Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device. Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones, and an emergency number, 0161 856 9400, has been set up. Sixty ambulances attended the incident and those wounded are now being treated at ...

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Kerr's status up in air as Warriors enter Finals

2:55 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he’s not sure yet whether he’ll be able to coach in the NBA Finals as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery two years ago that have kept him from coaching the past 10 playoff games. “Just day-by-day,” Kerr told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, when asked about his status after the Warriors completed a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night in the Western Conference finals. Sources told ESPN that Warriors coach Steve ...

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Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

US President Donald Trump is to meet the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, on the final day of his visit to the Middle East. Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Mr Trump acknowledged it was “one of the toughest deals of all”. On Monday, he stressed the strong bonds between the US and Israel. He also warned of the threat from Iran to international peace, a theme he spoke on earlier in Saudi Arabia. He told Israel’s Prime Minister, ...

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Live-Action Pinocchio Movie Might Be Directed By Oscar-Winner Sam Mendes

Disney’s live-action Pinocchio film is moving forward and now there is word on who might direct it. According to Deadline, Sam Mendes, who won an Oscar for American Beauty and also directed the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, is in “early talks” to direct the upcoming Disney film. A deal hasn’t been made as of yet, it seems, and it’s unclear who else Disney might be speaking with about directing the live-action Pinocchio. In August, it was reported that Mendes was in talks to direct a live-action James and ...

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Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency and former Walt Disney Company president arrives for the the annual Allen and Co. media conference Sun Valley, Idaho July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $ 1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail. Perry Rubenstein, 63, was also ordered to pay $ 1.1 million in restitution to Ovitz and a second victim, Michael Salke, according ...

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Fox News staffers 'disgusted' at network's promotion of Seth Rich conspiracy theory

July 2016: DNC staffer Seth Rich fatally shot Fox News staffers expressed frustration on Monday that on-air personalities at their network like prime time host Sean Hannity are continuing to peddle a conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. “I’m disgusted by it,” one Fox News employee told CNN. Rich was shot to death last July in the streets of Washington, DC. The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate the murder and police say there is evidence to suggest Rich was the victim of a ...

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Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals at 12-0

12:05 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs by way of a 129-115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. The Warriors are now a perfect 12-0 in the playoffs, the first team in NBA history to accomplish such a feat. Stephen Curry produced a game-high 36 points on 14-of-24 shooting. He also had five boards, six assists and five 3-pointers. He dribbled circles around whoever ...

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SNP to publish 'anti-austerity' election manifesto

The SNP is to set out a manifesto for June’s general election aimed at ending austerity and investing in public services. Nicola Sturgeon will launch her party’s platform for the vote in Edinburgh. The party will pledge to fight to repeal the Trade Union Act, ban zero-hour contracts and devolve immigration powers to Holyrood. Ms Sturgeon said SNP MPs would “defend Scotland from the Tory assault on Scottish jobs and workers’ rights”. She will also call for protection for Scotland’s place in the European single market after Brexit, and say ...

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Trump's first budget: Trillions in cuts

Sessions: The border wall will be funded President Trump’s first full budget proposal lands on lawmakers’ desks Tuesday morning. It calls on Congress to spend $ 4.1 trillion next year, a little more than what is being spent this year. But it would greatly reallocate where many federal funds go — beefing up spending in some areas, while slashing itin others over the next ten years. Trump is proposing to spend more on defense, border security and infrastructure. And he wants to create a first-ever federal paid family leave program. ...

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