US Officials to Release Hurricane Season Forecast

US Officials to Release Hurricane Season Forecast

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday. Hurricane season officially runs June 1 through Nov. 30. But this season's first storm, Tropical Storm Ana, came ashore in North Carolina earlier this month, br



VIDEO: PM: 'A speech to help working people'

VIDEO: PM: 'A speech to help working people'

Prime Minister David Cameron says the first priority of this Queen's speech is to ''help working people''.

Papers look forward to Queen's Speech

Papers look forward to Queen's Speech

Wednesday's newspapers look forward to what will be in the Queen's Speech, and there is annoyance in some quarters that the Human Rights Act repeal is not expected to feature.

UK Syria teen 'may never return'

UK Syria teen 'may never return'

The family of a Bristol schoolgirl believed to be in Syria say they fear she will never be allowed to return home.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.

US officials blast FIFA 'World Cup of Fraud'

US officials blast FIFA 'World Cup of Fraud'

US officials on Wednesday said FIFA executives arrested earlier in Switzerland had corrupted global football as US and Swiss authorities launched separate and vast inquiries into the sport's world governing body.

ABC Arts Portal to close in 2016, regional job losses not ruled out

ABC Arts Portal to close in 2016, regional job losses not ruled out

The ABC will close its online Arts Portal in 2016, shifting arts content to its web-based ABC iview service and News Online, and create a new division called ABC Regional.

Western Morning News published Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley given four-week ban

Western Morning News published Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley given four-week ban

Northampton Saints and England hooker Dylan Hartley has been suspended from playing for four weeks after a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing at the Coventry Holiday Inn. Hartley, who pleaded guilty to striking an opponent with his head, contrary to Law 10.4(a), during the Premiership semi-

Thompson: I'm done with AFL coaching

Thompson: I'm done with AFL coaching

Mark Thompson has questioned whether Carlton officials have the club together and says they must be honest with their players.

Corrupt officials to be booted: Blatter

Corrupt officials to be booted: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter admits his sport faces a difficult time following the corruption revelations unearthed by a US investigation.

England's Hartley gets four-week ban

England's Hartley gets four-week ban

England hooker Dylan Hartley is given a four-week ban for headbutting and is unavailable for the first game of the World Cup.

Ex-CEO donates shares over gas deaths

Ex-CEO donates shares over gas deaths

The former boss of Thomas Cook is to donate part of her share payout to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died while on holiday in Corfu.

Santorum joins race for US president

Santorum joins race for US president

Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who came second in the 2012 Republican primaries for president, launched a second campaign for the White House.

US military shipped Anthrax to labs

US military shipped Anthrax to labs

The US military accidentally sent live Anthrax samples to multiple labs from Utah, but officials say no one was exposed.

Tech to help with hurricane season

Tech to help with hurricane season

Hurricane season 2015 is here and there is a handful of useful apps and gadgets to help. Brett Larson rounds up the latest must-haves before the weather gets bad.

Marriage of minds on reform

Marriage of minds on reform

TONY Abbott has left open the prospect of a cross-party deal to legalise gay marriage within months as a growing number of Coalition MPs support reform.

ABC boss backs DJ after bin Laden comments

ABC boss backs DJ after bin Laden comments

A SENATOR has slammed comments made by ABC radio host Steve Austin about Osama bin Laden being “honoured and respected”. But the ABC’s boss was quick to defend the DJ.

Carmody meeting on hold in lead-up to speech

Carmody meeting on hold in lead-up to speech

EMBATTLED Chief Justice Tim Carmody is yet to sit down with Attorney-General Yvette D’ath to discuss his future, as the Premier yesterday questioned his decision to fly to Hamilton Island while on sick leave.

Europe's open border dilemma; is Schengen a success?

Europe's open border dilemma; is Schengen a success?

Europe’s Schengen zone celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. It allows citizens of 26 European Union countries to travel and go through immigration or border controls without passports or visa checks.

For many, it is one of the EU’s greatest achievements. Long queues are now a

Advocaat leaves Sunderland

Advocaat leaves Sunderland

Dick Advocaat has left Sunderland after turning down a three-year contract to stay at the Stadium of Light.

Colin Kaepernick Apologizes for Insensitive Instagram Post

Colin Kaepernick Apologizes for Insensitive Instagram Post

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, is in hot water after a very insensitive Instagram post. Kaepernick posted an insensitive photo from the deadly Houston flooding and captioned it "I warned you the #7Stormiscoming" which is a reference to him warning his opponents of his improve

Tony Blair resigns as Mideast peace envoy

Tony Blair resigns as Mideast peace envoy

Tony Blair has submitted his resignation as Middle East peace envoy, after some eight years in the post, sources close to the former British prime minister said on Wednesday.Blair wrote to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to "confirm that he will...

Iraq claims progress in anti-Islamic State offensive in Anbar

Iraq claims progress in anti-Islamic State offensive in Anbar

Baghdad/Beirut (dpa) – Iraqi forces recaptured towns from Islamic State fighters near militant-held Ramadi on Wednesday, a day after the government started an offensive to drive the jihadist militia out of Anbar province, of which Ramadi...

Ford recalls nearly 423K cars, SUVs over power steering issue

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

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.

Australia's dilemma: How to deal with children involved with ISIS abroad

A 7-year-old Australian boy who horrified the world a year ago when he was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier by the hair has created a quandary for the government, which wants to make scores of Australian fighters in the Middle East someone else's problem by revoking their ci

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.

Former FIFA exec played big role in Canadian soccer

Jack Warner, charged in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment that led to a wave of FIFA-related corruption arrests Wednesday, has played a key hand in Canadian soccer over the years.

Drunk driving charges won't be stayed over leaky blood sample

A judge ruled Wednesday that charges will not be stayed against a man charged with drunk driving in connection with a fatal crash.

Witnesses to Guelph General Hospital shooting offered free counselling

Guelph General Hospital is offering free counselling to anyone who witnessed the fatal police shooting inside the hospital's emergency room.

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.

NATO Chief Urges Russia to Avoid Snap Military Drills

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Russia to avoid holding snap military drills. Russia on Monday launched snap exercises to test the combat readiness of air defence and air force units in its Central Military District.Some 12,000 personnel and 250 aircraft are taking part in the fou

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

Bulgarian Government Establishes National Anti-Corruption Council

The Bulgarian government announced on Wednesday the establishment of a National council on anti-corruption policies with advisory, coordinating and control functions to the Ministerial Council. The council will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies on preventing and coun

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.