Antonio Brown's accuser to meet with NFL
The woman who has accused New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of sexual assault and rape is scheduled to meet with the NFL on Monday as the league investigates the matter. Britney Taylor filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday alleging the incidents occurred in 2017 and 2018. Brown, a 7-time Pro Bowler, denies the allegations. The NFL opted not to place Brown on the commissioner's exempt list, and Brown played in his first game for the Patriots on Sunday since signing with the team earlier this month.
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United Auto Workers go on strike
The United Automobile Workers started a nationwide strike against General Motors at midnight on Monday. It's the first national UAW strike since 2007, coming against the backdrop of a federal corruption investigation that has implicated union President Gary Jones and his predecessor, Dennis Williams. The union represents about 46,000 GM autoworkers at 55 facilities in the United States. No talks were known to be scheduled. “We are standing up for our members and for the fundamental rights of working-class people of this nation,” said Terry Dittes, the union's GM department vice president.
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Walmart's first car seat recycling event starts today
In an effort to make American roads safe for babies, Walmart will kick off its first car seat recycling event Monday at nearly 4,000 stores. The retail giant, which is following Target's similar trade-in program that would keep car seats out of landfills, will offer customers a $30 gift card to recycle their old car seats. Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, the company that will be recycling car seats collected at Walmart, said that through the event they "expect to divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills."
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After soaring avocado prices, it's time to save on green!
Looking to celebrate National Guacamole Day with your own special recipe without breaking the bank on Monday? Well, you might be in luck. The average national price of a Haas avocado was $1.16 last Friday down from $2.10 July 5, according to the most recent Department of Agriculture weekly retail price report. This comes after a summer of record-high avocado prices that was fueled by a growing demand, a smaller California crop and seasonal production in Mexico.There also will be restaurant guacamole deals Monday, including at Chipotle Mexican Grill, where some customers have noticed a recent change in the chain's guac.
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Saudi oil attack roils global energy markets
Global energy prices rocketed higher Monday after a weekend attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that disrupted more than 5% of the world's daily supply. The incident has reignited fears of a U.S. military confrontation in the Middle East. The U.S. government released satellite images showing the extent of the destruction at the Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field, where an estimated 5.7 million barrels of oil are produced each day – and suggested that the assault originated either in Iran or Iraq rather than Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Brent crude oil, an international gauge, surged nearly 20 percent when markets in Asia opened before settling down to about a 10 percent spike as trading continued.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Antonio Brown accuser talks to NFL, UAW union strikes: 5 things to know