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Opioid trial judge could deliver biggest judgment in US history

Opioid trial judge could deliver biggest judgment in US history

The judge presiding over the historic Oklahoma opioid trial will deliver his ruling Monday afternoon — a decision that could have sweeping implications as other states and communities try to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid epidemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans since 2000. The state has accused Johnson & Johnson…MORE

Brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in Glendale, California

Brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in Glendale, California

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for homes on both sides of Glenoaks Canyon in the city of Glendale, California, in response to a brush fire reaching nearly 25 acres, the city said. Glenoaks Canyon is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the nearby Civic Auditorium on…MORE

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy won the 2019 PGA Tour Championship Sunday, becoming only the second person behind Tiger Woods to win the title twice. “Any time you can do something and Tiger’s the only other guy to do it, you know you’re doing something well,” McIlroy told CNN. McIlroy shot a 66 in the final…MORE

Joe Arpaio announces bid for sheriff reelection two years after Trump pardon

Joe Arpaio announces bid for sheriff reelection two years after Trump pardon

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio on Sunday announced he would seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County, two years after President Donald Trump pardoned him. He had been convicted on charges of criminal contempt related to the hard-line tactics he used to crack down on undocumented immigrants. “After consultation and approval from my wife…MORE

6 takeaways from CNN’s town halls with Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio

6 takeaways from CNN’s town halls with Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered two markedly different views of the Democratic Party at CNN town halls on Sunday, providing a stark example of the political divide inside the party. Where Bullock defended his opposition to “Medicare for All,” de Blasio touted the sweeping health care plan. Where…MORE

The hardest Trump story for the press to cover: His fitness for the job

The hardest Trump story for the press to cover: His fitness for the job

More erratic, more often. I spent the week talking with major media figures at networks and newspapers. And that was the consensus: President Trump’s behavior is getting worse in type and in frequency. It seems he’s acting more erratic more often. Calling Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell an enemy and comparing him to the communist…MORE

A ‘rude shock’ for markets: Asian stocks slide on US-China trade tit-for-tat

A ‘rude shock’ for markets: Asian stocks slide on US-China trade tit-for-tat

Asian markets were battered Monday amid a confusing swirl of signals about the US-China trade war. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index tanked nearly 3%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 2.2%, and South Korea’s Kospi declined 1.7%. Monday’s selloff reflects how worried investors are about tariff hikes from both the…MORE

Louisiana team wins Little League World Series

Louisiana team wins Little League World Series

A Louisiana team won the Little League World Series Sunday. The Eastbank Little League defeated Curacao 8-0 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team from River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans, is also the first team from Louisiana to win the title. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, and colleges including Louisiana State University and Tulane…MORE

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