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Scottish leader's plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:52pm

Scotland's First Minister Sturgeon is welcomed by EC President Juncker ahead of a meeting in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon got a "sympathetic" hearing in Brussels on Wednesday as she pleaded her case for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain's vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom. Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron flew home after briefing his 27 peers on Tuesday evening on last week's referendum defeat. Pro-independence leader Sturgeon has said that Scotland, where voters backed staying in the EU by a near 2-1 majority, must not be dragged out of the EU against its will.

UK parties head for leadership battles amid Brexit fallout

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:51pm

By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main opposition Labour Party looked set for a leadership battle, mirroring a fight for control of the ruling Conservative Party as the decision by voters to leave the European Union spread turmoil in Westminster. Angela Eagle, a senior Labour lawmaker, will announce on Thursday that she will challenge leader Jeremy Corbyn who has been facing a growing revolt within the party, media reports said on Wednesday. Eagle, a former pensions minister, quit as Labour's top business official on Tuesday, one of more than 20 people to resign from Corbyn's opposition policy team.

The Latest: In ME, Trump rails against bad trade deals

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:45pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the US presidential campaign (all times local):

Attorney for deputy charged in boy's death hints at defense

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:45pm

FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford. Marshal Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Stafford were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis, a six-year-old autistic boy, in Marksville, La. Derrick Stafford's attorneys are asking a judge to move his trial to a different Louisiana parish. They claim he can't get a fair trial in Avoyelles Parish due to extensive media coverage of the case and "inflammatory" statements made by the head of the Louisiana State Police. (Louisiana State Police via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITMARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy's father had drugs in his system when two deputy city marshals opened fire on the man's car, killing his son and critically wounding him, an attorney for one of the deputies said Wednesday.

JR Smith sees US Open champion and takes a drive

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:44pm

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith, left, talks with Jason Dufner during the practice round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith showed off a pretty good shot Wednesday — not on the court, but on the practice range at Firestone Country Club.