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Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

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The severing of ties is the most serious crisis to face the GCC. The nations have said they will refuse the Qatari airline access to their airspace. The tiny island nation of Bahrain blamed Qatar's "media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain" for its decision. Read More »

Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller

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Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general who helped write the 1999 regulations , said that while it seems extraordinarily unlikely , Trump does technically have the right to fire Mueller. SHAHEEN: And have you given the special counsel full independence from the Justice Department to conduct his investigation? He said he changed his mind because of Comey's admitted leaking, the "close" Comey-Mueller relationship and because Mueller is hiring "partisans". Read More »

May admits London fire response 'not good enough'

She faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned Friday to meet survivors, residents and volunteers at a local church. As London Fire and Rescue Service continued their search of the building, looking for victims, the outpouring of grief mixed with anger grew. Read More »

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee slams GJM supporters, brands bandh as 'illegal'

Protests at the hill station broke out after the son of a lawmaker was arrested and a senior Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader's house was allegedly vandalised Friday night. Banerjee on Saturday teared into the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, stating that they aren't listening to the court, even after it had passed an order citing the bandh was "illegal". Read More »

London police: 58 still missing, presumed dead from Grenfell Tower fire

It comes after furious protests erupted across the capital on Friday evening in anger at the Government and local council's response to the tragedy. Her government is also due to launch hard Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday. Earlier on Friday, May met victims privately at a central London hospital. Read More »

The Bat-Signal Will Shine In LA Tonight

The Bat-Signal was used on the show and in the comics when the Gotham City Police Department wanted to summon the Caped Crusader for help. The ceremony happened just before 9:20 p.m. Amid original Batmobiles and a crowd that numbered in the hundreds (many of whom were in costume), Mayor Garcetti flipped the switch to light up the bat signal. Read More »

Qatar push to reopen neighbors' skies to flights left unresolved

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The delegation included Saudi Transport Minister Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Bahraini Transport Minister Mohammed Ahmed Kamal, UAE Civil Aviation Authority President Saif Al-Suwaidi, Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority President Hani Al-Adawi and Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation Assistant President Abdul-Hakami Al-Badr. Read More »

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby trial as jury deadlocked

The lawyers appealed for privacy for Constand and her family. "A mistrial is merely the justice system at work." the judge said . Constand says the star drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. As the 79-year-old comedian exited the courthouse Friday, he talked to the cameras and crowds outside. Within a few months of the alleged assault, Constand moved back to her native Canada where she lived with her mother. Read More »

Warriors in 6? NBA botches Finals pin: TMZ

The Warriors made one of the great playoff runs of all time to win the title. But unlike last year's comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes' offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season. Read More »

Secret Service: We Don't Know of Any Trump Tapes

In answering the Wall Street Journal the Secret Service said , 'In response to your request, the Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search for responsive records, ' the agency wrote. The request from the Journal sought recordings or transcripts of any recordings made after January 20 at the White House. That doesn't mean that Trump didn't record his guests himself, or enlist White House staff to do so. Read More »

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

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Mr Scalise , 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip on Wednesday morning on a baseball field in a Washington suburb. The FBI and the Alexandria Police Department said in a joint statement Thursday that federal authorities had examined the rifle and handgun recovered from the scene and determined that Hodgkinson had bought them from licensed sellers. Read More »

GOP Shooter Had List of House Republicans' Names

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Duncan said he told him it was a Republican ball practice, and Hodgkinson started to shoot them. Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict

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Cindra Ladd, in a statement issued through her spokesman, said she takes "comfort knowing that Bill Cosby's life is now, and forever will be, a living hell". Callan said the $33.5 million awarded in the case reflected the jury's reaction to a double homicide and was larger than a potential award to someone who has civil claims against Cosby. Read More »

Confederations Cup Kicks Off In Russia One Year Ahead Of World Cup

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New Zealand will kick off the 2017 Confederations Cup on Saturday, June 17 at the Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. With Putin no doubt starting to shift uneasily in his seat, Russian Federation finally broke the deadlock after 31 minutes - Denis Glushakov's delicate chip over the advancing Marinovic bundled over the line with FIFA crediting unfortunate New Zealand defender Michael Boxall with the final touch. Read More »

Trump's allies question if special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is too political

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On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the USA election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year", he said. And the Daily Caller reported on Tuesday that included an interview with Mueller. The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower protest spills over into the streets

A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in west Lo. The blaze ripped through the building early Wednesday, trapping many residents in their homes. "The conditions inside Grenfell Tower mean that the search-and-recovery operation to find and recover the victims is extremely challenging". Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if anyone else were to be found alive. Read More »

President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation with tweet

Comey testified that he requested Sessions never again leave him alone with Trump. Rosenstein prepared a memo for Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in early May, which raised repeated questions about how Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation - at first, that seemed to be the basis for Comey's firing by the President, until Mr. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May admits London fire response not good enough

He said: 'Sadly at this time, there are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore sadly I have to assume that they are dead '. Minutes from an emergency residents' meeting held on 17 March 2015 show that more than 100 people living in the block produced a long list of issues about the refurbishment. Read More »

Four Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at US Open

You can still make birdies out there. The result of his Friday grind? Brian Harman , Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are part of the four-way tie after each fired a 2-under 70. That doesn't sound all that impressive, right? It was a nice comeback for Casey after he triple-bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on his first nine. Read More »

58 people feared dead in London tower fire: United Kingdom police

Police broke up a scuffle between members of the crowd as the Mrs May's vehicle drove off. A man representing the group, who did not give his name, told reporters they would make a full statement "in the community ". As she met with victims of the fire, angry protesters gathered outside the church waiting for her to come out and meet them. Emergency services were called to the 24-storey residential tower block shortly before 01:00 BST on Wednesday. Read More »

Pence hires counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

The FBI and other Federal prosecutors are also investigating the financials of a number of Trump's associates including Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort and Carter Page. Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI, that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. Read More »

Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

In other words: Trump probably needs to get rid of Rosenstein if he wants to get rid of Mueller. Robert Mueller's investigation enjoys some independence from the Justice Department bureaucracy. Someone else would have to fill that role. Rosenstein, who is now in charge of the probe, is mulling the recusal, according to ABC News . Trump allies have been questioning whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe, given that some members of his team have made campaign contributions to ... Read More »