August 2020

August 31, 2020
Guilty plea in Hawaii woman’s lobbying of Trump officials

An American consultant pleaded guilty Monday in an illicit lobbying effort to get the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund,...

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August 31, 2020
House to subpoena postmaster general over mail delays

The House Oversight Committee intends to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for documents about disruptions in mail delivery operations that are now central to questions over the ability to handle...

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August 31, 2020
California Senate advances eviction relief bill amid virus

The California Senate advanced legislation Monday to ban evictions through January for people who can't pay their rent because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Under the measure,...

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August 31, 2020
Making money on TikTok: Creators will be able to sell merch from the app

The video-sharing app is partnering with Teespring, the commerce platform, to allow creators to sell their own merchandise through TikTok.

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August 31, 2020
Tommy Boland: 5 steps to ensure bought-in replacements don't infect your flock

The focus at UCD Lyons farm now is flock preparation for mating. A few years ago, we moved away from retaining our own female replacements, instead opting to purchase in...

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August 31, 2020
Two sports clubs in north county Dublin close their doors after potential cases of Covid-19 linked to area

AT LEAST two sports clubs in Skerries closed their doors after a video circulating on social media showing young people guessing which friend was going to get infected next.

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August 31, 2020
Kansas governor urges locals to add ballot drop-off boxes

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday urged local officials to consider using part of federal coronavirus assistance to pay for more drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots. Kelly said during a...

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August 31, 2020
Attorneys argue over ads targeting Boy Scouts abuse victims

The judge overseeing the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is mulling a request to address what attorneys for the BSA claim are misleading and confusing advertisements from law firms trying...

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August 31, 2020
Mississippi school district to fire drivers who walked out

A Mississippi school district said it will fire 21 bus drivers who walked off the job last week protesting a reduction in work hours and pay. Fifteen of the drivers...

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August 31, 2020
Back to school looks so different this year. Here's how to save some time and money

Back to school looks so different in 2020. Whether going remote or in person, here's how to save some time and money to prepare your student for class

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August 31, 2020
Agency denies critical habitat for endangered bumblebee

Federal regulators said Monday they would not designate critical habitat for the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be listed as endangered, a move that environmentalists said would...

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August 31, 2020
Steelers LB Dupree looks to prove breakout 2019 was no fluke

Bud Dupree didn't get offended last summer when the Pittsburgh Steelers declined to negotiate a contract extension. It was fine, the outside linebacker said repeatedly, pointing out it simply gave...

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August 31, 2020
Cooper extends early cutoff for restaurant alcohol sales

North Carolina's governor is extending an executive order that limits the hours that restaurants can serve alcohol to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he's extending...

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August 31, 2020
Working for Trumps ‘the worst mistake of my life’, says former adviser

A former friend and adviser of Melania Trump says it was “the worst mistake of my life” to work for Donald Trump and his family, lashing out at the first...

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August 31, 2020
Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing pollution from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers The change...

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August 31, 2020
New tropical depression forms off North Carolina’s coast

Tropical Depression 15 formed off North Carolina's coast Monday but was not expected to approach land, the U.S National Hurricane Center said. The depression had maximum sustained winds of 35...

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August 31, 2020
El Al flight LY971 to Abu Dhabi was no typical air journey

From the Israeli captain's emotional greeting in Arabic upon takeoff in Tel Aviv, to the warm Emirati reception on the ground in scorching Abu Dhabi, it was obvious this was...

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August 31, 2020
Zoom rides pandemic to another quarter of explosive growth

Zoom's videoconferencing service is deepening its integral role in life during the pandemic as tens of thousands more businesses and other users pay for subscriptions to get more control over...

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August 31, 2020
How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Monday as the market gave back some of its recent gains following a five-week winning streak. Declines in banks and industrial stocks offset...

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August 31, 2020
SC utility, Westinghouse agree to sell nuclear equipment

South Carolina's state-owned utility has reached a settlement with the now bankrupt company hired to build two nuclear plants that were never completed to sell leftover equipment and supplies, three...

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August 31, 2020
Lawyers for boat captain in fatal Bimini crash deny booze use, criticize slow rescue effort

Miami's Josbel Fernandez was piloting a 32-foot boat that plowed into jagged rocks off the coast of Bimini in July, hurling two passengers off the vessel and to their death....

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August 31, 2020
Florida unemployment official resigns. He was in charge when pandemic crashed system.

The man who presided over Florida's unemployment system during the first tumultuous month of the pandemic resigned Monday. Ken Lawson, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, did...

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August 31, 2020
Ohio State player out of hospital after weekend shooting

Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was released from the hospital Monday after being shot in the face over the weekend, a spokesman for the football program said. Garrett was...

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August 31, 2020
Families of Odessa mass shooting victims file suit, seek $1M

Family members of two of the deceased Odessa mass shooting victims are suing the person who supplied the AR-style firearm to the mass shooter and the gun parts manufacturer for...

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August 31, 2020
R&B singer Akon moves ahead with ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global...

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August 31, 2020
Liberty announces investigation into Falwell’s tenure

Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school's board...

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August 31, 2020
California aims to flex market power on prescription drugs

California lawmakers on Monday moved to use the most populous state's market power to lower the cost and increase the availability of prescription drugs for its nearly 40 million residents,...

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August 31, 2020
Irish couple charged in connection with assault where man had ear partially cut off in Australia

An Irish couple have been charged in connection with the alleged stabbing of a man in Australia on Saturday.

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August 31, 2020
Chicago mayor: Pandemic has caused $1.2B hole in 2021 budget

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot predicted a $1.2 billion hole in the 2021 budget on Monday, calling the coronavirus pandemic the “single largest driver” of the city's economic challenges. In her...

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August 31, 2020
Delta joins United in dropping most change fees for US trips

This could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade. Delta Air Lines said Monday that...

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August 31, 2020
R&B singer Akon moves ahead with Black Panther-style city in Senegal

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing that construction will begin next year on the 6 billion dollar (£4.5 billion) project...

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August 31, 2020
$330M development planned on Schlitterbahn water park site

Two former soccer club executives are hoping to help fund a planned $330 million redevelopment of the shuttered Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, with sales tax funds. Robb...

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August 31, 2020
Thousands rally in Montenegro claiming victory for pro-Russian parties

Several thousand supporters of pro-Serb and pro-Russian parties in Montenegro have taken to the streets to celebrate, claiming an opposition victory in weekend parliamentary elections over a pro-Western party that...

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August 31, 2020
In battleground Pennsylvania, Biden blames Trump for sowing chaos amid crises

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump in a speech from battleground state Pennsylvania on Monday of sowing chaos amid nationwide protests, pushing back on Republican assertions that...

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August 31, 2020
Feds to pay South Carolina $600M in plutonium removal deal

After years of legal disputes, officials with the U.S. Department of Energy and South Carolina have inked a $600 million settlement over the storage of plutonium at a former nuclear...

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August 31, 2020
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery fell 36 cents to $42.61 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell 53 cents to $45.28 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline...

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August 31, 2020
Horse racing leaders move to set national safety standards

Looking to halt doping scandals and horse deaths marring their sport, thoroughbred racing leaders Monday announced the launch of an integrity and safety authority to create national standards replacing the...

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August 31, 2020
Publix eliminates one-way aisles. Social distancing has become ‘routine,’ company says

Publix has discontinued its one-way aisles in stores where they are not required under local ordinance because of COVID-19. A Publix spokeswoman on Monday confirmed that the one-way aisles, designed...

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August 31, 2020
Cooper, lawmakers back before Supreme Court debating powers

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper sought again Monday the state Supreme Court's help to try to rein in the General Assembly's powers, this time over how federal block grants are...

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August 31, 2020
20 new sexual assault counts for adult film actor Ron Jeremy

Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl, authorities said. The charges come two...

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