Calendar for Thursday

1 EVENT TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR Source: The Eagle Culture & Lifestyle

Japan records trade surplus in June despite US tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump. Source: Business – The Eagle

US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted…

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it’s beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States…

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating…

Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a preview briefing on the agency’s Parker Solar Probe at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 20. The event will…

While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization. Source: NASA

NASA will join counterparts from across government, industry, academia and international organizations for an indepth conversation about science on the International Space Station Monday, July 23, through Thursday, July 26,…

NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), the French national aerospace research center, signed a research agreement Wednesday that could make supersonic passenger flights over land…

Crème Anglaise elevates summer fruit

When it comes to celebrating the fruits of Summer, there’s no doubt that cobblers, tarts and crisps are all fine maneuvers. Source: The Eagle Culture & Lifestyle

Burritos are a quick, healthy meal for picky eaters

So I have this daughter, right? She’s 7. Super cute, love her so much. She’s sugar and spice, and everything nice….except when it comes to food. And, oh-my-goodness gracious, is…

South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government says it is dramatically cutting its job outlook while slightly reducing its economic growth forecast. Source: Business – The Eagle

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights…

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire…

Man suspected in California serial rapes drove for Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal…

Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q

Fueled by a 20 percent sales jump in its prescription drugs business, Johnson & Johnson posted a 3 percent increase in second-quarter profit. Source: Business – The Eagle

The Latest: Powell says generally lower tariffs boost growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot, dry weather in…

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription. Source: Business – The Eagle

Former UK Cabinet secretary seeks new Brexit referendum

LONDON (AP) — A former U.K. Cabinet minister from the ruling Conservative Party on Monday called for a new Brexit referendum, an idea long assailed by the prime minister. Source:…