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Other than the Vatican, there's just one country where divorce is illegal -- and some Filipinos want to change that

What do you do when you find yourself in an unhappy marriage but live in a country where there is no divorce? You go on Facebook and hope to find others like you. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to,” said 45-year-old Maviv Millora. “I was sure there were others like me who wished there was divorce...

Tim Tebow will show off his baseball skills for MLB teams next week in Los Angeles

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams Aug. 30 somewhere in Los Angeles, according to multiple media reports. All 30 MLB teams have been invited, USA Today reports. More than 20 organizations are said to have expressed interest in attending the showcase,...

Harley-Davidson rolls out new Milwaukee Eight engine

Promising more power, more comfort and more control, Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new engine called Milwaukee Eight, plus improvements in its motorcycles’ suspension systems. But don’t worry. The new engine, whose name sounds like a new beer or Tarantino movie, will retain Harley’s traditional...

Tropical Storm Gaston to become a Hurricane later Tuesday: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gaston is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane later Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory, adding that it was rapidly moving west-northwestward.

Over 300 dead in India as floods force villagers into relief camps

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 300 people have died in eastern and central India and more than six million others have been affected by floods that have submerged villages, washed away crops, destroyed roads and disrupted power and phone lines, officials said on Tuesday.

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook

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Monsanto beats cities' lawsuits over San Francisco Bay pollution

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits in which the California cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley sought to force Monsanto Co to help pay for reducing PCB contamination to San Francisco Bay.

Water main break closes Melrose Avenue in Beverly Grove

A water main break in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles snarled traffic on Melrose Avenue on Tuesday morning as crews worked to repair the 8-inch line. The leak was reported around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Merlose and Sweetzer avenues and affected 10 residences nearby, according...

Can Future Global Warming Matter Today?

Scientists studying past and current climate conditions mull the challenges in making future warming matter today.

U.S. soldier killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

An American soldier was killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb on Tuesday during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the U.S. military said.  The military's public affairs office in Kabul said the attack took place in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, and that six...

Culver City's Lodge Bread Co. bakery gets a bread truck, plans a pizza joint next door

One of the many objects of nostalgia in Los Angeles is the fleet of Helms bakery trucks, lemon yellow delivery trucks that brought bread and other baked goods throughout neighborhoods across L.A. between the ’30s and ’60s. At Lodge Bread in Culver City, Or Amsalam and Alexander Phaneuf don’t have...

The Feministing Five: Renee Bracey Sherman

For this week’s Feministing Five, I had the pleasure of catching up with the utterly inspiring writer, organizer, and reproductive justice advocate Renee Bracey Sherman. Renee is the author of Saying Abortion Aloud: Research and Recommendations for Public Abortion Storytellers and Organizations, and co-author of Speak Up & Stay Safe(r), a multi-lingual digital guide on […]

Wisconsin GOP’s Voter Restriction Law Suffers Another Legal Blow

In blocking many of Wisconsin's elections restrictions, the lower court ruled that the state must reform how it deals with voters who have difficulty obtaining the required photo ID to vote. The post Wisconsin GOP’s Voter Restriction Law Suffers Another Legal Blow appeared first on Rewire.

Why Count Olympic Medals?

I'll admit, I found myself checking the Olympic medal count daily, and felt little stirrings of patriotism as the Americans kicked off the first Gold win in air rifle, and then really started haulin' 'em in during swimming, gymnastics, and track & field. But I had a moment where I asked myself why I cared at all that the United States had the most medaling athletes.

Abortion Biz Stops More Abortions After it Was Caught Violating Health and Safety Standards

The British-based abortion chain that was caught jeopardizing women’s safety is suspending some of its abortion practices in Ireland as well as England, the BBC reports. On Friday, The Guardian reported Marie Stopes International suspended certain abortion procedures after the British Care Quality Commission discovered serious safety concerns. Show More Summary

Stocks rebound in early trading; Best Buy soars

Stocks opened solidly higher on Wall Street on Tuesday as the market shook off a few days of sluggish trading. Electronics retailer Best Buy surged 16% after reporting better online sales and lower costs, and Tableau Software jumped 10% after announcing an unexpected CEO change. The Dow Jones industrial...

A Small-Government Approach to Pricing Carbon

Cap and dividend is a politically appealing idea; put a price on carbon, then refund the money to consumers in equal shares.  But conservatives and libertarians object to this idea on two grounds. First, cap-and-trade systems are complex and require a lot of regulatory oversight.  Second, if the government collects the money, despite its current […]

Pro-Life Activist: “Decapitating Children in Abortion is The Same as ISIS Brutalizing People”

A liberal news outlet bashed pro-life Liberty Council Chairman Mat Staver this week after he exposed the brutality of abortion by likening it to terrorists. Staver recently spoke during a pro-life event in April for the Pennsylvania group People Concerned for the Unborn Child, and some of his remarks were videotaped and published on YouTube. […]

Man Who Killed 6 People in Brutal Murders Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman’s Unborn Baby

A man allegedly responsible for a gruesome mass-murder at a home in Alabama has been charged with killing six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, the AP reports. Authorities said Derrick Dearman, 27, of Leakesville, Mississippi, turned himself in on Saturday and confessed to the crimes. He is accused of attacking and […]

Rams tape review: Breaking down plays from L.A.'s 21-20 victory over the Chiefs

The Rams are undefeated in L.A. after two preseason games against the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. Each week, we’ll take a look at several offensive and defensive plays in an attempt to better understand what the Rams’ strengths and weaknesses are. What: Jeremy Maclin catches a nine-yard...

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