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‘How is a woman supposed to behave?’

Clinton speaks at a “Women for Hillary” meeting in Milwaukee last month. (Photo: Darren Hauck/Reuters) Hillary Clinton says women are “held to a totally different standard” in politics — and that it’s been that way since she first ran for office. “You’re expected to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time,” Clinton said in BuzzFeed’s “Another Round” podcast that was published online Sunday Continue reading

Box Office Top 20: ‘Pan’ flops with $15.3 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Pan” fared even worse than expected in its dismal 3,515-screen debut. The $150 million live-action Peter Pan origin story netted $15.3 million in its first days in theaters according to Rentrak reported actuals on Monday Continue reading

Exclusive – Transatlantic divide: how U.S. pays three times more for drugs

By Ben Hirschler By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Continue reading

Chase Utley suspended by MLB for ‘illegal’ slide

Maybe we won’t have to wonder whether the New York Mets will retaliate after Chase Utley leg-breaking slide Saturday night in Game 2 of the NLDS. That’s because Major League Baseball announced Sunday night that Utley has been suspened two games, meaning he’d be sidelined for Monday’s Game 3 and Tuesday’s Game 4 Continue reading

‘Sometimes’ I carry a gun, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump says he sometimes carries a gun to protect himself. “Sometimes,” Trump told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday Continue reading

Charles Koch: ‘What we’re after is to fight against special interests’

Charles Koch — one-half of the notorious multibillionaire Koch brothers — says he gets daily death threats and is now on al-Qaida’s hit list. “I get a lot of death threats,” Koch, 79, said in a rare television interview that aired on “CBS Sunday.” “I decided long ago, I’d rather live for something than die for nothing.” Charles and his brother David own 84 percent of Koch Industries, the oil conglomerate based in Wichita, Kan., and are worth an estimated $43 billion each — a fortune they’ve used to bankroll a complex network of conservative PACs and advocacy groups that are hard to track, much to the ire of Democratic lawmakers like Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. “They are trying to buy America,” Reid said on the Senate floor last year. Continue reading

As face-lift eyed for Alamo, critics call for broader scope

By DAVID WARREN, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — As the Alamo prepares for a face-lift of at least $48 million, some critics say the landmark — one of the most recognizable in U.S. history — must be transformed from a one-dimensional attraction that’s struggled to find its footing amid the clamor of downtown San Antonio Continue reading

Islamic State figures killed in air strike; Baghdadi not believed among them

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, residents of the town and hospital sources said. Continue reading

Ex-Benghazi investigator: ‘This has become a partisan investigation’ focused on Clinton

A former investigator with the congressional Select Committee on Benghazi says the probe into the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks that killed four Americans — including Ambassador Chris Stevens — morphed into a politically motivated mission targeting Hillary Clinton after the revelation that she used a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state Continue reading

Cushing quake follows rules to curb seismic activity tied to wells

HOUSTON (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 that struck near the U.S. crude oil hub of Cushing, Oklahoma on Saturday occurred just days after regulators imposed new rules meant to prevent temblors in the area and said more changes were possible. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, ordered companies on Sept. Continue reading