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Dead, 19 Injured After Car Drives Into Pedestrians In Times Square

Dead, 19 Injured After Car Drives Into Pedestrians In Times Square The crash happened at about midday local time . One witness said the auto caught fire after the crash and another said: "I would have to imagine the vehicle was travelling at easily more than 30 miles per hour". Building foreman Rodney Muir said he heard what sounded like a big bang and crunching metal. Bruno Carvalho, a student at SUNY Albany, said the auto approached quickly and passed him ... [Full Article...]

Officials assessing damage, recovery efforts underway in Barron,

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a tornado outbreak in parts of the Southern Plains on Thursday, the latest in a stormy week that has raked the country's midsection and left two people dead. There were reports of wind damage in Gage, Oklahoma . Emergency management officials in Grant County reported a gust that hit 68 miles per hour in Cuba City, and wind felled tree branches in ... [Full Article...]

Macron presents diverse cabinet; shows willingness to reform

France's youngest ever president wants to create a new centrist force in French politics - at the expense of the traditional Socialist and Republicans parties - which will be put to the test in parliamentary elections next month. The Socialist party labeled the lineup a right-wing government that would "break up public services" and contained too many seasoned veterans to bring any real renewal. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack: NHS Tayside returns to normal

Cybersecurity experts say the worm affects computers using Microsoft operating systems and takes advantage of a vulnerability in the software to spread the infection. Microsoft has released patches for all of its software, even some like Windows XP which it no longer supports. It appears to exploit a vulnerability in Windows that, according to the Toronto Star , "was supposedly identified by th... [Full Article...]

Witnesses watch Times Square car crash in horror

Witnesses watch Times Square car crash in horror Police said Rojas attempted to flee but was he detained by officers and civilians who apprehended the driver. Rojas is from the Bronx and has a history of arrests on charges of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, O'Neill said. [Full Article...]

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., however, told reporters, after Rosenstein briefed the full Senate Thursday afternoon, that the deputy attorney general said he knew Comey would be dismissed by Trump before writing the memo that the White House released when it announced the firing. [Full Article...]

Trump wants peace through engagement with North Korea: South Korean envoy

Trump wants peace through engagement with North Korea: South Korean envoy Shares in Lotte Shopping 023530.KS reversed earlier losses to rise 1.5 percent, while Hotel Shilla 008770.KS , South Korea's second-largest duty free store operator, rose 2.8 percent. Several South Korean analysts, including Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues, said the missile flew higher and for a longer period than any other the North has ever test-fired. [Full Article...]

Fired FBI Director James Comey called to testify before House Oversight Committee

Fired FBI Director James Comey called to testify before House Oversight Committee Mr Trump has been under fire since news emerged this week that he had shared secrets with the Russians and allegedly tried to stop former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey from investigating his former adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

US extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

But on Wednesday, the State Department renewed its waiver on the nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic republic that it had suspended in exchange for Iran submitting to strict controls. Ahmadi is the director of Iran's Shahid Bakeri Industries Group, which is responsible for Iran's solid-fuel ballistic-missile program, the Treasury statement said. [Full Article...]

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds John McCain called for the Turkish ambassador to the U.S. to be thrown out of the country on Thursday amid growing anger over the violent beating of protesters that took place outside of the Turkish embassy in Washington earlier this week. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump labels Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry 'greatest witch-hunt'

Democrats - and many Republicans - had been eager to hear from Comey after reports emerged this week that Trump may have urged the then-FBI director to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and the ability to bring criminal charges. "This was a very good first step. Mr Rosenstein has done the... [Full Article...]

How Jeff Sessions Could Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse

How Jeff Sessions Could Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse Whether or not this is the case, the change will affect everyone and make it very hard for drug users to get clean after being imprisoned and incurring a record that will affect all future employment, housing and education. But Sessions said that tougher enforcement could "reverse that trend". "So we are returning to the enforcement of the law as passed by Congress - plain and simple". [Full Article...]

Kremlin Hopes US 'Obsession With Russian Factor' to End Soon

Kremlin Hopes US 'Obsession With Russian Factor' to End Soon Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation hoped that Trump's move would not affect ties with the United States. Peskov also asserted that the Russian government has "never interfered in US internal affairs and are not going to do it in the future". [Full Article...]

Chaffetz sets hearing with Comey - but can't reach him

Chaffetz sets hearing with Comey - but can't reach him Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the committee, and Democratic Sen. "He will need an outside team for this", a Republican close to the White House said. The officials told Reuters they saw no evidence of collusion, however. "He thought he had gotten through and not been noticed or singled out and that he was going to get away without an individual interaction", Mr. [Full Article...]

United States envoy vows to call out countries backing North Korea

United States envoy vows to call out countries backing North Korea The envoy said at the outset of the meeting, which was open to the media, that the two countries "have in common a practical interest to deal with the North Korean nuclear issue". In his remarks about North Korea on Wednesday, Moon stressed the importance of having "defense that is not only in words but in real capability". During Sunday's test, for example, North Korea fired the Hwasong-12 to a... [Full Article...]

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' tax free in Kerala, Chhattisgarh

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' tax free in Kerala, Chhattisgarh Meanhwile, PM Modi also lavished praise on Sachin and he wrote: "Had a very good meeting with @sachin_rt". The resultant of all this was in the form of a film named Sachin: A Billion Dreams , which has been based on the life of Sachin Tendulkar. [Full Article...]

GOP health plan really about taxes

McCaskill doesn't take the federal subsidies and uses the national exchange rather than the DC one, because that's where Missourians sign up. "We've got a group of 52 Republican senators, all of us want to get to 'yes, '" Johnson said. Those residents saved an estimated $360 million collectively through the HealthConnector, the state's health care exchange, according to the Massachusetts Associati... [Full Article...]

Turkish foreign minister says wants U.S. envoy McGurk changed

Turkish foreign minister says wants U.S. envoy McGurk changed Video shows people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street in Sheridan Circle. Instead, Erdogan's guards were released under a globally recognized custom under which nations don't arrest or detain visiting heads of state and members of their delegations, said the official, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks awaits UK decision on Assange's status

WikiLeaks awaits UK decision on Assange's status Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012, trying to avoid extradition. Assange has maintained that if he went to Sweden to answer questions about the allegations, he would then be extradited to the U.S. In a letter sent to the Swedish government on May 8, Ecuador condemned "the obvious lack of progress" in the investigation despite Swedish officials questioning Assang... [Full Article...]

Upon arrival in Israel, Friedman visits Kotel

Upon arrival in Israel, Friedman visits Kotel And Trump isn't the first USA or Israeli leader to disclose intelligence in a way that made spy professionals cringe. "What Trump did is liable to cause heavy damage to Israel's security, as well as the source, and USA security, " Danny Yatom , a former chief of the Mossad, Israel's worldwide spy agency, said in an interview with a Tel Aviv radio station. [Full Article...]


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