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Britain is set to get a new prime minister within two days, after a tumultuous two weeks that saw the previous one toppled and several potential replacements felled by political intrigue.
Home Secretary Theresa May became the country’s leader-in-waiting after her sole remaining rival unexpectedly withdrew, saying Britain needs stability amid the uncertainty caused by its vote to leave the European Union.
Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the development and said he would offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday after attending a final session of Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.
Standing outside 10 Downing St. Cameron said: “We will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.”
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The 19-year-old son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan is missing following a boating accident on the Tennessee River.
Morgan’s publicist Cindy Hunt says crews are searching for Jerry Greer in Humphreys County, west of Nashville. Hunt says the family is grateful for support and prayers, but is requesting privacy “during this difficult time.”
Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rod Edwards in that county told local media that the search began around 4 p.m. Sunday near a marina. Edwards says two teenagers were tubing when they had an accident and one teen didn’t surface. Both were wearing life jackets.
The Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from rescue organizations across the state. About 50 boats joined the search. Authorities say crews were using an underwater vehicle to scan a search on the river where the water is up to 15 feet deep at points.
The sniper who killed five Dallas police officers Thursday night as they guarded protesters at an anti-police brutality march was angry about recent shootings by police and “wanted to kill white people,” according to authorities.
The Associated Press identified the gunman as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who was blown up by a police robot while holed up on the second level of a parking garage early Friday morning after negotiations with police broke down.
The murderous rampage was the deadliest day in American law enforcement since 9/11 and prompted President Obama to declare it a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”
“We’re hurting,” said Dallas Police Chief David Brown in a Friday morning news conference. “Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heartbroken. There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. All I know is this must stop, this divisiveness betweeen our police and our citizens.”
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Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are issuing a warning after a recent dramatic increase in counterfeit prescription drugs in Tennessee.
TBI said Middle Tennsee agents saw several cases of counterfeit drugs that look like Percocet pills, but contain potentially lethal ingredients. They said several overdoses across Middle Tennessee have been attributed to the batch of drugs.
“We want to make the public abundantly clear that these pills being made in clandestine labs present a very real and life-threatening danger to anyone who takes them,” says TBI Deputy Director Jason Locke. “We can’t stress enough that the pills people buy on the streets can and do contain deadly elements.”
In May 2015, TBI said law enforcement agencies recovered what appeared to be 30 mg pills of Oxycodone during a traffic stop, but a laboratory analysis indicated the pills did not contain Oxycodone, but fentanyl, a painkiller 50 times as potent as heroin that is deadly in high doses.
The State Department is re-opening an internal investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top aides mishandled classified information, Fox News confirmed late Thursday.
The investigation, which was first reported by the Associated Press, focuses on how classified emails to and from Clinton’s private server were categorized at the time they were sent.
The State Department started its review in January after declaring 22 emails from Clinton’s private server to be “top secret.” The investigation was halted after the FBI began investigating Clinton’s so-called “homebrew” email setup last April. On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said there would be no indictments resulting from the FBI probe.
“Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations.”
Kirby set no deadline for the investigation’s completion.
Clinton was secretary of state until early 2013. Most of her top advisers left shortly thereafter.
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Dallas Police confirmed shortly before midnight local time that both suspects in the murder of four police officers were in custody, with one of the suspects captured after a shootout with SWAT members. A suspicious package discovered near that suspect’s location was being secured by bomb squad members.
A man who police identified as a “person of interest” had turned himself in, but it was not yet known what his relationship was to the shooting.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed the four fatalities — three Dallas officers and one transit officer — and said seven other officers and one civilian were wounded in the shooting. Three of the injured officers reportedly were in critical condition and two others were in surgery.
Dallas’ public transit agency, DART, confirmed on Twitter that one of its officers was shot and killed, while three of its officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Brown said the shooters positioned themselves in two parking garages in downtown Dallas and “planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could.”
“It’s a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “I ask everybody focus on one thing right now, and that is Dallas police officers, their families, those that are deceased [and] those that are in the hospital fighting for their lives.”
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Police say a man they arrested Monday was found in bed in an Old Hickory home with a stolen mannequin from a lingerie store.
Officers were called to the Hustler Hollywood store on 14th Avenue North and Church early Monday morning.
According to a police affidavit, the clerk told officers an intoxicated man walked into the store just after midnight Monday morning and took a mannequin into the parking lot, knocking the mannequin’s left arm off in the process.
The police statement said the clerk argued with the man for several minutes, and the man put the mannequin in the back of his truck and left.
Police tracked the vehicle to a home in Old Hickory, where they found 55-year-old Christopher Wade in bed with the stolen mannequin.
The clerk told police the mannequin and the merchandise it was wearing was worth an estimated $5,000.
Wade will face charges for theft and for criminal trespassing.
FBI Director James Comey will explain Thursday to House lawmakers his bombshell decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of sensitive emails.
Comey, who took no questions after announcing his decision Tuesday, agreed to go before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after several lawmakers sought an explanation. In saying he would not press the Justice Department to pursue an indictment against the likely Democrat nominee for president, Comey nonetheless laid out a strong case that she had violated laws regulating government employees’ safeguarding of sensitive emails.
“The FBI’s recommendation is surprising and confusing,” Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said. “The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable. Congress and the American people have a right to understand the depth and breadth of the FBI’s investigation.”
Comey said 110 emails in 52 email chains discovered on Clinton’s unauthorized server were classified at the time they were sent or received, including some that were “top secret.” He also said that while the probe did not prove Clinton’s server was hacked, it may have been – and he pointedly noted that she used unsecure devices while visiting countries hostile to the U.S.
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