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CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the son of a Greek billionaire was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room and three bags of cocaine were nearby.Cleveland.com reports 34-year-old Socrates S. Kokkalis was found dead at a downtown Marriott Hotel on Saturday afternoon. His father, Socrates P. …
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A chain of Mexican restaurants has been ordered to pay $654,000 in back wages to employees in Louisiana and Florida.The U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Monday that 567 employees from 23 El Paso Mexican Grill restaurants will receive the pay to resolve …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday (all times local):___10:45 a.m.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell did not specifically answer a question about what might happen to the U.S. economy in a trade war with …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local):5 p.m.Former U.S. President Barack Obama is taking aim at the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Obama notes 'utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down'
HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are touting progress in prison reform efforts following a deadly inmate riot last year, but they acknowledge that reducing mandatory overtime for correctional officers at the state's understaffed maximum-security prison remains a challenge.Officials …
LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot, dry weather in years.The United Utilities water company said the temporary ban, which affects seven million domestic customers in northwestern …
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.The ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it's ready for "practical implementation" of …
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man and a woman who tried to skip out on their bill at a restaurant threatened staff with a box cutter and hatchet when confronted for not paying.Police arrested the couple following the attempted "dine and dash" at Imperial China restaurant …
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting says he's "not a danger" and deserves to be released from jail on bond.Zechariah Presley has been jailed since he was charged last month in the June 20 death of Tony …
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York.The tax law passed by Congressional Republicans and signed into law last year by …
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A fifth child has died from injuries sustained in a New Jersey house fire last week.The Hudson County prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that 4-year-old Shamira Lopez has died.Officials have previously said that Friday morning's fire at a three-story home in Union …
CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators say a medical helicopter might have had both engines fail just before it crashed along a major highway on Chicago's south side earlier this month.The three crew members on board were injured in the July 7 crash, as the helicopter landed upright along Interstate …
MOSCOW (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow — even though there were no major …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th …
PARIS (AP) — An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland.Djamel Beghal was expelled by France on Monday, ending years of wrangling over his fate, …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Obama speech says 'politics of fear, resentment' moving at pace unimaginable a few years ago.
BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021.Mosa Meat said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly …
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of cute canines delivering an apologetic message.The snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day were an embarrassment for the tech company on the …

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