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Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling
HONOLULU (AP) The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business is going to federal prison for six months because of a wildlife trafficking scheme.Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:39:52 -0400
Ledecky blazes path to Rio with 400m freestyle win
Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. It was the first step toward what could be an historic Rio campaign. The 19-year-old, who exploded on the international scene with an 800m free triumph in London four years ago, is entered in the trials in every freestyle event from 50m through 800m.
Court decision shifts abortion battle to state bans
The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the courts landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The ruling could affect similar laws in more than a dozen states and stands as the biggest affirmation of abortion rights in more than two decades.Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:30:05 -0400
London's minorities fearful after post-Brexit attacks
With yellow paint still evident on the building's doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack condemned by Prime Minister David Cameron in parliament. The graffiti at the community centre read "Fuck You - Out" according to a receptionist. Cameron later slammed as "despicable" a series of racist incidents reported following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.
Ledecky heading to Rio, wins 400 free at US Olympic trials
UK Labour leader clings to power, blasts 'manoeuvring'
Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned "internal manoeuvring" after more than half his top team resigned in barely 24 hours, but insisted he would not go himself despite a rising tide of criticism of his role in the Brexit crisis. Twenty members of the Labour leader's shadow cabinet have so far resigned in a rolling series of departures triggered by Corbyn's weekend sacking of his foreign affairs spokesman Hilary Benn. "Our country is divided and the country will thank neither the benches in front of me, nor those behind, for indulging in internal... manoeuvring at this time," he told the House of Commons in a debate with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Second US patient identified with super-resistant bacteria
A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said. Virologists found the rare mrc-1 gene, which causes the resistance, in a strain of E. coli from a patient in New York, according to findings published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. "We are very close to seeing the emergence of enterobacteria that will be impossible to treat with antibiotics," said Lance Price of George Washington University.
California wildfire 'most destructive' in county history
U.S. interest in U.K. travel soars after Brexit
Several online travel sites have seen a jump in queries from Americans about travel to the United Kingdom since it voted to leave the European Union, a sign so-called "Brexit" and the resulting drop in the value of the pound currency may spur U.S. visits to Britain. One site found that more Britons were also asking about flights to the United States. Travel agents, hotel chains and airlines say it is too early to tell if the vote has impacted bookings.
UK's Osborne rules himself out of race to succeed PM Cameron
By Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne ruled himself out of the running to succeed Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, citing his fierce advocacy of staying in the European Union. The government is under pressure to fill a vacuum left when Cameron announced he would resign by October after Britain ignored his advice and voted to leave the 28-member bloc in last week's referendum. "So it is clear that while I completely accept the result, I am not the person to provide the unity my party needs at this time." Before the referendum campaign, Osborne had been widely regarded as a candidate to succeed Cameron one day, boosted by one of the strongest expansions among major developed economies in the last few years.Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:50:54 -0400
California police panned for slow response to Capitol clash
England out of Euro 2016, beaten by Iceland
Colombian army says 17 dead in crash of military helicopter
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) All 17 people aboard a military helicopter that crashed in a mountainous area over the weekend were found dead when searchers reached the site in western Colombia, the army said Monday.Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:36:52 -0400
Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics