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3 min ago | The Washington Post

Indians balk at $33 million statue in new budget

In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.


Related Topix: Holidays, Indian Independence, US Politics, US News

4 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

Jury selected for Deedy's Honolulu retrial

Jurors and alternates have been selected for the retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in a shooting at a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.


Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Self Defense

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Operation Comedy: Long Beach Laugh Factory to host free monthly performances for veterans

Former Army infantryman Jon Stites is on a mission - to make veterans laugh, at any cost.


Related Topix: Chappelle's Show, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Veteran Affairs, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA

CBS Local

Attorneys In Theater Shooting Weigh Defense

Attorneys for a retired Tampa police captain accused of killing a man in a movie theater said Wednesday that Florida's "stand your Attorney Richard Escobar said Wednesday the defense team for Curtis Reeves Jr. is weighing its moves ahead of their client's trial on second-degree murder charges in the death of Chad Oulson, 43, of Land O'Lakes.


Related Topix: Self Defense, Pasco County, FL

South Carolina's Beaufort: Where time slows down but still plenty to do

This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has used it as the backdrop for such films as "The Prince of Tides" and "Forest Gump," and while there are many lovely cafes, bakeries, chocolateries, coffee shops and restaurants in the district, you won't find a Starbucks or a McDonald's in town.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Food, Candy, Dessert, Ice Cream


Limited Partnership

The first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex couple in the U.S. is recounted in Thomas G. Miller's 73-minute documentary timeline of interviews and news clips, "Limited Partnership."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Cinco De Mayo, Holidays, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

The Leaf-Chronicle

About 1 in 4 young teens meet screen-time guidelines

Only 27% of kids ages 12-15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of TV plus computer use daily, new government statistics show.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Food, Nutrition

Legal pot now a short drive for many Oregonians

Freedom Market in Kelso, Washington - 45 miles north of Portland - was scheduled to begin sales at noon Tuesday, but the pot delivery scheduled for late morning got delayed, and then delayed some more.


Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, Food, Pizza, Drugs, Marijuana

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pink, Hudson, Leto make Armani a celebrity circus

But Tuesday saw Giorgio Armani outdo even this old maxim in his celebrity-circus of a couture show.


Related Topix: Giorgio Armani, Designers, Chanel, Hobbies, Embroidery

WIS-TV Columbia

'Danger' zone: Potato salad fundraiser hits $50K

The potato salad fundraising campaign on the website Kickstarter hit the $50,000 mark Tuesday, with 3,858 backers.


Related Topix: Potatoes, Food, Vegetables

The Macon Telegraph

Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

The independent Office of Special Counsel said that 30 of the complaints about retaliation have passed the initial review stage and were being further investigated for corrective action and possible discipline against VA supervisors and other executives.


Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Law, Employment / Labor Law


Protesters heckle Toronto mayor to resign

A group of shirtless protesters crashed a news conference by Rob Ford, shouting for Toronto's embattled mayor to resign.


Related Topix: Holidays, Canada Day

ABC News

Man Hit by Stray Bullet During Temple Opening

A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte, and police say it appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Holidays, 4th of July

Bellingham Herald

Computer glitch disrupts Hilo's July 4 fireworks

A pyrotechnician is blaming a computer glitch for the problems. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the show was set to start at 8 p.m., but the fireworks didn't explode until about 8:47 p.m. The show lasted between six and eight minutes and there was no apparent finale.


Related Topix: Holidays, 4th of July

KURB-FM Little Rock

Madonna Serves Jury Duty in NYC

Madonna reported for jury duty in New York City on Monday after postponing twice: once after Memorial Day weekend, and then again on June 30. ABC News confirmed that she was allowed to arrive an hour late to not cause a distraction, and was escorted to a private room to meet with the county clerk.


Related Topix: Memorial Day, Holidays

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Fatal shooting of boy carrying fake rifle ruled legal

A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old California boy last year when he mistook a toy gun for a real rifle did not break the law, a prosecutor said Monday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Self Defense, Sonoma County, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

KXLY-TV Spokane

11 killed, dozens shot in Chicago holiday weekend violence

Chicago's police superintendent lashed out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 60 people shot and nine killed in a city already known for frequent shootings.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Holidays, 4th of July

DC comics won't allow Superman logo on dead boy's memorial statue

DC Entertainment is refusing to allow the Superman logo to adorn a memorial statue of a Toronto boy who loved the superhero during his short life before his grandparents starved him to death.


Related Topix: Holidays, Halloween

Breckenridge American

Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014 photo, Terry Notary, a stuntman on the film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," demonstrates how he achieved ape-like movements with arm extenders for his motion capture performance for the film, at Hollywood Dance Center in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Planet of the Apes, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Holidays, Christmas, Theater, Arts

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some vets

In this June 25, 2014 photo, the cap of Vietnam veteran and Veterans Affairs Department volunteer Durward Forbes of Alamogordo, N.M., on the dashboard of the SUV he uses to transport veterans hundreds of miles from Otero County to medical appointments in Albuquerque, N.M. With one quarter of the nation's 22 million veterans living in rural areas, ... (more)


Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Alamogordo, NM, Albuquerque, NM, Otero County, NM