PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

On Tuesday, when the regatta’s cancellation was announced just three days before it was set to begin, officials said LionHeart Event Group had been hired for several years to handle event management of the regatta.

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The company’s responsibilities included purchasing insurance, securing permits, acquiring sponsors, collecting sponsorship money, contracting with food vendors, working with the race boat organizations and working with the city and others to provide security, officials said.

STORY: Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta canceled days before scheduled start

Officials said they learned last week that insurance for the event had not been purchased.

“We’ve worked with LionHeart on events in the past with the City of Pittsburgh, and we’ve never experienced any problems. They paid, it wasn’t  always prompt, but they paid. This is the first time they failed to make any payment whatsoever,” Kraus said.

Pittsburgh police detectives have launched a criminal investigation.

Source: PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

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Stocks pressured by US-China trade tensions | Fox Business

U.S. stocksOpens a New Window. added to declines on Friday after President Trump’sOpens a New Window.announcement that additional tariffsOpens a New Window.will be put on Chinese goods.

Investors are also dissecting the July jobsOpens a New Window. report which showed 164,000 nonfarm jobs were created in July. That was in line with expectations.

Source: Stocks pressured by US-China trade tensions | Fox Business

US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia ‘made no efforts’ to comply | Fox News

A historic arms control treated signed between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev three decades was scrapped after President Trump decided to withdraw on Friday.

The move to scrap the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty comes amid the administration’s assessment that Russia was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance” with the agreement, a senior White House official said.

Source: US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia ‘made no efforts’ to comply | Fox News

RFK’s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill overdoses, dies at 22

Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter reportedly died of an apparent drug overdose at the family’s Cape Cod compound on Thursday — the latest in a long line of tragedies to rock the storied family.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was staying at the sprawling Hyannis Port, Mass., home of her grandmother, 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy, RFK’s widow.

By the time medics arrived to the Marchant Avenue mansion at about 2:30 p.m., the young Kennedy was already in cardiac arrest, the Hyannis News reported.

She was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The New York Times said the suspected cause was an overdose, but an investigation by Barnstable police is ongoing.

The death jolted a family long haunted by tragedy

Source: RFK’s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill overdoses, dies at 22

Burger King’s plant-based Impossible Whopper is launching nationwide this month

Burger King is bringing its vegan Impossible Whopper nationwide, starting Aug. 8.

The nation’s second-largest burger chain began testing the plant-based burger from Impossible Foods at locations in St. Louis in April. Those Burger King locations saw traffic outperform national averages by 18.5% that month, according to a report from inMarket inSights.

Chris Finazzo, president of Burger King North America, declined to share any specific numbers about foot traffic or sales in an interview.

Since April, Burger King has brought the Impossible Whopper to six more markets. Jose Cil, CEO of Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International, said in late May that the chain will roll it out nationwide to its 7,200 U.S. locations.

McDonald’s, the largest burger chain in the U.S., has yet to offer a plant-based burger in its home market. CEO Steve Easterbrook has said that the chain is waiting to learn more about how the vegan item can drive foot traffic.

Source: Burger King’s plant-based Impossible Whopper is launching nationwide this month

Explosion, fire injure 37 at Houston-area ExxonMobil refinery | Fox News

An explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil oil refinery outside of Houston Wednesday left 37 people injured with minor burns, plant officials said.

Exxon Mobil Baytown Area said a unit processing propane and propylene burst into flames late Wednesday morning at the Olefins plant, forcing the city to issue a shelter-in-place order, according to Fox 26. Black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. The explosion happened shortly after 11 a.m. and was contained by the afternoon.

Source: Explosion, fire injure 37 at Houston-area ExxonMobil refinery | Fox News