Trump’s personal priorities leaving Republican agenda in limbo, party members say – National

Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don’t ask what they’d do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP’s muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall Saturday night to cheer former President Donald Trump. Even with a high-stakes U.S. Senate […]

3 dead, at least 6 injured in shooting at Florida graduation party: police – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 6, 2021 11:57 am     Updated June 6, 2021 1:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Three people are dead and at least six […]

Steven Seagal joins pro-Putin political party in Russia – National

Steven Seagal, the ’90s action star and self-styled musician, has officially joined a political coalition backing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seagal, 69, received his membership card for the A Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth coalition in a ceremony posted on social media Saturday, in the American actor’s latest move to adopt Russia […]

150 arrested after viral TikTok video draws hundreds to California beach party – National

A birthday party invitation that went viral on TikTok brought hundreds of people to a raucous celebration on a Southern California beach Saturday night, prompting police to declare an unlawful assembly and arrest about 150 people after they refused orders to disperse. The massive gathering began with a now-deleted video posted on the popular […]

Birthday shooting leaves 2 dead, several injured on party bus in California – National

Two people were killed and several others injured early Tuesday in what police say was a targeted attack on a party bus filled with birthday revellers in Oakland, Calif. The large passenger bus was riddled with bullets on the highway into Oakland after midnight, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Two people died […]

Colorado shooting suspect killed self, 6 others after he wasn’t invited to party: police – National

A man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family, police said Tuesday, calling the shooting an act of domestic violence. The shooter, 28-year-old Teodoro Macias, had been in a relationship with one of […]

Victim’s boyfriend kills 6, then himself at Colorado birthday party: police – National

A man fatally shot six other people including his girlfriend and then himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, early on Sunday, sparing the children who were present inside the trailer at a mobile home park, officials said. “The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the female victims, drove to the residence, […]

Gender reveal party triggers ‘godawful’ explosion, earthquake reports – National

It’s not an earthquake. It’s just an over-the-top family with a baby on the way. A massive explosion rocked New Hampshire and parts of neighbouring Massachusetts on Tuesday, triggering earthquake reports and anger in what police say was an ill-advised gender-reveal announcement. The epicentre of the gender-reveal blast was a quarry in Kingston, N.H., […]

Raul Castro says he’s resigning as leader of Cuba’s Communist Party – National

Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the […]

Cancelling Tokyo Olympics remains an option, top Japanese party official says – National

A senior Japanese ruling party official said canceling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, as a fourth wave of infections surges less than 100 days from the planned start of the Games. “If it seems impossible to do it anymore, then we have to stop, […]