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Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi report: 'It's time to move on' June 28, 2016, 12:19 p.m. Donald Trump heads to the Rust Belt for a speech on trade, while Hillary Clinton will campaign in Los Angeles. Benghazi report slams Obama administration response but is unlikely to be seen as nonpartisan investigation...

White House says Benghazi report is just a political attack on Clinton

Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi report: 'It's time to move on' June 28, 2016, 12:19 p.m. Donald Trump heads to the Rust Belt for a speech on trade, while Hillary Clinton will campaign in Los Angeles. Benghazi report slams Obama administration response but is unlikely to be seen as nonpartisan investigation...

House Republicans release results of 2-year investigation into Benghazi attacks

Benghazi report released; Clinton, Obama heavily criticized June 28, 2016, 6:02 a.m. Donald Trump heads to Pittsburgh for a speech on trade, while Hillary Clinton travels to Denver for campaigning on Tuesday. Benghazi report: Hillary Clinton's friend Sidney Blumenthal received a big payout, according...

Chanticleers force winner-take-all CWS Game 3

Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3.  Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers rebound from a 3-0 loss...

Despite Angels' poor start, GM says Mike Scioscia's job is not in jeopardy

The Angels were 17 ½ games back in the American League West with four starting pitchers still on the shelf and a.206 hitter in the cleanup spot Tuesday night, grim realities for a team that hasn’t hit the halfway point of the season and is already far out of contention. But a first half filled...

Police transparency reaches a stalemate at the Capitol

California lawmakers have reached a stalemate over how much the public should know about the official activities of police officers. All but one of the major pieces of legislation introduced this year to either increase access to police disciplinary records and body camera footage or further restrict...

Initiative to legalize recreational use of pot in California qualifies for November ballot

An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure’s opponents. The Secretary of State’s Office certified that a random sample showed...

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements calls on Viacom to stop 'vicious attacks'

Sumner Redstone’s investment vehicle stepped up its campaign against Viacom board members who contend that the ailing 93-year-old mogul lacks the capacity to make decisions about his family’s media empire. With a major court hearing looming, National Amusements directors, including Redstone, on Tuesday...

Initiative to legalize recreational pot use qualifies for November California ballot

Updates on California politics: Sanchez talks education policy, legislators give initial OK to sex-assault bill June 28, 2016, 5:58 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a candidate for U.S....

Jon Jones ready for UFC 200

Jon Jones’ rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 has been propped up by their talent, Jones’ steep fall from grace and Cormier’s holier-than-thou resistance to forgiveness. “It’s pretty powerful. It’s a story people want to see,” Jones said Tuesday in a visit with reporters at...

Crack down on illegal fishing to protect millions of workers in West Africa: thinktank

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa nations must crack down on foreign fleets fishing illegally off its Atlantic coastline and build up their fisheries to protect the livelihoods of millions of people, a leading thinktank said on Wednesday.

Songwriter Josh Alexander puts his loft-style home in Venice up for sale

Songwriter and music producer Josh Alexander, who has collaborated with such artists as JoJo, Cee Lo Green and Demi Lovato, has put his live-work space in Venice up for sale at $2.195 million. Designed by Mark Mack and completed in 2003, the tri-level home has an industrial vibe with concrete block...

Mexican judge bans import of fresh potatoes from United States

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on Tuesday.

Congress fails to pass Zika bill, and that’s an ominous sign of things to come

In a climate-changed world, we need a government that can respond effectively to emergencies, but we don’t have one.

Donald Trump vows in Rust Belt speech to punish China and end major trade deals

Donald Trump, who rode a wave of anti-globalism to the top of the GOP presidential field, made a series of pledges and threats Tuesday aimed at punishing China and divorcing the U.S. from trade deals he blames for the loss of manufacturing jobs. The speech, delivered from a teleprompter at the...

Xencor signs cancer-drug deal with Novartis; its stock surges 32%

Shares of Los Angeles-area biotech firm Xencor Inc. soared Tuesday by 32% after the company announced a deal with Swiss drug giant Novartis. Under the agreement, Novartis will pay Xencor $150 million now and potentially much more in the future as the companies work to develop and commercialize...

Important to look at individuals in VW scandal: Lynch

PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday that it was important for the Justice Department to look at individuals in the ongoing criminal investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

California authorities allow some wildfire evacuees to return home

(Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday turned a corner in efforts to tame a deadly wildfire burning north of Los Angeles, containing about 45 percent of the blaze and beginning to open roads and lift some evacuation orders.

Fire at Mississippi gas plant halts two U.S. Gulf Coast platforms

CALGARY, Alberta/HOUSTON (Reuters) - At least two offshore oil platforms halted operations on Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after a fire at a natural gas processing plant in Mississippi shut a crucial pipeline that brings output onshore, several companies said.

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