July 22, 2018

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Missouri boat crash: First victims of duck boat capsizing identified – including 9 people from one family

Missouri boat crash: First victims of duck boat capsizing identified – including 9 people from one familyThe first of the 17 victims of a Missouri boat crash have been identified and include nine people from the same family. What should have been a pleasant 70-minute tour of the Ozarks region turned to tragedy for the Coleman family of Indiana who were only on that particular boat because of a ticket mix-up, according to Tia Coleman, who was one of only two survivors from her family along with nephew Donovan, 13.


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Former president George HW Bush’s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

Former president George HW Bush’s cardiologist killed in bicycle drive-by shootingGeorge HW Bush’s former cardiologist has been killed in a bicycle drive-by shooting in Houston, Texas. Dr Mark Hausknecht was riding his bicycle near the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women hospital just before 9am, when he was shot twice by another man on a bicycle, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. Mr Hausknecht, 65, encountered the shooter as the pair rode in opposite directions down the same street.


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Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriages

Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriagesThe new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island's LGBT community. The document's Article 68 would define marriage as the "voluntary and consensual union between two people" without specifying their biological sex, the official newspaper Granma said Saturday, reporting on National Assembly debates over the proposed changes in Cuba's basic law. The change would "open the door to legalizing homosexual couples for all posterity," Francisco Rodriguez, a journalist and well-known gay activist who is also a member of the governing Communist Party, wrote in his blog.


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Trump claims Cohen tape may be illegal and insists he did nothing wrong

Trump claims Cohen tape may be illegal and insists he did nothing wrongDonald Trump calls out as he arrives on Air Force One in New Jersey on Friday, en route to his Bedminster golf club. Trump also questioned the legality of both the raids and the tape, writing: “Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of. In New York state, it is legal to make such a tape recording.


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