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4 Chinese Tourists Killed in Utah Bus Accident Identified

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Authorities on Saturday identified the four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah, and the tour group is dispatching employees from China to help those injured. Three women and one man perished in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday. The victims have been […]

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Egypt Warns Media to Take Care in Coverage Amid Protests

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Egypt’s media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring coverage to ensure they abide by “professional codes” amid a rare burst of protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The warning came hours after the latest small protest was dispersed by police in clouds of tear gas. Dozens of people including children marched Saturday evening in […]

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The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong

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The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” is nominated for 19 Emmy awards; the award show will be held September 22. The miniseries mirrors the real-life events of the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster. But the former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Alexander Kovalenko, said the real tragedy was “much worse.” Kovalenko was called to Chernobyl […]

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Taliban Leaders Visit China to Discuss ‘Dead’ US Talks

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A visiting Afghan Taliban delegation held talks with senior officials in China Sunday to discuss the Islamist insurgent group’s now defunct peace negotiations with the United States. The insurgent visit comes two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump had abruptly called off his administration’s months-long peace talks, citing ongoing Taliban deadly attacks in Afghanistan. The […]

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What HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ gets right (and wrong) about the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident

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The HBO series “Chernobyl” gets plenty of things right about the nuclear power plant disaster that most likely exposed hundreds of thousands of people to radiation. But to adapt the story for television, the “Chernobyl” writer and producer Craig Mazin invented a character and adjusted the chronology of a few events. While some circumstances are […]

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Travel Firm Thomas Cook Teeters on Edge as Talks Continue

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More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world’s oldest and biggest travel companies teetered on the edge of collapse. The debt-laden company, which confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in […]

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130 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Experts are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn’t widely available without a prescription.

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The prescription medication naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose and has become a key tool in the US’s deadly and prolonged opioid crisis. On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration highlighted its efforts to increase availability of naloxone, including encouraging companies to create a non-prescription product. But experts say that the FDA has the […]

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Trump Says He Did Nothing Wrong in Call with Ukrainian Leader

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he did nothing wrong in a telephone conversation with the new president of Ukraine amid news report that Trump allegedly urged him to investigate the son of former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Speaking to reporters, Trump described his phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky […]

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Two world travelers who retired at 31 as millionaires say there’s a ‘dark side’ to early retirement. Here’s how they tackled the 3 biggest downsides.

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There’s a “dark side” to early retirement, according to Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, authors of “Quit Like a Millionaire.” People typically have three common fears about retiring early, they said: running out of money, loss of community, and loss of identity. By employing specific savings strategies, attending conferences and meet-ups, and traveling the world, […]

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Pompeo: Trump’s Iran Strategy is Working

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is working to find a diplomatic outcome to tensions with Iran, which has been blamed for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, but he warned if diplomacy fails President Donald Trump “will make necessary decisions to achieve our objectives.” Pompeo told the ABC News that the recent […]

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WeWork is undergoing an exodus of top staffers. Here’s everyone who’s left the company this summer.

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More than a dozen of WeWork‘s top officials have left the company in recent months amid reports of internal complaints and uncertainty surrounding its IPO plans. The shared-workspace provider delayed its stock-market listing this week amid lacking interest and skepticism from investors. WeWork is facing mounting scrutiny about its profitability, valuation, and eccentric CEO Adam […]

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Gender diversity pays off: A new Stanford study finds equitable hiring boosts companies’ stock prices

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Companies that announce better-than-expected levels of gender diversity see their stocks perform better, according to a new study published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The boosted share prices follow gender diversity announcements in the tech and finance sectors, two areas known for high levels of gender disparity in staffing. Those investing in gender-diverse […]

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Bus Crash Kills 25 in Northwest Pakistan, after Brakes Fail

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A bus crash on a mountainous road in northwest Pakistan Sunday killed 25 passengers and injured 20 others, police said. Abdul Wakil, a local police officer, said the accident happened in the Chilas distract on the bus’ route from Skardu to the city of Rawalpindi. Wakil said rescue efforts were facing difficulties in the remote […]

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Jailed Tunisia Magnate Optimistic About Winning Presidency

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Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he’s “reasonably optimistic” about winning Tunisia’s presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied. They beat out two dozen other candidates in the first-round of voting on Sept. 15. No date has been set yet for the presidential runoff in the North African nation but […]

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The ‘single biggest risk’ to investors is being widely ignored — and Morgan Stanley warns it could spawn a recession within months

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Earnings growth for small-cap companies has been negative for two straight quarters, and is expected to deteriorate again when companies report third-quarter numbers. According to equity strategists at Morgan Stanley, this trend is the single-biggest risk to the economic expansion that is not discussed in mainstream circles. This earnings recession also forms the basis of […]

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Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and AFL Founder, Dies at 91

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Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father’s chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91. Hilton’s family said he died of natural causes. He transformed Hilton into the industry’s top brand during his 30 years as its chief executive. The […]

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Iran Sees Problems with Foreign Forces, Vows to Lead Gulf Security

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Iran’s president says his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf. Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations. Rouhani also said the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf could cause problems for the world’s “energy security.” The U.S. is sending more […]

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Big American Dream for a Big Ukrainian Family

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Five brothers came to the US from Ukraine almost two decades ago in search of the American Dream — that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed in the United States. During those 20 years, they’ve had all kinds of jobs, from washing floors, to delivering mail to working at construction sites. But they had […]

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Hong Kong Braces for Airport Protest After Night of Violent Clashes

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Hong Kong announced new curbs on rail travel Sunday ahead of the latest in a series of planned protests targeting the airport after a night of widespread violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Anti-government protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and setting street fires in the nearby […]

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Trump Heads to UN With Long List of Deals Yet to Close

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President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not to mention a number of trade pacts. Some are […]

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IS Claims Blast that Killed 12 Near Iraq’s Karbala

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The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed a bomb blast that killed 12 people near the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala the previous day. The blast aboard a bus at a checkpoint north of Karbala also wounded five people, according to the city’s health authorities. Security forces said Saturday that they had arrested a […]

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Q&A: Trump, Ukraine and the Whistleblower

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Very behind the scenes, a whistleblower from the intelligence community voiced urgent concern about a matter involving a conversation between Ukraine’s leader and President Donald Trump. It’s so hush-hush that even Democrats won’t say all that they know, or suspect. Very much out in the open, Trump is calling for an investigation that involves Ukraine […]