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Playboy model sentenced for ‘body-shaming’ in LA locker room

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When asked if she was relieved, Mathers told reporters “no comment”. A Playboy centrefold model has reached a plea deal with prosecutors after she posted a photo online that authorities say was an invasion of privacy. Dani Mathers, 30, pleaded no contest to posting ...

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Manchester attack: Anger at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack UK investigators have reacted with anger after a US newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester bomb attack. Counter terror police chiefs said the leak ...

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Joker lookalike accused of waving loaded gun at Miami cars

Image copyright Miami-Dade Police Image caption Cancel the Bat-Signal – Lawrence Sullivan, 29, told a Florida judge he lives with his mother A US man dressed as Batman villain The Joker has been arrested after waving a loaded gun at drivers outside a Florida apartment block, say police. Lawrence Sullivan, ...

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Texas sheriff under fire for Manchester post

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Sheriff Murphree says he stands by his controversial comments A Texas sheriff who railed against “political correctness” in a Facebook post following the Manchester, England, bombing has defended his comments. Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree’s controversial post urged Americans to “pay attention” to the Islamic ...

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Trump’s budget cuts would make UN peacekeeping ‘impossible’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The blue-helmeted peacekeeping forces are currently running 16 missions worldwide The United Nations has warned that President Donald Trump’s plans to cut contributions to peacekeeping will make such work “impossible”. The US administration signalled heavy cuts to UN operations, in its budget proposals released ...

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White House denies ‘egregious’ budget accounting error

Image copyright Reuters Image caption White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress on Wednesday that he went through the budget “line by line” The White House has denied the president’s budget proposal contains an “egregious” maths error. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts ...

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Ottawa grandmother wins $100k lawsuit after McDonald’s firing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDonald’s famous golden arches catches sunlight An Ontario woman has won over C$100,000 (US$74,390/£57,460) in damages after being wrongfully dismissed from her job at McDonald’s. Esther Brake, 66, had been working at various McDonald’s franchises since 1986. In 2012, she was given a choice ...

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Republican healthcare bill faces crucial score

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Republican leadership hailed the passage of AHCA in the House as a victory US lawmakers are awaiting a crucial analysis of the Republican healthcare plan passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will provide a score for ...

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Golf star Billy Horschel’s wife reveals her alcoholism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy Horschel won his first victory in three years When US golfer Billy Horschel won the FedEx cup in 2014, it looked as if a golden career was about to take off. And then: nothing. For three years, Florida-born Horschel failed to make a ...

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Landslide buries California’s Pacific Coast Highway

Image copyright Caltrans Image caption The landslide spans about a third of a mile A section of one of America’s most famous routes – California’s Pacific Coast Highway – has been buried beneath a landslide. More than a million tonnes of rock and dirt tumbled into the ocean on Saturday, ...

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Manchester attack: US leaks about bomber irritating – Rudd

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHome Secretary Amber Rudd tells Today it is “likely” Manchester Attack suspect was not acting alone Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said she is irritated with the US for releasing information about the Manchester bomber before UK police would have liked. Ms ...

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NY invites banned Toronto cops to Pride

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of police usually march in Toronto’s Pride parade New York police are wading into the heated debate over police participation in Toronto’s pride parade. The Gay Officers Action League (Goal) has invited Toronto police officers to march, in uniform, during New York City’s ...

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