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Jayme Closs’ kidnapper will be sentenced today, and her family will be there

Jayme Closs’ relatives spent three months agonizing over the Wisconsin teenager’s whereabouts before she escaped from the man who’d gunned down her parents and imprisoned her in a remote cabin. On Friday, they’ll spend a few hours facing Jake Patterson one more time in a courtroom, as he’s sentenced for killing Jayme’s parents and kidnapping…MORE

Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that

Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by — what are the differences? Now, the Food and Drug Administration wants to make it a little easier. In a new guidance issued Thursday, it urged the industry to streamline food labels into…MORE

Oil watch; Huawei bargain; Theresa May quits

1. Oil watch: Investors will be keeping a close eye on oil Friday after it suffered its worst day since Christmas Eve on Thursday. After starting the day above $61, US oil prices nosedived nearly 6% to a 10-week low of $57.91 a barrel. Chevron and ExxonMobil fell 2%, while oil drillers like Hess plunged…MORE

Harvey Weinstein accusers reach $44M deal over alleged sexual misconduct

Attorneys representing claims against Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve civil lawsuits over his alleged sexual misconduct. The attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Thursday they have a deal that will be paid by insurance policies — not the disgraced movie mogul. It allocates about $14…MORE

Trump set for pageant-laden visit to Japan to honor new Emperor

Japan has a new Emperor, but it is President Donald Trump who will be treated to pageantry befitting a monarch when he travels Friday to Tokyo. The state visit will provide an altogether more pleasant vibe than in Washington, where talk of impeachment is now rampant and Trump is seething at Democrats’ investigations into his…MORE

Donald Trump falls for Nancy Pelosi’s trap

President Donald Trump keeps taking Nancy Pelosi’s bait. The House speaker has spent the last two days provoking Trump, questioning his self-confidence, condescendingly confiding that she prays for him and suggesting a “family intervention.” The President’s wild, improvised response Thursday suggests that so far, the speaker is winning the hugely consequential clash between Washington’s top…MORE

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