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NOBLESVILLE, Ind | Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter



NOBLESVILLE, Ind | Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said.

Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the science teacher likely prevented even more injuries by confronting the shooter, who he said pulled out a gun and opened fire after walking in late while the class was taking a test.

“Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand and tackled him to the ground,” Stonebraker said.

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Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Micro Focus International plc & Lead Plaintiff Deadline



Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Micro Focus International plc & Lead Plaintiff Deadline

NEW YORK, NY– Attorney Advertising — Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Micro Focus International plc (“Micro Focus” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MFGP) and certain of its officers, on behalf of shareholders who purchased or otherwise acquired Micro Focus American Depository Shares (“ADSs”) pursuant or traceable to its Registration Statement and Prospectus (together, the “Offering Documents”) issued in connection with the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (“HPE”), and their subsidiaries, pursuant to which Micro Focus combined with the software business segment of HPE (the “Merger”). 

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NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest



NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
11:40 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him.

The film mogul carried three books under his arm as he surrendered at a New York City police station Friday.

One was “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” by Todd Purdum.

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WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower



WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president.

That’s according to a person familiar with the meeting held at Trump Tower in New York who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting publicly.

This person said the oligarch, billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, met with Cohen for about 20 minutes in Cohen’s office.

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Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Recro Pharma, Inc



Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Recro Pharma, Inc

NEW YORK, NY– Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Recro Pharma, Inc. (“Recro” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: REPH). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.

The investigation concerns whether Recro and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

On May 24, 2018, Recro announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) had declined to approve Recro’s New Drug Application for the non-opioid pain relief treatment IV meloxicam. 

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal could trigger dangerous instability and raise new threats for Israel if Tehran resumes a full-fledged nuclear program.

“We can’t sort things out with North Korea. Do we want another problem on the same scale?” Putin asked at a business forum.

The Russian leader said the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 agreement came even as the international nuclear watchdog confirmed that Tehran was fulfilling its obligations.

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NEW YORK | Oil prices fall sharply, pulling energy companies with them



NEW YORK | Oil prices fall sharply, pulling energy companies with them

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs. Overall, major market indexes are mostly lower. Another decline in bond yields is hurting banks but helping dividend-payers like household goods makers. Gap is plunging after it had a weak first quarter as its namesake brand continued to struggle.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index slid 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,720 as of 1 p.m.

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UNITED NATIONS | UN says issues ‘narrowed’ over Greece-Macedonia name dispute



UNITED NATIONS | UN says issues ‘narrowed’ over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s name says the issues “have been narrowed” and both sides are determined to reach an agreement.

Matthew Nimetz told reporters Friday that talks “have been intensified considerably” after two days of meetings with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Macedonia Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. He said the ministers are heading to Brussels and will continue their dialogue there.

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Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 24.6 Percent in April; Single-Family Home Transactions Also Rise



Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 24.6 Percent in April; Single-Family Home Transactions Also Rise

MIAMI/ May 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Miami’s existing condominium market posted its best April in three years as condo transactions jumped 24.6 percent and condo dollar volume surged 40.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami single-family home sales and residential prices rose.

Miami-Dade County posted 1,384 existing condo transactions in April 2018, up 24.6 percent from 1,111 the year before.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest



GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Health Ministry says dozens of Palestinians were hurt along the border with Israel.

It said most of the 86 people injured Friday were treated for tear gas inhalation while some sustained gunshot wounds.

Israel’s military said Palestinians tried to damage the border fence, rolled burning tires and threw an explosive device at soldiers.

It said troops responded with tear gas and live fire.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C | Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf



ASHEVILLE, N.C | Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and emotional abuse at the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported in September that authorities were looking into the unemployment dealings of congregants and their businesses.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C | 2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges



ASHEVILLE, N.C | 2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

As part of an ongoing investigation into physical and emotional abuse at the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported in September that authorities were looking into the unemployment dealings of congregants and their businesses.

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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala | Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67



MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala | Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died.

The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67.

Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s and ’80s, playing on albums by Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and others. He played drums on “Family Tradition,” the breakthrough 1979 album of Hank Williams Jr.

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MONACO | Leclerc carries memories of his father & Bianchi at Monaco



MONACO | Leclerc carries memories of his father & Bianchi at Monaco

MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi.

The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in 1994.

“I have been waiting for this moment since I was a child,” Leclerc said.

He knows the track’s sinewy streets off by heart, walking along them countless times growing up in the tiny Principality.

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HOUSTON | Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury



HOUSTON | Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury.

Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Houston’s win over the Warriors on Thursday night. The win gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Rockets say Paul’s strained right hamstring will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston following Game 6.

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Infographic: Home of the Brave – A Look at Active Military and Veteran Homeownership



Infographic: Home of the Brave – A Look at Active Military and Veteran Homeownership

WASHINGTON/ May 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Differences in household composition and financing options incentivize homebuying demand for veteran and active military, according to the 2018 Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile, which evaluated the differences of recent active-service and veteran home buyers and sellers to those who have never served.

The results revealed quite a few contrasts between active-service military buyers and buyers who have never served. At a median age of 34 years old, the typical active-service buyer was a lot younger than non-military buyers (42 years old) and was more likely to be married and have multiple children living in their household.

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WASHINGTON | House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen



WASHINGTON | House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen.

By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019 defense authorization bill. The amendment was sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat of California.

It’s unclear whether the measure will be included in the final defense bill.

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WASHINGTON | Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans



WASHINGTON | Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments.

Legislative director Marc Short says Trump will also soon sign a bill giving veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense.

Short held a conference call on Friday to highlight aspects of Trump’s legislative agenda that are moving forward. On Thursday, Trump signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints the government imposed on some banks following the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession.

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VIENNA | Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout



VIENNA | Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington’s threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran, a senior Iranian official said Friday.

“We are still complying but we have not decided whether to yet to stay in the deal or not,” the official told a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity.

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VINALHAVEN, Maine | Robert Indiana’s home, studio to be transformed into museum



VINALHAVEN, Maine | Robert Indiana’s home, studio to be transformed into museum

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Reclusive pop artist Robert Indiana didn’t open his island home to many strangers. That’s going to change with his death.

Indiana’s will calls for his Maine home and studio to be transformed into a museum and for his collection to be preserved and open to the public.

His attorney, James Brannan, filed the will in probate court on Friday in Rockland.

Indiana, whose “LOVE” series is instantly recognizable around the world, died on May 29 from respiratory failure at his Vinalhaven Island home.

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Sales of single-family homes down in April



Sales of single-family homes down in April

WARWICK, R.I./May 25, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Rhode Island home prices continue to rise as the number homes on the market declines.

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday that the median price of a single-family home in the state was up 10 percent in April when compared to the year-ago month, while there was a 9 percent drop in inventory year over year.

Realtors President Joe Luca says the lack of inventory is hindering sales but the supply of homes on the market has been rising since the beginning of the year.

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NEW YORK | Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo



NEW YORK | Weinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeToo

NEW YORK (AP) — Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

Seven months after the allegations destroyed his career and catalyzed the #MeToo movement, the once-powerhouse movie producer turned himself in to face the charges, which stem from encounters with two of the dozens who have accused him of sexual misdeeds ranging from harassment to assault.

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NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Elated’: Reaction from a Weinstein accuser



NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Elated’: Reaction from a Weinstein accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
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A woman who says Harvey Weinstein subjected her to unwanted groping and kissing in 1991 says she’s thrilled at his arrest Friday on sex charges involving two other women.

But Louise Godbold predicts the movie mogul will now “play hard and dirty.”

Godbold tells The Associated Press her cell phone lit up Friday with messages from other Weinstein accusers.

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MILWAUKEE | Bucks player says he tried to stay calm during arrest



MILWAUKEE | Bucks player says he tried to stay calm during arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation.

In an interview aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks player says police pinned him down and held his hands behind his back then used a Taser on him outside a Walgreens store Jan. 26.

An officer approached Brown for illegal parking, called for backup and six squads responded.

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Still bad: 71-year-old Ilie Nastase arrested twice in a day



BUCHAREST, Romania | Still bad: 71-year-old Ilie Nastase arrested twice in a day

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former tennis player Ilie Nastase was arrested twice in the space of six hours in his native Romania on Friday, first on suspicion of driving a car while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for going through a red light on a scooter.

Nastase had a level of 0.55 mg of alcohol per liter of breath, Bucharest chief police traffic officer Victor Gilceava said, far enough over the legal limit to face a maximum five-year prison sentence.

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WASHINGTON | Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’



WASHINGTON | Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track.

“Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts about his own negotiating tactics and skill.

The president, commenting as he left the White House for a commencement speech, said it was even possible the summit could take place on the originally planned June 12 date.

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WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks



WASHINGTON  | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members.

With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On Friday, he lumped his grievances against them into a tweet:

“Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea.

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NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein attorney: He’ll be exonerated



NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein attorney: He’ll be exonerated

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
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A lawyer representing one of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims called his arraignment on criminal charges “an emotional moment.”

Attorney Carrie Goldberg represents former actress Lucia Evans, who says Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex in his office in 2004.

Weinstein was charged Friday with attacking Evans and raping another, unidentified woman at a hotel in 2013.

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Top 10 Celebrity Real Estate News – Shaquille O’Neal’s Florida Mansion Is For Sale



Top 10 Celebrity Real Estate News – Shaquille O’Neal’s Florida Mansion Is For Sale

POMPANO BEACH, Fla./ May 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –“Big Price On Shaq’s Big Florida House”
Pro basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has put his 28-room lakefront mansion near Orlando on the market at $28 million. A longtime Orlando-area resident shortly after he was the #1 overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, Shaq played for the Magic from 1992 to 1996 before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers for $121 million. At the end of the contract he returned to Florida in 2004 to play for the Miami Heat, then played for several other teams before retiring in 2011.

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VATICAN CITY | Correction: Vatican-Priest Shortage story



VATICAN CITY  | Correction: Vatican-Priest Shortage story

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story May 21 about the shortage of Catholic priests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the number of Catholics rose from 1.27 million to 1.29 million between 2014 and 2015. The number of Catholics rose in that period from 1.27 billion to 1.29 billion, according to Vatican statistics.

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Pope laments ‘hemorrhaging’ of priests and nuns in Europe
Pope Francis alarmed by “hemorrhaging” of priests and nuns seen in Europe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis voiced alarm Monday at the “hemorrhaging” of nuns and priests in Italy and Europe, saying God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service.

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NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies keep falling; US stocks dip



NEW YORK | Oil prices and energy companies keep falling; US stocks dip

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are sinking again Friday morning on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Overall U.S. stocks are slightly lower again as falling bond yields put pressure on banks, even as they help dividend-payers like household goods makers. Gap is tumbling after it had a weak first quarter as its namesake brand continued to struggle.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index slid 8 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,719 as of 9:52 a.m.

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NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren’t supported by evidence



NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren’t supported by evidence

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein leaves court; his lawyer says sex assault charges aren’t supported by evidence.

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NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges; will post $1 million bail and wear electronic monitor



NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges; will post $1 million bail and wear electronic monitor

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, sex assault charges; will post $1 million bail and wear electronic monitor.

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LONDON | London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker



LONDON | London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker

LONDON (AP) — London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department.

Cybercrime detectives seized the bitcoin from Grant West, 26, who was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison Friday for attacking some 100 companies worldwide, largely using ‘phishing’ email scams to obtain the financial data.

Once he obtained the data, West would then sell the material to market places on the dark web and convert his profits into bitcoin.

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MONACO | Women back on the grid at Monaco GP, but in a different role



MONACO | Women back on the grid at Monaco GP, but in a different role

MONACO (AP) — Women will make a return of sorts to the Formula One grid at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, although not in the previous “grid girls” role now discarded.

Instead of women standing in front of each car, holding up the driver’s race number, men and women representing watchmaker Tag Heuer will take photos of the drivers for social media purposes.

There will be a man and a woman for each driver and they will also report fans’ comments back to drivers.

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WASHINGTON | Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed



WASHINGTON | Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed’s independence from political pressure is key in enabling the central bank to fight inflation, stabilize the economy, and regulate the financial system.

His remarks Friday come after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who President Donald Trump interviewed for the chairman post, said in an interview earlier this month with Politico that Trump did not appear to view the Fed as an independent body.

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NEBRASKA | Gov. Ricketts Hosts Special Adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Abe



NEBRASKA | Gov. Ricketts Hosts Special Adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the State Capitol. The meeting comes in advance of the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.–Japan Association Conference, which will be held in Omaha in September.

“Nebraska and Japan have a long tradition of building strong partnerships, which has created a mutually beneficial relationship,” said Governor Ricketts. “Our shared values underlie the success of these partnerships—family, hard work, and innovation. 

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WASHINGTON | Fed Chair Powell highlights importance of independent Fed



WASHINGTON | Fed Chair Powell highlights importance of independent Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed’s independence from political pressure plays a key role in enabling the central bank to fight inflation, stabilize the economy, and regulate the financial system.

His remarks Friday come after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who President Donald Trump interviewed for the chairman post, said in an interview with Politico that Trump did not appear to view the Fed as an independent body.

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NCBAC Announces New Enhancements for CRTS(tm) Course Aimed at Helping Seniors Downsize Their Homes



NCBAC Announces New Enhancements for CRTS(tm) Course Aimed at Helping Seniors Downsize Their Homes

CHICAGO/ May 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — With over 10,000 people a day turning 65, Americans throughout the country are facing the need to change their living situations. Children have grown and gone and family homes are often too large and expensive to maintain. In other situations, a serious illness or even death of a spouse necessitates a move.

The CRTS™ course – Certified Relocation Transition Specialist – is a comprehensive 18 module course that systematically trains professionals to guide seniors through the process.

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BENGHAZI, Libya | Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7



BENGHAZI, Libya | Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.

The blast, the latest to rock Libya’s second-largest city, took place on a commercial street full of people behind the city’s largest hotel, Tibesti, said Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for the military and police forces in Benghazi.

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NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein emerges from police station smiling, in handcuffs, taken to court to face rape and sex assault charges



NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein emerges from police station smiling, in handcuffs, taken to court to face rape and sex assault charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein emerges from police station smiling, in handcuffs, taken to court to face rape and sex assault charges.

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NORTH CAROLINA | State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders



NORTH CAROLINA | State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders

The state Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment periods for two draft consent orders that will establish agreements for Duke Energy to drain coal ash ponds more quickly at the company’s Buck, Belews Creek, Mayo and Roxboro facilities.  The consent orders will allow the utility to close out the impoundments earlier than the deadline that is required by the state Coal Ash Management Act.

Copies of the draft consent orders and related documents are available on the department’s website at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-permits/wastewater-branch/npdes-wastewater-permits. 

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NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape, criminal sex act charges



NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape, criminal sex act charges

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday on rape, criminal sex act and other charges from encounters with two women, police said Friday as the former movie mogul faced the first criminal case stemming from misconduct claims that scores of women made against him.

Seven months after the allegations destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning known as the #MeToo movement, Weinstein, 66, left a Manhattan police station in handcuffs, with a strained smile, to head to court for arraignment.

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NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein heads to court in handcuffs



NEW YORK | The Latest: Weinstein heads to court in handcuffs

NEW YORK — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein has left a police station in handcuffs to head to court to face rape, criminal sex act and other charges.

The movie mogul had a strained smile on his face Friday as he headed to a black SUV to be driven to a Manhattan court. He had turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday.

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WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in April



WASHINGTON  | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in April amid weaker demand for aircraft. But a key category that tracks business investment rose after sliding in March — a sign of health for American industry.

The Commerce Department says U.S. orders for durable goods — manufactured items from washing machines to battleships that are meant to last at least three years — fell 1.7 percent from March. The figure was pushed down by a 29 percent plunge in orders for civilian aircraft.

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WASHINGTON | Trump welcomes NK ‘warm’ response to canceled summit



WASHINGTON | Trump welcomes NK ‘warm’ response to canceled summit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed North Korea’s statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. He called the North’s reaction “warm and productive” and expressed hope for “long and enduring prosperity and peace.”

Trump tweeted Friday morning, a day after he withdrew from the June 12 summit. In a letter to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, Trump had blamed “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang, but held out hope that the meeting could happen.

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NEW YORK  | Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to face sex crime charges



NEW YORK  | Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to face sex crime charges

NEW YORK  — Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police Friday morning to face the first criminal charges to be filed against him after months of misconduct allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning known as the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein, 66, stepped from a black SUV wearing a blazer and carrying books under his arm, and lumbered into a Manhattan police station before a crowd of news cameras.

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New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals



New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

NEW ORLEANS/May 25, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway.

Council member Kristin Palmer’s measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-term visitors for as much as 90 days a year. It imposes a nine-month moratorium on licenses for such rentals — including renewals of existing annual licenses— while a study is made of the effects of short-term rentals.

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WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump says NKorea statement on talks ‘good news’



WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Trump says NKorea statement on talks ‘good news’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):

8:23 a.m.

President Donald Trump says North Korea’s latest statement on nuclear talks is “good news” and that “we will soon see where it will lead.”

The North Korean government on Friday said it is still “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks “at any time, at any format.” The statement was issued in response to Trump’s abrupt cancellation of the June summit between the two countries in the U.S.

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NEW YORK  | The Latest: AP source: Weinstein charges to include rape



NEW YORK  | The Latest: AP source: Weinstein charges to include rape

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):

8:20 a.m.

A law enforcement official says Harvey Weinstein will face criminal sex act and rape charges in a New York court.

The official says the film producer will be charged with committing a criminal sex act in a 2004 encounter with an aspiring actress who told a magazine he forced her to perform oral sex.

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