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MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup



MOSCOW (AP) — Banned by FIFA, Sepp Blatter was back at the World Cup on Tuesday expecting to see two games and hopefully Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The former FIFA president landed in Moscow to fulfil a two-year-old invitation from the host nation’s leader. Both did essential work to help ensure Russia won the tournament hosting rights eight years ago.

“I am the guest of the organizing committee, but they will make an arrangement to see the president if it were possible,” Blatter told reporters at a five-star hotel in central Moscow, adding a meeting with Putin “has not yet been fixed.”

“But I am a guest.

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WASHINGTON | New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but awith parents



WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

House GOP leaders are revising their legislation amid a public outcry over President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal crossings. The change would loosen rules that now limit the amount of time minors can be held to 20 days, according to a GOP source familiar with the measure.

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WASHINGTON | Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee



WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware are calling on the Trump administration to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his “lack of empathy” for immigrants.

The senators oppose Ronald Mortensen’s nomination for assistant secretary of state for Population, Refugees and Migration. They’re telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that Mortensen has “spread misinformation about immigrants” and showed “a lack of empathy for innocent men, women, and children fleeing violence and oppression.”

They say his nomination “sends a chilling message” to persecuted people worldwide.

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Texas News: Citizen of Mexico, Arana Ricardo Leon Cepeda Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking and Immigration Offenses



Houston, Texas – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ONEL ARANA-GERVACIO, also known as “Arana Ricardo Leon Cepeda,” 44, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Houston, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment for heroin trafficking and immigration offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 21, 2016, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama conducted a motor vehicle stop of a car hauler that was carrying a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

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DETROIT | Business leaders speak out against child separation policy



DETROIT (AP) — Business leaders are condemning the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally.

The Business Roundtable, a lobbying group that includes the CEOs of Walmart Inc., General Motors Co., Boeing Co. and Mastercard Inc., released a statement Tuesday urging the immediate end to the policy.

“This practice is cruel and contrary to American values,” said Chuck Robbins, the chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.

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South Carolina News: Sumter Man, Leandre Budden Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Violations



Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson sentenced Leandre Budden, a/k/a “Bubba,” age 35, to 235 months of incarceration as a result of his conviction for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Quantities of Cocaine and Crack Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

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WICHITA, Kan | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters.

The complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas alleges “reckless maintenance” of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, which compares voter registration lists among participating states to look for duplicates.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. | Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop



LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer’s neck.

Lawrence attorney Sarah Swain apologized amid the resignation call from her party. The Kansas State Troopers Association and other police groups also criticized her, saying the poster promotes violence against police officers.

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Idaho News: Washington Man, Harley Lee Howell Pleads Guilty for Traveling to Idaho to Have Sex with a Minor



COEUR D’ALENE,Idaho – Harley Lee Howell, III, 35, of Colville, Washington, pleaded guilty yesterday to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Howell was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on September 14, 2017.

According to court records, on August 25, 2017, Howell initiated a chat with an undercover federal Homeland Security Investigations agent posing as a fifteen-year old minor. 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit



SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry.

The legislation would require feature film and television projects that apply for the credits, which are assigned based on jobs created, to report diversity statistics to the state and designate people to handle misconduct claims.

The revised tax credit program, worth as much as $330 million a year, would also require applicants to submit their policy prohibiting harassment and retaliation.

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Verginia News: NORFOLK, Two Men Sentenced for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy



NORFOLK, Va. – Two Portsmouth men were sentenced yesterday to a combined 26 years in prison for their involvement in a massive heroin and crack cocaine conspiracy in Hampton Roads.

According to court documents, Antonio Brown, aka “Tony Legal,” 42, was a lieutenant in the drug trafficking organization, and Roman Hurdle, aka “Rome,” 38, was Brown’s driver and crack manufacturer, or “cook.” The men were part of a massive heroin and crack cocaine drug-trafficking conspiracy which included at least 10 participants.

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NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser



NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has canceled plans to raise money for the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Trump Jr. decided to withdraw from a fundraiser for Texas land commissioner George P. Bush in New York City next week. That was after Jeb Bush criticized President Donald Trump for separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

That’s according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

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MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup



MOSCOW (AP) — Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Blatter posed for photographs with fans from Mexico and Portugal on his arrival Tuesday at a five-star downtown hotel. The 82-year-old Blatter is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule.

But the FIFA ban doesn’t prevent him from attending games and he’s expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium.

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LOS ANGELES | Metal singer jailed in wife’s murder plot back with band



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.

Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired band As I Lay Dying performed together Saturday for the first time since May 2013. That’s when Lambesis was arrested after an undercover agent recorded him saying he wanted his wife killed.

Prosecutors said Lambesis gave the agent $1,000 in cash and instructions on how to kill Meggan Lambesis, including her photo, address and security gate code.

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Iowa News: Zwingle Man, Cody Richey with 24 Adult Criminal Convictions Sentenced to Federal Prison for Wire Fraud



Fraud Scammed More Than 250 Victims Out of More Than $750,000
Zwingle, Iowa – A Dubuque area man who participated in a fraud that victimized more than 250 elderly victims across the United States was sentenced today to nearly five years in prison.

Evidence at the sentencing hearing and prior court hearings in related cases showed that Cody Richey, age 27, from Zwingle, Iowa, was involved in a scheme to defraud victims, who were generally elderly, around the country.

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WASHINGTON |US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to announce Tuesday its departure from the United Nations’ main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the verdict on the U.N. Human Rights Council in a joint appearance at the State Department, according to four officials familiar with the matter.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision, the specifics of which are to be laid out by Haley.

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NAR Applauds Rule Making Realtors® Eligible to Participate in Association Heath Plans



WASHINGTON/ June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered coverage through a spouse, the current source of coverage for roughly 40 percent of Realtors®.

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement:

“After years of advocating for independent contractors’ right to pursue coverage through association health plans, NAR welcomes today’s Department of Labor ruling.

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MOSCOW | Russian energy company’s manager arrested on spying charges



MOSCOW (AP) — A top manager of a state-controlled Russian energy company has been arrested on spying charges, a Moscow court said Tuesday.

The Lefortovo District Court announced that Karina Tsurcan has been put in custody on charges of espionage, but wouldn’t give further details. The court hearing was held Friday.

Russian news agencies said that Tsurkan is a member of the management board of Inter RAO, an energy holding dealing with electric power supply and heat generation that has assets in Russia and other nations.

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HELENA, Mon | Zinke foundation in Montana land deal with Halliburton head



HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that has business with the Interior Department.

Politico first reported the Zinkes’ dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar for a planned commercial development in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana.

The charitable foundation created by Zinke and run by his wife, Lola, is allowing a company co-owned by Lesar and his family to use a portion of its land as a parking lot for the development.

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NEW YORK | The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows



NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening there.

It’s the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings.

John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have donated and raised $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card



VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team’s opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn’t the fastest in the tournament’s history.

That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown a red card against Scotland at the 1986 World Cup inside the first minute.

Still, Sanchez is second in the all-time list and his dismissal means there are now three players in the history of the World Cup who have been sent off inside the first 10 minutes.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mexico condemns family separations at border



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local):
12:35 p.m.

The Mexican government is condemning the separation of children from families on the U.S. border.

Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray says at a news conference Tuesday that the country does not promote illegal migration, but it “cannot remain indifferent in the face of something that clearly represents a violation of human rights.”
He calls the policy “cruel and inhumane.”

Videgaray says the Mexican government has been providing consular support since the policy was announced.

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NEW YORK | Fresh US-China trade threats sink global stock markets



NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets skidded Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate, bringing tensions between the world’s two largest economies closer to a boil.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 292 points, or 1.2 percent. Major stock indexes in Asia and Europe also took sharp losses. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 2.8 percent.

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BERLIN | German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget



BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues.
The announcement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron came after a meeting in Berlin to coordinate the two major powers’ positions on the future of the European Union ahead of next week’s EU summit.

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Bloomberg Tax Introduces New ASC 606 Solution to Help Companies Navigate Complex Revenue Recognition



ARLINGTON, Va./ June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Bloomberg Tax today announced a new SaaS technology solution supporting the ASC 606 revenue recognition standard. Leveraging software on its AdvantageTM platform, Bloomberg Tax’s Technology group introduced the ASC 606 solution to help companies comply by automating revenue recognition processes to increase efficiency and productivity.

The ASC 606 standard provides companies with a uniform framework for recognizing contract revenue. Public companies have to comply with the ASC 606 standard for annual reporting periods after December 15, 2017, but private companies will have to comply after December 15, 2018.

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla | Deputies search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying



DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies were searching for suspects Tuesday after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver’s seat of a luxury electric sports car.

The 20-year-old rising star, who pronounced his stage name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN” and whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.

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Home Bay is Expanding to Arizona and Virginia, Continuing its Nationwide Growth



SAN DIEGO/June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Home Bay, a technology-driven real estate company, is expanding to Arizona and Virginia, bringing its presence to eight states, including California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida. With Home Bay, Arizona and Virginia consumers will be able to buy and sell homes without paying commissions.

Along with a team of top licensed real estate agents, Home Bay’s technology platform expedites each transaction, saving consumers an average of $16,000.

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MILWAUKEE | Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest



MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation.

Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court.
Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on Jan.

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MOSCOW | Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow



MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say that $800,000 worth of valuables have been stolen from Colombian singer Maluma’s hotel room in Moscow while he’s visiting Russia to support the Colombia team at the World Cup.

Russian news reports quoted local police as saying that the stolen items included a variety of luxury watches, numerous pieces of jewelry and other belongings. They said a thief apparently got into Maluma’s room posing as his guest while the singer was absent.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: China ‘underestimated’ Trump, a key adviser says



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local):
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The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing “may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump” by refusing to meet U.S. demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against American trade sanctions.

Navarro, known for his hard-line approach to China, still says the U.S. is open to talks to resolve the dispute before it imposes tariffs on up to $450 billion in Chinese products.

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal



BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A human rights group is criticizing a phone tapping agreement between Romania’s intelligence agency and the high court, saying it exposes ordinary citizens to potential abuse.

The court, prosecutors and the Romanian Intelligence Service signed a secret protocol in 2009 in which the agency promised to provide technical infrastructure for prosecutors and protect classified data obtained from legal phone and electronic tapping. The agreement was published Monday.

The Human Rights in Romania-Helsinki Committee Association criticized the deal Tuesday, saying close links between the courts and intelligence agents could lead to civil rights’ abuses.

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Montana News: Montana DOJ Announces New Webpage And Hotline For Sexual Assault Survivors



HELENA, MT – As part of its Sex Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), the Montana Department of Justice has developed a new webpage and hotline for survivors of sexual assault.  Both the webpage and the hotline were designed to make it easier for sexual assault survivors to connect with the resources and support they need to heal.

The webpage, featuring a video message from Attorney General Tim Fox, can be found at www.dojmt.gov/SAKI.

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MOSCOW | Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports



MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.

Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement on Tuesday that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade Organization’s rules to compensate for damage incurred by the U.S. tariffs.

Oreshkin said that additional tariffs will be applied to a range of U.S. imports, but he declined to immediately name them.

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APNewsBreak: Verizon to end location data sales to brokers



Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned.

It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent.

Verizon, the nation’s largest mobile carrier measured by subscribers, said that about 75 companies have obtained its customer data from two little-known California-based brokers that it supplies directly — LocationSmart and Zumigo.

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LONDON | Tributes paid to 3 London graffiti artists killed by a train



LONDON (AP) — Members of London’s street art scene are mourning three graffiti artists who died after being hit by a train.

Flowers and cans of spray paint were left Tuesday outside Loughborough Junction station in south London, near the site of the accident. On social media, friends paid tribute to the trio, who used the tags Kbag, Lover and Trip.

Police say the bodies of three men aged 19, 23 and 23 were found on the rail line Monday morning.

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CRG to Break Ground on Multifamily Building in Historic Uptown Neighborhood



CHICAGO/ June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — CRG, Clayco’s real estate development group, is breaking ground to develop a multifamily apartment building in Chicago’s historic Uptown neighborhood at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Wilson Avenue. The development is located two blocks from the Red Line Wilson Stop at 4555 North Sheridan Road and a ground-breaking ceremony will take place today at 11:00 a.m. CST. Construction will proceed throughout the next year, with delivery of the building and occupancy planned for July 2019.

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SARANSK, Russia | Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup



SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who thought Shinji Okazaki’s lack of fitness left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup.

Oasko’s gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda’s corner kick lifted Japan to a surprising 2-1 victory over the Colombians on Tuesday.

Osako won a bouncing ball to begin an early sequence that led to a penalty, put Colombia a man down and gave Japan a 1-0 lead when Shinji Kagawa converted from the spot.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Attorneys general demand family separation stop



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
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Democratic attorneys general are demanding the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to Massachusetts sent a letter Tuesday to U.S.

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The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data through intermediaries



The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data through intermediaries

AP () — — The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data through intermediaries.

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LONDON | Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to 2nd child



LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl.

Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the baby is the second child of Zara and Mike Tindall, a former English rugby player.

The baby was born Monday and has not yet been named. The palace said the baby weighs nine pounds three ounces (4.2 kilograms).
The palace says the queen and other senior royals are “delighted with the news.”

The baby is the seventh great-grandchild of Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip.

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LANSING, Mich. | 123 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler



LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by 123 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school.

The women and girls issued their joint statement three days before the board of trustees’ next meeting and after a week in which demands for Engler’s resignation reached a fever pitch.

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The Commercial Real Estate Lending Revolution Begins



BOISE, Idaho/ June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The LendingCoin, located in Boise, Idaho, will solidify a prominent and historic position in the banking and finance world. The LendingCoin will be the first investment firm to refinance a commercial real estate property using Blockchain Technology. This will be the first ever blockchain recorded lending transaction with a cryptocurrency that is backed by real estate. Dave, owner of La Vie Nail Spa, who is refinancing his property on the corner of Overland and Cloverdale, commented, “This is an exciting time for all of us.

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LOS ANGELES | Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine’s 10th anniversary Body Issue.

The issue hits newsstands on June 29.

Joining them are Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, Bird’s Seattle Storm teammate Breanna Stewart, U.S.

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MOSCOW | The Latest: James Rodriguez makes belated start for Colombia



MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):
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Colombia’s star midfielder James Rodriguez, the top goal scorer of the 2014 World Cup, has been brought into the match against Japan after 59 minutes.

Quintero scored Colombia’s goal in the 39th minute after a low free kick that beat Japan goalie Eiji Kawashima.

Japan opened the score at 6 minutes with Shinji Kagawa from the penalty spot.

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Retirement Planning: 3 Affordable Cities in the South of France—Internationalliving.com



BALTIMORE/ JUNE 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — “France offers retirees an excellent quality of life,” says International Living Executive Editor, Jennifer Stevens. “But what most people don’t realize is that it can be remarkably affordable, too. Yes, Paris is expensive—as are many big cities. But a retired couple can live well in the South of France for less than $30,000 a year. And life there, of course, comes with excellent food and wine, sunny days, a culture that celebrates the arts, and a wonderfully easy pace of living.”

The report delves into three southern French cities—Bordeaux, Montpellier and Pau—each offering a different appeal.

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SOCHI, Russia  | Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup



SOCHI, Russia  — With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho.

The Barcelona playmaker has already delivered with an outstanding goal in the opener against Switzerland as Neymar was stymied by tough defending and poor fitness. And with the team’s top star not expected to be at his best again for the game against Costa Rica on Friday, it will be up to Coutinho to step forward and try to lead the five-time world champions.

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Property Management Inc. Adds 26 New Franchise Locations in First Half of 2018



LEHI, Utah/ June 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — There is no slowdown in sight for franchisor Property Management Inc. (PMI) as owners and employees of 26 new PMI franchise locations completed the PMI training program in the first half of the year. The PMI property management training program centers on PMI’s proven system that gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to successfully operate and grow their own property management business.
“The strength of the PMI network comes from giving property managers a strong foundation that allows them to adapt to serve the needs of their local markets,” said Randall Henderson, PMI Executive Director of Training.

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VIENNA | OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production level



VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy.

The officials were gathering Tuesday ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a non-OPEC country that has cooperated with the cartel to limit production since late 2016.

Analysts expect the group to discuss an increase in production of about 1 million barrels a day, ending the output cut agreed on in 2016.

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MOSCOW | The Latest: Colombia vs Japan is 1-1 after dramatic 1st half



MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):
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It’s 1-1 in the World Cup game between Colombia and Japan after a dramatic first half. Japan defied expectations by taking an early lead over vaunted Colombia, which managed to equalize in the 39th despite being a man down since the opening three minutes.

Juan Quintero’s rolling but well-place free kick from just outside the penalty area sneaked inside the post, just past the outstretched hand of diving Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

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Leading National Real Estate Investing Event Coming to Southern California in July



KANSAS CITY, MO. /JUNE 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –Think Realty will hold a Conference and Expo, July 14 and 15, at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum. The event will focus on technology and innovation in real estate investing while also featuring real estate industry pros, educational breakout sessions on topics relevant to the investor, panel discussions, valuable networking opportunities and the latest industry tools. Tickets are $85 and include Saturday lunch. More information, a full agenda with session descriptions, speakers and tickets are available at https://thinkrealty.com/tr-events/irvine/.

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