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Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday after earlier complaining of "relentless cross-examination" and saying he would pull out. The inquiry is looking into allegations that Zuma, ousted by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in February 2018, had allowed cronies to plunder state resources and influence senior appointments during his nine years in power. Zuma, 77, has long denied any wrongdoing but he has ducked and dived in his testimony to the inquiry this week, saying that he is being questioned unfairly.
(Bloomberg) -- Dozens of Hong Kong protesters involved in the ransacking of the city's Legislative Council this month have arrived in Taiwan to seek asylum, the Apple Daily newspaper reported.About 30 protesters have already landed in Taiwan, while as many as 30 others -- and possibly more -- are planning to try soon, the Hong Kong newspaper said, citing unidentified people who assisted them.The fleeing activists were part of the group that smashed into the legislature on July 1, the paper said. The people who assisted the protesters told the paper they had been in contact with Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, which handles the island's relations with Beijing, to seek help.The council...
Iran denied on Friday denied lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after President Donald Trump said that a US Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone. Abbas Araqchi, Deputy Foreign Minister, said: "We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS [Unmanned Aerial System] by mistake!." Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, an Iranian armed forces spokesman., added: Despite Trump's baseless and delusional claims, all of (Iran's) drones... have safely returned to their bases." "There have been no reports of a confrontation with the American USS Boxer" naval vessel, he added,...
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A Chicago police panel on Thursday fired four officers over the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, in 2014, a case that highlighted racial tension in the United States' third-largest city. The video had a key role in Thursday's decision, as the images it revealed contradicted police reports, the nine-member city police panel found in a decision released online. "Each respondent's misconduct is incompatible with continued service as an officer and warrants a penalty of discharge from the Chicago Police Department," the Police Board of the City of Chicago said in its 55-page decision.
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A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. Any remainder will go to non-profit migrant advocacy groups outlined in the settlement. The settlement also expands the class to include guests at Motel 6 between February 2015 and June 2019.
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The U.S. Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened an American warship, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, escalating tensions in one of the world's most important oil-shipping lanes. BMW said on Thursday that Oliver Zipse would become the next chief executive of the German carmaker.
Colombia's constitutional court on Thursday upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, but said its use could be reinstated if the government meets certain conditions. Colombia suspended aerial fumigation with the Monsanto Co herbicide in 2015 after the World Health Organization linked glyphosate to cancer. The decision was later backed by the court, but President Ivan Duque has sought to overturn the decision because of increasing coca crops.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- - A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that
A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff "no-call" that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the 2019 Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorney Antonio
John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - Sluggish consumption growth is depressing oil prices even as Saudi Arabia and its allies try to prop up the market by cutting their production.
Broncos linebacker Todd Davis didn't last long in the opening practice, but he will return before the season opener. Davis was carted off Thursday, and an MRI later revealed a partial calf tear, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Davis is expected to miss three to four weeks. "It was the very last
The Boston Red Sox have been searching for consistency all season and trying to remain a factor in the hunt for a playoff spot. Boston just finished taking three of four from Toronto in a division series. The Red Sox beat the Jays 5-0 Thursday afternoon with the best part being a solid six-inning start
Watch to see Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Phillip Lindsay run through drills at training camp.
New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents described hearing the sound of an explosion. Police said in a statement initial reports suggested a number of people had been injured in the incident at about 10.20 local time (2220 GMT) in the residential suburb of Northwood. The incident comes four months after a lone gunman killed 51 people and wounded dozens in attacks on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand's worst peacetime mass shooting.
Cleveland Browns offensive guard Joel Bitonio joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his team's offseason, 2019 expectations, quarterback Baker Mayfield and more.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris made a familiar promise Wednesday about Medicare for All, assuring voters that "you can keep your doctor" under her plan."People think, 'Well, maybe is this going to mean that I need to, that I'll have to worry about not being able to see my doctor,'" the California senator said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Ninety-one percent of the doctors in America are in Medicare. And those that are not are mostly pediatricians, the 9 percent. And you know why they're not in Medicare because Medicare doesn't cover children. But when we have 'Medicare for All' that will not be any longer the case, which means that the vast majority of...
A U.S. airline industry group said it had a "productive" meeting on Thursday with President Donald Trump, who "shares our concerns" about accusations that subsidies by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are costing jobs in the United States. "We had a productive meeting with President Trump today to talk about the importance of American jobs and not letting foreign governments break their agreements with the United States," Scott Reed of the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies said in a statement. "The president shares our concerns and instructed us to keep working with the U.S. Department of Transportation, which we plan to do," he said.
The Broncos are expected to sign running back David Williams if he passes a physical, Mike Klis of Denver's 9News reports. Denver made Williams a seventh-round choice last year. The Broncos waived him out of the preseason but signed him to their practice squad the next day. The Jaguars signed Williams
NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew discusses expectations for Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten entering 2019.
Is he a fit off the bench on the wing for Milwaukee?
At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing's powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in for Saturday'
The Packers announced Thursday they will wear their "historic third jersey" in Week Three against the Broncos at Lambeau Field. The jersey is a re-creation of Green Bay's blue-and-gold look from 1937-48. Those teams won two of the Packers' 13 championships. The Packers have worn the
A major heat wave this weekend will impact nearly two thirds of the country. More than 200 million people are under heat alerts. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the forecast.
President Donald Trump says he "was not happy" when his supporters at a rally Wednesday night in North Carolina chanted "send her back" in reference to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. Trump said this weekend that Omar and other progressive Democratic lawmakers of color should leave the country and "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" over their criticism of his administration.
Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for the Spartans. Penn State
Hayden Winks breaks down each team in the Middle Atlantic Conference including top NFL Draft prospects, win totals, projections and more. (Getty Images)
Is all this player movement good for NBA business?
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 13 of her 22 points in a decisive third quarter to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Thursday. Los Angeles trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, then outscored Dallas 24-9 in the third to take its first lead, 52-51, since 11-10. Chelsea Gray
The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it. Schools are posting messages on social media asking fans to contact cable providers and request them to carry the ACC Network
NBC is bringing together two of its biggest stars in Ted Danson and Tina Fey for a new comedy. The network has issued a straight to series order for a comedy in which will star Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once Danson's character […]
Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee may be gone but he's still amazing -- and he's still a kid at heart, too, inside the animated world of The Amazing Stan, a posthumous project that will be announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Pure Imagination Studios and POW! Entertainment have partnered on the project which envisions […]
"The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew," Trump said at the White House. "This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters," he continued.
A special inspection conducted at a Texas for-profit jail following an inmate's death in March found that officers weren't doing required cell checks even though their paperwork said otherwise. The Texarkana Democrat-Gazette reports the Texas Commission on Jail Standards concluded in an April report that LaSalle Corrections, which runs the Bi-State jail in Texarkana on the border between Texas and Arkansas, did not comply with the state's inmate check record-keeping law.
U.S. troops aboard an amphibious assault ship on July 18, 2019 forced down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. president Donald Trump announced.The downing comes just a few weeks after Iranian forces downed an American drone in the same area. The mutual shoot-downs could escalate the already tense situation in the Persian Gulf region.Trump said the unmanned aerial vehicle threatened USS Boxer.Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told The New York Times that Boxer was in international waters at the time of the incident. The drone "closed within a threatening range" before Boxer took action.U.S. Marines embarked on Boxer used radio-jamming gear to bring down the drone, CNN...
BMW has named its top production manager, Oliver Zipse, as CEO to lead the luxury automaker through a shift to new ways of doing business such as electric vehicles and offering cars on a per-use basis. The company said Thursday that Zipse, 55, would succeed Harald Krueger on Aug. 16. Krueger, 53, had said on July 5 he wouldn't seek to renew his contract when it expires next May.