Trump: Johnson and Farage are good guys

Mr Trump praised Mr Farage’s “big victory” in the European elections, in which the Brexit Party received 32% of UK votes. He described both Mr Farage and Mr Johnson, who is among 11 contenders to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader, as “big powers” adding: “I think they have done a good job.” Asked if he supported them, Mr Trump relied: “Well, I like them. They are friends of mine but I haven’t thought about supporting them. “Maybe it’s not my business to support people, but I have a lot of respect for both of those men.” The president’s visit to the UK last year prompted tens of thousands of people to protest in London. Related Topics Boris Johnson Donald …

More than 34 million people could see severe weather Wednesday

(CNN)As people cleaned up tornado debris in hard-hit sections of several states, tens of millions braced Wednesday afternoon for more bad weather. “The increased potential for severe thunderstorms may create dangerous travel conditions this evening,” said Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. Tornado warnings popped up Wednesday afternoon in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. Brent Kay Maynard said he had just walked out of a building when he saw a tornado from the parking lot of Mabank High School in Mabank, Texas, southeast of Dallas. Dozens of homes gone, Kansas mayor says Parts of Kansas and Pennsylvania are recovering from another terrifying evening of tornadoes — the 13th consecutive day that twisters have struck the US. A …

Actor Ashton Kutcher testifies in the “Hollywood Ripper” murder trial

(CNN)In 2001, actor Ashton Kutcher was pursuing a dating relationship with Ashley Ellerin when she became one of Michael Gargiulo’s alleged murder victims. On Wednesday, Kutcher took the stand in the so-called “Hollywood Ripper” case to tell his story of what happened that night. Kutcher said he last spoke to Ellerin around 8:24 p.m. on February 21 to tell her he was running late. Ellerin was using a friend’s phone because she said that hers was not working properly. He remembers the exact time because of the state of their phones.

GOP Tax Law Doing Little For The Economy, Even Less For Workers: Congressional Study

The sweeping tax law Republicans enacted in late 2017 is definitely not paying for itself and has not significantly boosted the economy or increased wages, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service said in a report. But in line with what critics cautioned, the measure triggered a wave of corporate stock buybacks that benefited investors more than anybody else, according to the new study. “While evidence does indicate significant repurchases of shares, either from tax cuts or repatriated revenues, relatively little was directed to paying worker bonuses, which had been announced by some firms,” CRS economic policy experts Jane Gravelle and Donald Maples . The research service is an in-house think tank for members of Congress, offering authoritative, non-partisan policy and economic …

Mati Diop Wins Cannes Grand Prix, Making History As A Black Female Director

the first black female director to compete for the On Saturday, the French Senegalese filmmaker was awarded the Grand Prix for her first feature film, “Atlantics.” Filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho won the top prize, the Palme d’Or, making him the first South Korean to win that honor, “Atlantics” is set in a suburb of the port city of Dakar, Senegal, and follows the story of 17-year-old Ada (Mame Bineta Sane), who is in love with young construction worker Souleiman (Ibrahima Traore), who leaves the country by sea. It’s based on Diop’s 2009 short film “Atlantiques.” Diop, who is the daughter of Senegalese jazz-folk musiciantold the Associated Press earlier this month that she hadn’t realized she was the first black female filmmaker …

Another GOP Representative Blocks Disaster Aid Bill, Delaying Emergency Relief

Rep. Lawmakers are currently on a 10-day recess for Memorial Day. Because of the recess, the bill required a unanimous vote to pass. This rule can be removed if recess is ended early, “The Constitution is unambiguous, conducting this type of business requires at least half of Congress to be present,” ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) voted against a bipartisan House disaster aid package on Tuesday. Donald Trump on Friday before Memorial Day weekend. In an earlier vote that same day, however, The bill, which Trump has said he will sign, contains funding for rebuilding and infrastructure improvements in areas affected by recent natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. lash out at Massie on Twitter, accusing him of putting …

‘I think wine is in my blood’

A company with an undeniably posh reputation, around it are numerous private members clubs, two of the UK’s most exclusive cigar shops, and a store where you can buy a made-to-measure shotgun ahead of the start of the grouse shooting season. Image caption BBR can help you spend a fortune on wine, such as a bottle of Romanee-Conti red burgundy for £25,000 After World War Two, Lizzy Rudd’s grandmother Ethel Rudd became chairman. Had it always been an ambition for her to follow in her nana’s footsteps? “No, I never assumed that I’d become chairman, there was never any pressure or expectation that I’d join the business,” says Ms Rudd. When Ms Rudd first joined the family firm in the …

U.S. Army’s Memorial Day Weekend Tweet Elicits Heartbreaking Replies From Vets

Memorial Day weekend, the The tweet was well-intended, apparently aimed at celebrating the sacrifices service members make for the country. Some people responded with stories of growth, saying their time in the military “bravest, most self-sacrificial and humblest men and women” they’ve ever met. These stories shed light on the pain that lingers after service members return home. The stories reflect the devastating statistics linked to war. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, about 30% of Vietnam veterans, 12% of Gulf War veterans and 11 to 20% of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder. disproportionate rates: More than 6,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 to 2016. Between 2013 and 2014, an The military …

I lost my arms and legs – stop it happening to others

He had had a successful career in corporate banking and was in the process of setting up a business with his pregnant wife, Nic, when he fell ill. His sepsis – thought to be caused by a cut to his gum during a trip to the dentist, combined with a chest infection – came on rapidly and led to vomiting and a high temperature. But it took five hours at the hospital he was admitted to before the condition was diagnosed. He spent months in a coma, during which time his wife Nic gave birth to their second child, Freddy. Related Topics NHS Sepsis Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

What went wrong at Jamie’s Italian?

In an email to staff on Tuesday morning, Mr Oliver blamed “the well-publicised struggles of the casual dining sector and decline of the UK high street, along with soaring business rates,” for the company’s collapse. Administrators KPMG echoed this rationale, citing a tough trading environment. Image copyright PA Image caption Former employees at Fifteen say Oliver deserves more credit Once seen as competitors to Jamie’s, Italian chain Strada is down to just three branches, while Carluccio’s has been forced to close approximately a third of its restaurants, after losing tens of millions of pounds. Burger brand Byron, French cuisine chain Cafe Rouge, and pizza outlet Prezzo aren’t faring much better. But staff at Jamie’s were still hopeful that a turnaround …

UK expats fear postal votes will not count

The UK will go to the polls on Thursday, between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST. Expat voters who want to participate in European elections can register in advance to have a postal vote in the British constituency where they or their parents were last registered to vote. But they must have their completed ballot paper returned to the local electoral returning officer by the time polls close on election day. It is believed, based on the number of eligible voters, that thousands of Britons living in France could be affected. European elections: What you need to know Party-by-party guide to the UK’s European elections Ann Bone, who lives in Maury in the Pyrenees Orientales, said her postal vote did not …

Gorsuch sides with liberals as Supreme Court rules in favor of Native American rights in Wyoming hunting case

Washington (CNN)The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming Native American tribe, ruling that a 19th-century treaty between the tribe and the state did not expire when Wyoming became a state. In the majority opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Gorsuch — wrote that an 1868 treaty between the Crow Tribe and the United States in which the tribe ceded most of its territory in modern-day Wyoming so its members would have a right to hunt on “unoccupied” parts of the land did not expire after Wyoming gained statehood. “There is also no evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, …

Court ruling undermines Trump’s congressional blockade

Washington (CNN)The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency. Trump is appealing the decision, and long court battles loom — so Monday’s ruling was a setback in a much longer war, a factor that offers Trump a significant political advantage. And typically, his response signaled that he has no intention of backing down and will take each bout in his battle against Congress as far as he can, potentially to the Supreme Court. But Monday put down an early marker in the separation-of-powers feud between Congress and the White House and may hint at how other court battles between …