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Culture Independence Day travel records expected to fall
Author: 0 Independence Day travel records expected to fall

The survey is thanking several factors for this increase in travel such as rising incomes, strong employment, and higher consumer confidence. "A historic 44.2 million Americans will travel to celebrate our nation's freedom this year, adding to an already bustling summer travel season", said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing.

Culture Diageo buys Clooney & Co's Casamigos tequila for $1bn
Author: 0 Diageo buys Clooney & Co's Casamigos tequila for $1bn

George Clooney won't have to worry about a college fund for his newborn twins. "If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes", Clooney said in a statement . "If the brand sustains its growth, it could potentially be the next Patron", Morgan Stanley analysts said, citing the biggest competitor in high-end tequila.

Culture GOP celebrating after Georgia win
Author: 0 GOP celebrating after Georgia win

The other two special elections this year in which Democrats failed to win a GOP House seat were in Kansas and Montana. "We had good candidates but they just couldn't overcome our national brand, which is toxic and damaged", Ryan told The Post , adding that Pelosi would make it "a lot more challenging" for Democrats to flip the House in 2018 if she remains at the helm.

Culture Prince William Turns 35: How Did Kate Middleton's Husband Celebrate Birthday?
Author: 0 Prince William Turns 35: How Did Kate Middleton's Husband Celebrate Birthday?

This is a big year for Prince William and Kate Middleton . Prince William was greatly affected by first, his parent's divorce in 1996 and then his mother's tragic death in 1997. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into action". Kate and William are often pictured attending glamorous and fun events, but they are both taking on the hard duties too.

Culture Juror says Cosby trial panel almost evenly split
Author: 0 Juror says Cosby trial panel almost evenly split

He was the second juror to speak out after the jury deadlocked in the case. The two holdouts were "not moving, no matter what", the juror told the network. The jurors for the trial were selected in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania , and taken to Montgomery County, near Philadelphia, where they were sequestered for the 12 days of trial and deliberations.

Culture North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral
Author: 0 North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral

Earlier this week, President Trump said China has tried to help the United States solve increasing tensions with North Korea, but "it has not worked out ". But some have been seized and given draconian sentences for seemingly minor offenses. Moon first argued that a policy of sanctions and pressure alone had not resolved the standoff over North Korea's nuclear programs.

Culture Russians Targeted 21 Election Systems
Author: 0 Russians Targeted 21 Election Systems

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that while the president doesn't think the election results were influenced by Russian Federation, he has "made it clear that we have to protect the integrity of the electoral process".

Author: 0 Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

Back in 2007, Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbech. According to local paper WBAY , the majority of the three-judge panel agreed with Judge William Duffin's August ruling that Dassey's confession of the murder of Teresa Halbach was involuntary and that investigators violated Dassey's rights.

Culture At standstill, Cosby jury goes back to deliberate verdict
Author: 0 At standstill, Cosby jury goes back to deliberate verdict

Jurors asked to rehear Andrea Constand's testimony about phone call records between her and Cosby , said Shari Botwin, a trauma therapist, who was inside the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse. "The judge can say, 'Do you think more deliberations would be helpful?' But the judge can't say, 'How are you split?'" explained Bradford Colbert, a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St.

Culture Rand Paul Is Not Happy: Senate GOP Bill Doesn't Really Repeal Obamacare
Author: 0 Rand Paul Is Not Happy: Senate GOP Bill Doesn't Really Repeal Obamacare

If all three of those senators oppose the bill, it dies. "Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act - and we are", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., in on speech on the Senate floor. Senate Republicans are hoping to vote on the new healthcare bill by June 29. USA Today speculated that if the Senate passes the bill, it would "likely to be more moderate than what the House passed".

Culture Senate Republicans at long last unveil health care bill
Author: 0 Senate Republicans at long last unveil health care bill

The plans include proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Mr Obama imposed on high earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage. "This bill will result in higher costs, less care and millions of Americans will lose their health insurance, particularly through Medicaid", Schumer said.

Culture Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as 'dirty old man'
Author: 0 Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as 'dirty old man'

Several of the women who have accused Cosby of rape over the years have said that they, too, were afraid to go public for fear of being labeled, judged, and even blamed for destroying the image of the ultimate television father, a character many of us grew up with and admittedly loved.

Author: 0 Cosby fate in limbo as jury readies third day of deliberations

Jurors appeared exhausted and spent when they made a decision to call it quits late Tuesday after about 16 hours of deliberations. (Norristown) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has asked to rehear hours of Andrea Constand's testimony about the night she says the comedian drugged and violated her.

Culture Choking hazard prompts Britax to recall 207K child car seats
Author: 0 Choking hazard prompts Britax to recall 207K child car seats

In a complaint filed this month, the owner of a Britax B Safe 35 said that her older child notified her that the chest clip on the carseat had come unlatched. Check the company's website to enter the serial number of your vehicle seat to see if the recall affects you. Britax says that it will inform carseat owners of the recall and will provide a replacement clip free of charge.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby to hold town halls about sexual assault: spokespeople

Bill Cosby is relieved and feeling great following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial , and wants to plan a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about how to avoid winding up at the defendant's table themselves.

Author: 0 Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy'

Universal doesn't want to be left out of the cinematic universe cash cow and has chose to take the same approach with all of its classic movie monsters. Jekyll. While the Brendan Fraser films were more campy and featured a lot of comedy, this film is a true monster movie. They are aided by a secret organization, led by Dr.

Culture Tatiana Maslany demonstrates A+ cry face in the first 'Stronger' trailer
Author: 0 Tatiana Maslany demonstrates A+ cry face in the first 'Stronger' trailer

Also making an appearance is Tatiana Maslany as Bauman's then-girlfriend Erin Hurley, who Bauman was waiting for at the finish line when the bombs went off. It is Jeff's deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family's bond, defines a community's pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

Author: 0 Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

The bill repeals billions of dollars in ObamaCare taxes used to raise money for the law's coverage expansion and also abolishes the law's mandates to buy coverage. Republicans have a narrow path to clearing legislation through the Senate. What happens if the Senate passes the bill? Libertarian-leaning Sen.

Author: 0 New Zealand beats Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

Bendigo's Glenn Ashby and Team New Zealand made a stunning start to the America's Cup finals series against Team USA. As for Oracle's foil selection, "I thought we made a good step forward", Spithill said. Coutts successfully defended the Americas Cup in 2000 before jumping to Swiss startup syndicate Alinghi of Switzerland and sweeping his former team in 2003.

Culture Jury Had 2 Not Guilty Holdouts
Author: 0 Jury Had 2 Not Guilty Holdouts

ABC news is reporting that one un-named juror said the jury discussed several outcomes in the case, including acquitting Cosby, but ultimately they settled a 10-2 vote to convict Cosby, which led to a mistrial. "If somebody would mention something, we would cut them off". He said he would rule by Wednesday, June 21. In fact, the situation grew so tense that one male juror punched a concrete wall out of frustration.

Culture Scalise Remains in Critical Condition Will Require Additional Surgeries
Author: 0 Scalise Remains in Critical Condition Will Require Additional Surgeries

The wound shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. A former congressional aide was hospitalized. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalised. There were 24,959 tickets sold, which was a record for the game that was first played in 1909. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want ...

Culture 'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Enters the Courtroom as Thurgood Marshall
Author: 0 'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Enters the Courtroom as Thurgood Marshall

Black Panther isn't the only superhero Chadwick Boseman is set to portray on the big screen. Or so I thought until I watched this galvanizing trailer for Marshall . It ended up being a career-shaping one as well for Marshall , who went on to win Brown vs. the Board of Education, the case that determined that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.

Culture Love Island is making more 'friend based relationships' says evicted Jessica
Author: 0 Love Island is making more 'friend based relationships' says evicted Jessica

Naturally, she already has her eye on some of the boys and is setting her sights on Chris and Dom, who Amber , Montana and Chloe think could get over Jess pretty fast. As well as constantly complimenting Amber and telling her how much he likes her, he also went and gave her a bracelet. AWW. Jonny said: 'Girls, let me just say first, we love you all.

Culture UAE says Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar regime change
Author: 0 UAE says Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar regime change

But Saudi anger, shared by the UAE, Jordan and Egypt, is directed at Qatar's mercurial and independent foreign policy, which includes cordial relations with the Islamic republic across the water. At the same time, Qatar is home to the headquarters in the Middle East of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), where at least 10,000 soldiers are stationed.

Culture Beyonce, Jay Z's twin names revealed
Author: 0 Beyonce, Jay Z's twin names revealed

And the mysterious case of Beyonce and Jay Z's twins continues... Beyonce and her husband are still staying tight-lipped when it comes to giving anything away about her new babies, but sources are claiming that her son and daughter's names have been revealed and they're oh so sweet.

Culture Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation
Author: 0 Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

The segment didn't cast Murray in a flattering light, to say the least; Oliver called him a "geriatric Dr". The complaint comes of no surprise to Oliver, who predicted Murray and his lawyers would come for him during the episode. Murray's health has significantly worsened, likely further reducing his already limited life expectancy", the lawsuit concludes. The defendants "ignored our communications and, instead, continued to baselessly and maliciously attack the character of Mr Murray and ...

Culture The next Jurassic World film finally has an official title!
Author: 0 The next Jurassic World film finally has an official title!

The official tagline for the movie states: "Life finds a way". Earlier in March, Bayona had revealed the first look of the movie in which a little girl was surrounded by different skeletons and was involved in a staring contest with a triceratops skull! J.A.

Culture Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana

In Alabama , Governor Kay Ivey also declared a statewide emergency, citing National Weather Service forecasts for significant flash flooding in her state through Thursday . There were numerous reports of waterspouts and short-lived tornadoes. People Arkansas and into portions of the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys should prepare for soaking rains Friday , with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected, as well as locally higher amounts possible in isolated areas.

Culture Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization
Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization

Investigators said it's still not clear what prompted the unemployed Bellville resident to travel from his home in IL to the Washington-area where they believe he lived out of his van since March. The FBI also said Hodgkinson had been renting a storage unit in the area since April 16. He carried a laptop and a gym bag - but he was never working out.

Culture No One Is Happier 'Bachelor In Paradise' Is Back Than Ashton Kutcher
Author: 0 No One Is Happier 'Bachelor In Paradise' Is Back Than Ashton Kutcher

However, the actor said that he found it awkward to kiss Kunis for a scene on their show "That 70's Show" because she was really young at that time. Kutcher says he loves the franchise so much that he was hoping that Kunis didn't watch Monday's all new episode of The Bachelorette without him since he was on the road traveling.

Author: 0 Ron Howard is taking over the Han Solo 'Star Wars' movie

Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, June 22, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences . "We normally aren't fans of the phrase "creative differences" but for once this cliché is true", Lord and Miller said in a statement.

Author: 0 London fire: Local administrator resigns amid criticism

Grenfell Tower fire survivors are to be rehomed in a housing development where prices start at nearly £1.6m, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced. The National Health Service said 10 patients were still being treated in hospital, five of whom were in a critical condition. It is thought that the cladding was responsible for the fire spreading so quickly at Grenfell Tower, and May told the House of Commons that the fire service will publish the results of their tests on the ...

Author: 0 Barclays PLC (BARC) Earns "Buy" Rating from HSBC Holdings plc

The stock of DIALOG SEMICONDUCT GBP0.10 (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) earned "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 13. Traders may be looking to capitalize on market trends as we move into the second part of the calendar year. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,315.46 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,090.57. easyJet plc has a 12 month low of GBX 851.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,544.00.

Culture Deliberations continue in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial
Author: 0 Deliberations continue in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Earlier that day, jurors announced they were deadlocked and could not come to a unanimous decision on any of the three counts against Cosby. The third count accuses Cosby of impairing Constand "by administering drugs, intoxicants or other means for the goal of preventing resistance".

Culture Pittsburgh Penguins win back to back Stanley Cup Championships
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins win back to back Stanley Cup Championships

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the second-straight year thanks to a late goal by Patric Hornqvist and a controversial decision by the referees to waive off a goal by the Nashville Predators . "He could feel that we were getting close to winning the Cup and that was the most important game of the season and he played like it". Since 1997-1998 the Penguins are the first team which has won two National Hockey League titles in a row, and the last one before them were the ...

Culture Amanda Knox Photos: Full Story & Must-See Instagram Pictures
Author: 0 Amanda Knox Photos: Full Story & Must-See Instagram Pictures

She often makes healthy dishes with Robinson, proudly posting one shot of a kale salad with shrimp and another featuring a complicated dish of deviled eggs. Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito spent nearly four years in an Italian prison following their conviction for the 2007 murder of Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Culture Oskar Fischinger: Google Doodle honours German artist and his incredible musical animations
Author: 0 Oskar Fischinger: Google Doodle honours German artist and his incredible musical animations

It lets one experience a sense of visual music that can be created and personalised, inspiring to dwell into the essence of Oskar Fischinger. "Music is not limited to the world of sound". Fischinger finished his school and later learned at an organ-building firm until the owners were drafted into the war. Apart from that, Fischinger was also involved with the development of the three-strip GasparColor film process, a European rival to Technicolor.

Author: 0 Trump reveals income, debt in personal finances report

Bush. Trump's golf courses also show large amounts of reported income - which presumably does not reflect offsetting expenses. His revenue also grew from Mar-a-Lagos, the resort in Florida , which he calls the "Winter White House".

Author: 0 Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment

The 96-year-old has developed an infection from a pre-existing condition however no further details on his medical condition have been released. The prince was said to be in good spirits however, he was unable to attend the Queen's Speech with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II , today.

Culture Keith Urban dedicates music award to Nicole Kidman
Author: 0 Keith Urban dedicates music award to Nicole Kidman

Urban and Underwood won the collaborative video of the year for " The Fighter ". "I'm just trying to make a connection". The unlikely pair won the Performance of the Year prize for their rendition of Derulo's No. Throughout the night, several artists paired up for collaborative performances. Band member Karen Fairchild thanked the group's fans onstage "for making this such a big hit".

Culture America's Got Talent's latest Golden Buzzer act are Britain's Got Talent veterans
Author: 0 America's Got Talent's latest Golden Buzzer act are Britain's Got Talent veterans

ET on NBC . Klum was equally effusive, "I really love what you just did". She then proceeded toward the judges' table and slammed her hand on the Golden Buzzer, sending Light Balance to the live rounds. But something about Light Balance's performance struck a chord with Tyra , according to WCMH-TV (Columbus). Golden Buzzers should be used on the quirky and unique acts, or at the very least those who don't have such easily marketable talents like singers.

Author: 0 Beyonce And Jay Z's Twins Have Arrived

The arrival of the twins was announced by Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles . 'As far as we know she's okay. Sources are now saying that a "minor issue has surfaced" that has kept the twins in hospital for nearly a week. Reports she had become a mum began swirling this week when rapper Jay Z missed his Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in New York City on Thursday night (15Jun17).

Author: 0 Cosby jurors wrestling with verdict

Closing arguments were delivered on Monday (12Jun17), and the case was then handed over to the 12-person jury, comprised of seven men and five women. "She did not stop me". For now, the 38-year-old is not thinking about the possibility that Cosby could be found guilty, saying she'll "cross that bridge when I come to it".

Author: 0 China's efforts on North Korea not worked out: Donald Trump

Trump from the Oval Office said what happened to Warmbier was a "total disgrace". "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out. They said it should be a " call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". " We see a young man go over there healthy and with a minor act of mischief come home dead, basically - dies immediately after he gets here".

Culture Kanye West pushed for more kids with Kim kardashian West
Author: 0 Kanye West pushed for more kids with Kim kardashian West

According to the contract, the woman who agreed to carry a baby for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will receive 45 thousand dollars in the monthly payments on a four and a half thousand dollars (based on 10 months). Kardashian's representative did not respond to a request for comment. They're also required to deposit $68,850 with the agency. The reality star had hard pregnancies both the times and she gave birth to daughter North in 2013 and son Saint in 2015.

Culture Jack Black Reveals How the New Jumanji Movie Connects to the Original
Author: 0 Jack Black Reveals How the New Jumanji Movie Connects to the Original

But while were there, we find clues left behind by ( Robin Williams's Parrish character). "It's like he's there helping us without actually being there". In our eyes, no sequel will ever be able to match Robin William's legacy. In the brand new adventure Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle , the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji .

Author: 0 Nicole Kidman Celebrates 50th Birthday with Family

Kidman made her acting debut in 1983's A Bush Christmas at the tender age of 15. She recalled thinking: "I still don't have a life, what is wrong with me?" " People didn't expect me to do this kind of movie, so that's why I wanted to do it!" And Kidman's career is showing no signs of slowing down .