• Baton Rouge gunman 'targeted and assassinated' police officers
Baton Rouge gunman 'targeted and assassinated' police officers

A man that police are identifying as Gavin Long of Kansas City, a former Marine, went on a shooting rampage before being killed by police. "He always said, "I will see if I can help you", said Cavalier. The day after five police officers were fatally shot during a protest against police violence in Dallas, Long posted one such video on YouT...

Read more

  • Sounds familiar ... Donald Trump's wife Melania 'copies' a speech from Michelle Obama
Sounds familiar ... Donald Trump's wife Melania 'copies' a speech from Michelle Obama

There is no reason to go out of the way to be nasty about Melania Trump, an accidental political wife who surely never expected to be playing the part of the immigrant spouse, making the warm and wifely case for her husband's cold, cruel, anti-immigrant presidential bid on the opening night of the Republican National Convention.

Read more

  • Baton Rouge Cop Wrote Moving Facebook Post Before Death
Baton Rouge Cop Wrote Moving Facebook Post Before Death

Following are updates on the officers who Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson said were "intentionally targeted" by the gunman. A statement sent to Chicagoist said there is now "no threat to Chicago", but officers continue to "patrol in pairs and in uniform and remain vigilant".

Read more

  • Boris Johnson appointed Britain's foreign minister
Boris Johnson appointed Britain's foreign minister

Secretary of State John Kerry, who will discuss with foreign ministers policies on Ukraine and the Middle East. But the United States is keen to preserve what remains of its vaunted "special relationship" with London, and Kerry was among the first foreign dignitaries to call Johnson.

Read more

  • Black Lives Matter; Peaceful Protest in Indy, & Answering Their Critics
Black Lives Matter; Peaceful Protest in Indy, & Answering Their Critics

Similarly, the response came the same day as former US Marine Gavin Long killed three Baton Rouge police officers. "We don't want the cops to be judge and jury at the same time", says David Singleton, a protester at the rally. "Resisting that impulse and keeping open our hearts will be necessary to make some progress on this challenge", Earnest...

Read more

  • Cleric Fethullah says Erdogan behind Turkey coup, willing to be extradited
Cleric Fethullah says Erdogan behind Turkey coup, willing to be extradited

Since the coup was put down, Erdogan has said enemies of the state still threatened the country and has urged Turks to take to the streets every evening until Friday to show their support for the government. Turkey applied for full European Union membership in 1987, but was only considered a serious candidate in 1999. He said a deal with Turkey a...

Read more

  • RNC in turmoil as anti-Trump delegates protest
RNC in turmoil as anti-Trump delegates protest

And on Thursday, the day Mr Trump is expected to officially receive the Republican Party's nomination, Cleveland-area physicians are planning a protest in opposition to the presumptive nominee. Trump rejoined his spat with John Kasich, the OH governor who challenged Trump for the nomination. "That is the lesson that I continue to pass along to our ...

Read more

  • This is Donald Trump's (very) grand entrance to the RNC in Cleveland
This is Donald Trump's (very) grand entrance to the RNC in Cleveland

He kept his introduction short, only appearing on stage for about a minute before handing the podium over to his wife. Party leaders held a voice vote, then declared the opponents lacked enough support, triggering pandemonium on the floor of the Cleveland basketball arena where Trump is due to be formally nominated this week for the November 8 el...

Read more

  • Sanders supporters in Iowa react to his Clinton endorsement
Sanders supporters in Iowa react to his Clinton endorsement

Indeed, it's quite possible - though far from certain - that the Sanders platform could be the future of the Democratic Party . Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wave to supporters as Sanders endorsed Clinton during a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016 .

Read more

  • SpaceX successfully lands a rocket on solid ground for second time
SpaceX successfully lands a rocket on solid ground for second time

Also aboard the capsule was a metal docking ring 2.4m in diameter, to be attached to the station, letting commercial spaceships under development by SpaceX and Boeing ferry astronauts to the station, a $100bn laboratory that flies about 400km above Earth.

Read more

  • Trump Trolls Clinton with 'Pokémon Go': 'Crooked Hillary NO!'
Trump Trolls Clinton with 'Pokémon Go': 'Crooked Hillary NO!'

In March, 9 percent said they were undecided. Perhaps even more surprising is that Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is running neck-and-neck with Republican Trump among multiple groups of voters ages 18-29, the poll found. Clinton gets 41 percent while Trump pulls 36 percent. Mrs. Clinton is unqualified to be president, he adds....

Read more

  • Did Melania Trump plagiarise Michelle Obama's speech in RNC address?
Did Melania Trump plagiarise Michelle Obama's speech in RNC address?

Mary Fallin checks out the stage before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland , Monday, July 18, 2016. Following the speech, social media commenters were quick to note the striking similarities between Melania Trump's words and those of First Lady Michelle Obama's from the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Read more

  • RNC chair looks to this week as Trump's turning point
RNC chair looks to this week as Trump's turning point

I want to be an outsider. "On the world stage, Donald Trump will lead from strength". Trump delayed the event out of respect for the deadly truck attack in Nice, France, but he also had lingering doubts about choosing Pence. Trump replied by addressing the constitutionality of that measure and said it could be based on territories instead. "When yo...

Read more

  • Melania Trump speaks Monday
Melania Trump speaks Monday

Trump". He then introduced his wife, Melania, who said Trump will work for all Americans. Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match almost word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

Read more

  • Things You Should Know About the FBI Hearing With James Comey
Things You Should Know About the FBI Hearing With James Comey

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said this week that she accepts the FBI's recommendations and will not file charges against Clinton. "We try very hard to apply the same standard whether you're rich or poor, white or black, old or young, famous or not known at all", he added.

Read more

  • Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil
Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

That Trump even appeared was a sign the outspoken billionaire will continue to run the campaign his way as he turns to a general election race against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , who will accept the Democratic Party's nomination next week in Philadelphia.

Read more

  • Taylor Swift's lawyer threatened Kanye West over secret phone recording
Taylor Swift's lawyer threatened Kanye West over secret phone recording

West had written a song called "Famous"; it contained lyrics that insinuated he might have sex with Swift someday, and implied that she became famous because he interrupted her speech at the 2009 VMAs. Rap superstar, Kanye West , might have to face penalties for leaking his phone call with Taylor Swift , the singer behind the album "21". "...

Read more

  • Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Can't Make Mistakes, But Mike Pence Can
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Can't Make Mistakes, But Mike Pence Can

But there are limits to what even the best running mate can do. Mr Trump then interjected: "That one, you could say yes, I mean, you're not - it's fine - hey, look, I like John McCain". I might not apologize... "I might not do that". (Trump's campaign has pointed to a 2003 statement as evidence for his position on Iraq.) So as far as anyone can...

Read more

  • Meditations on Scott Baio
Meditations on Scott Baio

Baio went on to warn that America is in a "very bad spot" in which all the things that Americans hold dear "are being attacked every single day". While everyone is obviously entitled to support whichever party they choose, and voice whatever political opinions they may have, there's a fine line between voicing your support for Donal Trump and bas...

Read more

  • Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed By A Lone Gunman
Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed By A Lone Gunman

Discussing the difficulties of being a police officer and a black man in America now, he said he was "disappointed in some family, friends and officers for some reckless comments". Since the shooting death of Sterling by Baton Rouge police, the department has anxious about threats against officers. President Barack Obama on Sunday condemned the...

Read more