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Mississippi keeps an eye on Justice Department's slap against NC's HB2 law

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's move this week to gut North Carolina's controversial LGBT law has raised the possibility of similar federal action to block Mississippi's House Bill 1523.

But a government challenge against the controversial...Read More


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Large shareholder to Tribune Publishing: Talk to Gannett about sale

CHICAGO -- Tribune Publishing's second-largest shareholder wants the Chicago-based newspaper company to explore a possible sale to Gannett.

Oaktree Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, said Tribune Publishing should "pursue ...Read More


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'Damien's' Barbara Hershey has grown up in front of a camera

An actor has to be brave to play someone who mentors the anti-Christ. But then Barbara Hershey has never shied away from risk.

In the 1970s, she was the living embodiment of 1970s hippie chic, catching flak for temporarily changing her name to "...Read More

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Ford invests $182 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. will invest $182.2 million in cloud-based software company Pivotal Software Inc. as the automaker continues to try and tap into Silicon Valley technological development.

The Dearborn, Mich., company said Thursday ...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Assuring price integrity in a dysfunctional ...

You are a senior who finds an advertisement for reverse mortgages appealing, except that you don't trust ads to tell the whole truth about anything. You have a well-justified fear that if you respond to the ad, a glib sales person will take over ...Read More


On Gardening: Native spiderworts offer stunning flower and foliage

Each morning I pull into my parking spot which is right in front of our cottage garden. This time of the year it is the bluest blue greeting me thanks to our native spiderwort. Spiderworts are known botanically as Tradescantia virginiana and ...Read More



French beer company to open dog-staffed London pop-up bar

LONDON (UPI) -- A French beer company is set to open a pop-up bar in London staffed entirely by dogs.

Kronenbourg 1664's Bar D'Alsace-tian will open on May 6 and feature Alsatian, also known as German Shepherds, serving the company's beer to ...Read More


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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ...Read More

Science & Technology

San Andreas Fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big quake, ...

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Southern California's section of the San Andreas Fault is "locked, loaded and ready to roll," a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.

The San Andreas Fault is one of...Read More


Storm caused the worst flooding Houston has seen in 15 years

HOUSTON -- A storm that hit Houston this week caused the city's worst flooding in 15 years and left five people dead, officials said.

More than a thousand residents of apartment complexes in the northern Greenspoint area had to flee rising ...Read More


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Trump headlining fundraiser for Christie in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. -- The benefits of joining Donald Trump's campaign are starting to show for Chris Christie.

After facing a furious backlash in his state for backing Trump in February, the New Jersey governor will be on the receiving end of a $200-...Read More