• Kasich orders rides shut down after deadly Ohio State Fair accident
  • Kid Rock tables US Senate run, stresses voter registration
  • Lloyds sets aside another 700m for PPI insurance claims – BBC News
  • US warns travelers about tainted alcohol in Mexico
  • Kid Rock creating non-profit to promote voter registration

Kasich orders rides shut down after deadly Ohio State Fair accident

Ohio Gov. John Kasich ordered all rides at the state fair in Columbus to be shut down until thorough inspections are completed after a ride malfunction Wednesday left one man dead and at least seven people injured. Three of the seven injured were in critical condition, investigators said. The man who was killed was one of several thrown from the Fire Ball ride when it malfunctioned, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief…

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Kid Rock tables US Senate run, stresses voter registration

Musician Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) left his fans, as well as political junkies, guessing Wednesday about whether he will actually run for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Michigan something the artist teased in a series of tweets July 12. The only thing that can save us from Senator Kid Rock is a Marshall Mathers candidacy. — Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) July 27, 2017 Wednesdays announcement…

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Lloyds sets aside another 700m for PPI insurance claims – BBC News

The Financial Conduct Authority had been investigating the issue, concluding that the bank did not always do enough to understand customers’ circumstances. Including the latest update from Lloyds, UK lenders have been forced to set aside more than 30bn to cover PPI compensation costs. PPI became controversial after it was revealed that many customers had been sold it without understanding that the cost was being added to their loan repayments….

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Kid Rock creating non-profit to promote voter registration

Washington (CNN)About two weeks after teasing a potential bid for US Senate, musician Kid Rock announced early Thursday morning that he is creating a non-profit to promote voter registration. He also said he’d hold a news conference in the next six weeks to address the non-profit and a potential Senate run. “If I decide to throw my hat in the ring for US Senate, believe me… it’s game on,” the…

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Earl Spencer ‘lied to’ over princes following Diana’s coffin – BBC News

“It was a sort of bizarre circumstance where we were told you just have to look straight ahead. “But the feeling, the sort of absolute crashing tidal wave of grief coming at you as you went down this sort of tunnel of deep emotion, it was really harrowing actually and I still have nightmares about it now.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrincess Diana’s brother tells Radio…

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Jodie Whittaker on her other doctor role in Trust Me – BBC News

An early encounter sees her straighten a man’s broken foot having forgotten to give him an anaesthetic. Imagine the screams. Then there’s a heart-stopping – and heart-breaking – sequence involving the victims of a car crash. “There was blood squirting everywhere,” says Whittaker, at a press screening that was held before the recent announcement she was to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who. Media playback is unsupported on your device…

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Does US North Korea sanctions bill risk China relationship?

(CNN)The US may target Chinese companies as part of new North Korea sanctions, an administration official said this week, even as diplomats are working with Beijing at the UN to reach a new international agreement. Thornton’s testimony came as the House of Representatives was voting on a sweeping bill with new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea. US to ban Americans from visiting North Korea Pompeo signals support for…

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Russia sanctions: What you need to know

(CNN)President Donald Trump will soon decide whether to slap fresh sanctions on Russia, a decision that will be widely watched as a test of his proclaimed detachment from Russia’s powerful elite. Here’s what you need to know about Russian sanctions. Why are there so many sanctions against Russia? Ukraine: The United States and the European Union rolled out a rash of coordinated sanctions in 2014 over Russia’s occupation, and then…

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France wildfires force evacuation of thousands

(CNN)Parts of France’s southern Cote d’Azur were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to a statement from the Var police. As part of the over 100 operations launched since the outbreak of the fires, firefighting planes have been flying over the Bormes area since early Wednesday morning, dropping water bombs on the blazes.

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The next few days will be hell for Republicans on health care

Washington (CNN)When Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking “yes” vote, there was no spontaneous applause or cheers from Republicans on the Senate floor. Six months and change after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Senate Republicans were finally successful Tuesday afternoon in kicking off consideration of a House-approved bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. But the tension that permeated before and after the nail-biter vote was a far cry from…

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The Democrats have a plan. Now can they sell it?

(CNN)The plan is out and the verdict is in. Progressives are greeting the Democratic congressional leadership’s new economic agenda with cautious optimism, choosing to highlight notes of common cause — and mostly play down the now familiar divisions — as the party begins a fresh play to rebrand itself ahead of the coming midterm election. But the question for national Democrats in this chaotic moment is less about policy —…

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Oklahoma school district reportedly pays $125,000 to family after teacher had sex with student

An Oklahoma school district reportedly settled a lawsuit over a 31-year-old English teacher who had sex with an eight-grade student. The students family was paid $125,000, The Daily Mail reported. The Oklahoman reported in June that Jennifer Caswell pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and other charges in Harmon County District Court. Sentencing was set for Aug. 31. The boy’s father said in a federal lawsuit that local school officials let…

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Trump asks if The Washington Post is an Amazon ‘lobbyist weapon’

President Trump took to Twitter late Monday to call out The Washington Post and asked if Amazons billionaire-owner Jeff Bezos is using the paper as a lobbyist weapon against Congress. Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly? Trump tweeted. Bezos bought the paper in 2013. He made the purchase as an individual and Amazon.com Inc….

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Jimmy Choo bought by Michael Kors in 896m deal – BBC News

He added: “We admire the glamorous style and trendsetting nature of Jimmy Choo designs. We look forward to welcoming Jimmy Choo to our luxury group.” The sale plan was backed by Jimmy Choo’s main shareholder, JAB Holdings, owned by the German billionaire Reimann family. Michael Kors Holdings said the acquisition was expected to deliver a number of benefits, including “the opportunity to grow Jimmy Choo sales to one billion” and…

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Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?

(CNN)China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang. In more hospitable months, the border city of Dandong plays host to hundreds of tourists coming to gawp at North Korea — from boats on the Yalu River which separates the two countries, or through binoculars on a section of the Great Wall…

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Rising political star in China under investigation as Xi tightens grip

(CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping has moved to further consolidate his power over the world’s newest superpower, striking down a rising political star. Former Guizhou party secretary Chen Min’er, a protege of Xi, was announced as his replacement earlier on July 15. He had been seen as a direct rival to Xi for the top spot. Chongqing is one of China’s largest cities, far from the political centers of Beijing and…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 episode 2 recap: blood flows as the war kicks off

Just when you thought that you were dealing with an episode that wouldnt deliver on the action, Game of Thrones pulled a rabbit out of its hat in the final moments of Season 7, episode 2. As the first pawns are moved in the inevitable war for Westeros, fan favorite characters were taken to task in almost every conceivable way. The episode opens where the premiere left off, at Dragonstone…

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South West Trains warns of London Waterloo disruption – BBC News

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Owing to a major signalling failure overnight, mainline services through Clapham Junction to Waterloo will be delayed or cancelled this morning. “We’re sorry for the disruption this will cause to people’s journeys this morning, and will continue to work to resume a normal service as quickly as possible.” South West Trains passengers are set to face severe disruption next month when work begins to extend…

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Quorn booms as ‘flexitarians’ increase – BBC News

“Our growth will continue as expected, regardless of the Brexit deal that is reached. “In fact, today’s investment is indicative of our confidence in becoming a billion-dollar brand in the next 10 years.” The firm, which has been owned by Monde Nissin of the Philippines since 2015, says it made a pre-tax operating profit of 13.7m in the first six months of 2017. Quorn, a meat substitute made from fungus,…

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Indonesian leader polishes strongman image by calling for drug killings

(CNN)Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on police to kill drug dealers who resist arrest in what critics say is an attempt to burnish his credentials as a strongman leader among wavering voters. If enacted, the new policy would closely follow that of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, who’s brutal war on drugs has left up to 8,000 people dead in just over a year. In 2015, the head of Indonesia’s…

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‘Easier to move a mountain’: China vows new military drills amid India spat

(CNN)China has promised to carry out more military drills near a disputed border region amid an escalating war of words with India. India and China have been in a weeks-long standoff over a thin strip of land bordering both countries and Bhutan, in the Himalayas. Though not a part of Indian territory, the area is close to the “chicken’s neck,” a strategic corridor that serves as a vital artery between…

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Trunks not made for swimming: elephants rescued from Sri Lankan sea

(CNN)Elephants still can’t fly, but maybe they can swim — at least for a little bit. Three navy vessels participated in the rescue mission along the coast of the province of Trincomale, eventually coordinating with a team of Navy Divers to help guide the elephants back to shore. Neither of the animals were harmed in the rescue mission, according to an official statement from the Sri Lanka navy. The jumbos…

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