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June 20, 2018 3:52 PM Senior GOP senator defends embattled EPA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Republican senator on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt amid months of federal ethics investigations, calling the allegations against Pruitt "outrageous" and "lies." Sen. James Inhofe, from Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, spoke after summoning Pruitt to a one-on-one 5

June 20, 2018 2:39 PM Lifeboat man swept overboard as crews rescue injured sailor

Newhaven and Eastbourne lifeboats and the Coastguard helicopter launched at 8.50pm. The Newhaven crew found the sailor at 9pm, drifting towards the rocks under Seaford Head. Amid strong winds and breaking waves, one crew member managed to board the sailing boat. But a second crew member was swept overboard and had to be pulled from the sea. At 9.15pm the helicopter 6

June 19, 2018 9:47 PM Ford, VW study commercial vehicle alliance that could grow

DETROIT (AP) - Ford and Volkswagen are exploring joint development of future commercial vehicles in a possible alliance that could lead to cooperation in other areas. The companies announced the collaboration in a statement on Tuesday. They said that any alliance would not involve cross ownership stakes or including stock. VW and Ford say an alliance

June 19, 2018 6:23 PM Boy, 16, drowned while swimming with friend on hottest day of year despite Prince William's efforts to save his life in air ambulance rescue mission

A teenage boy drowned while trying to swim back from an island in a river with his friend. Robbie Lea was found under almost 15ft of water in Lee Valley Park, after he had gone swimming with school mates on a sunny day in May last year. The Duke of Cambridge piloted an air ambulance to the scene as emergency services desperately searched for the 16-year-old 7

June 19, 2018 10:01 AM It is necessary to cage migrant children plus we like it, explains White House

DONALD Trump’s team have explained that it is necessary put migrant children in cages and also they like doing it. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “Strict border control is necessary for homeland security, which is why we must detain immigrant children in prison-like conditions away from family members. Also, caging kids is just the sort of thing 5

June 19, 2018 8:31 AM Japan earthquake update: Where is Osaka? How many have been killed?

JAPAN’S city of Osaka is reeling from the powerful earthquake that struck yesterday morning as people commuted to work and children headed for school. So where is Osaka? And what is the death toll? The strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, at 8am on Monday (12am BST). This magnitude, referred to as a ‘6 lower’ 9

June 19, 2018 3:13 AM China blasts new US tariff threat as 'blackmail'

BEIJING (AP) - China's government has denounced President Donald Trump's threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with "strong countermeasures." The Commerce Ministry on Tuesday gave no details but said Beijing is ready to "defend the interests of the Chinese people and enterprises." Trump ordered the U.S. Trade 5

June 19, 2018 3:07 AM The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'

China's Commerce Ministry is criticizing President Donald Trump's latest threat of tariffs on $200 billion worth of its exports, calling it an "act of extreme pressure and blackmail." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an Economic Club of Detroit luncheon at Ford Field in Detroit, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Trump ordered 6

June 18, 2018 3:25 PM World Cup 2018: Wetherspoons ban England flags as it relaxes football shirt rules

Wetherspoons is weathering quite the World Cup 2018 backlash ahead of the England vs Tunisia game, after it reportedly banned staff from putting up England flags in its pubs. According to The Sun, Wetherspoons bosses told its staff they are not allowed to put up St George’s Cross flags in any of their 880 pubs. To add to the drama, a Wetherspoons spokesman 1

June 18, 2018 3:18 PM Tamra Judge, 50, poses NAKED for selfies during Cabo vacation (but later deletes the snaps)

She's been celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary to Eddie Judge in Cabo over the past few days. And taking a moment to showcase her incredibly fit bikini ready physique, Tamra Judge shared two naked selfies with her fans. The 50-year-old posed in a mirror with merely a fedora hat on but it seems she later had a change of heart and deleted the racy snaps