News: Weekend Reads

Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
MSN

Polling stations have opened across Britain in an election to choose a new government.Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (0600GMT to 2100GMT) Thursday as voters choose 650 lawmakers for the House of Commons.Prime Minister Theresa May called the[...]

N. Korea launches another salvo of missiles, defying international condemnation

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

Kim Jong Un has rapidly stepped up the pace of testing this year.The latest barrage comes after three launches in May, and means Kim Jong Un has now ordered almost as many missile launches this year alone as his father oversaw — 16 — during 17[...]

Why Theresa May Could Be Damaged Even If She Wins U.K. Election

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
Bloomberg

Theresa May called the snap U.K. election to strengthen her position, but instead it threatens to leave her weaker. Senior Conservative ministers and candidates are privately furious at the way the party has mismanaged the campaign, after its poll[...]

Iran says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
AFP

Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran as "repugnant" on Thursday after the US president warned the nation is reaping what it sows. Thirteen people were killed and more than 40 wounded in [...]

Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

Friday  02:45,   09 june 2017
MSN

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI is a white-collar defence lawyer with a strong law enforcement background. Senate Republicans and some Democrats praised the nomination. Trump surprised Washington early Wednesday by[...]

Giant gator picks wrong prey in Florida airport

Friday  02:44,   09 june 2017
CBS News

Giant gator picks wrong prey in Florida airportLocal pilot Brad Pierce posted a photo on Facebook Tuesday showing the lifeless reptile and explaining the information he was given about the[...]

Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to church

Friday  02:44,   09 june 2017
MSN

Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to churchMany touched the glass covering of a wooden chest holding the exhumed skull and other bones of Julia Greeley, a domestic worker known for her charity work and evangelism until her death in[...]

Manchester bomb police arrest 20-year-old

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
Sky News

Police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a 20-year-old man in the city. The man handed himself in at North Manchester Police Station on Wednesday night and was arrested on suspicion of terror offences.He is still in custody,[...]

Oldest Homo sapiens fossils ever found push humanity's birth back to 300,000 years

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Digging on a hilltop in the Sahara Desert, scientists have found the most ancient known members of our own species, undermining longstanding ideas about the origins of humanity. The 200,000-year-old fossils were found in eastern Africa,[...]

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
MSN

A woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before the[...]

Did girlfriend's text messages lead to teen's suicide?

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Did girlfriend's text messages lead to teen's suicide?A Massachusetts woman on trial for the death of her boyfriend, is accused of sending a string of text messages encouraging him to kill himself when she was[...]

One of the London attackers was in a British documentary on Islamic extremism

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
Vox.com

One of the London attackers was in a British documentary on Islamic extremismA 2016 British documentary about Islamist extremism in the UK is roaring back into the news for a surprising and profoundly depressing reason: Two militants featured in the [...]

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
MSN

The woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday.Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before[...]

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
MSN

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburstJeremy Christian, 35, didn't enter a formal plea during his brief court appearance but said he was "not guilty of anything but defending myself against the violent aggression by Micah[...]

At least 12 killed in militant attack in Iran, Guards blame Saudi Arabia

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.<br></p><p></p><p></p>Video by Associated[...]