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Otto Warmbier was 'brutalized' by North Korea: father says


He has not spoken". He says the administration is heartened Warmbier has been reunited with his family. THOMPSON: Warmbier called on North Korea to release the other Americans being held there. Joseph Yun, the USA state department's special envoy to North Korea, travelled to Pyongyang with a medical team to secure his release. There's no excuse for the way the North Koreans treated our son and no excuse for the way they have treated so many others. Read More »

Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will


Morgan Lewis & Bockius merged in 2015 with Stamford Law - founded by Mrs Lee - and became Morgan Lewis Stamford, a Singapore law practice where the partners are concurrent partners of the global firm. Lee was reacting to a public statement on Tuesday in which the siblings accused him of privately working against their father's will in order to preserve the home to "enhance his political capital" as his father's successor. Read More »

Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan set for Seagulls switch


The 25-year-old will officially become a Brighton player on July 1 and is now with the Australia team at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation. After making waves in the Belgian league, his commanding presence and strong shot stopping skills earned the 25-year-old a six-year contract with Valencia in 2015. Read More »

President Trump calls UK election results 'surprising'

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she will enter talks with May in an effort to pursue " stability " in Parliament, without giving further details on the conditions for the party's support. Joining forces with the hardline Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. Read More »

Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on talk from left


Investigators say he had been living in his vehicle in Northern Virginia and hanging out at the YMCA. Hodgkinson was spotted regularly over the past several weeks at the YMCA next to the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that looked out onto the baseball field. Read More »

ISIS leader possibly taken out by Russian air strike


Though the country's foreign minister later said there was not "100 percent confirmation", the Russian military on Friday claimed it may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State ( ISIS ), with an airstrike in Syria last month. Read More »

Trump's lawyer has hired his own lawyer

This story is developing and will continue to be updated . He has already been subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee. He said this week that he is scheduled to testify before the panel in early September-an appointment that the committee has not confirmed . Read More »

2 arrested in 2016 slaying of Texan seeking to sell jewelry


The Arlington Police Department arrested a second suspect on Friday for the December murder of an Arlington mother. He remains in the Arlington Jail with initial bond set at $1 million. On the day before the slaying, messages exchanged included a conversation about the men setting up something to make money, the affidavit states. In May, investigators obtained a search warrant for the Facebook accounts of both Gamez and Diaz, and cross-referenced a new account for Diaz with a previous one ... Read More »

Fallin Says REAL ID Deadline Has Been Extended

The federal Real ID Act was passed in 2005, following the terrorist attacks of 2001, to standardize identification documents. Oklahoma has received an extension to meet the requirements in the Real ID Act, Gov. This means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities through that date. Fallin earlier this year signed House Bill (HB) 1845, which allowed state officials to begin work on building a compliant system. Read More »

Winnipeg man wanted for murder arrested in Ontario


He later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. Before fleeing the scene, two suspects robbed two people, forced them into a vehicle and drove them to East St. The two victims were then shot before the suspects ran off. Regional Police had received tips that Fless was here in Waterloo Region, and arrested him this afternoon on Park Street near Fullterton in Waterloo. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump . The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. "After 7 months of investigations and committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof". Read More »

Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe

The three names being mentioned in United States media are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency , and Richard Ledgett , until recently Mr Rogers' deputy. All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways. Read More »

35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter seeks new home


News outlets in Washington DC say the 35 pound cat is at the Humane Rescue Alliance and needs a new home. WTTG reports ( Symba tips the scales at 35 pounds (16 kilograms). Right now, the shelter says Symba can only take a few steps before becoming short of breath. "An ideal adopter for Symba would be someone who will give him the love and attention he deserves, but also will keep Symba active and will be vigilant in keeping to the prescribed weight loss program", Matt ... Read More »

Deadly tower blaze highlights London's rich-poor divide


Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise after flames tore through the 120-unit Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday when most people were asleep. Volunteers in Glasgow - 550 kilometres away - sent a truck laden with nappies and other supplies. "I think it is absolutely true", said Donald. The exterior cladding and the insulation squeezed between its panels were added as part of an extensive renovation completed previous year. Read More »

Gulf countries must ease blockade on Qatar


Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for US military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. "We call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain, and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar". The feud has raised fears of wider instability in an already volatile region that is a crucial global energy supplier and home to several Western military bases. Read More »

Bat-Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

Veteran TV star Adam West , who is best known for portraying superhero in the 1966-1968 ABC series Batman , passed away on June 09, 2017. Two Face matches up to its affectionate nods to the past and bags of humour and provides a fitting farewell performance for Adam West . Read More »

US VP Pence hires lawyer to probe Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation


Just before the story broke, Trump wrote a pair of angry tweets, suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him. "The Commission decides on a case-by-case basis whether legal expenses are considered "personal use" and thus are expenses that a candidate may not pay for using campaign funds", FEC guidelines read . Read More »

Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

Puerto Rican governor Ricky Rossello was elected past year on a campaign platform which pledged to get statehood for Puerto Rico . The governor, Rosselló, has called this a great victory for statehood. None of this means Puerto Rico will become the 51st star on the flag anytime soon. The ballot was later changed to include "current territorial status" as an option, but the call for a boycott remained. Read More »

President Trump attacks Comey, says he's willing to go under oath


President Donald Trump declined on Friday to say whether recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey exist, one day after Comey told congressional investigators that the president tried to pressure him to drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

United States working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

He said North Korea would top the agenda at next week's high-level talks between USA and Chinese officials. The plan calls for strengthening current sanctions and imposing new ones on corrupt Russian actors, those involved in human-rights abuses and those supplying weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read More »

Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle


Early on Friday, a public service vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) between Fino and Sheikh Barow, Mandera County Commissioner Frederick Shisia said. In previous years, the Somali-based al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab amped up terror attacks in Kenya and Somalia during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »