‘Architect of German unity': world leaders pay tribute to Helmut Kohl

Bill Clinton and Angela Merkel among senior figures at memorial for former chancellor who oversaw fall of Berlin Wall

European leaders have joined former US president Bill Clinton to pay tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who oversaw German reunification and the end of the Cold War.

Kohl was a founder of modern-day Europe and served as chancellor from 1982 to 1998. He died on 16 June aged 87.

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Two In One Day! Donald Trump Has A SECOND Twitter Meltdown And Admits He Is Not Presidential

Oh, Donald Trump

The leader of the free world (gag us) is apparently VERY busy this afternoon by going on Twitter and sending messages worth very little, but that say a VERY lot.

Related: Mika Brzezinski Hits Trump With Melania Shade

Just as he did with a media meltdown this morning, The Donald is back on the social network this afternoon with still MORE tweets about the media, and it’s clear that he just can’t stop himself — and his staff absolutely cannot wrestle away his phone from him, ever.

See all the tweets (below):

He has *pinned* that last tweet to the top of his page, by the way.

So, so absurd.

You’re trash, Trump!!

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12 Hurt When SUV Strikes MTA Bus, Crashes Onto Curb In Harlem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dozen people were rushed to the hospital after an accident involving a sports utility vehicle and a city bus in East Harlem Saturday afternoon.

NYPD and FDNY crews responded to reports of multiple people struck by a livery cab near the corner of Park Avenue and 125th Street just after noon.

Police say a 58-year-old man was driving a Cadillac Escalade westbound on 125th when he rear ended a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus, mounted the sidewalk, and struck two pedestrians.

In total, 12 people were injured. All of the victims were taken to Harlem Hospital and are expected to survive.

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A dozen people were rushed to the hospital after an accident involving an SUV and a city bus Saturday afternoon.
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Residents surrounded the SUV, calling out to the driver, whose legs were pinned, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.

“I felt that we were going to get pinned to the wall, the Wendy’s or the concrete there,” witness Lisa Pedraza said. “When it started sinning, it was still coming at us, we squeezed out of the way. And it spun that back end around and it hit a couple people that were right next to us.”

“When I saw it coming, I ran into the cubby hole so I didn’t get hit. Otherwise, I would have been on the ground too,” witness China Burke said. 

The driver was the most seriously hurt. Among the other victims were police officer who were injured while trying to get the trapped SUV driver out of his vehicle, Carlin reported.

“The driver was pinned very bad, and all I could see is a piece of his arm. I screamed at everybody to go try the other doors on the other side,” Pedraza added. “They came with the jaws of life, and they were able to get him out there.”

He was driving with a female passenger at the time of the crash, according to police. She was also rescued and taken to the hospital.

“They were able to get the lady in the back out, and she was very bloody, cut up. She was still holding a dollar bill in her hand in just total shock,” Pedrazaz said.

Police sources tell WCBS 880’s Myles Miller the driver of the Escalade works for Uber and has a medical condition which caused him to hit the gas and strike the back of the bus between Park and Madison Avenues.

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In Seattle US old-timers rediscover the high life on cannabis tours

Retirement home residents take a trip to a producer

Forget bingo, tea dances and seaside trips. Residents from a chain of Seattle retirement homes are going on Pot for Beginners tours to learn about – and buy – cannabis in the city, where it’s now legal.

Connie Schick said her son roared with laughter when he heard she was joining a field trip to a cannabis-growing operation, an extraction plant and shop. The 79-year-old, who smoked the odd joint in the 70s, wanted to know how legalisation has changed the way the drug is used and produced.

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Oil Company Wins Over Investors by Promising to Stop Looking for Oil

Shares of Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest crude producer, have outperformed every major North American competitor’s as it pledges not to invest in the oil sands in the ‘foreseeable future.’ All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

‘Dumb as a rock Mika': Donald Trump back on attack against Morning Joe hosts

Donald Trump aimed a series of tweets at familiar targets on Saturday, complaining about the media and so-called voter fraud but saving his most direct fire for MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the subjects of a fierce controversy over online bullying, sexism and accusations of White House blackmail.

The president sent his tweets from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was spending the Fourth of July holiday. He began with best wishes to Canada on its national holiday then continued with another attack on the hosts of the weekday news show Morning Joe.

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Ryan Lochte’s Suspension Is Over — And Now, He Vows To Win Big At The 2020 Olympics For His Son

It seems Ryan Lochte is extra motivated!!

His suspension is over after the scandal that swallowed up the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro back in 2016, and the famous swimmer is ready to get back in the pool — and he’s doing it for a very special reason!

Related: Ryan Opens Up About Fatherhood

On Saturday afternoon, Lochte shared a video on his Instagram account detailing some of his plans for going for the gold in 2020, and he made it very clear it’s all about his son Caiden, who he welcomed in June with fiancée Kayla Rae Reid.

Ch-ch-check out the video — and note the special caption — right here:

It’s been a long suspension but it’s over, I’ve learned and became a better man from it…. now let’s go #2020 #teamtyr #2020isforyoucaiden #justletmeworkA post shared by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Jul 1, 2017 at 11:59am PDT

Not bad!!!

Related: Rio Officials Offered Ryan A Deal For His Charges!

He also posted a second video earlier today, too (below):

Jumping into the weekend like….. @tyrsport #teamtyr @steveaoki #aokijump #10meterA post shared by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Jul 1, 2017 at 9:48am PDT

Nice!

And here we go! Sounds like Ryan Lochte is back, y’all!

Are you ready?!

[Image via Instagram.]