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Monsanto Squares Off With Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

Tuesday  00:29,   19 june 2018
bloomberg

Lee Johnson’s doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to testify in court that exposure to Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer caused his deadly cancer. But the 46-year-old is now first in line to go to trial against the agrochemical giant among[...]

Lava from Kilauea volcano is now hotter, more fluid

Tuesday  00:28,   19 june 2018
usatoday

Lava from Kilauea volcano is now hotter, more fluidThe 2100-degree lava is flowing together into a molten red river running 9 miles from the fissure into the ocean at Kapoho. The transition into fast-paced lava moving about 200 yards[...]

S.Korea, U.S. agree to suspend joint military drills scheduled for August -Yonhap

Tuesday  00:28,   19 june 2018
reuters

South Korea and the United States have agreed to delay a joint military exercise called the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian," South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday. The two countries were widely expected to announce the suspension[...]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $141 billion—here's how he became the world's richest man

Tuesday  00:21,   19 june 2018
cnbc

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is richer today than he has ever been before, according to the Forbes World's Billionaires list.This latest win for Bezos is just one of many he has enjoyed this[...]

Great white shark found dead on California beach; cause still a mystery

Tuesday  00:05,   19 june 2018
bnqt

A great white shark measuring nearly 9 feet was discovered dead on a beach Sunday in Aptos, Calif., and while the cause of death remains a mystery, the shark appears to have battled at least one sea lion recently before its demise. "The shark had[...]

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

Tuesday  00:05,   19 june 2018
msn

The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade[...]

Virginia jail says Manafort is not receiving 'special privileges'

Tuesday  00:05,   19 june 2018
thehill

Ted Hull, the superintendent at the Virginia jail where Paul Manafort is being held, said President Trump's former campaign chairman is not getting any "special privileges." Manafort was sent to the Northern Neck Regional Jail [...]

JetBlue founder reportedly preparing to launch new low-cost airline

Monday  23:37,   18 june 2018
cnbc

David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, is reportedly planning to launch a new low-cost U.S. airline.The founder of JetBlue is reportedly planning another low-cost U.S.[...]

Sears, Kmart stores ailing as CEO's hedge fund gets hundreds of millions

Monday  23:36,   18 june 2018
usatoday

As many Sears and Kmart stores appear to be on life support, CEO Edward Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, is getting $200 million to $220 million in annual loan payments while Sears has steadily lowered spending on its struggling stores. At [...]

Sources: Rudy Gay to decline player option with Spurs

Monday  23:36,   18 june 2018
mysanantonio

Rudy Gay will not opt into his player option with the Spurs worth $8.8 million for the 2018-19 season league sources tell the Express-News. More to comeRudy Gay will not opt into his player option with the Spurs worth $8.8 million for the 2018-19[...]

Saudi soccer team lands safely in Russia's Rostov after engine trouble

Monday  23:35,   18 june 2018
reuters

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said its national soccer team landed safely in Russiaafter what it described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines. Videos shared on social media appeared to show an aircraft that posters identified[...]

Kane clinches England victory with late header

Monday  23:35,   18 june 2018
msn

Harry Kane led England over Tunisia 2-1 on Monday.VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) -- Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday at the World[...]

'Something has to change': NYC cabbie group says after sixth suicide

Monday  23:35,   18 june 2018
nbcnews

"We are living in one of the wealthiest cities across this globe. How is it possible that you have professional workers that have been driven to suicide?"Load[...]

Emergency room doctor suspended after being caught on video mocking patient suffering anxiety attack: 'Are you dead, sir?'

Monday  23:26,   18 june 2018
nydailynews

An emergency room doctor in California has been suspended after she was caught on video mocking and cursing a patient who said he had an anxiety attack. The doctor, identified by the San Jose Mercury News as Beth Keegstra, was recorded on June 11[...]

Homeless musician provides soundtrack for Francis Scott Key park

Monday  23:26,   18 june 2018
latimes

The fingernails picking at the strings of the guitar are lined with black dirt. The arms are tattooed. Hard, calloused fingers move up and down the neck, connecting chords and filling the park with music. Pete Andersen ("That's Andersen with an[...]