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Devin Nunes has to turn over details on his job for Trump's company in lawsuit he started

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WASHINGTON — More details about former Congressman Devin Nunes’ assumption of Truth Social could be revealed as part of a lawsuit that he filed against a magazine company.

Lawyers for the magazine company, which Nunes sued over an article about his family’s Iowa dairy farm, contend the information will show that the 2018 story did not ...Read more

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Popular Southern California youth sports coach charged with molesting teen athlete in Orange County

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LOS ANGELES — A well-known youth sports coach was charged Monday with molesting a 15-year-old girl, and investigators are asking for the public's help finding possible additional victims.

Chris Flores, 37, who goes by the nickname Coach Frogg, pleaded not guilty Monday to four felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child and two counts ...Read more

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Judge rejects plea agreements from ex-Navy engineer, wife in nuclear submarine espionage case

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BALTIMORE — A federal judge rejected Tuesday the government’s proposed prison sentences, saying they were too lenient, for former Annapolis-based Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, six months after they pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to sell classified nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign government.

U.S. District Court Judge ...Read more

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Jury selection close to finished in R. Kelly's federal trial; opening statements likely Wednesday

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CHICAGO — Another 24 potential jurors were questioned Tuesday during the first phase of jury selection for R. Kelly’s Chicago federal trial, and the selection process is expected to finish Tuesday afternoon.

Eleven prospective jurors questioned Tuesday were excused, including a woman who appeared to nearly faint as she was answering ...Read more

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Florida court says 16-year-old in state care is too immature to choose abortion

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MIAMI — Jane Doe 22-B, a 16-year-old in the care of Florida child welfare authorities, told a Florida judge she was “not ready to have a baby,” and sought a court order granting her permission to terminate a 10-week pregnancy.

The judge ruled that Jane, as she’s identified in court papers, was not “sufficiently mature to decide ...Read more

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Gov. Wolf passes order to discourage 'conversion therapy' for LGBTQ youth in Pa.

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Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday passed an executive order seeking to “discourage” conversion therapy in Pennsylvania, calling the controversial practice that attempts change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity a “junk science” that negatively harms LGBTQ people across the commonwealth.

The executive order comes comes amid a ...Read more

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As talks on Colorado River water falter, US government imposes new restrictions

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LOS ANGELES — After Colorado River Basin states failed to meet a deadline for emergency drought reductions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it would continue to work with affected states and tribes to reach an agreement.

The seven states have been told to develop plans to drastically reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet, ...Read more

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Chris Pratt insisted on equal pay for 'Jurassic World' co-star Bryce Dallas Howard on spinoff projects

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The pay gap between “Jurassic World” franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard was positively prehistoric, but he stepped right into it to insist on pay equity where he could, Howard said in a recent interview.

The gap was bigger than the $2 million difference that had first been reported in 2018, Howard told Insider in a recent ...Read more

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Chipmakers' pandemic boom turns to bust as recession looms

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Even in an industry famous for its roller-coaster cycles, chipmakers are bracing for a particularly severe shift in coming months, when a record-setting sales surge is threatening to give way to the worst decline in a decade or more.

The semiconductor market enjoyed a massive run-up in orders during the pandemic, sending sales and stock prices ...Read more

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The rise of the one-day workweek for office commuters

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Despite calls from bosses at Peloton and other companies for employees to get back to their desks, the number of people commuting into the office once a week has soared, according to data from Basking.io, a workplace-occupancy analytics company.

A full 50% of office visits globally were just once a week in the second quarter, up from 44% in ...Read more

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Census missed households in rural, Native American areas

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WASHINGTON — The 2020 census missed the most households on Native American reservations and in other rural areas, according to the latest Census Bureau report released Tuesday.

The Census Bureau missed more than one in 20 households on Native American reservations and about one in 25 households in the most rural areas of the country, the ...Read more

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FDA finalizes over-the-counter hearing aid rule

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday finalized a rule making hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss available without requiring them to see a doctor.

The rule will take effect in 60 days and hearing aids could be available over-the-counter for Americans in early October.

An estimated 28.8 million ...Read more

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Home Depot defies US housing slowdown with results that beat estimates

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Home Depot Inc.’s second-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates even as the U.S. housing market shows signs of cooling off.

The home-improvement retailer on Tuesday reported comparable sales growth of 5.8% in the three months ended July 31, topping the average analyst estimate of 4.6%. Revenue and earnings also beat expectations.

The ...Read more

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Monkey see, monkey do: Monkey dials 911 at San Luis Obispo County zoo

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LOS ANGELES — A monkey at the Zoo to You in Paso Robles called 911 over the weekend, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

Dispatchers got a 911 call Saturday night that had disconnected, and tried to text and call back but got no response, according to a Sheriff's Office social media post.

Deputies were dispatched to the...Read more

As talks on Colorado River water falter, US government imposes new restrictions

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After Colorado River Basin states failed to meet a deadline for emergency drought reductions, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it would continue to work with affected states and tribes to reach an agreement.

The states have been told to develop plans to drastically reduce water use by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet, but talks have grown ...Read more

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'This is the front lines,' Bahamas Prime Minister says as he opens climate change summit

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Almost three years to the day after powerful Category 5 Hurricane Dorian ripped though the northwestern Bahamas, leaving billions of dollars in damage, the island nation welcomed Tuesday delegates from 17 Caribbean countries and international financing institutions to a two-day high-level summit to address the climate crisis.

The historic ...Read more

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First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

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First Lady Jill Biden is isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, her office announced Tuesday.

The first lady developed cold-like symptoms Monday night and tested negative on a rapid antigen test, but positive on a PCR test.

She continues to have “mild” symptoms, her spokesperson said.

Biden, 71, is double-vaccinated and double-...Read more

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny placed in solitary confinement after starting union for convicts

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Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption activist best-known for being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s loudest critic, revealed he has been ordered to spend time in solitary confinement.

“There’s only a mug and a book in my cell. I only get a spoon at mealtimes. They even took away my prison clothes and gave me temporary ones,” Navalny ...Read more

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First pediatric case of monkeypox confirmed in Florida

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Florida’s first pediatric case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Martin County, state health data shows.

The child is between 0-4 years old, according to the Florida Department of Health’s reportable disease frequency report. No other information as to the child’s identity is available in the report.

This is the seventh U.S. child to ...Read more

DeSantis wants retired police, firefighters to be teachers

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Describing college education programs as “overtaken by ideology,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he wants to expand a new law that allows military veterans to become classroom teachers to include retired first responders such as police, firefighters and EMTs.

“We believe that the folks that have served our communities have an awful lot to...Read more