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Global News Thousands Evacuated as Tomorrowland Stage Catches Fire
Author: 0 Thousands Evacuated as Tomorrowland Stage Catches Fire

Much of the stage seemed to be destroyed by the fire. Top DJ Steve Aoki had been due to perform on stage when the one-day festival was cancelled. Videos of a huge fire engulfing a music festival stage in Barcelona, Spain went viral on social media as organizers said up to 22,000 people were evacuated from the grounds as a result.

Author: 0 Trump's announcement to ban transgenders from military stirs local LGBT community

Since that time , the senators say, there have been no reports of problems stemming from having to accommodate transgender service members. Meanwhile, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin sent a letter dated Thursday asking the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees to reaffirm in legislation that transgender people may not be banned from serving in the military.

Global News Pakistan's ruling party PML-N names Shehbaz Sharif as country's new PM
Author: 0 Pakistan's ruling party PML-N names Shehbaz Sharif as country's new PM

The ruling PML-N unanimously chose to elevate Abbasi as the interim leader, till ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif gets elected to the National Assembly . None of the Prime Ministers in the history of Pakistan has been allowed to complete his tenure. Sharif first proposed the two names for party's formal approval.

Global News Kerala HC asks Centre to include Chitra in squad for World Championships
Author: 0 Kerala HC asks Centre to include Chitra in squad for World Championships

Justice PB Suresh Kumar, in an interim order, directed the government to make all arrangements to see that Chitra participates in the event. It asked the Centre to inform the court on Friday of the process of qualification, and if the Centre has the right to intervene in such matters, and if it had, then to explain which are the relevant provisions in the rules.

Global News Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote
Author: 0 Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analyzed the bill, and concluded that insurance premiums would spike by 20 percent per year and 16 million people would lose insurance if it became law. Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., warned his colleagues that he would vote against the Senate health care legislation if it didn't improve. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , a Republican, described the result as a "disappointing moment".

Global News Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly
Author: 0 Trump Replaces Chief Of Staff Priebus With Retired General Kelly

Priebus previously served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee . A great, great American. He is a great American ... and a great leader. Scaramucci reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his congratulations to Kelly, "Congratulations to my friend General/Secretary John Kelly for being named @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff".

Author: 0 Moscow reduces diplomatic mission staff in United States to 455

Senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line against Moscow or veto the legislation and anger his own Republican Party. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations. "It's to the detriment of the interest of the United States and I'm hopeful that even those who are the worst adversaries of Russian Federation in your country, will understand this very ...

Global News USA slaps news sanctions on Iran over space test
Author: 0 USA slaps news sanctions on Iran over space test

Separately on July 28, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six subsidiaries of an Iranian company that it said was "central" to Tehran's ballistic-missile program. Iran announced Thursday it launched a Simorgh rocket capable of carrying a 550-pound satellite into orbit, though it was not immediately clear whether the rocket was actually carrying a satellite.

Author: 0 After Casting Key Health Care Vote, McCain To Begin Cancer Treatment Monday

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called the so-called skinny repeal a, quote, "disaster" and "a fraud" in terms of policy, also bad politics, he said . Despite Republicans like McCain leaving Trump, the businessman-turned-politician won in November. Cole said that "unless the Senate does something ", there is nothing further the House can do on that front.

Author: 0 Russian Federation boots U.S. diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

But rejecting it could lead to an embarrassing veto override, as the bill cleared both chambers by wide margins, and lead to criticism that he's seeking to protect Russian Federation. The number of US targets inside Russian Federation for Kremlin retaliation are limited, particularly if Moscow is anxious about damaging the investment climate or about other economic fallout.

Global News Anthony Scaramucci's wife files for divorce, report says
Author: 0 Anthony Scaramucci's wife files for divorce, report says

Trump tweeted that Kelly "has been a true star of my administration". In a third tweet , Trump extended his gratitude to Priebus. Priebus also said his views on Trump haven't changed, adding he's still a fan of the President . 'This is good for the president, I think it's smart for him to pick General Kelly, and I think things are going to be run very well'. Priebus and Scaramucci both accompanied Trump on Air Force One for a trip to Long Island today.

Author: 0 Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, White House says

President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of Russian Federation sanctions legislation and plans to sign it, the White House announced Friday night. France and Germany have so far spoken out against the bill that the US House passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday as one that adversely affects European industries while advancing US commercial interests.

Global News Anthony Scaramucci will not take a White House salary
Author: 0 Anthony Scaramucci will not take a White House salary

Scaramucci was reportedly angling for the chief of staff position before Mr. Trump took office, but Priebus was named instead. "I think General Kelly is a brilliant pick", Priebus continued. "I am honored to be asked to serve as the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States". He had ties to key members of the Republican Party, like House Speaker and fellow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan , but his support base within the White House is believed to have eroded in recent weeks.

Global News Gradual Clearing Tonight, Mostly Sunny & Mild Sunday
Author: 0 Gradual Clearing Tonight, Mostly Sunny & Mild Sunday

Clouds will increase for the rest of today into tonight with the chance for an isolated shower and low temperatures dropping into the 60s. Expect mostly sunny skies with winds between 10-20 miles per hour. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 86 degrees. The heaviest rain, and risk for thunderstorms, is greater overnight.

Global News Donald Trump has a new chief of staff: Who is John Kelly?
Author: 0 Donald Trump has a new chief of staff: Who is John Kelly?

Kelly is the first general to serve as White House chief of staff since Alexander Haig, who served under President Richard Nixon and briefly under President Gerald Ford. Trump also promoted his Deputy Sarah Sanders as the new White House Press Secretary. He added of the retired Marine general: " John Kelly will do a fantastic job".

Author: 0 Who is John Kelly?

However, by early Friday evening, Priebus was out and Trump tapped Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for the job. Kelly, a retired Marine four-star general, has taken the lead on some of Trump's most controversial policies, including his executive orders suspending the admission of refugees and temporarily barring visitors from several Muslim-majority nations.

Global News Escaped Inmate Kidnapped and Killed Assistant Warden's Step-Daughter
Author: 0 Escaped Inmate Kidnapped and Killed Assistant Warden's Step-Daughter

Escaped inmate Deltra Henderson was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with law officers after barricading himself in this home on the grounds of the David Wade Correctional Center on July 27, 2017. She had graduated from Summerfield High School in May with a class of just 25. "We lost one of our own". Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young lady, David Wade staff, and all those affected by this tragedy.

Global News Abbott reverses DPS on crime lab fees
Author: 0 Abbott reverses DPS on crime lab fees

Abbott said that despite a tight fiscal situation in Texas, it would be premature to contemplate charging law enforcement agencies a fee for using the DPS labs, according to a letter Abbott sent to DPS Director Steven McCraw. "While Bell County is sympathetic to what the Legislature has done to the DPS budget , we do not think it is fair for the Legislature to indirectly cause another unfunded mandate to come to the counties", Burrows said Thursday.

Global News MO State Fair Officials Take State's Tougher Ride Inspections Seriously
Author: 0 MO State Fair Officials Take State's Tougher Ride Inspections Seriously

IDOL's Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Division inspectors are notifying operators to suspend operation of the Fire Ball and other similar rides. Jarrell was a high school senior who had recently enlisted in the US Marine Corps, according to The Columbus Dispatch newspaper. Fair-goers say, despite the accident they feel safe riding the rides.

Global News McCain says time for Republicans, Democrats to 'start fresh' on healthcare
Author: 0 McCain says time for Republicans, Democrats to 'start fresh' on healthcare

Collins voted no first, then Murkowski, followed by McCain, who came to the well of the Senate and gave a thumbs down, dooming the repeal Bill to loud gasps, mostly from the Democratic side of the aisle. Three Republican senators say they will not vote for a new health care plan being crafted by GOP leaders - unless they get a guarantee from Speaker Paul Ryan that it will not pass the House as-is.

Author: 0 Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions

Stung by the new threat of American sanctions, Russia's Foreign Ministry says the US must downsize its diplomatic and technical staff in Moscow and other cities. Lavrov said the decision to cut USA diplomatic staff in Russian Federation and to close access to two facilities was a result of a series of "hostile steps" by Washington, according to the ministry statement.

Global News Here's what local police department have planned for National Night Out
Author: 0 Here's what local police department have planned for National Night Out

James R. Teter of the Washington Township Police Department. This year's events include a children's coloring contest, bounce house and a state police helicopter landing plus a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.And two Berks communities are supporting additional causes at their celebrations by collecting food and money.

Global News Kenyan Deputy President attacked by gunmen
Author: 0 Kenyan Deputy President attacked by gunmen

A series of gunshots could be heard inside the home at around 2pm and continued occasionally until 3pm. "Fighting is still going on but reinforcements have been sent to the home", the police officers said. Recce squad officers arriving at Deputy President William Ruto's home in Sugoi, Turbo constituency, which is under attack; on July 29, 2017. Hate-speech flyers have been circulating in the Rift Valley, and some local residents have already left their homes.

Global News President Trump's drawing of the New York City skyline sells for $29184
Author: 0 President Trump's drawing of the New York City skyline sells for $29184

Sanders Auctions, the Los Angeles-based auction house that held the bidding, specializes in autographs and memorabilia. "The piece has received some five times more than our normal auction traffic", he told Artnet News. In 2005, of course, Trump was not yet president. A sketch of the New York City skyline that Donald Trump drew for a charity event in 2005 sold at auction Thursday for $29,184.

Global News 15-year-old lady raped twice by two different men same night
Author: 0 15-year-old lady raped twice by two different men same night

The West Midlands Police Service also say they are now working in conjuction with the British Transport Police in order to try and find the two men behind the attacks. 'In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who might have seen a teenage girl walking near to Witton station at approximately 2am on Wednesday morning.

Author: 0 McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow to Republican Health Care Efforts

His comments followed several Republican senators who said earlier Thursday that they wouldn't vote for a so-called "skinny" health care bill unless if went to conference committee for changes. She also asked House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisc., to allow lawmakers in committee to discuss potential reforms to improve USA healthcare. Then Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY took the floor.

Global News Sprint seeks merger with cable giant Charter, report says
Author: 0 Sprint seeks merger with cable giant Charter, report says

The market capitalization for Charter is $94.6 billion, which is far more than that of Sprint, which ended trading on Friday with a value of $32.8 billion. Sprint has always been considered a natural merger partner for rival T-Mobile US, a deal that would create billions of dollars of costs savings and benefits for their shareholders.

Global News European Union launches legal challenge against Poland
Author: 0 European Union launches legal challenge against Poland

The move is part of escalating European Union pressure on Poland over what Brussels sees as a threat not just to Warsaw's democratic standards but to those across the 28-nation bloc. If the Polish government fails to give a satisfactory response to the letter, the commission can issue a "reasoned opinion", giving the country two months to comply with its requests.

Global News USTFCCCA Honors 11 Track & Field Athletes
Author: 0 USTFCCCA Honors 11 Track & Field Athletes

Gharsalli is one of only four male scholar athletes in Division II indoor and outdoor track. On the individual side, both the men's and women's University of Pennsylvania track & field teams were recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom for the 2016-17 academic year.

Global News Reince Priebus out as chief of staff, John Kelly in
Author: 0 Reince Priebus out as chief of staff, John Kelly in

John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security", Trump said in a series of tweets. That rank has not greatly helped Mr Trump's relations with H.R. It was not immediately clear if Priebus had been terminated from that position or resigned. Priebus, who hails from Wisconsin and has deep ties House Speaker Paul Ryan, had grown increasingly isolated in the White House, as past Republican National Committee colleagues and other allies have left or been pushed out of the West Wing.

Global News Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote
Author: 0 Russian Federation sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

They've also traditionally favored a policy that keeps Moscow in check for its own aggressive measures in Eastern Europe and Syria, as well as its efforts to disrupt elections in the USA and across Europe. "This bipartisan bill is about keeping America safe, and I urge the president to sign it into law", House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., said this week in a statement .

Global News Obamacare Repeal Isn't Dead. It's Undead
Author: 0 Obamacare Repeal Isn't Dead. It's Undead

In just the past week, President Donald Trump presided at an event with Obamacare "victims" who had lost access to physicians ― and Vice President Mike Pence , speaking in OH, told the story of small business owners struggling to pay coverage costs for employees.