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New execution date set for Georgia inmate

New execution date set for Georgia inmateGeorgia officials set a new execution date Friday for a death row inmate two days after he was granted a temporary reprieve because of a legal technicality. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 13 at the state prison in Jackson. Georgia Corrections Commissioner Timothy Ward set the execution for the first date of a seven-day window ordered Friday by a Superior Court judge in Thomas County.



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Pound Needs More Than Election Date to Sustain October’s Rally

Pound Needs More Than Election Date to Sustain October’s Rally(Bloomberg) — Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Pound traders are unlikely to find that the promise of a December U.K. election provides an escape from the Brexit maze.The currency was little changed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won backing in Parliament for a Dec. 12 general election. An election is unlikely to send the pound plunging with the Conservatives ahead in the polls, strategists say. Yet there is enough uncertainty around the result and the Brexit outcome that it also won’t prompt a huge rally.“The most severe of the longer-term structural risks facing the U.K. — a no-deal crash out — have all but evaporated,” said Ned Rumpeltin, European head of currency strategy at Toronto-Dominion Bank. “There is a lot of good news in the price, and the balance of headlines may not be as constructive once we head into an election cycle.”The pound is headed for its best month against the dollar since January 2018, with the risk of a no-deal Brexit reduced after lawmakers voted to force Johnson to seek an extension to the deadline. The election now looks set to become a proxy vote on European Union membership.The pound was steady at $ 1.2863 on Tuesday after Parliament voted, and climbed 0.1% to 86.37 pence per euro. The yield on U.K. 10-year government bonds dipped to 0.71%.Wary InvestorsEven as polls suggest a Tory-led government is the most likely outcome, the market will be mindful of risks around Jeremy Corbyn. Investors have long been wary of a government led by the left-wing Labour leader, who is seen nationalizing parts of the economy, boosting borrowing and redistributing income.There is also the question of how the two main parties position themselves on Brexit. If Labour opts to campaign on a platform of no Brexit or an arrangement where Britain maintains close ties with the EU, while the Conservatives go for a departure at any cost, volatility will likely pick up into the vote, according to Thu Lan Nguyen, a currency strategist at Commerzbank AG.“I wouldn’t expect a large market reaction in pound spot rates,” said Nguyen. “Rather, I think we will see a repricing on options markets, factoring in an increased political risk around the date of the elections.”Option pricing has been subdued in recent days, with implied volatility in the pound staying low in the shorter and longer term. This suggests traders foresee smaller jumps in the currency, reflecting optimism about the fading risk of no-deal, contained by pessimism caused by simmering political uncertainty.Persistent question marks over Brexit itself could also keep a lid on the pound. Traders may also shift their attention to the risk of the second phase of Brexit negotiations when Britain will have to decide its future relationship with the EU.“The capacity for sterling to enjoy a major relief rally that ‘it’s over’ may be more constrained than others may think because, let’s face it, it’s not over,” said Toronto-Dominion’s Rumpeltin. “Not by a long shot.”(Updates with Tuesday’s Parliament vote.)\–With assistance from Katherine Greifeld.To contact the reporters on this story: Charlotte Ryan in London at cryan147@bloomberg.net;Anooja Debnath in London at adebnath@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Paul Dobson at pdobson2@bloomberg.net, William Shaw, Michael HunterFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-client

U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-clientLawyer Michael Avenatti, who became nationally known as an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before his arrest earlier this year, will stand trial in April on charges that he stole from his former client Stormy Daniels, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts set the April 21 trial date at a brief hearing in Manhattan federal court. Avenatti, 48, was arrested in New York in March.



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A 30-year-old man was gored by a bison at a Utah state park, then brought his 22-year-old date there and she was gored too

A 30-year-old man was gored by a bison at a Utah state park, then brought his 22-year-old date there and she was gored tooKyler Bourgeous says he probably won't return to the same park again, because he has "this weird feeling that the bison there really don't like me."



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Trial date set for men charged with 9/11 attacks

Trial date set for men charged with 9/11 attacksDr. James Mitchell personally interrogated the men charged with plotting the 9/11 attacks. He says Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would kill almost 3,000 people all over again if given the chance.



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Doctor in murder case gets 2 new lawyers, June trial date

Doctor in murder case gets 2 new lawyers, June trial dateThe Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder is now scheduled for trial next June and has two new lawyers, including one known for successfully defending high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony and Aaron Hernandez. Husel didn’t speak during the hearing. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System found that Husel ordered excessive painkillers for about three dozen hospital patients who died over the past several years.



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Two men dead in apparent murder-suicide after argument during double date

Two men dead in apparent murder-suicide after argument during double dateTwo men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in northeast Harris County.



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Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder date

Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder dateA man accused of killing his roommate’s Tinder date slashed his own neck during the murder trial on Monday while screaming in the courtroom. Aubrey Trail, a 52-year-old from Nebraska, yelled “Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all” before swiping something across his neck.Deputies rushed to help Mr Trail as he lay bleeding on the floor. Mr Trail was referring to his 25-year-old former roommate Bailey Boswell when he cut himself. The two have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. It was unclear how badly Mr Trail was injured during the incident. The judge presiding over the case ordered the jury to return on Tuesday morning.Authorities said Mr Trail has suffered declining health while in custody. He reportedly had a stroke and two heart attacks since his arrest.Ms Loofe went missing in November 2017 after going on a date with Mr Boswell, who she reportedly met on the dating app Tinder. Mr Trail was Mr Boswell’s roommate at the time of the alleged murder.Prosecutors have said the two men planned Ms Loofe’s abduction and killing. Mr Trail’s attorneys have argued her death was the result of an accident that occurred during a consensual sex fantasy. Mr Boswell is still awaiting trial.Additional reporting by AP



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U.S., Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan

U.S., Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from AfghanistanUpcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won’t plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday. A seventh round of talks between the warring sides begins on Saturday in Qatar’s capital of Doha, where U.S. and Taliban negotiators have been trying to hammer out a deal to end to the 18-year-long war since October. “Once the timetable for foreign force withdrawal is announced, then talks will automatically enter the next stage,” said Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha.



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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might already have a new release date – and that’s awful news

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might already have a new release date – and that’s awful newsSamsung's Galaxy Fold launch is now nothing short of an unmitigated disaster. Who could have seen this coming… 7 months ago? The last thing a company wants to do when it's about to release a first-of-its-kind product is give consumers any doubt that it's a high-quality product. Well, Samsung went far beyond giving consumers a bit of doubt — it showed us in the clearest possible light that the Galaxy Fold is a piece of junk. We have now lost count of how many Galaxy Fold review units broke shortly after being sent to bloggers to review, but suffice it to say the figure is painfully high. It was so high, in fact, that Samsung decided to cancel the phone's release this Friday so it can investigate the issues that have been causing the Galaxy Fold's display to break. That's right, we said "issues," as in plural. It's not just one problem that has been causing the screens to malfunction, it's several.The biggest problem appears to be the fact that the phone's foldable OLED screen has a thin plastic layer on top with exposed edges, so it looks like a screen protector you would find pre-applied on many Android phones. It's not a screen protector though, and if you pull it off the display will break. You read that correctly: this is a $ 2,000 phone with an exposed display layer that peels right off. But the displays on some review units broke even with that top layer intact, so Samsung clearly has some work to do before the Galaxy Fold can see the light of day again. As it turns out, however, the Galaxy Fold might already have a new release date… and that could be very bad news for anyone who plans to buy one.With the Galaxy Fold release date having been scheduled for this Friday, April 26th, Samsung has undoubtedly manufactured quite a few handsets at this point. Our guess is the figure is well into the hundreds of thousands. On top of that, many of those phones have likely already been shipped to Samsung's various partners in launch markets around the world. Now, we know that all those phones are junk, but we still don't know exactly why. Neither does Samsung, since the company is still in the process of collecting all the broken review units and investigating potential causes of the various different failures we saw.And yet despite the fact that Samsung doesn't yet know why its Galaxy Fold phones were breaking, the company may already have shared an updated release date with partners. If true, Samsung is putting the cart ahead of the horse and we have little to no confidence that the company is truly doing everything in its power to fix the phone's problems ahead of release.https://twitter.com/mighty_droid/status/1120820338965630976As you can see in the tweet embedded above, AT&T has been sending emails to customers who had pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold to let them know it will not ship on time. That is obviously a good thing. What's not so good, however, is the fact that there is already a revised ship date in that email: June 13th. How can AT&T tell customers when their orders will ship if Samsung doesn't even know what it has to do in order to fix all the Galaxy Fold units that have already been built?Either AT&T pulled a random date out of thin air and decided to share that fake ship date with its customers, or Samsung as already supplied an updated release date (which appears to be Friday, June 14th) with its partners. If the latter is the case, it will have done this without knowing for certain that it can fix the Galaxy Fold's problems and have the modified units shipped back to partners in time for the phone's new release.It's crazy to think that Samsung rushed out a product that it has been working on for many years at this point, but that's exactly what happened — and now it looks like it might be happening again. The company already has a horrible track record with first-generation products, as we've said time and time again. This is doubly true when it doesn't have a similar product from Apple that it can copy. Just look at how terrible the company's smartphones were before Samsung decided to copy the iPhone pixel by pixel. In fact, rumor has it that Samsung rushed out the Galaxy Fold before it was ready in an effort to prove that it can innovate and release exciting new products without copying Apple. Oops.The Galaxy Fold is a brand new device in a brand new category. It's poised to be the first widely available smartphone in the world with a foldable display. If this AT&T email is legitimate and Samsung already has a new release date despite not yet knowing what it'll have to do to fix the phone's poor design and shoddy construction, the Galaxy Fold is also poised to still be a piece of junk when it hits store shelves in June.



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