James Holmes: I had 'regrets' over deadly shootings

James Holmes: I had 'regrets' over deadly shootings

In an initial meeting with a psychiatrist two years after killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater, James Holmes told the doctor he sometimes had tears and regrets over the shooting.



Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

Until last year, it hadn't happened for more than five decades. Now, they've done it for the second year in a row: Two competitors tied to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatach...

Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flight

Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flight

OTTAWA: A Canadian singer-songwriter was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her two-year-old toddler would not stop crying, triggering outrage from her supporters. “Just got kicked off a @united flight because my son was crying really loud,” Sarah Blackwood from

US indicts 15 Chinese in university cheating scam

US indicts 15 Chinese in university cheating scam

NEW YORK: The United States has indicted 15 people from China with fraud and conspiracy over a four-year scam to fake entry tests into American universities in what campaigners warn is a wider problem. Attorney David Hickton for the western district of Pennsylvania unsealed the 35-count indictment a

Indoor air purifiers may aid heart patients

Indoor air purifiers may aid heart patients

People with heart conditions may benefit from using indoor air purifiers, suggests a small study from China. While the study can’t say air purifiers prevent heart attacks or other major medical problems, several risk factors for heart disease improved among young and healthy adults who were ex

Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted on Federal Charges

Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted on Federal Charges

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said.

Former N.Y. GOP Gov. Pataki in the race for president

Former N.Y. GOP Gov. Pataki in the race for president

EXETER, N.H. — George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation. Just as he was overshadowed aft

Pro-Israel critics claim Hamas front group nearing coveted UN status

Pro-Israel critics claim Hamas front group nearing coveted UN status

A pro-Palestinian group critics describe as a front for Hamas is set to win key status from a UN panel stacked with anti-Israel human rights violators, according to a watchdog group.

National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Chris Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey

Chris Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn't working for students in New Jersey.

'I'd be mad if I were an Aussie taxpayer'

'I'd be mad if I were an Aussie taxpayer'

IT’S the most expensive mission in aviation history. And there are increasingly loud suggestions that Australia is paying more than it should.

Twin Car Bombs Kill 10 in Baghdad

Twin Car Bombs Kill 10 in Baghdad

Iraqi security officials say two car bombs exploded at two five-star hotels in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people. The first explosion occurred in the parking lot of the Babylon Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others. Moments later, another car bomb exploded outsid

James Holmes References The Dark Knight Rises In Disturbing Diary Entry

James Holmes References The Dark Knight Rises In Disturbing Diary Entry

James Holmes' trial has revealed that the mass murderer made a horrifying reference to The Dark Knight Rises in his diary entry before his atrocities.

Aquarius Review: David Duchovny Elevates The Manson Family Origin Story

Aquarius Review: David Duchovny Elevates The Manson Family Origin Story

Created by John McNamara, Aquarius follows David Duchovny's Sergeant Sam Hodiak as he investigates a missing person’s case that puts him on a collision course with mass-murderer Charles Manson. And the NBC period-piece is a perfect test case for the binge model.

Scots women edged out by France

Scots women edged out by France

A weakened Scotland lose 1-0 in a friendly with France, one of the favourites for this summer's World Cup.

Arts group data probe launched

Arts group data probe launched

Dumfries and Galloway Council is asked to help investigate allegations of a data protection breach at a regional arts organisation.

Wade wants out of Miami?

Wade wants out of Miami?

Wade wants out of Miami?

Sugar warning over fruit snacks

Sugar warning over fruit snacks

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.

Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali

Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali

The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.

Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'

Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'

An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.

North East news RECAP: Latest news, weather and traffic updates for Newcastle and the North East

North East news RECAP: Latest news, weather and traffic updates for Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and County Durham for Thursday, 28 May 2015

Lori Laughlin Will Return for 'Full House' Spinoff

Lori Laughlin Will Return for 'Full House' Spinoff

Well, Michelle are out, but Aunt Becky is in! Lori Loughlin confirms she will be returning for the 'Full House' spinoff, 'Fuller House.' Have Mercy!

Samsung working on a Dual Screen smartphone dubbed Project Valley

Samsung working on a Dual Screen smartphone dubbed Project Valley

Samsung has been at the forefront of mobile tech, and they really stepped things up this year with the dual-edged Galaxy S6. We know more edge handsets are on the horizon, but Project Valley is said to be something entirely different. It's Samsung's new secret project, and it is going to sp

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted

Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. (May 28)

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Australia has 10 new billionaires

AUSTRALIA now has more billionaires than ever before, with 10 joining the club in the past year alone. But which high roller has dropped out of the top five?

Twitter threat man avoids jail

A VICTORIAN who used Twitter to threaten police and support the Sydney siege gunman has escaped a jail sentence.

Monis lawyers to testify at siege inquest

HIGH-PROFILE lawyer Chris Murphy heads a list of legal practitioners who will testify about Man Haron Monis at the Sydney siege inquest.

Jack Warner taken from jail in ambulance

FORMER FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has left a jail in Trinidad by ambulance a day after he was charged in the USA corruption case.

Young woman shot in Northcote

THE LOOP: A WOMAN in her 20s has been seriously injured in a shooting in Melbourne’s inner north, with the gunman on the loose. Plus the latest morning news and transport updates.

Iraqi officials say 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Baghdad

Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.

Accepting immigrants in Croatia just a proposal for now, says FM

The distribution of Syrian and Eritrean refugees from Greece and Italy in every European Union member state is just a proposal for now and far from a final decision, given that many issues are yet to be solved, Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said...

Man gets life sentence for Standing Buffalo murders

A man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years for his role in a double murder on a southern Saskatchewan reserve.

Jury told not to sympathize with alleged B.C. bomb plotters

The Crown argues John Nuttall and Amanda Korody wanted to murder innocent people for a political reason.

Parliament shooter Zehaf Bibeau urged more attacks in video: sources

Sources say the unreleased portion of Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf Bibeau's final video manifesto includes an exhortation to others to carry out similar attacks, as well as a number of Middle Eastern names.

N.W.T. gov't tells morel pickers to move 500 metres into bush

The Chief of Fort Providence is calling for territorial government monitors after an Alberta picker found himself lost in the bush for over nine hours. Pickers and buyers have been told to relocate 500 metres into the bush by Department of Transportation officials.

Why Are So Many Republicans Running for President?

The GOP field may be the largest-ever in either party, with 16 people either formally declared or widely expected to run, here are seven reasons why.