Theresa May sets out ‘hard facts’ on Brexit in speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “We must bring our country back together” Theresa May has set out what she called “hard facts” about leaving the European Union, as she outlined her hopes for a future economic partnership. “We are leaving the single market, life is going to be different,” she told an audience at London’s Mansion House. Access to each others markets would be “less than it is now,” she acknowledged. But she added that the “jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK must end”. Mrs May acknowledged there would be “ups
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Nor’easter set to slam East Coast with severe winds, rain and flooding

States along the Atlantic Coast and beyond were bracing for a major Nor’easter expected to pound the region beginning Friday with damaging winds, heavy rain and snow and severe flooding. Meteorologists warned that the storm — the result of a system that was moving east across the Midwest on Thursday that will collide with a coastal low-pressure system off the coast in the Atlantic — will cause damage from the Carolinas to Portland, Maine, through Friday and into Saturday. That collision is expected to lead to “bombogenesis,” a cyclone effect that will strengthen the storm to dangerous levels as it
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Billy Graham to be laid to rest after a final crusade

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California family found living in box for 4 years, officials say

California law enforcement officials arrested two parents in Joshua Tree after discovering they lived with their three children in a plywood box.  (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station) A California couple from Joshua Tree was arrested Wednesday after deputies discovered that the couple, along with their three children, had been living inside of a box for four years. Mona Kirk, 51, and Daniel Panico, 73, were taken into custody after deputies with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department found they, along with three underage children, were living inside of a “large rectangular box made of plywood,” a press release
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Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow: Trial opens in Orlando as jury selection gets underway

Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of Noor Salman, who is charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice for allegedly misleading law enforcement agents investigating the massacre on June 12, 2016. Salman has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Prosecutors believe Salman was aware of her husband’s plans and will argue that she could have tipped off authorities to prevent the mass shooting at the gay nightclub, which left 49 people dead and more than 50 others wounded. It is the second
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Putin, Russia up the ante on missile defense

Russia just upped the ante for the missile defense world by unveiling a new arsenal of nuclear weapons, although it did not come as a surprise to the United States – and the Pentagon urged calm over the developments. “We are not surprised by these statements, and the American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared,” chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters Thursday. During a two-hour state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin announced an arsenal of nuclear weapons that will significantly boost the Kremlin’s military capabilities. The weapons include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater
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Uber ride home after hours of drinking at school in West Virginia cost N.J. man — $1,600

PHILADELPHIA — Kenneth Bachman, of Sewell, N.J.,  made it back home safely Friday from a party — but it cost him. The party was in Morgantown, West Virginia. And the trip hit his wallet hard, reports CBS Philly. Bachman explains that he had been out with buddies near the campus of West Virginia University when he wanted to call it a night, so he ordered an Uber ride — which he doesn’t quite recall doing — then fell asleep. “We went to a frat party and then went to the bar. I was getting drinks all night; I probably spent
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Putin speech: We must halve poverty in Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption It was Mr Putin’s last speech before the election Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he intends to halve poverty in the country within the next six years, in his annual state of the nation speech in Moscow. The speech is the last before an election he is expected to win in 17 days time. Mr Putin is laying out his key policies for his fourth presidential term. “Every person matters to us,” he said, adding that he wanted to increase employment and longevity. Mr Putin faces seven challengers on 18 March although none is
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