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Al-Jazeera slams 'unjustified' closure of Saudi office

The Maldives has cut ties with Qatar , as have the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, and the Tobruk parliament in Libya . PAL said on Tuesday Abu Dhabi Airport immigration announced that effective immediately, all UAE nationals who are holders of all types of passport are not allowed to travel or enter Qatar or to transit through Qatar airports. Read More »

Trump, Senate Republicans looking for healthcare bill this summer


Republicans haven't drafted legislative language on the thorniest issues, and there's no consensus on how to proceed on some major sticking points in the bill . Key questions remain about how the GOP will phase out Medicaid expansion as well as how they will structure tax credits to help Americans purchase their health insurance under a Republican health care plan. Read More »

Weird Noises Cut Short Kevin Durant's NBA Finals Media Session

Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James's focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more risky this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant . Read More »

Senate panel heads back reauthorizing intel law

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to testify for the first time in public since he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation probe, and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers is also expected to face questions of whether Trump asked him to rebut Comey in public. Read More »

Terrorist financing at heart of Qatar crisis, says UAE minister

His comments took on further strength as the UAE's justice ministry warned social media users that they can face three to 15 years in prison time and massive fines for offering sympathy for Qatar. The rift comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against extremism. The UAE and three other USA -aligned Middle East governments ratcheted up a simmering dispute with Qatar on Sunday night when they cut diplomatic and transportation ties to ... Read More »

Deadly drug carfentanil found in Mass. for first time, state police say


Massachusetts State Police say three samples have tested positive for the deadly synthetic opioid carfentanil, marking the first instance of the drug in the commonwealth. "It has no legitimate medical uses for humans". A small dosage of carfentanil could be fatal. One of the seized samples was mixed with cocaine, while the other two were pure carfentanil. Read More »

Apple, Intel, Microsoft and more commit to Paris Agreement on climate change

In yet another instance of a world leader trolling President Donald Trump , North Korea issued a statement on Tuesday slamming the United States for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement , calling it "the height of egoism". Brown, a Democrat, is traveling across China this week to forge new links on clean energy between the state and the world's most populous country and largest auto market, urging it to take environmental cues from Sacramento, not the White House. Read More »

Judge will decide fate in Michelle Carter trial

The prosecution says Ms Carter helped Roy devise the plan to take his own life, encouraged him to hide it from his parents. "Ultimately it was Conrad Roy alone in the vehicle who killed himself, while she was miles away with her phone", Daniel Medwed, a professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University School of Law said. Read More »

South Carolina's Holbrook resigns as baseball coach


But his teams never made it to the College World Series and missed the NCAA Tournament twice in the past three seasons. Holbrook and the university announced the move Tuesday night. In 2017, SC looked like it had the team to make it back to the College World Series for the first time since 2012. "This will always be a special place for me and my family". Read More »

Mom: 'It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly'


Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. Carleigh Brooke Corbitt surprised her mother and the doctor and weighed in at almost 14 pounds - the largest newborn that Dr. WJAX visited the family for the baby girl's three-week checkup. She was cleared and confirmed to be healthy. "I'm done", she said. As for Christine, she plans on taking some much-needed rest. Read More »

West Nile Virus discovered in central IL


They were originally testing the bugs for Zika virus, but instead came back with positive results for West Nile. The Skokie Health Department recommends removing standing water where mosquitoes could breed, emptying plastic swimming pools, changing the water in birdbaths and planters weekly, keeping gutters cleared out, among other precaustions, according to the release. Read More »

Irish War Cry Is The Favorite For The Belmont Stakes


The Belmont Stakes has a scheduled post time of 5:37 p.m. CDT Saturday in Elmont, New York . Trainer Mark Casse says the abscess found Wednesday is a recurrence of the same problem that bothered the colt after his loss in the Holy Bull in February. Read More »

Gorilla gives birth with help from doctors who treat people


Kira, who lives at Philadelphia Zoo , suffered a hard birth that required medical techniques typically used for delivering humans. A special team of doctors who normally treat people and veterinarians were drafted in from Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania and its veterinary medicine school. Read More »

Philly police ID 4 boys, 12-15, in attack on disabled man


Andrews, 48, told that the victim in the "heartbreaking" attack, which occurred at Chelten Avenue and Knox Street in the city's Germantown section, works with him at a supermarket in Cheltenham and identified him as Mark . Police Sgt. Eric Gripp says investigators hope someone with information about the video contacts police. "To them, they might have thought this was clever, but my message to them and kids in general is to do more constructive things with your time". Read More »

White Bread Can Be Healthier For Some


Only one measurement appeared unusual to researchers. Further work on murine models highlights genetic differences that can cause certain mice to gain weight on a diet that causes other mice to lose weight. Participants microbiome makeup-bacteria living in the body-was also measured before, during, and after the study. Much to everyone's surprise, they found no marked difference between the two. Read More »

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation

Sources close to Comey also said that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him during that dinner. But he used the hearing to raise concerns about reports that President Donald Trump asked top intelligence and law enforcement authorities to "publicly downplay" the investigation into Russian activities and contacts with the Trump campaign during last year's election. Read More »

President Trump names new FBI director

Speaking to reporters in Cincinnati, he said that Christopher Wray is "gonna be great". President Donald Trump has picked a longtime lawyer and former Justice Department official to be the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

McConnell on Health Care Bill: 'We're Getting Closer'


Of course, " Obamacare " was not ideal, but if Smucker truly wanted to ensure that all Americans have access to "quality, affordable health care " as he claims, he would work to fix those problems, rather than shred the gains we have made and give massive tax cuts to those who least need them. Read More »

Kansas Legislators Override Veto of Tax Bill


National Democrats pointed to Kansas on Wednesday as a cautionary tale about relying on tax cuts to spur growth. The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's decision to increase income taxes to fix the state budget and provide extra money for public schools. Read More »

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship


According to the New York Times , lawyers at the Institute recently sent a letter to Trump as well as the White House counsel, the press secretary, and the director of social media. A chain of postings about his travel ban may hamper his administration's defense in courts. Each of them was blocked soon after having disagreed with or ridiculed you. Read More »

Polling station guide for Election blog


Next you take your ballot paper into a booth, and read the instructions on how to vote carefully. If you do make a mistake, don't worry - just ask an officer for another ballot paper. Put your ballot paper in the ballot box. Can you still turn out to vote? Results across the country will start pouring in early Friday morning, with Sunderland expected to be first - who generally submit their results at around midnight! But as for selfies. Read More »

'Road Rules' Alum Danny Dias Found Dead at 34


Days before, Dias had allegedly taken what a friend believed to be LSD or mushrooms and "freaked out" before retreating to his room, according to TMZ , which first broke the news of his death. "There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing". Fans may recognize Dias from Season 13 of Road Rules , which aired in 2004. It was MTV's second reality show after The Real World . Read More »

Trump taps Christopher Wray as new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Wray, a man of". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump interviewed Wray on May 30. In 2003, Wray was nominated by President Bush as assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, was skeptical about the timing of Wray's nomination. But Lieberman, too, withdrew from consideration because another lawyer at his firm was tapped to help Trump with the investigation into whether his campaign ... Read More »