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Police in Moscow have detained about a dozen journalists protesting the arrest and jailing of a former colleague on treason charges. Police on Monday quickly rounded up the reporters who attempted to picket outside the pretrial detention facility where Ivan Safronov has been held since his arrest last week. Safronov covered military issues during the decade he spent as a reporter for Russia's top business newspapers and started working for Russia's space corporation in May. He is accused of passing military secrets to Czech intelligence and denies the allegations. The treason case has sent shock waves though independent Russian media outlets, which have dismissed the charges as absurd. Read more

ATLANTA, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta and New York-based Moss & Gilmore LLP announced today that they are among one of eighteen separate false claims whistleblower lawsuits against United Health Services, Inc and affiliates ("UHS") resolved by the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and various States. Read more

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New fiction from Andre Aciman, Tayari Jones and Rufi Thorpe will be available this summer as audiobooks only. The producer-distributor Audible announced Monday that Jones’ “Half Light” and Aciman’s “The Gentleman from Peru” will be among five original stories going on sale in August. The others are “The Getaway,” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; Courtney Maum’s “This is Not Your Fault,” which tells of a couple divorcing during the current pandemic; and Thorpe’s “Everyone’s Happy.” Michael Lewis and Jeffery Deaver are among the many other writers who have released works exclusively for audio, a fast-growing market. Read more

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PHILADELPHIA, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent pediatric hematologist-oncologist Denise Adams has joined Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to lead the Complex Vascular Anomalies Program (CVAP), a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary program that seeks breakthrough treatments and cures for children, adolescents and young adults with rare, life-threatening tumors and malformations of the vasculature, which includes the arteries, veins, capillaries, lymphatics and combined lesions. Read more

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CHESTERBROOK, Pa., July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boomi(TM), a Dell Technologies(TM) business, today announced Boomi Blueprint, a framework to ensure that customer's digital ambitions are realized, implemented effectively and efficiently, thus enabling them to achieve faster ROI. The framework includes leadership guidance, design practice and implementation practices. Read more

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The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. A new name for one of football's oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” The name dates to 1933 when the team was still based in Boston. Read more

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Remember the old IROC Series where the best drivers from various disciplines raced each other in equally prepared cars? It ran for 30 seasons before Tony Stewart won its final championship in 2006 and the series quietly went away. Now Stewart and fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernaham have teamed to bring an all-star circuit back in 2021. The Superstar Racing Experience plans a six-race, short-track series to air in prime-time on CBS in a Saturday night summer spectacular. SRX envisions fields of 12 drivers competing on famed short tracks across the country in cars prepared by Evernham. Read more

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HANOVER TWP., Pa. | Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit-and-run outside a Lehigh County hotel that left a 92-year-old woman injured. Read more

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FRANKLIN TWP., Pa. | Emergency crews rescued a motorist Sunday evening after his vehicle drove off the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension in Carbon County. Read more

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POTTSTOWN, Pa. | Authorities are investigating a wreck that seriously injured a motorcyclist in Montgomery County. Read more

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PHILADELPHIA, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced a restructuring and cost savings plan. The initiatives include consolidating the research and development (R&D) function into a single location in Philadelphia and lowering operating costs. The company's workforce will be reduced by approximately 80 positions, equal to approximately 8.5% of the company's total number of employees. The company said that it expects these actions to result in cost savings in excess of $15 million annually. Read more

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PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) will host a conference call with security analysts on Monday, July 27, 2020, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET Read more

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The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign say they have now hired 1,500 field staffers, aiming to convert their financial advantage over Democrats into votes in November. The joint field effort of the two organizations, Trump Victory, announced Monday the hiring of an additional 300 staffers set to hit 20 target states by Wednesday in the largest field operation ever mounted by a Republican. The goal is to turn out votes on behalf of Republicans up and down the ticket this fall. The Trump team says it's on pace to eclipse the 2.2 million volunteer total that helped reelect President Barack Obama in 2012. Read more

100 Years Ago – 1920: The McClure Faction has given up the fight against Albert Dutton MacDade for the nomination for state Senator and Henry F. Miller for the nomination of the Legislature. This statement was made by county Chairman W. Frank Mathues this morning: “As county chairman, I am doing all I can to promote harmony in the Republican ranks of Delaware County. This county is not big enough to support two factions, and as this is the presidential year, we should present a solid front. Both sides have made mistakes, and we hope both sides will forget the mistakes of the other. I tis with this thought of harmony that I can make public the fact that the election contests instituted by R.J. Baldwin, candidate for state Senator, and Harry E. Heyburn, candidate for the Legislature, will be withdrawn.” Read more

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Manchester City has successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban but imposed an $11.3 million fine for failing to cooperate with investigators. The verdict by three judges clears the team to play in the group stage of the Champions League next season. The case does not affect City’s place in this season’s competition. City’s win guarantees tens of millions of dollars in UEFA prize money next season. It also protects against players leaving to seek Champions League action with another club. Read more

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A Facebook group created to let Italian families mourn their coronavirus dead has turned into an activist group that is providing testimony and evidence to prosecutors investigating whether any crimes contributed to Italy’s COVID-19 toll. Lawyers for the We Will Denounce group on Facebook and an affiliated non-profit committee are filing 100 new cases Monday with Bergamo prosecutors, on top of 50 complaints lodged last month. Many assert that delayed lockdowns in Italy's northern region of Lombardy allowed the virus to spread and overwhelm the public health system. Among other things, they say a March 23 decree essentially instructing Lombardy’s general practitioners to treat suspected virus patients by phone, not in person violated patients’ constitutional right to health care. Read more

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Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking. Read more

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Conservative Polish President Andrzej Duda has narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought runoff election. A nearly complete count shows Duda received 51.21% of the vote to defeat liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. The close election reflected the deep divisions in the European Union nation. It follows a campaign dominated by issues of culture in which the government, state media and the influential Roman Catholic Church all mobilized in support of Duda. The campaign had homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones. Trzaskowski thanked his voters on Twitter and congratulated Duda, expressing hope that his second term would be “really different” from the first. Read more

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There will be no Midsummer Classic in baseball this season. There hasn't even been a regular season MLB game yet because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of baseball's best gathering this week at Dodger Stadium for the All-Star Game, players are at their home ballparks for summer camp to prepare for the start of the season July 23-24. NBA and NHL players are also practicing for the resumption of their seasons that were shut down in mid-March. This also would have been the final week of the Tour de France, which is now scheduled to finish September 20 instead. Read more

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Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week. It's the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life at Mars while scoping out the place for future astronauts. The most enticing rock samples will be collected by NASA for return to Earth in about a decade. The United Arab Emirates is up first with a Martian orbiter set to launch from Japan on Wednesday, local time. China is targeting a liftoff around July 23 for its rover and orbiter. The U.S., meanwhile, aims to launch its rover, Perseverance, on July 30. Read more

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong has banned public gatherings of more than four and required face coverings on public transport as the city battles an increase in COVID-19 cases. Read more

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A magazine reports that a member of a team searching a Southern California lake for a missing TV star said Sunday that he’s confident his crew is getting a clearer idea of where in the lake to find her. Robert Inglis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team tells Us Weekly that actress Naya Rivera sent to a family member a picture of her 4-year-old son, Josey, in front of a cove before she disappeared July 8 after diving into Lake Piru. Rivera remained missing as of Sunday night.  Read more

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Washington's NFL team will get rid of the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, according to multiple reports. USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post and Sports Business Journal reported owner Dan Snyder and the organization would announce the move two weeks before the start of training camp. It's unclear when a new name will be revealed for one of the league's oldest franchises. The team launched a ‘thorough review’ of the name July 3. That came in the aftermath of several prominent sponsors calling for a change. Read more

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Shares have risen in Asia, cheered by upbeat projections on a global economic rebound from pandemic shocks but tempered by caution over worsening virus outbreaks. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China gained Monday trading. Investors are looking ahead to the release of April-June growth data for China and to central bank policy board meetings in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. Easy lending is expected to continue as a measure to keep growth going in the face of the pandemic. On Wall Street, stocks rallied Friday to cap a week of volatile trading. Read more

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The Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had unexpectedly pleaded guilty in March to murder, attempted murder and terrorism. His sentencing hearing was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. It is scheduled to begin in Christchurch on Aug. 24. Tarrant faces life in prison. The judge has some discretion in deciding how many years he must serve before becoming eligible for parole. Read more

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Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Stewartsville, New Jersey, is making hay of social distancing limitations by bringing their church services outside -- and re-purposing farm equipment for worship purposes. Read more