In chaos of deadly Texas gang fight, self-defense claims may abound

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas laws that offer a high degree of protection to those who act in self-defense may make it difficult to prosecute the 170 people jailed for a Sunday motorcycle gang fight that left nine dead, with hundred... Read the rest of this entry »

Shi’ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadi in... Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

By P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from oversea... Read the rest of this entry »

Sea urchin haven disturbed by Santa Barbara oil spill

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California. The coast, thought to be one of the world's be... Read the rest of this entry »

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Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Credit Score As You Approach Retirement

With all the things you have to be concerned about in life, you'd think by the time you hit your 50s or 60s, you could stop worrying about having a good credit score. Read the rest of this entry »

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. Read the rest of this entry »

Suspect arrested in D.C. quadruple murder

Daron Dylon Wint is accused in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper. Read the rest of this entry »

GOP presidential candidate defends Josh Duggar


50 million gallons of water lost after California dam vandalized: newspaper

Some 50 million gallons of water were lost after an act of vandalism damaged an inflatable dam near San Francisco, the local Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on Friday. The loss comes as the state is in its fourth year of a devastating drought that h... Read the rest of this entry »
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