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June 23, 2017 8:57 AM Brexit: EU citizens deal fails to allay fears

Proposals from Theresa May to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK have not allayed the fears of those affected. Mrs May unveiled plans at a Brussels summit on Thursday, which would grant a new "UK settled status" to EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years. But Europeans living here said they are still "panicked" and the proposals give "more 9

June 23, 2017 6:10 AM The Waugh Zone Friday June 23, 2017

Five things you need to know about politics today. Theresa May’s sombre Commons statement on Grenfell Tower struck the right note yesterday, but as soon as questions came from Labour MPs, she looked increasingly uncomfortable. It was a pattern that was to continue through the day, and was proof that no matter how many times she takes one step forward 5

June 23, 2017 1:00 AM California bans travel to four more states over anti-LGBT laws

The US state of California has banned state-funded travel to four more states over anti-LGBT laws. The announcement, made by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in San Francisco this week, doubles the number of banned states from four to eight. New additions to the list are Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. All four of the states have passed 5

June 22, 2017 9:58 PM No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy. "With all of the recently reported electronic 6

June 22, 2017 9:10 PM The Republicans’ Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

The Senate Republicans’ health bill that was made public today is a Jekyll-and-Hyde plan: in some ways kinder than the House Republican plan, and in some ways meaner, to use President Donald Trump’s yardstick. Overall the plan will benefit the wealthy and young adults, but hurt larger numbers of people who are old or poor. On Medicaid, the federal-state 4

June 22, 2017 8:00 PM The legend of Teesside 'bogeyman' Sandshoe Sammy

Is it an urban myth or a sinister reality? We dig deeper into the tale... Sandshoe Sammy was well known in these parts - and terrifying to young people who’d heard the tale that he’d snatch them if they were out walking after dark. Was he a poor old harmless soul given a daft nickname? Pure bogeyman fiction? Or a real threat? Jean Slavin said: “He is a bogeyman 6

June 22, 2017 5:06 PM Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

NEW YORK (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests. The diocese says it will take out a loan to fund the program and is sending letters about it to about 235 people who previously reported being abused by a diocesan clergy member. The loan amount wasn't specified 4

June 22, 2017 4:16 PM UN Security Council lands in Haiti to protests over cholera

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A delegation from the U.N. Security Council has landed in Haiti, where it has been met by protesters demanding that the world body do more to fight a deadly outbreak of cholera likely caused by its troops. The delegation is in Haiti to assess security ahead of the planned end of the U.N. peacekeeping mission that began in 2004. Around 4

June 22, 2017 3:17 PM Retailers want to work out your wallet

NEW YORK (AP) - Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have moved online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots - fitness and wellness - in hopes of engaging consumers. That means meditation lectures with Deepak Chopra at ABC Carpet & Home in New York, a yoga class 3

June 22, 2017 2:01 PM Herne Bay train station sex attack on teenage girl

A teenage girl has been sexually assaulted outside a train station in broad daylight. The youngster was attacked near the car park of Herne Bay railway station in The Circus at about 10.45am yesterday. A man in his 20s or 30s approached the girl and touched her inappropriately on top of her clothing. He is described as being white with long dark hair and was wearing 4