North Carolina County Considers $500 Fine for Dog Bite

Cumberland County commissioners are considering an ordinance to fine the owners of dogs who bite someone and causes them to need medical attention. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the proposal to impose a $500 fine received preliminary approval Monday night. … Continue reading


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Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the … Continue reading


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Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland … Continue reading


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2 Former Women’s Basketball Players Sue Utah College

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the Utah college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reported the two ex-players accuse former women’s basketball coach Catherria Turner … Continue reading


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Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club has begun a controversial ride to Berlin, even though Poland says it will not allow them to cross the country. The Night Wolves want to retrace the route of the Red Army in World War … Continue reading


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Thousands ready for London Marathon

Last year’s fun-runners raised more than £53m for charity … Continue Reading »


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Cameron sets out ‘100 day’ Tory plan

David Cameron has said wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives’ programme for government in its first 100 days. Legislation guaranteeing no-one on the minimum wage pays income tax will be among bills in … Continue reading


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Labour plan to cap rental increases

Labour says rents have gone up by an average of £1,200 since 2010 … Continue Reading »


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Up to 150,000 Bangladesh workers lost jobs after Rana Plaza safety overhaul

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) – Some 220 garment factories have shut down in Bangladesh with the loss of up to 150,000 jobs after the collapse of Rana Plaza shone a light on unsafe working conditions in the ready-to-wear industry, … Continue reading


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Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch ‘sexualized marketing': Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Retail clothing chain Abercrombie Fitch will end by July its “sexualized marketing,” after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post. It will also … Continue reading


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Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece’s need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday. Shut out of … Continue reading


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Ferdinand Piech resigns, ending an era at Volkswagen

HAMBURG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown he had provoked with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, ending an era at the iconic … Continue reading


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