House to vote Friday on assault weapons ban

CNN — The House will vote on banning assault weapons Separating packages on gun control and policing laws that had been intertwined Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Friday after talks broke down among different factions of the House Democrats. House, preventing leaders from being able to pass bills together. Although the House may … Read more

Will Smith apologizes for slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Comment this story Comment Finally, some responses to the slap heard around the world. Friday morning, Will Smith posted a video answering questions about slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. The incident tarnished Smith’s Hollywood Golden Boy image (perhaps forever), led to his decade-long ban from the Academy, and sparked serious conversation about what role … Read more

Kentucky floods kill at least 16 as governor warns toll will be ‘much higher’

National Guard-backed search and rescue teams on Friday searched for people missing in record flooding that wiped out entire communities in some of America’s poorest places. KentuckyThe governor said at least 16 people had died, a toll he expected to rise as the rain continued to fall. Governor Andy Beshear said at least six children … Read more

Accusations arise after dozens of Ukrainian POWs die in prison

Russia and Ukraine take responsibility for death of prisoners Death toll rises to 53, says separatist spokesman Lavrov says Russia will achieve all its goals in Ukraine Western arms supplies to Ukraine only prolong conflict, he says ODESA, Ukraine/KYIV, July 29 (Reuters) – Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war appear to have been killed when … Read more