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SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Sa ...more

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9:35 p.m. (CDT)Officials in a Texas city about 35 miles southwest of Houston have ordered the evacuation of about 50 flood-threatened homes near the Brazos River.The city of Rosenberg says the mandatory evacuation took effect at 9 p.m. CD ...more

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(Reuters) - Cypress Semiconductor Corp raised its offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution Inc to $20.25 per share, beating Uphill Investment Co's increased offer made earlier on Friday. The offer is the latest step in a battle to acquire IS ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for the cost of auto mileage, office redecoration and a flight to Chicago Bears game.Disbursement records released Friday by the U.S. House show Schock re ...more

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By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Washington man who appeared last year on an MTV reality show about online scams on charges of making multiple threats against subway stations, buses and trains ar ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.At least 28 people have been killed n ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to ...more

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers' repeal of the death penalty won't stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death.Ricketts said Friday that he doesn't pl ...more

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By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever. "The patie ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican-dominated Texas legislature approved a measure on Friday that would allow for openly carrying handguns in public in the state, a bill the governor has pledged to sign. The bill would allow licensed Tex ...more