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Man with fake gun arrested at Orlando airport after standoff

According to records from the U.S. Marine Corps, in 2011 Michael Pettigrew received a bad-conduct discharge, demotion and 7-month jail sentence after attacking a fellow Marine with a knife. Orlando Police Chief John Mina says negotiators eventually got him to surrender. "We will brief ASAP at media briefing location", the Orlando Police Department tweeted .

Trial To Begin In Minnesota Police Shooting

The shooting occurred in Falcon Heights, a suburb between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The last two charges are for endangering Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her daughter, then 4, who were in the auto at the time. Thompson said they decided not to attend the jury selection but plan to be there when testimony starts. While prosecutor Jeffrey Paulsen agreed that Yanez didn't know whether Castile was licensed to carry, he argued that the transcripts of the video recordings ...

Nunes: Dems Using Russia Probes to Justify Clinton's Loss

Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and their businesses. Reuters reported that news of Nunes' subpoenas to intelligence agencies ignited a "political feud... The identities can be "unmasked", or revealed, however, to a small group of government officials with the proper clearance if they request unmasking.

Philippine military airstrikes kill 10 troops: defence chief

The plane was making a bombing run over militant positions in Marawi city on Wednesday when one bomb accidentally hit army troops locked in close battle with extremists who had taken cover in buildings and houses, military spokesman Brig. Lorenzana said that the military might halt air strikes as the rebels are not strong enough to hold out for long. President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the embattled southern Philippines, and additional troops have ...

Trump withdraws USA from Paris climate accord

Mr. Trump had promised to make his decision known this week on the Paris Climate Agreement , which as at May 2017, 195 members of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change , had signed and 147 had ratified. "This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contributions and very importantly, the Green Climate Fund, which is costing the United States a vast fortune".

Musk, Iger to quit Trump advisory councils after Paris accord decision

With France's Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, they lashed Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they portrayed as crucial for the planet's future. "No matter whether other countries' positions may change, we will continue to uphold" a model of sustainable development, Hua said at a regularly scheduled news conference.

The Left Is Melting Down Over Trump's Climate Deal Exit

Almost 200 countries joined the landmark deal forged under Trump's predecessor. In an email to Apple staff obtained by Gizmodo, Cook said he spoke to President Trump on Tuesday and tried to convince him to keep the United States in the agreement.

US President Donald Trump accuses media of fabricating news

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that he was not troubled by Jared Kushner's reported attempts to establish a back-channel with Russian Federation. Yet as the President was said to have met with his own criminal defence lawyer who is helping him deal with the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his team and Moscow alleged effort to influence the election, increasing attention was being paid to Mr Kushner's future.

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

The day following the declaration, Duterte told the media, " Martial law is martial law". "We support the action of the President in declaring Martial Law in Mindanao". The vote was expected because the President counts at least 267 out of the 292 House members as his allies. Meanwhile, the Palace official said the Press Secretary of the United States has expressed solidarity with the Philippines and condemned the recent violence perpetrated by an ISIS-linked terrorist group in Marawi in ...

House intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON ― The House Intelligence Committee approved subpoenas for President Donald Trump's personal attorney and his former national security adviser on Wednesday, as part of the panel's ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Comey to testify Trump DID press him to end Flynn probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to affect the 2016 election. Comey's sacking raised a lot of dust and fuelled concerns about the integrity of the inquiry and renewed calls for an independent investigation. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", Trump said when the media got after the Comey bombshell with a vengeance, unleashing scoops ...

At least 34 bodies found at casino complex Featured

Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa said one gunman is believed to be behind the attack early Friday and is still at large. But police later reported finding 36 bodies in the casino who they said died from inhaling smoke that had become toxic because of the carpet on the gaming room floors.

Big story is unmasking, surveillance during Barack Obama tenure: Donald Trump

James Comey just can't seem to stop haunting President Donald Trump . As professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School Laurence H. Tribe tweeted on May 12, going public about the conversations makes it hard for Trump to actually silence Comey.

Pound plummets on risks of a hung parliament

The projection, which uses data about each constituency to predict how voting intention would translate into seats, suggested that the Conservatives could lose 20 seats while Labour could gain nearly 30. So the poll is probably just... wrong? YouGov Chief Executive Stephan Shakespeare told The Times that the model had been tested during the run-up to the European Union referendum previous year and that it had consistently put the Leave campaign in the lead.

Trump has 'unbelievable relationship' with Merkel: White House

Separately, France's Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard said that Trump's broadside at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies could boost efforts toward a common European defence policy. That contrasted with her comments in Munich on Sunday that dependable trans-Atlantic ties that formed the basis of German foreign policy since World War II "are to some extent over".

YouTube updates ad policy to prevent monetization of hateful content

Currently, YouTube pays creators a 55% share of the ad revenue from pre-roll ads that appear in of their videos. Chiefly, the video site will not show advertising against "hateful" content that "promotes discrimination or disparages or humiliates an individual or group of people", it said.

Philippines' Duterte says Mindanao rebellion not Maute but 'purely ISIS'

Gen. Salvador Melchor B. Mison Jr. The extremists were likely also emboldened by the fact that not only the president, but also his key cabinet members, including National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, were in Moscow to secure a series of defence and trade deals.

UK Conservatives extend lead to 10 points over Labour: Kantar poll

But if she does not comfortably beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble may be judged to have failed and her authority weakened just as she tries to deliver on her Brexit promises. "Once the Conservative lead falls below 7 points we are potentially in the world of a hung parliament", said John Curtice, a leading psephologist who is president of the British Polling Council .

Philippines casino gunman dead after "robbery attempt"

He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a blanket, doused himself with gasoline and then set himself on fire, dela Rosa said. The gunman disappeared into the chaos of smoke and running people, leading to a manhunt throughout the casino, hotel and shopping complex that ended just after dawn.

Philippine 'Friendly Fire' Killing, Wounding Nearly 20 in Marawi Fight

More than 20 of the dead are believed to be civilians. "We lost everything, our home and my business", Rasul told the AP as she waited to receive a pack of food and water in an overcrowded emergency shelter in Balo-i town near Marawi .

Dispute erupts over US House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI

The day before making those comments, Nunes recused himself from his committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, as the House Ethics Committee announced it had chose to investigate allegations that Nunes possibly made unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

Israel disappointed at Trump's decision not to move US embassy

Should the USA move its embassy? His predecessors in the White House _ Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton _ all signed the waiver to postpone the transfer as well. "Yet, Israel is the only nation in the world where an American embassy is not located in its chosen capital city ", he continued. Israel fought back and its victory left it in control of East Jerusalem.

US governors and mayors defy Trump, embrace Paris climate pact

Raney said if another deal is negotiated, it should include input from those affected by the regulations. "And, if we can, that's great. If we can't, that's fine". Trump's "America First" mantra, underscored by his condemnation of both Bush's wars and Obama's diplomacy, has signaled a new strain of isolationism.

PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin, holds talks on wide-ranging issues

Magwanishe's programme will include meetings with the President of the St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Yuriy Burchakov, Head of Africa Business Initiative Squire Patton, Nataliya Zaiser, and Chief Executive Office of Marine Express, Andrey Kuzmin.

Conservative lead narrows to three points in latest poll

A new survey by YouGov for The Times suggests Labour is just three points behind, a gap that could result in no party having a majority. "As we pursue a bold and ambitious free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union - and as we get out into the world to do new trade deals with old friends and new allies around the globe - the opportunities for our economy will be great", she said.

Scientific groups disappointed in Trump's move on climate

The goal of the Paris accord is to keep global average temperatures to "well below" a 2 °C rise above preindustrial levels by 2100. "Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the US' leadership position in the world", Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein wrote on Twitter.

Disney CEO Bob Iger quits Trump advisory team as 'matter of principle'

The Paris accord , reached by almost 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2C or less by 2100, mainly through country pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Reacting to the decision, former Irish president and United Nations high commissioner Mary Robinson said: "It is unconscionable that one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters would simply walk away from its responsibility to people both at home and overseas, in ...

Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work

Arthur, 75, was convicted of the 1982 murder for hire of Troy Wicker in Muscle Shoals. He has maintained his innocence for 34 years on death row and has scheduled execution dates put off seven times since then - including once, in 2008, when another man confessed to the crime .

Grande, Bieber, Katy Perry to top concert for Manchester victims

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. United Kingdom time. 'We are happy to report that there are thousands of fans who successfully purchased tickets during the general onsale'. The benefit concert is called the One Love Manchester show and will be raising money for the victims of the deadly Manchester attack which killed 22 people and injured 64.

Manchester bombing: 8 held in United Kingdom, threat level still critical

Omar Alfaqhuri, a neighbour who lives just in front of a house that was raided, said he saw "a massive deployment of police forces" during the arrest in the night and a man he named as "Adel" taken away. Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended to "pay proper respects to those lost" in the Manchester terror attack. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did ...

Lyon beats PSG in penalty shootout to win Champions League title

And to say Kiedrzynek was heartbroken after a tough 120 minutes of gameplay, a miss-kick and the pressure of saving her opposition number's penalty to stay in the game is probably an understatement. The PSG keeper was inconsolable on the turf as Lyon prepared to hoist the Champions League trophy for a fourth time, following a sixth European final in eight seasons.

US Mayors pledge to adopt goals of Paris Agreement

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the US will negotiate to either re-enter the Paris pact or join a new treaty on terms that would better suit American businesses and taxpayers. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he tried to talk President Trump into keeping the U.S.in the Paris climate accord but "it wasn't enough". "Tonight the United States has turned its back on the world, but France will not turn its back on Americans", he said.

Jordan welcomes decision delaying embassy move

For nearly 70 years, the US embassy has been based in Tel Aviv - along with embassies of almost all other countries with relations to Israel - because the USA has wanted Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations to determine the final status of Jerusalem.

Official Says Trump Expected To Pull US From Paris Deal

Trump says he's "hearing from a lot of people both ways". It also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change and calls for scaled up financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity-building framework to support action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries in line with their own national objectives.

Philippines president Duterte says he 'will not talk to terrorists'

The simple answer is "no". It is a little late to worry about the niceties of things like habeas corpus . "The declaration of martial law does not suspend the functioning of the civil courts and the legislative assemblies", the CHR said .

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