‘Excessive’ heat wave to hit Chicago in time for Pride Fest weekend

Today marks the another transition to hotter weather, as this weekend will be our third heat wave of the year! The criteria for an alert is a heat index of 95, and forecasts say the index, calculated using temperature and dew point, could be higher ... More..

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US, Canada: Countries Agree to Continue NAFTA Talks
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

US, Canada: Countries Agree to Continue NAFTA Talks

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the deal. Freeland noted that Austria was initially reluctant to ratify CETA, but eventually came around. "I was very clear about that". "The Canadia...More..

Former Walmart holding 1500 immigrant children in Texas
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Former Walmart holding 1500 immigrant children in Texas

Texas state Rep. Mary González (D) whose district includes the Tornillo area, said in a statement Thursday that the port of entry is unable to care for hundreds of children. This week, federal authorities allow...More..

Sen. Corker: GOP Afraid to 'Poke the Bear' by Challenging Trump
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sen. Corker: GOP Afraid to 'Poke the Bear' by Challenging Trump

In remarks on the Senate floor, Senator Bob Corker on Tuesday sought an up-or-down vote on his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require congressional approval of tariffs d...More..

Second Kansas Police Officer Dies After Inmate Shooting - Timothy Meads
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Second Kansas Police Officer Dies After Inmate Shooting - Timothy Meads

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. Police say she died just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Earlier Friday Deputy Patrick Rohrer died shortly after the shooting at KU Med fr...More..

Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

The extent of the injuries remains unclear although police say they are no life-threatening. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me". Pictures released by the Moscow Traffic Authority show the taxi came to a stop ...More..

Firefighters battle large blaze engulfing historic Glasgow building
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Firefighters battle large blaze engulfing historic Glasgow building

Officials said this morning that there was extensive damage to the renowned Mackintosh Building, which was undergoing an extensive restoration after it was badly damaged by another fire in 2014. At least 20 f...More..

South Korea and United States begin discussing end to military drills
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

South Korea and United States begin discussing end to military drills

Part of Trump's agreement with Kim involves the repatriation of the bodies of several thousand U.S. servicemen, lying in North Korea since the Korean War was put on hold by ceasefire in 1953, a point that the...More..

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

Meanwhile, there is similar speculation that Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen could flip on the president as part of his own criminal investigation. Cohen hasn't been accused of wrongdoing. Manafort's federal t...More..

United States drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader, say officials
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

United States drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader, say officials

Col. Martin O'Donnell. Earlier in the year, Fazlullah's son was among 20 TTP militants killed in another USA drone strike in Kunar. Fazlullah's death could ease strained ties between Islamabad and Wash...More..

Trump distances self from Michael Cohen as raided docs are analyzed
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trump distances self from Michael Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Mr. Avenatti's actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity", Cohen's attorney, Brent B...More..

Sarah Sanders responds to claims of her leaving the White House
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sarah Sanders responds to claims of her leaving the White House

The CBS story cites sources from inside the White House and close to the administration. Earlier, the media outlets ran stories informing the plans of Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah ...More..

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for US tariffs
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for US tariffs

Mr. Trump unveiled a 25-per-cent tariff on a list of strategically important imports from China, promising further measures if Beijing struck back. President Trump is set to impose fresh tariffs on $50 billi...More..

Trump, Kim sign
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trump, Kim sign "comprehensive" document (with joint statement)

Trump increasingly hit back with his own rhetoric since taking office previous year. Rodman told reporters at Changi Airport that he had travelled to Singapore "to see what's going on" and that he hoped "t...More..

FBI Lawyer Told Colleague To Go Easy On Hillary During Investigation
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

FBI Lawyer Told Colleague To Go Easy On Hillary During Investigation

Specifically, Horowitz cited Comey's decision to send a letter to Congress on October 28, 2016, announcing that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server without firs...More..

Palestinians urge UN to condemn Israel over Gaza
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Palestinians urge UN to condemn Israel over Gaza

Security Council earlier this month after a USA veto . USA ambassador Nikki Haley attempted to include an amendment that would have condemned Hamas , which failed after several procedural votes. Moments l...More..

White House official says president misspoke on immigration bill
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

White House official says president misspoke on immigration bill

President Donald Trump talked with reporters at the White House on June 15. The president used a similar strategy a year ago as he sought to gain approval for his immigration demands by using the lure o...More..

Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation

Kang said on Thursday that joint military exercises with the United States , which have been conducted twice a year, are an issue to be determined through consultations between military authorities of the two ...More..

Canada PM safe for now as Trump attacks, but angry farmers loom
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Canada PM safe for now as Trump attacks, but angry farmers loom

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their countr...More..

Trump Kim summit: United States president hails deal after historic talks
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump Kim summit: United States president hails deal after historic talks

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their historic meeting in Singapore by signing a joint statement . After the historic meeting, Trump told reporters about how struck he was by t...More..

Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

However, the Eid will be celebrated in hundreds of villages in several districts of the country on Friday along with Saudi Arabia . According to astronomical parameters, there is a slight chance of sighting ...More..

People Fall 34 Feet From Derailed Florida Roller Coaster
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

People Fall 34 Feet From Derailed Florida Roller Coaster

The agency's Twitter page also posted images of firefighters trying to remove riders from a dangling vehicle. The two who fell to the ground were considered in serious condition, Staton said, adding that they...More..

James Comey and Federal Bureau of Investigation criticised by watchdog over Hillary Clinton emails
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

James Comey and Federal Bureau of Investigation criticised by watchdog over Hillary Clinton emails

James Comey closed the investigation into Hillary Clinton and then announced it has been reopened just days before the 2016 election. FBI Director Christopher Wray summed up his reaction of the report in...More..

North Korea says USA agreed to lift sanctions in Trump-Kim summit
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

North Korea says USA agreed to lift sanctions in Trump-Kim summit

Pyongyang also confirmed Trump's declaration on Tuesday that the USA would halt joint military drills with South Korea. North Korean state media said on Wednesday the US President Donald Trump had agreed to l...More..

Colorado wildfire forces almost 2K evacuations amid drought
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Colorado wildfire forces almost 2K evacuations amid drought

A 3-D map looking northwest showing the fires north and northwest of Durango, Colorado. Because of possible thunderstorms, that National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for the are...More..

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner assets grow in 2017, disclosure forms show
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner assets grow in 2017, disclosure forms show

He declared income from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company. Altogether, Ivanka Trump made at least $12 million in 2017. While both Mr Kushner and Ms Trump were required to fi...More..

Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together

Trump reportedly still rips up scraps of paper and throws them out. US President Donald Trump habitually tears up documents he is finished using, forcing White House record-keepers to gather up the pieces...More..

United States unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

United States unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

That's because despite its innocuous name, the organization has long functioned as the de facto U.S. Embassy in Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers a renegade Chinese province. "We urge the U.S...More..

Scottish Labour MP resigns from frontbench to back Brexit rebellion
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Scottish Labour MP resigns from frontbench to back Brexit rebellion

The government could yet suffer a damaging rebellion on key Brexit legislation after Tory rebels were left unhappy at ministers' "sneaky" efforts at a compromise. The senior Remainer said he hoped a compromise ...More..

by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Festival of goals at Russia's World Cup opening ceremony

Russia's midfielder Denis Cheryshev (L) scores a goal past Saudi Arabia's goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russian Federation and ...More..