Wednesday , 25 April 2018

Jon Kerns

Republican projected winner of Arizona special election in GOP stronghold

Republican Debbie Lesko is the projected winner of Arizona’s special election Tuesday in a contest both parties were watching as a barometer of political strength before the November midterm elections. But Democrat Hiral Tipirneni performed strongly, which bolsters the party’s argument that enthusiasm remains high for its candidates and helps reinforce the argument that a so-called blue wave is coming …

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US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Trump travel ban

In its final oral argument of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear one of the most highly-anticipated cases of the Trump presidency: Travel Ban 3.0. After two failed attempts by the administration to bar immigration to the United States from certain foreign countries, Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation on Sept. 24, 2017, that indefinitely restricted most …

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Strong travel demand lifts Boeing in first quarter

Rising demand for travel is providing Boeing with a huge tail wind, pushing earnings and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations in the first quarter. The aircraft maker also boosted its 2018 profit outlook and cited a strong backlog on orders. It expects to increase production of its 767’s over the next within the next two years. “Our team’s strong first-quarter …

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Juul maker to invest $30M to combat underage vaping

The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul (JOO’-uhl) Labs comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration questioned the design and marketing of the company’s small, sleek vaping devices. The San Francisco company said …

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Insurer Anthem's earnings jump 30 pct as medical costs fall

Anthem’s first-quarter earnings shot up 30 percent, and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer hiked its 2018 forecast, as a drop in medical expenses bolstered its performance. The nation’s second-largest health insurer joined rival UnitedHealth Group Inc. in topping analyst expectations for the quarter and hiking its 2018 forecast. Anthem said Wednesday that it now expects 2018 adjusted earnings to be …

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Keith Law's 2018 top 100 prospects: Nos. 50-1

If you’re not going for it in today’s MLB environment, you’re — well, let’s not say “tanking” and just go with “developing.” Teams that build from their farm system, through the draft, the international market and trades of veterans for prospects, keep reaching and winning the World Series. The Royals had the No. 1 farm system in baseball in 2011 …

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Madonna loses battle to prevent auction of Tupac letter

Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. Last year, a judge ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull the items from its impending rock ‘n’ roll-themed auction after the …

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3 murdered Mexican film students caught in gang turf battle

Three vanished film students whose case had become emblematic of Mexico’s 30,000 missing people were killed after being caught unaware in the midst of a drug gang turf battle, officials say. Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said late Monday the three were abducted by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel because they were filming a school project at a …

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US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift

When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. For decades, even amid close U.S.-Israeli ties, Washington has tried to position itself as a neutral …

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