News: Weekend Reads

Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majority

Friday  02:57,   09 june 2017
Reuters

Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majorityThe exit poll predicted May's party would not win a majority of the 650 seats in parliament to take office alone, meaning she would have to form a coalition or attempt to govern with [...]

White House: Trump is not a liar

Friday  02:56,   09 june 2017
The Hill

White House: Trump is not a liarWhite House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that President Trump is "not a liar" hours after ousted FBI Director James Comey said the president had lied about the[...]

Bodies, aircraft parts found in search for Myanmar plane

Friday  02:56,   09 june 2017
MSN

<p>A military spokesman says bodies and aircraft parts have been found during the search for a transport plane that disappeared Wednesday afternoon.</p>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A navy ship found bodies and aircraft parts in the seas off Myanmar[...]

Complainant denies instigating sex with cops

Friday  02:56,   09 june 2017
MSN

A female parking enforcement officer categorically denied instigating a sexual encounter with three Toronto police officers after a night of partying with members of the force.The complainant has testified that after drinking at various bars[...]

Analysis | 7 takeaways from Comey’s extraordinary testimony about what Trump told him to do

Friday  02:55,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

Analysis | 7 takeaways from Comey’s extraordinary testimony about what Trump told him to doSubscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Liberals mastering the craft of delicate Trump diplomacy: Harper

Friday  02:55,   09 june 2017
Toronto Star

It would be tempting to analyze the Chrystia Freeland-Harjit Sajjan two-step this week as a bit of a shell game, a break from Donald Trump’s world vision a day before Ottawa amped up defence spending to please our neighbour. After all, the first[...]

Bloc chief Martine Ouellet puts down revolt against her leadership

Friday  02:55,   09 june 2017
The Gazette

Show of unity follows a full day and night of high drama in the party sparked when Ouellet’s chief of staff,  Louis-Philippe Dubois, tried to leak information damaging to Fortin’s reputation to the Huffington Post.In response to the report,[...]

Neighbor says Cosby accuser became withdrawn

Friday  02:55,   09 june 2017
MSN

Neighbor says Cosby accuser became withdrawnPurna Rodman Conare testified on Thursday at Cosby's sexual assault[...]

Donald Trump Jr. defends father, attacks Comey as ex-FBI chief testifies

Friday  02:51,   09 june 2017
MSN

Donald Trump Jr. defends father, attacks Comey as ex-FBI chief testifiesDonald Trump Jr. is posting repeatedly during the closely watched testimony. He repeatedly defended his father and attacked[...]

'Serial' star, guilty of killing girlfriend, seeks new trial

Friday  02:51,   09 june 2017
MSN

'Serial' star, guilty of killing girlfriend, seeks new trialProsecutors and lawyers for Adnan Syed will present arguments before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. A lower court judge last year vacated Syed's conviction and ruled that he [...]

Texas boy dies of 'dry drowning' after swimming trip, family says

Friday  02:50,   09 june 2017
MSN

Texas boy dies of 'dry drowning' after swimming trip, family saysFrankie, 4, was on a family trip during Memorial Day weekend when he went swimming in the Texas City Dike, his father, Francisco Delgado Jr., told[...]

U.S. shoots down pro-Syrian government drone firing on coalition forces: spokesman

Friday  02:50,   09 june 2017
Reuters

U.S. shoots down pro-Syrian government drone firing on coalition forces: spokesmanU.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, who is a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State, said the MQ-1 like armed drone was destroyed after it fired upon[...]

Inmate shackled during childbirth awarded $6.7M

Friday  02:50,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY

Inmate shackled during childbirth awarded $6.7MMILWAUKEE — A federal jury Wednesday awarded $6.7 million to a woman who was raped repeatedly by a guard when she was being held in a Wisconsin jail four years[...]

Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spree

Friday  02:50,   09 june 2017
MSN

Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spreeState police say it remains unclear why 24-year-old Randy Stair, of Dallas, shot the others and himself in a Weis Market shortly before 1 a.m.[...]

Trump Has Busy Day in Vortex of Middle East Relations

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

The president’s bid to be a peacemaker between Qatar and neighbors, and a daylong effort to express sympathy to Iran, show the region’s complexities.Several administration officials said it took most of the day to work out the terse, curt wording of [...]