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16-month-old Brooklyn girl beaten on Father's Day dies

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Her father, Shaquan Taylor, 19, is accused of attacking the baby at a Coney Island apartment. She was in the apartment lobby unconscious. when Taylor's friend called and ambulance, which then rushed her to Coney Island Hospital and later transferred to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Read More »

Pope prays for victims of landslide tragedy in China

Thousands of rescuers with detection devices and dogs on Sunday were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that rained down on the village. Despite the danger of more landslides , Xinhua reports , the search operation involves more than 3000 people. The landslide , believed to have been caused by heavy rains , has blocked almost a mile-long stretch of road and part of a nearby river. Read More »

Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Monday

He said that there is a need to celebrate this day by rising above mutual differences and spreading feelings of love and brotherhood. "The committee's members have reported seeing the Shawwal moon". Ramadan celebrates the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammad in 610 AD. This means Indian Muslims, like their counterparts in Saudi Arabia, would have observed 29 fasts this year. Read More »

Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election - To GOP's Glee

Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others. Despite spending tens of millions of dollars , Pelosi and the Democrats failed this week to capture a seat in suburban Atlanta they thought they could win - the latest in a string of losses in special elections to fill Republican-held seats. Read More »

French social media model killed in freak whipped cream accident

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In a message about her death posted to Burger's Instagram account , the model's family sent a warning that the type of canister that killed her is unsafe and "still in circulation". The magazine said it had been warning for years of such risks after dozens of incidents, but this was apparently the first death reported. Her family announced her death on Facebook , where she has more than 57,000 followers. Read More »

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

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Hours after a draft of the GOP Senate's new health care bill was released, protesters from across the country began staging sit-ins and die-ins in response to its draconian measures. McConnell's office. He remained unfazed on the Senate floor. "Today is the 18th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which recognized that right, and it is an insult to the Disability Community that today Senator McConnell is going to release a bill which eliminates that right for ... Read More »

New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda

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Perhaps the unexpected strength today was the superb starting by Emirates Team New Zealand twice getting the better of rival Jimmy Spithill. "I think these next five days will be the most important five days of the campaign". Burling said that will be the team's approach over the next five days. Well-funded Oracle Team USA - Ellison is worth an estimated $55 billion - has five days to come up with some answers to try to counter the spot-on design innovations by the scrappy, underfunded ... Read More »

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

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Two different militant groups - a breakaway Taliban faction and the Islamic State - claimed the Quetta attack. " The gun battle lasted for six hours " during which five law enforcers were injured, said Muhammad Tahir Khan, Capital City Police officer, as cited by Pakistan Today. Read More »

Ryu shoots course-record 61 at NW Arkansas Championship

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The field will be cut after Saturday's second round in the 54-hole event, and Yada will try to duplicate her consistency on the back nine, which left her tied for 53rd in the field of 144. She also earned the praise of Ai Miyazato, the retiring Japanese star who finished a group ahead of Ryu and was nearby at the scorer's tent as the South Korean walked off the course. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Protesters who fear the U.S. Senate Republicans' health care proposal will hurt Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens have targeted Sen. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. Read More »

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

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In a press conference Thursday, Pelosi said she's proud of the unity within her party and the leverage it has given her in various negotiations. As President Donald Trump celebrated Republican victories in two special congressional elections on Wednesday, one man who advised presidents from both parties warned the results "should be a wake-up call for Democrats" that Trump could be on his way to re-election in 2020. Read More »

Class 12 board exams: CBSE opens window for re-checking

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The court said, "The statements of ASG shall bind CBSE with regards to those students as well who have already applied with a similar grievance, and will not confine to the petitioners only". But with heavy demands, these dates weren't enough to cater to all. Jain submitted that the timeline for re-verification of the answer-sheets will be extended and apparent mistakes in the marking will also be fixed during the re-verification. Read More »

America's Cup reaches crossroads as Kiwis near win

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He mentioned the San Francisco comeback. "We did a lot of really good manoeuvres today". The lead then changed hands twice on leg two but it was Jimmy Spithill's team which held a slender 12 second advantage at the third gate. They revealed this week that TNZ's boat was considerably lighter than Oracle, due to carbon-fibre technology developed in-house, as were the crew overall. Read More »

Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues

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Sen. Jeff Flake, right, hugs another member of the Republican congressional baseball team after a gunman opened fire at their practice. Majorities of gun owners favor some proposals that would expand gun rights , such as allowing people to carry concealed guns in more places and allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns in K-12 schools; only about a third of non-gun owners support these proposals. Read More »

Court: Mississippi may enforce religious objections law

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HB 1523 even legalizes Kim Davis-style discrimination by allowing government employees to abdicate their duties and refuse to license or solemnize marriages for LGBT people. Constitution by favoring a very specific set of religious and moral beliefs opposing homosexuality, transgenderism, and extramarital sex. " Mississippi's elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit-by advocating for a constitutional amendment to ... Read More »

New Hampshire lawmakers accidentally approved a bill to legalize murder

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The Republican-led legislature passed a new bill this month aimed at so-called "fetal homicide" that would define a fetus as a person after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Like the House bill, the Senate version prohibits employers from discriminating against new mothers' need to "express breast milk" and requires employers to engage employees in a good-faith process to determine reasonable accommodations. Read More »

At least 10 dead as two powerful explosions strike Parachinar

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The second explosion occurred as people rushed to rescue and assist those wounded in the first explosion. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The first explosion went off at Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. Read More »

Mexican Central Bank Hikes Key Interest Rate to 7%

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Before the data release Friday, some analysts had predicted the bank could start raising the rate as early as next month. "We don't see this run as changing the broader narrative of a generally improving Canadian outlook which needs less monetary accommodation, although it does suggest that July is too soon for the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates", said CIBC economist Nick Exarhos. Read More »

Krauthammer: Senate Hiding GOP Bill Is 'Not A Brilliant Idea'

Insurance lobbyists met with Senate Republican staff on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the ObamaCare repeal bill, according to insurance industry sources. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he expected to give senators a draft of the bill on Thursday. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said the GOP has been talking about repeal and replace for seven years, campaigned on it and now have to act. Read More »

Four tied for lead in US Open

Paul Casey , Brooks Koepka , Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood shared the lead on seven under, with Rickie Fowler , Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes one back. That second-place finish earned him $1 million, moved him into the top 50 and secured his spot in both this year's Masters and U.S. Open. Matsuyama is playing in his fifth U.S. Read More »

Bus drivers wear skirts after shorts banned

In Nantes, a city in western France, bus drivers argued that the sweltering temperatures make wearing long trousers miserable, especially while driving during long, hot summer days with no air conditioning. We've been asking for this since 2013", he added. We aren't allowed to wear shorts. Mitchell said: 'We recognize that the last few days have been exceptionally hot and we are doing our utmost to enable both students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible. Read More »

Frank Kush, who built ASU into a powerhouse, dies at 88

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His ASU teams won 10 or more games in six different seasons, and had a bowl record of 6-1, including 4-1 in the Fiesta Bowl. Although he was only 5-9, 180 pounds, Kush combined excellent quickness and sound technique, often disrupting plays before they even got started. Read More »