• Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit
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    Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

    MINNEAPOLIS — A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.The St. Paul-based

  • Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses
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    Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

    HELENA, Mont. — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor to Gov

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    Wisconsin coroner: 6 killed in rural house fire

    PICKEREL, Wis. — Authorities in Wisconsin say six people have died in a house fire in the northeastern part of the state.Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadlick says two adults and four children died in the fire Tuesday in the small town of Pickerel. Shadlick says two others escaped the blaze.WSAW-TV

  • North Dakota abortion clinic files federal suit over 2 laws
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    North Dakota abortion clinic files federal suit over 2 laws

    FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota's sole abortion clinic filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over two state laws it believes forces doctors to lie, including one measure passed this year requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts.The

  • Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary
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    Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

    LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of fans gathered around the grave of Michael Jackson to honour his memory on Tuesday's 10th anniversary of his death, while the late King of Pop's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity."Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary

  • Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties
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    Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the outlook for the U.S. economy has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates.Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations

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    Bomb blast kills four Iraqi federal police officers: security sources

    Four Iraqi federal police officers were killed on Tuesday after a bomb went off southwest of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, two security sources told Reuters. The blast took place near the village of Habat, which lies about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, on the border between Rashad and Daquq districts

  • Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl
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    Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

    NEW YORK — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club."Not guilty, sir, honour," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state

  • U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence
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    U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence

    A top U.S. State Department official who deals with Sudan said on Tuesday that Washington was considering all options, including possible sanctions, if there was more violence after a deadly assault on protesters in Khartoum early this month. "We're looking at all options, including sanctions

  • Negotiations stall as Spain's acting PM Sanchez seeks support for swearing-in
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    Negotiations stall as Spain's acting PM Sanchez seeks support for swearing-in

    Negotiations to form a government in Spain stalled on Tuesday as the leftist Podemos party and acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists said they remained at odds, raising the possibility of repeat elections two months after an inconclusive vote. Sanchez's Socialists won April elections

  • Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti
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    Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti.The Winston-Salem Journal reports the rapper, whose legal name is Mario Mims, appeared in court Monday asking for the decision to be vacated.Singer Young Fletcher's manager Michael

  • South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.
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    South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.

    Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on Tuesday and said they had brought a complaint to the United Nations. Yumna Desai, a former English teacher at the University of Ha'il in northern Saudi Arabia, said she had been held

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    Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited immigrants

    SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay.The hotel misused a type of visa

  • Brazil Supreme Court justices weigh appeal to free Lula
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    Brazil Supreme Court justices weigh appeal to free Lula

    BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial. The leftist Lula was Brazil's

  • Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee
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    Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee

    NASHVILLE — Mitsubishi Motors announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its North America headquarters from California to Tennessee, a move that will bring the Japanese automaker closer to its sister company Nissan and strengthen Tennessee's growing reputation as an epicenter of the automotive sector.Tennessee

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    Dallas-bound flight makes safe emergency landing in Reno

    RENO, Nev. — An American Airlines flight that departed Reno for Dallas Fort Worth returned and made a safe emergency landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport shortly after takeoff due to an issue with the landing gear.American Airlines says Flight 1266 took off from Reno at about 1 a.m. Tuesday and

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    Postal service returning decade-old stolen Hawaii mail

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago.KHON-TV reported Monday that the family of a now-deceased postal worker discovered the stolen mail inside a storage unit and turned them over to officials.The postal service says the stolen mail is being

  • Pickup driver pleads not guilty in fatal motorcycle crash
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    Pickup driver pleads not guilty in fatal motorcycle crash

    CONCORD, N.H. — A driver for a transport company who has a history of traffic arrests pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide in a collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural highway.Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was ordered to remain in preventive detention, with a judge

  • Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy
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    Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan Rouhani derided the White House as being "afflicted by

  • Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers
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    Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison and says the judge allowed testimony from other women accusers that wasn't relevant.Cosby's lawyers say the accounts from the five other women were "strikingly dissimilar

  • Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20
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    Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

    GENEVA — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to divulge more information about the killing, ratcheting up a campaign for justice that she also brought to the U.N.'s top human rights body Tuesday.Hatice

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    Turkish court remands businessman Kavala in jail: lawyer

    Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala was remanded in custody on Tuesday, accused of trying to overthrow the government by organizing protests six years ago, his lawyer said. The court decided to release a second defendant, civil society worker Yigit Aksakoglu who was detained in November last

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    The Latest: Minnesota court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

    HOYT LAKES, Minn. — The Latest on the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Minnesota (all times local):1 p.m.The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a hearing on alleged irregularities in how Minnesota regulators dealt with federal regulators over a water pollution permit for the planned PolyMet

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    The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending June 23, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1\. Captain Marvel2\. Us (2019)3\. Robin Hood (2018)4\. Hotel Mumbai5\. Wonder Park6\. The Upside7\. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse8\. Five Feet Apart9\. Cinderella (1950)10\. The

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    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 23, 2019:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1\. Minecraft, Mojang2\. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3\. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations4\. iSchedule, HotSchedules5\. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.6\. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd.7\. Geometry