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Kushners Used ‘Toxic’ Construction to Drive Out Tenants, Suit Says

Tuesday  03:55,   17 july 2018
nytimes

The company subjected rent-regulated tenants to hazardous conditions, a lawsuit stated, so their apartments could be sold for millions. Kushner Companies denied the claims.The developer Charles Kushner, whose son Jared Kushner is a son-in-law and[...]
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Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

Tuesday  03:25,   17 july 2018
thehill

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S.[...]

Parkland shooter's defense team wants his police interrogation kept 'under wraps'

Tuesday  01:50,   17 july 2018
miamiherald

<p>Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's statement to police should be kept "under wraps" to not taint a potential jury pool, his lawyer told a court Monday as a judge continues to weigh whether to release it to the media and[...]

Md. Congressional delegation seeks medal for slain Capital Gazette journalist

Tuesday  00:20,   17 july 2018
wbaltv

Members of Maryland's Democratic Congressional delegation are asking the president to consider one of the slain Capital Gazette employees for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.&nbsp;The members sent a letter Monday to the president to[...]

Tariffs drive consumers to buy big items before prices hike

Tuesday  00:08,   17 july 2018
nbcnews

'I'm hoping to get what's in stock in warehouses now'Families are scrambling to lock in big purchases now before new Trump tariffs kick in fully and hike prices[...]

Police Dept. Gives Federal Investigators Ultimatum in Eric Garner Case

Monday  23:45,   16 july 2018
nytimes

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the death of Mr. Garner, police officials said Monday they will not wait past Aug. 31 to begin disciplinary hearings.The Police Department, acting one day before the fourth anniversary of Mr. Garner’s death on [...]

Man dies after heart attack at Disney's Blizzard Beach; woman goes into labor after Animal Kingdom ride

Monday  22:52,   16 july 2018
msn

A 70-year-old man with a preexisting heart condition suffered a heart attack and died last month after he was in the wave pool at Disney's Blizzard Beach.The man was not named in the[...]

Russian woman arrested in Washington, accused of acting as Russian government agent

Monday  22:33,   16 july 2018
reuters

A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with U.S. citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said[...]

Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

Monday  21:24,   16 july 2018
msn

The death of a wounded fox brings to nine the number of animals that have died as the result of the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure at the zoo in New Orleans. Audubon Zoo officials say on the zoo's website that Rusty, one of two[...]

Dictionary.com shares definition of ‘traitor’ after Trump press conference with Putin

Monday  21:15,   16 july 2018
thehill

The Twitter account for Dictionary.com on Monday shared the definitions of "patriot" and "traitor" after President Trump concluded a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. "Patriot: A person who[...]

Cuomo administration launches probe into tenant harassment allegations by Kushner Cos.

Monday  20:45,   16 july 2018
nydailynews

The Cuomo administration announced it was launching an investigation into tenant harassment allegations by the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner. The probe will be handled by the New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s tenant [...]

Deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park almost doubles in size to 9,300 acres

Monday  20:41,   16 july 2018
latimes

A wildfire burning west of Yosemite National Park doubled in size overnight while crews scrambled to set up defenses around nearby homes, officials said.&nbsp;Just over 4,300 acres on Sunday, the Ferguson fire exploded overnight and grew to[...]

With New Illinois Gun Law, 'Red Flag' States Have More Than Doubled Since Parkland

Monday  20:16,   16 july 2018
huffingtonpost

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a so-called “red flag” measure into law on Monday, which allows firearms to be temporarily confiscated from people who a judge determines are dangerous. With the governor’s signature, Illinois is now one[...]

Woman survives week after plunge off California cliff

Monday  19:42,   16 july 2018
nbcnews

"I was still in my car and I could feel water rising over my knees," Angela Hernandez wrote of her first memory after driving over a cliff.On July 6, Angela Hernandez, 23, was passing through Big Sur, California, when a small animal darted [...]

Wreckage of plane missing since 1997 found in Michigan, believed to belong to couple that vanished

Monday  18:46,   16 july 2018
foxnews

Authorities in Michigan believe they may have finally figured out what happened to a couple last seen more than 20 years ago, after a group of unsuspecting forest workers Wednesday stumbled upon the wreckage of small plane in the remote northern[...]