James Holmes: I had 'regrets' over deadly shootingsIn an initial meeting with a psychiatrist two years after killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater, James Holmes told the doctor he sometimes had tears and regrets over the shooting.
Two tie as winners of National Spelling BeeUntil last year, it hadn't happened for more than five decades. Now, they've done it for the second year in a row: Two competitors tied to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatach...
Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flightOTTAWA: A Canadian singer-songwriter was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her two-year-old toddler would not stop crying, triggering outrage from her supporters. “Just got kicked off a @united flight because my son was crying really loud,” Sarah Blackwood from
US indicts 15 Chinese in university cheating scamNEW YORK: The United States has indicted 15 people from China with fraud and conspiracy over a four-year scam to fake entry tests into American universities in what campaigners warn is a wider problem. Attorney David Hickton for the western district of Pennsylvania unsealed the 35-count indictment a
Indoor air purifiers may aid heart patientsPeople with heart conditions may benefit from using indoor air purifiers, suggests a small study from China. While the study can’t say air purifiers prevent heart attacks or other major medical problems, several risk factors for heart disease improved among young and healthy adults who were ex
Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted on Federal ChargesFormer U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said.
Former N.Y. GOP Gov. Pataki in the race for presidentEXETER, N.H. — George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation. Just as he was overshadowed aft
Pro-Israel critics claim Hamas front group nearing coveted UN statusA pro-Palestinian group critics describe as a front for Hamas is set to win key status from a UN panel stacked with anti-Israel human rights violators, according to a watchdog group.
National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a rowThey couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Chris Christie backing away from Common Core in New JerseyGov. Chris Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn't working for students in New Jersey.
'I'd be mad if I were an Aussie taxpayer'IT’S the most expensive mission in aviation history. And there are increasingly loud suggestions that Australia is paying more than it should.
Twin Car Bombs Kill 10 in BaghdadIraqi security officials say two car bombs exploded at two five-star hotels in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people. The first explosion occurred in the parking lot of the Babylon Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others. Moments later, another car bomb exploded outsid
James Holmes References The Dark Knight Rises In Disturbing Diary EntryJames Holmes' trial has revealed that the mass murderer made a horrifying reference to The Dark Knight Rises in his diary entry before his atrocities.
Aquarius Review: David Duchovny Elevates The Manson Family Origin StoryCreated by John McNamara, Aquarius follows David Duchovny's Sergeant Sam Hodiak as he investigates a missing persons case that puts him on a collision course with mass-murderer Charles Manson. And the NBC period-piece is a perfect test case for the binge model.
Scots women edged out by FranceA weakened Scotland lose 1-0 in a friendly with France, one of the favourites for this summer's World Cup.
Arts group data probe launchedDumfries and Galloway Council is asked to help investigate allegations of a data protection breach at a regional arts organisation.
Sugar warning over fruit snacksMany supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.
Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince AliThe vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.
Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talksDavid Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.
Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
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Lori Laughlin Will Return for 'Full House' SpinoffWell, Michelle are out, but Aunt Becky is in! Lori Loughlin confirms she will be returning for the 'Full House' spinoff, 'Fuller House.' Have Mercy!
Samsung working on a Dual Screen smartphone dubbed Project ValleySamsung has been at the forefront of mobile tech, and they really stepped things up this year with the dual-edged Galaxy S6. We know more edge handsets are on the horizon, but Project Valley is said to be something entirely different. It's Samsung's new secret project, and it is going to sp
Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert IndictedFederal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (May 28)
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