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China Spares Trade in First Retaliation to U.S.’s Hong Kong Law

China avoided measures related to trade in its first actions retaliating against the U.S. over a law supporting Hong Kong’s protesters, instead vowing to sanction some rights organizations and halt warship visits to the city. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a news briefing Monday that U.S. groups targeted for sanctions included the National Endowment Read More…

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Slain Missouri woman looked up 'what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant' before she went missing: warrants

A suburban St. Louis woman whose husband is charged in her death had looked up “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant” on her cellphone before she went missing last month, according to search warrants. The warrants, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, outline the reasons detectives gave for searching the home Read More…

Army football drops 'God Forgives, Brother's Don't' slogan after probe finds link to white supremacist groups

The Army Black Knights football dropped the slogan “God Forgives, Brothers Don’t” earlier this year after an investigation revealed the phrase originated with white supremacist groups. A skull and crossbones flag with the acronym “GFBD” on the upper lip of the skull has been used in the football program since the mid-90s. West Point officials Read More…

World Series champion joins Yankees brass to recruit top free-agent pitchers: reports

The New York Yankees are reportedly bringing in a big gun to entice free-agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg to sign with the organization. Five-time World Series champion Andy Pettitte joined general manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake in a meeting with the two free-agent superstars Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Read More…

Trump on possible impeachment: 'Do it now, fast'

It was a message that came even before Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood before cameras and announced that House committees would draft articles of impeachment. They’re virtually sure to accuse the Republican chief executive of violating the Constitution, abusing presidential of power and undermining national security by pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate a Read More…

California man accused of drunken attack on jail guards during arrest claims he was victim of 'racist' beating: reports

A California man was charged with five counts of battery on a custodial officer this week in an incident that he claimed was a “racist” attack on him by jail guards, according to reports. Jacob Servin, 29, was arrested Sunday for public intoxication in Stockton, Calif. and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail, KOVR-TV reported. Read More…

Kenya 6-story building collapse leaves at least 2 dead, others trapped, officials say

NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story building collapsed in Kenya‘s capital on Friday, officials said, with at least two people killed and others trapped in the debris. Associated Press video showed people cheering as one dust-covered person was carried away on a stretcher, one arm outstretched. Shortly afterward the crowd hushed as another person was carried Read More…

Jim Breslo: California Democrats pursue wrong policies to reduce fires – They should do THIS

California has a major wildfire problem. The Democratic Party’s response has been to push for tougher restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, as though California could unilaterally and quickly change its weather to make the state cooler, wetter and less windy. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown recently sounded the alarm about climate change creating wildfires: “This Read More…

Whistleblower attorney responds to Turley tweet: 'I'd take demands to be fired over death threats any day'

Mark Zaid, the attorney for the Ukraine whistleblower at the center of impeachment proceedings against President Trump, responded to allegations by the sole Republican witness during Wednesday’s hearing that he’d been inundated with threats and demands that he be fired from George Washington University. “I’d take demands to be fired over death threats any day,” Zaid Read More…

DHS scraps Trump-ordered plan for mandatory facial scans at US points of entry after privacy advocates, lawmakers raise concerns

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it’s backing away from a proposal that would have required all U.S. citizens to submit to facial recognition scans at airports and other ports of entry whenever they leave or enter the country. AMAZON’S FACIAL RECOGNITION CAN NOW DETECT ‘FEAR’ AS ACTIVISTS BLAST USE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT The Department of Homeland Read More…

Georgia college pays $145K to settle anthem protest case

KENNESAW, Ga. — Kennesaw State University’s decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean settled her lawsuit and will get $93,000 of the award, with the rest going to her attorneys, The…

UFC star’s stepdaughter fought back against her accused killer: court docs

Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, “went for the gun” of her alleged kidnapper before he killed her, court documents say. After the 19-year-old college student went missing, an individual told authorities Ibraheem Yazeed was at a home in Montgomery, Alabama, with Blanchard’s car, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. The Read More…

Breakingviews TV: Bumpy flight

Breakingviews Posted United Airlines is ditching its independent chair, making Oscar Munoz executive head of the board with Scott Kirby replacing him as CEO. Rob Cyran explains why this is a subpar move – and why it could entice activists to take another jab at the underperforming airline.

Breakingviews TV: Italian banks

Breakingviews Posted Unicredit is short on growth but is pledging 8 billion euros of dividends and buybacks to keep investors happy. There’s little the bank run by Jean Pierre Mustier can do about rock-bottom rates, says Lisa Jucca. And since Europe makes big deals hard, big payouts will have to do.