CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The privately owned historic plantations that dot South Carolina’s low country don’t switch hands often, but a tough economy and generational changes in family ownership have resulted in a crowded market for the rare properties.
(Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from Friday’s band of tornadoes in Kentucky is 18, a spokeswoman for the state’s Emergency Management office said on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from storms that raged across the U.S. midsection to 35.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Western Feed LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Kountry Buffet 14 percent feed because it may contain monensin sodium, which is potentially fatal for horses, the Morrill, Nebraska, company said on Saturday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – BP Plc has reached an estimated $7.8 billion deal with businesses suing over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company said on Friday, but the oil giant still faces claims by the U.S. government, Gulf states and drilling partners.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Powerful tornadoes raked across a wide swath of the Midwest and South on Friday, killing at least 28 people in four states and bringing the death toll to at least 41 from a week of deadly late-winter storms.
MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) – U.S. Coast Guard officials have located the bodies of two of three helicopter crew members missing since a four-man aircraft crashed into Alabama’s Mobile Bay during a training exercise Tuesday.
MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) – A federal judge in Montana who used official court email to circulate a racist joke about President Barack Obama has acknowledged the indiscretion and initiated a misconduct complaint against himself, court officials said on Thursday.