Advocaat leaves Sunderland
Dick Advocaat has left Sunderland after turning down a three-year contract to stay at the Stadium of Light.
Ford recalls nearly 423K cars, SUVs over power steering issue
Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven.
Tony Blair resigning as Quartet Mideast envoy after 8 years
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said.
19 dead, a dozen missing in Texas and Oklahoma flooding
The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.
FIFA officials accused of 'rampant, systemic' corruption spanning generations
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
Weather Experts Expect Below-Average Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season will be below average this year due to cooler seas and a strong El Niño effect, weather forecasters say.
British Queen Announces EU Referendum to Be Held Before End of 2017
British Queen Elizabeth II announced on Wednesday that the planned referendum on the UK's continued membership to the EU will take place before the end of 2017.
The referendum is one of the points on the government programme of the Conservatives, who were reelected to power with an overall majority
Modi govt scraps over 125 obsolete laws
According to the data compiled by the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry, with the passage of two bills in Parliament, 125 archaic laws have been repealed.
Advanced melanoma treated with cold sore virus therapy
A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report.
Secret Fashion Stars: The Replenishment Wardrobe
Net-a-Porter and other stores maintain a steady supply of favorites that return season after season by popular demand. WSJ's Christina Binkley reports. Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal
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Facts need to speak for themselves in Margaret Cunneen investigation
Exactly what have they got on Margaret Cunneen, her son, Stephen Wyllie and his girlfriend Sophia Tilley?
Mad Max turns Wilton Silver Mist into Amazon review star
What you're about to witness is the Mad Max-based War Boys taking on the likes of the open market. Searching for the best silver spray paint for their trip to Valhalla, the War Boys have found the most ideal product of them all - Wilton Silver Color Mist. In contrast with the 2015 film Mad Max, this
Video: Rand Paul: I'm asking Republicans hard questions
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joins Morning Joe to discuss why the Patriot Act went too far and how he would defeat ISIS as president. (Morning Joe)
Video: Iraqi analyst: ISIS is being rolled back
Scholar Ahmed Ali and the Financial Times' Roula Khalaf join Morning Joe to discuss the latest details involving ISIS, including the militant group's capture of Ramadi. (Morning Joe)
Video: Fiorina criticizes Clinton role at State Dept
Carly Fiorina, Republican presidential hopeful, joins Andrea Mitchell in South Carolina to talk about her campaign for president, as well as why she thinks Hillary Clinton is unfit for the White House. (Andrea Mitchell)
What the Queen's speech means for the technology sector
Amid the pomp and tradition of the State opening of Parliament, the Queen’s speech covered some very modern problems and issues. Amongst the number of bills that were read out by the Queen earlier today, one of the most interesting was the Investigatory powers bill. New laws to give police and
WD refreshes My Passport Ultra portable hard drives
WD has pushed out new models of its My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives. The seventh generation models have increased the maximum capacity from 2TB to 3TB, and they come in four different colours – black, white, blue and wild berry. So you can now get the drives in 500GB and
Herpes Successfully Used to Treat Skin Cancer
Researchers in the UK now claim that, in a series of experiments involving over 400 volunteers, they successfully used the herpes virus to treat an aggressive form of skin cancer known as melanoma.
More precisely, they say that 1 in 4 of the study participants responded well to the innovati
FIFA officials arrested for corruption
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted 14 officials with ties to international soccer, including FIFA officials, on a slough of charges.
CBS Negotiating With Apple Over Its TV Service
We have heard time and again that Apple is going to launch an internet TV streaming service this year. Many expect that the company is going to unveil this service at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 next month where it’s also expected to talk about a new music streaming service. CBS C
EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
The rules issued Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency and
Boy, 10, tells how he witnessed tombstone fall on tragic Glasgow graveyard pal Ciaran Williamson
THOMAS McManus, 10, has told how he "cried all last night and all today" after witnessing a tombstone fall on his eight-year-old pal Ciaran Williamson in a Glasgow cemetery before he tragically died.
Moe Sbihi and Co are pulling in the right direction as GB target a golden 2016
The contrast could hardly be starker – the sprawling chaos of Tangiers, where Moe Sbihi would spend six weeks of his summer holidays each year, and the London suburb of Surbiton, where British rowing's man-mountain grew up.
Mario Balotelli is 'staying at Liverpool', says his agent Mino Raiola
The agent of Mario Balotelli has claimed that the Italian will be at Liverpool next season, despite the striker scoring just one Premier League goal all season.
Dartmouth 'Animal House' Frat Fighting To Keep House
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that lost its recognition on campus after it was accused of branding new members is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing members at its residence.
Alpha Delta, which partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House," lo
Adidas doesn't pull sponsorship after FIFA arrests
After a wave of international arrests of high-ranking soccer officials, Adidas became the first World Cup sponsor to respond to the news.
What to expect at Google I/O 2015
Google talks a lot. Unlike Apple, which primarily speaks through its public-facing product events that take place a few times a year, Google tends to announce updates to its products, along with new ones, with reliable regularity.
Nonetheless, Google usually saves much of its best stuff for Google
Vox's acquisition of Recode is a sign of the tech-blog reckoning to come
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — I doubt there's anyone inside the tech media game who is truly surprised that Re/code has a new sugar daddy
It's a prestige brand with one of the best collections of conferences in the business and probably not enough scale to sustain itself alone. Vox Media
Queen's Speech: More government surveillance, no more income tax
LONDON — A referendum on the EU by the end of 2017 and the introduction of the Investigatory Powers Bill, giving police greater powers to target online communications, were among the measures proposed during the Queen's Speech Wednesday.
See also: Election 2015: Everything you need to know a
17 dead, 11 still missing after severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma
The search continues for about a dozen people still missing in Central Texas, including a group that disappeared after a vacation home was swept down a river and slammed into a bridge.
See also: Lake Travis, Austin's main reservoir, rises astonishing 22 feet in 1 week
Several more fatalities were
John Oliver explained FIFA's corruption even before the corruption charges
John Oliver really wants you to know about the corruption in FIFA.
Around this time last year, the Last Week Tonight host devoted 13 minutes to mocking the organization's nasty business practices. On Sunday's episode of Oliver's show, the host again went after the organization, this time zeroing
All the rainfall records that have been broken in the southern Plains so far
The epic weather whiplash event that has caused the southern Plains states, particularly Oklahoma and Texas, to go from drought conditions to flooding in just three weeks has broken numerous all-time rainfall records
Oklahoma, for example, will likely have its wettest month of any on record. The sa
Stroud Life published Leader's Diary with Geoff Wheeler, leader of Stroud District...
Friday, May 15 – LEP meetingLeaders and chief executives of Gloucestershire's councils met with David Owen, chief executive of Gloucestershire's local enterprise partnership, to cover the expansion of business advice services in the county. You're probably aware of the Growth Hub, which has be
Periscope: Four ways it's shaking up media
It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. ...
How FIFA makes its billions
Soccer's world governing body, FIFA, was rocked Wednesday by charges of corruption involving several senior officials.
U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, and authorities in Switzerland -- where FIFA is based -- have launched their ...
Jonathan Davies out of the Rugby World Cup: The nine contenders to replace one of Wales' key men
Gareth Griffiths takes a look at who could step into the void after the news Davies will miss the global show-piece with a knee injury
Newer contraceptive pills linked to higher clot risks, study confirms
New evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE) has been provided by a new study. About 9% of women of reproductive age worldwide use oral contraceptives, rising to 18% of women in developed countries