Sunday, June 4, 2017

Terror in London
Twin Attacks

  London attack: Latest Updates   BBC - June 4, 2017

  London terror attack: 7 killed - 48 hurt   CNN - June 4, 2017

For the second time in just over a week, terrorist targeted the UK. British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed there was "too much tolerance" of Islamist extremism int the UK, as she vowed a clampdown in the wake of the third terror attack to hit the UK this year. Seven people died and 48 were injured when three masked men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaping out and launching a stabbing spree in nearby bars and restaurants. Police said the three attackers, wearing fake suicide belts to sow further panic, were shot dead within eight minutes of police receiving the first emergency call just after 10 p.m. local time.

The concert tonight, featuring Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Usher, Coldplay, among others, in tribute to Manchester attack victims, will go ahead, police confirm according to this report from the Guardian. The One Love Manchester concert will be broadcast live on BBC One on Sunday from 6.55pm to 10pm and will be available to watch on demand via BBC iPlayer. It will also be on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester and streamed live online by MTV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Viacom, iHeart Media, ANC and TMC France.

Putin's take on the hacking of the 2016 US Presidential Election - anybody or group of people could have done it even after Megyn brings proof back to him.

Also at 7:00 PM EDT - Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly: The Putin Interview   NBC - June 4, 2017

Keeping up with the news ... from the NY Times

A broad shake-up may be brewing in Washington, spurred by the resignation of Michael Dubke, the White House communications director. Four possible successors declined to be considered, indicating that the volatile administration has driven candidates away from normally highly coveted West Wing jobs.

President Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege to try to prevent James Comey, former F.B.I. director, from providing potentially damaging testimony to the Senate panel investigating Russian election meddling.

Investigators are examining whether the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was seeking a direct line to the Russian president in a December meeting with the head of a bank with Kremlin ties. Trump's Homeland Security secretary defended the effort, calling it a good thing.

Americans can expect to hear more this week about how President Trump plans to fulfill his promise of $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, and create millions of jobs while he's at it. He intends to shift the costs of rebuilding roads, bridges, railways and waterways to states, cities and corporations. He will also endorse a plan to privatize and modernize the nation's air-traffic control system.

The economy added 138,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, pushing the United States close to full employment. While that may sound great, the numbers raise an unsettling possibility: that this is as good as it's going to get. The data also put the Federal Reserve on a path to raise interest rates again when it meets in mid-June.

Bill Cosby's criminal case is set to go to trial in Pennsylvania on Monday. He has been charged with felony aggravated indecent assault. In recent years, dozens of women have accused the comedian of sexual assault, drawing intense worldwide attention. But the criminal case rests on what happened in a single encounter with Andrea Constand in 2004. She says Mr. Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Hundreds and thousands of women who receive birth control benefits at no cost under the Affordable Care Act may soon be denied them because of a sweeping revision, drafted by the Trump administration, of the government's contraception coverage mandate. Money has always made a big difference in the medical world, but the virtual velvet rope seems to be extending further these days, to boutique doctors and high-end hospital wards with annual fees up to $80,000.