From bikers to truckers, pro-Trump groups plan forceful presence in Cleveland
When Chris Cox rolls into Cleveland in mid-July with other motorcycle-riding supporters of Donald Trump, he plans to celebrate the billionaire's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. "I'm anticipating we'll be doing a victory dance," said Cox, 47, a chainsaw artist and founder of Bikers for Trump, thousands of whom he estimates will hit the Ohio city for the July 18-21 Republican National Convention. "But if the Republican Party tries to pull off any backroom deals and ignores the will of the people, our role will change." Bikers For Trump is part of a diverse array of groups coordinating to hold thousands-strong protests and marches if the real-estate mogul is denied outright victory at the Republican Party?s nominating convention in Cleveland.
Rapper Drake releases long-awaited album 'Views'
Drake, one of the most successful rappers of the moment, on Friday released his long-awaited new album, "Views" -- an ode to his hometown Toronto. "Views" -- his fourth studio album, and the first since "Nothing Was the Same" in 2013 -- is a 20-track opus that clocks in at nearly 90 minutes. It was released exclusively at midnight on Apple Music and iTunes -- further evidence of the power of the streaming market.
Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and that none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center, a top U.S. general said Friday.
Clinic hit in Syria's Aleppo amid outcry over hospital strike
Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday, damaging a clinic just days after a strike on another hospital killed two doctors and sparked international outcry. More than 200 civilians have been killed in Aleppo over the past week, as rebels fire rockets into government-held neighbourhoods and regime air strikes hit opposition areas. Despite the bloodshed, Aleppo is excluded from a fresh "freeze" in fighting brokered by the United States and Russia.
Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.
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Afghan hospital bombing a mistake, not a war crime: US general
US forces attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz last year after a series of errors and will be disciplined, but they did not commit a war crime, their commander said Friday. General Joseph Votel said that on October 3, 2015, the crew of an AC-130 gunship had taken off earlier than planned without a list of protected sites and had been mistakenly guided to bombard the Kunduz trauma center. The general, head of US Central Command, said that 12 of the personnel involved -- commanders, flight crew and a special forces team on the ground -- had been suspended or removed from command and four others were reprimanded.
U.S. top court declines to block Texas voter ID law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to block a controversial Texas law that requires voters to show identification before voting, meaning it is likely to be in effect during this year?s elections. The court denied a request filed by opponents of the law, including individual Texas voters, who say the law is not needed and disproportionately affects older and poorer voters, including minorities, who are less likely to have identification papers.
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