Man charged over woman's shooting
UPDATE: A man has been charged in relation to a shooting of a woman at the back of a grocery store in Northcote early on Friday.
Australia welcomes UNESCO ruling on Great Barrier Reef
Australia on Saturday welcomed a draft ruling by the United Nations conservation agency not to place the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list."At the end of the day, this is the strongest possible endorsement of what Australia and Queensland are...
Dutch royals gift seven 'Tulpi-chairs' to Toronto
They're quirky, modern and orange. Seven outdoor chairs that resemble the Dutch national flower were "planted" on Toronto's Centre Island as part of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima's visit to the city.
Texas governor seeks federal assistance in midst of deadly storms
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has requested a presidential disaster declaration to get federal help for counties affected by severe weather and storms that have killed at least 24 people and left 13 missing.
Sugar dusted on Bulgarian roads to ward off crashes
A Bulgarian mayor this week ordered the sprinkling of sugar on roads to ward off "evil omens" and fight a recent increase in crashes.
Australian women joining Islamic State not just 'jihadi brides': study
Australian women joining Islamic State are motivated by more than just the prospect of becoming a "jihadi bride", a new study suggests.
Anthrax was sent to Australia, says US
US authorities have discovered a batch of the lethal bacteria anthrax, dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia.
Bob Saget joins cast of 'Full House' Netflix reboot
Comedian Bob Saget is back in the "house." Saget, who played Danny Tanner on ABC's "Full House," has signed on for its Netflix reboot, "Fuller House," reprising his original role....
How to be all white with latest denim revival
Ah, white jeans. George Michael and Wham! were pioneers in the mid-1980s. Liz Hurley practically lived in them in the '90s. And the most committed among us even had a matching jean jacket.
Racism row erupts over Aussie Rules victory 'war dance'
Racist Wikipedia vandals have attacked the Wikipedia page of Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes with monkey pictures after his post-goal haka-like Indigenous war dance sparked a debate about racism in football.
U.S. Defense to China: End sea expansion
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called on China to end territorial expansion into the South China Sea, a resource-rich and disputed territory.
How English speakers won and lost the war of words: Larry Wilson
When he responded to all the corruption charges against his futbol underlings last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke to reporters in English. Blatter is Swiss, from the French-speaking cantons, but presumably speaks some German, Italian and back-holler dialects as well, being Swiss. Being a ci
Solved: The real reason there are holes in Swiss cheese
Why does Swiss cheese have holes? It’s been the subject of great speculation throughout the years but researchers in Switzerland (where else?) think they have the answer. Agence France-Presse, via The Guardian, reports that researchers at a state-run agricultural research center called Agros
Texas Handgun Open Carry Bill Clears Legislature
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.
Gun owners would s
Protesters rally against Mohammed cartoon contest
Protesters at Friday's "Freedom of Speech" rally outside a Phoenix mosque were met by counterprotesters.
Markets Close in the Red on Last Trading Day of May
It was the last day of trading for the month of May and the markets closed the day in the red, but are higher for the second month in a row.
Bette Midler Proves She's Still Divine at 69 with Staples Center Show
Oh, Bette. You just keeping getting better. 43 years after the release of her 1972 debut album, "The Divine Miss M," co-produced by Barry Manilow, her piano accompanist during her formative Bathhouse Betty days at New York City's now-defunct Ansonia Hotel, Bette Midler still knows how to make grown
I-295 shooting victims' relative speaks
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- The man injured during yesterday’s shooting on 295 North in D.C. is recovering at his home. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his cheek and ear area. ABC7 spoke this morning with his son who said that his father leaned his seat back to avoid gunfire, which may have sa
Navarro, Szeryk Named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-Americans
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.- Texas AM women's golfers Marijosse Navarro and Maddie Szeryk were named Second Team All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Friday. This marks the first time Texas AM has produced two All-Americans in the same season.Navarro, a sophomore from Mexico City, earned
FIFA president won't resign, seeks fifth term, amid World Cup corruption crisis
ZURICH >> The future of soccer's embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization's 111-year history.Voting among the 209 member federations began Friday with the 79-year-old Blatter up for re-el
Watch Jon Stewart's Epic Takedown of "Tremendous A--hole" Donald Trump
Jon Stewart has made up his mind about leaving The Daily Show and no one can change his mind....except maybe Donald Trump. Stewart opened Tuesday night's Daily Show with an update on where the 2016 Presidential election stands, or as he calls it, "Democalypse 2016: Becoming a Fire Hazard."
AFib Without Symptoms: When Are You at Risk?
Some people with this heart condition have no symptoms at all. Learn from WebMD how you can find out if you're at risk.
Unions seek exemption from LA minimum wage law they helped pass
Union leaders in Los Angeles are being accused of hypocrisy after being caught trying to exempt themselves from a new minimum wage law they tried to impose on others.
What happens when Obama wakes up in the middle of the night and wants a snack
There are a lot of things the president of the United States is not allowed to have or do. For example, President Obama has a BlackBerry, because there's technology in the iPhone he's not allowed to have. And it took until May for Obama to finally get his own Twitter account, @POTUS — president o
An anti-Islam rally held in front of a mosque in Phoenix urged participants to bring guns
Just weeks after a contest in Texas that encouraged participants to draw caricatures of the prophet Muhammad ended in deadly gunfire, another such event is happening in Phoenix. Marine veteran Jon Ritzheimer has organized what's being called a "freedom of speech" rally, which is being held in front
Modular Robot Getting Closer to Reality
For years, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University experimented with a snake-like robot that could crawl through pipes and climb up trees.
Gradually, their robot evolved into motorized modules, each with its own processor, that can be assembled in various configurations, such as a six-legged
Obama Steps Up Pressure for Renewal of Surveillance Measures
President Barack Obama is stepping up pressure on the U.S. Senate, which appears set for a political showdown Sunday when it meets only hours before some key surveillance powers of the National Security Agency are set to expire.
Before both chambers of Congress left for a one-week recess, the H
Texas Town Residents Told to 'Just Leave' Ahead of Flood Threat
Water from heavy rain in eastern and central Texas is now swelling rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening towns along their banks. VOA's Greg Flakus visited the town of Wharton, southwest of Houston, where the Colorado River is close to cresting.
Review: 'I Believe In Unicorns' Is A Fresh, Creative, And Entirely Original Story Of Young Love
A much discussed topic in the film world recently has been the dearth of women directors in mainstream filmmaking and the impact that this has on the representation of girls and women, and their...
Chris Chalk Promoted to Series Regular on Fox's 'Gotham' Playing Lucius Fox
Another key character from the DC Batman universe, Chris Chalk has been promoted to series regular for season 2 of Fox's "Gotham," playing Lucius Fox - Wayne Enterprises' resident tech genius as well as a moral beacon for a young Bruce Wayne.
Chalk takes on a role that Morgan Freem
Western Morning News published Newcastle United release Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor
Jonas Gutierrez fired a parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle, claiming the club's owner disregarded him following his cancer diagnosis.
The 31-year-old started the season battling his way back from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win o
Martin O'Malley, in his own words
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is a possible Democratic contender for the White House in 2016. Here's his take on gay marriage, income inequality and more, in his own words.
No £100 fine for late tax returns
People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.
US discovers more anthrax shipments
The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.
Live anthrax sent to Australia
A BUNGLED shipment of live anthrax by a US military lab also made a lethal delivery to Australia, officials have revealed.
Iran: Military inspections not on agenda of nuclear talks
As nuclear talks continue between Iran and the P5+1, Iranian negotiators say the sides are making progress on the issue of sanctions. A senior Iranian negotiator has ruled out the possibility of Iran allowing inspections of its military installations as part of a possible nuclear deal.
US gunman deemed 'legally sane'
A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.