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Culture Britain reduces terror threat level from 'critical' to 'severe'
Author: 0 Britain reduces terror threat level from 'critical' to 'severe'

This comes in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Manchester on Monday night in which 22 people visiting Manchester Arena for an Ariana Grande concert were killed and dozens more were injured. Overnight, officers performed a controlled explosion at a property in Cheetham Hill. Investigators believe 22-year-old Manchester-born suicide bomber Salman Abedi, from a family of Libyan origin, acted as part of a terrorist network and their focus had been on intercepting his wider network.

Author: 0 White Tulsa Police Officer Acquitted in Terence Crutcher Shooting

During the trial, prosecutors argued that Shelby overreacted, and pointed out that Crutcher was not acting combative when he was confronted by police, per ABC News. It took a jury of nine white people and three black people a little over nine hours of deliberation to render its verdict. At that point, Shelby shot Crutcher and her partner fired his taser.

Culture New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation
Author: 0 New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation

Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. "Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", she said. Peter Hook, a member of seminal Manchester band New Order, was among the runners and said the tragedy had brought people together.

Culture Man shot and wounded in Northern Ireland supermarket auto park
Author: 0 Man shot and wounded in Northern Ireland supermarket auto park

There are reports the man had a child with him and was shot as he climbed out of his vehicle. It is understood the victim had been shot four times after he had just got out of a auto. "It's only afterwards that it will really hit people, it was such an ordinary Sunday afternoon", he said. Steven Agnew, the Green MLA for North Down, lives about two miles from the scene of the shooting.

Culture Man dies while travelling to BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend
Author: 0 Man dies while travelling to BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend

Police say they are continuing their investigation into the circumstances of the death, but do not believe them to be suspicious. "As part of this, everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches - one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates".

Culture Rock legend Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies
Author: 0 Rock legend Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies

Country legend Charlie Daniels tweeted , " Gregg Allman had a feeling for the blues very few ever have". "I am truly honored to have been fortunate enough to have written many songs with him and equally honored to have traveled the world with him".

Author: 0 Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony

I want to thank my managers, coaches, teammates, support staff, those of you who are here today, those of you who aren't for being with me along that entire journey . Some of Jeter's former teammates weren't in attendance for the ceremony, most notably Alex Rodriguez. "We've all been looking forward to it". Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims

A woman who was arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester on Wednesday has been released without charge. It comes after seven other men were arrested as counter-terrorism police swooped on the suicide bomber's suspected "network". Queen Elizabeth II visited victims of the attack at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's terrible".

Author: 0 'Immense progress' in Manchester bombing investigation

The BBC said British officials were "outraged" by the publication of images of evidence recovered after Monday night's attack. "Having made enormous progress and made some significant arrests and had some significant finds, there still remain important lines of inquiry for us to pursue".

Author: 0 Baywatch panned by global critics, but Priyanka's act gets lauded

Actress Priyanka Chopra is quite excited about her Hollywood debut film Baywatch , which releases this week in U.S. and on June 2 in India. While Priyanka was in India in April this year for the promotions of her Hollywood debut film Baywatch , she did an interview with a leading TV channel and gave details about her character, Victoria Leeds, in the movie.

Culture Trump's view on climate 'evolving,' aide says
Author: 0 Trump's view on climate 'evolving,' aide says

The president supports ongoing efforts to push member countries to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. Some nations, though, have failed to meet that threshold. President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinions about Russian Federation", said Tusk. On his way out, Tusk, a former prime minister of Poland who is still working to ideal his English, tried some idiomatic English on Trump, saying, "See you on the road in Taormina".

Author: 0 US Adds $75 Million to Israeli Military Package

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is widely seen as the most right-wing administration in Israeli history and is pressing settlement expansion despite worldwide concern. It is no secret, however, that generous Saudi donors have always been supporting Sunni extremists in the Middle East , Eskin remarked . They aren't fighting each other directly, but rather by arming and aiding allies in civil wars in nearby Syria and Yemen .

Culture Take time for mom this Mother's Day
Author: 0 Take time for mom this Mother's Day

It would have definitely not been just sugar, spice and everything nice. She'll know what you mean. "Otherwise, I'm a happy mom!" she said. You are the most attractive gift from God to me, your lap are my heaven and your arms are my protection shield.

Culture Rock trailblazer Gregg Allman dies
Author: 0 Rock trailblazer Gregg Allman dies

Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones yesterday at his home near Savannah, Ga., his manager, Michael Lehman , said. For 69 years, Gregg Allman lived life, cheated death , and made fantastic rock "n" roll. In its heyday, the band was a staple on radio stations and released albums ranked among the best in rock history. The band's bassist was killed the following year, and Gregg later went solo with the Gregg Allman Band.

Culture FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack
Author: 0 FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

Hate group monitors found that the 35-year-old suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland, has a history of identifying with white supremacist ideology, including anti-Muslim sentiments. Her friend, who is 17, was wearing a hijab, Hudson told the paper. Christian is being held without bail on two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of intimidation in the second degree and one count of possession of a restricted weapon as a felon.

Author: 0 Tom Cruise reveals Top Gun 2 to start filming soon

Tom Cruise says a Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening" with filming set to start next year. Val Kilmer is also apparently keen to appear in the film so it sounds like this project may actually take flight. The need to make " Top Gun 2 ". Tom Cruise just confirmed that he will begin shooting Top Gun 2 in 2018. But nothing has ever been confirmed - with Tom Cruise saying that the pair were only " trying to figure it out " - until now.

Culture Sunday weather: Sunny, with highs arond 80
Author: 0 Sunday weather: Sunny, with highs arond 80

Wednesday night will stay mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances diminish on Tuesday with partly sunny conditions and highs in the low 80s. Frequent lightning, small hail, gusty winds and minor flooding will be possible with lingering storms, as a cold front pushes south and southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Culture Nana Patekar lands a key role in 'Kaala Karikaalan'
Author: 0 Nana Patekar lands a key role in 'Kaala Karikaalan'

After the commercial success of Kabali , superstar Rajinikanth is once again collaborating with director Pa Ranjith . Recently, Rajinikanth has been making news for several reasons. Actor Dhanush unveiled the film's title and first-look poster on Thursday. Last year, Kabali , which showed Rajinikanth in a gangster avatar after a gap of 20 years, was among the top-grossing films in India.

Culture Britain's Got Talent heads into live semi-finals with wild card twist
Author: 0 Britain's Got Talent heads into live semi-finals with wild card twist

A peak audience of more than 9.7 million viewers tuned in to the last round of auditions in front of judges Amanda Holden , Alesha Dixon , David Walliams and of course Simon Cowell . Each night, eight acts will perform in hopes of securing a place in the final. But in a change to the rules, the two most popular acts will now automatically go through, with the judges having no say in the matter.

Author: 0 Celine Dion and Drake win big at Billboard Music Awards

You're not going to be the prettiest. Drake also scooped top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after arriving with 22 nominations at the event, regarded as one of the biggest nights for commercial artists in the US. But he couldn't just leave the stage without complimenting the admittedly gorgeous Vanessa Hudgens who hosted the awards show alongside Ludacris .

Culture Manchester police stop sharing with US
Author: 0 Manchester police stop sharing with US

A Whitehall source described the second U.S. leak of images of shrapnel and remains of the suicide bomber's clothing as "on another level", and told BBC it caused "disbelief and astonishment" across the British government. After paying their respects, they shared a quiet word and then Patelin offered Black his arm as they walked away together. "They are not sharing police-to-police information now, and the prime minister is going to speak to the president about this".

Culture Grunge rock icon Chris Cornell dead
Author: 0 Grunge rock icon Chris Cornell dead

Around the time of his Timbaland produced album " Scream ", Cornell covered the Michael Jackson song " Billie Jean " in an acoustic rendition that would garner him many accolades, and proved particularly powerful when Jackson died in June of 2009.

Author: 0 Arshad 'localised' Jack Sparrow's voice in 'Pirates...'

Sparrow went from a witty and cunning captain to a caricature of himself that tried to make everything a joke, and the plots have meandered and become more complicated at the same time. Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush ) has been doing very well and is sitting contended in the lap of luxury, but the appearance of Bardem bungs a cannonball through the hold and so he sets out to do a deal with him and Sparrow.

Culture Robert Pattinson gives career-best performance in crime-thriller Good Time
Author: 0 Robert Pattinson gives career-best performance in crime-thriller Good Time

While the film is being widely lauded, Pattinson had been garnering considerable praise. Robert Pattinson was anxious about onlookers crashing the production of his upcoming movie Good Time . The English actor has been in Cannes discussing and promoting the film, and during his exchange with The Hollywood Reporter Robert Pattinson admitted that he was anxious his celebrity status would ruin the shoot, which he described as "guerilla-style".

Author: 0 Theresa May's lead falls to 12 points from 18, new poll

On Monday he condemned "all acts of violence from wherever they came" during the Troubles, but declined to specifically denounce the IRA as terrorists. That had come about through the subsequent peace process, he said, beginning on the nationalist side in talks between Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and the leader of Northern Ireland's moderate nationalist SDLP party.

Author: 0 Ben-ton : Ben Stokes powered England to 330 for 6

They say fortune favours the fearless and so it proved at the Ageas Bowl as England wrapped up a nerve-jangling two-run victory to seal their series against South Africa with a game to spare. David Miller and Farhaan Behardien kept the Proteas in the game with a 55-run partnership before Behardien was sent packing by Plunkett for 17.

Culture Carrie Fisher Had to Slap Oscar Isaac While Filming 'The Last Jedi'
Author: 0 Carrie Fisher Had to Slap Oscar Isaac While Filming 'The Last Jedi'

According to Screenrant , Fisher, who plays General Leia Organa, was actually slated to be the star of Star Wars 9. The best moment was when he described having to film one particular scene with Fisher "over and over". At the end of The Force Awakens , Daisy Ridley's Rey found Skywalker exiled on a remote island. Where the animosity between Leia and Dameron fits into the puzzle is a mystery.

Culture Bella Thorne with sister after Scott Disick flirtation
Author: 0 Bella Thorne with sister after Scott Disick flirtation

In fact, his encounter with Chloe in Monte Carlo in 2015 was ultimately what prompted Kourtney to call time on their nine-year on and off relationship. Scott was photographed kissing a mystery brunette while sitting by the pool on Saturday - making her the fifth woman he's been spotted with in Cannes since Tuesday.

Author: 0 Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

A joint statement from Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu , Scotland Yard's senior national co-ordinator from UK Counter Terrorism Policing added,"This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down.Our priorities are to understand the run up to this bad event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack".

Culture Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding album and photos
Author: 0 Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding album and photos

The 33-year-old arrived with her father in an open-top vintage vehicle. Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge were the bridesmaid, while Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, William Ward and Prince George were the pageboys.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert in 'incredibly courageous city of Manchester'

While police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old bomber Salman Abedi . "We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", the source said. May said this meant that the independent body which sets the threat level had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating "critical", which means an attack could be imminent, to "severe".

Culture Liam Gallagher plans benefit show for victims
Author: 0 Liam Gallagher plans benefit show for victims

While police and politicians have praised communities in Manchester for their reaction to the bombing, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable said there had been a rise in reported hate crimes, from an average of 28 to 56 incidents on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland past Boston for 3-1 series lead

The Warriors are not a group given to bold predictions - well, Green is, but he's the outlier - and they are more cheeky than brash. The point guard scored 12 of the Cavs' last 14 points in the second quarter, including 10 in a 12-2 run that made the score 51-45.

Culture G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way
Author: 0 G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

He also predicted "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honor a US commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. "That was a big topic where numerous European leaders talked about these global agreements ... without the United States it's sort of missing a big gap when you take the biggest economy out".

Culture 'Large part' of Manchester attack network held
Author: 0 'Large part' of Manchester attack network held

They said the investigation was not slowing, with some 1,000 officers involved, and the priority was to determine if more people were involved in planning the attack. Amid efforts to soothe jangled nerves, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in London Friday on his first official visit to Britain, meeting with his United Kingdom counterpart Boris Johnson and signing a book of condolence for the Manchester victims.

Author: 0 Drake Wants to Tattoo Celine Dion's Image on His Rib Cage

You will believe a 71-year-old music icon can turn back time . Of course, the rapper looked stunning in a long, silver cutout dress that she put on after her opening performance alongside Lil Wayne , David Guetta, and Jason Derulo. Birthday girl Cher had to sing for her "present", not that the 71-year-old minded one bit. Finally, Dion gave permission for Drake and his musician father, Dennis Graham , who is also a Celine worshipper, to have their photograph taken with her.

Author: 0 UK police say "large part of network" behind Manchester attack arrested

Wearing jeans, trainers and a dark jacket, Salman Abedi cuts an unobtrusive figure in his final moments before slaughtering 22 concert-goers on Monday. Abedi had travelled to Libya to visit his parents and departed four days before he blew himself up outside the concert, his mother told authorities.

Author: 0 Suspected Manchester bomber's final words before the fatal attack

He said he has asked the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter". Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told the press that searches of the suspects' homes revealed "very important" clues. Police say the leaks compromise their investigation due to the fact that the public is now aware of what authorities are looking to track down. "Rage was the main reason", she said of Abedi's motivation, speaking to AP by telephone from Libya.

Author: 0 United Kingdom security alert reduced from "critical" to "severe"

However, British authorities were left "furious" by repeated leaks of material shared with their US counterparts, which provides an awkward backdrop for Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with US President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later on Thursday.

Author: 0 Gregg Allman (1947 - 2017)

And in March 2017, he canceled performances for the rest of the year. Allman battled for years with heroin addiction and substance abuse and went into rehab several times before cleaning up in the 1990s. "As much as I hate it, it's time for me to take some real time off to heal". He famously married singer and actress Cher in 1975, three days after she divorced Sonny Bono.

Culture Past Jame Bond Stars Pay Tribute To Roger Moore
Author: 0 Past Jame Bond Stars Pay Tribute To Roger Moore

Daniel Craig tweeted an image of himself with Moore, captioned "Nobody Does It Better - love Daniel", in an assumed reference to the theme tune of 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me which Moore starred in. I was in The Persuaders and we got on very well. A statement from the club read: " Sir Roger will always be remembered as the most enduring actor to play 007 and as a great ambassador for the franchise".

Author: 0 Trump tells advisers U.S. will scrap Paris accord

French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and British Prime Minister Theresa May will also be attending the elite club for the first time , although May is expected to leave a day early because of the Manchester bombing.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton 'devastated' after qualifying in Monaco

But the Englishman will still have it all to do in today's race with overtaking nearly impossible at this most twisty and narrow of tracks. Hamilton admitted Mercedes was still struggling to understand the behaviour of the tyres, saying: "It's a very, very odd thing, because I did the same thing as I do always when I leave the garage".

Culture United Kingdom police gear up for long-weekend security
Author: 0 United Kingdom police gear up for long-weekend security

British police on Saturday released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night he killed 22 people in a suicide bomb attack in Manchester and said they believed an apartment in the city center was where he put together his device. Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris including metal rods and cut-up fabric.