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2 children shot, injured on Chicago school playground

2 children shot, injured on Chicago school playground WMAQ-TV said the injuries were not life-threatening. Johnson said other children, former students who had been kicked out of the school picnic, were the targets of gunmen around 1:45 p.m. He says both are in stable condition. He says the girls were taken to Comer Children's Hospital. "We all hit the floor, it was a drive by", according to one witness. [Full Article...]

Yoko Ono named co-writer of John Lennon hit Imagine

Yoko Ono named co-writer of John Lennon hit Imagine At Wednesday's gathering, a 1980 BBC interview with Lennon was played which showed the singer admitting that his wife was the co-writer on the song. "Patience is a virtue!" "There's a whole pile of pieces about 'Imagine this.' and 'Imagine that'". I was still full of wanting my own space after being in the room with four guys and always having to share everything. [Full Article...]

Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

A slight majority of respondents did not approve of Trump's decision to fire former FBI director James Comey , though the poll also indicated a lack of confidence regarding the independent investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . [Full Article...]

Lawyer Gloria Allred: 'It's Too Early to Celebrate, Mr. Cosby'

Lawyer Gloria Allred: 'It's Too Early to Celebrate, Mr. Cosby' Under questioning from her lawyer, Cosby acknowledged that he had obtained several prescriptions for quaaludes in the 1970s for the goal of offering the powerful sedative to women he wanted to have sex with. Constand did not appear at the news conference. 'It's too early to celebrate , Mr Cosby, ' she declared. It was read by a publicist. "Overtly arrogant, collaborating with the district attor... [Full Article...]

Senate passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

After the US Senate's approval of the new sanction, Firouzabadi said , Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani tasked the committee with drawing up the plan to counter such measures, noting that its draft is now prepared. and European countries eased the sanctions imposed against the Islamic republic. On Thursday, the US Senate voted for a legislation to impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran f... [Full Article...]

US Senate Passes Sanctions Against Iran And Russia

US Senate Passes Sanctions Against Iran And Russia But if the president vetoes the legislation - after questioning whether Russian Federation did meddle in the election and amid the ongoing investigations - it could anger even Republicans and bring about an embarrassing override. It's unknown whether new sanctions will negatively impact our deteriorating relatioins with Russian Federation, although it's a safe bet they won't help. [Full Article...]

Hot-hitting Yankees look for another win against Orioles

And since we'll have the next decade or so to determine if that's the case, there's no real harm in enjoying the massive homers for as long as they come. Oakland's Stephen Vogt had a two-run single in the top of the second inning that scored Yonder Alonso and Ryon Healy. NY made it 12-0 before an out was recorded in the fourth. [Full Article...]

Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife She said she wasn't sure if there had been a catalyst for him leaving. "I can't wrap my head around it", she said. The list on James Hodgkinson's notepad had the names of three GOP congressmen who are all members of the House Freedom Caucus - Reps. [Full Article...]

Polygamist Mormon sect leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota

Polygamist Mormon sect leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota Days later, Lyle Jeffs disappeared after investigators say he used olive oil to slip a Global Positioning System ankle monitor off his foot without triggering an alarm. A detailed 2016 profile in the Salt Lake City Tribune portrayed Lyle Jeffs as a braggart with a temper, who enforced the rules at the FLDS compound with little mercy. [Full Article...]

Hawaii Made Its Paris Commitment Official By Signing It Into Law

Like other African countries, South Africa's response to its United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commitments are not directly influenced by the departure of the U.S., Chademana said . It establishes a permanent climate change commission under the umbrella of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources that "brings together all the different parts we've created ... [Full Article...]

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay

So while Trump faced plenty of lawsuits before his presidency and a handful since, this lawsuit represents a big moment in the early months of his administration. "We know exactly what's going on every single day", said Racine, noting that he could see Trump's hotel in Washington from his office. The lawsuits contend that Mr. [Full Article...]

Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions The bill mainly imposes new sanctions on Iran , targeting any individual or company that aids the country's ballistic missile program and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. "It's a very strong bill". Similarly, senators tussled over Russian Federation sanctions for several months, as lawmakers filed competing measures while others wondered whether Congress should be stepping ahead of a new pre... [Full Article...]

Trump tweet appears to confirm investigation

Trump tweet appears to confirm investigation Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs. Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president after a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. [Full Article...]

Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan

Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan Aided by tug boats, the USS Fitzgerald arrived back on Saturday at Yokosuka, Japan , where the Seventh Fleet is based, a statement from the navy said. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash. [Full Article...]

Speaker Ryan: Mueller Firing Rumors Are 'Not Something to Debate' Here

Speaker Ryan: Mueller Firing Rumors Are 'Not Something to Debate' Here A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him. Sekulow's comments signal that the Trump White House intends to use the unitary executive argument for a different mission: to justify the firing of Mueller on grounds of national security. [Full Article...]

Trump, Senate Republicans looking for healthcare bill this summer

At this rate, the prospects of passage in the upper chamber appear slim at best. But senators are still undecided about a number of key issues. " More and more Republicans are starting to realize that health care reform through reconciliation leads straight into a box canyon", the New York Democrat said during a press conference following the weekly Senate policy lunches Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'under investigation' over Comey firing

The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey , who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

The club doubled its initiation fee after Trump's electoral victory in November, increasing the cost to $200,000. The latest disclosure puts the fees at $380,000, up from $167,000 he reported in 2016. The Office of Government Ethics released 98 pages of Trump property financial disclosures Friday. But Trump did not divest, instead placing his enormous portfolio of financial assets in a trust contr... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom treasury chief: Economy should be main focus in Brexit

Hammond will attempt to change May's mind after a disastrous election in which the government lost its majority last Thursday, the Times said. "As we enter negotiations next week we will do so in a spirit of honest cooperation taking a pragmatic approach to trying to find a solution that works both for the United Kingdom and for the European Union 27", he said. [Full Article...]

The Alexandria shooting and Virginia gun laws

The Alexandria shooting and Virginia gun laws Then, pretty much nothing will happen-no overhaul of our federal gun laws, no grand epiphanies, no minds appreciably changed. The shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, is the 154th mass shooting this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive , a nonprofit that tracks information on shootings in the United States. [Full Article...]


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