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US court orders Iran to pay $879 mn over 1996 Saudi attack
A US judge has ordered Iran to pay another $879.1 million over a 1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen, ruling again that Tehran bore responsibility. President Donald Trump's administration hailed the judgment, the latest over the attack against Iran, which denies involvement and refuses to pay. Saudi Hezbollah, a militant group from the conservative Sunni kingdom's Shiite minority, allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western and Saudi forces were staying.

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants
The Honduran woman was nine months' pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son. What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Alexy, 32, and his son Samuel were whisked to the border in the wee hours of June 28 and returned to Mexico.

Downing Street advertises for £135k data science 'skunkworks' chief in latest Cummings shake-up
Downing Street has placed an advert for £135,000 job to head up "skunkworks" in Number 10, in what appears the latest in Dominic Cummings' shake-up of Whitehall. The new job will be responsible for a new data science unit in Number 10, aimed to “transform” decision-making in government. A skunkworks is a term originating in America during WWII for a project developed by a small and loosely structured group focusing on radical innovation. The civil service advert says the role will involve leading a new "analytical unit known as ‘10ds" - which stands for "10 Data Science". It says: "The vision of 10ds is a skunkworks type organisation that builds innovative software to allow the PM to make data driven decisions and thereby transform government". Mr Cummings, the Prime Minister’s chief aide, is known for his disdain for traditional civil servants. He has said his focus after Brexit will be the establishment of a British version of the US’s Advanced Projects Research Agency (Arpa). He recently instructed government advisers to read a book on Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock, as well as High Output Management by Andrew Grove. While the salary for the new role is advertised as up to £135,000, "outstanding" candidates could get more. The advert says the “newly created role will be responsible for establishing No10's quantitative ability” as well as advising the Prime Minister. It says the job presents an opportunity to work "at the heart' of government. Applications close on July 27. Earlier this year Mr Cummings placed an advert for “data scientists, project managers, policy experts and assorted weirdos” to apply for Downing Street jobs. Mr Cummings used his personal blog to invite applications from “true wild cards, artists, people who never went to university and fought their way out of an appalling hell hole”. In a much-publicised post, he said: “If you want to figure out what characters around Putin might do, or how international criminal gangs might exploit holes in our border security, you don’t want more Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers and spread fake news about fake news.” Shortly after the blog advert was posted, a new Downing Street adviser Andrew Sabisky quit following reports of his controversial comments on pregnancies, eugenics and race.

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Union dispute could put NFL season in jeopardy
As the league puts forth proposals to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, anxious players are concerned about their safety and don't want to take a pay cut.

American Noah Lyles breaks Usain Bolt's 200m world record - before being told he only ran 185m
American Noah Lyles was denied a new 200 metres world record in the Inspiration Games after it was revealed he ran only 185m. The 22 year-old's time of 18.90 seconds would have usurped the 19.19-second mark set by Jamaican great Usain Bolt in 2009. Lyles, running in Florida, set the time racing alone against competitors simultaneously sprinting on tracks in Europe. Given his personal best is 19.50, the time was immediately challenged. After initial confusion, his official result eventually read "shorter distance" with the American starting from the wrong lane. Swiss television said he had only run 185m. World champion Lyles later tweeted: "You can't be playing with my emotions like this... Got me in the wrong lane smh." The race was won by Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, running in Zurich, in 19.80 seconds, one hundredth of a second ahead of Dutchman Churandy Martina, who was running in the Netherlands. The farcical ending to one of the event's headline races is a major embarrassment to Inspiration Games organisers. The meeting was the Zurich Weltklasse's answer to the coronavirus which has prevented conventional events from taking place.

Can Charlie Woods break his dad’s records? ‘Depends how bad he wants it’
Tiger Woods' son Charlie, 11, is beginning to get serious about golf, but it will ultimately be up to him if he wants to chase – and break – his dad's records.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Milliman analysis: Public pensions rebound in Q2 with $308 billion asset gain
Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the second quarter 2020 results of its Public Pension Funding Index (PPFI), which consists of the nation's 100 largest public defined benefit pension plans.

Bunge Limited Schedules Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) will announce its financial results for the second quarter of 2020, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, prior to the market opening. The company's management will also host a conference call on the same day at 7:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the results. A slide presentation to accompany the discussion will be posted on www.bunge.com.

Steel Dynamics Announces Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD), one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, today announced it intends to release second quarter 2020 financial results after market close on Monday, July 20, 2020. The teleconference is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and will be hosted by Mark D. Millett, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Theresa E. Wagler, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Trump still struggling to articulate his agenda for a second term
The president has been asked three times in the last two weeks to name his top priority items for a second term — and he has struggled to name them.

Universities scramble to protect students from deportation under new ICE policy requiring in-person classes
The Trump administration’s announcement that international students will have to leave the U.S. if their school does not offer in-person classes has thrown colleges into confusion. 

A California couple has been charged with a hate crime after they were seen on video vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural
The couple in the video could be seen cursing at onlookers and shouting "no one wants Black Lives Matter here" and "f---ing keep America great."

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