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Nik Wallenda's wife performs risky stunts over Niagra Falls

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In addition to hanging by her teeth, Mrs. Wallenda performed other stunts from her lyra, or ring, including hanging from it by her feet. The wife of high-wire artist Nik Wallenda hung from a hoop dangling out of the helicopter as it hovered about 100 metres above the falls on the Canada-U.S. Read More »

7 dead, heavy damage to US Navy ship in collision

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Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, was from San Diego and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, was from Chula Vista. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the destroyer's captain, was airlifted from the ship's deck to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka with a head injury. The U.S. Read More »

London fire: Police release images of devastating tower inferno

Cdr Cundy said: "It is really important that we are clear about the scale of the challenge facing us as our teams search Grenfell Tower to recover those people still inside and return them to their loved ones". The cause of the massive blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that the rain-screen cladding on the exterior of Grenfell Tower may have spread the flames. Read More »

Georgia inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed

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Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue were driving 33 inmates between prisons when Rowe and Dubose overpowered them and then used the guards' guns to kill them around 6:45 a.m. Greg Dozier, Department of Corrections Commissioner, said the phone call about the deaths hit him hard: "My heart is still in the soles of my shoes". Read More »

Trump Transition Aides Ordered To Preserve Russia Documents

The Trump tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned organization officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. The requested records include a host of electronic communications and documents including "emails, voicemails, text messages, audio recordings, videos, photographs or images, calendar records and diary data", and asks that aides "immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible ... Read More »

Van plows into Muslim worshippers in London, killing one

Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Eight injured were sent to three separate hospitals and two others were treated at the scene. The Muslim Council says a van has "run over worshippers" leaving the Finsbury Park mosque. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured. Read More »

Northern Ireland is stuck in the same old political rut

Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein told May specifically of his opposition to the coalition during a meeting with her at Downing Street: "We have just finished a meeting with the British prime minister and her secretary of state". Certainly, this gives Arlene Foster who could easily give Theresa May a run for her money in talks a certain amount of leverage with the now weakened Theresa May administration. Read More »

FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2017 rosters confirmed

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With the action set to start on Saturday June 17, all rosters have been trimmed to 4 players. This would mark Serbia's third world title in four editions. The knockout rounds, including the finals, will take place on the final day of the tournament. It was played successfully for the first time in worldwide competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.com/3x3worldtour) and ... Read More »

Taylor Swift is now available on all music streaming services

Friday is the same day singer Katy Perry's album, Witness , was released. Online personality Tyler Oakley preferred to find a way to neutralize the situation. They will include the Grammy-winning "1989", according to a statement from Taylor Nation , her official Instagram fan account. She continued: "But, what I wanna say is that I'm ready for that B.S.to be done". Read More »

CT 2017: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed thrilled with epic turnaround

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Amir, who missed Pakistan's semi-final win over England with a back spasm, had taken two wickets for four runs in eight balls and India were six for two. Yuvraj Singh was lbw to leg-spinner Shadab and former captain MS Dhoni , the hero of many an India rescue mission, holed out in the deep. Pandya, however, briefly raised their spirits with a quickfire 76, reaching his fifty with three successive sixes off Shadab and hitting six maximums in all before he was run out. Read More »

FLDS church leader Lyle Jeffs in South Dakota jail

He was on the run since June 18, 2016. Rothschadl said police made the traffic stop as Jeffs drove through the marina after using a bathroom, but that he doesn't know why Jeffs was in southeast South Dakota . It's not clear if FLDS members provided Jeffs support while he was on the run, but Barnhart said the fugitive bishop had limited communication and resources over the a year ago. Read More »

Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

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Costa warned that the death toll could rise as the search for the missing continued Sunday. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with the local authorities regarding the forest fires in central Portugal ". Premier Costa, who had been monitoring developments overnight from the civil defence headquarters in Carnaxide on the western outskirts of Lisbon, has expressed his shock at the scale of the tragedy. Read More »

US Navy says search continues for 7 sailors

Harden is from Herrin, Illinois, and recently was redeployed. Damage to the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald is seen as the vessel is berthed at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo , on June 18. "I express my heartfelt solidarity to America at this hard time", praising USA servicemen in Japan under the allies' bilateral security pact. "There wasn't a lot of time in those spaces that were open to the sea, and as you can see now, the ship is still listing", Aucoin said ... Read More »

French Interior Minister: Paris Attacker Carrying Algerian Student ID

Witnesses around Notre Dame Cathedral are describing a dramatic police operation in the tourist-filled site in central Paris . On social media, people reported that they were "trapped" in the cathedral during the incident. Attacker with hammer shot near Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris police sayThe video shows an officer continuing to point his gun at the suspect after he was down. Read More »

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify tomorrow

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Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member. Read More »

Ailing US student freed by N. Korea arrives home

Richardson, who previously attempted to secure Otto Warmbier's freedom, was responding to the news that the 22-year-old from Cincinnati was heading home. The news surfaced after the flamboyant retired NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman - a former contestant on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" reality show - flew to Pyongyang to resume his quixotic quest to broker detente between his USA homeland and Kim Jong-Un's authoritarian regime. Read More »

It's very confusing - Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw

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The player did not talk to reporters in Kazan . It took a while for both sides to settle but the first real action of interest was possibly the most contentious. 'It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football, ' said Ronaldo, who is under more scrutiny than usual playing for his country after it emerged on Friday he wants to quit Real Madrid and leave Spain as a result of an investigation into his tax affairs. Read More »

Jared Kushner Returning to Israel to Revive Peace Talks

Kushner and Greenblatt helped orchestrate Trump's May 22-23 visit to Jerusalem, where he met with Netayahu, and to Bethlehem in the West Bank, where he met with Abbas. Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial real estate magnate whose marriage to Trump's eldest daughter has thrust the otherwise inexperienced diplomat into the center of USA foreign relations, now wields a hefty foreign affairs portfolio in the Trump administration. Read More »

London Tower Fire: 58 Confirmed or Presumed Dead, Identification 'Will Take Weeks'

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May said the government would spend £5 million for clothes, food and emergency supplies to the victims. He said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and that the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project at the tower, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze. Read More »

President Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mueller told Trump to fire Comey. Read More »

Tony Awards Shine on New Stars

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Bette Midler , the veteran Jewish actress and singer, won for best actress in a musical for " Hello Dolly " as Broadway handed out its highest honors on June 11 in NY. The melody came from the night's big victor " Dear Evan Hansen ", the musical about adolescent angst, the aftermath of suicide and power of social media captured the imagination of Tony voters. Read More »

Race: Gillespie will face Northam in November

On the Democrat side, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won with 303,846 votes (55.9 percent) to Tom Perriello's 239,505 (44.1 percent). In Fairfax and Loudoun counties more Democratic ballots than Republican ballots were being cast, in part because the Democratic race for governor between Northam and former Perriello was seen as the closest race. Read More »

Fire Robert Mueller? Why That Trump Doomsday Scenario Won't Work

In a major story, The New York Times claimed that Trump was angered by reports that Mueller was close to fired FBI Director James Comey and entertained the idea of firing the special counsel. Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job. Trump is said to be proud of yesterday's not-so-nimble refusal to pledge support to Mueller, seeing it as an artfully tactical ploy aimed at steering the investigation toward his desired outcome of total, ... Read More »