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The most lopsided MLB trade deadline deals

There are always numerous deals completed around the MLB trade deadline. Sometimes those deals work out for both parties involved — other times, not so much. Here we chronicle some of the most lopsided MLB deals made at the trade deadline. Of course, these trades were made with the intent of improving each time, but the lopsided nature of them smells a little of desperation. Read More

Senators want investigation of immigrant abuse allegations

Senators want investigation of immigrant abuse allegations Associated Press 4 hrs ago By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine charges that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centers. Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general of the departments of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, that the allegations are “extremely disturbing and must be addressed. This is not a partisan issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON — The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked federal investigators late Monday to examine allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse o.. Read More

Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts.

Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts. The Washington Post 8 hrs ago Heather Long © Jeff Chiu/AP This July 9, 2018, photo shows a man adjusting prices under bottles of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey displayed at Rossi's Deli in San Francisco. China and the European Union have put tariffs on U.S. whiskey in response to President Trump's tariffs on certain foreign items. (Jeff Chiu/AP) Jane Hardy, the chief executive of a company that makes lawn-care equipment, says she had to lay off 75 employees this summer because of President Trump’s trade war. As she fights to keep her southern Indiana business going, Hardy is one of several manufacturers warning the White House that, unless they see relief from the tariffs soon, job losses will mount and factory closures are likely. Trump has repeatedly said he would protect American farmers in the trade war, last week setting aside $12 billion to help them, but he is facing pressure to extend aid to other ind.. Read More

Supreme Court refuses to halt youth climate case

Supreme Court denies Trump admin request to halt youth climate lawsuit The Hill 7 hrs ago Timothy Cama © Provided by The Hill The Supreme Court on Monday denied the Trump administration's plea to halt proceedings in a landmark lawsuit by young people seeking stronger federal action on climate change. While rejecting the government's request to stop the discovery process of obtaining evidence and depositions, the High Court nonetheless lodged criticisms of the case, which is known in lower courts as Juliana v. United States. "The breadth of respondents' claims is striking, however, and the justiciability of those claims presents substantial grounds for difference of opinion," the justices wrote in the Monday notice, asking the District Court for the District of Oregon, where the case is pending, to consider those facts. The Justice Department turned to the Supreme Court earlier this month to halt discovery after both the Oregon court and the San Francisco-based U.S. Court.. Read More

Gay couple says they were bumped from airline seats for straight couple

Gay couple bumped from airline seats to make room for straight couple NBC News 16 hrs ago Tim Fitzsimons © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: David CooleyThe Abbey's David Cooley attends the 13th annual "The Envelope Please" Oscar viewing party at The Abbey on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. When gay businessman David Cooley boarded Alaska Airlines flight 1407 from Los Angeles to New York this past weekend, he expected to enjoy the airline's top-rated service and the amenities that accompanied his Premium Class ticket. Instead, however, he said he and his travel companion were subjected to "humiliation" instead. "I have never been so discriminated against while traveling before," Cooley, owner of iconic Los Angeles gay bar The Abbey, wrote in a public Facebook post. He said he and his travel companion were "removed" from their flight "to give preferential treatment to a straight couple." "After my traveling companion and I ha.. Read More

Hillary Clinton steps up her involvement in the midterms

Hillary Clinton steps up her involvement in the midterms CNN 9 hrs ago By Dan Merica, CNN © Brad Barket/Getty Images Hillary Clinton is getting more involved in the 2018 midterms. Clinton, through her political organization Onward Together, donated the maximum of $5,000 to 19 Democratic House candidates and four secretary of state candidates in June, according to the group's filings with the Federal Election Commission. The donations represent the most concentrated midterm effort the former Democratic presidential nominee has made to date and further thrust Clinton into an election that will be the most potent judgment on Trump since he defeated her two years earlier. Eleven of the House candidates who received donations from Clinton are vying to flip districts represented by Republicans in Congress that she won in 2016. Representatives from Clinton's team and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee worked together to target which candidates Clinton should back to .. Read More

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks Associated Press 1 hr ago By AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's currency is continuing its downward spiral as increased American sanctions loom, hitting a new low on the thriving black market exchange. The Iranian rial fell to 112,000 to the dollar on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 98,000 to $1 on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File) TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials reacted skeptically on Tuesday to President Donald Trump's comments that he's willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart, saying instead that if Trump wants talks, he needs to rejoin the international nuclear deal he unilaterally pulled out of earlier this year. Trump on Monday said he'd meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "anytime" if the Iranian leader were willing. The I.. Read More