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House votes to weaken Obama-era bank crackdown law

No Democrats voted for the bill and just one Republican , Rep. But Democrats vowed to fight the bill, which few expect to advance further. Regardless of the final outcome, the vote was a disturbing sign. "You're ignoring the past and you're endangering the future of millions of Americans", Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. said of Republicans. Republicans who voted for the bill said it would open the door to more capital for small community banks . Read More »

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

After Mrs May addressed the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs on Monday, some of those present suggested the PM would consult more with business on her approach to the talks. She has called for a closer relationship with the European Union after Brexit. "This doesn't depend entirely on us". Speaking in the Great Hall at Stormont ahead of an afternoon of talks, he added: "We made clear at the beginning of these talks that James Brokenshire is not an acceptable chair". Read More »

Bustling Stock in Focus: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 190,831,858 shares of the company's stock worth $12,125,457,000 after buying an additional 6,102,216 shares in the last quarter. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 17 to "Buy". The rating was reinitiated by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Wednesday, January 18. Read More »

Professor Eats His Own Books On TV After Losing Bet On Elections

I do not believe that Labour, under Jeremy Corbyn, will poll 38%. Though Labour fell short of the numbers to form a government - and the incumbent Conservatives swiftly rustled up a support deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party - they still managed to garner 40.3 per cent of the vote, exceeding Goodwin's expectations and leaving him facing a literary culinary challenge. Read More »

9-year-old boy missing after fire killed 1 in Florida home

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Tony and Chrissy Hughes, 39, husband and wife, lived inside the home with their son, Sebastian Meachum, 9, deputies said. The remains of an unidentified man were discovered in the house. The truck was still running, but the boat was missing, deputies said. "Tony Hughes is described as a 5'10" white male, age 39, with brown hair and blue eyes. Read More »

UK's Brexit Minister Says Talks With EU Could Face Delays

Mr Davis is now expected to... Brussels has insisted that talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. Read More »

Gov suspends Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself

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After the conclusion of their investigation, the governor made a decision to follow their recommendation that Mann be suspended for a total of 40 days, effective Tuesday, June 13. The report alleges he ran from the Atlanta Police officer before being apprehended. Mann tried to stop Deal's investigation several times. Mann told WSB-TV that the arrest was a misunderstanding. Read More »

Evidence from the trial of Michelle Carter

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Prosecutors say the then-17-year-old Carter pressured Roy to take his own life through a torrent of text messages . They allege Carter wanted sympathy as the "grieving girlfriend" and texted a series of acquaintances in the hours after Roy's death, detailing the suicide. Read More »

Cyprus Peace Talks to Resume in Geneva on June 28

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Meanwhile, Akıncı who had convened a meeting with Turkish Cypriot political party leaders and representatives had told the members of the media that Turkish Cypriots urge the Geneva conference to be the final stop in the negotiations as he had also emphasized that they expect Geneva to be a resolution process. Read More »

Queen's Speech date in UK Parliament in doubt

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But her election failure means she must now go into the most complex negotiations since World War Two with her eye firmly on the different factions within her Conservative Party , which has been divided over European Union membership for a generation. Read More »

Legionnaires' bacteria found at New York police precinct

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Legionella , the bacteria that causes the disease, was found throughout the hotel's water system during a test, the health district said. In addition, the CDC published a toolkit for building owners and managers, "Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings: A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards". Read More »

GJM Strike: BDO Office in Darjeeling Torched

We do not know what would happen from Monday even though GJM said tourism will not fall in the purview of shutdown". GJM has asked tourists to leave Darjeeling . Blaming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the renewal of the Gorkhaland demand by his party, he said, "We will stick to our demand for a separate state and continue with the agitation to achieve it. Read More »

Spider crawls out of Indian woman's ear

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The woman, identified only as Lekshmi L by local media, said she was taking a nap on her veranda in Karnataka when she woke up with an overwhelming pain in her head and a tingling sensation in her ear. Lekshmi said she was terrified because she could feel the movement of the spider. "It is common to see emergency room visits due to the presence a foreign object in the ear and it takes a simple procedure to remove the object", Dr Santosh Shivaswamy, a consultant at the hospital's ear, ... Read More »

Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

Though it's the now the latest and greatest version of the operating system, it will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple when iOS 11 launches, leaving users potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. According to reports, the new iPhone could cost more than $1000 (or approx Rs. 64,296). This is what Apple fans have been waiting for. Apple has rolled out another big update of App Store for its users across the world. Read More »

Heat warning issued for Hamilton

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After a cold and wet spring, temperatures are expected to rise above 31 C on today and tomorrow. Still, Environment Canada is warning seniors and small children to be particularly aware of the rising temperatures. The heat poses a health risk, especially for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and those working or exercising outdoors. Read More »

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

Menifee Mayor Neil Winter said Sunday that the liquor store that sold the ticket is located at a heavily visited intersection in an area developed as a retirement community in the 1960s. "We're so blessed for this to happen", Alberre told The Associated Press. The winning ticket had Sun City residents abuzz. "There's a lot of good folks over there, so hopefully one of our Menifee folks won", he said. Read More »

Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at the Tony's

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When the orchestra tried to play her off, she didn't just speak over it - she shot back merrily: "Shut that crap off!" Tonys host Kevin Spacey kicked off the telecast with a comedic medley of the best musical nominees - including " Come From Away ". Read More »

Outsiders make good as 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

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The actress lauded Hellman for her "eerily prescient play". But the ultimate insider was first-time host Kevin Spacey , who danced, joked and sang his way through the telecast easily. Among the other acting winners were Bette Midler, who won her very first Tony Award , Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon and Laurie Metcalf. In one of the night's big surprises, Rebecca Taichman, who helped conceive of " Indecent " while she was a graduate student, won the Tony for best direction of a play. Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

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Mr Trump denied having asked for Mr Comey's loyalty or for an inquiry into his former national security adviser to be dropped. "No I didn't say that", Trump insisted. Comey testified that even though Trump's words were not "an order" , he nevertheless "took it as a direction". Questions over whether such tapes exist have been swirling ever since Trump tweeted on May 12, " James Comey better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations before he starts leaking to the ... Read More »

De Villiers confident of leading South Africa in 2019 World Cup

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And I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one, that's what I believe. "We had a couple of sessions here, and we are very much prepared for that". And the world laughed . Disciplined Indian bowling dismissed world top-ranked ODI team South Africa for 191 runs in 44.3 overs despite a good start from the latter at The Oval. Read More »

Bradley's stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

US coach Bruce Arena made seven changes from the side that beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Colorado on Thursday but it was his regular captain Bradley who put them ahead after just six minutes. It's just a different environment, and a different mentality you can take when you know three weeks out when you're going to play, how you're going to prepare. Read More »

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Rachel Bay Jones, "Dear Evan Hansen ". Australian producers Stuart Thompson ( best play Sweat and best revival of a play Six Degrees of Separation) and duo Rodney Rigby and Sam Levy ( best musical Come From Away ) also missed out. Read More »