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Handbag designer Kate Spade dead at 55

Kate Spade, designer, dead at 55Famed handbag designer Kate Spade has died at age 55.

Spade, the namesake and co-founder of Kate Spade New York, was found dead Tuesday at her Park Avenue home on the Upper East Side, according to the New York Daily News.

TMZ reported Spade was discovered at 10:20 a.m. ET. The designer was pronounced dead on the scene.

Law enforcement sources told NBC News 4 a staff member found Spade hanged from a scarf. The circumstances surrounding her death are under investigation.


Report: North Korea's Kim Yong Chol proposed casino to Trump

Report: N Korea offered Trump a casino The senior North Korean official who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday may have proposed the construction of a casino, according to a South Korean press report.

Newspaper Donga Ilbo reported Tuesday Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, had requested "investment support" for a casino and other tourist attractions in North Korea's Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist zone.

Kim Jong Un visited the area, according to state media in May.


Mexico publishes retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Mexico publishes tariffsMexico has published the tariffs it's imposing on products imported from the United States in response to the Trump administration's duties on Mexican steel and aluminum.

Tuesday's list shows tariffs ranging from 15 to 25 percent include a host of pork products, apples, potatoes, cheeses, bourbon, inboard motor boats and some flat steel and tubes.

Mexico imports so much U.S. pork — nearly one-third of what's consumed — that the government says it will waive tariffs on up to 350,000 tons of pork imported from other nations to avoid destabilizing the market.



Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

Knesset blocks equality group

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) disqualified a bill on Sunday that called for redefining Israel as a state for all its citizens, rejecting the argument that it must recognise the rights of its Arab minority citizens as equal to its Jewish majority.

The text of the bill stated its objective as "to anchor in constitutional law the principle of equal citizenship while recognising the existence and rights of the two, Jewish and Arab, national groups living within the country".


Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses -U.S. special counsel

Manafort attempted to tamper with witnessesPresident Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday.

Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, asked the judge overseeing the case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to revoke or revise an order releasing Manafort ahead of his trial.



New US ambassador to Germany under fire for rightwing support

New US Ambassador supports right wink parties throughout Europe

German politicians have criticised Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Germany after he said he wanted to “empower” anti-establishment rightwing forces throughout Europe.

In an interview with the far-right news outlet Breitbart over the weekend, Richard Grenell, who has been in office for less than a month, said: “I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders.


Trump disinvites Eagles from White House, plans 'different type of ceremony' for fans

Trump disinvites Eagles to the WH

President Trump on Monday abruptly announced the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles would not visit the White House on Tuesday, citing the team's participation in national anthem protests.

"The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country," Trump said in a statement.


Astronauts in Russian capsule land safely with World Cup football after 168-day mission to ISS

Asstronauts from ISS return with World Cup ballThree astronauts from the United States, Russia and Japan safely landed in Kazakhstan following a 168-day mission to the International Space Station.

A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Anton Shkaplerov of Russia's Roscosmos space program, parachuted into the remote town of Dzhezkazgan  at at 6:39 p.m. local time (8:39 a.m. EDT) Sunday. All three men were safely removed from the capsule within 30 minutes.


Giuliani: Trump Could Have Shot Comey And Still Couldn’t Be Indicted For It

Guiliani says Trump is above the law

Candidate Donald Trump bragged that he could shoot someone on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose any support, and now President Donald Trump’s lawyer says Trump could shoot the FBI director in the Oval Office and still not be prosecuted for it.

“In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted,” Rudy Giuliani told HuffPost Sunday, claiming a president’s constitutional powers are that broad. “I don’t know how you can indict while he’s in office. No matter what it is.”


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