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Study: Americans' support of First Amendment grows

USAToday.com Top Stories - 8 hours 20 min ago

Study: Americans' support of First Amendment grows but a third can't specify its parts.

       

Venezuelans face beer drought

BBC World News - 8 hours 36 min ago
Venezuela is facing the prospect of a national beer shortage after striking workers close two major breweries.
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 38 min ago

In this July 1, 2015 photo, Pinal County sheriff's deputies and investigators dig behind a home in Maricopa, Ariz., looking for clues in the disappearance of Michael and Tina Careccia. The bodies of the couple were recovered from a property near their home. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says officers arrested 38-year-old Jose Valenzuela and booked him into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDITFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The mystery surrounding a missing Phoenix-area couple has been solved with the discovery of their bodies buried 6 feet under a yard and the arrest of a suspect, who told authorities he was high on methamphetamine the night of the killings.


Woman shot to death at busy San Francisco tourist attraction

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 42 min ago

This undated photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Francisco Sanchez. A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco and died at a hospital. Police arrested Sanchez about an hour after the shooting. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn't know.


Quiz of the week's news

BBC World News - 8 hours 47 min ago
Where was unusually hot this week?
Categories: BBC World News

Putting the Greek back into Stoicism

BBC World News - 8 hours 47 min ago
How the Stoics would cope with the Greek crisis
Categories: BBC World News

Who is burning black churches? Twitter activists think they know

BBC World News - 8 hours 51 min ago
How activists pushed the story to media attention
Categories: BBC World News

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 53 min ago
"If the court approves this proposal, BP will be getting off easy and 'we the people' will not be fully compensated for the natural resource damages that we suffered, and the law requires that the public is made whole for those damages." — Jacqueline Savitz, U.S. vice president for Oceana, after the oil giant agreed to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to nearly $54 billion.

France rejects asylum request from WikiLeaks' Assange

USAToday.com Top Stories - 8 hours 56 min ago

The Australian is living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

       

Video: The happiest countries in the world

USAToday.com Top Stories - 8 hours 58 min ago

Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St. explains the survey -- and tells us where the United States ranks.

       

Louisiana man freed from death row last year dies of cancer: report

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 21 min ago
Glenn Ford, 65, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, passed away Monday at a home provided by the nonprofit group Resurrection After Exoneration, which assists freed prisoners, Ford's attorney, William Most, told the Times. Ford, a black man, was convicted by an all-white jury in the 1983 robbery and murder of Isadore Rozeman, a 56-year-old Shreveport watchmaker, who was found shot to death behind the counter of his jewelry shop.

China to probe market manipulation

BBC World News - 9 hours 22 min ago
China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.
Categories: BBC World News

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 26 min ago

 results of a blood test showing their chances for developing the disease are high. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?


Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers

BBC World News - 9 hours 26 min ago
Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.
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Lawmakers buck populace in Confederate flag bastion

USAToday.com Top Stories - 9 hours 35 min ago

Few residents will talk out of worry they'll be 'misconstrued.'

       

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 35 min ago

 Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.


2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 36 min ago
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

Disfigured by war, veteran now says 'I found my place'

USAToday.com Top Stories - 9 hours 56 min ago

Retired Marine left scarred by Iraq war and alienated by society finds a place to call home.

       

Sir Ian McKellen to lead Pride parade

BBC World News - 9 hours 58 min ago
Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen is named as grand marshal of this year's Manchester Pride Parade.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: ‘Irreversible change’ to sea life from CO2

BBC World News - 10 hours 6 min ago
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.
Categories: BBC World News