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  • ‘I’m scared:’ Six-year-old boy’s plea to end gun violence goes viral

    ST. LOUIS — He’s eloquent, passionate and powerful. And he’s only 6 years old. Jeffrey Laney of St. Louis apparently has had it up to here with the violence that he’s seen in the city. So he’s talking about it — his frustrations and his fears — in a four-minute video that his mom posted to Facebook Live last week. Since then it’s been viewed more than 130,000 times. “People need to stop killing each other around here because this […]

  • Manchester terror attack: 22 dead at Ariana Grande concert blast , Islamic State group claims responsibility

      MANCHESTER, England — At least 22 people, including children, have been killed in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings. Police said they believe a man carrying explosives acted as a lone attacker and died in the powerful explosion that shook part of the cavernous Manchester Arena as concertgoers streamed out after the American pop star’s last song. Islamic State group says one of […]

  • Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: ‘Russia brazenly interfered’ in US elections

    WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan says he warned Russia against meddling in the presidential election during a call to the head of the Russian intelligence service on Aug. 4. Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that he was the first U.S. official to call out the Russians for their activities. Brennan says he told the head of the FSB that if Russia continued to interfere, it would backfire and prevent any warming of relations. He says […]

  • President Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators ‘losers’

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed those behind the Manchester attack as “losers” and reiterated his call to drive out terrorists. “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families, of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom,” Trump said, in his first comment on the Monday night attack at a concert Manchester, England. Monday’s […]

  • Manchester police say arena explosion being investigated as terrorist incident, 19 confirmed deaths

    MANCHESTER, England — At least 19 people are dead and almost 60 injured in what police are treating as a terrorist incident Monday night at Manchester Arena, where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing, Greater Manchester Police said. As concertgoers — many of them adolescent fans of the singer — were beginning to leave the arena after Grande’s closing set, an explosion rocked the area. Confusion followed as people fled in search of safety, and the sound of wailing sirens […]

  • Michael Flynn expected to invoke Fifth Amendment

    President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn won’t provide records to the Senate intelligence committee and will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to a subpoena from the committee, according to a source close to Flynn. Flynn’s refusal to cooperate comes as he faces scrutiny in several inquiries, including on Capitol Hill and a federal grand jury that has issued subpoenas to associates of the ex-national security adviser. Flynn’s refusal to cooperate will also intensify scrutiny over […]

  • Officials say Pres. Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called two top intelligence community figures to request that they deny in public any evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, multiple current and former US officials with knowledge tell CNN. Trump’s requests to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers came after then-FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed before the House intelligence committee on March 20 that the FBI had […]

  • British police responding to ‘serious incident’ with fatalities at Manchester Arena

    There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police. In a Facebook post, Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There are a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured. Please AVOID the area as first responders work tirelessly at the scene. Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as available.” The warning to stay away from […]

  • Al Gore on ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’: ‘Not even a president can stop the climate movement’

    CANNES, France — Eleven years after screening the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” former vice president Al Gore arrived to the French Riviera at the Cannes Film Festival with a sequel, along with cautious optimism — even regarding President Trump. “I do believe that there is a better than even chance that he will surprise many by keeping the US in the Paris Agreement,” said Gore. “I don’t know that he will, but I think there is a chance that he […]

  • Woman discovers piece of costume jewelry is real, worth more than $400,000

    LONDON — A ring bought for about $13 at a garage sale in London in the 80s has been valued at over $400,000, according to the listing at Sotheby’s. The buyer assumed the ring was a piece of costume jewelry and only decided in the last few months to have it appraised. Much to the owner’s surprise, the ring turned out to be a genuine cushion-shaped diamond weighing 26.27 carat diamond. The ring is scheduled to be sold at Sotheby’s on June […]

  • Times Square victim’s dad writes thank-you letter to NYC

    NEW YORK CITY — Tom Elsman can barely process the grief of losing his daughter in last week’s Times Square rampage. But he made sure to write a letter thanking the people of New York City. Not far from where 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman was struck and killed by a violent driver in Times Square, strangers set up a memorial with flowers, candles and hundreds of hand-written messages. “NEW YORK WILL NEVER FORGET YOU Alyssa,” a sign on the memorial reads. […]

  • Inside Beyoncé’s baby shower

    (CNN) — Don’t act like you didn’t know Beyoncé was going to shut it down when it came to her baby shower. Queen Bey’s “Carter push party” was held this weekend to celebrate the coming of twins for the superstar singer and her husband Jay Z, whose legal name is Shawn Carter. Thanks to social media, we commoners can all enjoy highlights from the day. Beyoncé shared images of her henna decorated belly, along with photos of her and the […]