Life&Culture

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the two lifeboats that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can spare in order to get to 50 votes. Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to say he would not support the measure in its current form. "Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider... [Full Article...]

Mourners Gather In Wyoming, Ohio, For Funeral Of Otto Warmbier

But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. The North Koreans had told USA officials that Warmbier slipped in a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Warmbier had been on a tourist trip to North Korea when he was detained and sentenced to hard labour early a year ago for allegedly stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel. [Full Article...]

Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill

None of the Senate's 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no. On Fox News Friday, Trump said "It's not that they're opposed". "It's not that they're opposed", he said. Mr Trump said getting approval would require traveling a "very, very narrow path" but that "I think we're going to get there". [Full Article...]

Cosby lawyer tells jury comedian and accuser were lovers

Cosby lawyer tells jury comedian and accuser were lovers Andrew Wyatt, spokesperson for Bill Cosby gives a reaction as the defense rests on the sixth day of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial. In statements to police and in his civil deposition, the comedian known as "America's Dad" admitted he gave Constand pills and then engaged in sexual contact with her. [Full Article...]

Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Mistrial With Total Indignation

Prosecutors have already stated they will retry the case that accused the TV icon of drugging and rapping Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Two have brought claims against the 79-year-old entertainer for sexual assault. The defense's main goal in the prosecution phase of the case was to attack the credibility of Constand and the other accuser, Kelly Johnson, who had corr... [Full Article...]

Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'

Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump' She dismissed the members who have said it is time for a change as "blatantly self-serving" and "having fun on TV". "'That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin" Chuck stay!' And when I looked at the budget that Nancy Pelosi negotiated, I looked around the table and I said, 'Are we being punked? In 2016, the 6th congressional district voters overwhelmingly supported... [Full Article...]

Cindy spawns damaging tornado in Alabama; Louisiana towns under water

The low at night will be near 71. Authorities continued to warn that driving rains being pulled out of the Gulf could still cause risky flash floods. - Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are passing through the mid-Mississippi Valley Friday morning and will get steered toward north Georgia late today and tonight . [Full Article...]

Cosby Channels Fat Albert, Yells 'Hey, Hey, Hey' As He Leaves Courthouse

There were inconsistencies between this report and Constand's later police reports which the defence used to assail her credibility. Cosby's lawyers say Constand's initial report was inconsistent with her later statements. Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, read the statement from longtime Temple University official Marguerite Jackson, who said Constand told her of a plan to falsely accuse ... [Full Article...]

Ga. Republican Base Rallies For Handel In Election Victory

I have enormous respect for her . "And sometimes it's hard to get people who are in power, who are used to that, to say , 'You know what? At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in US history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million. The bottom line is the Democrats lost another winnable race and Pelosi was a factor,... [Full Article...]

Royal Ascot 2017 : Injured Frankie Dettori out of race

Royal Ascot 2017 : Injured Frankie Dettori out of race Aidan O'Brien's five-year-old ended up winning by a length and a quarter, with a short head separating Decorated Knight and Ulysses . O'Brien said: "He's a brilliant horse and Ryan gave him a brilliant ride". "I've got to give it to Jamie", Ward said, "I don't want to tell you all the disgusting names I was calling him in the first part of the race. The plan was to come here today then come b... [Full Article...]

Rachel Bilson says she's open to a revival of The OC

Rachel Bilson says she's open to a revival of The OC We were riding skateboards on the pier; I don't know what they do now as 30-year-olds. The 35-year-old actress was a teenage heartthrob a decade ago, and is now starring in a southern series titled Heart Of Dixie , but says The OC still has a place in her heart. [Full Article...]

Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

That aside, the frontman rarely spoke during the set, except to thank Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "for having us at your lovely farm today". "You're not headlining. You're one part of this huge, great, amazing, attractive festival", guitarist Ed O'Brien told the BBC . The moment of reflection was led by New Order's Peter Hook , whose daughter attended the Ariana Grande c... [Full Article...]

Glastonbury Opens With Silence In Memory Of UK Attacks And Fire Victims

As the song ended, Yorke commented: "See you later, Theresa". Two years ago, the band played the stage in the same week they released third album, Get To Heaven, "and in the time that elapsed, the listeners had learnt all the words and were singing them back", singer John Higgs told BBC News . [Full Article...]

United States airport stabbing attack treated as act of terror

It's unclear why Ftouhi made his way to Flint, but around 9 a.m. Wednesday, he entered the Bishop International Airport with a red duffel bag and a dark satchel, went up to the second level, set his bags down in the bathroom and stabbed an officer. [Full Article...]

Polanski victim asks judge to end sex abuse case

Polanski victim asks judge to end sex abuse case He pleaded guilty to having sex with her but fled the USA after spending 42 days in jail in 1978 fearing that a plea deal would be overruled and that he would receive a long sentence. Gordon said at the end of Friday's hearing that he would take the request under consideration, but did not indicate when he would issue a ruling. Samantha Geimer was just 13 when she was raped by Polanski at a Ho... [Full Article...]

Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on Mexican border He also joked it would mean Mexico "will have to pay much less money" to build the structure. Pretty good imagination, right? US-Mexico relations have been testy since Trump took office in January after a campaign in which he vowed to build a wall along the shared border, bashed Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists, and promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement ... [Full Article...]

Amazon To Buy Upmarket Grocer Whole Foods For US$13.7b

Amazon To Buy Upmarket Grocer Whole Foods For US$13.7b Internet retail giant Amazon will buy leading natural and organic supermarket chain Whole Foods in a deal valued at $13.7 billion, the companies announces Friday. and other big-box retailers, according to a person with knowledge of the company's grocery plans. Indeed, shares in competitors sank in early NY trading. [Full Article...]

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explained why the newly-release Affordable Health Care Act is "the most harmful piece of legislation " he's ever seen. In response to the Republicans' argument that Obamacare is destined to fail due to increasing premiums and healthcare costs, Sanders admitted that the healthcare law is flawed, but argued that the GOP is deliberately "sabotaging" it, and that the replacem... [Full Article...]

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince By making Mohammed bin Salman " de facto ruler" heading the kingdom's most important portfolios, King Salman created "a solid foundation" for his son's policies, said Andreas Krieg of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. [Full Article...]

Big Baller Brand takes center stage at National Basketball Association draft

Walton heard the voices of those fans he said he encountered around town, imploring the Lakers to draft Ball , a 19-year-old who did not leave home for college and now won't have to for the National Basketball Association. 2 overall selection and that, in and of itself, focuses a ton of attention on Magic Johnson and company over the next few days. "I think our games could help each other o... [Full Article...]


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