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Apple introduces HomePod speaker

A prototype of Apple's new HomePod is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads. But the company is also making clear that the gadget could become the voice-connected centre of emerging smart home technology for millions of people. Read More »

Senate inching closer to ObamaCare-repeal compromise?

House leaders handling the negotiations, presumably Harris and Henry, do not appear to comprehend how strongly the Senate's support for the upper chamber's version of HB1 is. President Donald Trump and GOP leaders want the Senate to finish its healthcare legislation before Congress goes on summer recess in August, so that lawmakers can focus on tax reform in the fall, according to several published sources. Read More »

Former Panama dictator dies

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Panama's ex-dictator died Monday in a hospital in Panama City . Then to the death of Panamanian dictator Maneul Noriega: Missing in some of the brief news accounts about Noriega is that Noriega was "our stooge" for awhile. As part of an extradition deal in April 2010 and signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, France agreed to hold a new trial and to uphold Noriega's prisoner of war status granted by the USA following his 1991 conviction. Read More »

Warriors stun Cavaliers in 118-113 win, take 3-0 Finals lead

According to espn .com, a person who heard the track said Durant took care of the opening verse, then James joined in before Durant came back to finish off the song. And they nearly did in Game 3. That's mostly because of Durant, the former NBA MVP who signed with the Warriors in July. He's just going up against a better team. Read More »

Connecticut lawmakers vote to authorize new tribal casino

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The Senate passed a bill on May 24 to allow the tribes to open a third casino off I-91 in East Windsor , sending the legislation to the House. MGM Resorts announced that it would contest the casino's approval in an US District Court , arguing that Connecticut's Legislature had violated key Constitution clauses by denying outside operators the opportunity to apply for what would be the state's first commercial casino license. Read More »

Comey says he was fired over Russia probe, blasts 'lies'

Donald Trump's lawyer says former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about nine private conversations with the president put his client in the clear. Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton , but also to gain access to USA election software and hardware. In a series of tweets , Trump Jr said: "Flynn stuff is BS in context 2 guys talking about a guy they both know well". Read More »

London's Mayor Wants To Cancel Trump's Trip To The UK

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The Conservative prime minister has said Khan is doing a good job, echoing public sentiment across London. President Donald Trump initially criticized Khan hours after the London Bridge attack and asserted that the mayor was downplaying the severity of the attack and its ramifications in the grand scheme of the battle against ISIS. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: We are ready to serve the country

The dominance of the Labour party also reflected in the elections for the Mayor of the London where Sadiq Khan, a child of an immigrant Pakistani, was chosen for the post. If passed, the government will fill all of the ministerial positions themselves. "There isn't a parliamentary majority for anybody at the present time, the party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party , the arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost". Read More »

Backed Forces Launch Attack on ISIL Capital, Raqqa

The US-led coalition has said 3,000 to 4,000 IS fighters are thought to be holed up in Raqqa city, where they have erected defenses against the anticipated assault. However, it has lost much of its territory it initially claimed over the years due to campaigns led by several Syrian and Iraqi forces. "IRC health teams responding north of Raqqa city have treated people injured by mines as they attempted to cross the frontline". Read More »

Rahul arrested on way to protest-hit Mandsaur

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The NDA government at the Centre on Thursday hit out at the Congress for seeking to politicise the farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh. Superintendent of Police, Chittorgarh, Prasanna Khamesra said that Gandhi had travelled a few kilometres as a pillon rider on a motorcycle from Nimbaheda to up to the Madhya Pradesh border. Read More »

UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM Theresa May

For his part, Labour's Corbyn told his supporters that "it is time for Theresa May to go". Former chancellor George Osborne, sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader". Read More »

Britain has a hung parliament. So what happens now?

RFE/RL: Is hard Brexit really dead now, with the uncertain result of the United Kingdom election? "The country needs a period of stability, and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability", she said . Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest 17th suspect in Manchester bombing

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The Manchester Evening News said the arrest took place at a petrol station not far from the Manchester Arena, where Salman Abedi carried out the suicide bombing on May 22. Performances at the 50,000 capacity stadium will kick off at 7.15pm (1815 GMT) and will be streamed online and broadcast by the BBC. Do you something awesome to share with the world? Tickets went on sale Thursday, selling out within six minutes, with website Ticketmaster reporting "incredible" demand. Read More »

House votes to undo much of Dodd-Frank banking law

The House voted Thursday in favor of a bill created to roll back key regulations over the banking industry implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The legislation would exempt smaller banks from a number of Dodd-Frank requirements. Among the most significant provisions are measures that allow banks to escape heightened regulatory requirements and cut stress tests back from their current annual schedule, while the bill also eviscerates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read More »

Accused leaker Reality Winner is scared after arrest, mom says

Snowden further argues that victor should be released on bail pending her trial and said that for the government to hold any "citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage" anyone concerned about the free press, whistleblower protections, or the public's right to know. Read More »

Trump to Iran: states backing terror risk 'falling victim' to it

Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building and one man, who appeared wounded, on the floor. It quoted Pirhossein Kolivand, the head of Iran's emergency department. An Associated Press reporter saw several police snipers on the roofs of nearby buildings. Read More »

The One Question Comey Refused To Answer Speaks Volumes

Kasowitz said Trump "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to halt a probe into Flynn, who was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials before Trump's January 20 inauguration. "Knowing my father for 39 years, when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means". Trump and White House spokespeople denied this allegation. Read More »

'50/50 chance' of Theresa May resigning after election

Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election in a bid to boost her mandate has spectacularly backfired, plunging the United Kingdom into uncertainty with just over a week before Brexit talks begin. But her campaign unravelled after a major policy u-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wider support than anyone had foreseen. Read More »

CCTV reveals the moment police shot London Bridge terrorists

British police named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials a year ago. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. Earlier police, who were hunting for 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas, missing since the attack, said that they had found a body in the River Thames. Read More »

Area jobless rate inches up

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Is the wages puzzle - slumping earnings gains in the face of sharp increases in employment - being solved? The agency said hourly wages for all employees grew 1.3 per cent year-over-year last month, an increase over the April's all-time low of 0.7 per cent. Read More »

Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region

Though Trump again said countries must eliminate funding streams for terror groups, the White House said he focused on the need for the region's various US allies to stick together. An initial report on the hack from Qatar's Interior Ministry late Wednesday said the website of the Qatar News Agency was initially hacked in April with "high techniques and innovative methods". Read More »