--Voters in the UK have chosen to "leave" the European Union. With 52 percent, voters decided it was time for Britain to exit. Turnout was also strong with 72 percent of voters casting a ballot.
--David Cameron announced he is stepping down as prime minister, effective from October. “I'm very proud and very honored to have been Prime Minister of this country for six years. I believe we've made great steps, with more people in work than ever before in our history, with reforms to welfare and education, increasing people's life chances, building a bigger and stronger society, keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world and enabling those who love each other to get married whatever their sexuality, but above all restoring Britain's economic strength.” “I love this country…and will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed. “
--Donald Trump has said it is a "great thing" that the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU as he touched down at his Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland.
- Donald Trump arrives in Scotland to 'celebrate' the reopening of his newly renovated Trump Turnberry hotel.
- Hillary Clinton, who has pledged throughout her campaign to take on immigration reform in her first 100 days as president, called Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling “heartbreaking” and “unacceptable.”
No gun control vote resulted from the 26-hour long sit in conducted by Democratic members of Congress Wednesday into Thursday. Outraged over Washington's inaction in preventing assault weapons from finding their way into the hands of terrorists - Democratic members of the House of Representatives occupied the chamber floor - attempting to force a vote on the matter.
President Obama is in California's Silicon Vallley. The President will deliver remarks and participate in a discussion with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs at Stanford University’s Stanford Memorial Auditorium. Aftwards, Mr. Obama participates in a Google Portal virtual conversation with entrepreneurs.
- (HFR 12AM 6/24) The Obama Administration is rolling out a series of announcements on education and jobs programs Friday to help those getting out of prison resettle into their communities.
- Multiple emergency workers in West Virginia spent Thursday evening trying to find a toddler who they believe was swept away by floodwaters in Ravenswood. Dispatchers said a toddler between 2 and 4 years old was swept away by high water about 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Crews with three fire departments and law enforcement searched the area. The search has been suspended for the night and will resume in the morning. -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency for Nicholas County and Greenbrier County, adding that mudslides, rockslides and flooding caused by the severe storms has damaged homes, businesses roads and bridges.
A Utah militia group leader with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested and charged with attempting to blow up a rural, federally-owned cabin in Arizona, federal authorities said Thursday. An FBI agent said in charging documents that William Keebler, 57, was planning to retaliate against the federal government that he felt was harassing people and imposing overreaching grazing restrictions on ranchers. Authorities say undercover FBI employees followed Keebler as he planned to set off an explosive outside a U.S. Bureau of Land Management cabin in the northern Arizona area of Mt. Trumbull. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
50-60 homes have been lost to a wildfire in California's Kern County. Fire officials say the Erskine Fire is estimated 2000 acres in size. 0% contained.
Still no convictions in the death of Freddie Gray - a judge declaring Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty of all charges. Goodson drove the van where Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury last year. Legal experts say the acquittal means it will likely be difficult for prosecutors to succeed in any of the other trials against the remaining officers should this judge continue in those cases.
Late Thursday afternoon, police in Chicago were tipped by Dublin authorities that Dublin police got a call from Sinead O’Connor saying that she was going to jump off a bridge in Chicago. Chicago Police put out an all call and started searching bridges - did not find O’Connor anywhere.
Bluegrass music legend and three-time Grammy Award winner Ralph Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89, his rep confirmed to ABC News. Grandson Nathan Stanley broke the news on Facebook noting that his grandfather “went peacefully in his sleep [after] a long, horrible battle with skin cancer.” Stanley found a legion of new fans through his work on the 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, and earning a Grammy for best male country vocal performance for the song “O Death.”
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Led Zeppelin has beaten a lawsuit claiming that the iconic guitar riff in "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from Spirit's 1968 instrumental "Taurus."
The first two picks in the NBA draft Thursday night went as planned when the Philadelphia 76ers selected Ben Simmons from Louisiana State University with the No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers held form in most mock drafts, by picking Duke’s Brandon Ingram.
NYC GAY PRIDE
More than 1.6 million people are expected to attend New York City’s annual Gay Pride parade on Sunday. Anticipating the largest pride parade New York City has seen since the event's inception in 1970, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that although there was no specific threat made, the city nonetheless will take extra precautions.