• Jeffrey Epstein claims he's worth $559 million in court documents
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    Jeffrey Epstein claims he's worth $559 million in court documents

    Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges on July 8, appeared in a New York courtroom on Monday for a bail hearing.

  • Defense straddles strategies as trial opens for Flynn business partner
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    Defense straddles strategies as trial opens for Flynn business partner

    Bijan Rafiekian is on trial, and it’s not clear if his attorneys intend to blast Flynn or rely on him as a witness.

  • Oil down for a second day as U.S. Gulf of Mexico output returns
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    Oil down for a second day as U.S. Gulf of Mexico output returns

    Oil prices fell for a second day on Tuesday as more production facilities returned to operation in the U.S. Gulf after Hurricane Barry swept through over the weekend, while Chinese economic data dimmed the outlook for crude demand. Brent crude futures were down 10 cents, or 0.2%, at $66.38 a barrel

  • Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen
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    Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen

    President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. Speaking at the White House, Trump said people he described

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    UPDATE 8-Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen

    President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. Speaking at the White House, Trump said people he described

  • Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy
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    Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

    A priest in Kentucky handed out more than $20,000 on Monday to miners struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for filed for bankruptcy protection. People crowded Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan as Father Jim Sichko signed checks for more than 100 miners who are currently out

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    Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher's attorney asks supporters for war photos with dead bodies in a bid to reduce his client's sentence

    SEAL Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher's attorney turned to Facebook to help him reduce charges for posing in a photo with a dead ISIS fighter.

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    Undersea quake strikes south of Bali in Indonesia - EMSC

    An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said. The quake's epicentre was 102 km (62 miles) southwest of Denpasar in Bali and was 100 km (60 miles) deep, it said. There was no tsunami

  • Reuters

    FOREX-Sterling struggles on Brexit worries, weighs on euro

    The dollar fought for traction against the yen as the prospect of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut later in the month continued to keep the greenback on the defensive. The euro was little changed at $1.1251 after shedding 0.1% the previous day, constrained by expectations for a dovish European Central

  • Associated Press

    Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

    Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged that the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger

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    A 60-year-old woman who went missing while camping in a remote area of California has been found

    Sheryl Powell was last seen by her husband Joe on Friday afternoon. Joe said he went to re-park their car and when he came back, she was gone.

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    Prosecutors want Mexican megachurch leader held without bail

    Prosecutors have asked a judge to hold the leader of a Mexican megachurch without bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking. Naasón Joaquín García, leader of La Luz del Mundo, is currently held on $50 million bail — believed to be the highest ever set in Los Angeles County. García and two

  • Nevada dorms rocked by gas blast closed for 1 to 2 years
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    Nevada dorms rocked by gas blast closed for 1 to 2 years

    Both of the dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno will remain closed for at least a year and the most severely damaged one isn't expected to reopen until at least the fall of 2021. School officials said Monday they're making progress on plans to find

  • 1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion
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    1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

    A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. Firefighters and Southern California Gas Co. workers went to the home after a report that a contractor had damaged a gas line. Murrieta Deputy

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    NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

    A New York City high school student was convicted on Monday of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate the assailant claimed had bullied him. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno at a non-jury trial that featured eight days

  • Trump says congresswomen he insulted should apologize to him
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    Trump says congresswomen he insulted should apologize to him

    President Trump apparently called on four newly elected congresswomen of color to apologize to him after he said they should “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries. The comments were widely condemned as racist — and three of the four were born in the U.S.

  • Reuters

    One dead, 15 injured in gas line blast that levels house in California

    A utility worker was killed and 15 other people were injured on Monday in an explosion, apparently triggered by a ruptured natural gas line, that leveled a house in the Southern California town of Murrieta, authorities said. The blast, according to local media reports, sent flames shooting some 30 feet

  • The biggest baggage weighing down the top 7 presidential hopefuls in the Democratic field
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    The biggest baggage weighing down the top 7 presidential hopefuls in the Democratic field

    The Democratic presidential candidates all have vulnerabilities, and the eventual nominee will face an incumbent president who has proved himself adept at exploiting weaknesses. Here’s a look at the liabilities of the seven highest-polling contenders for the Democratic nomination.

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    Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    A unit of British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has appointed Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to work with the U.S. Air Force and other authorities to investigate allegations that it falsified maintenance records at a U.S. Air Force base. The appointment of an outside counsel comes days after U.S. Senator

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    Reuters World News Summary

    Germany's Ursula von der Leyen faces a make-or-break vote on Tuesday in her quest to be the European Commission's first female leader, and a raft of promises made the previous day may help her win over skeptical European Union socialist and liberal lawmakers. To appease them, von der Leyen pledged

  • The Latest: Lawmakers say big US land agency moving West
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    The Latest: Lawmakers say big US land agency moving West

    Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop says some federal jobs will move to his state when the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management moves out of the nation's capitol. Bishop was the second GOP lawmaker to claim Monday that some bureau positions were moving to his state. Colorado Sen. Cory

  • Reuters

    Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear program. Pompeo did not say when the negotiations would begin.

  • Associated Press

    Deadline for charges looms 5 years after Eric Garner's death

    Time is running out for federal prosecutors to take action in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying "I can't breathe" after a white New York City police officer put him in an apparent chokehold. The U.S. Justice Department faces a deadline Wednesday

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    US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

    A U.S. judge lowered a jury's damage award from $80 million to $25 million for a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he was required to reduce the punitive damage award because

  • Trump presses for USMCA passage as Lighthizer, lawmakers prepare to meet
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    Trump presses for USMCA passage as Lighthizer, lawmakers prepare to meet

    President Donald Trump and his top advisers on Monday stepped up their drive to win congressional passage of a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, as the administration's top trade official prepared to meet with Democratic lawmakers again this week. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House