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Cramer: Stay away from banks, other contaminated stocks to ride out the Turkish crisis

Tuesday  01:56,   14 august 2018

Jim Cramer says that the Turkish currency crisis could be a buying opportunity for smart investors, as long as they stay away from banks and other contaminated stocks."Do not buy anything that can possibly be related to Turkey, at least not at[...]
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Roquan Smith could make Bears debut vs. Broncos

Tuesday  01:56,   14 august 2018

Chicago Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith could make his NFL debut Saturday against the Denver BroncosBears' LB Roquan Smith could report to the team as early as tonight and, depending on his physical condition, could make his NFL debut Saturday[...]

Report: James Harden accused of 'roughing up' woman at nightclub

Tuesday  01:56,   14 august 2018

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is facing accusations that he "roughed up" a woman at a Scottsdale nightclub. According to TMZ Sports, the woman named Harden in a police report, though he has not yet been charged with any crime at[...]

New coalition plans 7-figure campaign aimed at Puerto Rican voters

Tuesday  01:30,   14 august 2018

The campaign also plans protests at Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower in September coinciding with the anniversary of Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto RicoIn recognition of the anniversary, a major protest is to take place at President Trump's[...]

Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone

Tuesday  01:11,   14 august 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be narrowing his focus on Roger Stone in his investigation into Russian interference in the election, prompting widespread speculation that the longtime adviser to President Trump is likely a target in the[...]

Sabathia headed to 10-day DL with right knee inflamation

Tuesday  01:10,   14 august 2018

CC Sabathia was placed on the the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, the Yankees announced Monday. One day after pitching six-innings of shutout ball, striking out seven Rangers Sunday, Sabathia was[...]

US reaps more than $1.4 billion from steel and aluminum tariffs, report finds

Tuesday  01:00,   14 august 2018

Trump has suggested the tariffs could have the added benefit of reducing the federal deficit, which rose $77 billion in July.The Congressional Research Service estimated that, between March 23 and July 16, the U.S. reaped $1.1 billion and $344.2[...]

Illinois megachurch paid $3.25M to settle lawsuits over child sex abuse by church volunteer

Tuesday  00:55,   14 august 2018

Willow Creek Community Church agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle lawsuits over the sexual abuse of two developmentally disabled boys by a church volunteer, court records show. The second and largest of the settlements, for $1.75 million,[...]

Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?

Tuesday  00:55,   14 august 2018

It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.As to the how, Omarosa was as coy as ever on Monday,[...]

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: report

Tuesday  00:35,   14 august 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday. There was no immediate confirmation of the[...]

What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?

Tuesday  00:35,   14 august 2018

Avital Ronell, a superstar professor, was found by N.Y.U. to have sexually harassed a male grad student. But his charges have met disbelief from some feminist scholars.The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell, a[...]

Kremlin 'pleased' with Helsinki summit, US and Western intelligence assesses

Tuesday  00:35,   14 august 2018

Russian officials were "pleased" with the Helsinki summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, US and Western intelligence agencies have found, according to two intelligence sources with knowledge of the assessments. The[...]

Colts sticking with Papa John’s

Tuesday  00:35,   14 august 2018

Not every NFL team is following the NFL’s lead in ending its relationship with pizza chain Papa John’s. According to the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have “decided to maintain a relationship” with Papa John’s. Per the report, the Colts believe that[...]

Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer pours more millions into mobilizing voters

Tuesday  00:31,   14 august 2018

The $10-million "Need to Vote" campaign brings Tom Steyer's investments in this election cycle to $120 million.The money will go toward television and digital advertising, direct mail and grassroots organizing efforts across the[...]

Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony -prosecutors

Tuesday  00:25,   14 august 2018

Five parents arrested on charges of abusing their 11 children at a New Mexico compound where a 12th child died under suspicious circumstances were due back in court on Monday for a hearing to decide whether they should remain jailed.TAOS, N.M., Aug[...]