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LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey as “misinformed” over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, James said Tuesday he has more pressing issues to deal with…MORE

Some defendants in college admission scam want racketeering charges dismissed

Some defendants in college admission scam want racketeering charges dismissed

Attorneys for several defendants in the college admissions scandal want the racketeering charges against their clients dismissed, saying they are unwarranted, new case filings show. In the motion to dismiss her indictment, an attorney for Lisa “Niki” Williams says the “case is an unprecedented attempt by the government to prosecute various individuals.” Williams, a former…MORE

The Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn

The Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn

The Nevada Gaming Control Board wants to strip Steve Wynn of his gaming license, after the casino mogul stepped down as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts following the disclosure of sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. “His conduct demonstrated that he is not a person of good character, honesty, and/or integrity,” the board…MORE

2 people questioned in Alabama girl’s disappearance charged in unrelated cases

2 people questioned in Alabama girl’s disappearance charged in unrelated cases

Two people in police custody in the disappearance of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney in Birmingham, Alabama, have been charged in unrelated cases, the city’s police chief said. The two are still persons of interest in the 3-year-old’s disappearance because video evidence and witnesses connect them to the vehicle police recovered over the weekend, Birmingham Police Chief…MORE

Michigan judge blocks the state’s e-cigarette ban

Michigan judge blocks the state’s e-cigarette ban

Michigan became the first state to last month to ban flavored e-cigarette sales, but that change may be reversed. A judge on Michigan’s Court of Claims issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday blocking the state from enforcing the temporary six-month ban of flavored e-cigarettes. “We are resolute in our efforts on behalf of Governor Whitmer and…MORE

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Northern California refinery

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Northern California refinery

Firefighters in Northern California were battling a blaze at a refinery on Tuesday, officials said. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office issued a shelter in place notification because of the release of hazardous materials from the fire. Three large ethanol tanks were burning at a NuStar Energy facility in Crockett, located south of Vallejo, the…MORE

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