Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

A bus crash in southwest China last week that killed 21 people and injured 15 others was caused by the driver, who deliberately steered into a reservoir because he was angry at the demolition of his home, the police have said. The crash on Tuesday, which also killed the driver, drew an outpouring of grief; […]

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Chef Daniel Boulud’s ‘terrance’ thrives despite limited outdoor seating

Daniel Boulud reopened his five-star eatery on the Upper East Side last week — and nobody could complain that the atmosphere was stuffy. The legendary chef was busy tending to 10 tables, generously spaced apart on the sidewalk in front of his Michelin-starred restaurant Daniel at 60 E. 65th St. in recognition of health and […]

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Drue Tranquill recommended Chargers draft Notre Dame teammate Alohi Gilman

He was the Chargers’ most outstanding rookie last season, Drue Tranquill’s contributions extending off the field and beyond the final game. It was during the 2020 draft that the young linebacker’s work again had a noticeable impact on the defense. “One of the first questions scouts and coaches ask you is, ‘If you could take […]

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Trump Claims Credit for 2018 Cyberattack on Russia

President Trump took credit late last week for a cyberattack on Russia’s Internet Research Agency two years ago, citing it as evidence that he has responded strongly to Russian provocations, despite considerable evidence that he has often excused Moscow’s aggressions in cyberspace and on European territory. Mr. Trump’s statement came in an interview with Marc […]

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Everton Weekes, Cricket Star and Racial Pioneer, Is Dead at 95

The West Indies cricketer Everton Weekes was the last of the “three Ws” — batsmen linked by a matchless conjunction of birth, location and alliteration. Weekes, Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott were born within 17 months and two miles of one another in Bridgetown, Barbados, which in 1925, the year Weekes was born, had a […]

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Officers Fatally Shot Latino Man Five Times in the Back, Autopsy Says

An 18-year-old Latino man who was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last month was fatally shot five times in the back, according to an autopsy released Friday in a killing the man’s family contends was unjustified. The confrontation occurred on June 18 when a police unit on patrol in Gardena, […]

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Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Win, but Still Lose

When Albert Paul Cruz opened a letter from the Education Department last month, he saw the words he’d been waiting for: “We approved your claim.” The government finally agreed that he’d been defrauded by ITT Technical Institute, the defunct for-profit chain where he’d racked up almost $60,000 in student loans getting what he considers a […]

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Jessica Simpson Looks Incredible Wearing 14-Year-Old True Religion Jeans Ahead Of 40th Birthday — Pic

Jessica Simpson celebrated the last hours of her 30’s by rocking a pair of jeans that she first wore over a decade ago! Jessica Simpson felt it was necessary to remind her millions of fans that she’s still got it right before her 40th birthday happened on Friday, July 10. The “Irresistible” singer wowed them […]

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Black bear there: In Illinois? Next? What? When? Where? Taking care the next time? There will be next time.

The black bear that wandered through northwest Illinois last month. | Capt. Laura Petreikis, Illinois Conservation Police Officer District wildlife biologist Stefanie Fitzsimons experienced the surprise of another black bear wandering into Illinois just as she added wildlife disease and large carnivore biologist to her duties; and she gives some advice and perspective on bears […]

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Naya Rivera & Son Josey, 4, Are Seen Walking To Lake Piru In Final Video Before She Went Missing — Watch

The last video showing Naya Rivera before she went missing has been released. It shows the ‘Glee’ star heading down the dock and off on her doomed boating trip, with son Josey walking beside her. This is just so heartbreaking. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has released the final known video of actress Naya Rivera […]

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Can Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger repeat last year’s scorching 60-game start in 2020?

Cody Bellinger’s first 60 games last season were near-historic: a .370 batting average, 20 home runs, 54 RBIs and a 1.177 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. All of which made his final 60 games somewhat head-scratching: a .257 batting average, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and an .890 OPS. The 24-year-old outfielder still won the National League’s MVP […]

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A Conservative Court and Trump’s Own Appointees Declare Their Independence

WASHINGTON — At his campaign rally last month in Tulsa, Okla., President Trump ranked his Supreme Court appointments among the biggest achievements of his tenure. “Two great Supreme Court judges!” he boasted. “So, we have two justices of the Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, they’re great. They are — they’re great.” He might not […]

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Drive-in baseball: Why not watch Dodgers or Angels games on a screen from a car?

The cars rolled into the Angel Stadium parking lot last weekend, assembling beneath a giant pop-up screen. In the shadow of the Big A, and from the safety of their vehicles, folks enjoyed drive-in movies. With the start of the 2020 season less than two weeks away, how about drive-in baseball? With no fans allowed […]

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Hiring Outlook Remains Dim, With ‘Scarring in the Economy’

The number of new state unemployment claims dipped last week, but job losses continue to batter the economy as rising coronavirus cases pushed some regions of the country to reverse course and reimpose shutdown orders on businesses. More than 1.3 million workers, seasonally adjusted, filed new claims for regular unemployment benefits last week, the government […]

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Top Manhattan Prosecutor Ousted by Trump Details Firing

Geoffrey S. Berman, who was abruptly dismissed by President Trump last month from his post as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, told lawmakers on Thursday that Attorney General William P. Barr tried unsuccessfully to pressure him to resign voluntarily, warning that a firing could ruin his career. Testifying before a closed-door hearing of the […]

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El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges

A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was already charged with 90 counts under federal […]

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Top Manhattan Prosecutor Ousted by Trump Administration Details Firing

Geoffrey S. Berman, who was abruptly dismissed by President Trump last month from his post as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, told lawmakers on Thursday that Attorney General William P. Barr tried unsuccessfully to pressure him to resign voluntarily, warning that a firing could ruin his career. Testifying before a closed-door hearing of the […]

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Hollywood production craters as coronavirus halts most filming

Movie and TV production screeched to a halt last quarter as stay-at-home orders brought filming to a standstill in Tinseltown, according to a new report. Unsurprisingly, production in Los Angeles plummeted 97.8 percent, to just 194 shooting days, compared with the April to June year-ago period, a FilmLA study said. The stark report, which called […]

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CPS will allow athletes to begin practicing on Monday

Marine’s Isaac Thorton (25) takes down Phoenix’s Jamon Gooden (2) in a game last season. Chicago Public Schools will allow athletes to return to practice on Monday. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times Sports have been shut down in CPS since early March due to the coronavirus. Chicago Public Schools athletes will be allowed to begin […]

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Millions of Yemen’s children face starvation as coronavirus outbreak worsens, UNICEF warns

Issa Nasser, a 7-month-old Yemeni child, was suffering from severe malnutrition last week. “I don’t have anything to give him,” his father, a local fisherman, told The Associated Press. This week, Nasser is dead – one of thousands of children expected to die of starvation this year in Yemen. Seven-month-old Issa Ibrahim Nasser brought to a clinic […]

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Pritzker says Trump should order nation to wear masks: ‘It’s not too late for the federal government to make an impact’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker adjusts his face mask after a news conference last month. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Pritzker is not the only governor to call for a national mask mandate. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has also done so. Trump does not wear a mask and has said it is a “voluntary” measure, despite […]

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