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Chinese billionaire convicted in UN bribery case

In this Oct. 26, 2015 photo, Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng waves to the media as he leaves federal court. AP NEW YORK — A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau and was accused of illegally paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to U.N. ambassadors to make it happen was convicted at his bribery trial on Thursday. The verdict was returned in Manhattan federal court against Ng Lap Seng, one of China’s richest men. Ng was convicted of bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges. Acting…

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Floyd Mayweather to Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight!

Floyd Mayweather To Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight! EXCLUSIVE Adrien Broner will have some major starpower in his corner when he takes on Mikey Garcia this weekend — FLOYD MAYWEATHER.  Broner and Floyd have a big bro, lil bro relationship with major ups and downs. But it seems they’re on great terms at the moment … with Floyd promising he’ll be in the building to support AB on Saturday.  “He called me the other day and said he was gonna be there,” Broner tells TMZ Sports.  Floyd’s been…

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Prices of grocery staples could rise as drought conditions worsen

In this Wed., July 26, 2017, photo, soybeans grow in a farm field near Indianola, Iowa. Drought conditions are getting worse in several states, and extreme heat and weeks with little rain have begun to stress corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock in some areas. AP DES MOINES, Iowa — Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest…

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Asia and Australia Edition: U.S. Senate, Jerusalem, Jeff Bezos: Your Friday Briefing

The context, experts emphasized, was the American principle of civilian control over the military, but the effect was chilling, particularly at a time when North Korea’s nuclear threat is increasing and trust that mutually assured destruction would forestall any nuclear attack appears to be decreasing. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Kimimasa Mayama/European Pressphoto Agency • The Japanese Ministry of Defense delivers its conclusions today about whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government deliberately withheld information about the safety of Japanese troops at a U.N. compound in South Sudan….

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After mom’s death, family raises money to help nurse’s aide fulfill her dream

July 27, 2017, 4:57 PM| Three years ago, TunDe Hector was down on her luck. Her car had run out of gas, she had $5 in her pocket and a long walk ahead of her in the pouring rain. But it was that same day Hector met a man who would change her life – and she didn’t know it at the time, but she would end up changing his as well. Source: CBS News – United States

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Here’s the No. 1 consumer complaint in America

Americans love their cars, but their cars — and the auto industry — doesn’t always love them back.  Auto-related problems are the most common complaints among consumers, who cited everything from misrepresentations in sales to leasing disputes, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators. The report surveyed 39 state and local consumer protection agencies in 23 states about the most common complaints they received last year.  Leasing used cars is emerging as a sore spot for consumers, who may…

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Kansas Governor, a Staunch Conservative, Prepares to Step Down

In some respects, the position may be a return to an earlier version of Mr. Brownback’s political persona: During his time in the United States Senate, he was known chiefly as an articulate and well-mannered advocate for conservative social issues, like opposing abortion and human cloning, and for speaking out on issues of international human rights. Bob Vander Plaats, an evangelical activist in Iowa, said that when Mr. Brownback ran for president in 2008, he was not viewed then as the unbending fiscal warrior he turned out to be as…

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‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

“I’m so done,” moaned Cathy McPherson, 58, a retired court clerk in Sonora, Calif., with hypertension, who has been covered by plans under the health care act from the outset. “It’s what I think about all the time and I am totally burned out. They go over and over it. Can you stop? Just stop it for a little bit? Go on vacation! Relax! Because I’d like a vacation from it, too!” On Thursday, as a vote loomed on a last-ditch repeal measure, many suspected the uncertainty would not end….

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