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First State comes up empty in latest giant Powerball jackpot drawing

The jackpot has been steadily rising since April 1, the last time someone matched all the numbers. Two tickets with five numbers. but missing the Powerball number. The store is located in the midst of Sun City, a retirement community off Interstate 215 in Menifee, about 70 miles north of San Diego. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted. Read More »

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television. Qatar's neighbors also demand that it hand over all individuals who are wanted by those four countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist entities that are designated as terrorist groups by the USA; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded, ostensibly in Saudi ... Read More »

Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer

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Theresa May this week apologised for a "failure of the state" in the wake of the fire, which started in the early hours of Wednesday, June 14. "We are on the second floor and we could get out easier than people on higher floors", she said. "When my city crews are not fighting fires they will be standing in the lobbies of high-rise buildings talking to residents because since Grenfell Tower we have understandably had a growing number of people contacting us with concerns". Read More »

Terror attack at Brussels station

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We have aborted the attack that could have been much worse. The man, identified only by his initials, O.Z., was known to police but had no previously discovered terrorist ties, the prosecutor said. Witness Nicolas Van Herrewegen, a rail worker, told Reuters: "He was talking about the jihadists and all that and then at some point he shouted: " Allahu akbar " and blew up the little suitcase he had next to him". Read More »

Boys win protest over school uniform

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But the school changed its tune on Friday. "Shorts are not now part of our school uniform for boys", a statement on the academy website reads. "Contrary to news reports, we have not banned shorts; shorts are simply not part of our school uniform", the school said in a statement. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan calls Qatar embargo 'un-Islamic'

Analysts estimate that at least 40 percent of all of Qatar's food supplies are transported across its land border with Saudi Arabia. They added that Qatar ignored repeated calls to abide by the Riyadh Agreement of 2013, its executive mechanism, and the supplementary agreement in 2014. Read More »

US Senate approves sanctions against Russia over 2016 election

The libertarian-minded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the only other "no" vote against the bill. "What we would like is the flexibility", he told a Senate panel. But the Senate moved forward anyway. Bob Corker saying: "Look, this bill is going to become law". "We've been interacting with the state department and, again, we'll see what happens", he told reporters. Read More »

Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

In the last six-and-a-half weeks that the South Korean leader has been in office, North Korea has test-fired five ballistic missiles and Mr. Moon has emphasized on multiple occasions that the rogue state should expect additional, stronger sanctions should it go ahead with another ICBM test or a sixth nuclear test. Read More »

Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

As shown by the charts above, a decisive number of 18-24 year olds voted for Labour. "It is, uniquely, a framework of rules that protects people from the worst excesses of globalisation and unfettered capitalism, in addition to easing trade across the continent", it said. Read More »

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

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On Tuesday, Welsh Communities Secretary Carl Sargeant told AMs no high-rise blocks used for social housing in Wales appeared to have Grenfell Tower type cladding . Any safety findings in the Grenfell investigation are being quickly shared with regulators and civic authorities, McCormack said. To help the recovery effort, police will install an elevator on Grenfell Tower's exterior next week. Read More »

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

Speaking as she arrived for the second day of Brussels' EU Summit this morning, Theresa May described it as a constructive start to the talks, which will give "reassurance" to EU citizens living in the UK. Mrs May has promised further details in a Government paper to be published on Monday. But the co-chairman of the 3Million movement, Nicolas Hatton, retorted: "There is something slightly pathetic about the Prime Minister's proposal which makes no reference to the detailed, ... Read More »

What!? Trump Now Insists James Comey Testimony Was True

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the investigation, including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials. His instinct is: "'I'll out-bluff you'". The president said Comey "did admit that what I said was right". Pelosi has been facing questions about her leadership since Democrats lost the hard-fought race. Read More »

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was detained in North Korea for 17 months and died on Monday, shortly after he returned to the United States in a coma. But the doctors who examined him after his return disputed the botulism claim and said he had "extensive loss of tissue" in his brain. The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it ... Read More »

Capitol Hill police break up health care bill protest

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The protest was organized by the National ADAPT organization , a national grassroots disability rights organization "fighting to end the institutional bias". Police reportedly arrested more than 20 protesters, many of whom were in wheelchairs and on respirators. Reporters tweeted photos of the protesters being carried out by Capitol Police. Read More »

Theresa May offers EU citizens living in Britain full residency

Other crunch Brexit issues are Britain's estimated 100 billion euro (US$112 billion) divorce bill, and Northern Ireland , which will be on Britain's only land border with the European Union after Brexit . "You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only one", Tusk added, quoting a lyric from the late John Lennon's "Imagine". The EU members agreed to hold the contest after U.K. Read More »

Trump Impeachment: Robert Mueller's Firing Would Immediately Launch Impeachment Process, Democrats Warn

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Couldn't you be under investigation and they've just not let you know yet? "Sekulow went out yesterday for a significant reason", America's Newsroom anchor Bill Hemmer said on Fox News Monday morning, before asking former Gov. A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although preliminary work is clearly being done, according to sources familiar with the process. Read More »

Faulty fridge believed to have caused fatal London apartment blaze

The police are also considering manslaughter charges following the fire; seventy-nine people are confirmed dead, missing, or presumed dead after the blaze ripped through 150 flats in the Kensington building. Any safety findings in the Grenfell investigation are being quickly shared with regulators and civic authorities, McCormack said. Ms Ryan lives on the 22nd floor of Downey Tower and says she now fears for her own safety. Read More »

LaVar Ball Makes Bold Lakers Prediction, Gets Trolled By Joel Embiid

Ball's mental steadiness is another big reason he's nearly certain to be a top-three pick on Thursday. That's been the dream scenario for the entire Ball family ever since Lonzo showed the first inklings of world-class talent. That's what Ball does better than nearly any guard in recent college basketball history. INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE: A year after almost half the draft - a record 27 of the 60 picks - were international players, French guard Frank Ntilikina and Finnish forward Lauri ... Read More »

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

In the 2000s, Australia provided river boats to the Philippines to aid in the fight against insurgency in the south. This image taken from an undated video shown to The Associated Press by the Philippine military shows Malaysian militant Mahmud bin Ahmad who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city . Read More »

Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'

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Those arriving up until the point of departure would have a "grace period" - expected to be two years - to build up the same "UK settled status" and the system would also be streamlined, doing away with an 85-page permanent residency application form which has attracted complaints, May said in a clear attempt to sweeten Britain's offering for Brexit . Read More »

Manslaughter charges considered in London Grenfell Tower fire

At least 79 people were killed or are missing presumed dead after the blaze at Grenfell, a block in Kensington, last Wednesday. Nine of the deceased have now been formally identified, but McCormack said investigators may never be able to identify all of the victims. Read More »