Anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US flees Guatemala

Anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval fled Guatemala late Friday, arriving in neighboring El Salvador just hours after he was removed from his post. Consuelo Porras, Guatemala’s attorney general, had accused the former head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity of “abuses” without specifying what they were. Sandoval said he was fired because of his […]

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UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines were looking a tad more normal on Saturday, although the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic. This weekend traditionally marks the great summer getaway from Britain, with airports jam-packed with excitable children and […]

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Expect periods of heavy rain related to well-developed tropical disturbance

The Tropical Disturbance we have been following offshore of Central Florida has a well-defined circulation with strong thunderstorms on the south and east side. Upper-level winds blowing over the disturbance are not allowing the thunderstorms to wrap around the center, however. If the winds were to let up a bit allowing that to happen, the […]

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States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift during […]

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DeSantis’ appeal successful, court sides with Florida against CDC’s COVID-19 protocols for cruise industry

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis scored a big victory in the courtroom on Friday. This comes after a judge previously reversed a ruling on the cruise industry’s attempted comeback amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision, which had to do with safety protocols, was appealed, and on Friday a judge sided with Florida against the CDC’s no […]

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Do Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s teenaged kids win with court ruling?

A “shocking” California appellate court ruling Friday effectively derailed Brad Pitt’s recent court victory giving him joint custody of five of his teenaged children, and promised to add fuel to his years-long custody fight with ex-wife, Angelina Jolie. Pitt vowed to appeal the ruling by the California’s Second District Court of Appeal, while the famous […]

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More than 100 California cities and counties have banned flavored tobacco. What about San Jose?

When it comes to tobacco products, San Jose leaders appear to agree — the fruity, minty and candied flavor kind should be taken off the shelves across the city and far away from the eyes of easily-enticed kids. So why — a week before San Jose was expected to join more than 100 cities and […]

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Get a sneak peek into the most trusted social media platforms of 2020

Stephen Lam/Getty Images Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Consumers’ trust in social platforms impacts how they interact with ads, and benchmarking trust can help social platforms win ad dollars and instruct advertisers how […]

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Federal judges rule against two Aryan Brotherhood members who sued to challenge conditions at a CA jail

SACRAMENTO — Two federal judges either dismissed or dealt blows to civil litigation filed by two alleged Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members challenging the conditions at the Sacramento jail, court records show. In a July 14 court order, U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley accepted a magistrate’s findings to dismiss a suit filed by Patrick “Big […]

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Bike theft hampers East San Jose farm box program

One of the best success stories to come out of the pandemic last year was Eastside Connect, a farm box program run by Veggielution, the community farm at Emma Prusch Farm Box in San Jose. Volunteers, coordinated by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, delivered boxes to East San Jose residents on bikes with custom-made trailers. […]

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Jeremy Grantham’s GMO says stocks are overvalued by every metric, but there are 3 strategies investors can use to weather a crash

Jeremy Grantham cofounded the asset management firm GMO. Boston Globe/Getty Images Stocks worldwide are expensive and US stock valuations are at concerning levels, Jeremy Grantham’s firm. GMO defended its view from bears on social media who are frustrated by the firm’s negative outook. GMO sees negative returns for 10 of 11 asset classes over the […]

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COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day – the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

The US has reported an average of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases each day this week. Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday – with […]

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How to enjoy good food despite age-related changes in senses of smell and taste

Enjoyment of eating is central to good nutrition. It is a known fact that the sense of taste is connected to the sense of smell. As we age, our sense of smell declines due to a complex set of factors affecting olfactory function. Gaining an understanding of how to accommodate changes in how food tastes […]

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‘We can expect fireworks’: 6 experts sound off on their expectations for Robinhood’s hugely anticipated IPO

Vlad Tenev, CEO and co-founder of Robinhood. Kimberly White/Getty Images for Robinhood Ever since Robinhood was founded in 2013, the firm has been at the center of the retail trading boom. Ahead of its IPO, Robinhood announced it is selling up to a third of its shares directly to retail investors. Insider asked six experts […]

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See inside Victoria’s Secret’s revamped ‘store of the future’ as it ditches Angels to lure more women

“I was thrilled to see more representative mannequins like these, but I was hoping for more,” writes Mandy Shunnarah. Mandy Shunnarah Mandy Shunnarah visited the redesigned Victoria’s Secret store at the Polaris Fashion Place mall near Columbus, Ohio. The store swapped its bubblegum pink decor and size-zero mannequins for muted colors and fuller figures. Shunnarah […]

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Redevelopment of Michael Reese site takes giant step forward

Redeveloping the site of the former Michael Reese Hospital has proved to be a challenge for the city, but it appears it may happen as last. | Sun-Times file The City Council’s Finance Committee agreed to earmark $60 million to build city streets, a new park and other infrastructure needed to pave the way for […]

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First winner of Richard Hunt Award unveils ‘Thought Vortex’ sculpture at Lincoln and Halsted

Artist Gwen Yen Chiu, the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit’s 2021 Richard Hunt Award winner, and Richard Hunt speak with reporters Monday after the installation of her sculpture “Thought Vortex” at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Halsted Street. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Artist Gwen Yen Chiu’s sculpture is a depiction of current events, the pandemic and political […]

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The date of Jeff Bezos’ trip to space isn’t a coincidence – it’s the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon

Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Heritage Space/Heritage Images via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket on July 20. The date has good mojo in space history: It’s the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Bezos is obsessed with Apollo 11 […]

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In praise of Rob Bishop and Gary Herbert

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, left, talks with Gov. Gary Herbert, right, following Herbert’s monthly news conference at KUED in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. | Ravell Call, Deseret News We worked with Bishop and Herbert. They are tow “authentically decent people” Most people never get the opportunity to know their elected officials […]

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2 ways to invest the child tax credit so your kids get maximum cash in retirement

Putting the child tax credit in a custodial investment account could build wealth for the future. Marko Geber/Getty Images If you don’t need the money now, investing the child tax credit could be a smart move. Money could grow over time if invested in a custodial investment account. Investing the money in your child’s education […]

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Dow plummets 726 points for worst day of 2021 as virus variants threaten global recovery

US stock market investors are feeling optimistic about the economy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks fell sharply to start the week as investors grow concerned about the global spike in COVID-19 cases. The 10-year Treasury note declined as much as 12.2 basis points to 1.177%. Cryptocurrencies, gold, and oil were all lower. Lumber prices rose. […]

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There’s still time to summer on the Cape – these are the top hotels in Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor With shingled cottages and miles of beaches, Cape Cod is a quintessential New England getaway. We rounded up the best hotels across the Cape, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. From quaint inns and motels to family resorts, our picks have […]

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Football / D1 women. What timetable for Lyon and Saint-Étienne?

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TV tonight: Astonishing ‘Serengeti II’ takes viewers back to Africa

TV and streaming picks for Sunday, July 18 WATCH THIS: “Serengeti II” (8 p.m., Discovery): The follow-up to the acclaimed 2019 nature series journeys back to the vast, nearly untouched plains of Tanzania. Along the way, it highlights the majestic animals who call the Serengeti their home and their day-to-day lives living together while giving […]

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Top secret: Kylie’s daughter (3) is working on her own label

Instagram / kyliejenner Stormi Webster (3) will apparently follow in the footsteps of her mother Kylie Jenner (23)! Keeping up with the Kardashians fame has been a successful business woman for years: in 2012, she and her sister Kendall (25) developed the fashion brand Kendall & Kylie. Around three years later, the … Read the […]

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