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Anger erupts in London over tower's feared renovation flaws

Police yesterday warned that some of the victims may never be identified because of the state of the remains. London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately. [Full Article...]

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge The first person to survive a death-defying plunge into Niagara Falls without protection has died after apparently attempting the feat again in an inflatable ball, according to USA media. He felt the river moving fast toward the falls, with the sound of the rushing water getting louder. "I wanted to live", Jones said. "And I was actually sucked inside, immediately, inside the curtain of the falls"... [Full Article...]

Rasmussen: 50 Percent Of Likely Voters Give Trump The Thumbs Up

Two-thirds of Americans, or 65 percent, think Trump doesn't have much respect for the country's democratic institutions and traditions, or has none at all. Thirty-one percent of those polled strongly approve of his performance, while 42 percent strongly disapprove. And, while Republicans are more dissatisfied than ever since Trump took office, Democrats are even more concerned. [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation Under questioning from Sen. "I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation go on independently and thoroughly". Despite that, Trump is stewing over the Mueller-led investigation in the same way he did with Comey. [Full Article...]

Katy Perry Hits 100 Million Followers, a Twitter First

Katy Perry Hits 100 Million Followers, a Twitter First She's followed closely behind by Justin Bieber, who now has 96.7 million followers, Barack Obama (90.8 million), Taylor Swift (85.1 million) and Rihanna (74.1 million). Katy went on to say that she respects her "old self" and doesn't hate the old " Katy Perry ", but rather her new progression is the necessary step in her character development and her career. [Full Article...]

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky'

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky' The Los Angeles Times reported that Avildsen's eldest son said the director had pancreatic cancer. A native of Oak Park, Ill., Avildsen started out as a cinematographer, and shot his directorial debut, Turn on to Love in 1969. Among other Oscar nominations for " Rocky " were two for Stallone, best actor and best screenplay; plus best actress, Talia Shire; best supporting actor, Burgess M... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe Mueller has requested interviews with three current or former senior intelligence officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , who labeled it "very risky". [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Banks called out Steven Spielberg for not directing female movies

Elizabeth Banks called out Steven Spielberg for not directing female movies The 43-year-old actress made the remark when accepting Women in Film's Excellence in Film Award on Tuesday. Elizabeth Banks made some recent comments that had film Twitter in a twist for hours, and some fans and scholars attempting to understand why she phrased her argument about Steven Spielberg's filmography the way she did. [Full Article...]

Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He ordered Spanier to spend 2 months behind bars, followed by another four months on house arrest . He served as an assistant coach on Joe Paterno's staff at Penn State f... [Full Article...]

Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

We don't know whether special counsel Mueller is investigating a potential obstruction of justice case based on Comey's assertion that Trump asked him at that April 14 meeting to drop the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Bat-Signal at LA City Hall honors Adam West

But this time , Batman won't be coming to save us. West's personality perfectly. As such, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck have chosen to honor the late Dark Knight by shining the bat-signal publically over Gotham. [Full Article...]

U.S. unveils new claims in 1MDB money laundering case

The US Justice Department filing was the latest legal action tied to alleged money laundering at the fund set up by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 to promote economic development. " We simply will not allow the United States to be a place where corrupt individuals can expect to hide assets and lavishly spend money that should be used for the benefit of citizens of other nations ". [Full Article...]

France confirms second French death in London attack

France confirms second French death in London attack The attack, and prior attacks in Manchester and near Parliament in London , have prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to call for tougher counterterrorism laws even if it means changing human rights protections. The son's employer, HSBC, has provided the services of a private detective to help in the hunt for information. Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford and the third was apprehen... [Full Article...]

Election Commission issues notification for President's election

Election Commission issues notification for President's election The filing of nomination papers will be held till June 28. All the nominations filed today are set to be rejected as none has the mandatory support of 100 electors - 50 proposers and as many seconders. The decision NDA and a freely weave collection of opposition parties have increased endeavors to focus in on a "mutually acceptable" presidential applicant. [Full Article...]

Warmbier release followed rare trip by US official to NKorea

The North accused the University of Virginia student of entering the country under the guise of a tourist and plotting against the nation's unity with "the tacit connivance of the US government". The other Americans held by Pyongyang are Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, and a businessman named Kim Dong Chul. [Full Article...]

CNN chief: Alex Jones interview worthy, but NBC mishandled

CNN chief: Alex Jones interview worthy, but NBC mishandled In a letter to NBC News executives obtained by the Los Angeles Times, a law firm representing the families says the network is inflicting harm on them by presenting the views of Jones, a right-wing Internet radio host and founder of the website Infowars , even though the network knows they are false. [Full Article...]

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the U.S. election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year". The Post , citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. "Even less is there a way Mueller can... [Full Article...]

New Black Mirror stories to be released as books

New Black Mirror stories to be released as books The first volume of the Black Mirror books is expected to hit shelves in February 2018. BM Season 4-Netflix's second go-round with the British program-will debut later this year. While it is not unusual for shows to release additional merchandise, it is worth underlining how paper conflicts with the futuristic view of the show, and underlines how Brooker is experimenting with new ways to del... [Full Article...]

'Oslo,' Bette Midler take Tony Awards

'Oslo,' Bette Midler take Tony Awards Ben , who is just 23, won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Dear Evan Hansen . Young actors from across the country will travel to New York City next week to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, otherwise known as the Jimmy Awards , which recognize excellence in high school musical theatre. [Full Article...]

Trump says Comey lied, says he will '100%' testify under oath

Trump says Comey lied, says he will '100%' testify under oath House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top-ranking Democrat , announced after the news conference they have asked the White House to produce any recordings or memoranda that might exist of Trump's conversations with Comey. [Full Article...]


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