California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water Cuts by Farmers

California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water Cuts by Farmers

California regulators on Friday accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses.



Polls Closed After Historic Irish Gay Marriage Vote

Polls Closed After Historic Irish Gay Marriage Vote

Voters went to the polls in Ireland Friday in a referendum on whether to allow gay marriage. Results will be officially declared Saturday.

'The virus will end with me': HIV-positive man with an HIV-negative family shares his story

'The virus will end with me': HIV-positive man with an HIV-negative family shares his story

Andrew Pulsipher of Phoenix, Ariz., was born HIV-positive. He lost both of his parents by the age of eight. But now he's being praised for sharing his story about living a happy, normal life.

Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy Adults

Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy Adults

Statin use was linked to an increased risk for diabetes, diabetes complications, and overweight/obesity, according to a retrospective cohort study examining a primary-prevention population for 6.5 years. Medscape Medical News

Red Arrows to fly over Liverpool during Cunard's Three Queens Salute

Red Arrows to fly over Liverpool during Cunard's Three Queens Salute

A RED Arrows fly-past this bank holiday Monday is part of Cunard's 175th birthday celebrations in Liverpool where its three cruise ships will meet on the Mersey for the first time.

U.S. Releases Video Of China Constructing New Islands In The South China Sea

U.S. Releases Video Of China Constructing New Islands In The South China Sea

The Pentagon released several videos on Thursday showing Chinese construction of man-made islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Since last year, China has been building previously submerged reefs into new islands by piling up massive amounts of sand from areas around the reef. Th

Can Splatoon be Nintendo's next blockbuster?

Can Splatoon be Nintendo's next blockbuster?

Splatoon will be released next week, on May 29. Last year, Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 was released on May 29.

Mich. pastor on Grindr told gay teen he was going to hell

Mich. pastor on Grindr told gay teen he was going to hell

The anti-gay Michigan pastor at the center of a Grindr controversy told a young parishioner he would go to hell for being gay.

PM: EU Reforms Require 'Patience And Tenacity'

PM: EU Reforms Require 'Patience And Tenacity'

David Cameron has warned that successfully reforming the EU may take some time as the President of the European Parliament told Sky News that changes might be possible.

Hatton Garden Heist: Ninth Man Charged

Hatton Garden Heist: Ninth Man Charged

A ninth man has been charged with conspiracy to burgle in relation to the Hatton Garden jewellery raid last month.

Inside Palmyra: IS Video Shows Group's Takeover

Inside Palmyra: IS Video Shows Group's Takeover

A video posted on a militant website has shown Islamic State fighters arriving at the Syrian city of Palmyra, after the terrorist group took control of it earlier this week.

New Apple TV could be delayed over live local programming

New Apple TV could be delayed over live local programming

Apple's next-generation Apple TV could be delayed if the company is unable to strike a deal with content providers to get live local programming for its Internet TV service, according to a report from Re/code. The report claims Apple is aggressively courting local U.S. TV stations in hopes of getti

The shruggie made a cameo on the Senate floor

The shruggie made a cameo on the Senate floor

The shruggie is now a VIP on the Senate floor Sen. Chris Murphy (D.-Conn.) used the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on Thursday to describe how the GOP is reacting to the possibility of millions of Americans losing their Obamacare subsidies, pending a Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care

TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' after Duggar molestation allegations

TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' after Duggar molestation allegations

TLC will drop airings of 19 Kids and Counting from its current lineup, the network announced on Friday, following child molestation allegations against one of the show's stars, 27-year-old Josh Duggar. Effective immediately, all episodes have been pulled from the air. "We are deeply saddened and tr

If 'Mad Max: Fury Road' happened in the world of 'Mario Kart'

If 'Mad Max: Fury Road' happened in the world of 'Mario Kart'

"It's-a me! Mad Max!" A new twist on the original Mad Max: Fury Road trailer imagines what the film might be like if it took place in the Mario Kart universe. What if Fury Road was littered with cartoon-like banana peels, and giant chain-chomps that cause explosions? The results are pretty awesom

What will happen to child soldiers?

What will happen to child soldiers?

What future awaits these children if ISIS is ever to be defeated? Can anything be done to help them recover from the scars of war, or will Iraq and Syria face the prospect of a lost generation, paralyzed by the memories and atrocities of their youth?

NHTSA: 100 million cars have been recalled since 2014

NHTSA: 100 million cars have been recalled since 2014

There have been roughly 100 million vehicle recalls in the United States since the start of last year. And most of the affected cars have yet to be repaired. There were a record 74.2 million recalls in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Sa...

Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

Victoria Crone: Stability, cost reduction for small business a big plus

Victoria Crone: Stability, cost reduction for small business a big plus

It was pleasing to see the Government didn't have any major surprises for small business in the Budget. We know small businesses hate surprises.This year the Government continues its pattern of fiscal responsibility, generally a...

British PM kick starts EU reform negotiations

British PM kick starts EU reform negotiations

Cameron talked to former Soviet states at EU summit in Latvia to kick start his EU reform agenda before 2017 referendum.

TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' Amid Molestation Revelations

TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' Amid Molestation Revelations

TLC has pulled episodes of its reality hit “19 Kids and Counting” on the heels of revelations that the family’s oldest son was accused of molesting five underage girls 12 years ago when he was a teenager. TLC confirmed in a statement that the series had been yanked “effective

Fredericksburg Police officer resigns after use of force on suspect deemed 'not appropriate'

Fredericksburg Police officer resigns after use of force on suspect deemed 'not appropriate'

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WJLA) – A Fredericksburg Police officer has resigned after allegedly using excessive force during an arrest earlier this month. Officer Shaun Jergens reportedly used his Taser and pepper spray on a man police said was involved in a hit-and-run on May 4. Fredericksburg Po

Harrowing picture shows 200 dehydrated and exhausted migrants packed into tiny boat

Harrowing picture shows 200 dehydrated and exhausted migrants packed into tiny boat

The desperate migrants can be seen reaching out for help after the boat was brought ashore by Myanmar's navy today

Mum's fury at Poltergeist movie bus advert showing evil clown that left her terrified kids unable to...

Mum's fury at Poltergeist movie bus advert showing evil clown that left her terrified kids unable to...

The children are haunted by the advert for the 1982 movie remake that tells the story of a young girl left terrified by apparitions in a suburban home

Striking the Kingdom: ISIS takes credit for deadly Saudi mosque bombing

Striking the Kingdom: ISIS takes credit for deadly Saudi mosque bombing

A terror group that says it's a Saudi affiliate of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bloody bomb attack in eastern Saudi Arabia Friday that killed 19 worshippers during morning prayers at a Shiite mosque. This would be the first time ISIS has claimed an attack on Saudi soil, The Wal

Internal emails show Clinton got detailed intel on 'planned' Benghazi hit

Internal State Department emails in the aftermath of the Benghazi terror attack show then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received detailed information indicating the strike was planned by well-trained fighters, yet her office continued to push the narrative days later that it began "spontaneousl

Opinion Journal: Obama, Israel and ‘Jewish Values’

The Israel Project Managing Director of Press & Strategy Omri Ceren on the President’s speech marking Jewish American Heritage Month. Plus, an update on the nuclear deal. Photo: Getty Images

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Janet Yellen just made one of the most surprising admissions you'll ever hear from an economist (DIA...

"I am describing the outlook that I see as most likely, but based on many years of making economic projections, I can assure you that any specific projection I write down will turn out to be wrong, perhaps markedly so." On Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech in Providence, Rhode Island, and

Araqchi: Drafting nuclear text slow, talks to continue

Senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi described process of drafting comprehensive nuclear deal as slow, adding that talks will continue on Tuesday in Vienna.

Drake teams up with Beyonce in new leaked song, 'Can I'

Germaine BensonLOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Drake and Beyonce are teaming up for the second time around on the new leaked song "Can I."

Cholera Kills Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

An outbreak of cholera has killed 29 Burundian refugees who fled to Tanzania to escape political unrest at home. The U.N. refugee agency said Friday that two Tanzanians have also died in an outbreak that has affected 3,000 people in the Kagunga area, near Lake Tanganyika. Officials have br

Obama Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security

President Barack Obama reaffirmed Friday the U.S. commitment to Israel's security and stressed that Iran must not "under any circumstances be allowed to get a nuclear weapon."

VIDEO: Cameron opens EU discussions in Riga

PM David Cameron says he is prepared for "ups and downs", as he opens discussions with other European leaders on his intention to redraw Britain's relationship with the EU.

WMNCBarnes published Motorway views beat middle-of-the-road

With hotels popping up in prime sites across the city and an Exeter version of Monopoly in the pipeline, a new building phenomenon has passed Go and into the wider Westcountry.Cornwall's Watergate Bay Hotel has a £18million boutique spa hotel development in the pipeline at Plymouth's Royal Wil

WMNAGreenwood published Seven injured in head on crash on A30

Seven people have been injured in a major crash which has closed the A30 in Cornwall in both directions. Devon and Cornwall Police were called to reports of a head on collision between Nissan Cabstar truck and a Volkswagen Polo, between Chiverton Cross and Chybucca, at about 4.20pm. Police bel

Canada building less social housing despite risk of increased homelessness

The first 20-year survey of public housing trends in North America, Europe and Asia has highlighted the decline in Canada's public-housing investment. Researchers at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) compiled data from governments, housing and non-profit agencies, and academic

Top UK scientists warn against EU exit

A group of leading British scientists including Nobel-winning geneticist Paul Nurse warned leaving the European Union could threaten research funding, in a letter published in The Times newspaper on Friday.