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Bullet train contractor seeks state compensation for project delays

The contractor building the first segment of the California bullet train system said Monday it is seeking compensation for delays in the project and is not likely to start any major construction until June or July — months later than state officials said just weeks ago.

Feds raid alleged 'birth tourism' operations in three counties

Federal agents raided about 20 locations in three Southern California counties early Tuesday as part of an investigation targeting “birth tourism” schemes in which pregnant Chinese women travel to the United States on fraudulent visas so that their children will be born U.S....

Woman Headed to Abortion Clinic to End Her Baby’s Life Made a U-turn When This Happened

The current 40 Days for Life prayer campaign outside abortion clinics has already saved 87 babies form abortion across the United States and around the world. Today, director Shawn Carney shared an amazing story out of Virginia about a woman determined to have an abortion. But she changed her mind and made a u-turn and […]

Doc Rivers jokes son Austin should have punched Kevin Garnett

After Austin Rivers and Kevin Garnett had a bit of an exchange in the Clippers' 110-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers couldn't help but crack a joke.

Pro-Life Doctor Ben Carson Launches Exploratory Committee for GOP Presidential Run

Pro-life doctor Ben Carson on Monday launched an exploratory committee for a possible run for the Republican nomination for president. Terry Giles, Carson’s campaign executive, told the Wall Street Journal that Carson opened the committee, which will allow him to raise money that could eventually be transferred to an official presidential campaign. That would lead […]

Woman Sues Abortionist Because Abortion Failed to Kill Her Disabled Son

In Canada, a woman is suing her gynecologist for one million dollars after a failed abortion resulted in the live birth of a five-pound boy with fetal abnormalities, including a smaller brain and a hole in his heart. The woman, Tania Brown, wrote in her official complaint to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that […]

Chile Government Won’t Let 14-Year-Old Break Law to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide

On February 28th, Chile’s president visited a hospital to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country after posting a YouTube video pleading for President Michelle Bachelet to let doctors kill her because she’s suffering with cystic fibrosis. According to the Daily Mail, the government quickly said no after the video began spreading on […]

Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet cemeteries would not have fit inside a...

David Petraeus to plead guilty to giving classified material to mistress

Former CIA director and top Army Gen. David H. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified material by giving the information to a woman he was having an affair with, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

One day after teacher's on-campus suicide, students back in class

Grief counselors were being sent to schools throughout an Orange County school district Tuesday, a day after a teacher apparently committed suicide in a classroom and her body was found by students and faculty.

Top CEOs have best sales expectations in three years, survey says

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about the state of the economy, and their outlook for sales over the next six months is the best in three years, according to survey results released Monday.

Andre Johnson asks to be traded or released by Texans

Andre Johnson has been the face of the Houston Texans for nearly all of the franchise's existence.

Alternative Family Structures: The Baby Book Edition

If you’re part of an non-conventional family and about to welcome a new child, finding a baby book is…probably the last thing on your mind, actually, as you have a million and one other things to think about. But it was really preying on my mother’s mind. She didn’t want me to have to get […]

Easy Upcycling: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Got a soda bottle sitting in the recycling bin? Turn it into a bird feeder just in time for Spring The post Easy Upcycling: Soda Bottle Bird Feeder appeared first on Sustainablog.

John Salley Presents PETA’s Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NBA Arenas

See the winners of PETA's Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly NBA Arenas contest, presented by NBA great John Salley. The post John Salley Presents PETA’s Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NBA Arenas appeared first on PETA.

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.  Turning to the CEOs of those major companies, for example, […]

Two Minutes to Midnight for the World’s Tiniest Cetacean – Mexico’s Vaquita

Without tougher enforcement of fishing rules, time will soon run out for Mexico's vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean.

On Hillary Clinton's Email Compliance

So, there was a big story in the New York Times yesterday reporting how Hillary Clinton "exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record."Mrs. Show More Summary

Sample wines from California to Italy on Sunset magazine's wine cruise

Sunset magazine's inaugural wine cruise is as much about what happens on board as it is about the ports of call. The Western lifestyle magazine has selected four Mediterranean countries to visit during a weeklong sailing in August.

BYU football coach says players will be suspended for bowl-game brawl

It may have been lost in what is the marathon of mediocrity that is college football bowl week, but Memphis' double-overtime triumph over Brigham Young in the Miami Beach Bowl on Dec. 22 was arguably one of the best games of the sea...

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