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Author: 0 Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and AudioSlave, dies at 52

The friend found the singer's body in a MGM Grand Detroit hotel bathroom. Along with Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and several other bands, Soundgarden helped to define and popularize a heavy, often downcast, form of rock that exploded in the 1990s and hastened the end of the hair-metal era.

Arts&Culture U2 dedicate
Author: 0 U2 dedicate "Running To Stand Still" to Chris Cornell

Their final duet of the song took place at the 2014 Bridge School Benefit , an annual acoustic concert that benefits the school's mission of helping those with speech and physical impairments. Pictures of Cornell were then displayed onstage during the moment of silence. Bono sent condolences to Cornell's widow, Vicky, and his children before U2 performed " Running to Stand Still ", a song about drug addiction, during the band's performance at Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

Author: 0 Weekend Box Office: Who's In First?

Eighty this year, Scott lays claim to being the oldest filmmaker still tending a franchise. Alien: Covenant isn't a ideal film, but it stomps all over the series' third and fourth entries, and beats out Prometheus into the number three spot by offering us more of what was great about that instalment, while bringing back some of the franchise's greatest hits.

Arts&Culture Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe
Author: 0 Mueller cleared by US ethics experts to head Russia probe

May 18: Reuters reports that Trump campaign staffers were in touch with Russian officials at least 18 times . OMG. The problem, for the confederation of Democrats, pundits, Obama holdovers and NeverTrumpers who hoped to see that result, has been that so far, after a lot of investigating, no evidence has emerged that collusion actually occurred.

Author: 0 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

During the 2016 presidential campaign, the pope was critical of Trump's oratory regarding a proposed border wall separating the United States from Mexico to reduce illegal immigration. Trump looked uncomfortable as he entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace, where he was accompanied by Ganswein and other officials along a frescoed corridor to the pope's private study.

Author: 0 Drake's early Billboard Awards wins

This year's Icon Award recipient delivered a Las Vegas-worthy performance of her '90s dance hit " Believe " in a body-revealing outfit and white wig surrounded by dancers. When she accepted the award, Cher didn't use her platform to bash President Trump as suspected. Drake also won top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after getting 22 nominations at the event as well as performing Gyalchester inside the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas .

Author: 0 Donald Trump US President arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Mr Netanyahu called Mr Trump "a true friend" to Israel and expressed optimism about the president's role in the Middle East peace process. "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people", Trump said in a ceremony after he landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

Arts&Culture Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut
Author: 0 Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

Trying to balance the budget isn't in the plan in Congress, but conservative Republicans are pushing for some action this year on spending cuts. Calling it "a taxpayer-first budget", Mick Mulvaney , Director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget, said the administration would place great weight on the interests of taxpayers rather than those who need government help.

Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

The new policy revokes Holder's previous guidance to prosecutors to not specify the quantity of drugs in the charges they brought to avoid triggering mandatory minimum sentences - provided the defendant did not have a significant criminal history, was not violent, or was not a leader of an organization or tied to a gang.

Arts&Culture FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution
Author: 0 FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution

This has obviously been set up. " Sunderland agreeing to kick the ball out on 26 minutes, I don't think anything should be done that could undermine the integrity of the game". Chelsea have acquired 43 more points than the 50 they managed last season, when Leicester won the title, and Conte has been rightly lavished with praise for their performances.

Arts&Culture Andy Burnham: Manchester mayor's statement in full
Author: 0 Andy Burnham: Manchester mayor's statement in full

Tony Lloyd, the former police and crime commissioner, said "evil acts" would not be allowed to divide the city. "Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones. Twenty-two people, including children, have been confirmed dead after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. "In the wake of this abominable crime, I would like to express my sadness, the solidarity of the French people and ...

Author: 0 8-Year-Old, Teen Are First Identified Victims of UK Concert Blast

Theresa May announced the threat level of the Manchester attack has increased from severe to critical, meaning "another attack may be imminent". A shrapnel-filled bomb blasted through an entrance hall of a 20,000-seat arena in Manchester , taking at least 22 lives and injuring 59.

Author: 0 In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

After meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Trump said that the he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace". Trump's peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt, who has gotten good initial marks from Israelis and Palestinians, would need clear guidance about where and how to push on those core issues to succeed.

Author: 0 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: 5 Movie Secrets Revealed in Vanity Fair

Star Wars promo shoots are always awesome: from the rarely glimpsed photos from A New Hope all the way to the photos that Vanity Fair has just released for The Last Jedi , these images give fans exactly what they want: a clear look at the heroes and villains .

Arts&Culture Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe

After initially dismissing the probe - which has ballooned into a Justice Department inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller - as nothing more than a politically motivated "witch hunt", the White House's top officials are beginning to realize that the drumbeat of stories about Russian Federation could overshadow the administration's objectives for months, if not years.

Author: 0 Britain Raises Terror Alert Level as Investigation Makes 'Progress'

Abedi, also known as Salman Ramadan Abedi, is believed to have travelled to Manchester from London by train before the attack, Reuters reported . "The work undertaken throughout the day has revealed that it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack", she said.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande's mother helps young fans to safety during Manchester attack

Ariana Grande is back on USA soil, but Taylor Swift was not involved in the flight that got her here.as some reports have claimed. "I thought we were going to die". Among the names being circulated was Olivia Campbell. "I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. I've called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I've called the police", Charlotte Campbell tearfully told ITV television's Good Morning Britain breakfast show.

Arts&Culture Trump believes he can make an Israel-Palestine peace deal
Author: 0 Trump believes he can make an Israel-Palestine peace deal

Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , he argued he never mentioned Israel , the source of the classified intelligence, according to various officials " something he has not been accused of doing. Palestinian officials say they are ready to resume negotiations with Israel that collapsed in 2014, but the road ahead remains challenging. On Monday, over a dozen Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli troops, who deployed tear gas, rubber bullets and ...

Author: 0 Final Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance

A performer hugs a young girl on the show floor after the final performance of the Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, N.Y. The show ended with a standing ovation as ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson brought virtually the entire Ringling troupe onto the floor. Animal trainer Alexander Lacey performs with Maasai the lion.

Author: 0 United Kingdom on 'critical' terror alert after Manchester attack

Mrs May said: "The work undertaken throughout the day has revealed that it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack". May took calls throughout the day on May 23 from many world leaders, who expressed outrage at the attack and solidarity with Britain, which has not seen such a deadly attack since 52 people were killed by suicide bombings on London's subway system in 2005.

Arts&Culture Dog crashes live news broadcast in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Dog crashes live news broadcast in Russian Federation

The anchor is visibly shocked when a black Labrador breaks into the studio and barks behind her. "I've got a dog here, " Linarte said in Russian . Eventually, she had to budge and cuddle the big guy before stating that she was more of a "cat person". If you were wondering where the dog came from, the station explained that it was part of another set but got loose and wandered on Linarte's set.

Arts&Culture Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'
Author: 0 Israelis and Palestinians are ready 'to reach for peace'

Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all". "We want to work with honest intentions to achieve peace", Trump said , adding that both sides have promised to seek a peace deal.

Arts&Culture Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'
Author: 0 Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'

Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated". Trump spoke on his fourth and final day in the Middle East. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack, describing the perpetrator as a "soldier of the caliphate" who planted bombs "in the middle of Crusaders gatherings".

Author: 0 Drake breaks Adele's Billboard Music Awards record with 13 wins

The iconic getup of a semi-transparent black bodystocking and boots from " If I Could Turn Back Time ", plus the requisite wild big '80s hairstyle, worked perfectly on her 71-year-old figure as it did almost three decades ago. She recently broke Aretha Franklin's record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist. And Drizzy also professed his ongoing love for Nicki Minaj and got flirty with Ludacris' co-host, Vanessa Hudgens .

Author: 0 Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy Totally Nail Their Final 'DWTS' Dances

After last week, you can never say never when it comes to this season's Dancing with the Stars results! If you didn't have the time to watch the finale episode but still want to know about Dancing With the Stars finale , then keep on reading as we will tell you about the victor of Dancing With the Stars .

Arts&Culture Emmanuel Macron holds first Cabinet meeting
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron holds first Cabinet meeting

Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. The 69-year-old is also considered France's super salesman - selling Rafales fighter jets to Egypt, India, Qatar and submarines to Australia. He will be supported in his new role by another conservative, 34-year-old Gerald Darmanin, a Republicans vice-president and former Sarkozy ally, who will be budget minister.

Author: 0 Trump praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war

Or, as Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano put it Tuesday: They are groups that "have been auditioning for recognition in ISIS". North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter USA aggression.

Author: 0 What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi

U.S. President Donald Trump, visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem, said the attack preyed upon children and described those responsible as "evil losers". She said the explosions rang out as soon as Grande left the stage. Queen Elizabeth II said Tuesday that "the whole nation has been shocked". Several people in the crowd held up signs with "I Love MCR", an abbreviation for Manchester .

Author: 0 Tom Cruise says 'The Mummy' will be 'full of adventure'

Because my character is a thief, he releases the Mummy thinking he's going to get something out of it and he gets something but not quite what he expects, ' he said. He loves to throw himself into the action, he said. The first clip has arrived online for The Mummy which sees Tom Cruise and and Annabelle Wallis go crashing through a forest in an ambulance during an attack from Sofia Boutella's titular monster.

Arts&Culture Surveillance video shows Florida teacher kissing student
Author: 0 Surveillance video shows Florida teacher kissing student

This comes after Kornbluth pleaded guilty to a charge of battery in the case last week, just days before he was set to go to trial. "Somerset Academy immediately released the teacher from his position at the school upon learning of his actions and notified authorities".

Author: 0 BTS make K-pop history at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

She made that point with her outfit at the Billboard Music Awards and a boast she can do a 5-minute plank . Amongst the prizes Drake carried off on the night was the prestigious Top Artist Prize - an award that was hotly contested by Beyonce, Rihanna and Adele .

Author: 0 Drake Smashes Adele's Record With 13 Wins At Billboard Music Awards

Cher and Celine Dion each reflected on their own iconic careers and unbelievable songs on Sunday night's awards show, while a moment of silence was held for rocker Chris Cornell, who died Thursday in Detroit. It wasn't quite enough that Cher had two performances before her acceptance, and two fantastic outfits. But it was his final thank-you speech for Top Artist that made us all go, huh? Looking completely snatched, she then turned out a jaw-dropping performance of the 1989 classic.

Arts&Culture Manchester terror bombing: ISIS warn of 'vehicle attacks' in UK
Author: 0 Manchester terror bombing: ISIS warn of 'vehicle attacks' in UK

The SITE Intelligence Group published a translated statement calling those killed in the attack "crusaders" and threatening further violence. That claim couldn't immediately be verified by USA TODAY. "Praying for the handsome souls we lost, their families and loved ones, for the survivors who will forever be impacted by this #Manchester ". Both women are being treated in hospital for their injuries.

Author: 0 UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

English, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Opposition leader Andrew Little were the first to sign a condolence book for the victims of the Ariana Grande concert terror attack in Manchester . i don't have words". British police raided two locations in the city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and arrested a 23-year-old man in a third location.

Author: 0 US Sanctions Members of Venezuela's Supreme Court for Power Grab

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Thursday authorities confiscated his passport and prevented him from travelling to NY to discuss his country's deadly political crisis with United Nations officials. Maduro has said he had no prior knowledge of the Supreme Court ruling against congress in March, pointing to the objections raised by Venezuela's chief prosecutor as proof the country's institutions operate independently.

Arts&Culture Warriors sweep Spurs to make NBA Finals on 12-0 roll
Author: 0 Warriors sweep Spurs to make NBA Finals on 12-0 roll

In this his first season with the Warriors, Durant has meshed so well with Klay Thompson (27), Draymond Green (27) and Stephen Curry (29), that the Warriors are setting up as potentially the greatest dynasty in modern National Basketball Association history.

Arts&Culture 'Alien: Covenant' Knocks 'Guardians' Out of Top Box Office Spot
Author: 0 'Alien: Covenant' Knocks 'Guardians' Out of Top Box Office Spot

This weekend's next big release is " Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul " - the fourth flick in a series of films. The movie then shifts focus to the crew of a ship, the Covenant , on a colonizing mission to the planet ORIGAE-6. Both Prometheus and Alien Covenant had about the same running time of a little over 2 hours. Disney's " Guardians " last week collected $63 million and has earned $246.2 million domestically in just two weeks.

Author: 0 And the victor of season 24 of "Dancing with the Stars" is….

They got another flawless score . "You know, are you going to go with the dancer, are you going to go with the person who's improved a lot, are you going to go with the heart?" The dance is full of fun and energy, and it is clear how much Ross is loving entertaining the crowd.

Author: 0 Telecom, beverage bodies disappointed with GST rates

However, no consensus could be reached on the rate to apply on gold as well as beedi. If the GST isn't introduced in the state, consumers will have to pay double tax. GST is created to eliminate the incidence in the current tax system of "tax on tax" that gets embedded when credit for various levies are not fully given.

Author: 0 'Personally Committed' To Helping Israelis, Palestinians Achieve Peace Deal

As far as I've observed, the Palestinians are always ready to make a deal, until it comes time to make a deal. The president met earlier Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . The First Lady didn't seem to be interested in walking hand-in-hand with her husband, alongside the Israeli prime minister and his wife. Trump called those behind the attack "evil losers".

Author: 0 Chris Cornell Dead: Relive Six of His Most Iconic Music Moments

Cornell is hanged, but a special rope-burning fluid from his bride-to-be saves him from death. Billboard says in their glowing review of the gig that he was in "high spirits" and that "at no point during [the] concert could anyone at Detroit's Fox Theatre have guessed that lead singer Chris Cornell would be dead just a few hours later".

Author: 0 Cher Defies Age in Accepting Billboard Music Award

One star who managed to make a notable impression? Last year was a great moment for me here receiving the Icon award, but this year was like "I'll go". This certainly excited her 80.2m followers with one fan commenting: 'I want to be that hand'. She impressed early with her rapping skills to show her love for Nicki Minaj , then tried a heartfelt rendition of Dion's "The Power of Love".

Author: 0 Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

The president's plan recommends $616bn in cuts to Medicaid, the government insurance programme for the poorest and many disabled Americans, while increasing border security spending by $2.6bn - including $1.6bn to begin construction on a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Arts&Culture North Korea Test Fires Mid-Range Missile Amid Growing Tensions
Author: 0 North Korea Test Fires Mid-Range Missile Amid Growing Tensions

The May 14 test reached an altitude of more than 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles), according to North Korea . Seoul also said the Pukguksong-2 missile used solid fuel, which is harder to produce than liquid fuel, but which is more stable and can be transported in the missile tank to allow for a swift launch.

Author: 0 Bridges Investment Management Inc. Cuts Position in Walt Disney Co (DIS)

Disney Walt Co now has $169.83B valuation. The stock declined 0.22% or $0.24 reaching $107.39 per share. The Illinois-based Fairpointe Capital Llc has invested 2.63% in the stock. Therefore 39% are positive. Wells Fargo & Co restated a "market perform" rating and set a $111.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th.

Author: 0 Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

But the Saudis have had their own Arab peace plan on the table for the last 15 years, offering full peace and recognition of Israel in return for the establishment of a Palestinian state on the entire territory of the West Bank and Gaza with its capital in East Jerusalem .