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Obama faces first potential veto override of presidency

The House unanimously passes a bill allowing 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia, setting up a showdown with the White House.<p>The House unanimously passed a bill Friday allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But President Barack Obama is almost certain to reject …

Obama Administration

NHL scores 2016: Canadiens lead teams entering the All-Star break with a thud

The Montreal Canadiens may have hit rock bottom.<p>How much lower can the Montreal Canadiens go?<p>They seem to be determined to answer that question. The Habs' descent from the top of the NHL standings to draft lottery contention has been well-documented, but they still managed to find a way to make …

Ice Hockey

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

Global stocks weak on Chinese data, Fed uncertainty; oil falls | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of stocks in major markets fell on Tuesday for the first session in 10 after Chinese trade data reinforced views that the world’s second-largest economy continues to lose momentum, while further clouding the market’s view on U.S. interest rates.<p>Traders work on the floor …

Jason Day takes five-shot lead at BMW Championship with record-tying putt

As Jason Day's long eagle putt at the last hole rolled down the hill and toward the hole, every revolution of the ball only added to the sense of inevitability.<p>When it disappeared into the cup for an eight-under 63, a PGA Tour record-tying 36-hole score of 18 under and a five-shot lead at the BMW …