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Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on U.S. health-care bill

Five Republicans have expressed opposition to the Senate GOP health care plan. Sen. Susan M. Collins of ME is also on the fence, saying she is anxious that older Americans will have to pay more and that she won't be able to strip out a part of the bill that defunds Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice. Read More »

Arconic ends Reynobond PE sales for high-rises after Grenfell fire

The use of Arconic's Reynobond PE cladding panels isn't allowed on tall buildings in the US and some other countries because of the fire hazard. "We believe this is the right decision because of the inconsistency of building codes across the world and issues that have arisen in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy regarding code compliance of cladding systems in the context of buildings' overall designs". Read More »

Iran's Rouhani says siege of Qatar 'unacceptable'

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain imposed a boycott on June 5 on Qatar and issued 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran , shutting the Turkish base and paying reparations. Read More »

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday

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Coach Warren Gatland yesterday dropped a strong hint the pair, who were restricted to second-half substitute roles in the 30-15 defeat against the All Blacks at Eden Park, will step up in the search for extra forward firepower. The second Test against the All Blacks is on Saturday , 1 July. "Two weeks ago, we cheated in the scrums; last week, it was blocking; now we're saying this". Read More »

Court lets travel ban mostly go into effect

Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A Alito Jr and Neil M Gorsuch, dissented from part of the court's opinion- they opted for a complete revival of the travel ban without the caveat on " bona fide " United States connections. Oh, and also, to observe that "it would seem that Justice Kennedy is - and please excuse the language - a judicial prostitute, "selling" his vote as it were to four other justices in exchange for the high that comes from aggrandizement of power and influence, and the ... Read More »

BMW X3 gets an early reveal

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A wicked M40i will be available, packing a 265kW/500Nm punch. The M40i can hit 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour. But with BMW's "ultimate driving machine" catchphrase becoming more and more symbolic in the line up, will the X3 prove to be just another premium SUV in the field or remain the driver's choice? The new X3 is also expected to be the first model launched to hold BMW's M Performance model. Read More »

Vehicle hits pedestrians in Newcastle

A woman arrested after she crashed her auto into a crowd following Eid celebrations with her family has been released on bail. Asst Ch Con Darren Best , of Northumbria Police , said: 'This is a serious collision with multiple casualties and extensive inquiries are ongoing'. Read More »

Alerte au requin bleu près des plages de Majorque

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Selon les biologistes marins du Palma Aquarium, cité par El Diario de Mallorca , le requin avait été très grièvement blessé à la tête par un hameçon. La Méditerranée abrite environ 50 espèces de squales, la plupart inoffensives. Potentiellement dangereux pour l'homme, le requin bleu ne l'attaque qu'en de très rares occasions. Read More »

John McDonnell: Grenfell fire victims were 'murdered by political decisions'

However, the London Fire Brigade has said there were no problems with staffing levels or resources while the service battled the blaze that left at least 79 people presumed dead . Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and economist Faiza Shaheen also took part in the Glastonbury debate about whether democracy is broken, chaired by Guardian journalist John Harris. Read More »

Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. At least two Republican senators on Sunday said that goal may prove too ambitious. Sandoval is a very popular governor. Right now we've got premiums that are going through the roof. "It's not that they're opposed", he said. Another senator who has announced that he does not support the current version of the bill, Rand Paul of Kentucky, said he would back it if the Senate ... Read More »

Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia

President Donald Trump is questioning in a tweet and interview why President Barack Obama didn't do more to stop Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election , an apparent acknowledgment of a foreign intrusion he has dismissed or downplayed. Read More »

Trump admits he has no tape of Comey meetings

The poll also said 46 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump's decision to fire Comey - up from 38 percent in May - while just 27 percent approved of Comey's ouster. And in a Twitter boast, he said, "I've helped pass and signed 38 Legislative bills, mostly with no Democratic s upport, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations". Read More »

Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs suffer from 'critical flaw', claim developers

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Symptoms can include "application and system misbehaviour, data corruption, and data loss". 'Under complex micro-architectural conditions, ' the company's documents state, 'short loops of less than 64 instructions that use AH, BH, CH or DH registers as well as their corresponding wider register (eg RAX, EAX or AX for AH) may cause unpredictable system behaviour. Read More »

20-year-old shot multiple times in Rock Hill

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Police do not have any indication the shootings are related at this point, said Capt. Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department. Several homes away from the auto, police also found Wallace, who had also been shot in the side of his stomach, according to the report. Read More »

Authorities kill shark scaring tourists in Mallorca of Spain

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The images showed the shark to be just yards from the shoreline. The incident occurred at Beach Illetes, a ten minute drive from popular destination Magaluf, just after midday on Saturday. Following this, a search for the shark was conducted in the area in motorboats. However, last year there were reports a 40-year-old man was bitten on the hand by one as he took a dip in the sea at his local beach near Alicante in Spain. Read More »

Paul After Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Is Acquitted

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Juror Dennis Ploussard told the Associated Press that early in jury's deliberations, the panel of 12 was split 10-2 in favor of acquittal. Following a four-month investigation of the fatal officer-involved shooting , Ramsey County Attorney John Choi charged Yanez with manslaughter in the death of Castile , and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm for the exposure of Reynolds and her daughter to the gunfire. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

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The 7-4 appeals court decision said the San Diego residents' lawsuit focused exclusively on the right to carry a concealed weapon, not broader issues about Second Amendment rights outside the home. The California plaintiffs were aiming to extend that right outside the home. A federal district judge upheld San Diego's strict enforcement policy, but in 2014, a 9th Circuit panel struck down the policy as unconstitutional. Read More »

Justin Trudeau couldn't contain his glee while marching in a Pride parade

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The prime minister's socks were similar to the rainbow Pride flag, but are actually Eid socks. Toronto's long-running Pride festival draws huge crowds to the downtown area each year to celebrate the city's LBGTQ community. "No, I can understand the laughter but there's a lot of politicians who have a deep, vested interest in being right all the time and therefore close themselves off sometimes to facts or evidence or differing opinions", Trudeau said, according to Fox News . Read More »

Terror suspect shot dead at Brussels station

Authorities also said that no events would be canceled, but warned those planning to attend not to carry backpacks with them. The suspected perpetrator was gunned down by soldiers nearly immediately after the explosion, ANP reports. No link has yet been established between the terrorist attack on the Brussels train station and an attack on a gendarmerie vehicle in Paris, he added. Read More »

Police Dash-cam Video Released in Shooting of Philando Castile

The dashcam video was shown at his trial but not released publicly until Tuesday. The jarring footage captures the fateful exchange between Philando Castile , a 32-year-old black motorist, and police officer Jeronimo Yanez in an incident that sparked nationwide protests last year. Read More »

PotCoin soars after Rodman wears logo in North Korea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made no mention of Mr Warmbier's condition in a statement , saying only that he was on his way home to be reunited with his family and would not make any further comment, out of respect for the privacy of the family. Read More »

Korea tests new rocket engine: US media

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Until then, the South had been barred from deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers, or 186 miles, and a payload of more than half a ton because of concerns about a regional arms race. It first agreed to missile guidelines with the United States in 1979 in return for technological aid in developing its first ballistic missiles. "The result is the reality you see today - North Korea continuing to advance its nuclear and missile program". Read More »

Otto Warmbier 'brutalised' in North Korean prison

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Tests did not turn up evidence of botulism , which the North Koreans had claimed Warmbier contracted before being given a sleeping pill and not waking up, doctor Brandon Foreman said. "There's no excuse for the way the North Koreans treated our son". Otto Warmbier was in a coma when he landed in Cincinnati late Tuesday night. Read More »

London fire: 79 presumed dead, death toll may rise

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Fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, a social housing block in Kensington, west London, in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as it tore through the building with terrifying speed. "The bad reality of the fire that night means that we are supporting some people who may have lost a number of members of their family on that night", Cundy said. Read More »