July 21st, 2019

World News

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

PORTRUSH, Ireland – An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again. Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14. The Open returned to Royal Portrush after a 68-year absence and ... Read More »

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Trump hits ‘send her back’ chant, claims he tried to stop it

By Alan Fram And Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry after fellow Republicans warned it could hurt the GOP in next year’s elections In a week that has corkscrewed daily with hostile exchanges ... Read More »

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American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

By Darlene Superville And Robert Burns, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to ... Read More »

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Rapper YG’s home searched after deputy-involved shooting

By Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, said the rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, has not been implicated in the ... Read More »

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Iowa governor’s aide now says Tupac email not tied to ouster

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A spokesman for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds now says a mass email praising rapper Tupac Shakur wasn’t the reason Reynolds ousted an agency director. Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett was asked last week whether the June 14 agency-wide email from Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven was tied to the governor’s ... Read More »

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Trump says American warship destroyed Iranian drone

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump says it’s the latest “hostile” action by Iran. He’s calling on other countries to condemn what he says are Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global ... Read More »

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Trump says he was not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant

By Zeke Miller And Alan Fram, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting “send her back” after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he’s suggested should leave the U.S. Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump claimed he tried to stop the chant, which came after he recited a litany of complaints about Rep. ... Read More »

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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

By Tom Hays And Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

NEW YORK – A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his “great wealth and vast resources” to flee the country. Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by U.S. District Judge ... Read More »

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Arizona waterfall featured in Beyoncé ‘Lion King’ video

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

SUPAI, Ariz. – For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself. The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU’-peye) Tribe says it was honoured to grant the singer’s request to film part of her latest music video on its reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Tribal Chairwoman Muriel Uqualla says ... Read More »

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Kevin Spacey’s legal woes persist even with groping case out

By Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

BOSTON – Kevin Spacey’s legal woes are not over, despite the collapse of the only criminal case brought against the two-time Oscar winner since he became mired in sexual misconduct allegations. The former “House of Cards” star is still being investigated in London and Los Angeles over several allegations and faces a federal lawsuit alleging ... Read More »

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