• Train drivers announce countrywide strike
Train drivers announce countrywide strike

At least 276 train drivers had stopped their locomotives on the tracks after the Train Drivers Welfare Association's strike call, demanding upgrading the pay scales of the railway employees, paying overtime wages, distance allowance and reinstatement of sacked drivers.

Read more

  • Two people fatally shot at Scarborough barbecue, third victim in serious condition
Two people fatally shot at Scarborough barbecue, third victim in serious condition

Two victims were pronounced dead on scene. Three victims were located inside the bar and transported to the hospital. Rob North. It is not clear whether they were the intended targets. "They just host a party, that's all". Officers from 41 Division are looking through security camera footage to try to "piece together" what happened, Kwong said, a...

Read more

  • Trump's new hire Scaramucci apologises for calling him 'hack politician'
Trump's new hire Scaramucci apologises for calling him 'hack politician'

Scaramucci , a millionaire NY financier, was named by Trump on Friday to the helm of the White House press operation, a vital role for the media-aware president. A White House official and top GOP adviser said President Trump asked Spicer to stay on, but he resigned . He said he even gave her the "big office" since she'll be taking the...

Read more

  • Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary
Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

In the Obama White House, as with its predecessors, the press secretary, and not the communications director, faced reporters every day. White House press secretary Sean Spicer and a member of President Donald Trump's legal team resigned on Friday in a one-two punch to a reeling administration, as pressure mounts from a broadening investigati...

Read more

  • Operation Khyber-IV: Army purges terrorists from two strongholds in Khyber Agency
Operation Khyber-IV: Army purges terrorists from two strongholds in Khyber Agency

The operational commander further said that Khyber-IV was going in the right direction as planned to achieve the task. The army announced that it had completed the first phase of Operation Khyber-IV in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency after gaining control of a key mountain top.

Read more

  • Snooty, World's Oldest Manatee, Dies In South Florida Museum Accident
Snooty, World's Oldest Manatee, Dies In South Florida Museum Accident

The manatee was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Snooty the Manatee, for decades and for generations a unique and much-loved celebrity in Manatee County, and thought to the be the world's oldest manatee in captivity, has died.

Read more

  • Sen. Collins: Trump Needs to Stop Talking About Mueller Probe
Sen. Collins: Trump Needs to Stop Talking About Mueller Probe

On Saturday, Trump defended Scaramucci against a wave of news reports that the Wall Street financier had originally backed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. After dismissing the probe for months as "ridiculous" and "fake news", Trump laid bare his concerns this week, lashing out at the Justice Department, from his ...

Read more

  • Thousands Left Without Power After Overnight Storms
Thousands Left Without Power After Overnight Storms

Louis, St. Charles and Madison Counties. At 9:30 Sunday morning just under 79,000 customers were still without power. We've also placed additional resources, a mobile command center and a materials trailer, in North St. Westar listed more than 3,200 customers without electricity, and report that they hope to restore all their customers by midnigh...

Read more

  • United Nations talks set for Monday on Mideast clashes: diplomats
United Nations talks set for Monday on Mideast clashes: diplomats

The site in Jerusalem's Old City that includes the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock has been a focal point for Palestinians. Israel's Channel 10 news reports that he told investigators that he bought the knife he used in the attack two days previously, and carried out the attack "because of Al-Aqsa", a reference to the mosque located...

Read more

  • Heat wave continues into the weekend, chance of storms Saturday
Heat wave continues into the weekend, chance of storms Saturday

High 90. TUESDAY: Partly sunny and pleasant. Friday Night . Mostly cloudy. A mostly fair and warm night is expected with overnight lows in the upper 60s to middle 70s. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and hot. Northwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Highs will still be in the 90s on Tuesday , then dropping into the mid-80s by Wednesday .

Read more

  • Uninsured To Increase By 32 Million Under Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill
Uninsured To Increase By 32 Million Under Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill

With a slim majority of 52 in the Senate , the GOP can only afford to lose two senators, so the straightforward repeal bill was considered a non-starter. They need a repeal and a replace. "That number would increase to 27 million in 2020, after the elimination of Obamacare's expansion of eligibility for Medicaid and the elimination of subs...

Read more

  • Republicans Scramble For A Health Care Endgame Strategy
Republicans Scramble For A Health Care Endgame Strategy

Can you believe they wouldn't vote for a bill that would have thrown more than 20 million people off their health insurance and send both health care costs and insurance premiums skyrocketing in order to give more tax breaks to the rich? The 27 million uninsured in 2020 is 10 million more than the 22 million now uninsured, who would not be ...

Read more

  • Arsenal legend Robert Pires urges striker Olivier Giroud to stay put
Arsenal legend Robert Pires urges striker Olivier Giroud to stay put

The forward netted 27 goals in Ligue 1 last campaign and scored 113 goals in all competitions in the last four seasons for Lyon, making him one of Europe's most prolific forwards. "He is a young player with good technique, a good left foot, he can do a good cross and score good goals ". Pires, like Lacazette, also spent all of his career in ...

Read more

  • 'Gun them down. Give no mercy': Indonesian president channels inner Duterte
'Gun them down. Give no mercy': Indonesian president channels inner Duterte

Indonesia has tough laws on drugs and Widodo was previously criticised for ordering executions of convicted drug traffickers who were given death penalty by the court. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an anti-drug crusade previous year in which thousands of alleged drug dealers and users have been killed, often in circumstances akin...

Read more

  • OBJ visits Texas cancer patient, thanks to social media
OBJ visits Texas cancer patient, thanks to social media

Jayro Ponce, 9, has been diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor. Odell Beckham Jr.is Jayro's favorite National Football League player, and over the past week a social media plan began to bring Beckham Jr.to Amarillo to meet Jayro. "Thank you Make A Wish!" "A local radio personality posted an open message to Beckham on Facebook, and then Dann...

Read more

  • Palestinians, Israeli Police In Tense Standoff Over Sacred Shrine
Palestinians, Israeli Police In Tense Standoff Over Sacred Shrine

Three of the victims died, while the fourth was hospitalized. A neighbour, an off-duty soldier, heard the screams, rushed to the home and opened fire, wounding the attacker. The unrest comes after the Israeli military banned men under 50 entering the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, Islam's third holiest site.

Read more

  • Jordan Spieth wins thrilling British Open
Jordan Spieth wins thrilling British Open

He'll take shot No. 1 at the career Grand Slam next month at Quail Hollow. He had just 43 percent accuracy off the tee and he didn't hole enough putts on the back nine. He twice made birdies that momentarily tied him for the lead, only for Spieth to pour in birdie putts on top of him to stay in front. Spieth bogeyed the first hole while Matt Kuc...

Read more

  • Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight
Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

Last Sunday, protests broke out after the mosque's leadership spoke out against metal detectors installed at the site following a deadly shootout last week. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling violence. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city.

Read more

  • Meghan McCain shares photo of her with father, John McCain, on hike
Meghan McCain shares photo of her with father, John McCain, on hike

Kelli Ward - who lost to McCain a year ago in Arizona's Republican primary and is now running to challenge Sen. Lest you think this was an unplanned statement that she later regretted, Ward posted a statement on her website noting that McCain "owes it to the people of Arizona to step aside" when he can no longer perform his duties at the Sena...

Read more

  • Jordan Spieth wins 2017 British Open
Jordan Spieth wins 2017 British Open

And the 23-year-old then dropped out of the lead for the first time in two days with a bogey on the 13th, which involved a 20-minute ruling and which saw him playing his third shot from the practice ground. "I took about 20 minutes to play one of my shots today, and Matt took it in stride, smiled and there's not many people that I think would've do...

Read more

  • Spieth in command after 54 holes at Open
Spieth in command after 54 holes at Open

His triple-bogey seven was part of a five-shot lead wiped out in three holes, but Spieth told reporters he had learnt some important lessons from that fateful day at Augusta. Spieth, 23, carded a flawless third-round 65 to move up to 11-under leaving him three strokes clear of compatriot Matt Kuchar, who posted a 66. It got worse before it got bett...

Read more

  • Palestinians dead in tension around Jerusalem shrine
Palestinians dead in tension around Jerusalem shrine

Sami Abu Zuhri of Hamas , told the Haaretz , "the attack in Jerusalem is a natural reaction to Israeli terror and the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque and is proof of the continuing resistance to the occupation and that the Palestinian people are united and supportive of the resistance".

Read more

  • McCain at home after brain cancer diagnosis
McCain at home after brain cancer diagnosis

In a lighthearted tweet posted on Thursday, McCain said he will return to the Senate . McCain , 80, revealed on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with a primarily glioblastoma , a type of brain tumor. Ward ran a primary campaign against McCain a year ago, losing by about 11 points . But in keeping with the times, she labeled criti...

Read more

  • United Kingdom welcomes Qatar's call for Gulf crisis talks
United Kingdom welcomes Qatar's call for Gulf crisis talks

The visit comes amid a Gulf crisis after four Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed a blockade on the tiny Gulf country, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Erdoğan was welcomed by Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubara...

Read more

  • 'Jordanian man killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman'
'Jordanian man killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman'

The Israeli is said to be in an "unstable" condition while it is uncertain whether the 17-year-old Jordanian died at the scene or elsewhere. The quarrel broke out between the two for unknown reasons, leaving the Jordanian with two gunshots in the shoulder and the Israeli stabbed in the chest.

Read more

  • Trump Asserts His 'Complete Power' To Pardon
Trump Asserts His 'Complete Power' To Pardon

The Washington Post has reported that Mr Trump has inquired about his authority to pardon aides, relatives or even himself in connection with the widening investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether any Trump associates were involved.

Read more

  • Anthony Scaramucci Vows To Fire Leakers
Anthony Scaramucci Vows To Fire Leakers

On Fox News Sunday , Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and Republican fundraiser, said: "If we don't get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks". I'm not going to make any prejudgments about anybody on that staff. We were too namby-pamby", he continued, touting Democrats' forthcoming econ...

Read more

  • Philippines backs out as host of 2019 SEA Games due to threat
Philippines backs out as host of 2019 SEA Games due to threat

The report calls for greater cooperation between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in combating extremism, and says the Philippines should be leading the way in supporting Marawi residents who have been displaced. Many are living in temporary camps in towns surrounding the stricken city. As one example, it detailed how a top IS figure from ...

Read more

  • British Open at a glance
British Open at a glance

I was just trying to play the round without a bogey and make another birdie at the last. Grace, whose caddie told him of the record after he holed out at the last, added: "I feel I´m playing well". "I had a five-shot lead at the Masters (last year) and didn't win". The older man hit several crooked drives but his recovery play was of the hi...

Read more

  • Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind
Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind

Vice President Mike Pence, who is chairing the commission, said last week that the commission is beginning its work without any preconceived notions. He has authored some of the most restrictive voter registration laws in the country, only to see them subsequently struck down by the courts. The E-R's recent editorial on the so-called "Voter Fra...

Read more

  • 'Extremely disturbing' if Trump considering Russian Federation pardons: Democrat
'Extremely disturbing' if Trump considering Russian Federation pardons: Democrat

The Minnesota Democrat voiced his frustration that Trump and Manafort cut a deal to get out of anticipated public testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The elections of Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not valid because they resorted to treason. And he said Trump's threats toward Mueller aren't helping his case.

Read more

  • Royal family backs Machel's action against Mandela's doctor
Royal family backs Machel's action against Mandela's doctor

The book, Mandela's Last Years , released last week and written by a former surgeon to the late president, reveals that family disagreements had a bad effect on his health in his final months. Machel is adamant on her resolve that the book is a "breach of the doctor-patient relationship of confidentiality". Ramlakan said the Mandela family had g...

Read more

  • The country needs better health care bill
The country needs better health care bill

Democrats said the parliamentarian decided another provision providing Medicaid savings for upstate NY counties would also need 60 votes to survive. So much for taking care of the people. The White House implored senators to vote to proceed onto the health care bill this week to kickstart debate and pass either a replacement plan or a bill that...

Read more

  • California Starbucks Customer Saves The Day During Robbery
California Starbucks Customer Saves The Day During Robbery

A Starbucks customer was hailed a hero after performing pro-wrestler style moves on a would-be robber in the United States city of Fresno this week. Cregg Jerri was enjoying a coffee and reading on a tablet in Starbucks when a knife-wielding robber ran to the cash register and demanded money.

Read more

  • Clashes leave 57 Palestinians injured in Jerusalem
Clashes leave 57 Palestinians injured in Jerusalem

Israel then takes the highly unusual decision to shut down the compound, meaning Muslim worshippers can not attend Friday prayers there the same day, triggering anger from Muslims and Jordan, the holy site's custodian. Palestinians have largely viewed the metal detectors as a power grab. While two of the Palestinians died in separate incidents in...

Read more