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Global Media Wind, rain buffeting northern Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Wind, rain buffeting northern Gulf Coast

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency Tuesday because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather , including unsafe high tides and rip currents. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, two tornadoes had been spotted near Woolmarket Road northwest of Biloxi. But the main danger appeared to be from rain. Heavy rains fell as far north as central Alabama, and forecasters said the area could receive as much as 5 inches (120 millimeters) of rain.

Author: 0 The three Americans imprisoned by North Korea

The US has accused a Chinese-based company Mingzheng International Trading of laundering money on behalf of the Foreign Trade Bank, a North Korean leader subject to sanctions, the US Attorney's office in the District of Columbia said in a statement last Thursday.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia king ousts nephew as crown prince

Chief among them was Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. By this, King Salman has given the 31-year old nearly unprecedented powers as the world's leading oil exporter implements transformational reforms. In celebration of the news, King Salman ordered the reinstatement of all benefits and allowances for government employees that had been curbed by austerity measures, and granted additional days off for the upcoming Eid holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

Author: 0 Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death

The family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee's official cause of death a mystery for the time being. Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier, an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime. He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel during a tourist trip.

Global Media Macron Welcomes Theresa May At Elysee Palace
Author: 0 Macron Welcomes Theresa May At Elysee Palace

Still, May confirmed Brexit discussions will begin sometime next week . But he added that the "door remains open, always open, until the Brexit negotiations come to an end". Germany lawmakers recently introduced legislation requiring internet companies to remove content flagged as hate speech within 24 hours. Having taken two questions, the leaders headed off to watch a France-England football match at the Stade de France near Paris .

Global Media Congressional charity baseball game practice shooting update
Author: 0 Congressional charity baseball game practice shooting update

Hodgkinson, wielding a handgun and a rifle, wounded five people, including House majority whip Steve Scalise when he opened fire turning the early morning practice into a bloodbath. He said Hodgkinson spent most of his life building homes but in recent years turned to home inspections. YMCA regular Kris Balderston said he saw Hodgkinson at the gym most mornings.

Author: 0 US Sends Supersonic Bombers In Show Of Force Against N. Korea

In March, North Korea accused the United States of deploying the supersonic bomber to the peninsula, before the measure was made public and later confirmed by the United States and South Korea. It used a Sony's A7R camera and a US-made GPS system. "It would bring significant damage to the people in the South", a senior official at JCS said under the condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Republicans-won-in-the-Georgia-elections @ 6/21/2017 3:10:15 PM

It is a test of GOP strength early in President Donald Trump's presidency. Democrats who were billing the special House election in Georgia as a "referendum on Donald Trump " are no doubt deeply disappointed that the Republican, the president's surrogate, won by a reasonably comfortable margin Tuesday night (June 20).

Author: 0 A victory for Donald Trump and Brian Mast in Georgia

The 6th District seat has been solidly Republican, but Democrat Ossoff got 48 percent in a crowded April 18 election to almost win the seat outright and fuel Democratic optimism about repudiating Trump. Spending on the race reached at least $57 million, almost twice the previous record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics watchdog group. About four hours by auto from Atlanta, South Carolina's fifth congressional district was not considered a competitive race for Democrats.

Author: 0 Handel wins Georgia House election

Two, even so, Democrats can not take any race for granted-and if they want to win these tight races, they must do more than just be anti-Trump and spend millions of dollars. He even offered them some advice. "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security", Trump said on Wednesday morning in a tweet after the election.

Author: 0 How Twitter reacted to the Queen's Speech

Addressing parliament to set out May's program, the queen said the government would introduce a "Great Repeal Bill" to convert European Union law into British law, and also bring in new policies on immigration, global sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture and fisheries.

Global Media Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference
Author: 0 Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference

This 1992 photo provided by the St. Clair County. James Hodgkinson is the Belleville man who shot a congressman and three others Wednesday during practice for the baseball game . Mika, a former college baseball and football player, has worked for Tyson for more than six years. I don't even know who was shot. And he was just as politically active online as he was in person.

Global Media Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018

Jeremy Corbyn was pictured joining a children's football training session in Islington as one of his MPs said Labour missed an "open goal" to beat Theresa May and the Tories in the General Election . Mrs May had unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, even though no vote was due until 2020. "We put forward our policies - strong and hopeful policies - and they've gained an fantastic response and traction", he said.

Global Media US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria
Author: 0 US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It was the first time the United States has shot down a Syrian plane, and the first time a US military jet has shot down any manned aircraft since 1999. A US F-15E fighter downed an armed Iranian drone near Al-Tanf in Syria, where the U.S. is training Syrian rebels fighting against ISIS . At a press conference Tuesday, Alireza Jafarzadeh, the council's deputy director in Washington, displayed satellite photos that he said clearly show trademark North Korean mountain entrances to ...

Global Media Pakistan crush India to win Champs Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan crush India to win Champs Trophy

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa said "nothing beats team work". "So let's hope that this really kick-starts that momentum in Pakistan again". The Marathi daily said the Indian cricket team should have blatantly refused to play against Pakistan. Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman provided Pakistan with not one but 2 opening stands of over 100 in back to back matches - things that used to happen in the past when we had good, solid batsmen as openers.

Author: 0 Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

He said the directives issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to address the humanitarian needs of families with joint nationalities appeared to be inadequate, and his office had received reports of specific individuals being ordered to return home or to leave the country they are residing in.

Global Media Queen to commoners: 'Read my hat, no Brexit' - some say
Author: 0 Queen to commoners: 'Read my hat, no Brexit' - some say

The laws include the "Great Repeal Bill " to overhaul existing European Union legislation and separate bills on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries and agriculture. But the speech was notable also for what it did not contain. US President Donald Trump's planned state visit to Britain later this year got no mention in Queen Elizabeth II's speech to parliament on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether it will go ahead.

Global Media China celebrates International Yoga Day
Author: 0 China celebrates International Yoga Day

Yoga is a method to bring you peace and inner calm to make you feel happy, to make you feel one with yourself, with your spirit and with the world", said Manpreet Vohra, the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan. "Fortunately, doctors too are realizing the benefits of yoga for better recovery and healthy mind". People take part in the 15th annual Times Square yoga event celebrating the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, during classes in the middle of Times Square on June 21, 2017 in NY.

Global Media Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority
Author: 0 Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority

Turnout was markedly down on Sunday compared with the last parliamentary election, reflecting a degree of fatalism among Macron's opponents in the face of his advance as well as a degree of election fatigue, experts said. That result, with LREM on a predicted 32.9 per cent of the first round vote, would enable Macron to win approval for his government line-up and push his liberalizing programme through parliament despite expected opposition from the left.

Global Media Legal wrangling deepens over Egypt transfer of islands
Author: 0 Legal wrangling deepens over Egypt transfer of islands

A statement for the court said the Commissioners Authority of the court has recommended this suspension, as two different courts made different rulings on the case. In his first public comments on the issue since parliament's June 14 ratification, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Tuesday the issue has been concluded and his government has nothing to hide - an allusion to charges that Egypt was giving up the islands in return for billions of dollars in Saudi aid.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit

The State Opening of Parliament, delayed by two days because of confusion caused by the inconclusive result of the June 8 election, took place without some of the traditional ceremony, with the Queen arriving by auto rather than carriage and doing without her state crown.

Global Media Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering UK gov't program
Author: 0 Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering UK gov't program

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and a string of terror attacks, the Prime Minister also announced plans for a civil disaster taskforce and a new commission for countering extremism, as well as a review of counter-terror strategy and the creation of an independent public advocate to act on behalf of bereaved families.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech: Theresa May presents a shorter programme

The Conservative party had planned to scrap the triple-lock as the way of increasing the state pension in its election manifesto. The Times branded May's administration the "stumbling husk of a zombie government" and said she was now "so weak that she can not arbitrate between squabbling cabinet ministers".

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II outlines government program

The PM said in January that she had extended an invitation from the Queen to Trump and his wife Melania to make a state visit later in the year and was "delighted that the president has accepted that invitation". In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, existing laws would be revised, but no new bills were announced. "First, we need to get Brexit right", she said.

Author: 0 Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

The race was called by the Associated Press roughly three hours after the polls closed at 7 p.m on June 20. Ossoff took DeKalb County with 33,847 votes to Handel's 24,070. "This is the beginning of something much bigger than us", Ossoff said. Ossoff told his supporters: 'The fight goes on'. Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough, saying the mistake that Democrats make is presuming that just because Trump has low approval ratings, voters will shy away from Republican candidates.

Global Media Secretary Ben Carson Breaks Rank On The Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Secretary Ben Carson Breaks Rank On The Russia Investigation

Spicer's comment comes the day after Jay Sekulow , a member of Trump's personal legal team, told CBS' Face the Nation that Trump would likely comment on the potential tapes by the end of the week. Trump refers to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the man leading the federal investigation. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the president's tweet seemingly acknowledging that he's under investigation wasn't helpful.

Author: 0 Merkel urges EU to stick together after Brexit talks launched

May has pushed for a "hard Brexit" in which existing agreements over trade and free movement of people would be blown up and renegotiated. But Mr Barnier added that he was "not in a frame of mind to make concessions", and suggested the United Kingdom would have to face up to "substantial" consequences of leaving the EU.

Author: 0 US and China officials meet under North Korea cloud

The Hamilton County coroner is still trying to determine the cause of Warmbier's death Monday, less than a week after his return in a coma. Investigators were also reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said.

Global Media Queen's speech focuses on Brexit
Author: 0 Queen's speech focuses on Brexit

But the speech was notable also for what it did not contain. Instead, the Conservatives lost seats and May still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure Parliament will back the government's agenda. This will include implementing the General Data Protection Regulation, the biggest transformation of data protection rules in a generation. The Democratic Unionist Party has indicated that it is dissatisfied with the level of progress in its negotiations with the Conservative Party ...

Author: 0 China talks focusing on North Korean threat

China's efforts are not because of outside pressure but because China is a responsible member of the worldwide community, said Geng. "China welcomes and encourages all thoughts and proposals that are conducive to easing tensions and confrontation, enhancing mutual trust, and solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue fundamentally", he said.

Author: 0 Theresa May focuses on Brexit in pared-back Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth has perched many a hat atop her regal head over the years . The speech is expected to set out a raft of new laws needed to implement Brexit , plans to strengthen counter-terrorism powers and a series of bills created to reform Britain's infrastructure and economy in preparation for life after the EU.

Author: 0 Karen Handel wins Georgia's 6th congressional district

With 99 percent of the vote counted, Handel leads Ossoff 53 percent to 47 percent in a race that many expected to be much closer. Now the White House is claiming a referendum on congressional Democrats. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough early Wednesday said Jon Ossoff's loss in the Georgia special House race should be a "wake-up call" for Democrats. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker and congressional aide, has become a symbol of the anti-Trump movement.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May

As she opened what the embattled PM hopes will be a two-year parliament, the Queen set out the government's intention to deliver the bills necessary for Brexit . "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities", May said in the lead up to the Queen's Speech.

Global Media Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves
Author: 0 Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the US move wasn't constructive, adding that "various options are being considered on expert level". White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said the United States will continue to sanction Russian Federation until it stops backing separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Global Media Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech
Author: 0 Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

She's also faced calls to reach out to other parties. As protesters marched on the prime minister's residence in what they called a " day of rage " - a demonstration against perceived malfeasance and government inaction - the queen announced a Conservative plan to launch a "full public inquiry into the tragic fire" in order to "ascertain the causes, and ensure that the appropriate lessons are learnt".

Author: 0 RJD will wait till June 22 to decide on support for Kovind

The choice of outgoing Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA candidate for the Presidency has given a boost to the NDA in so far as Kovind is a Dalit, is non-controversial and untainted by graft charges. "The Chief Minister has told us that JD (U) will support Kovind in the upcoming election", Sada told India TV. Subsequently, in 2007, the Sena supported Congress's Pratibha Patil, and Pranab Mukherjee in 2012, with both entering the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Global Media Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-focused agenda at troubled time
Author: 0 Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-focused agenda at troubled time

The traditionally ceremonial address, dominated by pageantry, was a crucial testing ground for May's ability to run the country during its most challenging period for generations. Prince Philip is missing what was likely to be his final appearance at the State Opening after being admitted to hospital with an infection last night.

Global Media Mohanlal posts his Yoga Day pic, urges fans to practice yoga
Author: 0 Mohanlal posts his Yoga Day pic, urges fans to practice yoga

A crowd of 45,000 people, mainly school and college students, on Wednesday partook in a record breaking yoga demonstration on International Yoga Day here in a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Ambassador Rana also informed that during the Yoga Week in Azerbaijan, several public events are planned, including at Icherisheher (21 June), Ganja (23 June) New Sumgayit Seaside Boulevard (24 June) and Ateshgah, Surakhani (25 June).

Author: 0 After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

But the existence of this race in the first place is remarkable. The Georgia 6th District race was awash in outside cash, and became the most-expensive House race in USA history. With all the attention on the race, turnout was up for a special election, and that helps the party with the registration advantage. All the signs are there for a big 2018 midterm election for Team Blue.

Author: 0 Tight finish seen in Atlanta congressional race, Trump weighs in

Republican Karen Handel defeated Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press , following the results of the election Democrat Jon Ossoff responded by saying that his supporters were a "beacon of hope" in his campaign for a House seat in a district which has been held by Republicans since 1979.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech paves way for social care reform

Lawmakers will have to approve the speech in a vote, expected next Thursday, that will be a de facto vote of confidence. Minority governments are a rare occurrence in British parliamentary politics where the nature of the electoral system usually produces a governing majority.

Global Media Is Mueller Too Conflicted To Investigate Trump Fairly?
Author: 0 Is Mueller Too Conflicted To Investigate Trump Fairly?

The current secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, while speaking to Pete Hegseth on Fox News Radio's "Klimeade and Friends", on Friday, said that he believes that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , to investigate the alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, and the recent obstruction of justice allegations, should be given a fair chance and some time, before being overturned.

Global Media Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event
Author: 0 Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event

Back in India , prime minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath joined half a lakh people in a yoga session in Lucknow . This is the third year that the Embassy of India has been celebrating the International Day of Yoga at the school. Hundreds of officers were deployed at the national stadium, where the three-hour event was held, after Hefazat-e-Islam said yoga was un-Islamic.

Author: 0 Team Trump looks for nuance in the words 'under investigation'

The attorney, Jay Sekulow , appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russian Federation probe. The denial on Sunday by Jay Sekulow , one of several personal lawyers Mr. Trump has hired to represent him in the Russian Federation case, is the latest of many examples in which the president's aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess created by Mr.

Global Media Man shot dead during foiled terror attack in Brussels
Author: 0 Man shot dead during foiled terror attack in Brussels

Nobody else was injured. He was shot several times and died at the scene, Van Der Sypt said . National newspaper La Libre Belgique quoted the prosecutor's office as saying the suspect was wearing a backpack and an explosive belt. Brussels Central Station was evacuated and closed Tuesday evening in the wake of the failed bombing, along with two other stations in the Belgian capital.

Global Media Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting

Members of the House were wearing purple-and-gold fleur-de-lis lapel stickers, a familiar symbol in Louisiana - Rep. Steve Scalise's home state. Dauberman said Hodgkinson stopped by to have his tires checked the day before Republicans lawmakers were attacked at a nearby baseball field while practicing for a charity baseball game, according to the newspaper.

Author: 0 The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering

The Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of race and congressional district-drawing, most recently last month when it rejected two North Carolina districts, as The Two-Way reported . Democrats challenged the map as a partisan gerrymander violating the Constitution. The ruling by the Supreme Court could clarify the point at which a state crosses from redrawing maps to favor the party in power, to actual violation of the Constitution.

Author: 0 Officer Stabbed, Travelers Evacuated at Michigan Airport

Witnesses describe seeing a man led away in handcuffs by police and the airport officer bleeding from his neck. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver enhanced security around city hall in the wake of the Bishop International Airport stabbing. Airport officials posted on Facebook that the officer was hurt but offered no further details about the incident. The FBI will be leading the investigation.

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