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Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim ‘ludicrous’ – BBC News

BBC NewsJustine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous'BBC NewsA lawyer for the family of an Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis says suggestions officers feared an ambush were "ludicrous". Robert Bennett said Justine Damond was in her pyjamas when she approached them and "was not a threat to ...Cop's family implies shooting of … [Read more...]

US Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay – Reuters

US Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBayReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday law enforcement had knocked offline the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to shutter the site accused of allowing thousands of vendors to sell illegal ...and more » … [Read more...]

A top Canadian official just committed a serious faux pas by touching the queen – Washington Post

Washington PostA top Canadian official just committed a serious faux pas by touching the queenWashington PostIt was supposed to be a chivalrous moment. On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II dropped by Canada House in London to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. As she was arriving, Canada's governor general stepped in to help her ...Canadian Official Touches Queen … [Read more...]

CIA no longer arming anti-Assad rebels, Washington Post reports – CNN

CNNCIA no longer arming anti-Assad rebels, Washington Post reportsCNN(CNN) US President Donald Trump has ordered the CIA to discontinue a program of arming and training anti-Assad rebels in Syria, according to a report in the Washington Post which cites unnamed US officials. The move is seen as controversial, given ...Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple AssadNew York … [Read more...]

Pelosi to critics: ‘I think I’m worth the trouble’ – The Hill

The HillPelosi to critics: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'The HillRep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered a defiant message Thursday to those Democrats calling for her ouster following a string of special-election defeats: Bring it on. “When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun,” Pelosi ...Health care still up for negotiation, Trump saysLos Angeles … [Read more...]

A Group Of Schoolboys Wore Skirts To Protest Against Their School’s “No Shorts” Uniform Policy – BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsA Group Of Schoolboys Wore Skirts To Protest Against Their School's "No Shorts" Uniform PolicyBuzzFeed NewsThe headteacher of Isca Academy, Aimee Mitchell, told BuzzFeed News: "With hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future." Posted on June 22, 2017, at 8:59 a.m.. Victoria Sanusi. BuzzFeed News Reporter.British … [Read more...]

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’ – BBC News

BBC NewsGrenfell Tower: Seven high rises 'fail fire-risk tests'BBC NewsSeven residential high-rise buildings in four local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. Landlords are being told and more checks carried out, number 10 said. It comes as further tests are being ...After London Fire, Cladding on 600 High Rises Is Being TestedNew … [Read more...]

Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’ – BBC News

BBC NewsCanadian sniper 'kills IS militant two miles away'BBC NewsA sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month. Military sources told Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper that the gunman is a member of Joint Task Force 2 ...Canadian sniper in Iraq shatters longest-shot record, kills ISIS … [Read more...]

Who is Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince? – Washington Post

Washington PostWho is Saudi Arabia's new crown prince?Washington PostThe elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince of Saudi Arabia is a calculated risk with potentially enormous consequences for the kingdom. If he succeeds with his vision to transform the Saudi economy by 2030 and reduce the country's reliance on ...What Does Trump Think of the Saudi Prince Switch?NewsweekTrump … [Read more...]

Trump: Russian interference is ‘all a big Dem HOAX!’ – Washington Post

Washington PostTrump: Russian interference is 'all a big Dem HOAX!'Washington PostPresident Trump on Thursday called Russia's meddling in the 2016 election “all a big Dem HOAX” and accused former president Barack Obama and his administration of not doing enough last year to “stop” Russian interference. In morning tweets, Trump ...Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeawaysCNNTrump: … [Read more...]

Trump: ‘Solar wall’ could ‘pay for itself’ – CNN

CNNTrump: 'Solar wall' could 'pay for itself'CNN(CNN) President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration's proposed US-Mexico border could pay for itself -- if it was solar. A "solar wall" could "create energy and pay for itself," the President said during a rally at the US Center in Cedar ...Solar Companies Surge After Trump Proposes Panels on Border … [Read more...]

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians – CNN

Washington TimesIntel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with RussiansCNN(CNN) Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his ...US intelligence chiefs say they did not … [Read more...]

Australian leader is on the hot seat for making fun of Donald Trump – Washington Post

Washington PostAustralian leader is on the hot seat for making fun of Donald TrumpWashington PostYou know what they say: In the age of smartphones, there's no such thing as off the record. It's a lesson Australia's prime minister just learned the hard way. On Thursday, Malcolm Turnbull delivered a jovial speech at Parliament House's annual press ...Malcolm Turnbull, Australian … [Read more...]

Invasion, Coup or Muddle Through? How the Qatar Crisis Could End – Bloomberg

BloombergInvasion, Coup or Muddle Through? How the Qatar Crisis Could EndBloombergIf Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates hoped the shock of their sudden economic and diplomatic blockade of Qatar would produce a rapid capitulation, it isn't panning out that way. With the dispute well into its second week, both sides have dug in ...Ted Lieu on fighter jet sale to Qatar: 'Does the … [Read more...]

On TV, Putin Fields Softballs From Public and Tougher Queries From Press – New York Times

New York TimesOn TV, Putin Fields Softballs From Public and Tougher Queries From PressNew York TimesPresident Vladimir V. Putin talks to reporters Thursday after his annual televised call-in show in Moscow. Credit Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press. MOSCOW — In the 15th episode of his annual call-in show on Thursday, President Vladimir V ...Putin, in pre-election year, pledges to erase … [Read more...]

US Navy sailor presumed lost at sea is found hiding in ship’s engine room – Fox News

Fox NewsUS Navy sailor presumed lost at sea is found hiding in ship's engine roomFox NewsA US Navy sailor presumed lost at sea near Japan was found on board hiding in one of the ship's engine rooms, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News. The sailor, who works on the USS Shiloh, was found over a week after he was reported missing, ...US Navy loses sailor on ship for 7 daysCNNMissing … [Read more...]

London fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiry – BBC News

BBC NewsLondon fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiryBBC NewsPrime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, killing at least 17 people. That figure is expected to rise, as fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the burnt-out ...Traumatized firefighters search for more London fire victimsWashington … [Read more...]

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs nabbed after a year on the run – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auPolygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs nabbed after a year on the runNEWS.com.auPOLYGAMOUS sect leader Lyle Jeffs, who has been on the run for nearly a year, has been arrested over a multi-million dollar fraud. Jeffs, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was captured by the FBI on Wednesday ...and more » … [Read more...]