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American circus stages final show


The show - performed in Uniondale, New York - comes after months after the circus owners announced it would be bring the curtain down on its performers. His parents met at the Ringling circus in 1954. Alexander Lacey directs one of the lions during the final show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Read More »

'America First': Trump pushes Montenegro PM aside, rebukes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members


During a private dinner Thursday night, the 28 members, plus soon-to-join Montenegro, renewed an old pledge to move toward the 2 percent by 2024 - a move the White House touted as a sign of Trump's influence. His arrival was also shadowed by new criticism from British Prime Minister Theresa May , who complained about leaks of intelligence to the American media about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester , England. Read More »

Concert bomber asked mom to forgive him hours before attack


On Wednesday, Israel said it had altered information-sharing protocols with the U.S. after Trump passed on information from its informant, embedded in the Islamic State , to Russians, probably endangering the source's life. The Times didn't say where it got the information. Trump, now in Brussels, ordered a review of the leaks of sensitive information, describing them as a grave threat to national security. Read More »

Axios: Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal


Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group in Washington, said the discord over climate change was unusual for G-7 meetings. Senior Trump administration officials said that the change in rhetoric wasn't a softening of his stance, instead pointing to Trump's direct call for Muslim leaders to bear more responsibility for the plight of Islamist extremism. Read More »

G7 summit ends in deadlock over climate change


Mr Trump's attitude to climate change made the G7 talks "very difficult" said German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left). The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the United States and the six other participating countries, which are all strongly committed to the Paris accord . Read More »

Southern Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At 69


It seems like there's always controversy about every pick the Rock Hall makes. but not that one. Billboard said that since Nielsen Music began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, the Allman Brothers Band have sold 9.3 million albums in the United States. Read More »

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria policy, reports and source say


But a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line, saying if it's true, it would reveal a unsafe degree of ignorance or naivete. "So generally speaking about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner". That includes proposals for more travel and campaign-style rallies throughout the country so Trump can speak directly to his supporters, as well as changes ... Read More »

Durbin rips Republican health care bill after CBO report

But, as we have frequently explained , the reference in the report is compared to current law - the Affordable Care Act . The budget office said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage . On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO ) released its second analysis of the AHCA. The previous version of the bill reduced shortfalls by $150 billion. Read More »

May comes out fighting as Tory lead slips to five points

But a Labour spokesman said the Prime Minister was "not telling the truth" about Mr Corbyn's speech, in which he said Britain must be "both strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism". He suggested this could indicate apathy to politics or that the party leaders "simply aren't charismatic enough". Conservative election strategist, Lynton Crosby, has ordered a return to May's main message: that only Theresa May can be trusted to negotiate Brexit, The Sunday Times ... Read More »

Trump team brush off Kushner 'secret Russian Federation line' questions


According to both reports, Mr Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was present at the meeting. The information, which Kislyak relayed to Moscow after their meeting on December 1 or 2, was intercepted by the United States intelligence agencies, the daily said quoting an unnamed USA official briefed on intelligence reports. Read More »

Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

Traveling - like life - is so much better when you've got friends to share the experience with. Tragedy struck Allman's life again in 1971 when Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24, months after the successful release of the Allman Brothers Band's double album, " At Fillmore East ". Read More »

Ariana Grande releases full statement on Manchester terror attack


Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges. "Eight men remain in custody for questioning", the police tweet said . Abedi's brother has confessed to a Libyan militia that the two of them belonged to Islamic State . His brother Hashem and father Ramadan have both been arrested in Tripoli - despite his dad claiming the family is "innocent". Read More »

Gregg Allman: Celebrities react to music legend's death

Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted to his official website . In March, he canceled performances for the rest of 2017. But Lehman said Allman would be buried alongside his late brother, founding Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman , at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, where the band got its start almost five decades ago. Read More »

Lawyer says Kushner wants to cooperate in probe

Kushner is said to have discussed with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak the possibility of establishing a direct and secure conduit for communication between Moscow and Trump's transition team, established after Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Read More »

Manchester bomber said to have told mom "forgive me" before attack


It comes as police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stopped passing information to counterparts across the Atlantic because of repeated leaks. Police say they are now holding 11 men, aged between 18 and 44, in custody and have made major progress in their investigation. Dozens of people were injured and 22 were killed when Abedi set off a homemade explosive filled with nuts and bolts at the entrance to Manchester Arena, where an Ariana Grande concert had ... Read More »

Ariana Grande Promises to Return to Manchester: "We Won't Let Hate Win"


They also said they had released a woman without charge after she was arrested in Blackley. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the American leaks with President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, a sure indicator of the severity of the situation. Read More »

Ramsey urges Wenger to stay as Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win

Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. Nevertheless, Chelsea had seemingly ensured the game would go to extra-time when Costa sent a deflected shot past Ospina in the 76th minute. Read More »