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- Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the 2016 Democratic presidential competition there is Hillary Clinton and everyone else, all powerful politicians who could make a credible run should she decide not to seek the presidency. Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of that group, which also includes Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Biden's visit to Iowa on Wednesday for a relatively minor event speaks volumes about his desire to keep his name relevant in the 2016 discussion. ...
- Lawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit
- Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions: study
- Texas set to execute woman convicted of starving 9-year-old
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Coleman is scheduled to be put to death after 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. EDT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. She would also be the 517th prisoner put to death in Texas, the most of any state since 1976. ...
- Rand Paul still has a thinking-out-loud problem
- Britain's Prince Harry turns 30 with a beer and a fortune
Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday Monday with a beer after the end of his multi-sport event for wounded troops, and with a windfall from his late mother Diana's estate. At the closing concert, Harry set off a Mexican wave, saying "Always wanted to do that," and read a message from "granny" -- Queen Elizabeth II -- praising the courage and determination of the competitors.
- Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool
Who doesn't love a good dip in the dead of summer? Well, for one family, that love of poolside fun extends to ursine visitors as well. A bear arrived at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering off. One of the house's owners, Thomas See, caught the visit on tape. It's hard to blame the bear — weekend temperatures in the area were in the triple digits. See mentioned that bears had been seen in the area scrounging for trash but that one had not visited his pool before.
- New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack
By Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of militants had succeeded in seizing control of the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar and tried to use it to attack nearby U.S. vessels. ...