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Statehood win questioned for Puerto Rico referendum

Oscar Lopez Rivera participates in the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Rossello yelled to a crowd clutching USA flags and dancing to a tropical jingle that promoted statehood. However, Couch Slouch is not fine with this - Puerto Rican players at the World Baseball Classic told the Los Angeles Times that they hope to continue to represent the island in the WBC even if it becomes the 51st state.

CNN dumps Kathy Griffin after decapitated Trump video

Well, then, I don't know what to tell you - other than that you might really love living somewhere more like North Korea. I went way too far. I understand how it offends people. Griffin's firing from the CNN show drew widely divergent reactions, with one Twitter follower, Anand Elgie, calling her termination "over reaction", adding: "she had a bad moment of judgment".

Questions surface over how British police overlooked London attackers

The attack, the third in Britain in three months involving suspects who had been on the radar of British authorities, has raised questions over the government's ability to protect Britain following cuts to police numbers in recent years. Amaq, an outlet affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, said the attack was carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State", referring to the group by its other name.

Michael Gove's Appointment As Environment Secretary Is Already Causing Alarm

But the embattled Tory leader has also begun to reshape her government by handing a promotion to her former work and pensions secretary Damian Green. "It's just how long she's going to remain on death row", former Conservative finance minister George Osborne , who was sacked by May when she became prime minister a year ago, told the BBC.

GST reduced for 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

While fixing the GST on cashew nuts, the minister said that the rates have been reduced from 12 per cent to five per cent. GST rate on insulin has been reduced from 12 to 5 per cent. But you can not do frugal innovation for world's largest fiscal reform called GST. For workers in industries like textile, diamond processing etc, where the workers take the work home, 18pc tax that is now being charged will be fixed at 5pc because the GST for these sectors have gone down as well.

E3 2017: BJ Blazkowicz is Back with Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

The development studio also developed the previous critically acclaimed Wolfenstein games Wolfenstein : The New Order and Wolfensten: The Old Blood .

Tehran attacks mastermind killed

However, Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) didn't waste any time blaming Saudi Arabia for the attacks. But no proof or specifics were offered. Two Sunni militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been waging an insurgency in Iran, mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade.

3rd London attacker named as Youssef Zaghba, 22

Rachid Redouane (center) and Youssef Zaghba have been named as the suspects in Saturday's attack at London Bridge. Witness accounts suggested Thomas might have been thrown into the river, police said. All three men were shot dead by officers responding to the scene. Redouane had dual nationality - Moroccan and Libyan - living in Dublin and working as a chef.

Comey hearing: 5 revelations from Federal Bureau of Investigation ex-director's testimony on Trump

He also said Trump's comments after firing him on May 9 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray and that its members had lost confidence in Comey "were lies, plain and simple". The president reiterated his intention to disclose whether tapes exist of the meeting after a throng of reporters asked why he couldn't confirm or deny their existence immediately.

UK's Boris Johnson says PM May is best person to deliver Brexit

Theresa May is to be told the European Union will take a year to draft a new mandate for its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, effectively killing the Brexit negotiations, if she insists on discussing a future trade relationship at the same time as the UK's divorce bill.

Mandsaur farmers' protest: Curfew relaxed for the day

Over the Congress alleging that no BJP leader visited the families of farmers killed during the agitation, the MP rejected the allegation saying he is in touch with the farmers' families. A special session of the state Assembly should also be called for resolving problems of agri sector apart from the Cabinet meeting, she said. "In order to offload the crop, the farmers are forced to sell it at whatever price it can fetch", he said.

Farmers' stir: Shivraj Singh ends his 'peace fast'

The delegations pressed for farm loan waivers and "satisfactory" prices for their produce. On Saturday night, Chouhan met the family members of the farmers killed in a police firing. The nearly deliberate impoverishment of the agriculture sector by successive governments, which has translated into poor returns to farmers, and the recent loan waiver decision by Uttar Pradesh appear to have triggered massive protests in many states, including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Kansas legislators repudiate governor by overriding tax veto

The tally was 69-52 in the House, 15 votes short of the 84 needed for a two-thirds majority. Most famously, he instituted the largest income tax cuts in Kansas history, a move that he promised would act "like a shot of adrenaline in the heart of the Kansas economy".

Karnataka: Pro-Kannada activists call for bandh over Mahadayi water dispute

Nevertheless, all of them have offered "moral support" to the bandh . The bandh has been called by the Vatal Nagaraj-led Kannada Okkoota and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu, demanding implementation of the Kalasa Banduri project and resolution of other water issues.

Youth Congress workers arrested for hurling eggs at Agriculture Minister

When asked if his party will suffer in the elections as most of the people here are farmers, Gupta said when the truth about the Congress' role in agitation will come out, then Congress will have to face loss. The farmers have also planned a state-level convention on July 7 if the state government fails to announce the loan waiver. The delegation was scheduled to hold meetings and press interactions at Ratlam on Saturday, 11th June 2017 at 10:00 am and then proceed to the villages of the ...

Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Iran has arrested over 40 suspects in connection with twin terror attacks on Tehran last week as the country's security was stepped up to combat militant groups. Bur speaking in response to Rohrbachers comments Matthew Levitt, director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said: "It's never in our interest to support a terrorist group like the Islamic State".

Pentagon: Test shows U.S. can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020

North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the United States successfully tested a system created to intercept them. The GMD element of the ballistic missile defense system provides combatant commanders the capability to engage and destroy intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats to protect the USA, according to the MDA .

May seeks deal to cling to power

May also reappointed an old adversary - Michael Gove, a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet when she took office previous year. "Just to be clear, we will act in the national interest". The two men in charge of Britain's economy deliver their annual Mansion House speech on Thursday when they are likely to try to calm businesses and investors anxious by May's precarious grip on power and the uncertain outlook for the United Kingdom economy which has ...

US Special Forces Join Battle for Marawi in Philippines

Portions of the only Islamic city in the country are falling into debris after successive aerial bombardments of the government forces against its enemies ensued running for several weeks now, but the government said they are now planning on rehabilitation and recovery.

Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government

Describing it as a "confidence and supply deal" rather than a coalition, a spokesman for Downing Street said Saturday night the DUP "have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week".

Theresa May appoints ministers to her shaky government

A source said Mr Corbyn has also been making a number of phone calls in what is a highly unpredictable and uncertain political climate, with Mrs May sacking two key aides and sending her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast to open talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to reach a deal to prop up a Tory minority government.

Donald Trump accuses ex-FBI director James Comey of cowardice over leaks

The president also said that he never asked the former FBI director to pledge his "loyalty" over the investigation, a major part of what Comey said during his testimony. "I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". The visit was the first for Iohannis at the Trump White House.

Trump, 'SNL' find their way into Tuesday's NJ gov race

Murphy is a former Obama administration ambassador to Germany. The event raised $5.1 million, a record for state political fundraisers according to CNBC. Prior to Tuesday's primary, Guadagno had the lead in public polls among the Republican candidates. The Democratic front-runner in the race to succeed Republican Gov.

Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan

Indeed, the prospect of a "hard" Brexit, by which the United Kingdom leaves with no deal, has shrunk with the Conservative majority, as it's a likely "red line" for the Democratic Unionist Party , the Northern Irish lawmakers May has turned to for support in Westminster.

London bridge attack: new details and photos about the criminals' plans

Police shared images of the knives found on or near the bodies of Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba after police shot them dead at the scene. "At that point, I didn't know if the shots were us or potentially the attackers ". She said: "We, in this city, have experienced terrorism for as long as I've been alive and we have always been able to step up and deal with a new threat and that's what we're going to do here".

London Bridge attackers tried to get bigger truck

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said, "We've been working round the clock to understand what these men did in the lead-up to the attack but we need to know more about these unusual knives". Butt's knife also had a leather strap attached to the handle to keep the knife secured around his wrist. They say if the terrorists had hired such a heavy vehicle the death and injury toll could have been much higher.

Turkish president Erdogan approves troops to Qatar

In a bid to rebut these accusations, Qatar is paying $2.5 million to the firm of John Ashcroft, who served as U.S. Attorney General during the September 11th attacks, to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding. Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies have targeted dozens of organizations and individuals with new terror-related sanctions - escalating a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East , particularly with Qatar.

Special Gulf treatment for mixed Qatari families

Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". "Qatar is confident that the review and analysis will confirm that Qatar has significant measures in place to prevent and detect efforts to launder funds and/or to use its financial systems to finance terrorist organizations", he said.

Amarillo's Zheng narrowly misses making National Spelling Bee finals

But be ready to hit pause after each word is announced so you can make your guess before continuing on to hear Naomi recite the correct spelling. During a tense day of preliminary competition on Wednesday, an 11-year-old girl wiped away tears as she departed the stage at the Washington-area resort after misspelling the word "severance".

Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups

Saudi Arabia , the U.A.E., Bahrain and Egypt last week cut diplomatic relations and transport links with Qatar , saying the country must distance itself from Iran and stop funding Islamist groups, plunging the region into its biggest crisis in decades.

Iran arrests over 40 suspects in connection with terror attack on parliament

As reports said, several armed people tried to break their way into the Parliament building. The Iranian government announced Saturday that it has killed the man behind the terror attacks in Tehran this week, in which 17 people were killed, Iranian state TV reported .

Trump '100 Percent' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey Allegations

The issue of the Trump election campaign's relationship with Russian Federation has dogged Trump's first months in office and distracted from his policy goals such as overhauling the U.S. Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters.

Police reveal names of London attackers

At least seven people died and close to 50 were injured when three men drove into crowds in city center before going on a stabbing spree at Borough Market. Defending the handling of the investigation, Mr Rowley said: "There was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".

Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face

Versailles was chosen for the Macron-Putin meeting because an exhibition dedicated to Tsar Peter the Great is opening there. As you can see in the above BBC video, Macron continued to hold his own in the handshake department at the beginning of a frosty, two-hour meeting.

Black Man's Severed Head Found Near His Burned Body in Jackson, Miss

The body was found hours later in a wooded area 1 mile away from where the severed head was found, the station reported. Later in the day, Jackson police were called to another location where investigators found a burned human torso. According to an update fro WJTV local news, police are investigating the crime scene on Green Avenue, where the burned body was found. It is not yet disclosed by the police whether the near-by home owners recognized the head.

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