TV presenter Hayley Moore tackles loose race horse at Chepstow course

At The Races presenter Hayley Moore put herself in harm’s way on Tuesday by performing a heroic manoeuvre to capture a loose horse at Chepstow. After one furlong of the Bet And Watch At 188bet.co.uk Handicap, the David Evans-trained Give Em A Clump stumbled and unseated his rider Fran Berry. Moore, daughter of trainer Gary and brother to Ryan, was working at the Welsh venue as the on-course reporter for At The Races when she saw the horse head for another lap. When many were flinging themselves out of the…

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Small banks trump Wall Street on Dodd Frank rewrite

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N), will not be breaking out the champagne. People walk by a Wall Street sign close to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton While Wall Street banks lobbied hard for a range of provisions that would have weakened the 2010 Dodd-Frank reform law and boosted their profits,…

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Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

HONOLULU (Reuters) – A new lava flow from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying a warehouse at the facility, after the volcano entered a more violent phase at the weekend. Aerial view of erupting fissure 22 and lava channels flowing southward from the fissure is seen from the air during an early morning overflight during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S. May 21, 2018. Courtesy Volcano Helicopters/USGS/Handout via REUTERS Workers at the now closed Puna Geothermal Venture, which provided…

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Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China’s ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday floated a plan to fine ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) (0763.HK) and shake up its management as his administration considered rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company. Trump’s proposal ran into immediate resistance in Congress, where Republicans and Democrats accused the president of bending to pressure from Beijing to ease up on a company that has admitted to violating sanctions on Iran. Their reaction could complicate Trump’s efforts to win concessions from China that would narrow a $335…

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U.S. court backs transgender student at center of bathroom dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that federal law protects a transgender student who fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to use a bathroom at a high school in Virginia that corresponded with his gender identity. Activist Gavin Grimm arrives for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen rejected a bid by the Gloucester County School Board to dismiss the lawsuit filed by student…

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Manchester Arena bomber ‘definitely had help’, says man who knew attacker

A man close to Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi has said there is no way he acted alone. The 22-year-old may have died when he committed mass murder at the music venue last year, but the investigation into his attack on a concert hall packed with young people is far from over. A hundred officers are still working full-time on the investigation. Some 23 people have been arrested in connection with the attack but no one has been charged. Image: A vigil held in Manchester a week after the…

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House votes to ease post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Tuesday bipartisan legislation that would ease bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, giving President Donald Trump a major legislative victory. Wall Street is written on a building in New York’s financial district, March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Tuesday’s vote rolls back some of the 2010 Dodd-Frank rules that restricted operations by smaller banks and community lenders and keeps the Republican president’s campaign promise to try to spur more economic growth by cutting regulation. The bill,…

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Mum convicted of tricking daughter, 17, into marrying older man

A Birmingham mother has been convicted of forcing her teenage daughter to marry a man 16 years older – the first successful prosecution of its kind in England. The mother, who is in her 40s but cannot be named to protect her daughter’s identity, tricked the girl into travelling to Pakistan for what she thought was a family holiday in 2016. Soon after her arrival, the girl, then 17, was told she would be married to a man within days. When the teenager was shown his photo, she recognised him…

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Jacob Rees-Mogg admits ‘doubts’ over Theresa May in warning shot for PM

Influential Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has confessed to “doubts” about Theresa May and questioned whether the government really wants to leave the EU. The prominent Brexiteer, who is favourite to replace the prime minister, believes the government has been “weak” in preparing for Brexit and needs to show some “backbone” in negotiations with Brussels. The comments will serve as a warning shot to Mrs May over whether she can retain the support of a significant number of Leave-supporting Tory MPs. Mr Rees-Mogg serves as chair of the European Research Group…

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Donald Trump may extend UK visit to play golf

Donald Trump may extend his controversial visit to the UK, with the US president understood to be considering a longer stay in order to play golf. The president is due in Britain for a two-day working visit on 12 and 13 July, although the full programme is yet to be confirmed. On the cards for Mr Trump’s trip is tea with the Queen, a dinner with Theresa May and a visit to the prime minister’s country retreat Chequers. No details have yet been officially confirmed. But Sky News understands the…

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