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July 19, 2018 12:47 PM Former Catalan minister Ponsati's lawyer welcomes Spanish ruling but remains wary

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati’s lawyer welcomed a Spanish court’s decision to withdraw European Arrest Warrants against Catalan politicians, but said it was unclear whether they would be allowed back. Spain’s Supreme Court said on Thursday it had withdrawn European Arrest Warrants for politicians linked to the organization 75

July 19, 2018 10:20 AM Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paul Pogba answered Manchester United critics at World Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said former Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba silenced critics with his impressive displays for France as they won the World Cup. Pogba was imperious as Les Bleus clinched World Cup glory in Russia -- capping it all off with a crucial goal in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final. Yet, he remains the subject of criticism 88

July 19, 2018 9:55 AM South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said he is ready to accept a peace deal to end a civil war and set up an inclusive new government. The deal being negotiated in Sudan would give the country five vice presidents and also covers security and power sharing. “The people of South Sudan are looking for peace and if that arrangement can bring 60

July 19, 2018 12:26 AM Democrats Could Become a Free-Trade Counterweight to Trump

Historically opposed to free trade, Democrats increasingly identify with values like openness to trade In Tennessee’s critical Senate race, it’s the Democrat running as a free trader. Phil Bredesen, a former governor, poses in a whiskey distillery in a recent ad and slams President Donald Trump’s tariffs: “They hurt our auto industry, our farmers, and Tennessee 66

July 18, 2018 10:02 PM Ex-'Big Brother' Houseguest Defends JC Using the N-Word

A former "Big Brother" houseguest says it's no big deal JC Mounduix dropped the n-word ... because he was just answering a question honestly. Devin Shepherd, from 'BB16,' tells TMZ ... he doesn't think JC had bad intentions, and was merely defending himself. JC, who's 4'8" ... used the slur while trying to explain -- to a black houseguest -- the difference 106

July 18, 2018 8:10 PM U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold. The vehicles have a used engine in a new frame and rules introduced under former President 79

July 18, 2018 5:30 PM Former high school teacher who fired gun in classroom sentenced to prison

Raw video: Police spokesperson Bruce Frazier updates media on incident at Dalton High School in Georgia where a teacher allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom before opening fire. A former Georgia teacher was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after a February incident in which he fired a revolver in his classroom. Jesse Randal Davidson, 53, pleaded 66

July 18, 2018 4:37 PM Former Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announces retirement

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. "Today I am closing a chapter in my life that I once dreamed of as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League," Revis said in a statement. The Kansas City Chiefs released Revis on Feb. 8, saving $4.5 million on their salary cap. Revis 60

July 18, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency’s first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists. The 2015 rule established minimum national standards for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct 65

July 18, 2018 2:32 PM Netflix Creating Comedy Radio Channel With SiriusXM

Satellite-radio comedy channel expected to launch by January The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SIRI 1.34% to create a comedy channel with the satellite-radio broadcaster, according to the companies. For Netflix Inc., NFLX -0.60% the platform—dubbed Netflix Is a Joke Radio—will give it a new outlet to use its rapidly 70