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Paul McCartney backs Kanye West's N-word use

In a new interview for the BBC Mastertapes series, Paul McCartney defended Kanye West's use of racially volatile language in his single "All Day." McCartney recalled collaborating with West on the single, which featured a McCartney melody radically revised by West into a hard-hitting single that...

Some crude production restarts as cool weather saps Canadian wildfire

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Some crude producers restarted operations on Tuesday in Canada's energy heartland as a mass evacuation of the Fort McMurray oil town entered its fourth week, though cool weather and light winds were helping firefighters dampen the blaze.

India Proposes Fresh Guidelines For Onshore Wind Energy Projects

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued draft guidelines for the installation of onshore wind energy turbines. The new regulations will make sweeping changes in the guidelines issued in 1996. The regulations have been updated in order to attract new turbine makers and investors. Show More Summary

Coal exec admits Donald Trump doesn’t understand the first thing about coal

Says Bob Murray of Murray Energy: "I don't think it will be a thriving industry ever again."

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In battle over new Canadian pipeline, it’s Trudeau vs. tribes

The “Keystone-ization” battle heads to Canada — but it may have a very different outcome.

Bernie Sanders wants to doublecheck the votes in Kentucky

Clinton turns down a debate against Sanders in California May 24, 2016, 10:44 a.m. Bernie Sanders wants to continue debating for the Democratic race, but Hillary Clinton remains focused on the Donald Trump and the general election. Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump's business record Bernie...

Monsanto rejects $62-billion Bayer bid, but says it's still open to talks

Monsanto is rejecting Bayer's $62-billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.  However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.  Monsanto Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Hugh Grant also said in a...

More young adults live with parents than partners, a first

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third of millennials...

Stephen King, Junot Diaz and 600 other authors want to stop Trump

Clinton turns down a debate against Sanders in California May 24, 2016, 10:44 a.m. Bernie Sanders wants to continue debating for the Democratic race, but Hillary Clinton remains focused on the Donald Trump and the general election. Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump's business record Bernie...

Assembly Democrats cut affordable housing request in half to $650 million

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 10:11 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

Fans urge Marvel to give Captain America a boyfriend

For the second time this month, fans are urging Disney to give the star of one of the studio's films a same-sex partner. In early May, Twitter users launched the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign, asking the studio behind "Frozen" to consider including a lesbian relationship in the musical's upcoming...

Thanks to Facebook's 'trending topics' problem, conservatives suddenly believe in unconscious bias. Is that a good thing?

A funny thing happened when conservative media leaders met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. The summit was meant to quell right-wing anger over news reports that the site’s “trending topics” links are chosen by curators with a liberal bias. It was Facebook’s effort at transparency....

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in 2004 sexual assault case

Comedian Bill Cosby was ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges Tuesday after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three blue pills that put her in a stupor, unable to stop his advances.  District Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled that...

'LOEV': A love story that could change Bollywood

In an early scene in “LOEV,” two young men drive off in a rented BMW convertible, listening to Kanye West as they leave the city behind. On the way to their weekend getaway destination, they discuss the pressures of career, family and love. The movie is shot and set in India, but it may not be...

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

Gord Downie of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band announced the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “[H]e’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this,...

Teen with replica gun shot by Santa Rosa police after calling 911

A 15-year-old boy carrying a replica pistol was shot and wounded in a park by a Santa Rosa police officer late Monday in what authorities are saying was an attempted suicide-by-cop. In a statement posted to Facebook, police officials say the boy called 911 about 11:30 p.m. to report a man armed...

Olympic champion high jumper from Russia among suspected dopers, report says

Anna Chicherova, a two-time Olympic medalist in the high jump, is among 14 Russian athletes now suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs during the 2008 Beijing Games, according to a Russian media report. Chicherova and her teammates reportedly had their stored samples re-tested as part of...

Shawn Porter making best of extra time Keith Thurman gave him

A yearlong absence at a career peak is in no one’s interest, especially an athlete. Former welterweight boxing champion Shawn Porter, however, has found contentment now that he’s only one month away from ending the layoff that’s preceded his June 25 fight against unbeaten World Boxing Assn. welterweight...

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