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  • Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals

    Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. The top two finishers in nearly all events at...
  • Conor Dwyer gets up to speed

    Conor Dwyer gets up to speed
    IRVINE, Calif. – Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. Top two finishers at nationals – and...
  • As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive. With a...
  • Australia's biggest consumer class action widened to include more banks, customers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian law firm is widening a consumer class action case, already the country's largest, to target five major local and international banks over credit card fees worth as much as A$250 million ($231 million). Maurice...
  • How Kentucky tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

    When two American aid workers came down with the deadly Ebola virus recently, an experimental treatment materialized seemingly out of nowhere. How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away...
  • Japan reduces chance of El Nino weather pattern this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday it sees less chance of an El Nino weather pattern forming later this year than it previously forecast. In a monthly online bulletin, the Japan Meteorological Agency said it sees a 50 percent...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 9/11 poster shell shocks social media

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 9/11 poster shell shocks social media
    Paramount Australia is facing harsh criticism Tuesday after sharing a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” poster that invoked memories of 9/11. “Check out the official poster for #TMNT in cinemas September 11,” read the Twitter and...
  • Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

    Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat
    Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the semifinals on Friday at Balboa Yacht Club. Gilmour acted as if he was starving on Saturday, and feasted on a...
  • Huntington surfers start fast in U.S. Open main event

    Huntington surfers start fast in U.S. Open main event
    The competition has been kicked up several notches and the field of competitors battling for titles has been whittled down at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which reaches its climax this weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier. The nine-day event, which...
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt exchanged love letters while filming abroad

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's love story keeps getting better. The "Maleficent" star revealed in an interview with Australia's TV Week that she and her fiancĂ© — the father of their sizable brood — kept their romance alive while they were...
  • Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

    Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison
    A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to...