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Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

The ambassador was described as "taken aback" by the idea, which would have meant letting an American use sensitive equipment at his embassy, a breach of protocol carrying security risks for both sides. But there have been a number of as yet unexplained contacts - during last year's presidential campaign and afterward - between other top Trump aides and senior Russian officials, including Flynn, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Manafort and others.

Britain's Got Talent heads into live semi-finals with wild card twist

The Missing People Choir is made up of singers whose loved ones have gone missing and many viewers felt emotional about them. Britain's Got Talent have also announced two incredible performers for the grand final. The lucky victor of the competition will be crowned the 11th champion of Britain's Got Talent, securing a life changing cash prize of £250,000 and a spot at this year's Royal Variety Performance.

Music legend Gregg Allman dies

Allman, whose blues guitar and vocals became representative of an entire genre of country-and-blues-tinged rock music, had been in poor health. In March 2017, he canceled performances for the rest of the year. " Low Country Blues ", Allman's sixth studio recording as a solo artist, was nominated for a Grammy Award for best blues album in 2011. During his five-decade career Allman worked with numerous greats of American blues and rock "n" roll, including Wilson Pickett, Neil Young, Clarence ...

Cher and other celebs remember Gregg Allman

There is some comfort in knowing that millions of people all over the world feel the same way. Two other founding members of the Allman Brothers - guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley - are also buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.

United Kingdom police find 'significant' evidence; May slams USA on leaks

Mark Rowley, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi. Police said Thursday that a woman arrested in Blackley had been released without charge. On Tuesday, U.S. media revealed the name of the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, and cited the information to U.S.

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Icon, Dies At 69 Years Old

Gregg Allman , singer and organist for the "Allman Brothers Band," died at his home in Savannah , Georgia . Allman also enjoyed an enduring, if intermittent, career as a solo artist, both while a member of the Allman Brothers Band and during periods when he was away from the group.

Ariana Grande to Return to Manchester for a Benefit Concert

In the letter, posted on Twitter, Mr Millsaps wrote: "Dear Miss Grande, I am the father of three daughters - ages 13, 12 & 12". Concert video footage of the USA star performing One Last Time has been viewed and shared by thousands of fans all week as a focal point for tehir grief and devastation over the horrifice events on Monday.

'Pirates' Box Office Numbers Refined

The film, which again stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and other franchise favorites Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley , has been largely panned by critics and now has a 32 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes .

Cher Reacts to Gregg Allman's Death: 'Words Are Impossible'

Gregory LeNoir Allman was born on December 8, 1947, in Nashville , Tennessee. They were children of the South, where a blend of country, blues and gospel could always be heard on the radio and in the air. One month ago, the Inquisitr assured readers that Gregg Allman had not entered a hospice facility . Following Duane's death , Gregg kept the band going.

Gregg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

He was a kind and gentle soul with the best laugh I ever heard", Allman's longtime manager and close friend Michael Lehman said in a statement posted to the singer's website ."His love for his family and bandmates was passionate as was the love he had for his extraordinary fans.

Gregg Allman dead: Celebrities react to death of rock legend

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. A rep for the rocker told ABC News that the rumors were not true. 9, April 14, 1979). Meanwhile, Allman also had a successful solo career. He was briefly married to Cher , with whom he had a child, soon after she divorced Sonny Bono.

'Immense progress' in Manchester bombing investigation

Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena, which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded. Ariana Grande has released a new and full statement following the Manchester terror attack that occurred during her concert on Monday night. One of the searches was at an apartment in a Manchester high-rise that British media say was rented by Abedi in the months before the attack.

Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao

Isnilon got away and fighters loyal to him took over parts of the city, burning building and seizing hostages. A Filipino activist holds a slogan to oppose the recent declaration of martial law in Mindanao by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally outside the presidential palace in Manila , Philippines , Friday, May 26, 2017.

John Boyega on what to expect from Finn in 'The Last Jedi'

Mark Hamill , Kelly Marie Tran, John Boyega , Daisy Ridley , Rian Johnson , Kathleen Kennedy and Josh Gad attends the Star Wars Celebration day 02 on April 14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, 'I'd better be at the forefront of IX!' As was discussed in the piece, Fisher's sudden death put LucasFilms into a grief spiral that had to quickly turn to business - Episode IX was based around her , so where do things go from here? "And it ...

Fox News Pulls Seth Rich Story After Complaint, Legal Threat From Family

Cars.com, Leesa Sleep , Peloton, USAA , Crown Plaza Hotels, Casper and Ring, told Washington Post and Buzzfeed that they were no longer backing the show. Hannity , however, continued to peddle the discredited conspiracy theory on his Twitter account. As far back as August, Fox host Eric Bolling compared the story to something out of the Showtime spy thriller Homeland and called Rich's killing "a hit".

GST to make small cars and hybrids more expensive in India

The Indian Beverage Association (IBA) has also voiced its dissatisfaction with sweetened aerated water and flavoured water being placed in the highest tax slab rate of 28% combined with an additional cess of 12%. "GST regime will usher in lower taxes, seamless input tax credit, logistics savings and market share swings from unorganised to organised players", said Aditya Narain, Research head at Edelweiss Securities Ltd.

Here's a backstage video of Celine Dion singing along to Cher's 'Believe'

Two icons of Canadian music met at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend as Drake paid tribute to Celine Dion by saying that he was planning to get a tattoo of her face on his body. While some of us were glued to screens waiting to see how the Twin Peaks revival would unfold, the music industry was having a party in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards .

Fremont Mini Storage on fire, at least 18 units burning

Division Chief Diane Hendry said one person was treated for smoke inhalation and no one else was injured. Firefighters plan to stay at the scene into the overnight hours to keep an eye on any hot spots. The cause of the fire is under investigation and officials are working on a damage estimate. No other information has been made available by firefighters.

Ringling Brothers Circus Comes to an End

Feld's father and uncle bought the circus in 1967, sold it to Mattel in 1971 before buying it back again 11 years later. The show - performed in Uniondale, New York - comes after months after the circus owners announced it would be bring the curtain down on its performers.

Drake Was Shamelessly Thirsty for Vanessa Hudgens at the Billboard Music Awards

The rapper walked away with a host of coveted titles including, Best Artist, Best Male Artist and Best Rapper. Drake and The Chainsmokers garnered the most nominations in the said awards show after each got 22 nominations. Celine also recalled that initially, when she first heard " My Heart Will Go On ", as performed by its composer James Horner , she hated it and didn't want to record it.

Arsene Wenger to discuss Arsenal future on Tuesday

Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey were the goal scorers for the Gunners as the solitary goal from Diego Costa could not save the day for the double-chasing Blues. Aaron Ramsey was in an offside position as Thibaut Courtois ran out to claim the ball but the Arsenal midfielder left it for Sanchez, who appeared to then make contact with the ball before firing in the opener.

Information leaked in U.S. affects Manchester bomb probe

Arrangements have been reviewed at more than 1,300 events, while the pool of armed officers available to be deployed around the country has been boosted by 1,100 after military personnel were drafted in to cover guard posts at high-profile locations.

BA cancels all scheduled flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick airports on Saturday

Several passengers at Heathrow told the Press Association they had not been told their flights were cancelled until more than an hour after the airline put out a press statement announcing the decision. Another traveler, PR executive Melissa Davis, said her BA plane was held for more than 90 minutes on the tarmac at Heathrow on a flight arriving from Belfast.

BA cancels London flights after IT outage

Heathrow said the IT problem had caused "some delays for passengers" and it was working with BA to resolve it. The disruption has been compounded by the timing of the outage coinciding with a bank holiday weekend and school half-term holidays.

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

And by the end of the season the Arsenal squad, as so often in the past, had been wrecked by injury. "Of course I think he'll stay", Ramsey told BBC Sport . And for me to decide, am I the right man to lead this club further? " Next season for sure we must pay great attention to understand that we have to improve", he said.

Philippines says foreign fighters part of Islamic State 'invasion'

Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. A military spokesman says troops are using helicopters to help clear militants from the besieged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines . "We request the public to be patient in the measures that will have to be undertaken to ensure that we are doing and going in that direction", he said in reference to the establishment of checkpoints and the possible declaration of curfew hours in certain parts of Mindanao.

Trump National Security Adviser 'Not Concerned' With Latest Reports About Kushner

Reuters corroborated the allegation in its own report late Friday and added that Mr. Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Mr. In addition, Reuters reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak a year ago, including two phone calls between April and November.

Big Brother's new series promises 'culture clash of modern Britain'

And the bosses have teased the series will be a "culture clash of modern Britain". It also features a series of random images representing the United Kingdom, including a polling station, security cameras and a hand clutching a sign which says, "we are all immigrants".

British Police Release Photo of Manchester Bomber From Night of Attack

They said the investigation was not slowing, with some 1000 officers involved, and the priority was to determine if more people were involved in planning the attack. Police used an explosive device Saturday to get into a property in Manchester to arrest two men, aged 20 and 22. "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said.

Boy, 10, falls from slide at water park opening

The boy's parents declined medical treatment on the scene, and no fire or police were called to the park. The ride, which drops riders at an 80-degree angle from the 48-foot-tall slide tower, and an adjacent water slide, were closed as officials investigate, according to the East Bay Times .

UK police say they have 'hands around' some Manchester attack network

Their ages ranged from 18 to 38. Abedi's father and brother have also been detained in Libya. She said significant activity by the police during the last 24 hours had led to the threat being reduced. "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", El-Hudarey told the BBC . Twenty-two people in the bombing were killed and more than 100 were injured.

Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

The leaders of Germany and France expressed disappointment, according to The Associated Press. But with Trump promising to build a "beautiful" wall on the US-Mexico border, it also said: "we reaffirm the sovereign rights of states, individually and collectively, to control their own borders".

Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life

Ariana Grande on Friday announced her intention to return to the "incredibly fearless city of Manchester " to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the suicide bomb attack launched after her show in the British city earlier this week.

'A disgrace' - Arsenal's Arsene Wenger will never forget 'lack of respect' shown

Asked during his pre-match press conference at Stamford Bridge if Wenger deserved to be considered one of the greats, Conte was emphatic. In the Semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea were drawn against fellow Premier League and London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

Why Kate Middleton Is Worried About Her Kids Attending Pippa's Wedding

A spokesperson told the Daily Mirror , "As far as I am aware, it was just one of those things". Let's call a spade, a spade - we just have to know. Oh to be a fly on the wall when they take to the dance floor for their first dance. Her clingy bridesmaid dress, by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, fit her to a T, especially her derriere, which soon had its own Twitter account.