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Business: Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track

Source: The Associated Press

Charter Communications Inc. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55.3 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. It is the latest in a...

US: Houston roads impassable as floodwaters rise

Source: USA Today

HOUSTON — As severe storms moved through Southeast Texas again late Monday into early Tuesday morning, high water and flooding made many of the...

World: Malaysia exhumes suspected migrant remains from graves

Source: BBC News

Malaysia has begun exhuming bodies suspected to be migrants buried in mass grave sites found by the Thai border.

Out of the ordinary: Cow poo-powered bus sets land speed record

Source: UPI

READING, England, May 25 (UPI) -- The same bus model that typically transports residents of Reading, England, around the city recently set a land...

Business: Uber is one step closer to picking you up in a self-driving car

Source: Fortune

Uber users are a step closer being chauffeured around town in driverless cars.

US: Bulletin warns Texas police of potential new threats from bikers

Source: CNN

Waco, Texas (CNN)Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a...

World: Irish voting on same-sex marriage

Source: BBC News

Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday.

Out of the ordinary: Elephant snatches student's camera, snaps a 'selfie'

Source: UPI

KOH PHANGAN, Thailand, May 21 (UPI) -- An elephant in Thailand confiscated a Canadian tourist's GoPro camera and snapped a once-in-a-lifetime...

Business: BP settles claims with Transocean, Halliburton

Source: MarketWatch

In a series of legal deals, BP PLC agreed to settle nearly all remaining claims with Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. related to the 2010...

US: Protesters descend on McDonald's HQ ahead of shareholders meeting

Source: USA Today

CHICAGO — Thousands of protesters calling for a $15 minimum wage and a union have descended near the McDonald's headquarters as newly-installed...

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