House Russia probe digs into voter roll hacks with former DHS secretary

June 21, 2017

(CNN)House investigators will examine on Wednesday Russia’s attempts to hack into state elections systems with former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House intelligence committee. The coordinated hacking effort from Russian-aligned hackers has received minimal attention in the congressional probes into Russia’s interference in the election. President Donald Trump and his supporters have regularly noted that no votes were ever changed by Russian …


US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

(CNN)It’s the longest course in US Open history and was said to favor the big hitters but Erin Hills claimed the scalps of the three best players in the world Friday. The quartet largely avoided the deep fescue and took advantage of rain-softened greens to push the leading score to seven under as golf’s top trio fell the wrong side of the cut, which came at one over. Johnson, who defied controversy to win his maiden major at Oakmont 12 months ago, was teetering on …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… across as ill-at-ease on the TV sofa. Like Hillary Clinton in last year’s US elections, she was not a natural on the campaign trail either. As Daily Mail sketch writer Quentin Letts pointed out at one event, she tended to look a bit miserable, or as he put it, a “glumbucket’. Mr Corbyn, on the other hand, looked like he was enjoying himself. At the end of the campaign, Mrs May had to rely on Boris Johnson, a natural political showman, to whip up the crowds. 8) Negativity and …


Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A number of high-profile government figures have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats. Live updates and rolling coverage Who are the DUP? Can a Conservative and DUP pact work? Q&A: What is a hung parliament? How do minority governments work? Philip Hammond will stay as chancellor, Boris Johnson will remain as foreign secretary and Amber Rudd – narrowly re-elected as an MP after a recount – will continue …


Obituary: Peter Sallis – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… Sallis His first play with a star cast was a production of Three Sisters, where he appeared alongside Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson. He had film roles in Anastasia, The VIPs and Wuthering Heights, but it was for his television work that he was better known. He had already acted in two TV plays by writer Roy Clarke, in one playing a transvestite, before landing the role of Clegg in a Comedy Playhouse episode entitled Of Funerals and Fish. Image caption Peter Sallis, Bill Owen and …


Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… Netflix drama The Crown. America in a time of Trump Will intelligence leaks sink US-UK relationship? The heritage theme park view of the UK still persists here, and maybe Brexit reinforces it, because of its nostalgic overtones. It’s the period dramas that always do well here rather than gritty social realism. Masterpiece Theatre rather than Mike Leigh. I’m always intrigued, for example, by the reaction of American politicians to Boris Johnson. Senior Republicans and senior …


Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… “When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. “ ‘Absolutely terrifying’ Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise,” she told BBC Radio Manchester. “The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a …

May 24, 2017