Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

About 75 protesters, some armed, gathered on Friday in Arizona outside a mosque for an anti-Islam demonstration featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, weeks after a similar event in Texas came under attack from two gunmen.



US anthrax no threat to public: Bishop

US anthrax no threat to public: Bishop

A LIVE strain of anthrax sent to Australia by the US in 2008 poses no threat to public safety and is being investigated, Julie Bishop says.

Pentagon Reports Higher Number of Anthrax Shipments

Pentagon Reports Higher Number of Anthrax Shipments

The Pentagon said Friday that there were more accidental deliveries of live anthrax spores to U.S. and overseas laboratories than originally thought and that it had ordered an in-depth review. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said live anthrax was shipped to 24 laboratories in 11 U.S. s

Cameron's EU tour: Mission accomplished?

Cameron's EU tour: Mission accomplished?

The BBC's Katya Adler looks whether British PM David Cameron's "whistle-stop tour" of the EU to push for changes in the 28-member bloc was a success.

India: Radioactive scare at Delhi airport

India: Radioactive scare at Delhi airport

Fears of a radioactive leak triggered emergency action in the cargo area of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday.

Suspicion centred on a consignment of so-called nuclear medicine offloaded from a Turkish Airlines plane but it turned out to be a false alarm, with atom

VIDEO: Lung cancer therapy hope for patients

VIDEO: Lung cancer therapy hope for patients

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread

Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread

Marks and Spencer is to become the first UK retailer to add vitamin D to all its packaged bread and bread rolls.

US demands China halt reclamations

US demands China halt reclamations

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.

LIVE: Port hot, Hawks down Suns

LIVE: Port hot, Hawks down Suns

PORT Adelaide has run away from Melbourne in Alice Springs and Hawthorn defeated Gold Coast in Launceston. ROLLING COVERAGE.

Latest season of Veep hitting Sky in full ahead of linear launch

Latest season of Veep hitting Sky in full ahead of linear launch

As a Fourth of July special gift, Sky is releasing the latest season of Armando Iannucci's Veep in full.Forming part of its Sky Box Sets on-demand service, the fourth season will go online in its entirety - along with the previous three seasons - before it is aired in weekly instalments on the Sky A

Man charged over woman's shooting

Man charged over woman's shooting

UPDATE: A man has been charged in relation to a shooting of a woman at the back of a grocery store in Northcote early on Friday.

VIDEO: US calls halt to land reclamation

VIDEO: US calls halt to land reclamation

The United States has called for an immediate and lasting halt to reclamation works by all claimants in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Australia welcomes UNESCO ruling on Great Barrier Reef

Australia welcomes UNESCO ruling on Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Saturday welcomed a draft ruling by the United Nations conservation agency not to place the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list."At the end of the day, this is the strongest possible endorsement of what Australia and Queensland are...

Dutch royals gift seven 'Tulpi-chairs' to Toronto

Dutch royals gift seven 'Tulpi-chairs' to Toronto

They're quirky, modern and orange. Seven outdoor chairs that resemble the Dutch national flower were "planted" on Toronto's Centre Island as part of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima's visit to the city.

Texas governor seeks federal assistance in midst of deadly storms

Texas governor seeks federal assistance in midst of deadly storms

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has requested a presidential disaster declaration to get federal help for counties affected by severe weather and storms that have killed at least 24 people and left 13 missing.

Sugar dusted on Bulgarian roads to ward off crashes

Sugar dusted on Bulgarian roads to ward off crashes

A Bulgarian mayor this week ordered the sprinkling of sugar on roads to ward off "evil omens" and fight a recent increase in crashes.

Australian women joining Islamic State not just 'jihadi brides': study

Australian women joining Islamic State not just 'jihadi brides': study

Australian women joining Islamic State are motivated by more than just the prospect of becoming a "jihadi bride", a new study suggests.

Anthrax was sent to Australia, says US

Anthrax was sent to Australia, says US

US authorities have discovered a batch of the lethal bacteria anthrax, dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia.

Bob Saget joins cast of 'Full House' Netflix reboot

Bob Saget joins cast of 'Full House' Netflix reboot

Comedian Bob Saget is back in the "house." Saget, who played Danny Tanner on ABC's "Full House," has signed on for its Netflix reboot, "Fuller House," reprising his original role....

Bee-Killing Pesticides May Get New Restrictions From the EPA

Bee-Killing Pesticides May Get New Restrictions From the EPA

The bees are dying, and we need to ban neonicotinoid pesticides before they kill them all, taking away a third of the crops we rely on for food with them. The European Union announced a two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in 2013, so why doesn't the United States? While it's not suggesting an o

How to be all white with latest denim revival

How to be all white with latest denim revival

Ah, white jeans. George Michael and Wham! were pioneers in the mid-1980s. Liz Hurley practically lived in them in the '90s. And the most committed among us even had a matching jean jacket.

Racism row erupts over Aussie Rules victory 'war dance'

Racism row erupts over Aussie Rules victory 'war dance'

Racist Wikipedia vandals have attacked the Wikipedia page of Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes with monkey pictures after his post-goal haka-like Indigenous war dance sparked a debate about racism in football. 

Clinton ally becomes rival for presidential bid

Clinton ally becomes rival for presidential bid

Martin O'Malley was an early and vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. Fast-forward eight years, and the former Maryland governor is taking on the former secretary of state for the same job.

U.S. Defense to China: End sea expansion

U.S. Defense to China: End sea expansion

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called on China to end territorial expansion into the South China Sea, a resource-rich and disputed territory.

'Holy Grail' of 911 still isn't working, costing millions

'Holy Grail' of 911 still isn't working, costing millions

After the deadly 530 Slide in Oso and the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, first responders have been at the forefront of many people's minds.

US Reportedly Launched Stuxnet Attack Against North Korea

A few years ago, a Stuxnet campaign was successfully launched against Iran, hindering the country's nuclear program by causing an overload that destroyed a thousand nuclear centrifuges. In the wake of that successful attack, a report from Reuters (via The Verge) has revealed that the US government h

How English speakers won and lost the war of words: Larry Wilson

When he responded to all the corruption charges against his futbol underlings last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke to reporters in English. Blatter is Swiss, from the French-speaking cantons, but presumably speaks some German, Italian and back-holler dialects as well, being Swiss. Being a ci

Solved: The real reason there are holes in Swiss cheese

Why does Swiss cheese have holes? It’s been the subject of great speculation throughout the years but researchers in Switzerland (where else?) think they have the answer. Agence France-Presse, via The Guardian, reports that researchers at a state-run agricultural research center called Agros

Police in India arrested a pigeon suspected of spying for Pakistan

While some countries are having trouble spying on suspects than because of communication encryption, India has other worries. Police in the country have arrested a pigeon (not the one in the picture), on charges that it may be a spy from Pakistan. DON’T MISS: Google's killer cloud storage o

Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Clears Legislature

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era. Gun owners would s

Protesters rally against Mohammed cartoon contest

Protesters at Friday's "Freedom of Speech" rally outside a Phoenix mosque were met by counterprotesters.

Markets Close in the Red on Last Trading Day of May

It was the last day of trading for the month of May and the markets closed the day in the red, but are higher for the second month in a row.

Bette Midler Proves She's Still Divine at 69 with Staples Center Show

Oh, Bette. You just keeping getting better. 43 years after the release of her 1972 debut album, "The Divine Miss M," co-produced by Barry Manilow, her piano accompanist during her formative Bathhouse Betty days at New York City's now-defunct Ansonia Hotel, Bette Midler still knows how to make grown

I-295 shooting victims' relative speaks

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- The man injured during yesterday’s shooting on 295 North in D.C. is recovering at his home. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his cheek and ear area. ABC7 spoke this morning with his son who said that his father leaned his seat back to avoid gunfire, which may have sa

Navarro, Szeryk Named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-Americans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.- Texas AM women's golfers Marijosse Navarro and Maddie Szeryk were named Second Team All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Friday. This marks the first time Texas AM has produced two All-Americans in the same season.Navarro, a sophomore from Mexico City, earned

FIFA president won't resign, seeks fifth term, amid World Cup corruption crisis

ZURICH >> The future of soccer's embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization's 111-year history.Voting among the 209 member federations began Friday with the 79-year-old Blatter up for re-el

Watch Jon Stewart's Epic Takedown of "Tremendous A--hole" Donald Trump

Jon Stewart has made up his mind about leaving The Daily Show and no one can change his mind....except maybe Donald Trump. Stewart opened Tuesday night's Daily Show with an update on where the 2016 Presidential election stands, or as he calls it, "Democalypse 2016: Becoming a Fire Hazard."