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Duggars 101: What you need to know

Reality fans know the Duggars from their TLC show,<i>19 Kids and Counting</i>. The family has now been thrust into further public spotlight with news that the oldest Duggar son, Josh, 27, admitted to having molested five girls when he was a teenager. He has apologized and resigned from his position at the …

Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM, Washington (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove a woman who has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship …

Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks.<p>A street sign for Wall …

Report: Criminal actions found in GM ignition switch case

The Justice Department has found criminal wrongdoing by General Motors in failing to disclose its ignition-switch defect that has cost at least 104 lives, the <i>New York Times</i> reported Friday night.<p>The discovery could put General Motors on track for a record fine in addition to the millions it is …

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not …

Senate blocks bill that would end US bulk data dragnet

The House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly last week, with Democrats and Republicans uniting in their desire to rein in the National Security Agency's highly controversial program that scoops up data from millions of Americans with no connection to terrorism.<p>But it got hung up …

An 'intense gunfight' kills 43 in troubled Mexican state

Only one federal police officer was killed in the operation, which authorities launched after learning that "armed criminals" were occupying the ranch in Tanhuato, Michoacan state, near the neighboring state of Jalisco, officials said.<p>"Up to now, we have counted 42 suspected criminals killed and …

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" …

Emails shed light on how Clinton and her team managed Benghazi situation

Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top advisor to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of network interviews.<p>"She did make clear our view that …

Government

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him “fast-track” powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.<p>U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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13 reasons you should never travel to Chile

1. Walking away from this market with a harvest and change from $10 does not impress you.<p>2. Cheap yet high quality wine sounds like an oxymoron to …

9 Ways to Get More Pulled Pork onto Your Plate

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Pulled Pork. You know you love it. It’s savory, it’s sweet, and it’s easy to make for a crowd or just 2 lovebirds. Plus, it’s just …

Macbeth review: Fassbender and Cotillard full of sound and fury in significant Shakespeare adaptation

Cannes 2015,Film,Culture,William Shakespeare,Paddy Considine,Cannes film festival,Festivals,Marion Cotillard,Michael Fassbender<p>The Highlands are recast as a glowing outback in this extremely stylish and sometimes inspired new version by the director of Snowtown<p>Shakespeare’s tragedy and …

From swimming pool blue nails and espadrilles to high heels for babies and suede baldness: what’s hot and what’s not on Planet Fashion this week

Thumbs up to ‘Spirit Emoji’ talk, cool nails, hot espadrilles, plastic cups, lederhosen and Peppermint Patty. Thumbs down to cropped trousers and Birkenstocks, elderflowery drinks, Veronica Lake hair, the Olsen twins and more<p><b>Discussing your ‘Spirit</b> <b>Emoji</b><b>’</b> Yeah, it’s a thing. Correct answer: the …

Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy

There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change because Amazon is apparently emailing some of the …

Ireland backs same-sex marriage in referendum

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.<p>More than 62% voted in favour of amending the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.<p>Chris Buckler reports.