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Circus fans get one last show

Circus fans get one last show Circus executives said the wild animals, acrobats, clowns and other circus acts that had entertained audiences for over a century could not withstand the 21st century competition of IPhones, the internet and video games. The circus which began in 1871 as as P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome was bought by its current parent company, Feld Entertainment in 1967. [Full Article...]

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia to stay out of election

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia to stay out of election United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation tried to tilt the November presidential election campaign in Republican Donald Trump's favour, including hacking into and leaking emails of senior Democrats. [Full Article...]

Republican candidate charged with assault

Gootkin said he never considered pursuing a felony charge against Gianforte based on evidence collected after the Wednesday incident. "We previously supported Gianforte because he said he was ready to listen, to compromise, to take the tough questions", The Billings Gazette editorial board wrote . [Full Article...]

Trump asked 2 USA intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

He asked Coats, "Was it unsafe for the president to share that information?"Yeah, yeah, I know: the whole situation makes eyeballs roll and patriotic spirits sag, but this is no time for faint-hearted citizenship or surrender to Trump fatigue". [Full Article...]

Concert bomber's brother arrested for suspected ties to ISIS

Concert bomber's brother arrested for suspected ties to ISIS Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. "This year, in light of the recent attack in Manchester and elsewhere in the world, we have reviewed our policing approach with the racecourse and with our partner agencies", said police Chief Superintenden... [Full Article...]

Manchester bombing: Three more arrested

Here is what we know so far about Monday's attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005. Witnesses described a "huge bomb-like bang" and scenes of panic as young fans rushed out and parents waiting outside searched frantically for their children. [Full Article...]

Rep: Ronnie Wood has lung lesion successfully removed

Rep: Ronnie Wood has lung lesion successfully removed It was not clear whether the lesion was benign or malignant. "I'm so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early", he said. Meanwhile, Ronnie is enjoying a clean bill of health these days after kicking his booze habit and quitting smoking a year ago (16). [Full Article...]

Appeals court upholds injunction against Trump's travel ban

While the president has broad power over immigration, "that power is not absolute". "It can not go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation", said Judge Gregory. [Full Article...]

Trump plays up Middle East peace hopes after talks with Abbas

That omission encouraged Israel's right-wing but it disappointed Palestinians. "As you have witnessed during your historic visit of holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem , and today in Bethlehem , the conflict is not between religions, for respecting religions and prophets is an integral part of our religion and faith". [Full Article...]

Minister says Manchester bomber likely did not act alone, criticises U.S. leaks

Bin Salem says the mother told interrogators that her son left Libya for England only four days before Monday night's bombing and called her on the same day of the attack. In France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had likely traveled to Syria. [Full Article...]

Cinema announces women-only Wonder Woman screening, men promptly freak out

Cinema announces women-only Wonder Woman screening, men promptly freak out Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced Thursday that it will hold "women-only screenings " for " Wonder Woman " next week. " That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we're doing something right". [Full Article...]

MS lawmaker says Louisiana leaders should be 'lynched'

MS lawmaker says Louisiana leaders should be 'lynched' The city completed the monument removal process it began on April 24 on Friday with the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue from Lee Circle. A Republican state lawmaker in MS, the last remaining state in the U.S. "Rep. ( Karl) Oliver's comments were offensive, do not represent the Mississippi Republican Party and have no place in our public discourse", Nosef said in a statement . [Full Article...]

LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

Among the other 28 teams in the league, it can be easily argued that the Boston Celtics are in the best position. All of that was before his remarkable run during these National Basketball Association playoffs, when he played through the tragic death of his sister and repeated health issues - including multiple dental procedures and an ongoing hip injury - to lead Boston back to the conferen... [Full Article...]

More rounds of rain, and staying cool for Thursday

More rounds of rain, and staying cool for Thursday Drive slowly in fog prone areas, as it is hard to see along the Kaw River this morning. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. It won't rain through the entire period, but they'll be some storm chances at times. It will be a windy day with SW winds at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 miles per hour possible. Thursday Night .Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies and warmer tem... [Full Article...]

Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia Israel was his second stop on a nine-day tour aimed to test the waters for reviving the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday alongside his host, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency. [Full Article...]

Bella Hadid Is The Face Of Bulgari's Goldea Fragrance

Appearing to have taken her bob even shorter, she wore it in a teeny tiny low ponytail with the focus on a fringe at the front. But the gleam factor did not stop there: Hadid extended the celestial effect to her makeup palette, painting a dab of silver highlighter at the inner corner of each eye and finishing the look with a tight, high topknot that kept the focus firmly on her face. [Full Article...]

Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Three judges all appointed by Republican presidents filed three separate dissents, each joining the other. Some of the 13 judges on the appeals court that heard arguments earlier this month seemed sceptical of the administration's argument. [Full Article...]

The first time I saw 'Star Wars': 40 years of memories

Luke, our protagonist, is as naive as we are, unaware of the world around him. Where did that freakish thing Lando wears to disguise himself in Jabba's lair even come from? Take a look at the covers above, and head to VanityFair.com for more imagery from the Star Wars issue. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho restores Manchester United's winning feeling

Jose Mourinho restores Manchester United's winning feeling The shocking events naturally caused a sombre mood in Sweden in the build-up to the final against Ajax , with United cancelling their pre-match news conference. "We pray for peace", he added. Mourinho - who has so often looked so unhappy this season - ran on to the field to celebrate with his players and was thrown in the air by his coaching staff and hugged by his son. [Full Article...]

My son is innocent, says father of alleged Manchester bomber

My son is innocent, says father of alleged Manchester bomber Abedi used an improvised explosive device, apparently packed with metal, to massacre concertgoers and end his own life. - Who is behind it? Home Secretary Amber Rudd has criticised USA officials for leaking information about Abedi to the press as the investigation is unfolding. [Full Article...]


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