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Good evening. Here’s the latest.
1. “They’ve got to behave like a normal country. That’s the ask. It’s pretty simple.”
That was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcing that the U.S. will restore sanctions against Iran that had been lifted after the 2015 nuclear deal. The changes will go into effect at midnight Monday and ratchet up pressure on Tehran while worsening a divide with Europe over diplomatic strategy.
Mr. Pompeo said the goal was to get Iran to end nuclear enrichment, curb weapons programs and end its support for American foes in the region.
2. Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s right-hand man for years, began testifying against his former boss in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
He is considered the most important witness in Mr. Manafort’s trial on tax and bank fraud charges. Asked by prosecutors whether he was involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Manafort, Mr. Gates responded, “Yes.”
Mr. Gates admitted to a wide variety of crimes, including bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, lying to federal authorities, lying in a court deposition and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Mr. Manafort’s accounts by falsely claiming expenses.
4. Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador and announced a freeze on “all new business” between the two countries in response to Canadian complaints about the arrests of two Saudi activists.
The Canadian Foreign Ministry had issued a statement calling for the release of Samar Badawi, a women’s rights activist arrested last week; and her brother, Raif Badawi, who is serving a prison term for running a website that criticized Saudi Arabia’s religious establishment. Above, Ms. Badawi after she won an award from the State Department in 2012.
Saudi Arabia called the statement “overt and blatant interference” in its internal affairs.
5. At least 98 people were killed and 20,000 are homeless after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake near the resort island of Lombok in Indonesia. The tremors were felt as far away as the neighboring island of Bali, where two people died.
Aftershocks rattled the area as search-and-rescue teams scoured the rubble for survivors. Beaches were empty and most hotels were shut as tourists swarmed the airport, hoping for a flight out. Here is video from the scene.
6. In a span of less than three hours, 30 people were shot in Chicago early Sunday, an average of one every five minutes or so.
Rates of violent crime have actually been falling in the city recently, but one wouldn’t know it from the police calls over the weekend.
We summarized the terse, jargonish police log entries, which reflect some stark realities about Chicago’s crime plague. Twenty-eight of the 30 victims were black; the other two were Hispanic. Eleven were minors.
7. Indra K. Nooyi will step down as the chief executive of PepsiCo this year, ending a successful run. Revenue grew to $63.5 billion last year, from $35 billion in 2006, when she took the helm.
She was the company’s first female chief executive, and she was ahead of the curve in expanding the company’s offerings to include healthier snacks and drinks.
Ramon Laguarta, a 22-year veteran of the company, will replace her in the fall.
8. Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify removed content posted by the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site.
It was a major step by the big tech firms to curb one of the most prominent online voices trafficking in misinformation.
The site has repeatedly claimed, for example, that high-ranking Democrats operate a vast child sex-abuse ring. And Mr. Jones is facing defamation lawsuits from parents of victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre, for claiming the shooting was an elaborate hoax.
9. The New York City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on new regulations for Uber and other ride-hail companies.
The legislation would cap the number of for-hire vehicles in the city and set a minimum pay rate for drivers, many of whom say they are facing economic despair.
The initiative, which Mayor Bill de Blasio supports, would make New York the first major American city to impose a limit on ride-hail vehicles.
10. For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the U.S.
The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the New York City suburbs.
At the moment, the tick is considered a greater threat to American livestock than humans. While in Asia, the species carries a lethal virus, no long-horned ticks carrying human diseases have been found in the U.S.
11. Finally, two farewells.
Charlotte Rae, who played Edna Garrett on two hit 1980s sitcoms, died at 92. Ms. Rae was a fixture on TV and Broadway for decades, but became known to millions of Americans for her roles on “Diff’rent Strokes,” above, and a spinoff, “The Facts of Life.”
And Joël Robuchon, the French chef who came closer than anyone to mastering a formula for winning Michelin stars, died at 73. Our restaurant critic says that he cracked the code, then rewrote it.
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