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Source: The Guradian

India's supreme court bans Islamic instant divorce

Today 09:01 GMT

India’s top court has banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

Victims of the practice known as “triple talaq”, whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, had approached the supreme court to ask for a ban. Triple talaq “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”, a panel of judges said.

Source: Common Domain

Secret Service runs short of money to pay agents protecting Trump and his circle

Today 09:00 GMT

The Secret Service is close to its annual caps for salary and overtime pay for more than 1,000 agents, partly because of President Trump’s large family, multiple properties and frequent travel, according to a report Monday in USA Today.

Trump, in a statement in July marking the 152nd anniversary of the Secret Service, said he and First Lady Melania Trump were “especially thankful for those who selflessly stand by our side to safeguard our family every day.”

Source: BBC

Jerry Lewis: Will his infamous 'lost' film ever be seen?

Today 09:01 GMT

The death of US comedy legend Jerry Lewis has prompted renewed interest in his notorious "lost film", The Day the Clown Cried.

"Is it horrible that my first thought upon hearing about Jerry Lewis's death is 'now they can release The Day The Clown Cried'?" asked Paul DeBruler. Lewis directed the 1972 film and played the leading role - a clown who was arrested in Nazi Germany for drunkenly defaming Hitler.

Source: New York Times

All the Light Trump Was Not Supposed to See. But He Peeked.

Today 09:00 GMT

Life-giving, eye-threatening, ostensibly apolitical — summoned the nation’s First Viewer to the Truman Balcony of the White House around 2:38 p.m.. President Trump lumbered toward the railing, behind the official seal, joined by a familiar assemblage of relatives, aides and at least one relative-aide, his daughter Ivanka Trump.

Staff members were gathered beneath him — primed, for at least a few moments, to absorb a spectacle of another sort, and nothing else.

Source: Common Domain

The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it

Today 09:01 GMT

All of this could be lost unless California’s Legislature acts quickly to block the Cadiz water extraction project, a scheme that would drain vital aquifers in the Fenner, Bristol and Cadiz valleys — the heart of the Mojave.

Introduced into the state Legislature in July, the bill would help protect the Mojave from projects like Cadiz by bolstering state reviews and requiring the California State Lands Commission, in consultation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, to ensure that any transfers of desert groundwater do not adversely affect the region’s natural or cultural resources.

Source: CBS News

Prosecutor: 3rd bodycam video shows "questionable" Baltimore police activity

Today 09:01 GMT

BALTIMORE -- Prosecutors say a third video from a Baltimore police officer's body-worn camera shows questionable activity by police.

Neither Baltimore Police or Mosby's office would provide more details about the latest case or the video to the Baltimore Sun. In 44 cases linked to that video, prosecutors have either asked for more time to investigate, dropped the case or will drop the case if a delay is denied.

Source: CBS News

Report: Secret Service can't afford to pay agents to protect Trump family

Today 09:01 GMT

The Secret Service can no longer afford to pay agents needed to protect President Trump and his family because of an unprecedented number of White House protectees and because of frequent travel, according to USA Today.

In a statement Monday, Alles said that the Secret Service has the funding it needs to meet all mission requirements through Sept. 30 within the statutory pay caps, but the agency estimates that about 1,100 will work overtime hours in excess of statutory pay caps through December.

Source: New York Times

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

Today 08:05 GMT

In what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder, a Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder on her perineum for decades.

Eva Echeverria, 63, of East Los Angeles is one of thousands of women who have sued the consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson claiming baby powder caused their disease, pointing to studies linking talc to cancer that date to 1971, when scientists in Wales discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical tumors.

Source: The Guradian

'Sanctuary schools' across America defy Trump's immigration crackdown

Today 09:01 GMT

As Trump tightens immigration enforcement, education officials across the country are launching a national resistance movement, declaring their schools “sanctuaries” from Trump’s immigration policies. Superintendents and school board members from districts as diverse as Miami, Milwaukee, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, New York City, and Des Moines, have created or revised “sanctuary school” resolutions, vowing to shield students’ personal data from immigration authorities and block federal agents’ access to school property unless they present a warrant.

Source: BBC

James Dresnok, last US soldier to defect to N Korea, dies

Today 09:01 GMT

Both born in North Korea - told a state media outlet their father had died in November last year, and was loyal to North Korea until the end.

"If the enemies launch a pre-emptive attack against us, we will not miss the opportunity and wipe the land of the US from the earth forever," James Dresnok junior told the interviewer. Speaking about the current tensions between the United States and Pyongyang, his sons were confident about their homeland's chances.

Source: ABC News

The Note: Trump returns to a lonelier Washington after damage of Charlottesville

Today 09:01 GMT

In losing the confidence of Republican lawmakers and the business community, Trump is back in Washington where he's lonelier than ever.

Facing calls from members of his Yale graduating class to resign, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Saturday night defended President Trump's response to the Charlottesville violence and reaffirmed his commitment to remain in the Trump cabinet.

Source: The Week

American voters are politically flexible. Why aren't our parties?

Today 09:01 GMT

Both men could try to move their parties closer to that sweet spot in the upper left-hand corner where swing voters reside.

We are so used to hearing about the problem of divided government that we forget about the degree to which our two parties agree on a huge number of important issues. The average member of Congress — Republican or Democrat — takes a hawkish line on the Middle East, thinks that same-sex marriage is a dead letter, and supports free trade and fracking and levels of taxation that make President Eisenhower look like a socialist by comparison.

Source: Common Domain

Watch the Great American Eclipse live, right here

Today 09:01 GMT

NASA you can look up, down and all around at the progression of the eclipse as it occurs in Charleston, S.C.. Follow me on Twitter @LATkarenkaplan and "like" Los Angeles Times Science & Health on Facebook.

The first piece of land to experience the total eclipse is near Lincoln City, Ore., where skies will grow dark at 10:15 a.m. For the first time in nearly a century, the shadow of the moon will race across the entire continental United States.

Source: The Week

In India, she was 'untouchable.' In New York City, she became an author.

Today 09:01 GMT

For now, she says she's excited to see her book come to life, but doesn't expect it to put an end to the plight of untouchables in India.

At first, it took some adjusting to life in the U.S. Gidla says years of humiliation and discrimination has left its mark on her. Gidla's break from life as an untouchable came in the 1990s, when she moved to New York City.

Source: Common Domain

Q&A: Beric from 'Game of Thrones' (Richard Dormer) on flaming swords and Sunday's ice lake battle

Today 08:05 GMT

'Game of Thrones' finally unites Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, and a scene-stealing character gets the last word. 'Game of Thrones': Three burning questions and six characters we'd like to see play a big role in Season 7

For Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) and the tattered remains of his Brotherhood Without Banners, headed north of the wall with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in hopes of capturing a white walker, odds of survival were particularly grim.

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT

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