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  • A first for female boxer Biniati - she's fighting a woman

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Teenage boxer Taoriba Biniati has never fought another woman - only men - because on the tiny Pacific Island where she lives there are no other female fighters. But that will change when women's boxing makes its bow at the...
  • One dead after lightning strikes crowd at California beach

    (Reuters) - One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said. The bolt of electricity made a loud crack that sounded like an explosion on a...
  • Lightning strikes from rare thunderstorm light up Bay Area sky

    Lightning strikes from rare thunderstorm light up Bay Area sky
    At least two dozen lightning strikes jolted the Bay Area sky early Tuesday as a rare strong thunderstorm moved in and dropped some much-need rain. The strikes were reported in San Mateo County, the San Francisco Bay and along the Pacific Ocean,...
  • Heat's Chris Bosh lists Pacific Palisades mansion at $14.5 million

    Heat's Chris Bosh lists Pacific Palisades mansion at $14.5 million
    While Chris Bosh is set to remain in one beach city, he may be leaving another. The Miami Heat forward-center, fresh off signing a $118 million contract that will keep him in South Beach for the next five seasons, has listed his mansion-estate in...
  • Malibu Coast vintners gain recognition with new AVA

    Malibu Coast vintners gain recognition with new AVA
    Malibu Coast vintners — all 52 of them — are doing a victory dance right now. Three years after first applying for AVA (American Viticultural Area) status for the Malibu Coast, the vineyards there have been granted their own AVA. What does...
  • Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's "journey to hell"

    SHAMLI India (Reuters) - Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed...
  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy
    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'
    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Allianz lead insurer and Willis broker for jet shot down in Ukraine: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Germany's Allianz SE is the lead hull and liability reinsurer covering a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Bloomberg reported, citing an email from Allianz. Willis Group Holdings brokered the insurance,...
  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...
  • 'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

    LONDON (Reuters) - The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.    ...
  • U.S. woman rescued at sea with family sues satellite phone company

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman rescued with her family from a Pacific Ocean sailboat after her infant daughter became ill has filed suit against her satellite phone company for cutting off service, a move she said led the family to seek an emergency...