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  • Even with his troubled history, law let school shooter have guns

    SEATTLE After Aaron Ybarra's deadly assault at Seattle Pacific University in June, some wondered why the suicidal, psychotic 27-year-old was allowed to have a gun in the first place. After all, Ybarra possessed a well-documented history of mental...
  • Jesse Zwick follow in filmmaker dad Ed's footsteps? Nah ... well ...

    Jesse Zwick follow in filmmaker dad Ed's footsteps? Nah ... well ...
    Ed Zwick has won an Oscar, co-created an iconic TV series and seen his films gross more than $100 million. But on a balmy day in upstate New York last summer, he got kicked off a set. By his own son. He was trying to be careful. This was Jesse Zwick's...
  • USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $100 million fund launched on Tuesday aims to make people in disaster-prone regions of Asia and Africa better able to cope with natural disasters and crises, so that they can get their lives and economies back on...
  • Obama speaks to presidents of Liberia, Sierre Leone about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the Ebola virus outbreak with the presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, the White House said. Obama held separate calls with Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Sierra Leone's...
  • Britney Spears lingerie line to launch Sept. 9

    Britney Spears is designing a line of lingerie and sleepwear called the Intimate Britney Spears in conjunction with Change Lingerie. The official launch is to take place with an event in New York on Sept. 9, the company announced Monday. The line has a...
  • Venture firm tries telling others how to invest in private companies

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Washington, D.C.-area company that invests in startup companies is moving into a new line of business: advising others on how they too can invest in startups. Disruption Corp., which runs the Crystal Tech Fund in Crystal City,...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

    Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous 100 years. But private...
  • California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests

    California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests
    California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests. “Students who do the work and...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
  • FBI believes Foley video is authentic: GlobalPost

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI believes the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic, GlobalPost reported on Wednesday. "The FBI on Wednesday morning told the Foley family they believe the video...