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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Saturday 23:45 GMT

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election.

They involve the president's firing of FBI chief James Comey, who led one of the inquiries, and Mr Trump's alleged attempt to end a probe into sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Source: CBS News

How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Democrats and left-leaning think tanks say Senate Republicans' health care bill would be disastrous for individuals and families on Medicaid, the federal program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday said President Trump is "committed to making sure that no one who currently is in the Medicaid program is affected in any way, which is reflected in the Senate bill, and he's pleased with that."

Source: Fox News

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Saturday 23:45 GMT

 More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

"It's the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake," Wang Yongbo, an official leading one of the rescue efforts, told state broadcaster China Central Television. Wang was referring to China's deadliest earthquake this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing nearly 90,000 people.

Source: NBC News

At least 120 feared buried in huge mountain landslide in China

Saturday 23:44 GMT

At least 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

"It's the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake," Wang Yongbo, an official leading one of the rescue efforts, told state broadcaster China Central Television. Wang was referring to China's deadliest earthquake this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing nearly 90,000 people.

Source: Washington Post

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump as part of ‘no-frills’ but important visit

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with President Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day “no-frills” visit to the capital that will include little of the pomp of the prime minister’s earlier trips during the Obama administration. The White House said the two leaders will seek to advance “common priorities” for the U.S.-India partnership, a list that includes fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Source: Common Domain

Wilshire Grand Center, the new tallest building in L.A. and a schmoozer in the skyline

Saturday 23:44 GMT

The Wilshire Grand Center opened Friday as the tallest building in the city and the highest west of the Mississippi River, if only thanks to its spire.

At least until another tower passes it in height, the Wilshire Grand will stand as the imperfect emblem, the boisterous and chatty marker in the skyline, for this new city.

Source: The Guradian

Can Brexit be stopped The answer is in our hands

Saturday 23:44 GMT

One year on, the political weather has changed and suddenly a once unthinkable question can be asked: might Brexit be stopped?

The continent’s emerging power couple, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, are chipper these days, pumped up by support at home and the fact that the eurozone is now economically outperforming Brexit Britain.

Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Across the border in Raqqa, with five of its neighbourhoods under their control, Kurdish forces are contemplating what comes next for them and their cause.

For Russia, there is the chance to establish a presence in the centre of the region, with political muscle and enhanced gas and oil interests.

Source: The Guradian

Police release transcripts of interviews with officers in Charleena Lyles shooting

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Late on Friday, the Seattle police department released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved in the 18 June shooting of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Times reported.

Family members, who previously expressed concerns about Lyles’ mental health after she threatened officers with long metal shears less than two weeks before the shooting, question why the officers did not use non-lethal methods to subdue the petite woman and have suggested race played a role.

Source: The Guradian

Why Mum packed Dad away inside a suitcase

Saturday 23:44 GMT

I knew the bare bones: that my father had died in the war and that, to enable her to pursue her career in the documentary film industry, my mother sent me to a boarding school when I was nearly three.

I knew that she had married my stepfather in 1947, but it wasn’t until four years later, when I was 10 and she was pregnant with my half-brother, that I finally came home for good to lead a family life.

Source: The Guradian

New Orleans mayor: US climate change policy cannot wait for Trump

Saturday 23:44 GMT

US cities will lead national policy on climate change after the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said at an annual meeting in Florida.

Forty-seven cities spent nearly $1.2bn annually on electricity for city operations, and “with this level of purchasing power, coordinated efforts or shifts in demand from US cities will be of interest to energy utilities and provides”, the survey said.

Source: Common Domain

'They are the city’s future': At graduation, LAPD Chief Beck defends cadet program as allegations of misconduct mount

Saturday 23:45 GMT

As Saenz and hundreds of other cadets gathered for a graduation ceremony Saturday morning, disturbing allegations of misconduct in the program dominated the news.

In the wake of a widening scandal that has seen an LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of committing a sex crime and seven cadets accused of stealing police property, the department began its cadet graduation ceremony hoping to extol the virtues of a decades-old program that has mentored thousands of at-risk teenagers throughout Los Angeles.

Source: CBS News

Ex-Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Saturday 23:44 GMT

A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.

After the verdict, Moore said prosecutors were satisfied: "I think it shows when they got down to it, they found Mr. Banks guilty of the acts that he himself committed without regard to anyone else.". Teammate Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in prison in June 2016 for his role in the rape.

Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The number of refugees admitted to the US has fallen by nearly half under Donald Trump when compared with the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

As the supreme court prepares to consider a White House appeal regarding the president’s ban on refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, a DHS report published on Friday provided new insight into the state of legal immigration under the Trump administration.

Source: Fox News

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Saturday 22:50 GMT

In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

"Do you know you just won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest?" asked Kerry Sanders of NBC News, one of three judges who gave Martha the crown.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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