• Palestinians, Israelis contest Tillerson on
Palestinians, Israelis contest Tillerson on "martyrs' fund" - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

When Cicilline called on Tillerson during the hearing to "condemn the torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya" and insist the Russian government must protect all of its citizens, including LGBT people, Tillerson replied, "That is our position globally".

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  • USA lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized
USA lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

Scalise, who is House majority whip, was severely wounded in the attack. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

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  • Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader
Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

At least six people died and more than 70 were injured in the blaze that engulfed a 24-storey London apartment block. Sinn Fein has said it does not want the DUP to put forward its leader Arlene Foster as first minister until the results of a corruption probe are finalised.

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  • Minnesota Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Philandro Castile
Minnesota Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Philandro Castile

Yanez approached the auto window and asked Castile for his license and proof of insurance, which the driver handed over, the complaint states. Instead, he will be offered a voluntary separation agreement to be negotiated at a later time. "Are you kidding me?!" "As people across our city, state and country react to the jury's verdict, I urge eac...

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  • Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks
Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks

Her spokesman said Britain would not change its stance on Brexit, though May told her lawmakers she would seek a broader consensus in the party on her approach. It dreads playing any role in putting Mr Corbyn into power and therefore at this point its main negotiating hand is time. May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in Parliam...

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  • Grenfell Tower: Second victim confirmed as Khadija Saye
Grenfell Tower: Second victim confirmed as Khadija Saye

He added: "We need to live in a society where we care for the poorest and the vulnerable". "It was a noble idea that we built and it's falling apart around our eyes. There's a fire. I can't leave the flat. Mr Lammy, a barrister by profession who grew up on a council estate and became the first black Briton to go to Harvard University, said the ...

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  • May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal
May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal

Ms Foster said the talks deadline remained "realistic". "We are starting", Barnier said on Twitter. The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to the perceived conflict of interest....

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  • Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill
Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill

On Friday, in an appearance at the National Press Club, Newt Gingrich said it was impossible for the President of the United States to obstruct justice. I wonder who we should burn at the stake? He said a reported investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice in the Russia probe - which Trump himself said is happening - is related to a failed...

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  • European Union says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks
European Union says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

May has been urged to resign following the Thursday election, where her party lost 12 seats of its 330-seat parliamentary majority and now needs help from other parties to remain in power. "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Cameron told a business conference in Poland in his first remarks since last week's general election.

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  • Holy Blackbeard! Here's that epic bat signal tribute to Adam West
Holy Blackbeard! Here's that epic bat signal tribute to Adam West

Everyone waited in anticipation as Garcetti and Beck did the honors at exactly 9:19 p.m., projecting the green Bat-signal onto City Hall's tower. West died peacefully Friday in L.A.at age 88 after a short battle with leukemia. Two red-and-black, sharp-finned Batmobiles were also parked outside the City Hall and fans lined up to take photos with i...

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  • Lead surgeon: US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot
Lead surgeon: US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Sava didn't address what organs were damaged. Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the president would not attend because of security concerns. "It's bipartisan, ...

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  • Irish rugby captain's OBE puts him one up on Mum and Dad
Irish rugby captain's OBE puts him one up on Mum and Dad

The Queen's Birthday Honours list has been published - and it only includes three names from the world of United Kingdom tech. This year marks the centenary of The Order of the Companion of Honour, one of the highest honours given out by the Queen.

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  • Russian airstrike may have killed IS leader in Syria, says Defense Ministry
Russian airstrike may have killed IS leader in Syria, says Defense Ministry

He said even if Baghdadi's death is confirmed, its importance mustn't be overestimated. The Russian claims were not corroborated by the United States. Russian Federation supports the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, which is fighting against IS fighters, one front in a multi-sided civil war.

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

On Brexit , Ms Foster said her party wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". "There is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom", May said following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris .

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  • Doctor hopes Rep. Scalise can make 'excellent recovery' despite risk
Doctor hopes Rep. Scalise can make 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Republican Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee scored in the first innings, enjoying a different sort of adrenaline than the one he experienced on Wednesday when he passed the gunman over bloodied ground to take shelter in a dugout. He declined to describe specific internal injuries. Before the shooting , Scalise was slated to play second base on Thu...

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  • Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation
Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation

Mueller's investigators are expected to interview director of national intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers , and Rogers' former deputy, Richard Ledgett. "That is a great, great team of complete professionals, so let's let him do his job", former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill...

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  • British pundit eats own book after bet on United Kingdom election results
British pundit eats own book after bet on United Kingdom election results

The book has 272 pages and we're not sure if he ate everything. Needless to say, Goodwin wasn't feeling thrilled the day after the election, as he faced mounting pressure to tuck into his book. As it turns out, Labour polled at 40.3% meaning that Goodwin was going to have to literally eat his words. He then gave the camera a thumbs up as he ate...

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  • Trump Grants Mattis Authority to Set Troop Levels in Afghanistan
Trump Grants Mattis Authority to Set Troop Levels in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan , there are now about 8,400 United States troops taking part in Operation Resolute Support , which involves both counter terrorism operations against ISIS and the Taliban as well as the mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces.

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  • In North Korea : Cause of United States student's brain injury still unknown: doctors
In North Korea : Cause of United States student's brain injury still unknown: doctors

The US doctors could not prove what triggered this but said they had found no signs of a botulism infection - the official explanation given by the North Korean regime for how the young man fell into a coma. It is not clear how Mr. Warmbier's release has been secured, although his rapidly declining health may have been an incentive for North Ko...

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  • Theresa May Isolated Ahead Of Brexit Talks As Key Aides Quit
Theresa May Isolated Ahead Of Brexit Talks As Key Aides Quit

Brought my kids to football practice in Islington this morning and I have to confess I wasn't expecting this... May hinted on Friday that she would form a government, even without a majority, because Britain needed "a period of stability". Opinion polls had suggested she had a commanding lead over Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, but Corbyn will b...

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