Joe Maddon: David Fletcher is ‘an everyday player’ even after Andrelton Simmons returns

Andrelton Simmons, out since July 27 because of a left ankle sprain, has been taking at-bats and running at the Angels’ alternate training site in Long Beach, and manager Joe Maddon said there is an outside chance the shortstop could return during this weekend’s series against the Dodgers. When Simmons does return, he will not […]

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Police union president says Lightfoot ‘moving the goalposts’ on police contract

Fraternal Order of Police John Catanzara, shown in July at a “Defend the Police” rally in Grant Park, said the mayor is now trying to make a retroactive pay offer contingent on also having officers accept four major reforms. | Sun-Times / Pat Nabong The mayor’s financial offer now hinges on officers accepting four key […]

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US consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, matching June uptick

U.S. consumer prices jumped 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continued to rise By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer August 12, 2020, 12:54 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices jumped 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continued to rise. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that […]

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US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018

U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, biggest gain since October 2018 on a big increse in energy prices By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer August 11, 2020, 1:04 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, […]

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Angels lineup vs. Oakland Athletics: Julio Teheran to start against the red-hot A’s

Veteran right-hander Julio Teheran, slowed by the coronavirus in July, will make his second start of the season against the hottest team in baseball Monday night when the Angels open a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Angel Stadium. Teheran was pulled after only 52 pitches and 2 2/3 innings of his Angels debut […]

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Niven Patel, a Miami Chef, Is Not Giving Up on 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The last week in July was an especially stressful one for Niven Patel, and for Floridians in general. It began with Mr. Patel’s decision to permanently close one of two locations of and NYT Cooking on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Get regular updates from NYT Cooking, with recipe suggestions, cooking […]

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Nevin Patel, a Miami Chef, Is Not Giving Up on 2020

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The last week in July was an especially stressful one for Niven Patel, and for Floridians in general. It began with Mr. Patel’s decision to permanently close one of two locations of and NYT Cooking on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Get regular updates from NYT Cooking, with recipe suggestions, cooking […]

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Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

In early July of last year, the first draft of a classified document known as a National Intelligence Estimate circulated among key members of the agencies making up the U.S. intelligence community. N.I.E.s are intended to be that community’s most authoritative class of top-secret document, reflecting its consensus judgment on national-security matters ranging from Iran’s […]

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US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the previous two months. At any other […]

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US economy’s growth slows in July, adding 1.8 million jobs amid COVID-19

The US economy’s growth slowed in July, adding just 1.8 million jobs following skyrocketing numbers of COVID-19 cases in states like Texas and Florida. The unemployment rate dropped to 10.2 percent, from 11.1 percent in June, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. The numbers are the first look at the economy following the […]

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US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has slowed

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer August 7, 2020, 12:46 PM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — […]

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Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

In late July, dozens of social media stars flocked to the Hype House, a Hollywood Hills mansion where several top TikTok creators live, for a birthday party. The décor was glittery and pink, with balloons and silver streamers strewn about. Hello Kitty strobe lights pulsed over a crowded dance floor. The scene, as portrayed on […]

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It’s a teachable moment for Jo Adell in Angels’ loss to Mariners

All the extra defensive work he did at Blair Field in Long Beach in July couldn’t fully prepare Jo Adell for the speed and pressure and unpredictability of a big league game in August. The highly touted Angels prospect learned that lesson the hard way Wednesday night when he took an awkward route on Austin […]

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Pritzker: ‘Highly experienced money launderers’ behind 120,000-plus fraudulent unemployment claims

Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions during a news conference in Heart of Chicago in July. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times file Pritzker said the program, created through the federal coronavirus relief package, left it up to each state to develop its own system: “As a result, there were massive holes for illegal fraudsters to steal federal dollars […]

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Trump Raises $165 Million With G.O.P. in July, Overtaking Biden

President Trump raised $165 million in July for his campaign and shared committees with the Republican National Committee, outpacing Joseph R. Biden Jr., who raised $140 million last month as a record-setting pace of money continued to flood into the presidential campaign. Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, had outraised Mr. Trump in the two […]

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Activists propose $100 million more for housing the homeless during vigil for man stabbed in Grant Park

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The vigil was held for Aaron Curry, who was stabbed to death in in July. Activists Wednesday said the city should spend $100 million more on creating housing for the homeless during a virtual vigil honoring Aaron Curry, who was found stabbed to death last month in Grant Park. The funds are […]

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Services sector index increases to 17-month high in July

Activity in the services sector, where most Americans work, hit a 17-month high in July but economists fear that may be unsustainable because of the failure in the U.S. to contain COVID-19 infections By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer August 5, 2020, 3:53 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON […]

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Chicago Public Schools staying closed due to worsening COVID-19 conditions, Lightfoot says

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks during a July press conference. On Wednesday, Arwady and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago Public Schools would go fully remote next month. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file photo The mayor said the decision to keep kids home had little to do with the Chicago Teachers Union’s […]

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Tennessee Republicans, Once Moderate and Genteel, Turn Toxic in the Trump Era

On July 25, Republicans in Grundy County, Tenn., gathered to hear the candidates in the state’s Senate Republican primary hold forth ahead of Thursday’s election. Most of them kept their comments polite and predictable — and then came Bill Hagerty. Though there are 15 names on the ballot, Mr. Hagerty, the race’s Trump-endorsed front-runner, singled […]

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“Teen Mom” Star Kailyn Lowry Gives Birth to Baby No. 4 | E! News

Reality TV star Kailyn Lowry welcomes her fourth bundle of joy on July 30th. Get the details–and congrats Kailyn! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1172569/teen-mom-s-kailyn-lowry-gives-birth-to-baby-no-4 #KailynLowry #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, the […]

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Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

A low-grade Keep Up on the Latest Climate News Updated July 30, 2020 Here’s what you need to know about the latest climate change news this week: Floods in Bangladesh are punishing the people least responsible for climate change. As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides are likely to push farther […]

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China auto sales expected to rise 15% in July: industry body

© Reuters. New cars are seen at a parking lot in Shenyang BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s auto sales for July are expected to rise 14.9% year-on-year to 2.08 million vehicles, the country’s top auto industry body said in a post on its official WeChat account on Tuesday. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said […]

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Nikki Bella Jokes About ‘Beating’ Brie To Give Birth & Raves Over Motherhood: ‘I’m In Heaven’

Even during childbirth, Nikki Bella is competing!  The new mom, who welcomed her 1st child on July 31, joked that she ‘beat’ twin sister Brie to childbirth. Brie welcomed her 2nd child just one day later on August 1! There’s nothing like a little friendly competition between sisters, even when it comes to having babies. […]

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