Former House Speaker Jim Wright dead at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright dead at 92

Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.



'Is the UK still located in Europe?'

"Is the UK still located in Europe?"

'The Guardian' has sought the opinion of London correspondents for European newspapers about tomorrow's vote - some are wondering why Britain's position in Europe is so absent from the debate. Elsewhere, we look at the importance of social media in the 2015 general election as compared to previou

Gun slingers & young winners key to golf's revival

Gun slingers & young winners key to golf's revival

Participation is down but the likes of Rory McIlroy and Charley Hull can revive golf in the UK, says Iain Carter.

Prince Harry's 'Aussie bird'

Prince Harry's 'Aussie bird'

WHICH well-known WA local had a private meeting with Prince Harry during last weekend’s Perth visit?

NASA tests 10-engine electric airplane

NASA tests 10-engine electric airplane

Brooks HaysHAMPTON, Va., May 4 (UPI) -- NASA engineers have developed a ten-engine, battery-powered plane that takes off and lands like a helicopter but, once airborne, maneuvers like an airplane.

Lester Holt – The Savior of NBC News?

Lester Holt – The Savior of NBC News?

First things first - I have to confess that I am not a fan of NBC anchorman Lester Holt. I find him stiff, stuffy and corny, like some parody of a news anchorman from some time warp out of the 1960's. But he's actually bearable, compared to his son Stefan Holt, who's a morning anchorman in Chica

Martin Guptill To Miss New Zealand's Tour Opener

Martin Guptill To Miss New Zealand's Tour Opener

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is all set to miss his side’s inaugural game of the England tour against Somerset which begins on Friday due to a side strain.

WMNlynbarton published Exeter University in top 20 when it comes to graduate employment

WMNlynbarton published Exeter University in top 20 when it comes to graduate employment

A Westcountry university has been hailed as vital to the future economic health of the region after new figures proved it was in the top 20 in terms of graduate employment or ongoing study.Exeter University was 17th in the league table, which also featured Oxford, Cambridge and was topped by Imperia

Boston Marathon bomber 'adored older brother'

Boston Marathon bomber 'adored older brother'

A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has given evidence from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother towards a stricter version of Islam.

Single digital market 'to lead to better products and services'

Single digital market 'to lead to better products and services'

Online shopping, internet downloads and international phone calls could all soon become cheaper thanks to plans for a "single digital market".

Patriots probably deflated balls: probe

Patriots probably deflated balls: probe

The NFL has released its findings into the "Deflategate" scandal, saying New England star Tom Brady was likely to have been aware of a potential scheme.

Arrest over car on 10k race course

Arrest over car on 10k race course

A man is arrested after a car is driven along the course being used by runners in the Birmingham 10k race, police say.

VIDEO: China's smartphone giant: In 60 secs

VIDEO: China's smartphone giant: In 60 secs

Xiaomi may well be the biggest smartphone maker you've never heard of. BBC News has made this guide to the Chinese tech giant.

Six ways election views have changed in six weeks

Six ways election views have changed in six weeks

It is the final day of the election campaign before the UK goes to the polls to vote for the next government. But how have people's views changed over the past six weeks?

Farage: I've done my best for UKIP

Farage: I've done my best for UKIP

UKIP's Nigel Farage says he has given his "absolute best" to the election campaign - but will be "for the chop" if he fails to win South Thanet.

Sainsbury's shares fall on losses

Sainsbury's shares fall on losses

The FTSE 100 closed higher despite shares in Sainsbury's falling 3.16% to 266.30p after reporting its first full-year loss for 10 years.

Miliband: Voters will get it right

Miliband: Voters will get it right

Labour's Ed Miliband goes into the final day of campaigning saying voters have a choice between a prime minister who will put working people first - and one who favours the rich.

British man shot dead in Bahamas

British man shot dead in Bahamas

Police in the Bahamas launch an island-wide manhunt after Gary Vanhoeck, a British man living in the islands, was shot dead.

Taylor denies 'England quota' claim

Taylor denies 'England quota' claim

Former England manager Graham Taylor denies allegations he spoke about pressure to limit the number of black players he selected.

Crash trader: 'I did nothing wrong'

Crash trader: 'I did nothing wrong'

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" protests his innocence in court claiming he did not "do anything wrong".

Pilot 'had tried Alps crash descent'

Pilot 'had tried Alps crash descent'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps appears to have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, investigators say.

Netanyahu in Israel 'coalition deal'

Netanyahu in Israel 'coalition deal'

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agrees an 11th-hour deal to form a new coalition government following election in March, sources say.

How to avoid the General Election in Newcastle: 10 things that get our vote

How to avoid the General Election in Newcastle: 10 things that get our vote

If don't want to watch endless General Election coverage once you've cast your vote, here are some entertaining alternatives

SpaceX to test 'eject button' for astronauts (Update)

SpaceX to test 'eject button' for astronauts (Update)

Private US space transport company SpaceX is to test an eject button for astronauts on Wednesday in the first flight test of the abort system on the Dragon spaceship.

Mixed news on UK economy on election eve

Mixed news on UK economy on election eve

There has been mixed news on the crucial election issue of the British economy on the eve of the vote.

Britain’s huge service sector unexpectedly picked up speed in April, a survey showed on Wednesday, countering other signs that the economy was slowing just before a national election

Microsoft previews a customizable, versatile Windows 10 for enterprise

At its inaugural Ignite Conference in Chicago, Microsoft gave business users a preview of Windows 10's enterprise-specific features and toolsets. The operating system, which is rumored to go live this summer, will feature enhanced management, security and productivity options specifically designed f

Woman Being Held Captive Sends Distress Message Through A Pizza Order

A woman was able to free herself and her children from a hostage situation by including a message for help with a pizza order.

Pizza delivery people rescue customers from the grips of hunger everyday, but an alert group of workers recently helped save a woman in a much more dire situatio

Roar spin the revolving door

BRISBANE Roar’s “Guardian” has gone, and more staff have followed him out the door as the club’s owners swing the axe to cut costs.

Farage jokes about praying and drinking before Election

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been asked whether he intends to pray or drink before tomorrow's General Election. Report by Fosterso. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Fight fans sue Manny Pacquiao, fight promoters for fraud

Two fight watchers are so disappointed with the Mayweather Pacquiao fight, they’ve filed a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Pacquiao and the fight promoters, accusing them of defrauding fight fans. Jen Markham has the story.

Chris Brown Shows the World His Softer Side With His Daughter on Instagram

Chris Brown is showing the world his softer side and we have to thank his daughter for it!

Giants hit back at Eddie's academy fight

GWS Giants chairman Tony Shepherd has hit back at Collingwood president Eddie McGuire’s continued calls to have the northern states academies abolished.

University grants are tactless

THE Australian Catholic University will award scholarships honouring Andrew Chan and Myarun Sukumaran. It’s an absurd idea that ignores the facts.

Economy is main issue in British election | Business Brief

The number of people in jobs in the UK has hit a record high. On the eve of an election that could go either way, Prime Minister David Cameron says the stellar data is thanks to his government's job creation miracle. But the opposition points out the slow pace of recovery in living standards in Brit

Interview: Unemployment in Europe | Made in Germany

Many European countries do not offer unemployment insurance, something which trade unions have long wanted to change. Made in Germany speaks to Holger Schäfer from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research about EU-wide insurance and the job market.
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Tory and Labour manifestos: spot the difference

The main themes in UK election campaigning have not played more in favour of either the ruling Conservatives or opposition Labour. In the battle to hold centre ground, the two big parties have made proposals that grew increasingly similar. Each tried to convince the electorate that they are the bett

VIP Salons a New Way to Shop for Luxury Fashion Brands

On Rodeo Drive, VIP dressing rooms at luxury boutiques are getting extreme. Many come as suites, with couches, original art works, and, at some, small kitchens. WSJ On Style columnist Christina Binkley joins Lunch Break. Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal

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