American student accused of killing Italian cop in drug bust gone wrong claims he was beaten, spat on by police: leaked transcript

An American student on trial in Italy for allegedly stabbing a plainclothes police officer to death last summer in Rome claimed he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, according to a leaked transcript of a recording requested by the court. Finnegan Lee Elder, 20, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 19, both from the San Francisco […]

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UAE said to be holding up Gulf deal that could end Qatar blockade and protect US interests in Middle East

It is time for the Gulf Cooperation Council to unite to protect American interests in the Middle East. That is the assessment of analysts who say that the three-year-old blockade against Qatar by its fellow Gulf members should be dropped, as a way for the region to consolidate against the continued threat from Iran. “If […]

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Biden pushes ‘made in America’ plan to boost nation’s economy

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is proposing spending $700 billion on American products and research in the hopes of bringing back millions of jobs lost by an economy flattened by the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president will formally unveil his plan Thursday during a speech at a metal works factory in Dunmore, Penn. The plan, which also seeks to create […]

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US workers file 1.3 million more jobless claims as coronavirus total nears 50 million

The coronavirus crisis has forced American workers to file nearly 50 million applications for unemployment benefits in just four months, including 1.3 million last week, new federal data show. Thursday’s figures from the US Department of Labor suggest the virus has sidelined more than 30 percent of the nation’s workforce at some point since mid-March […]

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The discussion about the Blackhawks and Native Americans isn’t over

While other teams with Native American names have said they’ll consider a name change, the Blackhawks announced Tuesday they will keep theirs. | Scott Stewart/Sun-Times The question is not whether the Hawks think they’re honoring Native Americans. The question is whether Native Americans think they’re being honored. Is there a difference between the team name […]

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Major GOP outside group pouring money into increasingly competitive Georgia

Two groups affiliated with American Crossroads – the decade-old powerful outside group that supports Republican candidates and causes – are spending big bucks on TV commercials in a key Senate race in Georgia, a once reliably red state that recent polling indicates is now up for grabs. Fox News has learned that One Nation – […]

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On Some Planes, Empty Rows While Passengers Crowd Together

On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle, found herself seated at a window with two older passengers beside her in the middle and aisle seats. In order to gain more social distance, she and the aisle passenger both moved to seats behind […]

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See what Trump’s niece said about him in bombshell book

Seeking to prevent nothing less than the "end of American democracy," Donald Trump’s niece Mary lays out a long and twisted saga of mind games and family drama in a new book her family attempted to block. "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" presents a damning portrait […]

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US envoy arrives in South Korea as North says it has ‘no intention’ to resume nuclear talks

An American envoy landed in South Korea on Tuesday for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy hours after the North issued a statement vowing it has “no intention to sit face to face with the U.S.” Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is set to meet with South Korean and Japanese officials over the next few days to discuss issues […]

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Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege

LONDON — Five American travelers who set out for a getaway on Sardinia were turned away last week after their private jet landed on the Mediterranean island. In Canada, two Americans were fined for flouting tougher entry restrictions imposed by their northern neighbor. And in Mexico, governors are pleading with the central government to introduce […]

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This day in sports: Steve Scott lowers his U.S. mile record during Oslo Games

American miler Steve Scott lowered his U.S. record for the second time in 10 days on this date in 1982 when he ran the four-lap race in three minutes 47.69 seconds at the Oslo Games in Norway. The time was the second-fastest behind Britain’s Sebastian Coe’s 3:47.33 in 1981. John Walker of New Zealand finished […]

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American student locked in Egyptian prison for over a year without trial is freed, returns to US

An American medical student imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year returned to the United States on Monday, the State Department said. Mohamed Amashah, an Egyptian-American from New Jersey with dual citizenship, had been held in pretrial detention for over 500 days on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to […]

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Native American groups call on NFL to force Redskins name change

Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter obtained by the Associated Press is signed by 15 Native American advocates. It demands the team and the NFL cease the […]

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Biden campaign slams Trump for ‘outright lying’ over COVID-19 threat

The Biden campaign on Monday slammed President Trump for “outright lying” to the American people about the threat of the novel coronavirus, after the president claimed over the weekend that the majority of coronavirus cases are “harmless.” Trump said over the weekend that “99%” of coronavirus cases in the United States are “totally harmless,” while White House Chief […]

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Jennifer Lopez Rocks Daisy Dukes During At-Home Baseball Game With Fiance Alex Rodriguez

Is there anything more American than a game of backyard baseball? That’s exactly how Jennifer Lopez celebrated Independence Day with fiance Alex and their family. Jennifer Lopez celebrated the Fourth of July with a game of backyard baseball that involved all her family members. The 50-year-old “Let’s Get Loud” hitmaker, and her fiance Alex Rodriguez, […]

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

WASHINGTON — Two American aircraft carriers sailed to the South China Sea on Saturday for what Navy officials described as a freedom-of-navigation operation while China’s military conducts exercises nearby. The carriers — the Ronald Reagan and the Nimitz — deployed “in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” according to a statement by the Navy’s Seventh […]

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With Plexiglass and Piles of Hot Dogs, a Fourth of July Tradition Lives On

With Independence Day celebrations canceled around the country, one distinctly American tradition continued on Saturday despite the pandemic: the annual pilgrimage of competitive eaters to Coney Island for the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. But with cheering crowds turned away to promote social distancing, contestants instead chowed down amid a chorus of gulping and […]

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‘People aren’t stupid’: Pence’s virus spin tests credibility

Vice President Mike Pence has spent the past week trying to convince the American public that things are going very well, even though they’re not. | Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president’s bombast into more measured, calming language. His job has become […]

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Antonin Scalia, Jackie Robinson among those picked for Trump’s ‘National Garden’ of heroes

President Trump on Friday announced the creation of a National Garden of American Heroes to pay tribute to historically significant Americans — a garden that will include former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball star Jackie Robinson among past presidents, anti-slavery advocates and others. “I am announcing the creation of a new monument to […]

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Britain places US travelers on quarantine ‘red list’

American citizens have landed on a British “red list” for travelers and will be required to quarantine 14 days  after entering the country due to the spike in coronavirus cases stateside. Britain’s transport minister, Grant Shapps, confirmed on Friday that the nation will scrap its quarantine requirement for inbound travelers arriving from 50 ‘low-risk’ countries, according to the […]

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American Airlines, four other US carriers to receive billions more federal aid

American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans, a sign of the industry’s desperate fight to survive a downturn in air travel caused by the virus pandemic. The Treasury Department said Thursday that it had signed letters of intent for new loans to American, Spirit […]

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Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — Inside the sprawling American Embassy compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a coronavirus outbreak was spreading. Dozens of embassy employees became sick last month, and more than 20 others were quarantined after a birthday barbecue became a potential vector for the spread of the disease. A Sudanese driver for the top diplomats died. A […]

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American Kennel Club adds a breed, with dog shows in flux

A vigorous Belgian livestock-guarding breed is gaining entree to the American Kennel Club By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press July 1, 2020, 10:02 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — A vigorous Belgian livestock-guarding breed is gaining entree to the American Kennel Club. But Americans eager […]

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Trump’s New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Trump and his top national security officials. He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President’s Daily Brief just days before a peace deal […]

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