Government's $1.5 billion roll on the dole
MR Morrison told reporters in Canberra today that “choosing welfare is not the career we want for” young people.
Warriors through to NBA Finals
THE Golden State Warriors are through to the NBA Finals, after defeating the Houston Rockets to claim the Western Conference title.
What does your car say about you?
28 May, 2015
We use YouGov's Profiler tool to see if associations people make with certain car brands are fair
Nebraska abolishes death penalty
Nebraska has become the 19th US state to abolish the death penalty in favour of life imprisonment.
At 30 to 19, the vote overrode a veto by the state’s Republican senator.
Previous ballots to retroactively apply the decision were upheld.
Nebraska has not execute
Police Make Arrest in 'Devastating' Da Vinci Fire in Downtown LA
Police have made an arrest in the massive downtown Los Angeles inferno that torched an under-construction apartment complex in December 2014.
Warriors oust Rockets to reach NBA Finals for 1st time in 40 years
OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Warriors finally have arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes...
Woman killed in crash in Sydney's west
AN 82-year-old woman has died at the scene after a three-car collision in Sydney’s west, just days before a major road safety campaign.
Fed govt needs to 'speak out against FIFA'
INDEPENDENT senator Nick Xenophon says the government needs to speak out against FIFA boss Sepp Blatter after the latest corruption allegations.
Fifa corruption scandal: Lavish lifestyle of football whistleblower Chuck Blazer
Details have emerged about the lavish lifestyle of football whistleblower Chuck Blazer, the former Fifa and CONCACAF official who has already pleaded guilty to charges in a corruption investigation involving bribes of more than $US100 million.
Prime Minister John Key 'gutted' not to be in Air New Zealand's Elite Priority One club
Prime Minister John Key says he is "gutted" not to be a member of Air New Zealand's most exclusive club.
Apple Acknowledged Messages Bug, Working To Fix It
Earlier today we reported on this weird Messages bug on iOS in which if a user receives a particular message from someone else, it will cause the app to crash continuously or reboot instantly without warning. It's not exactly a "dangerous" bug per se, but it does sound like an annoying one.Thankfull
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood to expand this summer
When you're watching TV, do you ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of your favorite shows? The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood in Burbank offers an opportunity to explore sets, soundstages and locations on its lot and soon you can experience even more.
Fifagate: 'I don't think bribery is likely,' says Russian anti-corruption official
The Fifagate scandal has cast a shadow over the validity of Russia’s successful bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
However, the chief of the country’s top corruption watchdog has pushed aside any doubt, claiming political pressure is being put on Moscow, in attempt to strip Russia of th
Paradise Valley residents vow to fight water plan for proposed resort north of Squamish
In normally peaceful Paradise Valley, some are gearing up for a massive water fight. For a year-round resort proposed for Brohm Ridge north of Squamish, a challenge over the last decade has been finding where and how to source water.
Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes' Notebook Details Plans
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.
The writings on about 30 pages in the brown, spiral school notebook
Warriors Beat Houston Rockets To Head To NBA Finals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
After decades of wishing and waiting
Kendra Wilkinson confronts her mom on 'Marriage Boot Camp'
During a clip of "Marriage Boot Camp" Kendra Wilkinson tears into her mother Patti after she is confronted during a wedding activity.
More than 100,000 gallons of sewage spilled in Texas town
More than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of a manhole in a flood-ravaged Texas town, officials said.
Asphalt-melting heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India
Over the past week, more than 1,100 people have been killed by extreme heat in India. Temperatures reading more than 113 degrees Fahrenheit have reportedly melted asphalt, and taken a severe toll on the working class without access to air conditioning
Summer-month heat waves are common in South Asi
Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and more
Google's biggest event of the year is about to kick off. Each year, developers from around the world gather at the company's I/O developer conference to hear the latest news and updates from Google's top executives.
As with previous years, Google's Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will start the
Australia's prime minister doesn't get why kids should learn to code
Question Time in Australia's Federal Parliament is hardly a place for elevated discussion — after all, this is when spurious references to Judas, Dr. Goebbels and the Nazis fly about like confetti.
Still, it would be better if Prime Minister Tony Abbott did not use the parliamentary session a
Restaurant customer expresses gratitude by leaving a $2,000 tip
While it is considered good form to tip well, tipping $2,000 is something else entirely.
The staff at Blue 44, a restaurant in Washington, D.C., had their faith in humanity revived when one of their regulars decided to tip $2,000 for a $93 bill
See also: Internet delivers justice to man who left s
New personal DNA test can reveal your secret Australian history
The opportunity you never knew you wanted has arrived on the shores of Australia.
It is now possible to spit in a tube, send it off to the U.S. and find out you have 2% Native American in your blood. Ancestry.com has launched its DNA testing product in Australia on May 28 and for just A$149, you ca
US military accidentally shipped live anthrax sample to lab
WASHINGTON: The US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland but there was no public health threat from the mishap, officials said Wednesday. A Defense Department laboratory in Utah had “inadvertently” transferred th
$40,000 in envelopes, alleged bribes for 2011 FIFA vote
NEW YORK: US court papers alleged Wednesday that soccer executives were handed $40,000 cash bribes stuffed into envelopes at an upmarket Caribbean hotel ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election. The payments were allegedly arranged by a high-ranking official at FIFA and the Asian Football Confed
S'pore detains two "self-radicalised" teens, one aimed to join IS
SINGAPORE: Singapore has detained two “self-radicalised” teenagers, one of whom wanted to join Islamic State militants in Syria, under an internal security law that allows for detention without trial for two years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday. Authorities in prosperous
Debate Dr M and be done with it, Zaid tells Najib
Zaid Ibrahim says it is useless for Najib Razak to keep accusing Mahathir Mohamad of "twisting facts" unless he is willing to debate him.
Give England 2018 World Cup, urges former UEFA chief
STOCKHOLM: Lennart Johansson, former president of European football’s governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations. Johansson, who lost the 1998 FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatte
Apple Glitch Allows You to Turn Off Anyone's iPhone
Apple is working to fix an issue with their iOS software that allows users to shut down any iPhone with a simple text. The message also affects the Apple Watch, iPad and any other iOS mobile device. “We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we wil
Tracy Morgan grateful to settle crash lawsuit with Wal-Mart
NEWARK, N.J. — Tracy Morgan says he's grateful his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that injured him and killed one of his friends has been resolved.
The actor-comedian says the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company "did right by" him and his family.
Both sides announced th
What?s next for ISIL?
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – It’s the topic of the day at the White House and Pentagon: a new military campaign under way by the Iraqi army after some devastating losses to the terror group ISIL.
President Obama, meeting with the secretary general of NATO in the Oval Office, acknowledged it&rsqu
Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash
(AP) - A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.
Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social media and using it to crash
'Brutal' outlook for NZ dairy farmers
FONTERRA'S announcement of a cut in this season's milk payout price to NZ$4.40 per kg/ms gives a "brutal" outlook for dairy farmers.
Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6
Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs.
Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on...
FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.
NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested for allegedly violating restraining order
NFL lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for the second time in three days after allegedly violating a restraining order, authorities in northern California said.