Mt Gox CEO goes on trial in Japan as bitcoin gains traction

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Tuesday into charges that the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. French-born Mark Karpeles was whisked into the...

Lawmakers announce plan to extend California cap and trade

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used,...
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Tuesday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 50 39 .562 — New York 45 41 .523 3½ Tampa Bay 47 43 .522 3½ Baltimore 42 46 .477 7½ Toronto 41 47 .466 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 47 40 .540 — Minnesota 45 43 .511 2½ Kansas City 44 43...

Missiles and music: For Kim Jong Un, they go together

This image made from undated video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea’s KRT on July 10, 2017, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un waves to the audience in Pyongyang. Kim attended a concert replete with pop music and thunderous applause to fete the successful launch...
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Major League Baseball: Yankees slugger Judge rules Home Run Derby

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer MIAMI — Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season. The larger-than-life New York Yankees slugger beat Minnesota’s Miguel Sano 11-10 with two minutes to spare...

Brown announces plan to extend cap and trade through 2030

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used,...

Trump taps Randal Quarles for Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles, who served in top Treasury Department positions under two Republican presidents, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to take a key position on the Federal Reserve board in charge of overseeing the banking system. The selection,...

Family: Alcohol withdrawal lead to actor Nelsan Ellis' death

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis’ death was caused by heart failure due to alcohol-withdrawal complications, according to a statement released on behalf of his family. The actor tried to wean himself after years of...

LEADING OFF: Judge, AL try to even All-Star rivalry, at last

American League pitcher Chris Sale, of the Boston Red Sox, left, poses with National League pitcher Max Scherzer, of the Washington Nationals after the All-Star starting pitchers were introduced at a press conference in Miami, Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Blum) A look at...

SEC East, division champ Gators take stage at media days

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, Florida head coach Jim McElwain runs out on the field before the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Alabama in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division will...