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Gun rights group warns NJ governor Chris Christie not to sign any gun control legislation if he wants to be president

By David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A gun-rights group in the bellwether presidential primary state of New Hampshire has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that signing gun control bills passed by his state’s Legislature could have consequences if he runs for president in 2016. The Pro-Gun New…

U.S. judge denies class action lawsuit by women suing Wal-Mart

By Casey Sullivan and Dan Levine (Reuters) – In another setback for women suing Wal-Mart, a U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected an attempt to bring reformulated sex discrimination claims against the company as a class action. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer denied a motion for class certification…

U.S. band ‘Bloodhound Gang’ barred from Russian gig after shoving country’s flag into underwear

MOSCOW (Reuters) – American rock group Bloodhound Gang has been barred from a music festival in Russia, the Russian Culture Minister said, after a band member shoved the country’s flag into his underpants during a gig. The incident took place when the band, famous for its sexually explicit songs and…

Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier being built to contain it

TOKYO (Reuters) – Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting…

Squabble between CBS and Time Warner Cable now affecting TV and online viewers

By Lisa Richwine and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – U.S. broadcaster CBS went dark for millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers on Friday in the nation’s two largest markets and other cities after the cable operator and CBS Corp failed to reach an agreement over fees following weeks of contentious…

British scientists prepare to cook first in-vitro hamburger

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its…

Guitarist completes first-ever paddleboard journey from Cuba to U.S.

By Michael Haskins KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) – A Tennessee musician on Friday became the first paddleboarder to cross the Florida Straits between Cuba and the United States, making the 110 mile journey in 28 hours as his father watched from a support boat. Ben Friberg, 35, arrived in Key…

Russian ‘mobile malware’ industry could spread to other countries

Researchers have discovered that bilking people by infecting Android mobile phones with viruses has become a cottage industry in Russia in a criminal model that could be replicated elsewhere. Members of Lookout Mobile Security were at the infamous Def Con hacker gathering in Las Vegas on Friday to share what…

60 U.S. military members fired in Pentagon sexual assault review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sixty people have been removed from jobs as military recruiters, drill instructors and victims counselors as a result of screenings ordered following a jump in the number of sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces, officials said on Friday. The Army said 55 people had been suspended…

More than 1,000 fish killed by Alaska summer heat wave

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska’s summer heat wave has been pleasant for humans but punitive for some of its fish. Overheated water has been blamed for large die-offs of hatchery trout and salmon stocks in at least two parts of the state as hot, dry weather has…

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