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Already-pardoned Arpaio asks judge to undo conviction

PHOENIX (AP) – Fresh off his presidential pardon, an emboldened Joe Arpaio on Monday lashed out at his critics and the judge who found him guilty of a crime as his attorneys went to court to throw the court decision that was the basis for his conviction. The former Arizona sheriff struck a defiant tone in insisting he “didn’t do anything wrong” and questioning whether his judge was fair. His comments came as President Donald Trump took a similar posture in defending his Friday pardon of the former lawman, blaming…

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Antonio Conte: Morata moulding to Chelsea philosophy

Antonio Conte believes Alvaro Morata is well on the road to becoming the perfect striker for his Chelsea ‘philosophy’ after ditching Diego Costa. Morata has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge, becoming the first player to score and assist in his first two Premier League home games. And Conte believes he is moulding the 24-year-old into the ideal centre forward for the way he wants his team to look. Alvaro Morata is the first player to score and assist in his first two Premier League home games The Italian…

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Russia sends two stealth submarines to the Mediterranean

Russia has sent two of its newly-upgraded diesel electric stealth submarines into the Mediterranean to operate from its naval base in Syria.  The ‘Improved Kilo’ class vessels spent almost two weeks cruising from northern Russia, past the Irish west coast and into the Mediterranean.  According to the Russian Ministry of Defence: ‘The Black Sea fleet’s new large diesel and electric submarines, Kolpino and Veliky Novgorod… have arrived in the Mediterranean.’ The ‘Improved Kilo Class’ submarine Veliky Novgorod diesel electric is one of Vladimir Putin’s stealth submarines and has been sent…

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Robin van Persie bangs in the goals in Holland training

It’s a video that will give the Dutch courage ahead of two tricky matches this international break. Robin van Persie, recalled to the Holland squad for the first time in two years, has been banging in the goals in training. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker – currently on the books of Fenerbahce – proved in a brief video posted by the Dutch FA on Twitter that he’s still got the magic touch. Robin van Persie has been banging in the goals in training with Holland this week The…

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Parent’s horror as children sick living in toxic ice house

A young family have been struck down by illness after discovering their rental property was a contaminated drug house. The Rushton family, from West Australia, are being forced to live out of a hotel after discovering residue of methamphetamine in each room in the house. They discovered traces of ice in the home were 12 times stronger than what is considered dangerous, Today Tonight reported. Readings this strong can cause blindness, respiratory problems, cancers, psychosis and heart attacks. The Rushton family are being forced to live out of a hotel after…

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Childcare worker wins fight over grandmother’s $1m will

A Queensland childcare worker has successfully challenged several wills which split her grandmother’s $1 million estate between a local church and a charity, having previously promised it all to her grandchildren. Helene Craig-Bridges told The Australian she was relieved by the decision and she was looking forward to spending time at a holiday home in Yamba, on the New South Wales north coast, which was part of her grandmother’s estate. ‘All is know is that we won,’ Ms Craig-Bridges told the newspaper. ‘All I remember is my lawyer called and…

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Trump eyed Moscow business deal during campaign: US media

A deal, in which a Trump Tower-style edifice was planned for Moscow, reached the “letter of intent” stage, but ultimately was not finalized Donald Trump’s real estate company actively pursued plans for a commercial development in Moscow while he was running for president, Trump Organization lawyers said in documents reviewed and reported by US media Monday. The involvement by the then-candidate in a proposed commercial property in Russia contradicts Trump’s repeated declarations during the presidential campaign that he had no business ties to the country. The deal, in which a…

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Colombia protests what it says was Venezuelan military incursion over border

BOGOTA, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Colombia has sent a letter of protest to Venezuela after it said security forces from the socialist country crossed the border into the Colombian province of La Guajira over the weekend, two government sources said on Monday. The sources told Reuters the Colombian Foreign Ministry had given the letter to Venezuela’s embassy in Bogota, although the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denied on Sunday that the crossing into Paraguachon, La Guajira, took place. The governor of La Guajira criticized the crossing on Twitter over…

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Wobbly shoes could stop those endless trips to the loo

Wobbly shoes may reduce the symptoms of incontinence. The special shoes, with balls on the soles, make walking unstable and require extra effort from muscles to balance — this is said to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. U.S. researchers say the shoes could have the same effect as pelvic floor exercises, which have proven benefits for incontinence, and are testing the shoes in a study of more than 60 women. Incontinence is thought to affect up to six million people in the UK, and is more common in women, as pregnancy,…

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With Edelman out and cuts coming, Patriots moving forward

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) – The New England Patriots were dealt their biggest hurdle of the preseason when Julian Edelman was carted off the field last week with a season-ending knee injury. But the focus remains high for the Super Bowl champions several days before the coaching staff must pare down the roster to the 53-man limit for the regular season. Veteran receiver Danny Amendola said he expects Edelman to still be present among his teammates even if he can’t play. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is taken…

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