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  • Video shows transgender women being violently kicked out of Los Angeles bar after Pride event

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    Protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles bar Saturday night after a video surfaced on social media of two transgender women being forcibly and violently removed from the venue by bar staff and security after allegedly being the target of a hate crime by other patrons. A group of volunteers and staff members from Bienestar Human Services, a local nonprofit organization, had just finished attending and speaking at DTLA Proud, an annual two-day event that celebrates the LGBTQ community, when they were aggressively approached by a heterosexual couple at Las Perlas bar, according to a press release from Bienestar.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 04:37:30 -0400
  • G7 leaders give Macron nod to send message to Iran - Elysee source

    G7 leaders agreed that President Emmanuel Macron should hold talks and pass on messages to Iran after they discussed the issue at a summit in southwestern France on Saturday evening, a French presidential source said. The source said the priority remained to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons and defuse tensions in the Gulf. "As president of the G7, the president did indeed get the power to discuss and send a message to Iranian authorities on the basis of the exchanges we had last night," the French official said, without providing any details.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 04:25:05 -0400
  • UK's Labour says it is offering other parties "fail safe" way to stop no-deal Brexit

    Britain's opposition Labour Party is offering opponents of a no-deal Brexit a "fail safe" procedure in order to stop that outcome, the party's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said on Sunday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is holding a meeting with leaders of other political parties on Tuesday to discuss ways of trying to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal at the end of October.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 04:20:52 -0400
  • Italy's 2020 deficit on track to be well below target - minister

    Italy's deficit for next year is on track to be well below target with public finances going much better than expected, outgoing Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday. "Even under current laws, without other measures, the 2020 deficit would be substantially below the 2.1% of GDP (forecast back in April)," Tria said in an interview in daily Corriere della Sera. Tria said there was room to avoid implementing an unpopular rise in value-added tax next year.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 04:16:57 -0400
  • Revolutionary Guards commander denies Iranian targets hit in Syria air strikes

    A senior Revolutionary Guards commander denied on Sunday that Iranian targets had been hit in Israeli air strikes in Syria, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch "killer drones" at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. ..Israel and the United States do not have the power to attack Iran's various centres, and our (military) advisory centres have not been harmed," said Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohsen Rezaei, who is also the secretary of a powerful state body, ILNA reported.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:49:53 -0400
  • Lebanese army says one Israeli drone fell, another exploded in Beirut overnight

    The Lebanese army said on Sunday that one Israeli drone fell and another exploded in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut at 02:30 am local time (2330 GMT), causing only material damage. "The army arrived immediately and cordoned off the area where the two drones fell," the army statement said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:47:23 -0400
  • Southern California deputy lied about being shot by sniper in sheriff's office parking lot: Authorities

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    The California sheriff's deputy who launched an expensive, citywide manhunt for the sniper who shot him in his own station's parking lot made up the entire incident, police said late Saturday. Angel Reinosa, who is still a trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster station, said he had been shot in the shoulder of his bulletproof vest while making his way to his car Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department immediately mobilized a large-scale operation to look for the suspect, even flying in a helicopter with a police sniper patrolling the skies.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:43:34 -0400
  • WRAPUP 2-Hong Kong protesters regroup in the rain after Saturday's clashes

    Thousands of Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in pouring rain on Sunday, regrouping after sometimes violent demonstrations a day earlier that prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week. The Chinese-ruled city's rail operator, MTR Corp, suspended some services to try to prevent people gathering but protesters made it to a sports stadium in the vast container port of Kwai Chung, from where they were marching to nearby Tsuen Wan. M. Sung, a 53-year-old software engineer in a black mask who is emblematic of the many older, middle-class citizens at the march, said he had been at almost every protest and would keep coming.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:34:06 -0400
  • Sheriff's office: LA deputy lied about being shot by sniper

    Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at a news conference late Saturday that Wednesday's "reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Angel Reinosa, a 21-year-old deputy. A department statement on Thursday had said a round hit the top of Reinosa's shoulder, damaging his uniform shirt but failing to penetrate his flesh. Reinosa has been relieved of his duties and will face a criminal investigation.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:19:35 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

    Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is in France to take part in the G7 leaders' forum, said the government intended to prevent extremists from exploiting digital platforms to post extremely violent content. Australia and New Zealand have increased scrutiny of websites and social media companies in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in March, when 51 worshippers were killed in attacks on two New Zealand mosques.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:59:27 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing. The G7 gathering is taking place against a backdrop of worries about a global economic downturn and coincides with an era of international disunity across an array of issues.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:50:17 -0400
  • AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis

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    This story was first published after Allied troops entered Paris on Aug. 25, 1944 to liberate the French capital from Nazi occupation. Street fighting raged through the heart of Paris today as American and French columns drove into the city from the south amid a tumultuous welcome from hundreds of thousands of Parisians. The first French column to enter the city reached Luxembourg at 10:20 a.m. The Germans, the collaborationist militia and the French Gestapo organization opened fire with machine guns, rifles and pistols and the battle was on.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:45:15 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Johnson to tell EU's Tusk UK won't pay 39 bln stg under no-deal Brexit -Sky News

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds ($11 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound liability agreed by former Prime Minister Theresa May under a no-deal Brexit, Sky News reported http://bit.ly/30wrm4P early on Sunday. Johnson and Tusk will meet on Sunday at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Johnson's stance may not go down well with other European Union leaders at the summit.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:30:34 -0400
  • Trump tells Brexit Britain: We'll have a major trade deal

    Brexit Britain will have a major trade deal with the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump told Boris Johnson on Sunday, adding that the new British prime minister was the right man to take his country out of the European Union. Johnson, who faces a delicate task keeping European allies on side whilst not angering Trump at a G7 summit in France, said trade talks with the United States would be tough but there were huge opportunities for British businesses in the U.S. market.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:28:42 -0400
  • Nauru president loses his seat in elections - media reports

    Nauru President Baron Waqa was voted out of office in the tiny South Pacific island nation after six years in power, media reports said on Sunday. Sixty candidates contested the election, seeking the support of 7,400 registered voters. Political instability has plagued Nauru in the past but the previous election in 2016 was deemed by Commonwealth observers to be transparent and fair.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:12:18 -0400
  • Trump says G7 leaders are getting along well

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dimissed media reports of tensions among the leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations meeting in Biarritz and said everyone was "getting along very well". "Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense, and that the two days of meetings will be a disaster," Trump wrote on Twitter shortly before meeting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a bilateral focused on trade.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 01:57:58 -0400
  • UK Labour's McDonnell privately says party should campaign to prevent Brexit- report

    The finance chief of Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said privately that the party should campaign to prevent Brexit, the Sunday Times newspaper reported http://bit.ly/30xzqCv. John McDonnell has argued that Labour's position should be to revoke article 50 and stop Brexit in its tracks, according to the newspaper. A spokesman for McDonnell cited by the Sunday Times denied the report and dismissed its claims.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 01:08:10 -0400
  • Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

    Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is in France to take part in the G7 leaders' forum, said the government intended to prevent extremists from exploiting digital platforms to post extremely violent content. Australia and New Zealand have increased scrutiny of websites and social media companies in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in March, when 51 worshippers were killed in attacks on two New Zealand mosques.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 01:06:02 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs. GlaxoSmithKline said an experimental multiple myeloma treatment has shown a meaningful response in patients that have run out of three previous treatment options, in a boost for the British drugmaker's cancer drug business. Two doses of belantamab mafodotin helped subdue the disease in adults who had received three prior treatments for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, GSK said on Friday.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:57:07 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in the wild. The achievement, announced this week at the Florida Aquarium in Apollo Beach near Tampa, borrowed from lab techniques developed at the London-based Horniman Museum and Gardens and used previously to induce spawning of 18 species of Pacific coral, officials said. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing a live broadcast.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:57:05 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Saudi-led coalition says downs Houthi drone fired at airbase

    A Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said it downed a drone on Sunday that the Iran-aligned group has said they launched in the direction of a Saudi airbase. "The coalition forces intercepted and downed a drone launched from the city of Sanaa in the direction of Khamis Muchait's residential neighbourhoods," coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told the official Saudi Press Agency. A Houthi military spokesman cited by the group's Al-Masirah TV earlier said the group had launched drones targeting the control towers of the Abha airport and the Khamis Mushait airbase, both in the southwest of the kingdom.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:24:50 -0400
  • Police: 7 adults shot at child's birthday party in Maryland

    A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child's birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation's capital. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the Camp Springs and Morningside areas. Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference that around 12 people were at a 2-year-old's birthday party when an individual fired shots into the gathering.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:23:21 -0400
  • 7 people shot at 2-year-old's birthday party in Maryland

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    A shooting that broke out over an argument at a 2-year-old's birthday party in Maryland sent seven people to the hospital on Saturday night. The shooting took place outside of an apartment complex in Camp Springs, where about 12 people were in attendance at the party. An individual approached the group of party-goers where allegedly "words were exchanged" and shots were fired into the group, according to Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:20:34 -0400
  • China to fight back against U.S. tariff move - People's Daily

    China will fight back against the latest U.S. step to increase tariffs on Chinese goods, the ruling Communist Party's People's Daily said on Sunday amid an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies. "China is confident that it will follow its own path and do its own things well, and will never waver in its stand on countering any provocations by the U.S. side," the newspaper said in a commentary. U.S. politicians, seeking to hamper China's economic development, still want to use the tactics of exerting maximum pressure on China that has achieved few results, the paper said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:17:50 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

    South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with its neighbour amid worsening relations. Tokyo and Seoul have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of the group of islets called Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbours in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 23:46:44 -0400
  • Former NFL player, wife shot dead allegedly by their 22-year-old son arrested in Mexico: Officials

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    Authorities in Mexico have arrested the 22-year-old son of a former NFL player and his wife after they were shot and killed in their home. Barry Bennett, 63, and Carol Bennett, 63, were found dead in their rural Long Prairie, Minnesota, home on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Todd County Sheriff's Office. Barry Bennett was found lying in the entryway of the home, shot in the head and torso, according to the probable cause statement.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 23:43:00 -0400
  • Japan says South Korean naval drills around disputed island must end

    Japan's foreign ministry said on Sunday that South Korean navy drills around Takeshima island, which is called Dokdo in Korean, were unacceptable and issued a protest demanding an end to the activities. The island is "obviously an inherent part of the territory of Japan", Kenji Kanasugi, the director general at the ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, told the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo in a statement.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 22:53:50 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

    Hong Kong's police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters, as the Asian financial hub braced for more demonstrations later in the day. The city's rail operator, MTR Corp, announced it was suspending some services in the west of the territory due to public activities taking place in the area.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 22:43:45 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Two Israeli drones fall in Beirut suburbs, one explodes - army, Hezbollah

    An Israeli drone fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut and a second one exploded near the ground early on Sunday, the Lebanese army and Hezbollah said, in the first such incident in more than a decade. The Israeli military declined to comment.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:46:22 -0400
  • 8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

    Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis, bringing the number of children killed by gunfire in the city to at least a dozen since June. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood. Police Chief John Hayden said the girl, identified by police as Jurnee Thompson, and her family had attended a football exhibition about a block away at Soldan High School.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:44:39 -0400
  • Hong Kong police arrest 29 as city returns to violence, further protests planned

    Hong Kong police on Sunday said they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to break up anti-government protests and as the Asian financial hub braced for further demonstrations in the day. Activists on Saturday threw petrol bombs and bricks at the gritty industrial area of Kwun Tong, a densely populated area of the Chinese territory on the east of the Kowloon peninsula. Four MTR subway stations had been closed due to the protests.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:33:14 -0400
  • Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

    Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene by the same justice of the peace who had just married them. You may kiss the bride," said Orange Police Cpt.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:22:27 -0400
  • South Korea begins military drills around disputed island amid feud with Japan

    South Korea's military will conduct two days of drills around a tiny island also claimed by Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, just days after Seoul decided to scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo amid worsening relations. Tokyo and Seoul have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of the group of islets called Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean, which lie about halfway between the East Asian neighbours in the Sea of Japan, which Seoul refers to as the East Sea. South Koreas on Thursday had announced the scrapping of the intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:50:32 -0400
  • Hezbollah official: Israeli drone falls in south Beirut suburbs, second drone crashes

    An Israeli drone fell in the southern suburbs of Beirut, dominated by the Iran-backed movement, and a second drone exploded near the ground before dawn on Sunday, a Hezbollah official told Reuters. The second drone caused damage when it crashed in a neighbourhood of the Dahyeh suburbs close to Hezbollah's media centre, the official said.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:48:38 -0400
  • Mexican reporter found dead with stab wounds amid escalating violence

    A Mexican journalist was found dead with stab wounds on Saturday, authorities said, adding to a growing list of reporter deaths in one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press. The state of Mexico prosecutor said it was investigating the cause of death of Nevith N., 42, whose body was found in the Tejupilco municipality about 75 miles (122 km) from Mexico City. Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders identified him as Nevith Condes Jaramillo, who ran the local news site El Observatorio del Sur in the central state of Mexico.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:17:38 -0400
  • IMF meets with Argentina's Treasury minister and central bank president

    Top Argentine finance officials met with a team from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday, the Treasury Ministry said, while tens of thousands of supporters of President Mauricio Macri gathered just outside the presidential palace, waving national flags and cheering. The IMF officials met with Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza, who was just installed in that position on Tuesday, and central bank President Guido Sandleris, according to the Treasury Ministry statement. The IMF team on Friday said it planned to "exchange views" over the weekend with the economic advisers to Argentina's top presidential contenders in the October election, the incumbent Macri and opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:05:27 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday. The 86-year old justice, who has had previous cancer scares, tolerated the therapy well and no further treatment is required, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:54:48 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked his attorney general whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from Sept. 9 in what appears to be an attempt to stop lawmakers forcing a further extension to Brexit, The Observer reported. An email from senior government advisers to an adviser in Johnson's office written in the last ten days says the prime minister recently requested guidance on the legality of such a move, known as proroguing, the newspaper said.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:54:47 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-'Star Wars,' 'Frozen,' Marvel, Mulan show fans the force is with Disney

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug 24 (Reuters) - "Star Wars" actors teased an epic sendoff, the cast of "Frozen" sang, and action movie star Dwayne Johnson rolled out in a river boat as Walt Disney Co promoted its upcoming film slate to devoted fans on Saturday. New footage from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" showed heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) wielding a red, two-sided lightsaber, generating thunderous applause from roughly 6,000 people in the Anaheim Convention Center for the company's D23 Expo fan event. The movie is the ninth installment in the space saga started 40 years ago by George Lucas.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:37:36 -0400
  • Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

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    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday that getting a trade deal with the United State won't be "plain sailing" because of barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets. Speaking to reporters as he flew to France for the Group of Seven meeting, Johnson cited examples small and large of British goods that struggle in U.S. markets for bureaucratic reasons.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:21:52 -0400
  • Police are trying to arrest their way out of a mass shooting epidemic, and experts warn that law enforcement can't shoulder the entire burden

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    The arrests won't fully or permanently stop a person determined to inflict mass death — and the US is nowhere near close to tackling the root causes.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:04:00 -0400
  • Trade and economy in focus as G7 leaders get down to work

    Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations will discuss global trade woes at their annual summit on Sunday, likely laying bare a yawning divide between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Western allies. The G7 gathering is taking place against a backdrop of growing worries about a global economic downturn and coincides with an era of international disunity across an array of issues that have strained decades-old allegiances. Trump joined the leaders from France, Britain, Japan, Germany, Italy and Canada in the French coastal resort of Biarritz for three days of talks that kicked off on Saturday with an ambitious agenda that includes the defence of democracy, gender equality, education and climate change.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:00:00 -0400
  • Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

    The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee on Saturday rejected a resolution that would have authorized a climate debate. The move drew rebukes from the Sunrise Movement and other activists who say the party leadership is ignoring young voters' priorities.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:30:45 -0400
  • Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

    The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee on Saturday rejected a resolution that would have authorized a climate debate. The move drew rebukes from the Sunrise Movement and other activists who say the party leadership is ignoring young voters' priorities.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:30:39 -0400
  • 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen,' Marvel, Mulan show fans the force is with Disney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - "Star Wars" actors teased an epic sendoff, the cast of "Frozen" sang, and action movie star Dwayne Johnson rolled out in a river boat as Walt Disney Co promoted its upcoming film slate to devoted fans on Saturday. New footage from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" showed heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) wielding a red, two-sided lightsaber, generating thunderous applause from roughly 6,000 people in the Anaheim Convention Center for the company's D23 Expo fan event. The movie is the ninth installment in the space saga started 40 years ago by George Lucas.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:15:13 -0400
  • Golf-Six spectators hurt after lightning strike at Tour Championship

    Six spectators were injured when lightning struck a tree during the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta on Saturday, a Tour official said on American broadcaster NBC. The network said the spectators were hit by falling debris as the result of a lightning strike about 28 minutes after play had been halted during the third round. The PGA Tour has suspended the third round for the remainder of the day.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:10:12 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Athletics-USADA confirms Coleman charges after he says reports not true

    American sprinter Christian Coleman has been charged with a potential anti-doping rule violation for failing to properly file his whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Saturday. USADA issued a statement after Coleman, the U.S. 100 metres champion, said media reports he had committed whereabouts violations which could jeopardise his participation in next month's world championships were "simply not true".

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:04:38 -0400
  • Disney displays its movie force with 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen,' Marvel and 'Mulan'

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug 24 (Reuters) - "Star Wars" actors teased an epic sendoff, the cast of "Frozen" sang, and action movie star Dwayne Johnson rolled out in a river boat as Walt Disney Co promoted its upcoming film slate to devoted fans on Saturday. New footage from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" showed heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) wielding a red, two-sided lightsaber, generating thunderous applause from roughly 6,000 people in the Anaheim Convention Center for the company's D23 Expo fan event. The movie is the ninth installment in the space saga started 40 years ago by George Lucas.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:53:41 -0400
  • 'Most humiliating experience of my life:' Black North Carolina man after false burglar alarm

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    An African-American homeowner says he endured the "most humiliating experience of my life" when white police officers answered a false burglar alarm at his North Carolina home and ended up placing him in handcuffs at gunpoint and walking him to a police car in just his underwear as his neighbors watched. "I was counting the seconds because I thought he was going to kill me," Kazeem Oyeneyin, 31, told ABC News on Saturday of the confrontation with police at his home in Raleigh. Raleigh police official said the incident is under investigation.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:50:55 -0400
  • UAE minister calls Saudi-UAE coalition a strategic necessity in Yemen

    "As a result of our strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, it is the one deciding whether to continue our role in supporting stability in Yemen within the Arab coalition or not," Gargash said in another tweet.

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:46:59 -0400
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