FROM Gina Barry
Leona Helmsley Leaves $12 Million to Dog Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley died last week at the age of 87. Today her will was made public. The so-called "queen of mean" left billions to charity, along with millions to two grandchildren but nothing to two others "for reasons," the will says, "known to them." Her chauffeur got $100,000. Her dog got 12 million! Trouble, an eight-year old, white, female Maltese, appeared in TV ads for the Helmsley Hotels , and has a reputation for biting Helmsley's employees. Attorney Gina Barry specializes in people with animals at Bacon & Wilson, a law firm in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?