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Former Chicago Ald. Willie Cochran to be sentenced today

4 days ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - A federal judge is expected to sentence former Chicago Ald. Willie Cochran. Back in March, Cochran pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and resigned as 20th Ward...
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Iran just took its boldest action yet against the nuclear deal to 'blackmail' US allies and isolate Trump

Iran just took its boldest action yet against the nuclear deal to 'blackmail' US allies and isolate Trump

7 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Iran took its boldest step yet in violation of the landmark Iran nuclear deal on Monday when it announced it will begin increasing its uranium stockpile. Experts say the move...
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Trump is threatening sanctions on Germany over its Russian gas pipeline, opening a new front in the trade war that the Kremlin calls 'blackmail'

Trump is threatening sanctions on Germany over its Russian gas pipeline, opening a new front in the trade war that the Kremlin calls 'blackmail'

11 days ago   |   Business Insider

President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on Germany to scrap the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia and boost its defence spending. Trump threatened to impose sanctions...
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Neymar, the world's most expensive soccer player, made an extraordinary 7-minute video last night in which he claims he is the target of an extortion scam

Neymar, the world's most expensive soccer player, made an extraordinary 7-minute video last night in which he claims he is the target of an extortion scam

22 days ago   |   Business Insider

Neymar exposed a series of personal Whatsapp chats on Instagram last night to deny an allegation that he raped a woman in a Paris hotel room. "I hope investigators read the...
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Building that economic wall: Trump's incoherent Mexico tariffs punish American consumers, do nothing to fix border crisis

23 days ago   |   NY Daily News

Incomprehensible: Thursday, President Trump announced 5% tariffs on products from Mexico beginning June 10, which will rise 5% each month until they hit 25% in October. The...
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Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to ripping off book money from porn star Stormy Daniels

27 days ago   |   CNBC   |   3 articles

Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty to a charge of ripping off about $300,000 in book sales belonging to a former legal client, porn star Stormy Daniels. He is due to be...
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Qualcomm shares rocked by antitrust ruling

1 month ago   |   Reuters

Shares of Qualcomm had their worst day in two years after a federal judge ruled the wireless technology company used its dominance to extort higher licensing payments and...
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Hackers Are Holding Baltimore Hostage: How They Struck and What's Next

1 month ago   |   NY Times

Two weeks ago, attackers seized parts of the computer systems that run the city's government. So far, it hasn't given in to ransom demands.
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Qualcomm shares rocked by antitrust ruling

1 month ago   |   Reuters

Shares of Qualcomm had their worst day in two years after a federal judge ruled the wireless technology company used its dominance to extort higher licensing payments and...
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Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

1 month ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   7 articles

NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged with ripping off porn star Stormy Daniels, the client who made him famous. The allegations against Avenatti were revealed...
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'There's bleach on me. They poured bleach on me': Chicago PD just released...

'There's bleach on me. They poured bleach on me': Chicago PD just released files and footage from the Jussie Smollett case

The Chicago Police Department released records and videos on Monday, related to the investigation into "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who police alleged organized an attack... Read more ...

GOP state senators in Oregon strike for 5th day over climate change bill

GOP state senators in Oregon strike for 5th day over climate change bill

The Oregon Senate is unable to conduct business for a fifth day because of a Republican boycott of the Legislature over major climate change legislation. Read more ...

United States Women's National Team concedes first goal of Women's World Cup...

United States Women's National Team concedes first goal of Women's World Cup to Spain on devastating howler

The United States Women's National Team conceded their first goal at the Women's World Cup on Monday. The goal came after a brutal defensive lapse from the American side, and... Read more ...

Divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue initially thought the team had died...

Divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue initially thought the team had died because the cave stank so badly of feces

On June 23, 2018, 12 Thai teens and their soccer coach were left stranded in Thuam Lung cave in Northern Thailand after monsoon waters blocked their way out. They ended up... Read more ...

Apple is making a big expansion into Seattle, with plans to put 2,000...

Apple is making a big expansion into Seattle, with plans to put 2,000 employees in two towers blocks away from Amazon's HQ

Apple announced its expansion in Seattle to a 650,000-square-foot office space by the end of 2019. Apple will increase its presence in Seattle to 2,000 employees over the next... Read more ...

Eldorado Resorts Buys Caesars For $17.3 Billion

Eldorado Resorts Buys Caesars For $17.3 Billion

To acquire the venerable Caesars name and properties, Eldorado will part with $7.2 billion in cash and around 77 million in stock shares. (Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty... Read more ...

Trump signs more sanctions punishing Iran after it shot down a US drone

Trump signs more sanctions punishing Iran after it shot down a US drone

President Donald Trump announced a series of new sanctions on Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei and other key officials. The sanctions come in the wake of the Iranian... Read more ...

Sensor Tower - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is no Pokémon Go-sized smash hit

Sensor Tower - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is no Pokémon Go-sized smash hit

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite made about $1.1 million and earned around 3 million installs during its first four days of availability. Read more ...

Simple economics show how Trump is beating up on Iran without firing a shot

Simple economics show how Trump is beating up on Iran without firing a shot

President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions targeted at Iran's top leadership and those thought responsible for downing a US drone flying near the... Read more ...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite blasts off with $1.1 million opening weekend

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite blasts off with $1.1 million opening weekend

That doesn't even include Japan and South Korea, two of the largest market it hasn't reached. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite blasted off with a $1.1 million debut this past... Read more ...