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Poles Hope to Sway President From Curtailing Court’s Independence

Protesters in Warsaw have numbered in the tens of thousands most nights during the week of demonstrations, with smaller but still sizable gatherings in dozens of other cities. More are planned for this weekend. Lech Walesa, former head of the Solidarity trade union that led the independence fight, spoke to a gathering in his hometown, Gdansk. “You must regain the separation of powers,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner told them. One of the proposed laws awaiting the signature of Mr. Duda, who is expected to sign them, would force all…

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Former Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Model Allie Ayers Hit Miami Swim Week for S.I. Photo Shoot

Ex Miss USA Olivia Jordan 1 Piece, 2 Piece With Model Allie Ayers Former Miss USA Olivia Jordan and model Allie Ayers partnered up in Miami Beach … in pastel swimsuits incredibly easy on the eyes. The bubbly blondes teamed up for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot during Miami Swim Week … and they definitely work well together. Allie opted for a 1-piece instead of a bikini … but still managed to reveal more than Olivia. Jordan was crowned Miss USA in 2015 and went on to place second runner-up in…

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Trump speaks at commissioning of new aircraft carrier

President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military’s strength. “When it comes to battle, we don’t want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me,” Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier.  “American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world,” he added. “America’s might is second to none.” President Trump (C) is welcomed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk,…

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Chris Froome Virtually Clinches His Fourth Tour de France Title

“Rigoberto Urán is my biggest threat in Marseille,” Froome, 32, had said earlier, when Urán was only 29 seconds behind him. “From the general classification group, he is the next strongest in time trials.” Froome, competing for Britain’s Team Sky, is on the verge of becoming only the seventh man to win the Tour without securing a stage victory. Only four other riders — Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain — have won more than three Tours. They each won five, a record surpassed by Lance Armstrong…

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an…

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Trump decries “fake news” on pardons while slamming leaks

President Trump appeared to suggest he was not considering exploring presidential pardons of his associates and aides in the ongoing Russia investigation in a Saturday morning tweet, and instead pivoted to the issue of alleged leaks emanating from the administration.  “While all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS,” Mr. Trump said in a tweet.  While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that…

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Jessica Williams Charts Her Course: ‘I Know What I’d Be Incredible At’

“For me, so far, confidence has been a journey, not a destination,” Ms. Williams said. “It’s cool to see a woman be like, ‘This is what I want — this is what I don’t want.’ It’s good to see someone making choices for themselves.” Continue reading the main story Over breakfast at a Clinton Hill cafe near her home, Ms. Williams, 27, sometimes spoke like a human Twitter feed, punctuating intentionally corny jokes with an audible LOL. She confessed to waving back at another restaurant patron who thought Ms. Williams…

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Eye Opener: Jeff Sessions back in the Russia spotlight

July 22, 2017, 7:00 AM| The attorney general is under fire again after new reports surface about his communications with the Russians. Also, Sean Spicer resigns and a new face emerges as front man for the White House. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox. Source: CBS News – United States

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