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Packer Arrested in Hawaii


NBC affiliate KHNL/KGMB in Honolulu, HI reports that police pulled over Letroy Guion , 30, in Waikiki around 4 a.m. Wednesday on a routine traffic stop. That just wasn't the case. He missed the first three games of the 2015 season following a violation of NFL's substance abuse policy. He was a cheap rotational piece who would cash in on $1.7 million in 2017. Read More »

China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on North Korea, says US

According to Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office performed only an "external examination" on Warmbier's body, rather than the traditional intensive autopsy, which his family declined. He died Monday in Cincinnati. Warmbier's hometown rallied around his family, wrapping school-color ribbons around trees and utility poles lining Wyoming's main road. Read More »

Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal

Kate arrived in style sporting a white lace Alexander McQueen gown with her husband Prince William as well as the Earl and his wife, Sophie Countess of Wessex. There was Zara Tindall (née Phillips), wearing a blue belted Escada dress with a conservative V-neck, perfectly appropriate for the occasion. Other members of the family who attended included Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Lord and Lady Jane Fellows. Read More »

Golden Knights Open Season In Dallas October 6


It appears Marc Methot will be a Vegas Golden Knight, but for how long? To top it off, the team selected a three-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender in Pittsburgh's Marc Andre-Fleury, who Foley predicts will be a fan favorite. Also named as the Sharks team MVP as chosen by the local media, as well as the Fan Favorite award this season, Burns signed an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with the Sharks on November 22, 2016 that kicks in next season. Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire: Theresa May apologizes for government response in Parliament speech


Residents of Grenfell Tower were promised that fire-resistant cladding would be fitted to their building in 2012, before plans were changed and a cheaper, flammable covering was fitted. I can't do that because it can't happen overnight. The government said every displaced family will be re-housed in the locally and "the expectation" is that the 68 apartments will be used as permanent residences for some of the burned-out Grenfell Tower's residents. Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier's treatment a 'total disgrace,' suggesting Obama is to blame

U.S. Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., said in a statement the Kim Jong Un regime "murdered" Warmbier, and that the United States should "not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers". North Korea has claimed Warmbier was in a comatose state for more than a year and asserted the US detainee was released last week on "humanitarian grounds". Read More »

Heavy rainfall from storm Cindy affecting the northern Gulf Coast - NHC


CDT Wednesday. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers early and then a few afternoon storms, Highs in the mid 80s. The storm will make landfall along the coast between Texas and Louisiana by Thursday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the advance notice of the storm gave officials time to put emergency plans in place. Storms can cause unsafe conditions for any swimmer, even in areas not directly in the path of the storm. Read More »

Mourinho Tax woes: Jose accused of tax fraud in Spain

Jose Mourinho - one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years - has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $3.6 million during his time as Real Madrid boss. The club - which also won La Liga last season - lead the way in the elite European competition with 12 trophies. Mourinho was Real Madrid coach from 2010-13. Read More »

Ex-nurse suspected of killing up to 60 kids


Jones has been dubbed "the Angel of Death" for the mysterious pattern of child fatalities that coincided with her tenure at various facilities, including the San Antonio hospital and elsewhere in Texas. "I don't think she looks at the world the way we do", LaHood said at a press conference, according to CBS affiliate KENS . Her mother told Elkind that her daughter was healthy and "everything was good" before Jones' shift began. Read More »

Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names

Hundreds of journalists descended on the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown for the trial. Cosby , 79, is charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand , the former director of women's basketball operations at Temple University , at his Cheltenham mansion in mid-January 2004. Read More »

Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

Last night Republicans won two special House elections in Georgia and in SC. The hope for Democrat Jon Ossoff who was beaten by Republican Karen Handel was President Donald Trump . "We're still going to be on the defense in November of 2018", with Trump a likely "liability", he added. "This is not the outcome we were looking for, but this is the beginning of something bigger than us", said Ossoff to his supporters following defeat. Read More »

Trump Comments On Detained Student's Death

The former University of Virginia student had been visiting North Korea on a tour group when he was detained, sentenced to 15 years hard labor for subversion, and held for more than 17 months. Three other Americans are still being held captive in North Korea. "North Korea made a similar offer in 2015". The Chinese state-run Global Times warned in an editorial that if Washington imposes sanctions against Chinese enterprises "it will lead to grave friction between China and the U.S". Read More »

Dubai set to trial electric Volocopter as air taxi


RTA has also signed an agreement with German autonomous air vehicles manufacturer VOLOCOPTER to launch the first AAT, which will be created to carry two passengers. "RTA is working with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority to develop the legislative and operational guidelines, define specifications and standards applicable to operators in the emirate so legislation will be ready before the date set for the commercial and official operation of the vehicles", he said. Read More »

Trump Uses Georgia Victory To Taunt Democrats

Some Democrats saw Handel's failure to maintain the 23-point lead won by the district's previous Republican victor - current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price - as a positive sign for the future. "It is possible that he could actually get re-elected if Democrats aren't careful". Ossoff spent $25 million, fueled mostly by donations from California, where coastal liberals arrogantly thought they could influence a local Georgia election by throwing money at it. Read More »

French defense chief steps down amid investigation


Goulard was named to the defence job only a month ago following Macron's election to the presidency, but she said the possibility of an investigation made it hard for her to stay in the post given Macron's pledge to clean up politics. De Sarnez said all options were open regarding her future. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce his new government tomorrow. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Friday Night Jerusalem Attack


Hamas said one of the attackers belonged to the Islamist Hamas movement and two others to the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine , both domestic Palestinian groups. The PFLP said two of the attackers were its members in a separate statement: "The media office of the PFLP armed wing mourns two of its hero comrades, two freed prisoners". Read More »

Sailors Killed in Collision Off Japan's Coast Named

The cause of the collision is not known. Bryce Benson inside. Benson is one of three sailors who were transferred by medevac helicopter to the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka for treatment. The US Navy has now confirmed that seven of the crewman on the Fitzgerald died in the incident and three injured and the bodies of the deceased crew all recovered. Read More »

Merkel urges unity ahead of Brexit talks


That means March 29, 2019 might be a tight deadline for the two sides to wrap up the withdrawal, as all Brexit negotiations will have to be concluded by October 2018 to secure a smooth transition at the point of leaving. In the first step, the two sides will deal with "the most pressing issues" in order to "lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit", including "citizen rights , the single financial settlement, and other separation issues". Read More »

Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal

President Trump took the Saudi side - a position quickly countered by the Pentagon, which has praised Qatar for hosting the U.S. airbase and for its "enduring commitment to regional security". The deal reaffirms the traditionally close ties between the two countries, and contradicts the position Trump took in the White House on June 9. "Our militaries are like brothers". Read More »

Did The Queen Just Make A Political Statement With Her Hat?

However, it was her hat that REALLY got people talking after it left everyone CONVINCED she was trying to send a secret message. On anyone else's head, a blue flowered hat would be just that - a hat. The queen did not mention transgender rights specifically, but before the election May had pledged to revise the Gender Recognition Act to make it easier to change the gender marker on legal documents. Read More »

Obama Responds To Otto Warmbier's Death

An undated picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. Bae was the longest-held USA citizen in North Korea since the Korean War - first detained in 2012 and released two years later. Read More »

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Last night's special election in Georgia's 6th district was highly contested between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff , named the most expensive congressional race in history. With tens of millions of dollars behind his campaign , fresh-faced, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff was unable to flip the district's House seat blue for the first time in decades, losing to Republican Karen Handel by almost four points in the runoff. Read More »

USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border


In another sign of increasing friction between the USA -led coalition and the force backing President Bashar Assad, a US strike fighter shot down an unmanned "armed pro-regime" combat drone after it "displayed hostile intent" in southern Syria on Tuesday, the Pentagon said. Read More »

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pundits labeled it a harbinger for the 2018 midterms, arguing a win by 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff could signal a "blue wave" next November. Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. Read More »