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Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open
- June 19, 2017

It was an unconventional route to golf's biggest stages, but the adventurous soul loved it. The 18th hole at Erin Hills Sunday, had a special flag for the final round of the U.S. Mullinax shot 68 on Sunday to tie for ninth at 8 under, eight shots behind victor Brooks Koepka. Unlike most of the field, Koepka had prior experience in competitive play at Erin Hills. (more...)
Alexandria shooter's wife: "I can't wrap my head around it"
- June 19, 2017

Jack McClenahan, a retired Belleville business owner, said he had several unpleasant run-ins with Hodgkinson over the years while Hodgkinson protested a favored Democratic political cause outside the local post office. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. The widow of gunman James Hodgkinson today described his attack as 'horrible, horrible'. For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. (more...)
Van hits pedestrians near London mosque, 'number of casualties'
- June 19, 2017

According to Russian media outlet RT, the incident took place near a mosque and the majority of the injured are Muslims who had just left the mosque following prayer time. According to the AP, police say the attack had hallmarks of a terrorist incident. "The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence", said Mohammed Shafiq , head of the Ramadhan Foundation community group. (more...)
"Batman" Star Adam West Dead At 88
- June 19, 2017

We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly "cool" to tell you what you meant to my childhood. Celebrities, including West's costars and other members of Batman franchises over the years, are already sharing their fond memories of him. (more...)
US Lawmaker Shot at Baseball Practice Remains in Critical Condition
- June 19, 2017

A day after a shooter opened fire on Republican lawmakers' practice, the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity will go on as scheduled on Thursday. The game at Nationals Park, Washington DC, carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Republican Mr Scalise , 51, and the determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. (more...)
LeBron James says he didn't start superteams
- June 19, 2017

James also talked about the great Michael Jordan's retirement in 1996 that led to some National Basketball Association players joining other teams to form, well, super teams. In a podcast released Friday, "The King" had the following to say on Green's comments. Interestingly, James noticed Green's shirt and posted a hilarious response via Instagram . (more...)
Casualties reported after van strikes crowd in Muslim neighborhood in London
- June 19, 2017

Officers were called to the scene at 12:20 a.m. Monday on Seven Sisters Road. The Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the incident. Police say no other suspects have been identified or reported. Many police cars and ambulances responded to the incident. However, he says British media have carried reports of mosque members being the victims of hate mail and threats and being targeted by extreme far-right protest groups and anti-Islam groups. (more...)
Building materials in London fire under scrutiny Building materials in London fire under scrutiny
- June 19, 2017

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show he said: "I spoke to the DPP yesterday and there are prosecutors already in advising the police ". "I've heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant community because of the fantastic community that is here in this part of London". (more...)
Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target
- June 19, 2017

I'm under no illusion that many Republican House and Senate members have any affection for, or loyalty to, Trump. The president, who is spending his first weekend at the presidential Camp David retreat in Maryland, tweeted Sunday morning that his "agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". (more...)
Pakistan thrash India to win Champions Trophy
- June 19, 2017

Pakistan's biggest ODI win over India in terms of runs was largely down to Fakhar Zaman's century. Having said that, India were actually beaten by an inspired opposition, who were motivated to show the world and their own supporters that they can beat India in an ICC tournament and that too at as big a stage as the final. (more...)
Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived
- June 19, 2017

Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey , who was wounded in the shooting while protecting members of Congress, threw the first pitch . Doctors expect Mr Scalise will eventually be able to walk and return to work at "full capacity". (more...)
WVIT, Connecticut NBC station, won't air Megyn Kelly's upcoming Alex Jones interview
- June 19, 2017

According to an internal memo obtained by TVNewser , WVIT, the station known publicly as NBC Connecticut, has chosen not to air an upcoming episode of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly that features an interview between Kelly and controversial right-wing provocateur Alex Jones , who founded the conspiracy blog InfoWars . (more...)
Orrell Water Park death: Ellen Higginbottom identified as victim Orrell Water Park death: Ellen Higginbottom identified as victim
- June 19, 2017

It was later uncovered that her death resulted from an attack that left Higginbottom with multiple wounds to the neck. Her family raised the alarm on Friday evening after she failed to return from college. "You will be missed". It said it was helping affected students "come to terms with something no one should ever have to come to terms with", adding: "Please be kind to each other and take care". (more...)
Drew Barrymore moves on Drew Barrymore moves on
- June 19, 2017

The new couple were spotted "holding hands" over some sparkling conversation in NY last month, a source told the website. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Back in February , the mother of two was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , where she got candid on the highs and lows of going through a divorce. (more...)
Jay Z Announces New Album '4:44' For June 30 Jay Z Announces New Album '4:44' For June 30
- June 19, 2017

At press time, it wasn't clear if the film will be part of a full visual album (à la Beyoncé's Lemonade ) or simply an accompaniment featuring music from the record. And considering he hasn't released a studio album since 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail , whatever it may be, 30 June can not come sooner. It comes after his Barack Obama-approved induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (more...)
America's Cup - Burling, Kiwis win two more to take 3-0 lead America's Cup - Burling, Kiwis win two more to take 3-0 lead
- June 19, 2017

This is a rematch of the epic 2013 America's Cup , when Team New Zealand, then skippered by Dean Barker, reached match point at 8-1 before Oracle Team USA won eight straight races to retain the oldest trophy in worldwide sports. But the difference is, with numerous elements in the 50-ft America's Cup Class catamarans being one-design, the U.S. team are limited in what changes they can make to the boat. (more...)
Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet
- June 19, 2017

Beyonce 's dad Mathew Carter has confirmed she's given birth to twins with Jay Z . The message was accompanied by several hashtags including #birthday #beyonce #jayz #twins and #happybirthday. Beyonce's father has apparently confirmed that the U.S. singer has welcomed her twins. Beyonce and husband Jay Z have reportedly welcomed the much-anticipated additions to their family. (more...)
Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse
- June 19, 2017

Around 10 people drove to the hospital in their personal vehicles. As of 7pm Saturday all patients were in stable condition, with injuries ranging from mild to severe on the victims of all ages. The incident occurred at Glacier Camp in Lakeside. The camp hosted a summer retreat over the weekend. We are grateful to all of the EMTs/Paramedics, fire departments and first responders who came to our aid. (more...)
Several injured in London after reports of vehicle ramming pedestrians
- June 19, 2017

A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, has been arrested, they said. This is a breaking news story. Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Condemning the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "This is a bad incident", adding, "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene". (more...)
Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision - FOX10 News Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision - FOX10 News
- June 19, 2017

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin told reporters at a Navy base in Yokosuka , Japan , that a number of bodies have been recovered. The early Saturday morning collision with a Philippines-flagged merchant ship in the Sea of Japan caused extensive damage to the USS Fitzgerald , a guided-missile destroyer. (more...)

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