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  • Trump: 'Real Americans' Should Get 'Tough' On Russia Probe news

    President Donald Trump attacked the credibility of special counsel Robert

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:59:01 -0400
  • Foreigners tried to influence the 2016 election – Not just Russia news

    The New York Times reports Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with an Israeli social media specialist and an emissary for the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:44:01 -0400
  • Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington State, Injures Companion news

    A cougar attacked two mountain bikers in Washington state Saturday morning,

    Sun, 20 May 2018 00:28:18 -0400
  • Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation news

    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 19:28:04 -0400
  • China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island news

    China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. "A division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to 'reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions'," it said in the statement issued on Friday. It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".

    Sat, 19 May 2018 03:10:58 -0400
  • Protesters Throw A Fiesta To Razz Lawyer Who Ranted At Spanish Speakers news

    > Mariachi band continues #AaronSchlossberg #hablamosespanol @NYDailyNews

    Sat, 19 May 2018 00:32:54 -0400
  • Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical' news

    HAVANA (AP) — The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 20:48:00 -0400
  • Islamic State fighters 'evacuate Damascus enclave' as Bashar Assad moves to reclaim western Syria news

    A war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents. The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus will mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria. Swathes of territory at the borders with Iraq, Turkey and Jordan, however, remain outside state control. Syrian government forces and their allies have been battling to recover the enclave south of Damascus since defeating rebels in eastern Ghouta, also near the capital, in April. The area is centred around the al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjoining Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. In a live broadcast, a reporter with Syrian state TV said the Syrian army operations in the Hajar al-Aswad area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing as columns of smoke rose from the area behind him. Smoke billowing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk during regime strikes targeting the Islamic State group in the camp Credit: Stringer/AFP The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said buses had entered the enclave after midnight to take out fighters and their families. They had left towards the Syrian Badia, a sparsely populated expanse of territory east of the capital that extends to the border with Jordan and Iraq, it said. Islamic State militants had torched their offices in the Yarmouk enclave, the Observatory said. Negotiated withdrawals have been a common feature of the Syrian war in recent years as the government, aided by the Russian military and Iran-backed forces, has steadily clawed back territory. The rebels have mostly been given safe passage to northwestern Syria. In the last two months alone, the United Nations says 110,000 people have been evacuated to northwestern Syria and rebel-held areas north of Aleppo. Syrian president Bashar Assad meets Vladimir Putin for talks in Sochi on May 17 Credit: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP The opposition has called it a policy of forced displacement amounting to demographic change to drive out Assad's opponents. The Syrian government has said nobody is forced to leave and those who stay must accept state rule. While Assad has vowed to win back "every inch" of Syria, the map of the conflict suggests a more complicated time ahead from now on. The U.S. military is in much of the east and northeast, which is controlled by Kurdish groups that want autonomy from Damascus. It has used force to defend the territory from pro-Assad forces. Turkey has sent forces into the northwest to counter those same Kurdish groups, carving out a buffer zone where anti-Assad rebels have regrouped. In the southwest, where rebels hold territory at the Israeli and Jordanian border, Assad faces the risk of conflict with Israel, which wants his Iranian-backed allies kept well away from the frontier and has mounted air strikes in Syria.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 06:32:49 -0400
  • Only Meghan Could Give Us the Biggest Meme of the 2018 Royal Wedding news

    For many, it was the ideal freeze frame

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:48:14 -0400
  • Mark Kelly: Trump Rolled Over For NRA, Did Nothing About Guns After Parkland news

    Former astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor and former Rep.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 01:56:54 -0400
  • Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends news

    By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea's summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows that travel further, threatening homes and a coastal road that is a key exit route for around 2,000 residents.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 18:21:27 -0400
  • Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 14:56:05 -0400
  • Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report news

    A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said. Sirul Azhar Umar, now in Australian custody after fleeing Malaysia in 2015, has maintained that he was ordered by "important people" to murder the Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu, in 2006. Altantuya was killed and her body blown up with military-grade explosives.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:18:32 -0400
  • 10 Most-Reliable Luxury SUVs For 2018

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    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:00:02 -0400
  • "Born to kill" Texas shooter a quiet teenager in trench coat news

    He was a quiet Texas teenager who danced with his Greek church group and played football. On Friday, authorities said, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis put on a trenchcoat, walked into an art class at his high school in Santa Fe, near Houston, and shot nine fellow students and a teacher dead. There were no red flags beforehand to indicate that Pagourtzis was headed for trouble, Governor Greg Abbott said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:09:25 -0400
  • More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba news

    An ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades. The 39-year-old Boeing 737 had taken off on an internal flight when it went down into a cassava field not far from the end of the runway just after midday,  bursting into flames and leaving huge plumes of black smoke. A local resident told Granma, the Cuban state newspaper, that the plane crashed after it attempted to return to the airport – making a turn and clipping electricity cables, then plummeting to the ground. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, visited the scene immediately and said: "There is a high number of people who appear to have died. "Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified." Granma reported there was a baby aged under two on board, plus four children. The Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport when the accident happened Credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/ AFP The paper also said that the crew was “foreign” and that there were foreigners on board, but did not give details. The three survivors were taken to the Calixto Garcia hospital, in the Vedado district of Havana. Families of those on board were asked to bring photos of their loved ones to the scene, to assist with identification. The Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport en route to the town of Holguin – a flight of around an hour and a half. The plane crashed near a school and lay in a farm field, heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains. Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the crash site Credit: AFP What appeared to be one of the wings of the plane was wedged among scorched tree trunks, but the main fuselage appeared to have been entirely destroyed. Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the wreckage, but there seemed little chance of finding survivors. The plane was believed to be a Cubana airlines flight. Mercedes Vazquez, director of air traffic, told Prensa Latina that the plane was owned by Damojh - a Mexican company which operates under the name Global. At a glance | Cuba  A Global employee told AP that the plane was theirs. Cuban state television had earlier claimed that the plane was owned by Blue Panorama, an Italian firm, but they denied involvement. The Cuban state carrier had suspended its own domestic flights in March owing to a shortage of aircraft, according to security site Garda World. Cubana has also taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. The airline is notorious among Cubans for its frequent delays and cancellations, which Cubana blames on a lack of parts and airplanes due to the US trade embargo on the island. Friday's crash was Cuba's third major fatal accident since 2010. A survivor is loaded into an ambulance Credit: AFP Last year, a Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board. In November 2010, an AeroCaribbean flight from Santiago to Havana went down in bad weather as it flew over central Cuba, killing all 68 people, including 28 foreigners, in what was Cuba's worst air disaster in more than two decades. The last Cubana accident appears to have been on Sept. 4, 1989, when a chartered Cubana plane flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, went down shortly after takeoff, killing all 126 people on board, as well as at least two dozen on the ground. Cubana's director general, Capt. Hermes Hernandez Dumas, told state media last month that Cubana's domestic flights had carried 11,700 more passengers than planned between January and April 2018. It said that 64 per cent of flights had taken off on time, up from 59 per cent the previous year. "Among the difficulties created by the US trade embargo is our inability to acquire latest-generation aircraft with technology capable of guaranteeing the stability of aerial operations," he said. "Another factor is obtaining part for Cubana's aircraft."

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:26:17 -0400
  • Police: Man intentionally drove car into NC restaurant, killed daughter and one other person news

    Two people died and several were injured after a car crashed into a Bessemer City restaurant.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 20:16:16 -0400
  • Who Is Cello Bae? Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, Wows With Royal Wedding Solo news

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason said he was "bowled over" to be invited to play.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 10:35:55 -0400
  • ‘I am not obstructing justice, I am seeking it’: Oakland mayor fires back at Trump after warning immigrants about raids news

    The mayor of Oakland is pushing back on President Donald Trump’s claims that she obstructed justice by warning undocumented immigrants of an impending federal raid. Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, wrote in a weekend op-ed that it was her “duty” to warn immigrants about the raid, which was set to target around 1,000 people living in the Bay Area earlier this year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has indicated that a tweet from the mayor prevented the arrest of as many as 800 people.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:04:00 -0400
  • Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district news

    Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve. On Sunday, the insurgents were besieging the governor's compound in Ajrestan district in Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, although officials said reinforcements had arrived and were relieving police defending the town. The fighting in Ghazni, which has long had a heavy Taliban presence, follows several days of fighting in Farah province, on the other side of Afghanistan on the border with Iran where the insurgents came close to overrunning the provincial capital.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:40:09 -0400
  • Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors news

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom's state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of working with "foreign entities." Rights activists say all those detained had worked in some capacity on women's rights issues, with five of those detained among the most prominent and outspoken women's rights campaigners in the country.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 05:15:42 -0400
  • Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection news

    By Fathin Ungku KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Having ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years, Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been barred from leaving the country after his coalition's surprise defeat in an election on May 9. Najib has consistently denied all allegations of wrongdoing, but his image hasn't been helped by his wife's reputation for lavish spending.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 05:40:18 -0400
  • Cougar kills mountain biker and wounds another in Washington state news

    Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalised. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents for the state's Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it hours after the Saturday attack, the Seattle Times reported. The names of neither man were immediately released. The 31-year-old survivor said he and his friend were mountain biking in the Lake Hancock forest area at about 11am when they realised they were being chased by the big cat. "So they stopped and they made a lot of noise, said Capt. Alan Myers of the state department of Fish and Wildlife, ''which is exactly what we counsel people to do. "The two victims then took a minute and were catching their breath about this amazing, incredibly scary event that just occurred and suddenly the victim (the survivor) was attacked again by this cougar.  "It latched onto his head. He said he had his whole entire head in the jaws of this animal and was being shaken around very, very horribly."  Here’s a photo of the cougar that attacked two men on a mountain bike ride near North Bend today. One man died. Another man is at Harborview Medical Center tonight— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyKOMO) May 20, 2018 The second victim turned and started to run away, and the cougar went after him and killed the 32-year-old. The injured man rode for about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) before getting mobile coverage and calling emergency services. Patient status update: The 31-year-old male who arrived at Harborview this afternoon as a result of a mountain lion attack near North Bend is being treated in the Emergency Dept. He is currently awake and alert and in serious condition.— Harborview Seattle (@harborviewmc) May 19, 2018  Sgt. Ryan Abbott said when rescuers arrived it took them about 30 minutes to locate the second victim, who was dead with the cougar standing on top of him. "The deputies shot at him and spooked him, and he ran off," he said. It took several hours before authorities found the cougar up a tree 45 to 182 metres away and killed it. While the cougar was being hunted, rescuers had to wait to retrieve the dead man's body. Rich Beausoleil, the state's bear and cougar specialist, said it was only the second fatality in the state in the last 94 years. "But it's one too many," he said. Cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are a protected species, the Times reported. Each year, the state allows 250 cougars to be hunted and killed in 50 designated zones. 

    Sun, 20 May 2018 09:03:19 -0400
  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland news

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 23:17:07 -0400
  • Cuba in mourning after deadliest air crash in nearly 30 years news

    Cuba observed a weekend of national mourning for victims of its worst crash in nearly three decades that killed 110 passengers and crew. An investigation has been launched into Friday's crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737-200 leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company. The Boeing crashed shortly after taking off from Havana, coming down in a field near the airport and sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 16:39:39 -0400
  • California Man Wins Lottery 4 times in 6 Months For More Than $6 Million news

    He said he doesn't know what caused his lucky streak.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:13:40 -0400
  • What next for newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Honeymoon, titles, where they will live and more news

    Now that rings have been exchanged and bells have rung throughout the nation for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the attention upon the newest royal newlyweds turns to their next steps as a couple. After months of anticipation following the announcement of their engagement – plus the wedding plans that followed – the Prince and Ms Markle have captured the hearts of many thousands around the world.   Royal fans will be eager to watch the couple as they both grow into their newly defined roles and royal duties.  Here is everything we know so far about the next steps of Britain's newest royal duo:  Where will they live? The Prince and Ms Markle will live in Nottingham Cottage, where they have been residing since their engagement in November 2017. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony and reception Reportedly referred to as 'Notts Cotts', the modest abode, only yards away from Harry's childhood home within Kensington Palace itself, has been a base for both the Prince and his brother William over the past decade.   As the previous occupants, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent two and a half years at the cottage after their royal wedding in 2011, before moving to a permanent apartment inside Kensington Palace to accommodate their growing family. Harry moved into Nottingham Cottage shortly after.  An aerial view of Kensington Palace Credit: PA/Andrew Parsons It is the smallest of Kensington Palace's multiple residences, residing in a part of the grounds that once housed important members of staff. There are two rooms and a private garden.  In the long term, Harry and Meghan are expected to vacate Nottingham Cottage for a 21-room Kensington Palace apartment, adjacent to that of William and Kate.  The apartment's roof and windows have recently been refurbished, while the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester moved out of it last November - giving legs to the rumours the newlyweds will move there. As neighbours, the royal brothers could inhabit what was once a single suite of apartments at Kensington Palace, before it was split in two in the 1950s. The apartments are even suspected to share a secret door. Kensington Palace Credit: EN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images Initially however, the Prince will have a cousin for a neighbour: Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank recently took-up residence at Ivy Cottage after announcing their engagement in January this year. The engagement came two months after the Prince and Ms Markle's - and Princess Eugenie's wedding has parallels too. Her wedding will also take place at St George's Chapel in Windsor, on October 12 later this year.  The most stylish guests from Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle You can assume that both couples will see a lot of each other in the months ahead, in addition to other Royals who call Kensington Palace their home. This list includes the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and of course the Cambridges. It is yet to be confirmed when, and if, the Prince and Ms Markle will relocate from Nottingham Cottage.  What will their first engagement as a married couple be? When the champagne stops flowing in the early hours of Sunday in Windsor, the newlyweds will begin preparing for the first engagement as newlyweds. Their first engagement will be just three days after the ceremony, on Tuesday May 22.   They will be in attendance at Buckingham Palace for the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday patronage celebration in the palace's gardens, joined by Prince Charles, who turns 70 in November, and the Duchess of Cornwall. A garden party at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen and The Countess of Wessex Credit:  Paul Grover The garden party involves 6,000 guests from almost 400 of the Prince of Wales' patronages and 20 military affiliations. The guest list includes some of the emergency services personnel who were the first to respond to the bombing at the Manchester Arena last May; the anniversary of the attack falls on the same day as the party. This engagement sets the tone for the couple's conduct as enthusiastic supporters of charities, having asked their wedding guests to donate money to seven chosen charities as a wedding gift.  Where will they go on honeymoon? Although most couples are headed for the airport departure lounge as soon as the disco ball slows on the wedding reception dancefloor, Harry and Meghan have delayed their honeymoon until an unconfirmed date.  Many speculators believe that Namibia is the most likely destination for the couple, who will no doubt be looking for an 'off-grid' honeymoon after the intensity of the wedding.  Red desert dune in Sossusvlei National Park, Namibia Credit: Getty Images Namibia is renown for its private desert camps, spectacular sand dunes and animal safaris. It will be everything that a royal honeymoon requires. Much like that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who spent their 2011 honeymoon in the sun and seclusion of the Seychelles.  Others suspect they might travel to Botswana, which was the location for a getaway holiday when the Prince and actress begun dating. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could also consider a staycation, just as the Queen and Prince Phillip did in 1947. The couple spent their honeymoon at Broadlands House in Hampshire – although that would be no guarantee of favourable weather.  What will their titles be? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Kensington Palace has announced.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex has always been regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle is the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle’s full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the engagement, meaning she is unlikely to revert to Rachel. The Prince will also take on the titles Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. 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    Sun, 20 May 2018 02:28:19 -0400
  • Alec Baldwin's Trump Faces Ominous 'Sopranos' Scenario In 'SNL' Finale news

    Things weren't looking so sunny for Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump on "Saturday

    Sun, 20 May 2018 02:06:07 -0400
  • Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

    By Raya Jalabi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Sadr himself cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations. The Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, trailed in third place with 42 seats, behind the Al-Fatih bloc, which won 47 seats.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 08:24:53 -0400
  • Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia news

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia. Sarajevo was chosen for the rally after several European Union countries, including Germany, banned such rallies in the campaign for last year's referendum on a new system enhancing the powers of the Turkish presidency. Erdogan has previously drawn controversy for electioneering in Europe, where there are some three million Turks eligible to vote in Turkish elections, including 1.4 million in Germany.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 23:52:32 -0400
  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on news

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii's Big Island.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 16:29:30 -0400
  • Missouri boat crash kills three, injuries two news

    Three people are dead and two more are injured after a boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 11:31:57 -0400
  • Two dead after car crashes into North Carolina restaurant news

    Two people were killed after a car crashed into a North Carolina restaurant, including the driver’s daughter. A driver rammed his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge restaurant in the town of Bessemer City around noon local time. An officer arrived to the scene to find a car “completely in the building”, Bessemer City police chief Thomas Ellis told reporters.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 18:12:37 -0400
  • Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:53:26 -0400
  • Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece news

    A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal. "As regards the debate surrounding (Macedonia's) name, the government will not enter more specific talks if the above requirements are not fulfilled first," Tsipras' office said in a statement. In a speech to his party later Saturday, Tsipras said the countries were "closer than ever before" to a solution.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 17:02:56 -0400
  • 'The Power of Love': address by U.S. bishop at Harry and Meghan's wedding news

    Following is the address by U.S. Episcopalian bishop, Michael Bruce Curry, at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, as delivered. The late Dr Martin Luther King once said, and I quote: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 14:53:43 -0400
  • Jimmy Kimmel Shreds 'Cowardly' Trump, Lawmakers After Texas School Shooting news

    Jimmy Kimmel fiercely rebuked President Donald Trump and lawmakers on Friday

    Sat, 19 May 2018 01:48:43 -0400
  • Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout news

    By Vivian Sequera and Corina Pons CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. The vote could trigger additional sanctions from the United States, and more censure from the European Union and Latin America. The Trump administration said it would not recognize the "sham" election and was considering oil sanctions.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 18:13:39 -0400
  • Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence news

    Sri Lanka's president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels' separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a no-holds-barred offensive. "We have defeated terrorism of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), but we have not been able to defeat their ideology," Sirisena said.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 11:28:23 -0400
  • New documents suggest Las Vegas shooter was conspiracy theorist – what we know news

    Stephen Paddock was the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more last October, when he opened fire from the window of his room at the Mandalay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Yesterday, following legal action from news organizations, the Las Vegas police department released a trove of documents on the investigation, including statements from witnesses and victims. Mostly the documents contain harrowing accounts from victims of Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 06:00:25 -0400
  • Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough news

    By Alissa de Carbonnel TEHRAN (Reuters) - The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for energy and climate, said Tehran wanted the 28-nation bloc to act fast to preserve its oil trade with Iran, and to consider making direct euro-denominated payments for Iranian oil to Iran’s central bank, bypassing the U.S. financial system.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:22:14 -0400
  • Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship news

    Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft. An extreme cold experiment and a European module to invite plug-and-play research are also among the three tons of cargo scheduled to blast off on an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia at 4:39 am (0839 GMT). The Cygnus delivery is the ninth in a series of launches by Orbital ATK, under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to resupply the orbiting outpost.

    Sun, 20 May 2018 15:16:03 -0400
  • A royal reception feast for 600: langoustines, quail eggs and rhubarb tartlets news

    Guests of Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan were set to tuck into dishes including Scottish langoustines, grilled asparagus and rhubarb crumble tartlets at a lunchtime reception for the newlyweds. Canapes being served include poached free-range chicken in a lightly spiced yoghurt with roasted apricot, croquettes of confit Windsor lamb and garden-pea panna cotta with quail eggs and lemon verbena. There were also bowl foods such as pea and mint risotto with pea shoots, truffle oil and parmesan crisps, and 10-hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly, all washed down with champagne, wines and a range of soft drinks.

    Sat, 19 May 2018 09:45:22 -0400
  • Protesters target lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers.

    Fri, 18 May 2018 21:47:12 -0400
  • Royally Cute! Princess Charlotte Has Clearly Perfected Her Royal Wave news

    She served as a bridesmaid in the royal wedding.

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  • Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Leads 'SNL' Chorus Lamenting 'What I Did For Trump' news

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    If you hadn’t been looking for her, you would have missed her entirely. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny blended expertly into the background in St George’s Chapel on Saturday, looking on from the sidelines as her little charges and their fellow bridesmaids and page boys performed their duties beautifully. But if Maria Borrallo hadn’t been present in the chapel, there is a chance the ceremony might not have gone quite so smoothly. Rehearsals for the big day had been shambolic, insiders say, with the children - the youngest of whom, Zalie, daughter of Prince Harry’s friend Jake Warren, was only two years old - proving impossible to keep in line. It was decided that the two eldest children, seven year-old twins Brian and John Mulroney, should be tasked with the important job of holding a corner each of the new Duchess of Sussex’s five metre-long train. Ms Borrallo became known as “the child whisperer” Credit: Max Mumby The boys are said to have been practising with a train (with mixed results) since Wednesday, learning how to keep the same pace as they walked down the aisle, when to pick up and put down the the hand-embroidered silk and organza veil - which had been sewn with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations - and just how high to hold it up. Would they step on it and tear it? Would they remember what to do when? Their mother, the Duchess’s best friend Jessica Mulroney, must have breathed a sigh of relief when her sons’ duties were finally done. One of the gap-toothed twins- Brian - stole the nation's hearts when he peeked out from behind the Duchess as she entered the chapel, his mouth dropping open in delight at the sight of 600 people waiting for him inside. It provided the perfect photo opportunity which his father, Ben Mulroney, has hinted may have earned him a special treat as a reward. "Ok, Brian," Mr Mulroney wrote on Instagram. "You're getting a TV in your room for the summer." The Mulroney twins had a crucial job at the wedding Credit: Owen Humphreys /PA While the boys were concentrating on their job, their little sister Ivy - along with Princess Charlotte, three, Prince George, four, Prince Harry’s godchildren Jasper Dyer, six, and Florence van Cutsem, three, and the Duchess’ goddaughters Rylan and Remi Litt, seven and six - were to wait in the wings before trotting after them down the aisle. On the day, it all became too much for little Zalie Warren, who had to be picked up and comforted by Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny before she could make her way down the aisle, holding Princess Charlotte’s hand. Ms Borrallo, who has been with the family for four years now, was on hand to keep the children in check on Saturday, doing such a brilliant job that many of the parents in the congregation commented that she must be “magic”, and said they wanted to know “all her secrets”. By the end of the morning, she had become known as “the child whisperer”, so adept was Ms Borrallo at keeping the children quiet and happy in the midst of the pomp and circumstance which threatened to overwhelm them. Princess Charlotte and the other children were reportedly pacified with promises of smarties Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Her secret? An insider says one of the techniques the Norland Nanny employed to get the children to stand nicely was the promise of Smarties. And who could blame her? What little person wouldn’t behave with the possibility of handful of Smarties hanging in the balance? Whatever her technique, it seems to have worked - all ten children executed their role beautifully. Usually sporting the traditional Norland uniform of a brown fifties-style nurse’s dress, white gloves, brown brogues and a little brown bowler hat, Ms Borrallo was able to blend into the background on Saturday in a simple navy dress, eschewing her uniform for the day - only a discreet badge with the Norland motto “Love Never Faileth” giving her away. Ms Borrallo, who was appointed by the Duke and Duchess in 2014, when Prince George was just eight months old, has often been called upon to be on hand at royal occasions, in case one of the children needs to be looked after. She lives with the family at Kensington Palace, and travels with them on royal tours and excursions. Ms Borrallo usually wears a brown nurse's style dress Credit: Max Mumby /Getty Norland Nannies are highly accomplished - they have to be adept at everything from sewing and cooking to self defence. The Duchess of Cambridge has said of her in the past she is “amazing”. Ironically, when the Duke of York married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, a young Prince William was such a badly behaved page boy (he refused to remain still while the couple exchanged vows, and stuck his tongue out at the flower girls), that his nanny was replaced following the wedding. His children's nanny will have been invaluable to his family in the past month as they have been adjusting to life with their new arrival, Prince Louis. A look back at royal bridesmaids and pageboys Super nanny Kathryn Mewes explains: “Norlanders don’t just consider the children, they consider the father and mother, too. “They are aware of the sensitivities of breastfeeding and sleeplessness, and they allow the mum to focus on the newborn while keeping the other children stable, secure and happy.” She certainly performed her duties admirably on Saturday. In fact, Her Royal Highness ought to watch out, after Ms Borrallo’s performance in the chapel, she could be getting a call from one or two Hollywood mothers in the coming days. Royal wedding | Read more  

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