A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting
A look at the regions and the voting blocs in Friday's balloting between Sepp Blatter and Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein
Volcano erupts in southern Japan; islanders ordered to evacuate
Tokyo (dpa) – A volcano on a southern Japanese island erupted Friday morning with authorities issuing an evacuation order for islanders.The 9:59 am (0059 GMT) eruption on Kuchinoerabu Island off Kagoshima Prefecture caused a pyroclastic flow to...
Canada will not vote for Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential election
Canada will not vote for beleaguered incumbent Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote at the FIFA Congress in Zurich.
Devoted doc killed cycling to kids' ward
A DEVOTED doctor dad was killed on his way to work when he was run over by a semi-trailer in Rose Bay yesterday. A driver in front of the truck performed CPR on paediatric ophthalmologist Henri Sueke, 36, but he was dead when paramedics arrived.
Woman found in Melbourne flat shot in leg
A 22-YEAR-OLD woman has been found bleeding from a gunshot wound, and with facial injuries, in her Melbourne flat.
Iraqi refugees: Must flee or join ISIS
CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to refugees in Anbar province who fled ISIS and tell tales of loved ones being forced to join the terror group.
Psychiatrist: Colorado mass murderer 'knew what he was doing'
A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said Thursday that "whatever he suffered from" that night, he knew what he was doing.
Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
"We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time," Blatter said in his first public rema
U.K. wants to force Internet companies to decrypt messages
The U.K. government has not given up on the idea that its secret services must be given access to communications between individuals who are suspects in an ongoing investigation, even if said communications are protected by encryption. DON'T MISS: SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as
Edward Reid: Mexican holiday is much-needed after manic month of May
THE voice of Monklands showbiz with his latest weekly column for Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser and www.dailyrecord.co.uk readers.
EU Reform: Cameron To Meet Merkel For Talks
David Cameron will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today as he continues to seek support from European leaders for reforms to Britain's arrangements with the EU.
There's more to this year's Spelling Bee contestants than just words
Profile bios don't have any affect on who wins this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, but these kids are all winners in our book.
The Spelling Bee's championship finals air tonight and while the finalists are brushing up on their vocabulary, life for these children isn't all about memorizing wo
The P-A-I-N and J-O-Y of the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee
These are the faces of concentration. These are the faces of relief. These are the faces of disappointment.
These are the faces of kids who have yet to realize spell check is a thing
See also: 20 Spelling Bee Facts Crazier Than 'Cymotrichous'
The 2015 National Spelling Bee was held Thursday nig
Report: Eruption evacuates Japanese island
Residents of a small island in Japan were ordered to evacuate after a volcanic eruption, The Associated Press reported.
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday's Ultimate Preview
Get set for Sunday's clash with North Melbourne courtesy of Collingwood Media's Ultimate Previewist.
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
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
Shoddy gas line repairs cause Chevy Chase homes to shake?until 7 On Your Side steps in
CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WJLA) – Freddy Moreno says every time a bus or truck ran over a section of busy East-West Highway in Chevy Chase near his home, his house would shake.
“A rattling, shaking or earthquake type of feeling,” he said.
It all started in January after Washington Gas hi
Q&A with Spokeo founder Harrison Tang on funding a startup, challenges and secrets of success
Funding a startup isn't easy. We asked Spokeo founder and CEO Harrison Tang to talk about that and how he keeps his company moving forward.Q: You founded Spokeo in 2006 before the recession hit. How did you acquire your initial funding to start the business?A: We secured our initial funding from our
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
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
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.
Obama administration lays out controversial plans to protect sage grouse
The Obama administration set out plans Thursday to preserve the habitat of the imperiled greater sage grouse in 10 Western states, including placing limits on oil and natural gas drilling.
Feds indict ex-House Speaker Hastert for allegedly hiding payments to apparent blackmailer
Federal prosecutors indicted former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Thursday on federal charges for allegedly hiding payments he made to an apparent blackmailer in order to compensate for and conceal "prior misconduct."
Bergdahl appeared to lay groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan, squad mates say
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl slept on his bed frame, and then the concrete floor, collected contact information, and talked about becoming a mercenary in what his squad mates now describe as behavior that laid the groundwork for his disappearance in Afghanistan nearly six years ago.
'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
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' 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
Created by John McNamara, Aquarius follows David Duchovny's Sergeant Sam Hodiak as he investigates a missing persons 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.
Who Will (and Who Should!) Win 'Ru Paul's Drag Race'
Here we are once again, squirrel friends. The end of an era. No longer will we kiki about who has the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. No more will we answer drag trivia at the bar for a free shot of Fireball. And, whether we like it or not, in no time at all, we will bow down to a
WMNAGreenwood published Man dead, girl injured in Cornwall tragedy
A man has been found dead and a young girl seriously hurt in an incident in rural Cornwall.
The emergency services were called to Whitecross, near Polruan, at 11.45am.
The 40-year-old man was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at the scene.
The young girl was flown to Derriford Hos
WMNdellis published No return to Corrie for Jimi Mistry
Coronation Street star Jimi Mistry has revealed it had always been the plan for his character to be killed off.
The Blood Diamond actor swapped Hollywood for the cobbles 18 months ago, but said that his long-term plan had always been to make a permanent exit – as viewers saw him do in tonight