House GOP to shift gears, pressure Senate Dems with new debt ceiling plan

The measure marks a change in strategy for House Republicans, who have backed off demands that any extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

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Mickelson backtracks on further comment on taxes after speaking out over high rate

Mickelson said "drastic changes" are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to "62, 63 percent."

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3 from Native Mob, a violent American Indian gang, face trial in massive racketeering case

Three members of a violent American Indian gang are facing trial in what prosecutors say is one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.

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Indonesian court sentences British woman, 56, to death over drug smuggling to Bali

An Indonesian court has sentenced a British woman to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.

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McDonald's settles $700,000 suit over Islamic diet in US

McDonald's and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.

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