News: Weekend Reads

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Neighbor says Cosby accuser became withdrawn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 [...]

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[...]