Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

May 23, 2017

… their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events. I have spoken with the prime minister and we have agreed that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.” ‘Heartbreaking’ SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the news was “heartbreaking” and her thoughts were with the victims of the “barbaric” attack. Announcing it would not be going ahead with its manifesto launch as planned, …

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Seth Meyers on Paul Ryan and keeping up with the news cycle

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Seth Meyers may have issued an on-air invite to House Speaker Paul Ryan, but the “Late night” host is not holding his breath waiting for the RSVP. Being turned down by prospective Republican guests is nothing new for Meyers. Back in October, just weeks before Donald Trump would win the election, “Late night with Seth Meyers” did four nights of shows from Washington D.C. and found it difficult to book Republican guests — despite, as Meyers put it, …

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With latest airstrikes, US signals to Iran: Containment is back

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS waged a series of airstrikes against a military convoy of loyalists to the Syrian regime, CNN has confirmed. According to a U.S. defense official, a convoy of 20 pro-regime vehicles was headed toward al-Tanf, a military base on the Syrian-Jordanian border, on Wednesday night. Al-Tanf, which Russian warplanes bombed a year ago in two successive airstrikes, is occupied by U.S. and British Special Forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group …

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Cincinnati mayor apologizes for mistakenly honoring cop’s killer

May 19, 2017

(CNN)Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley apologized after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honoring a man who ambushed and killed a Cincinnati police officer. “I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said Thursday night. Cranley choked back tears as he spoke at a local police union hall. His face was red as he paused several times during his brief, tear-filled statement. …

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Bobby Moynihan exiting ‘SNL’

May 18, 2017

(CNN)Bobby Moynihan is taking his final bow on “Saturday night Live” this week. Moynihan’s exit should not come as a shock to those who followed the news coming out of broadcast Upfronts. CBS picked up a new show starring Moynihan last week and the network unveiled it as part of its fall schedule on Wednesday. …

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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

May 17, 2017

… Republican Gov. John Kasich said in a CNN town hall event Tuesday that needs to change. “I saw that Speaker (Paul) Ryan said some things tonight about getting to the bottom line,” Kasich said. “Frankly, I think he should be more aggressive. I think he should speak out more and hopefully he will.” A spokesperson for Ryan released a statement earlier Tuesday night, saying: “We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to …

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GCSEs: A revision guide for anxious parents – BBC News

May 17, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Stress, anxiety and late-night cramming can all affect appetite, but parents can help to ensure children maintain a well-balanced diet and aren’t missing meals. Exams generally start at either 09:00 or 13:30 – allowing plenty of time for breakfast and lunch. Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens recommends making breakfast the most important meal of the day, filling up on energy-giving oats and eggs, which contain a nutrient called choline – …

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: ‘There is no place I would rather be’

May 16, 2017

(CNN)Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested Monday night that he’s not all that concerned about his reputation amid the scandal surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey. “When I took the oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, there is nothing in that oath about my reputation,” he said at an awards dinner in Baltimore. Rosenstein made brief remarks as he accepted an award, presented by a local business group, for …

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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

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Flying Scotsman set for second Scottish tour – BBC News

May 15, 2017

… and then in the evening we will hopefully go past Stirling Castle before returning to Edinburgh.” The engine is on a three-night trip across Scotland until Monday. The Flying Scotsman was the first steam engine officially authenticated at travelling at 100mph in November 1934 though it had been claimed that another engine, City of Truro, travelled at 102mph in 1904. There was no second timekeeper on the earlier run and the record has long been disputed. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Trump on Russia allegations: ‘There is no collusion’

May 14, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump denied allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives in an interview Saturday night on Fox News, adding that he wants “to get to the bottom” of the questions about Russian influence in the election. “Everybody’s convinced: They say there is no collusion,” Trump said. “There is no collusion. We had nothing to do with Russia.” But the President said it is “very important” to him that the …

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Officer accused of misconduct after making racist toy complaint – BBC News

May 12, 2017

… officer’s shirt on and a label saying “night-duty ERO” – Evidential Review Officer. One of the EROs at the time was a black police officer. The detective was concerned the use of the toy was racist and had not been investigated properly. He raised the matter during a live internal website chat known as the “Commissioner’s Forum”, where staff are encouraged to discuss problems with the Met Commissioner, who at the time was Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. The …

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24 hours of craziness in Trump’s Washington

May 11, 2017

Washington (CNN)You couldn’t make it up. In the confusing hours when up seemed down and down seemed up, the White House appeared to be defending Hillary Clinton, the FBI chief was among the last to know he was gone, and there was a cameo performance by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his ice skates. It all started with a bolt from nowhere late Tuesday afternoon. President Donald Trump canned Comey. No one had thought it would come to this, since the FBI director was overseeing an …

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Alabama rot: The dog disease with no cure – BBC News

May 11, 2017

… noticed something was wrong with her one pet. “I thought Pippa seemed a little lame so I took her into work with me that night,” said Jessica. “Then, the next morning, six or seven lesions had appeared on her feet.” When she checked Molly, she had the same thing. Image copyright Getty Images Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) or Alabama rot is a serious disease which has only recently been recognised in dogs in the UK. It causes lesions on the skin …

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In firing Comey, Trump is playing with fire

May 10, 2017

… resulted in his own version of the Saturday night Massacre after less than five months in office. Public opinion will compel the appointment of a special prosecutor and the talk of impeachment may soon follow. The sweetest sound that many Republicans could hope to hear would be Vice President Mike Pence taking the presidential oath. It’s always the cover-up that destroys those who abuse the power of high office and the trust of the American people. The nation is in for a rough ride in …

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Rep. Dave Brat faces fury over health care, Russia at town hall

May 10, 2017

Midlothian, Virginia (CNN)It was an unusual scene for a church. The Clover Hill Assembly of God was the venue for a town hall here Tuesday night for Rep. Dave Brat, a gathering that erupted into thunderous fits of screaming and yelling among the audience — and pleas for calm from the stage. Brat is one of a small group of Republicans holding town hall events during the weeklong recess for the House of Representatives, just days after the chamber passed the Republican-led health care bill. …

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Paris breathes a sigh of relief as Macron takes center stage

May 8, 2017

Paris (CNN)A fiery dance party broke out in the French capital on Sunday night as Parisian voters celebrated the victory of their new president, Emmanuel Macron. How Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency Macron, France’s youngest incoming president, was once a political wild card. The 39-year-old centrist independent — a former investment banker turned government minister who entered the presidential race without the backing of any …

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Off-duty NYPD officer stabbed during fight after child’s birthday party

May 8, 2017

An off-duty NYPD officer was stabbed in the shoulder in Queens on Saturday night during a fight that erupted after a childs birthday party, law enforcement sources and neighbors told The Post. The attack happened at 9:30 p.m. on 94th Street near 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst, witnesses and officials said. The officer knifed in the left shoulder was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing. He was expected to survive. A suspect was arrested at the scene; police did not immediately …

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Jordan Edwards:Texas officer who faces murder charge free on bail

May 7, 2017

The Texas police officer who faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a balck 15-year-old turned himself in on Friday and was later released after posting bail. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest in the April 29 death of Jordan Edwards. Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was later released after posting bail at the Parker County Jail. His bond had been set at …

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How Trump won another unlikely victory

May 5, 2017

… Ryan and his crew, and it did seem that, in the President’s words, the party had “developed a bond.” A White House official told CNN that Trump had kept up an intense push behind the scenes, ensuring that aides supported MacArthur and Meadows as they sought common ground and tasking HHS Secretary Tom Price with briefing wavering members on Medicaid funding. He and Ryan swapped notes in multiple late night phone calls. “The President’s been incredibly engaged in …

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Defiant Colbert on Trump rant: I would do it again

May 5, 2017

… can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.” The “Late Show” star sounded off on Trump during his opening monologue Monday night, criticizing Trump for abruptly ending an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson. “Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said during his profanity-laced rant, which was bleeped during the telecast. “You have …

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Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez denies rumors he’s hospitalized

May 4, 2017

(CNN)Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has a message from prison: he is alive and well. Lopez appeared on video to dispel health rumors after a local journalist tweeted Wednesday night that he had been transported from a prison outside Caracas — where he’s been detained since 2014 — to the hospital. US Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted he had confirmed Lopez was hospitalized in “very serious condition,” adding to the frenzy on social media. Price …

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Host blasts absent Trump at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 1, 2017

Hasan Minhaj, of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, ended the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night by blasting President Trump in a night that mostly focused on the First Amendment. “We’ve got to address the elephant that’s not in the room,” Minhaj said. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a …

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Texas severe weather: At least 5 killed, dozens injured after tornadoes rip through state

April 30, 2017

At least five people were killed and dozens were injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas Saturday night. The Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said that at least five were dead, including one person who was in a vehicle when a tornado tossed it along Highway 64 in Canton. Horton said the number of fatalities was expected to rise as dawn breaks. “We still may have people unaccounted for, Horton said. Horton asked that people who didn’t need to be in the area to …

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Woodward and Bernstein: Journalism, free press more crucial than ever

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of Watergate fame argued Saturday night that good journalism is more crucial to a free society than ever in a climate of increasing hostility between the White House and the press. The speeches from the revered journalists came on the occasion of the first White House correspondents’ dinner since 1981 in which the sitting president did not attend. Ronald Reagan missed the dinner that year while recovering from an assassination attempt, but …

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10 memorable lines from comedian Hasan Minhaj at the WHCA dinner

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump was a no-show at the first White House Correspondents’ Association dinner of his presidency. But that didn’t keep “Daily Show” comedian Hasan Minhaj from addressing “the elephant not in the room.” Trump was a target for Minhaj when he performed at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner last year, and Saturday night’s routine wasn’t much different. Jeff Mason, president of the White …

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