Italy’s Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

ROME (AP) — Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini’s pro-Moscow League party. The associate, Gianluca Savoini, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors for alleged international corruption stemming …

On This Day in History – July 19th – Almanac – UPI.com

On July 19, 1993, President Bill Clinton announced its “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” policy toward homosexuals in the U.S. military. The policy was lifted in 2011. Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2019 with 165 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, …

Celebrity birthdays for July 19, 2019

Actress Helen Gallagher (“Ryan’s Hope”) is 93. Country singer Sue Thompson is 93. Singer Vikki Carr is 79. Musician Commander Cody is 75. Actor George Dzundza is 74. Singer-bassist Alan Gorrie of Average White Band is 73. Guitarist Brian May of Queen is 72. Guitarist Bernie Leadon (Eagles, Nitty Gritty …

Ensan pockets $10M with pocket kings at WSOP

LAS VEGAS — Hossein Ensan defeated Dario Sammartino heads-up to clinch the 2019 World Series of Poker main event title and the $10 million first-place prize. Ensan, 55, started each of the three days of the final table well ahead of everyone else, and despite ceding that lead to Sammartino …