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Rafael Nadal can be the unlikely victor at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal can be the unlikely victor at Wimbledon Nadal - twice a victor at SW19 - raced to a 6-1 6-3 6-2 win in 1hr 48mins on Court One to book a second-round meeting with Donald Young . Nadal, seeded to face defending champion Andy Murray in the semi-finals, will play Donald Young for a place in the last 32 as he bids to win Wimbledon for the first time since 2010. [Full Article...]

US would consider no-fly zone in Syria if Russia agrees

US would consider no-fly zone in Syria if Russia agrees Russian Federation bears primary responsibility for providing for the needs of the Syrian people and for ensuring that none of Syria's warring factions take territory liberated from the terror group, Tillerson said in the statement. Powerbrokers Russia , Iran and Turkey sought Wednesday to hammer out a plan for four safe zones in Syria at a fifth round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana... [Full Article...]

Condition worsens of U.S. lawmaker Scalise shot last month

Condition worsens of U.S. lawmaker Scalise shot last month The hospital, which downgraded his condition to "serious" from "fair", said it would provide another update on Thursday. He has required several surgeries after the shooting. Hodgkinson. Police fatally shot the shooter, identified as 66-year-old IL resident James T. Hodgkinson. Scalise, 51, was struck in the hip and the bullet shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. [Full Article...]

Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China

Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China The Chinese ministry has used photographs, maps and letters and communication between India and China in the 1950s and 1960s to underscore that Doklam belongs to China. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Wednesday said that the border standoff between Indian and Chinese armies at the Sikkim sector can be resolved diplomatically and Chinese soldiers should leave the Bhutanese ter... [Full Article...]

Trump will donate portion of salary to Antietam battlefield projects

Trump will donate portion of salary to Antietam battlefield projects Under existing federal law, the President is required to accept the $400,000 salary that comes with the office. Zinke made the announcement from Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, where he noted President Donald Trump's first-quarter salary of $78,333 would go toward restoration projects at that location. [Full Article...]

Explosion Causes Evacuation at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida

Explosion Causes Evacuation at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida A one-thousand foot evacuation zone has been established around the base. "Forced evacuation from my building and nearly choked getting to my vehicle". Avoid contact with the smoke if possible. A "shelter in place" order at the base outside Pensacola was lifted by noon and a nearby public roadway was reopened. [Full Article...]

'Hawaii Five-0' actor breaks silence on exit after pay equity battle

'Hawaii Five-0' actor breaks silence on exit after pay equity battle The two leading Asian actors in "Hawaii Five-0" have quit after being refused equal pay from show producer CBS Television Studios, a move that left social media fuming over the network's decision. I'm so sorry we won't be continuing this journey together . Just past year, data from a study by Variety revealed that very few minority actors make even close to the same amount of money as their ... [Full Article...]

Florida police smash window to rescue dog trapped in stiflingly hot vehicle

Florida police smash window to rescue dog trapped in stiflingly hot vehicle A pit bull was trapped inside a vehicle that was off and had all the windows up. In the hot summer months, an errand run can quickly turn deadly if a pet is left alone in a auto. The police department wrote. Shortly after being taken out of the auto, the dog had a heat stroke seizure, police said. A concerned citizen noticed a dog suffering in a hot vehicle and called 911. [Full Article...]

Turkey protests Berlin over anti-Erdogan banner

Turkey protests Berlin over anti-Erdogan banner Erdogan added to his criticism of Germany, saying that Turkey would view the country as a land that protected terrorists as long as it did not extradite supporters of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Ankara, in turn, criticized Gabriel for making "inappropriate comments". "By 2023 Turkey will gain independence from foreign military companies". [Full Article...]

Trump Fans Mistook Declaration of Independence For Anti-Trump Tirade

Trump Fans Mistook Declaration of Independence For Anti-Trump Tirade Interestingly, those who called out NPR for the tweets thought that the company was biased against Trump. What resulted, however, was an Internet gang of Trump supporters who saw the tweets as a threat to their king and even implied that the most docile news organization in existence was trying to start a revolution with tweets like the below. [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy's wife now holds his Twitter password

Rory McIlroy's wife now holds his Twitter password TV star Nesbitt hosts the event, live from Belfast's Waterfront Hall, ahead of McIlroy playing and hosting this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. "It is not what was said". McIlroy said that his issue with Elkington's original remark last month was not what was said, but rather who said it. [Full Article...]

Dak Prescott accused of using machine to sign his autograph

Dak Prescott accused of using machine to sign his autograph Grad knew something was wrong when he looked at the signatures and noticed how it lacked natural flow that's associated with organic signatures. "We alerted the team at Panini America immediately so they could address it with Dak's representatives and the NFL Players Association". [Full Article...]

Dion Waiters expected to choose between Lakers, Knicks, Heat

Dion Waiters expected to choose between Lakers, Knicks, Heat Waiters grew a bond with fellow backcourt-mate Goran Dragic , with the two being donned the nickname "7-Eleven" due to their jersey numbers (Dragic is number seven, Waiters is number eleven). Wojnarowski also Tweeted the deal the sides are working on is a four-year agreement, although he did not include financial numbers. For much of last season, Waiters was one of Miami's primary playmakers,... [Full Article...]

Martin Shkreli's prosecutors want pharma bro to stop talking outside court

Martin Shkreli's prosecutors want pharma bro to stop talking outside court During the visit, Shkreli criticized the prosecution team from the Eastern District of NY in Brooklyn, mocking them as the "junior varsity" to the federal prosecutors in Manhattan. "We are very, very concerned that we will find ourselves in a position that we cannot un-ring the bell", Kasulis said. Brafman said his client had "categorically" refused a deal, although he had indeed discussed one w... [Full Article...]

Clerk Orr Calls Trump's Actions On Alleged Voter Fraud "Dangerous"

Clerk Orr Calls Trump's Actions On Alleged Voter Fraud At least seven states have said they won't share information with the election integrity commission . I strongly encourage the Illinois Board of Elections, as well as my fellow elections administrators, to be cautious of the motives of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity and not comply with this unsafe request. [Full Article...]

15 dead, more than 100 shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

15 dead, more than 100 shot in Chicago over holiday weekend Friday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Michael Pfleger, an activist who heads a large African-American Catholic church in Chicago, said in an interview on Wednesday that more needs to be done to address underlying causes of violence such as unemployment, foreclosures, poverty and neighbourhood blight. [Full Article...]

Atlantic tropical cyclone likely by Friday

Atlantic tropical cyclone likely by Friday It's like that this becomes a tropical depression over the next few days as it tracks west-northwest over the open Atlantic. "It isn't in the prime development area for this month", Cangialosi said. If this disturbance - known now as Invest 94L, which basically means it's an area of interest in the Atlantic - becomes a tropical storm, it would be Don, the fourth named storm in a so-far busy hurr... [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant Contract Keeps Warriors' NBA Championship Window Open

Kevin Durant Contract Keeps Warriors' NBA Championship Window Open The Warriors managed to keep their main core intact with Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , and Andre Iguodala all signed to new contracts. There is a player option on the second year of the new deal, which means Durant will nearly certainly look to do this all over again next summer. [Full Article...]

Centre seeks report from WB govt on violence in North 24 Parganas

Centre seeks report from WB govt on violence in North 24 Parganas Echoing Bose, CPI-M state secretary Surja Kanta Misra also advocated all party meeting and army deployment at the tension hit areas. Didi's supporters - predominantly the poor and rural population - like to see a leader who is continually under pressure and being unfairly treated by a superior power (in this case the BJP and the Centre), rather than "enjoying" power and the chief minister's seat. [Full Article...]

Budget Norwegian airline to offer flight from Chicago to London

Budget Norwegian airline to offer flight from Chicago to London Gatwick is now said to be the only single-runway airport to be one among the world's top 20 fastest growing airports by passenger volumes. From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the route to London Gatwick will launch March 27, 2018, with three weekly flights at its inception beginning at $249 , with return flights beginning at $348. [Full Article...]


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