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Here's What Has Happened at the Bill Cosby Trial So Far Here's What Has Happened at the Bill Cosby Trial So Far
- June 12, 2017

If Cosby is found guilty, he could spend at least 10 years in prison. After Constand began "seeing double", she realized that her legs were weak, at which point she alleges that Cosby led her to a couch, where she "passed out". "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself", Constand explained. After answering questions for more than an hour on Tuesday from the prosecution about the events of the alleged encounter, the defense continued its cross examination of the prosecution's ... (more...)
North Korea slams Trump for pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement North Korea slams Trump for pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement
- June 12, 2017

He said, "We can not cede leadership on this issue to other countries". The agreement imposes a climate tax on countries that are responsible for polluting the world's environment. Second, the accord was non-binding, meaning the US doesn't have to withdraw to avoid meeting its obligations-a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer countries by 2020. (more...)
Kimball 1st IndyCar pole comes with record run at Texas
- June 12, 2017

Honda-powered cars continued the oval-track domination they demonstrated around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month by taking the top-eight starting spots in the 22-car field. "It gives you a lot more peace and comfort knowing we've got a couple of wins already", Rahal said. "I could see Dixon was able to pass me at the start/finish line". (more...)
Xbox One X coming to market
- June 12, 2017

The new console renders games at 4K resolution, and supports games using 4K textures and other 4K assets. Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its games console - the Xbox One X - which will be released later this year. The new version adopts the Bedrock Engine, which lets console players expand beyond the limits of 5120x5120 blocks, while also being able to import their existing worlds. (more...)
Pakistani prisoners released by India Pakistani prisoners released by India
- June 12, 2017

After a recent meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi , in Astana, India on Monday announced the release of 11 Pakistani prisoners. According to reports, there are 132 Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails, out of which 57 have already served their jail term. The admission of India and Pakistan as members of the China-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is expected to win the grouping recognition as an worldwide organisation, said a ... (more...)
Cink, Cabrera Bello among 3 leaders at St. Jude
- June 12, 2017

CHAMPIONS: Brandt Jobe won the Principal Charity Classic by one shot in Des Moines, Iowa, shooting 69 to finish at 14-under 202 for his first victory since taking a tournament in Japan in 1998. "The pro-am Wednesday has nothing to do with how firm it was today and I can only imagine how hard it will be tomorrow". Five-times major victor Phil Mickelson also fell four back after slicing his tee shot into a water hazard for a closing double-bogey, while former world number one Adam Scott ... (more...)
Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster
- June 12, 2017

Nelson McCausland, who lost his seat in the March Assembly election, denied the slogan had come back to haunt his party. 326 seats are needed to secure a House of Commons majority, and even with the support of all Labour, SNP, Green, Lib Dem and Plaid Cymru MPs, Corbyn's party would only have the support of 314 MPs. (more...)
Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new console Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new console
- June 12, 2017

The package includes an Xbox One X console with 1Tb of internal memory, a controller, an HDMI cable, and a power cord. The new Xbox One X will be available Worldwide on November 7. Thus, for those looking to really recreate that Xbox November 2001 playing experience when it launched, this announcement is for you. The Xbox boss also announced that the console's backward compatibility scheme - which enables old games from previous consoles to be played on the newest systems - was being ... (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn hints at another election soon, says can 'still become PM'
- June 12, 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he could still be prime minister, although his party has no obvious way to build a majority coalition. The Labour leader also said he thought it was quite possible there could be an election later this year, or early next year, which he thought "might be a good thing". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar
- June 12, 2017

The gas-rich emirate still hosts the US airbase of Al-Udeid, which is home to some 10,000 USA troops and is a crucial hub in the fight against Islamic State group extremists in Syria and Iraq. It's also home to the forward headquarters of CENTCOM, the USA military's central command in the region. Led by Kuwait, mediation efforts are now underway to resolve the crisis, which Gargash said was the result of "an accumulation over many, many years of subversive Qatari politics and support for ... (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China Defense Secretary Mattis Turns Up Heat on North Korea and China
- June 12, 2017

The United States has said it is willing to talk to North Korea if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. The Treasury Department has slapped additional sanctions on the financial, coal mining and military interests of North Korea by targeting companies that aid it in obtaining weapons of mass destruction and its continued violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing
- June 12, 2017

As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the FBI expected the attorney general to take himself out of the matters under investigation weeks before he actually did. According to Trump, Comey leaked " more [information] than anyone thought possible". "Some members have publicly stated their intention to focus their questions on issues related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, from which I have recused, and for which the deputy attorney ... (more...)
Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new United Kingdom election this year or next
- June 12, 2017

Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. The election result means businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. If a coalition of minority parties led by Labor effectively opposes May's government, a new election could be triggered. (more...)
Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee
- June 12, 2017

Media captionHow would people in the United Kingdom fare in a spelling bee? Shruthika Padhy of Cherry Hill left an "a" out of the word "quintain" - a post with a crosspiece - and was eliminated in the second round of the final competition at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night. (more...)
Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight
- June 12, 2017

Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States and the second oldest living president (George H.W. Bush was born in June 1924 and Carter was born in October of the same year). That passenger described the experience as "a nice reprieve from the current political theater". " His enthusiasm was authentic and humble, in a way that made things feel less heavy for a moment", Sheffield added. (more...)
Orlando marks one-year anniversary of Pulse massacre
- June 12, 2017

The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner. In the weeks and months that followed, Orlando ― and the LGBTQ community around the world ― searched for ways to deal with the unimaginable grief that came with the unspeakably violent nature of the attack and the massive loss of lives that resulted from it. (more...)
Hayek details the time she rejected Trump's proposal Hayek details the time she rejected Trump's proposal
- June 12, 2017

Salma Hayek went into more detail about the time Donald Trump asked her out during an appearance on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Thursday. He also gave an open invitation to both to come visit him in NY and stay in his hotel, eventually, the conversation ended with Trump asking for their contact details. (more...)
US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
- June 12, 2017

The "America first" approach signalled by Trump, which may involve seeking bilateral trade deals as an alternative to the pact, could leave vulnerable countries prone to resource plundering, deeper poverty, and conflict over water and land, warned a leading social development and climate consultant, who preferred to remain anonymous. (more...)
Ex-minister: May is a 'dead woman walking'
- June 12, 2017

Two of her closest aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who had been the focus of some criticism, resigned on Saturday. And the goal of its campaign seemed to be not to get close even to winning the election but simply to avoid some sort of complete wipeout. (more...)
Jake Johnson signed up for 'The Mummy' without reading script Jake Johnson signed up for 'The Mummy' without reading script
- June 12, 2017

Tom isn't the only actor who portrays a different kind of role in the movie either, as Annabelle Wallis recently gushed that her character Jenny Halsey shows "the truth about women" and isn't the stereotypical "damsel in distress" character. (more...)