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Over 50 Injured as Deck Collapses at Montana Lodge Over 50 Injured as Deck Collapses at Montana Lodge
- June 20, 2017

A 10-foot-high section of the deck buckled after a memorial service held in the camp's lodge. Other patients went to North Valley Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, St. The Somers fire department says the area experienced another balcony collapse about a year ago during a party at a private residence with 20 people involved. (more...)
Trump Cheerleaders Turn on Special Counsel Mueller
- June 19, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talks to an aide on Capitol Hill on Tuesday while testifying before Congress. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost
- June 19, 2017

President Donald Trump responded angrily to reports he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people. Friday's tweets have taken other aides across the White House by surprise. A Justice official said Rosenstein was motivated in part because of frustration that recent news stories have unfairly brought on a torrent of "leak" accusations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's team. (more...)
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting? Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
- June 18, 2017

Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith are also on the list. A federal enforcement official who is not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY that the members' names were recovered from the the gunman. (more...)
Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise
- June 18, 2017

Rassmussen Reports' poll was taken between June 13 and June 15, and it notes that is "the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April" with the highest rating being approval being 59 percent in late January shortly after he took office, and as low of 42 percent in early April. (more...)
One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt
- June 18, 2017

The Wallendas said the stunt broke a height record Nik Wallenda set in 2011 when he hung by his teeth 250ft above Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. In the interim, he said, he hoped more people would come visit the area as a result of the publicity afforded his wife's stunt. Jones, who suffered broken bones and severe bruising, lived to describe his initial harrowing plunge on national TV. (more...)
Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep US support
- June 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump has signalled his support for the Saudi-led move but other US officials have been more cautious and called for dialogue to end the crisis. Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 U.S. and coalition troops. Qatar which is under diplomatic troubles in the Arabian peninsula with Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain cutting their ties with the nation has signed a military pact with the U.S for USD12 Billion where it would be acquiring F-15 Fighter Jets. (more...)
OR becomes first state to allow third gender option OR becomes first state to allow third gender option
- June 17, 2017

The third option - a non-binary gender - will be reflected with an X starting July 3, 2017. The new policy represents a unanimous move Thursday by the Oregon Transportation Commission , reports Reuters , and goes into effect July 1. According to the Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles, an estimated 20,000 Oregonians identify as transgender - about 0.65 percent of the state's overall population, making it the state with the seventh-highest trans population in ... (more...)
Alleged Alexandria Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities Alleged Alexandria Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities
- June 16, 2017

More recently, police responded to a "shots fired" call in Hodgkinson's hometown in March of this year. Before the shooting, reports say that some of the Republican congressmen at the ballpark recalled a man asking some of them if they were Democrats or Republicans. (more...)
US Marshals arrest 2 Turkish men accused of role in embassy beating US Marshals arrest 2 Turkish men accused of role in embassy beating
- June 16, 2017

Yildirim was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor assault count. And a year ago, the police and members of Mr Erdogan's security team clashed with demonstrators outside the Brookings Institution in Washington . A Police officer pushes a man away from protesters during a violent clash outside the Turkish ambassador's residence between protesters and security personnel in Washington, DC , May 16, 2017. (more...)
Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Afghanistan Troop Levels Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Afghanistan Troop Levels
- June 15, 2017

The White House decision came the same day that Mr Mattis told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee "we are not winning" in Afghanistan. Mattis noted Obama's decision to declare the combat operation over at the end 2014, and then to withdrawing US combat firepower from the Afghan military came at a time when it needed it the most, the Examiner reported. (more...)
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces
- June 15, 2017

Seventeen people were killed and more than 40 injured last Wednesday when three gunmen stormed the parliament building in the centre of Tehran and two more the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founding father, ... But Saudi officials have denied any involvement while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned it without laying any blame as yet. Baluchistan province is home to a Sunni population who form a minority in majority Shia Iran. (more...)
Cambodia Says it Regrets 'Irresponsible' Trump Decision to Leave Paris Climate Accord
- June 14, 2017

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday requiring state officials to plan a response to climate change that aligns the state with the standards and goals of the Paris pact, according to Scott Glenn, an environmental adviser to the governor. (more...)
Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years
- June 13, 2017

One of the reasons for doing so, and an argument that is commonly used by advocates of illegal Israeli settlers is that Israelis have every right to live on Palestinian land, the same way Palestinians reside in Israel. Nowhere does he reference Israeli initiatives - at Camp David in 2000 and at Annapolis in 2008 - which could have produced a Palestinian state had Palestinian leaders not walked away. (more...)
Navalny 'detained' before Moscow protest Navalny 'detained' before Moscow protest
- June 12, 2017

Tverskaya, known in Soviet times as Gorky Street, was closed off to traffic on Monday for an extensive commemoration of the national holiday Russia Day, including people dressed in historical Russian costumes. Mr Navalny earlier called on supporters to attend anti-corruption rallies across Russian Federation. He focuses on corruption issues and has attracted a wide following through savvy use of internet video. (more...)
Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood but turnout dismal
- June 12, 2017

Four previous plebiscites, or popular votes , have been held to decide the commonwealth's status in relation to the United States, with a majority of voters for the first time choosing statehood in 2012. Many Puerto Ricans doubt Congress can be convinced to incorporate the island, especially in the island's current economic condition, The New York Times reported. (more...)
Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families
- June 11, 2017

Trump spoke to the press shortly after the Secretary's statement, he did not repeat the call for lifting the blockade and instead launched a lengthy criticism of Qatar. "Our president has stressed the need to resolve this upsetting issue before the end of Ramadan, as it is against our religion, beliefs, and traditions, especially during the month of Ramadan", Mr Cavusoglu said. (more...)
More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa
- June 10, 2017

Surovikin said Friday the USA -coalition along with the allied Kurds "collude with the leaders of the IS, who surrender the areas under their control and head to provinces where Syrian government forces operate". Photo Credit: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP via Getty Images "An estimated 40,000 children remain trapped in extremely risky conditions in Raqqa". "Many are caught in the crossfire", said UNICEF regional director Geert Cappelaere. (more...)
'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says
- June 09, 2017

Qatar's foreign minister today rejected attempts to interfere in the country's foreign policy and said a "military solution" to the country's crisis with its Gulf neighbours was not an option. "Like any crisis, you can not really control the dynamics. this is one of the dangers of any crisis. There is no intention for us to seek anything but what we look at as economic spheres of activities", he said in an interview with AFP . (more...)
Woman Charged In Leaking Document Denied Bail Woman Charged In Leaking Document Denied Bail
- June 09, 2017

The 25-year-old USA government contractor has worked since February in Augusta, Georgia , for a federal agency that neither prosecutors nor her defense lawyer will name and where she had access to sensitive documents. Winner posted under a pseudonym, Sara Winners , but didn't seem concerned with concealing her identity, using a photo of herself as a profile picture and posting a selfie in February. (more...)
What is Hillary Clinton thinking?
- June 07, 2017

Moreover, Clinton said that the Russians' campaign to spread "fake news" and leak emails were potentially "guided" by Americans. "I'm not willing to let my people be thrown under the bus without a fight", Therriault tweeted out. Clinton responded by referencing Trump's famous Twitter coinage, " Covfefe ". She blamed her failure to win Wisconsin on Gov. Scott Walker. She also pointed to the length of Russian involvement in the Presidential elections the intelligence assessment that said ... (more...)
Terrorists would 'have won' if human rights laws changed
- June 07, 2017

Starmer told Sky News that May "has thrown up the Human Rights Act as if that's the problem". Theresa May has said she will rip up some human rights laws if they stop her from tackling terrorism. making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries [and] doing more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court". (more...)
Trump Administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel order Trump Administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel order
- June 05, 2017

Last week, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by a 10-3 vote blocked the plan, in a sharply worded opinion concluding that while couched in "vague words of national security ", President Donald Trump's ban "in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination ". (more...)
Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge
- June 04, 2017

There has been an incident on London Bridge , London's Metropolitan Police said Saturday night. The BBC earlier reported that " more than one " death in a terrorist attack after a vehicle hit several pedestrians on London Bridge. (more...)
VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee
- June 03, 2017

For Thursday's final rounds, which start at 9 a.m. and air on ESPN 2, 40 competitors will continue to try to become the top speller. "The hard part for me is vocabulary". While in Washington D.C., he said he visited many fascinating places including an air and space museum. She was so "calm and confident" on the stage, Ryan said. (more...)
Trump pulls United States from Aust on Paris, trade Trump pulls United States from Aust on Paris, trade
- June 02, 2017

Trump tweeted yesterday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Those countries, including the US, collectively account for the vast majority of the world's greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change . (more...)
Comey to Testify Before Senate Intel on June 8
- June 02, 2017

According to U.S. media reports , Comey is likely to tell the lawmakers that he was asked by Trump not to go ahead of the FBI investigations against Michael Flynn , the former national security advisor to Trump. Trump's White House team, seemingly understanding the political and legal peril that Comey's testimony presents, have officially stopped talking. Mueller's separate probe could conceivably look at the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing . (more...)
Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire' Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'
- June 02, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday the fighters from various militant groups that gathered in Marawi had a big plan to take over the city. Up to 120 terrorists, 25 soldiers, and 19 civilians were killed, according to a military report. Fighters loyal to him surprised government forces with their firepower, fending off air strikes and house-to-house searches. (more...)
Trump waives law requiring US move its embassy to Jerusalem
- June 02, 2017

Mr Zomlot said: "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration". While there have been divisions among Trump's aides on the issue, the view that appears to have prevailed is that the United States should keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for now to avoid angering the Palestinians, Arab governments and Western allies while the president seeks to nurture peace efforts. (more...)
Merkel says European Union can not 'fully' rely on the USA or UK Merkel says European Union can not 'fully' rely on the USA or UK
- May 30, 2017

Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump's trip to visit EU, NATO and Group of Seven leaders last week, Merkel told a packed Bavarian beer hall rally that the days when Europe could rely on others was "over to a certain extent". Though she did not mention them by name, Merkel was most likely referring to the fractured relationship Germany now shares with the U.S., as well as with the United Kingdom post-Brexit. (more...)