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Trump Adviser, Impeachment Witness Who Detailed Ukraine Scheme Gets Book Deal

The former Trump administration national security official and impeachment witness Fiona Hill is set to publish a book about American politics. Hill’s book “There Is Nothing for You Here: Opportunity in an Age of Decline,” is set to be released in the fall of 2021. “The book will draw on Dr. Hill’s deep expertise in the United States and Europe, as well as her personal experience on both continents, to explain how our current, polarized moment is the result of long historical trends — from im...
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Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wins Primary

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in Tuesday’s primary was Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defea...
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Rep. Marshall Wins Kansas GOP Primary Over Kobach

Rep. Roger Marshall won the Senate GOP primary in Kansas on Tuesday night, fighting back former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. While Democrats have failed to secure a Senate seat in the state since the 1930s, the Republican establishment feared ahead of Tuesday’s results that a win in the GOP primary for Kobach might give Democrats an edge, considering Kobach’s controversial illegal immigration measures that have drawn national attention. Kobach had also alienated independent and mode...
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Massive Beirut explosion kills at least 100, wounds more than 4,000

By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Associated Press BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble. Smoke still rose from the port, where a towering building of silos was half destroyed, spilling out grain. Hangars around it were completely toppled. The blast knocked out a cr...
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Coronavirus relief bill: Progress slow as urgency grows

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints that Democratic negotiators are taking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but an afternoon negotiating session brought at least modest concessions from both sides, even as an agreement appears far off. Top Democrats emerged from a 90-minute meeting Tuesday with Trump administration officials to declare more progress. The Trump team agreed with that assessment and ...
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UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota. The experts said in key sections of a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that North Korea has also evaded sanctions through “targeted” cyber attacks against officials of countries on the U.N. Security Council and on members of its expert panel. In the report to ...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump pressed on false death rate claim as Europe faces second wave

US president flounders in media briefing and TV interview; France could lose control any time; Nadal withdraws from US Open. Follow all the developmentsUS: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUS: Trump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interview 1.30am BST Peru, which has one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world, is facing political paralysis after congress refused to approve president Mar...
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Ralph Lauren lost $127M in first quarter of 2020: Report

Ralph Lauren Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $127.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
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Beyond Meat's 2Q sales jump as more try plant-based burgers

Beyond Meat, which makes pea protein-based burgers and sausages, said its second quarter revenue jumped 69% to $113 million as more households tried its products.
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Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported that its net income fell dramatically.
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Nearly 5 million COVID cases: How did US get here?

By PHIL MARCELO, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press BOSTON — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing, calling such precautions an overreaction or an infring...
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There's a gorilla baby boom happening in Uganda

One week after a man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for killing Rafiki, a beloved gorilla living in a Ugandan national park, two new baby gorillas have been discovered in the same park.The babies were born in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July to separate groups of gorillas, and both families are comfortable in the presence of humans. The newborns are part of a "baby boom in the protected forest popular with tourists," reports The Associated Press.> 02 gorillas have been born in two se...
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Massive Explosion Rocks Lebanon Capital City Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage. The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center. Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping. WATCH: Another video shows the massive explosion in Beirut, which injured "hundreds" of people and caused damage miles away — BNO News (@BNONews) August 4, 2020...
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Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announceme...
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Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nat...
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3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

By NICK PERRY | Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. In this photo provided by the Australian Defenc...
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Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut

BEIRUT — Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known. Miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down, c...
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Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot

Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address. In email correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, an unidentified person writing from a Kanye 2020 address tells Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson that West is dropping his effort to appear on New Jersey's ballot.
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Coronavirus relief bill: Both sides dig in as $600 unemployment checks hang in balance

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks. Multiple obstacles remain, including an impasse on extending a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit, funding for the U.S. Postal Service and aid to renters facing eviction. Democratic negotiators spoke of progress Monday...
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Coronavirus US: Biden tells Trump 'step up and do your job' over Covid-19 death toll – live updates

Negotiations on bailout package expected to resume in WashingtonTrump visibly struggles to defend Covid-19 record in Axios interviewJoin us for an online event with Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the 2020 election, Thursday at 5pm ET. Register nowSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.28pm BST I’m trying not to take this one personally, but the Associated Press are reporting that a new study conducted by Knight Foundation and Gallup has shown that the distrust many Americans fe...
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Sony's profit up as people staying home play video games

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday that its April-June profit jumped 53% as its video game and other online businesses thrived with people staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn't said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announcement came against the backdrop of covert actions conducted by I...
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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott responds to football players threatening opt-outs

The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week. A letter from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, dated Aug. 3, was sent to 12 football players leading the #WeAreUnited movement. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press and first reported by Sports Illustrated. Th...
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Speaking for Biden at DNC will Complete Kasich’s Betrayal of Gun Owners

Why would The New York Times praise Kasich in 2016? Except to con Republicans into giving them a sure loser against Hillary…? (John Kasich/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden's behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy,” the Associated Press reported Mon...
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Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN | Associated Press NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Isaias was forecast to strike land as a minimal hurricane on Monday in the Carolinas, where coastal residents braced for possible storm surge and flooding rains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina. A tropical storm warning was extended northward up the U.S. East Coast all the way to mouth of the Merrimack River in New Hampshire. ...
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Prosecutor seeking Trump tax records cites probe of his business

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press NEW YORK — A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. seeks ei...
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California Lawmakers Were Globetrotters Before Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (AP) – It was a different era for California lawmakers before the coronavirus pandemic: business-class flights to Japan, stays at 5-star hotels and dinners with local politicians in the name of promoting economic ties. In February, the Japanese government paid to host six California Assembly members in Tokyo and Fukushima. Between city tours, officials were briefed on Olympics preparedness for the now-postponed event and were wowed by the country’s transit system. Being a California l...
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Elon Musk defends calling Tesla's software 'Autopilot' and says criticism that the name is misleading is 'idiotic' (TSLA)

Elon Musk lashed out against critics of Tesla's Autopilot in a new interview.  Tesla's CEO said suggestions that a name change would improve safety are 'idiotic.' The driver-assistance software has been linked to a handful of crashes, including multiple deaths.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla's Autopilot software has been linked to multiple deaths and criticized by international trade groups, but you'd be an idiot to denounce its name, Elon Musk says. The Tesla CEO ...
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US manufacturing improves in July, outlook clouded by virus

U.S. manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory.
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