Man jailed for shooting great-grandson dead

Grannon admitted possessing an air rifle without holding a firearms certificate, along with the charge of manslaughter by gross negligence. The youngster was shot by Grannon from a few feet away at a family gathering at the pensioner’s house, prosecutor John Elvidge QC told the court. More stories across Yorkshire Image caption The boy was shot in the abdomen with the air rifle, but died later from the injuries Mr Justice Lavender told Grannon: “You ended a young life and you brought lifelong grief and misery to his parents and to the whole of his family.” He said: “What you did was obviously a very dangerous thing to do. Why on Earth did you do it?” The court heard how …

‘I had two abortions in seven months’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSam says she fears she may never be able to afford children UK attitudes towards abortion are becoming more liberal, a poll suggests. Sam says financial worries were a driving force in her choice to terminate her pregnancies. And several women the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has spoken to say the same. “I knew that there was no way I could have a child. There was no way that I would be able to afford it,” says Sam, who shared with the programme details of her abortions, which some may find distressing. When she became pregnant, she says, she knew straightaway she would not have the baby. Image caption Sam says she …

Alcohol v cannabis: Which one is worse?

Report End of Instagram post by snoopdogg Image Copyright snoopdogg snoopdogg It’s thought Snoop posted the photo to try to show that alcohol is worse for you than cannabis. They both can affect the body and mind differently depending on the person. But is one worse than the other? How does cannabis affect you? Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK and research shows 10% of regular cannabis users become addicted to it, according to the NHS. Nikki Thorne from Addaction, a service helping young people who’ve misused drugs and alcohol, believes the “mental impact” of cannabis is the most dangerous part. “We increasingly encounter young people, who’ve started using cannabis to self-medicate when they are …

A driver caught on video dragging a deputy with his car during a traffic stop is facing an attempted murder charge

(CNN)A Florida man is facing a charge of attempted murder after body camera and dashcam video showed him dragging a sheriff’s deputy with his car during a traffic stop. But things turn sour when Blais asks Rudolph if he has any marijuana in the vehicle before telling him to turn off his vehicle. Instead, Rudolph throws the car in drive as the deputy hangs out of the window screaming for the driver to stop. Rudolph briefly stops and Blais points a gun at him ordering him to stop the car before Rudolph pulls off again toward a highway. Dashcam video shows the deputy fall off of the vehicle as it speeds away. The sheriff’s office searched for Rudolph following the …

Taylor Swift laments ‘worst case’ sale of back catalogue to mogul Scooter Braun

Brauns Ithaca Holdings acquires Big Machine Label Group, prompting singer to write on Tumblr sale is worse than worst nightmares Taylor Swift on Sunday lamented the sale of her catalogue to the manager and mogul a scathing Tumblr post that she was sad and grossed out that her music now belongs to a man she accuses of subjecting her to years of incessant and manipulative bullying. This is my worst case scenario, Swift announced on Sunday that it is acquiring Big Machine Label Group, which released all of Swifts studio albums and owns her masters. Swift said she learned of the sale the same day. Swift left Big Machine and signed with Universal in November because, she said, she knew …

New species of fly named after ‘Game of Thrones’ villain

Paramonovius nightking is a bee fly named after Game of Thrones’ Night King because it reigns in winter and has a crown of spine-like hairs. The name was chosen by Game of Thrones fan Xuankun Li, a PhD student at the Australian National Insect Collection in Canberra. (Credit: CSIRO) PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT OVER THIS SUSHI SPIDER FOUND IN SYDNEY Lessard added that the name came from Xuankun Li, a Ph.D. student at CSIRO and a huge fan of the HBO show, “proving that inspiration for new species names can come from anywhere.” Paramonovius nightking is an apt name for the fly. It only appears in the winter in a small portion of Western Australia and has a crown of …

Trump official blames migrant father for drowning with daughter

Ken Cuccinelli, acting USCIS head, said he wasnt concerned photos would be emblematic of hardline immigration policy A widelyimages that highlight the peril and desperation faced by migrant families blocked from entering the US at the immigration policy. The reason we have tragedies like that on the border is because that father didnt wait to go through the asylum process in the legal fashion and decided to cross the river and not only died but his daughter died tragically as well, Cuccinelli said on Thursday night. The photographs, taken on Monday, show scar Alberto Martnez Ramrez, 26, and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in shallow water after dying in the Rio Grande, the river that divides Mexico from …

Mitchell Starc sinks New Zealand after Usman Khawaja lifts Australia

Usman Khawajas dogged 88 and a five-wicket haul for Mitchell Starc steered Australia to an 86-run World Cup victory over New Zealand at Lords Be afraid, England and Wales 2019. The Aussies are coming. Or rather, the Aussies are still coming, after an 86-run defeat of a New Zealand team who seemed consumed by the occasion at Lords. At times in the Black Caps attempts to chase 243 this felt a bit like a Sunday morning junior age group game. Steve Smith sent down some weird, wonky all-sorts. Wickets were greeted with jokey huddles. It took the return of Mitchell Starc to restore a sense of World Cup order, figures of five for 26 reflecting a spell of brutal, high-grade, …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …

‘House dispute has given me anxiety’

The results suggested that 72% felt “very worried and anxious” about their future, and 17% had had suicidal thoughts as a direct result. Anxiety ‘off the rails’ A leaseholder owns the right to use a property for a fixed period of time – typically between 99 and 125 years for most buyers. But it is the freeholder who owns the property outright, and the land on which it is built. They also decide what service charges are payable and can ask for necessary work to be carried out to ensure the property’s upkeep. In 2013, Lisa and others in her block of 21 flats were served an invoice for major works that initially totalled just short of £100,000 between them. …

Its #TwentyBiTeen, girl-on-girl culture is peaking and its about time

Bisexual chic from Bella Hadids virtual kiss to Ariana Grandes hits is having a moment and the mainstream is embracing it This Pride season, big-name sponsors such as Mastercard, Diet Coke and T-Mobile, and even straight-identifying individuals, take up the cause, the line between inclusion and co-option gets blurrier every year. lesbian sex party for straight women that trivializes queer womens sexuality, Skirt Club is now more explicitly bisexual than ever. According to founder Genevieve LeJeune, members range from decidedly straight to completely gay, though most consider themselves bi-curious and prefer not to label their sexuality at all. LeJeune always openly identified as bisexual, but when she founded Skirt Club, she wasnt looking to get political, and neither were most …

The planet’s on fire but candidates’ climate crisis response remains tepid

The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issues Thursdays Democratic debate demonstrated just how far the the US is from contemplating the climate crisis as a threat that will touch almost all areas of American life and policymaking. Once again, debate moderators where the effects of climate change are already apparent, they missed multiple opportunities to press home how rising temperatures play into other political issues. Extreme heat and climate disasters threaten economy, and crop failures help to failing to do enough to stave off the worst effects.

Woman, 3 Children Died Of Heat Exposure After Crossing Rio Grande: Officials

A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press the four were overcome by the heat and foul play is not suspected. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person isn’t authorized to speak publicly about the bodies found Sunday. Authorities believe they may have been dead for days before being discovered. The FBI is leading the investigation into the deaths because the park is on federal land. The names of the four have not been released and authorities are working to determine their country of origin. “It’s a well-known route because it’s so close to the border,” he said. “There’s a lot of brush,” he said. “It’s like ranchland, there’s no difference.” Over a …