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Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

The Gulf states gave Qatar 10 days to comply with the demands . - Sever all ties to "terrorist organizations", specifically the Muslim Brotherhood , Isis, al-Qaeda, and Lebanon's Hezbollah . Also, not only must Qatar shut down the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, the list says, but also all of its affiliates. Several Qataris who spoke to Reuters described the demands as unreasona... [Full Article...]

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and help Trump, a Republican, win the White House in November. [Full Article...]

Zola the gorilla dancing like a 'Maniac'

Zola the gorilla dancing like a 'Maniac' Let's hope this means we get to see more videos of Zola dancing like he's never danced before. "Enrichment helps enhance the environment and lives of animals, like Zola , by providing them with mental and physical stimulation to increase natural behaviors ", the zoo explains in the comments. [Full Article...]

Geely inches closer to acquiring stake in Malaysia's Proton and Lotus

Geely inches closer to acquiring stake in Malaysia's Proton and Lotus In expressing his confidence, Najib said, Proton would have the ability and resources to turn itself around and become an example of Malaysian success, without needing handouts from the government. The basis for Proton's first sports utility vehicle (SUV) made its maiden appearance in Malaysia today following the official signing of an agreement between Proton and Geely. [Full Article...]

Sycamore Partners close to deal to acquire Staples

Sycamore Partners close to deal to acquire Staples Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Clinton Group Inc. lowered its stake in Staples, Inc . Stockholders of record on Friday, June 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. ( SPLS ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 21, 2017" with publication date: "June 20, 2017. [Full Article...]

Travel Expected to Break Records Independence Day Weekend

With 1.25 million more travelers than past year, AAA reported 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever. Some of the factors behind the stronger travel expectations are low gas prices, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence. [Full Article...]

Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting

Day-Lewis, considered one of the greatest actors of his generation - maybe the greatest - will step away from his work now that he has completed Phantom Thread (in theaters December 25), his final film. No reason was given, but it's understandable, knowing the unbelievable, over-the-top amount of Method actor study Day-Lewis is known to embark on before his parts. [Full Article...]

Tessa Blanchard among five newly-announced competitors in WWE's Mae Young Classic

Tessa Blanchard among five newly-announced competitors in WWE's Mae Young Classic Kavita has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic which is the first-ever WWE tournament for women. The Times of India now has a story and interview up with Kavita Dalal (aka Hard KD) about being selected as one of the 32 women to be involved in WWE's Mae Young Classic Tournament . [Full Article...]

Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter

Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter Roy to " get back in " the truck constitutes wanton and reckless conduct by Ms. Carter", Moniz said during the proceeding, televised live across America and across the globe. "The evidence clearly showed but not for the actions of Michelle Carter , Conrad Roy would still have been alive the morning of July 13, 2014". "I see a potential slippery slope here", Gutterman said, noting that the v... [Full Article...]

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Pelosi wasn't the only one receiving the president's tongue-in-cheek good wishes. "The leadership is the same as when I left the House in 2011", he continued. Other Democrats drew just a tiny percent of the vote. So considering they just dumped almost three quarters of a million into a single failed congressional campaign, someone please remind me why we're stroking them a check for more than ... [Full Article...]

Spoiler alert! Has Goldie confirmed Banksy's identity?

Spoiler alert! Has Goldie confirmed Banksy's identity? No disrespect to Robert I think he's a brilliant artist. "I think he has flipped the world of art over", before pausing and quickly changing the subject. It came after he discovered that on at least six occasions, Banksy's work popped up shortly before or after Massive Attack gigs in the same city. [Full Article...]

'Wonder Woman' conquers box office with heroic $100.5 million

'Wonder Woman' conquers box office with heroic $100.5 million Wonder Woman , directed by Patty Jenkins , stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Robin Wright , and Connie Nielsen . Johns confirmed Jenkins will return, as he's now writing the treatment for the sequel with the filmmaker. " Wonder Woman " had a noticeably lower opening weekend than those two films, grossing $103 million to "Squad"'s $133 million and "BvS"'s $166 million. [Full Article...]

Updates from the June 11th Tony Awards

Dressed as her husband Bill, Spacey referenced the plot of Dear Evan Hansen , which sees the teenager write fake emails to integrate himself into the family of a classmate who dies by suicide. " Dear Evan Hansen " took home a total of six awards. Rachel Bay Jones accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for " Dear Evan Hansen " at the 71st annual ... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

But Spanish prosecutors stated the Real Madrid star used a shell company to hide incomes made from image rights. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. [Full Article...]

Beyonce gave birth, the first names of the twins finally unveiled?

Beyonce gave birth, the first names of the twins finally unveiled? Now, after the official announcement about the twins' birth, the family of music tycoon and his adorable wife has started to receive the congratulations. Though these are all rumors at this point, we're hoping it won't be too much longer until the family-of-five lets us meet "Shawn" and "Bea". While their older sister Blue Ivy's name is enough to make some fans think the news is a hoax. [Full Article...]

Uber employee petition asks for CEO's return

Uber employee petition asks for CEO's return Though Uber recently adopted all recommendations by former USA attorney general Eric Holder who it had hired for a review of its practices, the battering that its image had already taken forced the hands of investors. York wrote in an email to fellow Uber employees, titled "Supporting Travis". "I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this hard moment in my personal life I have... [Full Article...]

Atlanta anchors pay tribute to Mobb Deep's Prodigy

Atlanta anchors pay tribute to Mobb Deep's Prodigy Havoc has also responded to the death of his partner in rhyme with a video monologue through TMZ . "I was checking up on him, calling my road manager to make sure - 'how P doing, he good?'" Havoc explained. I can't even listen to Shook Ones , I can hardly look at pictures. I could have crashed with my kids in the vehicle ... 'It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the deat... [Full Article...]

Elina Svitolina may miss Wimbledon after picking up foot injury

Elina Svitolina may miss Wimbledon after picking up foot injury Garbine Muguruza had no such problems as she thrashed Alison Riske 6-1 6-4, the former Wimbledon finalist hitting 26 winners in the match and only losing her serve once. It is only a month since the 22-year-old Ukrainian tasted the euphoria of winning the Italian Open in Rome, but while struggling with injury, Svitolina slid to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 second-round defeat to a player ranked outside ... [Full Article...]

Kate Middleton Amused: Queen Elizabeth Taking Style Tips From The Duchess?

Kate Middleton Amused: Queen Elizabeth Taking Style Tips From The Duchess? Veteran MP Dennis Skinner saw the amusing side of the Queen's diary predicament, and in his traditional heckle ahead of the Queen's speech joked that MPs and Black Rod should hurry up so she could make the first race at Royal Ascot . The Daily Mail reports that in July, Kate Middleton and Prince William are making a soft diplomacy visit to Warsaw and Hamburg in an effort to ease Britain's ... [Full Article...]

Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict District Attorney Kevin Steele told the jury these words prove Cosby knew exactly what he was doing when he allegedly gave pills to Constand , telling her they were herbal relaxants. The judge shot down a defense request to call a second witness, a woman who worked with Constand at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University . Philadelphia defence lawyer Alan Tauber says that's less likely in ... [Full Article...]


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