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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

 

Michelle Obama earns loud ovation from athletes at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michelle Obama returned to the spotlight as a presenter at The ESPYS, drawing the loudest ovation at the awards show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments in sports. The former first lady made a rare public appearance si…


Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by P…


Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge

SAO PAULO (AP) – A rights group says poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus. Brazil declared an end to the public health emergency ove…


LaBeouf apologizes for Georgia arrest, is seeking addiction treatment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Shia LaBeouf apologized on Wednesday for his expletive-filled rants hurled at the officers who arrested him in Georgia last week on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, and said he was seeking help for ad…


Exclusive: Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago….


Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, en…