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US antitrust regulators approve merger of DuPont and Dow

According to a civil antitrust lawsuit and settlement [ PDF ] filed Thursday by the DOJ's Antitrust Division , along with the state attorneys general from Iowa, Mississippi, and Montana, the proposed divestitures would prevent price hikes and lost innovation. Read More »

Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

Trump reported $19.7 million in income through mid-April at his luxury Washington hotel , which has been a center of concerns about conflict of interest because of the possibility that foreign governments can curry favor with the president by booking rooms there. Read More »

Virginia shooting suspect's wife addresses media

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They had been separated since March when he went to Washington, D.C., to work on "changing the tax brackets". A Republican lawmaker practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday was shot by an angry gunman who had earlier posted hate messages against President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media. Read More »

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

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The grocery market, a $750 billion sector in the USA, is one of the few provinces in the retail world that Amazon hasn't managed to radically alter. The shopper's Amazon account gets automatically charged. However, it's the only one released so far, although Amazon has said it plans to open more in the future. Read More »

Injured officer throws out 1st pitch at Congressional baseball g

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In addition to Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were shot on Wednesday morning when a man opened fire as the Republican lawmakers practiced for the game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. "They have an N.R.A. rating they want to keep", Cohen said. Support for Scalise was everywhere. "U-S-A!" Fans wore shirts with "Team Scalise" written on them. Read More »

Special Counsel's Probe Widens to Include Trump

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Mark Warner of Virginia, the panel's top Democrat, didn't provide any other details regarding the meeting. Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing the business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election , the media reported . Read More »

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable

Doctors say the Louisiana congressman wounded during Wednesday's attack by a gunman on a baseball practice session remains in critical condition but has shown improvement. "They saved a lot of lives", Trump said. Rep. Dwight Evans, a Democrat, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican, represent districts in Pennsylvania. Read More »

Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

Paul suburb, just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Prosecutors argued that Yanez could have taken lesser steps, such as asking to see Castile's hands or asking where the gun was. During the Facebook live stream, Reynolds said, "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason". The rest are white. Castile family lawyer Glenda Hatchett vowed to continue fighting. Read More »

Jury reaches verdict in death of Philando Castile

A Minnesota jury on Friday acquitted St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter for the fatal traffic-stop shooting of Philando Castile last summer, the aftermath of which was streamed lived on Facebook . But I also feel selfish for turning inward and thinking about all the black men close to me when I see Castile's mother, Valerie , on national television: gripped with righteous anger, but fighting back the pain long enough to get her point across. Read More »

US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

Though, the postgame scene became one of unity and camaraderie as the Democrats presented the trophy to Scalise, who is still in critical condition after the attack. Alex Jahangir, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who was not involved in Scalise's care. Scalise is sedated, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family. Read More »

Trump tightens Cuba policy around Obama deal

Friday in Miami , President Trump said the Obama administration's deal with the Castro regime was bad and "misguided". In other words, Raul Castro can say goodbye to all the corporate lucre he hoped to see flooding his bank account. Read More »

Disgruntled worker shoots dead 5 in US

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Neumann reloaded his handgun at least once along the way, moving through the large warehouse-type facility that Demings called a fairly extensive crime scene, shooting people in different locations on the floor. (Seminole Country Sheriff's Office via AP). Authorities converged on the area and announced that the situation has been contained. "I saw the post on Facebook, and my heart sank", Blevins said. Read More »

Weather Forecast: Heat wave hits inland mountains

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A Heat Advisory is in effect through Saturday for the valley, while a Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect Sunday through Tuesday . High temperatures in San Diego County's deserts are predicted to be 107 to 112 degrees Friday , 109 to 114 degrees Saturday , 111 to 116 degrees Sunday , 113 to 118 degrees Monday , 115 to 120 degrees Tuesday and 114 to 119 degrees Wednesday . Read More »

Fowler cruises for early lead

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Both players liked the course but put their performance down to a lack of execution. "I'm a Rickie Fowler fan and the round of golf he composed this morning was lovely", said Casey , who opened his round with an eagle and a birdie. Read More »

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

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Today sees the tragic passing of Academy Award victor John G. Avildsen . In the 1980s, Avildsen helmed another popular franchise in The Karate Kid , directing the original 1981 film and its two subsequent sequels in 1986 and 1989, to the tune of almost a quarter-billion dollars grossed overall. Read More »

Trump on Twitter confirms he's under investigation

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Citing a memo from the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team, the Times said former members were given the order on Thursday for any information involving Russian Federation or Ukraine in the latest sign of the investigations' expanding reach. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Rips Into Trump's Travel Ban On Twitter

Conway, who almost became a top Trump appointee at the Justice Department , later said that his criticism was a form of tough love for the president. Hours earlier, Kellyanne Conway tweeted a defense of Trump over charges that he'd woefully misrepresented remarks by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who'd reassured residents rattled by Sunday's terror attack that increased police presence in their city was " nothing to be alarmed about ". Read More »

Castile Jury Ends 4th Day Without Verdict

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Yanez would have faced up to 20 years in prison if he was found guilty. The city said Yanez had agreed to "a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. His sister and others sobbed loudly. After the verdict, jurors and Yanez were quickly led out of the courtroom, and Castile's family left immediately. Read More »

Trump Acknowledges He's Being Investigated In Firing Of Comey

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Trump wrote on Twitter. But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed USA officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia. Read More »

President Trump says he is 'canceling' Obama-era Cuba deal

President Donald Trump announced changes to America's policy regarding Cuba, doubling down on his campaign promise to take a tougher stance on relations with the communist country . Any changes to the relationship between the United States and Cuba, he said , "will depend on real progress toward these and other goals". "It will end", he said at an event in Miami's Little Havana . Read More »

It's unlikely fugitive lawyer escaped without help

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The FBI on Thursday searched Conn's old law office in Kentucky, his mother's home and his auto looking for evidence to help track him down, and Amy Hess , special agent in charge of the FBI's Louisville office, said she expects to name those who are helping Conn early next week. Read More »

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords praises police in wake of Virginia shooting

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Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey were among the five injured after a gunman opened fire on congressmen during the practice. Paul also noted that the only reason everyone present didn't die was because Capitol Hill police were present - and that their presence, ironically enough, was because Scalise, a GOP whip, is a part of the House leadership. Read More »

Two escaped inmates accused of killing Georgia prison guards captured

Two of the Sheriff's Office's vehicles with deputies inside were fired upon during the pursuit. Prison escapees Ricky Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe stopped running Thursday night. Police officials stopped a vehicle they believed to be Rowe and DuBose on Interstate 24 near the Epps Mill Road exit. A 10-mile chase ensued on Interstate 24 south of Nashville when law enforcement officers saw the stolen vehicle. Read More »