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1. Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

NEW YORK - Designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment following an apparent suicide, sources tell CBS2. Spade, 55, was found by her housekeeper at her home at 850 Park Avenue. Just last year, Coach bought the Kate Spade company in a $2.4 billion deal. Her handbags created a huge sensation in the fashion industry in the 1990s, and her company Kate Spade New York had over 140 retails shops across the country and 175 internationally.


2. Man dies on Mount Everest during ASKfm cryptocurrency promotional stunt

To promote the ICO ASKfm sent four "Crypto enthusiasts" on an expedition to Mount Everest. The Medium statement didn't mention Lam Babu Sherpa, a man who helped the ASKfm's four-man team get to the top of Mount Everest. According to extensive reports by the Financial Times and climbing site Rock and Ice, Lam Babu Sherpa was left behind during the descent from Mount Everest and is now presumed dead. Lam Babu Sherpa was a veteran of three Mount Everest summits.


3. Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. steel, agricultural products

MEXICO CITY - Mexico responded in kind to U.S. President Donald Trump's metals tariffs by imposing its own duties on American steel on Tuesday, while also targeting politically sensitive agricultural products from pork to bourbon. As of Tuesday, Mexico will impose tariffs of 15 percent to 25 percent on U.S. steel products, the Mexican economy ministry said in a list published in the government's official gazette. Mexico said late last week it would respond to Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum with duties on products from congressional districts that Trump's Republican party is fighting to retain in elections in November.


4. Police officer fired for hitting fleeing suspect with car hired days later by neighboring county

The Georgia police officer who was fired for hitting a fleeing suspect with his cop car on Saturday was out of work for just two days. Taylor Saulters, who was fired by Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Saturday for running down a suspect with his car, was hired by the neighboring Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office on Monday. On Friday, Saulters and his Athens-Clarke County police partner had stopped Timmy Patmon, who had an open warrant for a probation violation, when the suspect fled on foot, according to authorities.


5. Man shot by dancing FBI agent offered free drinks forever at nightclub

The Denver establishment that was the scene of a now-viral video of an FBI agent whose dancing ended in a gunshot has offered the shooting victim free drinks forever. On Monday, Mile High Spirits sounded off - saying it was upsetting that Saturday's incident happened "As a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules." The whole team at Mile High Spirits is praying for the victim's quick recovery, and he's welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever.



7. Miss America pageant scrapping swimsuits

Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, announced on "Good Morning America" that the event will no longer feature a swimsuit portion. The big changes to Miss America had been expected since the Miss America organization is now being led entirely by women for the first time. Just last month Regina Hopper was appointed president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Marjorie Vincent-Tripp was named as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Foundation.


8. UN says US must stop separating migrant children from parents

The United Nations has urged Washington to immediately halt its controversial practice of separating asylum-seeking Central American children from their parents at the southern border. The spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said the policy had "Led to people caught entering the country irregularly being subjected to criminal prosecution and having their children - including extremely young children - taken away from them as a result". She said information received from US civil society groups indicated that several hundred children had been separated from their parents at the border since October, including a one-year-old.


9. American Airlines Shrink Bathrooms to 24" Wide on Domestic Flights

MIAMI - Frequent fliers on American Airlines, heads up: the size of onboard bathrooms will be shrinking. American Airlines has announced that their bathrooms on the new Boeing 737-Max airplanes will now be only 24 inches wide, which many have said is too small for most adults. These airplanes will go into use later this year, primarily being used on North American routes.


10. Retired detective's hunch leads police to suspected serial killer in Arizona

A round-the-clock investigation that began late last week led police Monday to an extended-stay hotel in suburban Scottsdale where 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones was staying. "We started to see that Mr. Jones was visiting them in an effort to right some wrong based on what we could see," said Rich Slavin, assistant police chief in Scottsdale. Police believe Jones may have been targeting the attorney, but she was not present Friday when Jones went to the office in downtown Scottsdale.




13. There are more jobs than people out of work, something the American economy has never experienced before

The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: There are now more openings than there are workers. As of April, the total workers looking and eligible for jobs fell to 6.35 million, a decrease from 6.58 million the previous month. "If employers want to fill these 6.7 million job openings, they are either going to have to raise wages or find more clever and creative ways to recruit workers off the sidelines."


14. Mitch McConnell says Senate's August recess is cancelled

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is canceling most of the chamber's August recess as Republicans try to push through President Donald Trump's nominees, he said Tuesday. "Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled," McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement. The action will allow Senate Republicans to move more quickly toward helping Trump reshape both the executive and judicial branches of the government.


15. Evidence withheld in rape and sexual assault cases, says CPS

Vital evidence was withheld from defence lawyers in 47 cases of rape and sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed. As a result, the CPS ordered a review of all cases where people had been charged with rape or sexual assault, but not yet reached trial, from January until mid-February. A total of 47 rape or sexual assault cases were stopped - five where prosecutors found disclosure failures to be the main reason and 42 where disclosure was an issue.


16. Mom who allowed men to rape young daughters for drugs, cash sentenced to prison

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia mother was sentenced to prison Monday for allowing two men to rape her young daughters for drugs and cash. CBS affiliate WGCL reports 25-year-old Morgan Summerlin was sentenced to 30 years, 20 of which will be served in prison and the balance on probation. Trejo was convicted of convicted of rape, sexual battery, child molestation and aggravated child molestation and sentenced to serve 25 years in prison and life on probation.


17. More than 500 earthquakes rattle Hawaii in 24 hours

An explosion at the summit of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii Sunday, triggered a 5.5-magnitude earthquake and sent an ash plum 8,000 feet into the air, according to officials at the US Geological Survey. Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed since May 11 because of earthquakes and continuous explosions from the volcano's summit crater. The earthquakes, including Sunday's magnitude 5.5 quake, damaged the overlook deck and other features at Jagger Museum in the national park, where most visitors go to see the summit lava lake, park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said.


18. Into thin air: Lava flows claim Hawaii's largest lake in a matter of hours

Over the weekend, Hawaii Island lost an entire lake. Green Lake, also known as Ka Wai a Pele, effectively vanished on Saturday after lava flows caused all of the 400-year-old lake's water to evaporate. Green Lake isn't the only natural resource claimed by lava in recent days.


19. Immigration agents arrest 114 in Ohio landscaper sting

SANDUSKY, Ohio - U.S. immigration agents made more than 100 arrests Tuesday at a gardening and landscaping company, aided by about 200 law enforcement workers in one of the largest employer stings in recent years. Josie Gonzalez, a Los Angeles attorney who represents businesses on immigration matters, questioned why the arrests couldn't have been made with fewer resources, perhaps by visiting worker homes based on addresses Corso's provided to authorities. The investigation into Corso's began in October 2017 when the U.S. Border Patrol arrested a woman who gave stolen identity documents to job applicants in the country illegally, said Steve Francis, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit in Detroit.


20. Factory worker arrested for putting foreign objects into Johnsonville sausage links

A worker at Wisconsin's Johnsonville Sausage plant is facing prison time and hefty fines after he was allegedly caught placing foreign objects into sausage links during his shift. RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE STAGES ROBBERY TO TEACH HER BOSS A LESSON. A subsequent review of the factory's video surveillance cameras allegedly showed Lane himself placing the objects into the meat. Matthew Krueger, a United States attorney for Wisconsin, lauded Johnsonville for its proactive approach, saying, "We commend Johnsonville Sausage, LLC. for its security measures and quick action to prevent any harm to consumers," Krueger said.


21. 4 Texas prison guards fired, major resigns after allegedly planting evidence in inmate’s cell

A Texas prison major resigned under investigation last week amid accusations he orchestrated planting two screwdrivers in an inmate's cell, possibly as part of a disciplinary quota scheme revealed last month through a leaked email. Four other Ramsey Unit officers were fired in connection with the investigation at the Brazoria County lockup, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jeremy Desel. Then on May 25, a prisoner's mother fired off a letter to TDCJ's Office of the Inspector General, alleging that her son had been set up with a bogus case by guards at the Ramsey Unit, apparently in connection with the disciplinary quota.


22. KFC Says It Is Testing Meat-Free Options

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23. US arrests man for trying to spy for China

A former US Defense Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested for attempting to spy on the US for China. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, was arrested by the FBI on his way to a Seattle airport to catch a flight to China. The justice department said Mr Hansen had held top secret clearance "For many years" and travelled regularly between the US and China between 2013 and 2017.


24. Coast Guard rescues man in rowboat trying to cross Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA - The Coast Guard rescued a man who was caught in a storm trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat. A Coast Guard rescue boat navigated the high seas and reached the man on Monday. Officials say thankfully the man was well prepared and radioed for help.


25. Man does TV interview about body found in creek; it was his mom and now he's in custody

WNEP interviewed Matthew Haverly after the woman's body was discovered in a creek near Camp Town. Later, the same day as the interview, investigators identified the woman found in the creek as 60-year-old Patricia Haverly. "Sad to say that that's someone's either daughter, mother, whatever, both, child," Haverly said.