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Gold and platinum aren't so shiny anymore

Monday  23:21,   20 august 2018
qz

Precious metals are losing their shine. Despite turmoil in emerging market economies and a burgeoning US-China trade war, the metals that traditionally serve as haven…Despite turmoil in emerging market economies and a burgeoning US-China trade war,[...]
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Malaysian Authorities Search for Missing Radioactive Device

Monday  23:21,   20 august 2018
usnews

Authorities are worried the device could be used to make a dirty bomb. The device, which contained the radioactive isotope Iridium 192, went missing earlier this month from the back of a pick-up truck while it was being transported near[...]

How the DEA let one of Haiti's biggest drug busts slip through its fingers

Monday  23:16,   20 august 2018
miamiherald

The Panamanian-flagged cargo ship pulled into a privately owned Haitian port in broad daylight with a secret buried under a mountain of imported sugar: 700 to 800 kilos of cocaine and 300 kilos of heroin with an estimated U.S. street value of $100[...]

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

Monday  22:50,   20 august 2018
msn

Canada said Monday it is scrapping a family reunification lottery and going back to a first-come, first-serve immigration policy as it looks to double the number of parents and grandparents admitted to the country. The change back to the old system[...]

Kyle Navin gets 55 years for 'black-hearted crime' of killing his parents

Monday  22:46,   20 august 2018
msn

HARTFORD, Conn. - Kyle Navin was sentenced Friday to 55 years in prison for the 2015 murders of his parents, Westport refuse company owners who authorities said were poised to stop financially supporting their son and to cut him out of their will. [...]

Amazon hires a star cardiologist to help its push into health

Monday  22:46,   20 august 2018
cnbc

Cardiologists are a hot commodity for tech companiesMajmudar announced his new role on his Twitter account on Monday. Prior to joining the technology company, he worked as the cardiologist and associate director of the healthcare transformation lab[...]

Asia Argento to Be Cut From 'X Factor Italy' If Assault Claim Is "Confirmed," Producers Say

Monday  22:42,   20 august 2018
hollywoodreporter

Sky Italia and FreemantleMedia Italia said that if the Times story was "confirmed" then "we would have no choice but to take note of it and put an end to the collaboration with Asia Argento."Sky Italia and FreemantleMedia Italia, [...]

APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

Monday  22:34,   20 august 2018
msn

A preliminary report says a firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after a retardant drop on California's largest-ever wildfire.The "blue sheet" summary report by CaliforniaThe "blue sheet" summary report by California[...]

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Monday  22:34,   20 august 2018
msn

At least eight people were killed when heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in the southern region of Calabria, Italy's civil protection agency said. It said the dead included four men and four[...]

Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture' - Moscow

Monday  22:34,   20 august 2018
reuters

<p>Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to "borderline torture."</p>Russia accused[...]

Man’s manslaughter charge tossed after wife’s suicide

Monday  22:34,   20 august 2018
sfgate

<p>SANTA ROSA — A judge dismissed a felony voluntary manslaughter charge against a Northern California man who says he helped his ailing wife kill herself, reducing the possible punishment for his role in her death.</p>David Clement, 65, still [...]

Afghan peace talks must include Kabul: US official

Monday  22:33,   20 august 2018
msn

A senior US diplomat insisted Monday that any Afghanistan peace talks must include the Kabul government, and would not occur directly between the Taliban and Washington. "Negotiations have to take place between the Afghan government and the[...]

Prison guards, veterans share link when it comes to PTSD

Monday  22:33,   20 august 2018
houstonchronicle

<p>With sweltering units, remote locations, and low pay, prisons in the Lone Star State have long struggled with high officer turnover and vacancy rates.</p>But, based on findings from one study in Washington, there could be another factor[...]

Harbaugh: Patterson will start at QB for Michigan vs Irish

Monday  22:33,   20 august 2018
msn

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says quarterback Shea Patterson will start the season opener when the 14th-ranked Wolverines visit No. 12 Notre Dame.Coach Jim Harbaugh made the announcement Monday. He had earlier said Patterson was simply one of four[...]

Packers' Jamaal Williams accuses Steelers LB Vince Williams of injuring ankle, dirty play

Monday  22:33,   20 august 2018
usatoday

The Packers haven’t had much injury luck in their backfield this summer.Load[...]