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Minneapolis releases 911 transcripts of woman killed by police

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 17:49
Justine Ruszczyk, the woman killed by Minneapolis police on Saturday, made two 911 calls that night to report a possible sexual assault near her home, according to transcripts released by the city Wednesday.
Categories: Economical

Trump on health plan: 'Inaction is not an option'

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 16:53
President Donald Trump asked Republican senators not to leave town for their August recess without passing a health care reform plan that makes good on seven years of promises to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Categories: Economical

White House blasts ‘Russia fever’ for controversy over undisclosed Putin meeting

Washington Post Politics - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 16:30
A White House spokeswoman played down the controversy over a second, undisclosed meeting that President Trump held with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner during the recent Group of 20 summit. Principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed “Russia fever” for the questions the White House has faced about the nature of the […]
Categories: Political

O.J. Simpson: Football legend to Nevada prisoner

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 14:57
CNN's Sara Sidner looks at how O.J. Simpson became one of the country's celebrity convicts.
Categories: Economical

Your dog's descended from Stone Age wolves

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 14:17
Your pet dog -- and every other dog in the world -- most likely descended from a single population of wolves that lived 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. The study marks that time frame as the period when dogs and wolves diverged evolutionarily.
Categories: Economical

9/11 survivors accuse Theresa May of suppressing a report on Saudi terror links

World News - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:59

Back when David Cameron was Britain's prime minister, he commissioned an inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups. Cameron agreed, reluctantly, to produce the report if the Liberal Democrats supported an extension of British airstrikes on the Islamic State militant group. They did, and the study was commissioned. Now, nearly 18 months later, that report has become […]
Categories: Others

US: North Korea preparing for missile test?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:57
CNN has learned that US intelligence indicates that North Korea is making preparations for another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or intermediate range missile test.
Categories: Economical

Travel ban ruling: Grandparents, relatives can still enter US

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:50
In a loss for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court Wednesday left intact a lower court opinion that temporarily exempts grandparents and other relatives from President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Categories: Economical

When white lives are at stake, society takes notice

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:42
The recent shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk by police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis is a reminder of the problem of police violence and lethal force in that city and around the nation. This case comes only a month after a former police officer in a nearby suburb, Jeronimo Yanez, was found not guilty in the July 2016 fatal shooting of Philando Castile.
Categories: Economical

Supreme Court: Administration may enforce refugee ban, but must broaden family exemptions for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries

Washington Post Politics - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:25
The justices allowed the refugee ban to be enforced for now, but said the Trump ban must allow broader exemptions for family members, including grandparents. The justices in a short order refused the administration’s request that it stay a lower court’s decision that said the Trump administration had too severely interpreted the court’s decision last […]
Categories: Political

Netanyahu accidentally reveals Israel has struck Iran-backed fighters in Syria ‘dozens of times’

World News - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:20

It has never been a particularly well-kept secret that Israel has conducted clandestine airstrikes in Syrian territory over recent years. But this week, Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to not only admit that these strikes had occurred, but that they had occurred “dozens” of times. The Israeli prime minister made this admission accidentally — all thanks to a hot mic. Netanyahu's remarks came […]
Categories: Others

Saudi police release woman in miniskirt video

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:02
A woman detained by Saudi police after appearing in a video wearing a miniskirt has been released without punishment, according to a statement by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information.
Categories: Economical

Pork barrel spending on the rise in Congress, watchdog group says

Washington Post Politics - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 13:02

Despite declaring a moratorium on pork-barrel spending more than five years ago, members of Congress secured 163 earmarks in the 2017 federal budget worth $6.8 billion, according to a new report by Citizens Against Government Waste. Spending on the special projects — often requested by a single member of Congress for companies and organizations in […]
Categories: Political

Thai court convicts dozens in large human-trafficking trial

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:47
A Thai court on Wednesday found dozens of people guilty in the country's largest human-trafficking trial, including a high-ranking officer, Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpan.
Categories: Economical

Female golf pros have new dress code

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:34
Twitter users react to the Ladies Professional Golf Association's newly released dress code on what players can wear on the field. HLN's Andy Scholes reports.
Categories: Economical

China holds live fire drills amid India dispute

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:29
The Chinese government has issued a warning to neighboring India to withdraw its troops from the disputed Doklam border area to "avoid further escalation of the situation."
Categories: Economical

Most streamed song of all time

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 12:27
"Despacito" means "slowly" in Spanish, but the song's rise to the top has been anything but slow.
Categories: Economical

The BBC’s top-paid male employee earns $2.8 million. The top-paid woman earns $580,000.

World News - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:55

This morning, the BBC did something bold — it published the salaries of its top earners (defined as anyone making 150,000 pounds — the equivalent of about $195,000 — or more). This kind of list can be a really good tool for increasing transparency and accountability. In the BBC's case, it also exposed some pretty […]
Categories: Others

Princess Charlotte steals spotlight on royal tour in Germany

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:30
She may be only two years old but Britain's Princess Charlotte appears to be settling in quickly to a lifetime of royal duties.
Categories: Economical

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