Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl — one of two 7-year-olds who underwent …


Paisley to host Gerry Rafferty saxophone tribute – BBC News

April 22, 2017

‘Great spectacle’ The bid is due to be lodged with the UK government next week and the event has been part-funded by the 2021 bid team. Rafferty’s daughter, Martha, has given her backing to the event, which will take place at Paisley Cross at 13:00. She said: “My father was very proud of his Paisley roots and I am sure he would have been supportive of the town’s UK City of Culture bid. “To have so many people playing the Baker Street solo together in …


Will Ivanka’s role in the White House pay dividends for her business?

April 19, 2017

… territory.” However, all this creates the appearance that Ivanka is still intent on maintaining her business portfolio and potentially even pursuing lucrative business deals under the shadow of her father’s White House. We have to remember that despite divesting some of her assets and selling $36.7 million in assets to comply with ethics rules, Ivanka still owns her clothing and jewelry brand. And like her father, Ivanka retains her ownership role in her massive global business …


Eric Trump Actually Complained About Mean People On Twitter

April 19, 2017

In an interview with Irelands Independent newspaper, the son of President Donald Trump blasted people who are mean on Twitter: Trump was responding to a question about golfer Rory McIlroy, who came under fire on social media after playing a round of golf with the president. Eric Trump also complained that politics is mean. His father on the campaign trail incited violence against protesters, criticized the family of a fallen soldier, and suggested that the father of then-rival Ted Cruz …


London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 18, 2017

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Newt and Callista Gingrich: Easter 2017: ‘Be Not Afraid’

April 17, 2017

Easter is the most important day of the year for Christians. On Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried; and that Christ rose from the dead that all may have eternal life with God the father in heaven. At the heart of Christianity is this act of Gods love for humanity. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not …


His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… Summers. Henry Summers of Easter Road was his father and had died and been cremated in 2012. ‘Unfathomable coincidence’ My Henry was 10 years younger than the man’s father. This meant that two men with the exact same name had lived in the same street and died in the same year. It sounds like an unfathomable coincidence – but it wasn’t. Later, once we knew who Henry was, it would make perfect sense. …


London attack: Royals to attend Westminster service – BBC News

April 6, 2017

BBC correspondent Peter Hunt said the service would attempt to offer hope rather than being a memorial. There will be a focus on the diverse nature of society, with prayers offered to protect the country from the forces of division and hatred, he said. The victims were Aysha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, from Utah; retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London; and father-of-two PC Keith Palmer, 48. Home Secretary Amber …


Ivanka Trump: ‘I don’t know what it means to be complicit’

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)If Ivanka Trump is “complicit,” as critics and even a “Saturday Night Live” perfume sketch allege, she’s not concerned. “I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be,” Trump told CBS News’ Gayle King in an interview taped Tuesday. Asked by King how she feels about the …


Windermere lakeside piano memorial concert held – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image copyright Police Scotland/Family photograph Image caption Tim Newton and Rachel Slater were reported missing after failing to return from Ben Nevis The grand piano arrived by ferry and was carried on a special frame to Claife Heights, an elevated area above the lake. Image caption The grand piano was carried up a track by Windermere Michael Richmond, whose father organised the concert, said the couple had “strong feelings” about the mountain rescue operation. …


Louisiana city marshal convicted in boy’s fatal shooting

March 29, 2017

(CNN)A Marksville, Louisiana, marshal has been found guilty of manslaughter for the shooting of a young boy who was killed in the passenger seat of his father’s car after a police pursuit, prosecutors said Saturday. Derrick Stafford was also convicted of attempted murder for the November 2015 shooting that killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and wounded his father, Christopher Few, according to Avoyelles Parish District Attorney Charles Riddle. The boy was hit by five bullets. The Friday …


Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… url(https://news.files.bbci.co.uk/vj/live/idt-images/data_pic-absences_birmingham/GettyImages-1825166671_cd0m0.jpg); } Unauthorised absences Number of pupils missing one or more session of school 691,910 in 2014-15 Source: DfE Getty Images The figures cover 2015-2016. In May 2016 a father won a case at the High Court to overturn a 120 fine levied for taking his daughter to Florida during term time. Isle of Wight Council appealed against the verdict and Jon Platt’s case went …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


Marion Cotillard And Guillaume Canet Welcome Baby Girl

March 21, 2017

… affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, …


Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Six days without a credible tip — that’s how long authorities have been digging for answers in the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old by a teacher at her Culleoka, Tennessee, high school. A lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas’ father said the teen’s alleged abductor is armed, dangerous and “obviously a man who is not in control of his faculties.” On Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation updated its Amber Alert explaining how little has turned up …


GOP congressman to Trump: Apologize for wiretap claim

March 18, 2017

… my father, Bob Hurd, and something that he’s told all of my friends when they got married — it never hurts to say you’re sorry.” Asked whether he wished Trump issued the apology Friday during a news conference where he stood by the claim, Hurd said: “He’s the President of the United States. He can do what he thinks is in his best interest, but this is something that will probably linger.” …


Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort’s daughter

March 11, 2017

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kiev in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort’s daughters, saying the texts point to possible influence Manafort had with Ukraine’s president during that period. “You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly,” Andrea Manafort allegedly wrote of her father in March 2015 in an …