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Puerto Rico votes for U.S. statehood, but to little avail


However, just 23 percent of the electorate turned up to cast their ballot amid an opposition boycott , and its results are non-binding. The economically struggling US island territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of becoming the 51st state, although turnout was low and adding another star to the USA flag likely faces an uphill battle in Congress . Read More »

Friend Says Shooting Suspect 'On The Really Progressive Side Of Things'


Wielding a rifle, Hodgkinson opened fire at a baseball field in Virginia, where several members of a congressional baseball team were practicing. In 2006, he was arrested on a battery charge after allegedly punching a woman in the face, then striking her boyfriend in the head with the wooden stock of a 12-guage shotgun before firing a round at the man, according to a sheriff's department report. Read More »

Gianforte Sentenced to 40 Hours of Community Service for Assaulting Journalist


This scenario, which the audio of the encounter challenges, was not dissimilar from what happened Monday when Gianforte arrived at the Gallatin County Courthouse. "If he wasn't rich and powerful, he would be in jail". Once Gianforte enters his plea on Monday, he will be sentenced. In other words, he put on a clinic of contrition and remorse, and in turn the reporter agreed not to sue and to go along with a no contest plea. Read More »

30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire

The exact cause of the fire is still unknown. "Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors", Cundy said. There are reports that the cladding on the London tower block destroyed by a fire may have accelerated the blaze, writes Claire Anderson. Read More »

Sarfraz, Imad: Pakistanis to win an ICC final vs India


India cruised to victory, finishing on 265 for one with almost 10 overs to spare. "For me the number of runs do not matter at this stage". The team that said to have low self-belief and lack of confidence, seems to have changed. De Villiers, who has befriended Kohli through playing in the same Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League, says the India skipper has mellowed down the years and the anger that sometimes surfaced has been replaced by a more jocular personality. Read More »

Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery

Even President Donald Trump , who rode to the White House on a road of division, rightly called for unity. "What I clearly recall is an incredible amount of focus and professionalism and dedication every time I saw her regardless of what the assignment was or what she was doing", he said. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire protesters storm Kensington and Chelsea town hall

Outside, crowds applauded members of the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service as they lined up to be thanked for their bravery by the royal visitors. She will later Friday chair a meeting on how the authorities can help affected communities and victims recover. Locals yelled questions at mayor Sadiq Khan when he walked through the neighborhood on Friday. Read More »

In Tweet, Trump Turns On Rod Rosenstein Over Investigation 'Witch Hunt'

The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller , a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post had reported . Read More »

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Co-Op Mode Revealed


Game director Yoshiaki Koizumi said that was the biggest challenge they faced when developing the game - as Nintendo hasn't toyed with a sandbox-style Mario in 15 years. In addition to playing the game, I found out a ton of details about it. In that game, the second player is able to simply collect items for Mario and manipulate the environment. Read More »

Three Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan in "Insider Attack"


On Saturday, Afghan officials also confirmed that three policemen had been killed and two others wounded when a USA aircraft opened fire during an operation in Helmand Province . The shootings occurred in the Achin District , where United States and Afghan troops have been carrying out a monthslong offensive against a local affiliate of ISIS, officials said. Read More »

Florida inmate apprehended hours after escape from prison


Bahrman is originally from St. Johns County, but authorities are not certain where he is heading. According to corrections records, Bahrman has a history of convictions dating back to 2002 for charges ranging from burglary to evidence tampering to credit card fraud. Read More »

After London fire, desperate pleas for missing residents on social media


A Syrian refugee's the first victim to be named. According to reports, he is believed to have come to the United Kingdom in 2014 and was studying civil engineering while living in North Kensington. Met commander Stuart Cundy said some of the badly burned victims might never be identified and he hoped that the death toll would not reach triple figures. Read More »

Five Guardsmen faint at Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen's birthday


The queen traditionally celebrates her official birthday in June when the weather can be balmy rather than in April, the month of her actual birth. George walked out while little Charlotte was carried by her mother. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Read More »

South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain last week cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged accusations that Doha was supporting global Islamist extremists who are threats to the region's peace and security. Qatar has rejected the accusations, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless". As the Qatari crisis unfolded, Erdogan nearly immediately announced " full support " for Doha , stating that " we don't find sanctions against Qatar right ". Read More »

Fox Host Shames Gingrich For Blaming Baseball Shooting On Democrats


In recent weeks, the scandal has involved the recent firing of James Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who headed up testifying in front of Congress last week. In a stream of tweets , Scarborough accused the Georgia Republican of "sliming an American hero" and fanning anti-government conspiracy theories by floating the notion that Mueller is a part of the so-called "deep state". Read More »

Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out


The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list. Though there are no other legal problems listed in St. He had been a vocal opponent of the Republican Party . Hodgkinson told the YMCA on Tuesday that he wanted to cancel his membership because he was moving, the YMCA said in a statement . Read More »

Chanting we want justice, protesters storm town hall after deadly London fire

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims - an operation that Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy described as "extremely challenging". "It can not be right that a fire like this takes so many lives in the 21st century in modern Britain - somewhere along the line regulations or something failed". Read More »

Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC


For his part, Spencer believes the Xbox One X is on an island all its own in the console market and doesn't actually have a competitor. "When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that", Spencer said. Read More »

Fears, frustrations grow as death toll in London building fire rises


It is going to take a period of time for our specialists, both from the police and from the London Fire Brigade , to fully search that building to make sure we locate and recover everybody that has sadly perished in that fire. Hours before the fund was announced, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote an open letter to May over the perceived lack of government response. The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their ... Read More »

Amazon Charts Future of Food Shopping with Whole Foods Deal


Under a merger agreement between Amazon and Whole Foods , it will be an all-cash transaction, with the former paying the latter 42 dollars per share, a 27 percent premium to its previous closing price, and the latter to continue to operate stores as a subsidiary of Amazon under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from its trusted vendors and partners around the world. Read More »

A year after Brexit vote, more people view EU favorably

Brexit minister David Davis has insisted the approach to the European Union divorce has not changed, but May has recognized that a broader consensus needs to be built for Brexit and has made clear she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue. Read More »

US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr. Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr. The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. Read More »

Incendie de la tour Grenfell: Elizabeth II appelle à l'unité

Plusieurs centaines d'autres étaient rassemblées à l'extérieur du bâtiment public, dans une atmosphère très tendue, reprochant aux autorités de cacher le nombre réel de victimes et de les tenir dans l'ignorance. " Cette journée est traditionnellement un jour de fête ", déclare la souveraine dans un message au ton inhabituel alors qu'ont lieu les célébrations pour son 91e anniversaire. Read More »