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Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'

Carter had previously waived her right to a trial, and the verdict was given in a nonjury trial by MA judge Lawrence Moniz , who said Carter's actions were not just immoral but illegal, according to The New York Times . They showed video in court in which he discussed his depression. Roy's relatives, who sat near her in the first row, wept as Moniz ticked through the steps Roy took to end his life, as well as Carter's complicity. Read More »

Conservatives Lose Majority In UK Snap Election

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He said: "I am backing Theresa May ". The speech will be followed by several days of debate and a vote - and defeat would nearly certainly topple the government. Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, indicated on Twitter that the European Union was prepared to show some patience, making it clear that talks should not begin until the political situation had settled in the UK. Read More »

Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise

The lawmakers took the field with many wearing hats to honour Scalise. But despite the applause, hugs and pledges of camaraderie, "there is definitely a somber mood", observed GOP congressman Steve Pearce, who was at the Republican practice when his colleague was shot. Read More »

US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The gunman , who died after a shootout with police, was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The gesture of unity happened Thursday as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition after emerging from his latest hospital procedure following the gunshot wound he suffered at the hands of a lone gunman at a baseball field in Virginia the day before. Read More »

EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

Dodds will meet May at Downing Street on Thursday afternoon for one of a series of meetings May is having with the leaders of Northern Ireland parties in an effort to reach agreement on setting up a new power-sharing government for the region, he said. Read More »

Mattis Made No Decisions on Troop Levels for Afghanistan - Pentagon

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Indeed, Mattis told lawmakers that there isn't a set strategy yet - that he and other Cabinet officials are working on one and "we will present that to the president, probably within the next several weeks". This is mainly a disagreement between different interventionists. "There are actions being taken to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay", the Times said, quoting Mattis' assurance to McCain. Read More »

U.S. to announce travel ban for North Korea?

He has suffered extensive loss of tissue in all regions of the brain, but they don't believe it's due to head trauma. The tragic case raises so many questions. FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo , American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang , North Korea. Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

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He added: "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake". Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Check (political donation) reports. Mueller was not employed by the executive, thus the #Authority of firing him rests with the attorney general. Read More »

'Slower progress' in Theresa May's talks with DUP

SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood said the Prime Minister hadn't convinced him that the "DUP tail is not wagging the Tory dog", adding: "We were very clear that it can't be a deal that gives the DUP power over the Tory party". He also joked that there was only one "positive outcome" of the election, namely, "the disappearance of UKIP and of those who want not only Britain out of Europe but who want to destroy the European Union from inside". Read More »

Trump details new Cuba policy

It will still be possible to travel to Cuba under the twelve categories of travel allowed by the Treasury, but Americans must keep receipts and travel documents to facilitate government auditing. Also, passengers who already booked travel will not be affected. "It sought to spread their failed and oppressive ideology throughout our hemisphere". Read More »

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

Conservative leader May lost her parliamentary majority in last week's election and is now desperately seeking the backing of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ). "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week", May said after her meeting with the new French leader, who will be a key player in the Brexit talks. Read More »

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

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Queen Elizabeth, 91, and her grandson Prince William also visited residents and emergency workers on Friday. Going by the orders of the PM, the London Police has launched a criminal investigation, reported BBC . Witnesses of Wednesday's disaster said some people jumped from their flats, while others saw babies and children being dropped into the arms of people below. Read More »

Collins: Comey may have 'misinterpreted' Trump over firing

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He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. "I mean, this is the president of the United States, with me alone", Comey said, noting Trump had sent all his staff out of the room before the discussion. Read More »

Pakistani PM to appear before panel probing graft charges

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It is for the first time that a sitting Prime Minister is deposing before a high-level probe team traditionally constituted to investigate high-profile criminal cases. The JIT is conducting its proceedings at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) here. The JIT has summoned the premier's elder son, Hussain Nawaz , five times and his younger son, Hassan, twice. Read More »

Cloudy, showers possible Friday, then mostly sunny for weekend

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Fans may need a poncho temporarily. Afternoon heat index values will reach into the middle and upper 90s today . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Highs: Low-mid 80s. Each day scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon, and continue through the evening. Daytime winds Thursday in the metro area are expected to be 7 to 18 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Read More »

European Central Bank keeps key interest rates unchanged

This also pinpoints that money is being channeled to financial assets, which continue to be the primary beneficiaries of asset purchasing polices of the central bank . Indeed, lower oil prices and a decline in food commodity prices over the past three months should lead ECB staff to lower their headline inflation forecast, said Pernille Bomholdt Henneberg, chief analyst at Danske Bank, in a note earlier this week (see charts below). Read More »

Donald Trump's Reversal Of Cuban Policy Criticized As Short-Sighted

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The president announced changes to Obama-era Cuba policy, and challenged the Castro government to negotiate a better deal. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with President Donald Trump in Miami , Friday, June 16, 2017, where the president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of US cash to the country's military and secur. Read More »

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

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House of Representatives. "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. Roger Williams; and Mike Mika, an activist and former congressional staffer. McCarthy applauded them for saving numerous lives, saying that they acted selflessly in the face of danger. Read More »

How locals are spending Father's Day

So take a look at 20 of the best Father's Day memes and funniest (and sweetest) quotes that will give you new inspiration for your greeting cards and Sunday Facebook posts. If this new data is true, fathers can have an impact on whether their child is part of this statistic or not. Why do men like me want sons?' he wondered. Read More »

Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

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A county board member in Prince William County, near Washington, D.C., Stewart has been a supporter of aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Stewart, known better around the state for his love of Confederate memorials than his county-government work, was supposed to fizzle against Gillespie, an establishment pick who almost picked off Mark Warner's US Senate seat in 2014. Read More »

Two Gambians feared dead in United Kingdom fire

I couldn't wait anymore. "I used to play in that block, I want to do all I can do to help". Mr Javid replied: "I think any human being would be anxious". It was completely dark. We couldn't breathe. We vomited. "This should not have happened in the beginning", she said. Thirty people have been confirmed dead as a result of the blaze that ripped through a London tower block, police said on Friday, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited survivors. Read More »

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

Asked if that meant the Government would work with Labour, Mr Gove replied: "Well the parliamentary arithmetic is such that we are going to have to work with everyone". It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given". Read More »

Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis

Qatar has maintained that it "does not, and has not, provided funding for terrorists", government spokesman Saif Al Thani said last week. The United States has often complained to Qatar about these relationships , although proving terrorist financing to a legal standard has been more hard. Read More »

Oil prices increase amidst production cut, tensions in Middle East

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Throughout a almost three-year downturn, American oil companies have driven down the cost of advanced drilling methods, allowing them to pump profitably, even with U.S. However, the supply cut only had a marginal effect on reducing the supply and oil prices remained practically depressed. Crude prices continued on their downward spiral following the OPEC cartel's decision last month to extend output cuts. Read More »

Marches against Islamic law draw opposition

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Here's what that sounded like. The rally continued as first responders assisted him. The rallies were organized by ACT for America , an organization that calls itself the NRA of national security, protecting and preserving American culture. Read More »

Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Petersburg Stadium on the city's Krestovsky Island this Saturday, TASS reported. This game would appear to offer the Caltex Socceroos their best chance of a win in Russian Federation, but it won't be easy against a side making their third appearance at the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Russian foreign minister can't confirm death of ISIS leader

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The US-led coalition fighting ISIL said it could not confirm the Russian report . Earlier on Sunday, the Syrian state television reported that the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been killed in airstrikes. 1 in the fight against ISIS, and speculation had swirled over his whereabouts. One of the best known IS commanders, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman who frequently released audio messages calling for stepped-up attacks, was also killed a year ago. Read More »

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

More than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1m, roughly double what it did previous year, for charities, its organisers said . "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, drawing a bipartisan standing ovation, CNN reports. "When tragedy strikes we are family", said Representative Nanette Barragan, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game at Nationals Park on ... Read More »

List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter

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Authorities said James Hodgkinson expressed grievances online about the president and Republicans, but they're still working to determine a concrete motive for the shooting. Mr Scalise, the House Majority Whip, remains in a critical condition in hospital. A list with several names of Congress members written on it was reportedly found with the man suspected of opening fire at a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday, according to several reports . Read More »

Jason Day ends up near bottom in US Open Round 1

And why wouldn't they be? In the other two 2016 majors, the U.S. Open and the Masters , Fowler was cut because of bad rounds early on. Fowler finished his round with seven birdies - including three straight at Nos. "And not necessarily all with terrible golf shots". "Two triples, I don't know. I know if I can hit fairways around here, the course is still soft enough you can get it close and give yourself a lot of looks for birdies". Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

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Scott Applewhite, File). The House used a voice vote Thursday to approve a resolution lauding the Capitol Police for protecting lawmakers and stating that "violence has no place" in society. Steve Scalise and the other victims. "It's my job to be pessimistic, so if you accuse me of being optimistic, I feel bad about that", Sava said. Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". Read More »

Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

Police barred their way and scuffles broke out, a Reuters reporter said. Demonstrators pushed their way through an automatic door shouting 'We want justice!' and 'Killers!' as they clashed with security guards in the lobby. But even those within her own party said May should have faced the locals herself earlier. Downing Street announced a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing for victims amid fears the death toll will rise, with more than 70 people in total still ... Read More »

Rep. Duncan Said He and Gunman Spoke Prior to Shooting

Duncan described the man, later identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, as appearing just like "a normal resident" with a "reddish colored shirt on and didn't have a bag or anything I noticed, nothing out of the ordinary". Read More »