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Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close.U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday. The 159-page order blocks the…

Boris Johnson to form ‘cabinet for modern Britain’ as PM

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson is set to form a “cabinet for modern Britain” as he prepares to become prime minister following his victory in an election to lead the governing Conservatives.The incoming leader has just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union by…

China says US ‘power politics’ undermines global stability

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and “power politics” in the Chinese Defense Ministry’s first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to power.The U.S. was the first country mentioned in the document’s opening section about “prominent destabilizing factors” and “profound changes”…

Deep distrust undermines effort to fight Ebola in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn’t give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it, he hung up on them.Health workers were desperate to persuade him to…

NHL history chock full of unusual occurrences

Islanders shock ‘Big Bad Bruins’ Every NHL coach worth his clipboard preaches that his team has to play 60 minutes of solid hockey to win. That applies even when his team looks like it can’t lose, as the Boston Bruins learned on the night of Jan. 18, 1973. …

Business

The Department of Justice just launched a broad probe into whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and others illegally harm competition

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has launched a broad probe into whether big tech companies are illegally harming their competitors and stifling innovation. The DOJ did not cite any of specific companies in its press release, but its reference to “market-leading online platforms” in social media, search and ecommerce was widely interpreted…

One of the rarest shoes in the world just sold for $437,500 at auction in the wake of a Canadian investor buying 99 sneakers for $850,000

A collector bought 99 of the 100 rare sneakers available at a special auction at Sotheby’s, a press release announced on July 17. The collector, Miles Nadal, spent $850,000 on the first 99 shoes. Nadal then bought the 100th sneaker — the Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe,” arguably the rarest of the group —…

Trump meets with top US tech leaders to discuss sales to Huawei as he moves to soften restrictions against the Chinese tech giant

President Donald Trump on Monday met with executives of seven top US tech companies to discuss “a range of economic issues,” including national security restrictions against sales to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Trump sat down with leaders from Google, Cisco, Intel, Qualcomm, Micron, Broadcom, and Western Digital Corporation — all top producers of US technology…

The future of HIV treatments will change dramatically in the next decade, Citi says. These 3 companies could be the biggest winners.

The market for HIV-prevention drugs is set to take off. Analysts at Citigroup predict that US sales could nearly triple in the next decade, surging from $2 billion today to $5.5 billion in 2030. Even though the preventive treatments collectively known as PrEP have “proven one of the most effective forms of HIV prevention in…

Iran’s best weapon in the new tanker wars against the US and UK is looking more and more like a dud

Iran has engaged in a gunboat showdown with the US and UK, but its main weapon in its fight against the West may be a total dud, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said Monday.Perry said Iran can’t raise oil prices that much even if it is able to shut down a key passage for…

‘Get out quick’: A strategist at $1 trillion Edward Jones explains why bitcoin’s 300% rally is not to be trusted

simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, Kate Warne — an investment strategist at Edward Jones, which oversees more than $1 trillion — said to “never be a long-term investor” in cryptocurrency. She also criticized the fervent speculation…

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Russian secrets? Here’s the ultimate Moscow itinerary

Moscow is a city where the past and the future live side by side. Here you will find everything from medieval fortresses and Soviet monoliths to glass skyscrapers and innovation centers. Moscow’s spirit mirrors its uncontainable size. Muscovites, the city’s approximately 12 million residents, are always on the run, so be prepared to keep pace…

Episode 6: Harem Conspiracy Papyrus

Murder, succession and a 15 foot scroll of papyrus that reads like an ancient Egyptian episode of Law and Order. We get the lowdown on the judicial papyrus of Turin from National Geographic archaeolgist Fred Heibert, Egyptologists Susan Redford and Sahar Saleem. TRANSCRIPT FRED HIEBERT (ARCHAEOLOGIST): We’re at the National Geographic Museum here in Washington…

Orcas eat great white sharks—new insights into rare behavior revealed

When Alisa Schulman-Janiger heard great white shark carcasses had washed up on South African beaches without their livers a few years ago, she was shocked. “I was thinking, Déjà vu, here we go again,” says the biologist, a research associate at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In October 1997, tourists in a…

Why the Apollo missions made Florida synonymous with space

In 1961, a sleepy strip of Florida’s eastern coastline got a wake-up call. President John F. Kennedy had just delivered a stirring speech to Congress extolling the importance of sending an astronaut to the moon before the decade’s end, and NASA had announced it would be building a state-of-the-art launch facility to support this mission.…

Politics

Freedom Caucus formally opposes Trump’s budget deal | TheHill

The House Freedom Caucus took an official position Tuesday not to back President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris JohnsonConservatives erupt in outrage against budget dealTrump says Omar will help him win MinnesotaMORE’s spending deal and ag…

Mueller Day: What to watch for | TheHill

Former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in DemocratsKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have ‘no choice’ but to prosecute T…

Good Samaritan shot in head attempting to break up road rage confrontation: Police

A Georgia good Samaritan is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head while attempting to break up a road rage confrontation in a suburb of Atlanta, authorities said on Tuesday. Interested in Road Rage? Add Road Rage as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Road Rage news,…

Families of missing black Americans fight for media, police to focus on their cases

The National Center for Missing And Exploited Children based in Washington D.C. is the most important agency in the country when it comes to tackling missing persons cases, and its director says that when it comes to finding missing Americans, there’s a color problem. Robert Lowery, who leads the center, told ABC News that roughly…

Trump sues House Committee, NY AG, in ongoing effort to block access to his taxes

President Donald Trump on Tuesday filed another lawsuit in his ongoing effort to block a congressional committee from accessing his tax records, this time targeting authorities in his home state. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from…

Pelosi’s impeachment blockade faces biggest test yet: Mueller

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent months trying to quiet calls for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. | Win McNamee/Getty Images No one will be watching Robert Muellers testimony Wednesday closer than Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The former special counsels …

Global Finance

The founder of a $10 billion asset manager that’s beating 95% of its peers reveals the single most important attribute he looks for in a company

You don’t need a PhD to be a successful investor. And if you do have one, you’re not guaranteed anything. If you disagree with that statement, just take a look at Long-Term Capital Management. Despite being run by Nobel Prize-winning economists, the $126 billion firm promptly collapsed after a plan they believed to be foolproof…

British Airways’ pilots just voted to strike, which could mean major disruptions for summer travel

British Airways’ pilots’ union has voted to go on strike, and the airline lost a legal challenge to try and block it. The pilots are arguing for a higher raise than the airline offered as the airline reports strong profits. The union must give at least two weeks’ notice before any strike, but at the…

A Microsoft partner tell us there’s an ‘obscene’ opportunity for Microsoft’s cloud because of a very old version of its database

simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. An enormous number of Microsoft customers are still running an extremely old version of its database and the company will soon no longer provide them with security fixes and updates. A year ago, Microsoft made these holdouts a…

Theresa May Coin, Like the UK Prime Minister, is Spiraling to an Exit

Almost a year after Theresa May had succeeded David Cameron as the UK Prime Minister, a cryptocurrency named for her was launched. But more than two years after it came into existence, the Theresa May Coin seems to have reached the end of the road as the PM nears the sunset of her reign. Like…

The White House and Congress just reached a deal that would avert a major fiscal crisis in Washington this fall

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The Trump administration and congressional Democrats forged an agreement to add billions to government spending and lift the debt limit for two years. The deal lowered the risk of a disastrous fiscal crisis in Washington this fall. The agreement still needs to be finalized. Lawmakers would then have to pass individual spending bills…

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Floyd and Pacquiao trade words on social media

wrote in a post on Instagram. “This man’s entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it’s about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man’s name hold weight of its own.”Later on Tuesday, Pacquiao responded via Twitter..@FloydMayweather You come to…

Padres vs. Mets – Game Recap – July 23, 2019 – ESPN

12:57 AM ETAssociated Press NEW YORK — Robinson Cano certainly could hear the whispers around Citi Field. Everyone else could: At 36, stuck in a season-long slump, was this eight-time All-Star all done?He didn’t think so.”One day it’s going to turn around,” Cano kept telling himself.It happened Tuesday night, when Cano hit three home runs…

Ed Woodward: Manchester United executive vice-chairman misses pre-season tour as he looks to secure more

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has missed the club’s pre-season tour as he prioritises getting more transfers done. It is the first time he’s not been on a tour since he started at Old Trafford in 2013, where he replaced David Gill. …

David de Gea has ‘shown massive loyalty’ to Manchester United and deserves new £117m contract, talkSPORT told

Tying David de Gea down to a staggering new £19.5million-per-year contract is great business from Manchester United as it would cost them three times that figure to buy a replacement. Thats the verdict from Danny Mills, who believes the goalkeeper deserves h…

Chelsea news: Callum Hudson-Odoi agrees lucrative new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge

Callum Hudson-Odoi has agreed a five-year contract worth more than £100,000-per-week to stay at Chelsea. The England international, 18, was tipped to leave Stamford Bridge and even handed in a transfer request in January after the club rejected a £35million …

International News

What do we know about Canada’s teen triple-murder suspects?

Updated July 24, 2019 11:17:53 Canadian police have revealed two teenagers first thought to be missing are now suspects in the murder of Australian tourist Lucas Fowler, his girlfriend Chynna Deese and a third unidentified man. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer S…

Hanson and Hinch failed to disclose charity donations for Sunrise segments

Posted July 24, 2019 10:43:33 Politicians have failed to disclose charitable donations being made on their behalf for appearing on morning television programs, a decision that appears to fall into a grey area for parliamentarian disclosures. Key points: …

Network 10 says all three judges will be leaving MasterChef

Updated July 23, 2019 16:31:44 Network 10 has announced that Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris will not return as judges in the next season of MasterChef Australia. Network 10 chief executive officer Paul Anderson said: “Despite months of n…

Woman who egged Scott Morrison sentenced to community work

Updated July 23, 2019 15:33:02 A woman who threw an egg at the Prime Minister’s head during an election campaign event has been sentenced to an 18-month community corrections order and will have to complete 150 hours of community service. Amber Holt attem…

Inquiry into baby-killer Kathleen Folbigg ‘reinforces’ her guilt, judge finds

Updated July 22, 2019 20:12:34 An inquiry into Kathleen Folbigg’s conviction for killing her four children has reinforced her guilt, a judge has found. Chief Judge of the NSW District Court Reginald Blanch, who was conducting the inquiry, said after revie…

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