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Flash Flood Watch issued as Cindy makes its way to the Mid

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Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state in response to flash flooding and severe weather from the storm. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which ... Read More »

No autopsy for U.S. student detained by North Korea

North Korea said they released Warmbier last week on "humanitarian grounds". This announcement comes after Otto Warmbier died Monday . President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier's detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". "There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result". Read More »

Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

A log stuck and killed a boy Wednesday on the beach in Alabama in the first fatality associated with Tropical Storm Cindy , according to officials. Up to eight inches of rainfall was expected in southern portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida through Friday morning. Parts of the state saw severe flooding Wednesday, when water rose to 3 feet high in some neighborhoods, covering some mailboxes, CNN affiliate WDSU reported . Read More »

Mattel unveils new diverse line of Ken dolls

Mattel said Tuesday it is also rolling out 25 new, diverse Barbie dolls. The original Ken doll was introduced in 1961 and over the past half-century has become a staple for Barbie-loving girls and boys. Now, fans of the doll franchise can buy fashionista Ken dolls in different sizes and skin tones like the Barbie dolls that came before them. A live-action Barbie movie is slated for summer 2018, and originally was going to star Amy Schumer. Read More »

Kim Kardashian Paid $395000 at Auction for Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch

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Annotated in the caseback, the engraving reads "Stas to Jackie 23 February 63 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM", commemorating the "50-Mile Hike in Palm Beach" in 1963-a hike that he participated in on behalf of President Kennedy (and one the President publicly encouraged as a public health initiative) shortly before his assassination. Read More »

Shut Al-Jazeera, Isolate Iran: 13 Demands on Qatar to End Crisis

Qatar has been told it must close the broadcaster Al Jazeera and meet 12 other demands to lift a blockade by countries including Saudi Arabia . Turkish sources also said a joint exercise by Turkish and Qatari forces was expected following the Islamic Eid Al-Fitr holiday which starts on Sunday, and the number of Turkish soldiers sent to the Gulf state could eventually reach 1,000, Reuters confirmed. Read More »

Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling

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Hackers backed by the Russian government targeted voting systems in 21 states a year ago in an effort to undermine confidence in the principle of free and fair elections, US security officials testified on Wednesday . "Those who expressed negative views stated that running elections in this country was the sovereign and exclusive responsibility of the states, and they did not want federal intrusion, a federal takeover, or federal regulation of that process". Read More »

Dirt bike thief killed after owner chases him down in van

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Christopher Bouchard , the driver, was arrested. Officials could not immediately say if Bouchard intentionally caused the accident or whether he was the owner of the dirt bike. Police arrested Bouchard and another male passenger in the vehicle. "My cousin and them took the dirt bikes, and the guy, they were fleeing on dirt bikes, so they went chasing them", a cousin of one of the victims, Freddie Parker, said. Read More »

Seth Meyers Shreds 'Breathtakingly Cruel' Senate GOP Health Bill

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: The Senate Republican health care bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing. In an impassioned open letter on Facebook , the former president pleaded with United States lawmakers not to dismantle the Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare - which he considers one of the signature achievements of his time in the White House. Read More »

Jury deliberations continue in Bill Cosby sex assault trial

After Jackson pressed her, Constand admitted it had not happened but said she could easily use the story to make money off the man, Jackson said. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge. Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate. "Knowing Mr. Cosby is to know he's a comedian - there's always a sense of laughter and I'm grateful to see that his spirit hasn't been broken as a ... Read More »

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York Journalism, Dies at 93

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The Bronx-born Pressman attended Morris High School, worked as a cub reporter for the Peekskill Evening Star during summer vacations, and graduated from New York University with a bachelor of arts degree in history and government. Murrow Award, a 1984 Peabody Award, and 11 Emmys. "A true loss: relentless 60-year NYC reporter Gabe Pressman dead, 93". Pressman is recognized by the viewing audience, political and community leaders, and his NBC colleagues, as one of New York's most respected ... Read More »

Tyla Carr to chase boys and girls

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Speaking to The Sun Online before entering the villa, Tyla said: "I definitely, one hundred per cent, won't have sex in the villa but everyone says that, don't they?" Tyla immediately made it clear that drama would be on the cards as she's set her sights on Jonny and Chris . Read More »

JK Rowling reveals new details about Harry Potter's family

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According to Mail Online, J.K. Rowling further revealed on Pottermore that Harry Potter Sr . was known to be a defender of the Muggle and eventually died with from Dragon Pox. "Henry Potter [Harry to his intimates], was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe". "Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War . Read More »

North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

Mourners turned out in droves to pay their final respects yesterday to Otto Warmbier , the U.S. student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a mysterious coma that proved fatal. Warmbier had tearfully confessed he tried to steal a propaganda banner and had been convicted of subversion . President Donald Trump came down heavily on North Korea after Warmbier's mysterious death. Read More »

Bharti Singh hospitalised, to undergo liver surgery

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Also a participant of a popular couple dance reality show, Bharti has been diagnosed with gall bladder stones and has been under medication. Even the ace-comedian Bharti confirmed the news and posted a picture of herself from the hospital on social media - Instagram. Read More »

I'm what I am because of my mother: Sridevi

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Thirdly, her tormentors make the mistake of calling her mom . Interestingly, after watching the trailer, we gather that Sridevi's " MOM " is a revengeful thriller much like Raveena Tandon's recently released " Maatr ". At Thursday's promotional event for MOM , Sridevi said that "one line" from the film 'got her really excited'. "I'd forever be grateful to him for being part of this film", Sridevi told reporters. Read More »

Trump says he supports Senate healthcare bill

Under Senate Republicans' plan, the government would no longer penalize Americans for failing to have health insurance. But according to an analysis from Kaiser Health News , the Senate version would offer stricter limits on Medicaid funding than the House version . Read More »

Radiohead top the bill as music begins at Glastonbury

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I'm actually more excited for this than I was for the Wembley Stadium shows.I'm going to be playing for a lot people who might have heard some of my songs on the radio, but they're Glastonbury goers, they're not fans of me", Sheeran said. The previous record, held by festival goers at the Ithaca Festival in 2009, consisted of 5,815 revelers. Just prior to the peace sign gathering, Glastonbury paid another tribute to the victims of the attacks. Read More »

Moon observes test of new S. Korean missile

The Hyunmoo-2 is South Korea's indigenously developed ballistic missile with a range of 800 km, reports Xinhua news agency. The Hyunmoo-2 is test-fired from a mobile launch pad at a test site of the Agency for Defense Development in Anheung, South Korea, Friday, June 23, 2017. Read More »

Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

If it was an attempt to intimidate Comey, as many have speculated, it backfired spectacularly. He also said he gave a memo of the Flynn talk to a friend to pass along to the media, in response to the president's tweet on possible recordings. Read More »

It's 'not a health care bill'

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Last week, President Donald Trump called the American Health Care Act approved by the House " mean " and urged the Senate to be more "generous". "The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with preexisting conditions", says Pearson. Read More »

Bat-signal to shine in LA tonight in honor of Adam West

Adam West may be gone, but the actor who brought Batman to life in the hit television series won't soon be forgotten. The public is invited to the event, which will take place at 9 p.m.at City Hall (200 N. Attending fans are encouraged to come in their full sixties Batman regalia in honor of West. Given that this is a city of entertainers, it only makes a little bit more sense that they in turn find a way to give West some further love for everything he meant to the people here and all ... Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill to take centre stage in US Senate

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Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. It would also repeal most of the tax increases imposed by the Affordable Care Act to help pay for expanded coverage, in effect handing a broad tax cut to the affluent in a measure that would also slice billions of dollars from Medicaid , a program that serves 1 in 5 Americans, not only the poor but also nearly two-thirds of people in nursing homes. Read More »