Defence minister backs destroyer project

Defence minister backs destroyer project

FEDERAL Defence Minister Kevin Andrews says the government is determined to complete the air warfare destroyer project, which has overshot its budget.



Vic minister stood down over threat claims

Vic minister stood down over threat claims

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews says his small business minister has been stood down following allegations of intimidation.

UN to investigate alleged executions of civilians in Mali

UN to investigate alleged executions of civilians in Mali

Bamako (dpa) – The United Nations is sending a team to investigate the alleged executions of nine civilians, including an aid worker, by soldiers after pro-government militiamen clashed with separatist rebels in the north-east, the UN mission in...

Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect

Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect

The development could result in a record fine and potential criminal charges, The New York Times reported.

Dozens Killed in Cartel Area Shootout in Mexico

Dozens Killed in Cartel Area Shootout in Mexico

The confrontation occurred near the border of Michoacan and Jalisco states, an area known as being dominated by the Jalisco New Generation cartel.

Oculus VR's founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

Oculus VR's founder sued over alleged confidentiality breach

The founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, has been hit with a lawsuit from his former employer Total Recall Technologies. According to the lawsuit, Luckey used confidential information he acquired during his job at Total Recall to later launch his own Oculus Rift headset. As a result, Total Recall is

Cop killed a day before maternity leave

Cop killed a day before maternity leave

New mom. Coach K at the local Boys and Girls Club. Girl Scout leader. Special Olympics volunteer. Omaha, Nebraska, police officer. Kerrie Orozco was all of those things and much more.

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The purge, which relied mostly on info

Oklahoma unemployment insurance law changes let businesses fight claims more quickly

Oklahoma unemployment insurance law changes let businesses fight claims more quickly

BY PAULA BURKES Q&A with Vic Albert Unemployment reform changes help businesses challenge claims Q: The Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill was signed into law on May 6.Read more on NewsOK.com

Hydro hire a blatant patronage appointment, Dix charges

Hydro hire a blatant patronage appointment, Dix charges

B.C. Hydro’s decision to hire Energy Minister Bill Bennett’s chief of staff to a newly-created senior management position is a blatant patronage appointment that comes at the expense of taxpayers, says NDP critic Adrian Dix. Chris Sandve, who has served as chief of staff to the minister

SONY: New information revealed on game and TV show ahead of E3 announcements

SONY: New information revealed on game and TV show ahead of E3 announcements

Sony could be revealing an exciting new project as this year's E3 if this latest news is anything to go by.

Obama Takes Unexpected Setback On Trade Agenda As Fast Track Passes Senate

Obama Takes Unexpected Setback On Trade Agenda As Fast Track Passes Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda suffered a setback Friday evening during a series of last-minute maneuvers in the Senate. While the upper chamber eventually passed a bill that would help Obama streamline a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations, the final product threw a wrench into

China Rebukes US For 'Risky' Naval Standoff

China Rebukes US For 'Risky' Naval Standoff

China has warned the US against "provocative actions" following a tense encounter with an American surveillance aircraft over the contested South China Sea.

Tourist falls off 6-foot cliff while taking a selfie in Bali

Tourist falls off 6-foot cliff while taking a selfie in Bali

A Singaporean tourist fell off a cliff on Lembongan Island in Bali while trying to take a selfie, according to local police. Mohamed Aslam Shahul, 21, was taking a selfie as a wave crashed against the cliff, causing him to lose his balance and fall into the sea from a height of about six feet. His

Stroud Life published Elderly shoppers targeted by distraction criminals in supermarket...

Stroud Life published Elderly shoppers targeted by distraction criminals in supermarket...

Police in Gloucestershire are investigating a series of distraction thefts targeting elderly women shoppers at supermarkets in the county.Five incidents, each involving similar methods of operation, have been reported in Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester since January.The latest happened at a superm

Report: Man convicted in Levy case may get new trial

Report: Man convicted in Levy case may get new trial

The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy may get a new trial after government attorneys withdrew their opposition, The Associated Press reported.

Wan Azizah to clarify shadow cabinet with PR partners

Wan Azizah to clarify shadow cabinet with PR partners

Opposition leader plans to speak with PKR, PAS and DAP leaders to clarify that the idea of a shadow cabinet is ideal.

Brazil unveils cuts as IMF urges fiscal discipline

Brazil unveils cuts as IMF urges fiscal discipline

RIO DE JENAIRO: The IMF urged Brazil to get its fiscal house in order to emerge from five years of low growth as South America’s largest economy Friday unveiled a package of budget cuts in a move to kickstart a recovery. Brazil has lost ground since a period of high growth largely fueled by Ch

Aaron Quintal: Child poverty unexpected focus of Budget

Aaron Quintal: Child poverty unexpected focus of Budget

Could business have expected more from a Budget labelled by Finance Minister Bill English as "a plan that's working"?The focus of Budget 2015 was, unexpectedly, on addressing child poverty. After days of talking down the prospect...

Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow.A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said there was insufficient evidence to charge Jean Kasem.Prosecutors cited Jean Kasem's

Mike Huckabee Defends Child Molester Josh Duggar: 'Good People Make Mistakes'

Mike Huckabee Defends Child Molester Josh Duggar: "Good People Make Mistakes"

It's a political match made in heaven: Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to publicly affirm his support for the Duggar family in the wake of reports that eldest son Josh Duggar molested five young girls, including his own sisters.Josh Duggar admits to wrongdoing in ..

Huckabee stands by Duggar family amid molestation scandal

Huckabee stands by Duggar family amid molestation scandal

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Friday he is standing by the Duggar family following an admission by the eldest son, Joshua, that he molested five girls when he was a teenager.

Birds Cleaned After Calif. Oil Spill

Birds Cleaned After Calif. Oil Spill

Veterinarians in Los Angeles are cleaning six pelicans that were found covered in oil following a spill in California that has leaked more than 100 thousand gallons along the coast near Santa Barbara. (May 22)

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Incredible before-and-after photos show how much New York City has changed since the 1800s

Incredible before-and-after photos show how much New York City has changed since the 1800s

There's a new map that will help you chart exactly how much Manhattan has changed over the years.  This week, the New York Public Library released an interactive website that allows users to travel back in time using the Library's historical photography database.  The site, called Old

GM could be held criminally liable for deaths related to its massive ignition switch recall

GM could be held criminally liable for deaths related to its massive ignition switch recall

The Justice Department says it has found criminal wrongdoing on the part of General Motors for its failure to publicize an ignition defect responsible for the deaths of at least 104 people. Investigators are now negotiating what could be a record penalty for the automaker, the Times reports. A settl

Pregnant NSW women urged to get flu shots

PREGNANT women are being urged by NSW Health to get a flu shot, as those who contract influenza are at greater risk of developing complications.

White House: No Plans to Send US Ground Troops to Iraq

Despite the Islamic State militant group's taking this week of Iraqi city Ramadi and Syria's Palmyra - the White House has made clear President Barack Obama has no plans to send U.S. troops into the region to "re-invade Iraq or invade Syria." VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House

White House: No Plans to Send US Ground Troops to Iraq

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday he could not corroborate Islamic State's claims it was responsible for a blast at a Shi'ite mosque in the eastern Saudi Arabian governate of Qatif that killed at least 21 people. "We obviously mourn the loss of life and condemn this violenc

Would-be IS Martyrs Arrested in California

Two California men have been charged with conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State. Muhanad Budawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both 24, appeared in federal court Friday, a day after they were taken into custody, one at Los Angeles International Airport. Acc

Email error reveals bank's EU project

The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.

First Look At Bill Murray's Weird Netflix Christmas Special

It’s official. Bill Murray is getting that Netflix Christmas special we’ve been vaguely hearing about for months. The subscription streaming service announced the news on Friday, noting the new special will nod at the “classic variety show.”

19 Kids And Counting Has Been Pulled From TLC's Schedule Following Scandal

TLC is no stranger to controversies, and the latest allegations that 19 Kids and Counting offspring Josh Duggar molested a handful of underage girls in the past has forced TLC to pull the hit reality series off the air.

Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill Win The Day For New Zealand

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor added an unbeaten 155-run stand for the third wicket after a 148-run opening stand to ensure New Zealand won all three sessions of day two of the First Test against England at Lord's.

Western Morning News commented Jeremy Clarkson back with a bang on new tour with James May and...

Sacked television star Jeremy Clarkson teamed up with his former Top Gear presenters during a live show tonight and hinted of a return to our screens. He entered to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with Richard Hammond and James May since he was dro

'40 killed' in Mexico gunfight

About 40 people have been killed in a large-scale firefight between law enforcement officers and criminal suspects in western Mexico.

Voting is brisk as polling stations near closing time

With less than an hour until polling stations close in the two referendums and the Dáil by-election, voting turnout has been brisk.

Three involved in serious crash

Three people, including a pregnant woman, are involved in a serious car crash between Carryduff and Ballynahinch, County Down.