Monday, June 26, 2017, 26. week,
- Prince Harry Revealed That He Almost Quit Royal Life. Heres What Made Him Change... (Time)
He wanted to be more than just a famous figure who waved to the crowds
- Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump (BBC - USA)
In video footage posted on social media, the pair pledge to "make the planet great again".
- World's ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California (BBC - USA)
The former rescue dog won over the judges with her stage presence at the Californian fair.
- US student hails professor for childcare offer (BBC - USA)
A single mother received a heartwarming letter after missing a class for a lack of babysitter.
- Ex-Obama official to WaPo: We choked on Russia (CNN)
A former Obama official said the previous administration "sort of choked" in its effort to punish Russia over its attempts to influence the US presidential election, The Washington Post reported Friday. CNN's Michelle Kosinski has...
- New opioid drug can kill on contact (CNN)
Law enforcement officials in Georgia are raising concern about synthetic opioid drugs that are more potent that anything they've seen before and can be absorbed through the skin. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
- Trump on Mueller: 'We're going to have to see' (CNN)
President Donald Trump said "we're going to have to see" when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
- Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK (CNN)
Ten days after an inferno swept through Grenfell Tower in west London, leaving the apartment block a blackened shell and claiming the lives of at least 79 people, a shadow hangs over Britain.
- Could Senate health care bill make opioid crisis 'worse'? (CNN)
During a contentious interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the news media needs to cover the nation's opioid crisis more, and she beat back at suggestions that the new health care bill does nothing to improve the e...
- food packages that contain up to 87% AIR  (Daily Mail)
This month, C4s Supershoppers highlighted how a number of leading UK crisps brands filled their bags with more than 50 per cent air, or nitrogen to keep products fresh.
- Wealthy financier drowned himself in Lake Geneva (Daily Mail)
A mystery blaze gutted the 500-year-old grade-I listed stately home, Parnham House, in Dorset, owned by multi-millionaire hedge fund manager Michael Treichl (pictured) and his family.
- Schwarzenegger swoops in for a kiss on French First Lady (Daily Mail)
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger has met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris ahead of climate change talks - and appeared to take a shine to his wife.
- Kensington resident will 'move away from Grenfell victims' (Daily Mail)
The woman, known only as Donna, shocked LBC radio host Shelagh Fogarty (pictured) when she complained that 250 people who lost their homes in the fire in west London will not pay for it.
- UK Weather: Parts of UK to be colder than Christmas Day (Daily Mail)
Temperatures in some parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland could dip to just 12C, lower than the 15C recorded in Hull on December 25 last year.
- Obituary of teen who killed herself calls out bullies (New York Post)
BEDFORD, Pa. The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies. Sadie Riggs family posted her obituary on Facebook after she died Monday. ...
- California governor blocks parole for Charles Manson follower (New York Post)
LOS ANGELES California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown's rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for paro...
- US is taking in half as many refugees under Trump (New York Post)
The number of refugees who entered the U.S. during President Trumps first three months compared to the last months of President Obamas term was cut nearly in half, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Homel...
- Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill (New York Post)
President Trump took Democrats to task for their opposition to the Senates health care bill in a Saturday morning tweet. Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember ke...
- 27 high-rises fail fire safety checks after tragic blaze (New York Post)
Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes late on Frid...
- China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization (Reuters)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level ...
- China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly (Reuters)
BEIJING (Reuters) - The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling...
- London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests (Reuters)
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the build...
- Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: R... (Reuters)
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on ...
- Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll ... (Reuters)
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what w...
- FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For 'Space Internet' (Slashdot)
OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptian...
- Sci-Hub Ordered To Pay $15 Million In Piracy Damages (Slashdot)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Two years ago, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint (PDF) against Sci-Hub and several related "pirate" sites. It accused the websites of making academic papers widely...
- The People GoFundMe Leaves Behind (Slashdot)
citadrianne shares a report from The Outline: President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to slash $54 billion from social services including programs like Medicaid and Meals on Wheels. As these resources dry up, crowdfunding w...
- Phoronix Announces '2017 Linux Laptop Survey' (Slashdot)
Phoronix is hosting a 2017 Linux Laptop Survey. From their site: While Linux laptop compatibility is much better than where it was years ago, it's still not too uncommon to run into display/hybrid issues, shorter battery life und...
- Former Slashdot Contributor Jon Katz Believes He Can Talk To Animals (Slashdot)
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland got a surprise when he visited his local bookstore: Jon Katz turns 70 this August, and he's published a new book called Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understa...
- Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up Near Grand Mosque in Mecca (Time)
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.
- More Than 120 People Buried by Landslide in China Village (Time)
More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said
- Mormon Girl Reveals Shes Gay at Church and Leaders Cut Her Microphone (Time)
A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues
- Charles Manson Follower and Convicted Killer Bruce Davis Denied Parole (Time)
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis
- Mormon church leaders cut microphone after girl reveals she's gay (USA Today)
"They did not mess up when they gave me freckles or when they made me to be gay," she said.
- Clorox tops list of 100 highest-rated CEOs (USA Today)
The CEO of Clorox has scrubbed away the competition -- as rated by his own workers.
- The top things you should know about policing this week (USA Today)
News and opinion compiled from outlets across the country by Policing the USA
- More than 140 villagers feared buried in massive Chinese landslide (USA Today)
Huge boulders crashed down on more than 60 homes in Sichuan Province.
- Trump: 'We'll have to see' if Robert Mueller should step down from Russia invest... (USA Today)
President won't say whether Mueller should step down from the Russia investigation.
- Colleges Pledge Tolerance for Diverse Opinions, But Skeptics Remain (Wall Street Journal)
A string of protests on campuses that shut down events hosting conservative speakers has prompted universities to pledge more tolerance for diverse opinions, but not everyone is convinced these efforts will stick.
- Undefeated Boxer Takes on a New Fight (Wall Street Journal)
Heather Hardy is maybe the countrys best female boxer but struggles to pay her rent. Shes turning to mixed martial arts to make more money
- Southwest Heat Tests Firefighters' Mettle (Wall Street Journal)
Extreme temperatures across the Southwest are turning up the heat for firefighters battling massive flares, hampering their efforts and presenting a new layer of danger for workers on the fire lines.
- When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice? (Wall Street Journal)
Hospitals and other medical institutions are increasingly testing older physicians for mental and physical acuityroiling some who raise questions of fairness, scientific validityand ageism.
- The story of six Nazi spies and the tribute to them on federal land (Washington Post)
A white supremacist group dedicated a memorial to the six men who were executed in 1942, and it sat seemingly unnoticed for decades on a seldom-visited thicket in Washington. It was finally removed in 2010 but only after the myst...
- Beyond opposing Trump, do Democrats have a message? (Washington Post)
Perhaps Democrats thought things would be easier because of Donald Trumps rocky start. His presidency has produced an outpouring of anger among Democrats, but will that be enough to bring about a change in the partys fortunes? Som...
- Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China (Yahoo News)
A prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.