hiring". Last Saturday evening, Ann Coulter - whose interpretation of reality is always suspect - fired off an especially loony tweet : "Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller". Read More »

Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Rape Case, Jury "Hopelessly Deadlocked"

However, former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand , who accused the comedian of attacking her in 2004, was the only one whose case has gone to trial. "Calling Dickinson a liar is a defamatory statement under the law. and that's the mistake Bill Cosby made", Bloom said at the time. That's "abundantly clear in the vitriol in Camille's statement". Read More »

Seven sailors missing after U.S. destroyer collides with container ship

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Five Japanese Maritime Self Defense force ships were leading the search for the missing USA sailors at the site of the collision, joined by another USA warship, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey, the 7th Fleet said. Benson was taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka. That could account for the missing sailors, who may have been on deck on watch or even just relaxing in the night air, he said. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's father thanks Trump administration

Yun demanded his release, the White House said . Warmbier said the family was "extremely grateful for their efforts and concern". The 22-year-old Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court in March 2016. Read More »

Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

Hospital staff told CBN News he will likely undergo more surgeries. At Thursday's congressional baseball game, there were a number of touching tributes to the victims and the heroes. Scalise was shot. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. Read More »

Palestinian attackers killed after stabbing Israeli officer

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Hospital officials later pronounced her dead after failing to save her life. Staff Sergeant Major Hadas Malka , 23, was evacuated to Hadassah University Medical Center in critical condition from her stab wounds. Medics said two other people were moderately wounded in the attack, and a further two lightly wounded. Two terror attacks occurred this evening (Friday) in Jerusalem . Read More »

Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

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The move came on the heels of word that Trump had asked Comey in February to jettison the bureau's investigation into Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller, who was appointed by the Justice Department in May to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey , has built a team of formidable legal minds who've worked on everything from Watergate to Enron. Read More »

J&K operation ends after all 3 LeT militants killed

Lashkar has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is being seen as retaliation to a day-long encounter that killed Mattoo. The attack came just hours after the encounter of local Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo, who was involved in several attacks on security forces in south Kashmir. Read More »

A year after Brexit vote, more people view EU favorably

Other EU governments will be happy to let Britain keep trade open as it would limit the hit to their own economies, officials told Reuters , though they are not ready to ease conditions that May would struggle to sell to her party's Brexit hardliners. Read More »

Philip Hammond: UK must be pragmatic in Brexit talks

Ireland's new prime minister will meet his British counterpart, Theresa May , for the first time on Monday to discuss Brexit and the political deadlock in the Northern Irish regional assembly. "They also dilute the constitutional basis of Brexit by imposing the continuing interference of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) - the operation of extra-territorial law-making beyond our Parliament and the removal of our ability to control our borders". Read More »

Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

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He had advanced this Friday and Trump himself has ratified it in a speech in Miami , the capital of Cuban exiles in the United States. On the surface, the announcement appears to benefit the territory; Cuba , if opened to full commerce with America, including travel, serves as an enormous threat to not only the U.S. Read More »

What did Trump change about the Cuba policy?

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In a speech given Friday in Miami , Trump announced a harsher United States policy towards the island, even though he won't void all of his predecessor Barack Obama's decisions . Only "heavily regulated" tour groups will be allowed to travel from the United States to Cuba , ABC News reported. Also not expected are any changes to US regulations governing what items Americans can bring back from Cuba , including the rum and cigars produced by state-run enterprises. Read More »

1 dead, 11 injured by explosion in upscale Colombia mall

The group, known as the ELN , carried out a spate of recent attacks in Bogota , but leaders denied involvement in the latest bombing. The victim was a 23-year-old French woman, Penalosa told reporters. Policemen guard outside the Andino shopping mall after a blast, in Bogota , capital of Colombia, on June 17, 2017. President Juan Manuel Santos said he was returning immediately to Bogota and ordered the head of Colombia's police to lead the investigation and keep him regularly updated. Read More »

Defence Min. Jaitley condemns Achabal ambush, salutes bravehearts

Besides 24-year-old Mattoo alias "Jana", the other two bodies were of 18-year-old Adil Mushtaq Mir alias "Nana" and 20-year-old Nisar Ahmad Wani. Police today recovered bodies of the three LeT militants killed in a joint operation by Army, J&K Police and the Central Reserve Police Force in Arwani village of Bijbehara in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

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Following a day that saw most congressional business cancelled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more. Scalise has always taken the game very seriously, according to his Capitol Hill colleagues. "I don't think anything's gotten worse, which is good news", Richmond told reporters Thursday afternoon, saying he had gotten updates from Scalise's staff. Read More »

Alexandria gunman carried list of names of members of Congress

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The news that the shooter had a list of names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination. The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor. Hours before the shooting, he posted to the Facebook group page " Terminate the Republican Party ", calling the Republicans "thieving" and "cheating". Read More »

Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: 'Round 2 is coming'

Then, a Twitter meme campaign by the Cosby team went awry. Cosby, who gave the deposition as part of Constand's lawsuit against him, said he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the objective of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Read More »

Macron to Secure Landslide Majority in French Parliament

Like other senior politicians from established parties not connected with Macron's meteoric rise to power, Baroin also bemoaned the low turnout, which at around 49 percent was the lowest first round showing since the Fifth Republic was born in 1958. Read More »

Navy sailors remain missing; flooding on USS Fitzgerald stabilized

The Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided missile destroyer, collided with the merchant vessel some 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, the Navy said. The US and Japan launched a major search operation to find seven missing American sailors on June 17 after their navy destroyer collided with a container ship , crushing the side of the military vessel. Read More »

'Good progress' in DUP talks - Gavin

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. Meanwhile only 44 per cent of voters, including 31 per cent who voted Tory in last week's general election, said doing a deal would result in a worse government than if the Conservatives tried to govern alone. Read More »

Hung Jury: Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Mistrial

Troiani acknowledged the difficulty of the case, given the passage of time and the impact of the alleged drugging on Constand's ability to recall details. Constand "has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", Steele said. "She will absolutely come back again", she said. Read More »

The UK Election Means Voters Want Moderation, Not Socialism

Prompted by her poor election showing, particularly among pro-EU young people who fear losses of jobs and opportunity from Brexit, some of her most senior ministers and two former Conservative prime ministers have called for a rethink. Opposition MPs want parliament to have more say in scrutinising the Brexit strategy. "The Conservatives will have difficulty dealing with the DUP and we are ready to put forward our manifesto at a Queen's Speech ". Read More »

Aerialist hangs by teeth from chopper over falls

Wallenda's stunt is planned for Thursday, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised 1,800-foot tightrope walk from the NY side of Niagara Falls into Canada. Erendira Wallenda was tethered to a hoop suspended 300 feet (91 meters) above the water. Erendira Wallenda above Niagara Falls . Today's televised stunt, hyped by local authorities, is expected to last about seven minutes. Read More »