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Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at the 10th business forum "Business Russia" in Moscow on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Putin has encouraged businesses to expand domestically before Western nations lift economic sanctions, allowing once again the sale of many foreign goods in Russia. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the west but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.
Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
A representative model of the skeleton "Lucy" at the opening of the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Ethiopia on December 3, 2014In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are probably only part of a wider group of candidates for being our direct forerunners, the finders said.
New species of human ancestor found in Ethiopia
Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of New DelhiHYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
Indians crowd rivers, shady trees as heat toll passes 1,400
FILE - The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter skipped another speaking engagement early Thursday as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.
Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view
An Indian youth stands under a fountain near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi, on May 27, 2015Hospitals in India were struggling Thursday to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week. Hundreds of people -- mainly from the poorest sections of society -- die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year's figures are unusually high. In neighbouring Telangana, where temperatures hit 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) over the weekend, 340 people have died from the heat recently compared to 31 in the whole of last year.
Indian hospitals overwhelmed as heatwave deaths near 1,500
By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter kept out of sight for the second successive day on Thursday when he failed to show up at a medical conference the day after world soccer's governing body was plunged into another corruption scandal. FIFA's chief medical officer, Michel D'Hooghe of Belgium, told the medical officers: "President Blatter apologizes for not being able to come today because of the turbulences you have heard about." Those turbulences involved a dawn raid by plainclothes police officers at one of Zurich's most luxurious hotels on Wednesday leaving seven of the most powerful figures in global football in custody overnight and facing extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest.
Blatter out of sight as FIFA corruption scandal deepens
An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Wednesday in North Sinai, the interior ministry said, one of the most high-profile police deaths in the Islamist insurgency raging in the region. The Interior Ministry spokesman said the roadside bomb hit a team of security forces on the al-Samarat road in the provincial capital of al-Arish. Brigadier General Ahmed Ibrahim was a deputy in the criminal investigations department in North Sinai.
Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.
Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
Britain's Prime Minister Cameron gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the Eastern Partnership Summit in RigaBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union must amend its founding treaties to accommodate Britain's renegotiation drive, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday, warning London needed a meaty deal if it was to persuade voters to stay in the bloc. Hammond spoke as Prime Minister David Cameron started a two-day European tour to try to charm other EU leaders into backing his reform drive, something he has promised to complete before giving Britons an EU membership referendum by the end of 2017. "The advice we're getting is that we will need Treaty change," said Hammond, saying it was necessary to render any changes that Cameron wins irreversible and safe from legal challenge.
UK takes hard line on EU reform as Cameron starts European tour
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The United Nations Secretary-General met with EU leaders and called for international solidarity to deal with the issue of tens of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of starting a better life in Europe. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade infrastructure, stimulate the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
EU nations, parliament reach deal on major investment plan
South Africa's state oil company PetroSA suspended three top executives over declining revenues, poor investments and a failed bid to enter the fuel retail market, the Business Day newspaper reported on Thursday. The leadership uncertainty comes after PetroSA reported a loss of 1.2 billion rand ($99.7 million) in its 2013/14 financial year. The newspaper said that CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, finance chief Lindiwe Mthimunye-Bakoro and acting vice-president of upstream operations Andrew Dippenaar will be placed on "gardening leave" pending an investigation.
South Africa state oil firm PetroSA suspends three top executives
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, says its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it boosted sales by carrying more passengers and used its stakes in other airlines to drive traffic through its Abu Dhabi hub.
Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million
FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter and South Africa president Jacob Zuma attend the launch of the FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust for South Africa in JohannesburgBy Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Allegations that South Africa promised a $10 million bribe to a former FIFA vice president to win its 2010 World Cup bid were unfounded, a South African Football Association spokesman said on Wednesday. “We are disappointed at the allegations ... they are baseless and untested and we request proof from anyone who has evidence to the contrary to come forward,” said SAFA director of communications Dominic Chimhavi. "Our bid campaign ... was run, by among others, late president Nelson Mandela and former president Thabo Mbeki and several government ministers, who are men of integrity," Chimhavi said.
South Africa says bribe allegations `baseless and untested'
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Arab Israeli Christian school children play soccer at the Terra Santa School in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle, Israel, Private Christian schools are among Israel’s highest ranked educational institutions, established by churches in the Holy Land hundreds of years ago long before Israel was established. But school administrators are accusing Israel of slashing their funding as a pressure tactic to get them join the Israeli public school system a move they say would interfere with the schools’ Christian values and high academic achievements. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."
Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
Business
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:35
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A U.S. one-hundred dollar bill and Japanese 10,000 yen notes are spread in TokyoBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar took a breather on Thursday after hitting its highest level against the yen since 2002, and stocks stuttered as high-flying Chinese shares tumbled and European officials downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. A Greek government official had sparked speculation late on Wednesday that a deal had been drawn up.
Dollar momentum wanes, China stocks take heavy tumble
A man walks past the hoarding of a construction site in BeijingChina's factories struggled to expand in May despite recent interest rate cuts and other policy stimulus, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the government may have to do more to halt a protracted slowdown in the economy. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, is forecast to inch up to 50.2 from April's 50.1, according to the median forecast of 14 economists in the poll. "Although the government has unveiled a series of policy stimulus measures, the effect has yet to show up," said Nie Wen, an economist at Hwabao Trust in Shanghai.
China May official factory PMI seen lackluster despite stimulus moves
Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in BrusselsThe euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors. Traders latched on to an upbeat statement issued by a Greek government official on Wednesday afternoon asserting that negotiators were starting to draft a "staff level agreement" - a prerequisite for releasing any more bailout funds. When the meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission finally began several hours late, there was no start on drafting a deal because too much remains to be agreed, EU officials said.
No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin
A worker cycles past a petro-industrial complex in Kawasaki near TokyoOil prices recovered on Thursday after a two-day slide as the dollar weakened, making fuel less expensive for holders of other currencies. The dollar has risen more than 4 percent against a basket of currencies over the last 10 days, helping accelerate a fall in oil prices from a five-month high early in May. "Much depends on the U.S. dollar," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil and commodities analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
Oil rises as dollar dips, eyes on U.S. stocks data
John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, speaks in San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Thursday he expects above-trend economic growth in the United States for the rest of the year after a weak first quarter. Williams told reporters in Singapore that the weak economic growth in the first quarter was an "anomaly" affected by factors such as the weather. The U.S. economy should grow about 2 percent and unemployment should drift down below 5 percent this year, Williams said, but cautioned that more economic data needs to be collected before a decision on interest rates is made.
Fed's Williams expects above trend U.S. growth rest of the year
U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker at a bank in WestminsterPimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which lost its crown as the biggest bond fund in the world in April, had been lagging its peer intermediate-term category and benchmark after going long German bunds and shorting euros against the dollar in recent months. Not every well-established bond manager is having a bad year.
Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies
An investor looks at information displayed on an electronic screen at a brokerage house in ShanghaiBy Pete Sweeney and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets plunged on Thursday, with indexes dropping over 6 percent in record high turnover as investors rushed to sell after more brokers tightened margin trading requirements for clients and the central bank drained money market liquidity. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index closed 2.2 percent down, and the China Enterprises Index lost 3.5 percent. China's stock market has surged over 140 percent over the past 12 months despite a flagging economy, as retail investors, including university students, barbers and janitors piled into the world's best performing market, though economists have warned that, based on economic fundamentals, the rally was unjustified.
China shares tank, Shanghai sees record high 1.2 trillion yuan turnover
A shop clerk carries a box under sale signboards at a shoes store in TokyoBy Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's retail sales rebounded modestly in the year to April after three straight months of falls, bolstering the central bank's case that consumer spending is reviving to underpin a steady economic recovery. The data adds to signs of improvement in consumer confidence and eases pressure on the Bank of Japan to expand its massive stimulus program in the near term, analysts say. Retail sales in April rose 5.0 percent from a year earlier, trade ministry data showed on Thursday, slightly below a median market forecast for a 5.4 percent increase.
Japan April retail sales rebound, ease pressure on BOJ
European Central Bank Governing Council member Nowotny gestures during an interview with Reuters in ViennaA European Central Bank policymaker played down the prospects for an immediate loosening of funding for cash-strapped Greece, saying that when it came to accepting the country's bonds as security for central bank credit, the answer remained no. The critical comments from Ewald Nowotny, who as head of the Austrian central bank also sits on the ECB's policy-setting Governing Council, echo those of European officials, who have played down Greek government optimism that a deal is near. "There is always a lot of noise in such a situation and I think the important point is to distinguish the noise from the facts," Nowotny told CNBC television. The one condition is ... whether we can accept for instance Greek assets, Greek bonds, as collateral.
ECB's Nowotny says no to loosening funding for Greece now
People are silhouetted past a logo of the Airbus Group during the Airbus annual news conference in ColomiersPlanemaker Airbus hinted at further production increases in its popular A320 series on Thursday, saying market demand would justify a leap to "more than 60 aircraft" a month. Sales chief John Leahy said anticipated demand already exceeded the planemaker's existing production goal of 50 planes a month and that Airbus was studying further increases. Airbus currently produces 42 of the medium-haul planes a month and has already set an output goal of 50 a month by the first quarter of 2017.
Airbus executive says jet market could absorb over 60 A320s a month
This photo combination shows the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm. Top row, from left: Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million; Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million; Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million; Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million; and Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million; Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million; David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million; Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million; and Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:
Top 10 highest-paid CEOs
Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps
Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps
​Sony buys ex-Facebook exec's storage startup in push for datacentre domianceSony taps up Facebook's former hardware guru to help develop a new disc library systems for hyperscale datacentres.
​Sony buys ex-Facebook exec's storage startup in push for datacentre domiance
Ford opens electric vehicle patent portfolio to competitorsThe automaker's move is designed to enhance research and development in the EV field.
Ford opens electric vehicle patent portfolio to competitors
Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers
Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers
World News
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Still image from United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly IslandsBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action. The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbors - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials. As it pushes ahead with a military “pivot” to Asia partly aimed at countering China, Washington wants Southeast Asian nations to take a more united stance against China's rapid acceleration this year of construction on disputed reefs.
U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at the 810 army unit’s Salmon farms in this undated photoBy John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program. The dissident National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy water facility at Arak in 2002. Iran says allegations of nuclear bomb research are baseless and forged by its enemies.
Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents
Italian Prime Minister Renzi looks up as he waits for the arrival of Palestinian President Abbas at Chigi Palace in RomeBy James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi goes into elections this weekend hoping nascent signs of economic recovery after years of recession will outweigh a corruption scandal that has dogged one of the main candidates of his centre-left Democratic Party (PD). Sunday's ballots in seven regions and more than 1,000 municipalities, which follow a bruising series of parliamentary battles over Renzi's reform agenda, will be his biggest test since a triumph in last year's European elections. PD leftwingers are also in rebellious mood over labor reforms and changes to electoral rules which they say weaken the independence of parliament.
Italy's Renzi faces election test as scandals overshadow vote
Members of a police forensic team carry a body bag with human remains dug from the grave near the abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern MalaysiaBy Andrew R.C. Marshall WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - The 139 graves uncovered near people-smuggling camps in northern Malaysia appear to hold only one body each, Malaysia's deputy home minister said on Thursday, after earlier suspicions that they could contain multiple corpses of trafficked migrants. This is one person, one grave," Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told reporters at a news conference near the sites, adding that the bodies had been buried with "proper white wrapping" and ceremonial camphor had been used. "The reason for the exhumation is to see whether a crime has been committed, violence was made against those people." Four bodies have so far been recovered since Malaysian police forensic teams began digging this week at abandoned jungle camps along the Malaysia-Thailand border.
Malaysia says only one body per grave found at trafficking camps
China will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, the official China Daily said on Thursday, citing a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Such a plan could add to the challenges of foreign technology firms doing business in the world's second-largest economy, by prompting government agencies and companies to opt for domestically-made software. The plan will focus on improving security for software used by government departments, state-owned enterprises and financial institutions, the paper quoted Chen Wei, the director of the ministry's software bureau, as saying on Wednesday.
China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives to make a personnel announcement in the PentagonBy David Alexander PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarizing the dispute and find a peaceful solution. Carter said China's island-building efforts were "out of step" with the regional consensus and that U.S. military aircraft and warships would continue to operate in the area as permitted under international law. "China's actions are bringing countries in the region together in new ways," he said in a military ceremony in Hawaii.
Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea
Iraqi security forces inspect a mass grave containing the remains of dozens of people believed to have been slain by jihadists in the city of Tikrit, on April 12, 2015Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday. "We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit," Adila Hammoud said at a press conference in Baghdad, referring to the nearby military base that the massacre was named after. In June 2014, armed men belonging or allied to the Islamic State group abducted hundreds of young, mostly Shiite recruits from Speicher base, just outside the city of Tikrit.
Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the west but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.
Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
BANGKOK (AP) — In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats — crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs — have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior officials from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond. A look at key issues and challenges:
Top Asian News at 9:30 a.m. GMT
English FA chief Greg Dyke, pictured, says FIFA president Sepp Blatter must resign or be voted outThe chairman of England's Football Association called on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to leave the position on Thursday after a major corruption scandal engulfed the sport. "Sepp Blatter has to go as FIFA president," Greg Dyke, chairman of the FA, football's governing body in England, told the Press Association.
English FA chief Dyke calls for FIFA's Blatter to go
Modi reacts as he speaks to members of the Australian-Indian community during a reception at the Allphones Arena located at Sydney Olympic Park in western SydneyIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline.Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue, in the capital New Delhi, on June 21, government and ruling party officials said. The United Nations declared June 21 the first International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by the Modi government. Modi used his first speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September to call for such a day to be recognized.
India's Modi to perform yoga at mass public event
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese parliament has enacted a bill to create a ministerial post in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japanese parliament enacts bill to create Olympics minister
Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of New DelhiHYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
Indians crowd rivers, shady trees as heat toll passes 1,400
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, talks to colleagues after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Queen's Speech to the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster during the State Opening of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queens Speech outlines her governments legislative plans for the forthcoming parliamentary year and the laws and bills they hope to pass. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron set off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.
UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform
Mohammadu Buhari, seen here after registering to vote in March, defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan to take the presidencySecurity was beefed up in and around Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Thursday, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president. The 72-year-old, who defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in elections two months ago, will be sworn in at a ceremony from 9 am (0800 GMT) on Friday before world leaders and other dignitaries. Among those who have confirmed attendance are South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, US Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Security tight for Nigerian presidential inauguration
Technology
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
The Time Warner Cable Headquarters at Columbus Circle in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet.
Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service
China will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, the official China Daily said on Thursday, citing a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Such a plan could add to the challenges of foreign technology firms doing business in the world's second-largest economy, by prompting government agencies and companies to opt for domestically-made software. The plan will focus on improving security for software used by government departments, state-owned enterprises and financial institutions, the paper quoted Chen Wei, the director of the ministry's software bureau, as saying on Wednesday.
China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper
Employee works at the innovation lab of Swiss bank UBS in ZurichSwiss private bankers are turning to video games and virtual reality to attract a new generation of skeptical clients and see off digital rivals. Technology is likely to appeal to multi-tasking millionaires with little time to spare. In a fifth floor office just off Zurich's main shopping street, researchers at UBS are testing dozens of technologies to see what could make the world's biggest wealth manager more appealing as fortunes pass to the next generation.
Technology replaces schmoozing: the future of private banking
Dancers perform underneath logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingNielsen NV announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Tencent Holdings Ltd to measure its digital audience in a move that could direct more ad dollars from companies in the United States to China's biggest social network. Nielsen said it is launching its Digital Ad Ratings, which tracks unique users, reach and frequency of a digital ad across computers, tablets and smartphones for the first time in China. Comscore, which offers a similar service and competes with Nielsen, said it is already available in China.
Nielsen to measure digital ads in partnership with Tencent
The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in SunnyvaleA U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California said people who sent emails to or received emails from Yahoo Mail subscribers since Oct. 2, 2011 may sue as a group under the federal Stored Communications Act for alleged privacy violations. Holders of non-Yahoo Mail accounts accused Yahoo of copying and then analyzing their emails, including keywords and attachments, with a goal of creating "targeted advertising" for its estimated 275 million Yahoo Mail subscribers, in addition to detecting spam and malware.
Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jennifer Saba RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time. Periscope, which was bought by Twitter earlier this year, faced scrutiny after several high-profile television events, including the HBO prize fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and HBO's "Game of Thrones" April premiere, were illegally broadcast through the app, which sends a video stream from a phone directly to the Internet. Media companies, many working with Periscope, are consistent in their demands for improvements, especially using technology to automate the takedown process, or removing unauthorized copyrighted material.
Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech
Pentagon accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs via FedExThe Pentagon this week said that it accidentally sent live anthrax samples to government and private laboratories in at least nine states, and to a US military base in South Korea. As the Associated Press reports, the samples originated from a Department of Defense lab in Utah, which was supposed to send out killed samples. "There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Wednesday.
Pentagon accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs via FedEx
Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps
Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps
​Sony buys ex-Facebook exec's storage startup in push for datacentre domianceSony taps up Facebook's former hardware guru to help develop a new disc library systems for hyperscale datacentres.
​Sony buys ex-Facebook exec's storage startup in push for datacentre domiance
Lenovo’s new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10Lenovo has announced a pair of new mid-range laptops that are unremarkable apart from one detail. RealSense uses a trio of lenses (a conventional camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser) to measure depth, allowing users to control their laptop using hand gestures, or even scan objects for 3D printing. The camera costs an additional $100, but with a free upgrade to Windows 10 coming this summer (the Z51 ships with Windows 8.1), users will be able to sign in using their face as a password.
Lenovo’s new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10
Cortana for Windows 10 will search Dropbox and Google Drive on Lenovo PCsMicrosoft and Lenovo are partnering together to enhance the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. At Tech World, Lenovo’s first global technology event, Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing announced a unique partnership with Microsoft that allows the company to extend Cortana to non-Microsoft services. While Cortana in Windows 10 will search local PC content and data stored in OneDrive, Lenovo’s REACHit service will allow Cortana to search for files on Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.
Cortana for Windows 10 will search Dropbox and Google Drive on Lenovo PCs
Ford opens electric vehicle patent portfolio to competitorsThe automaker's move is designed to enhance research and development in the EV field.
Ford opens electric vehicle patent portfolio to competitors
Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers
Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers
New Xbox One controller will have a standard headphone jackMicrosoft is planning to release a refreshed Xbox One controller next month, complete with a new headphone jack. The software giant has revealed its plans in a Xbox One support article, noting that new controllers "released after June 2015" will include a new 3.5mm audio port to connect any type of headphones. Existing Xbox One controllers do not include a headphone jack, and owners have to purchase a separate stereo headset adapter to use headphones with the controller.
New Xbox One controller will have a standard headphone jack
Government wants piracy site-blocking Bill passed in JuneAustralian Attorney-General George Brandis has told Senate Estimates the Australian government wants its legislation to block piracy sites passed before the end of June.
Government wants piracy site-blocking Bill passed in June
Politics
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
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Obama delivers remarks at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VirginiaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The immigration order was first put on hold by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen in February after the states, all led by Republican governors, argued that taking in migrants would be overly burdensome.
Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in MarylandThe chief U.S. negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between Tehran and six major powers to reach agreement, the New York Times said on Wednesday. Sherman made her intentions known before leaving for Vienna and Geneva for a last round of talks aimed at securing curbs on Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions that have crippled the country's economy, the newspaper said. "It's been two long years," the Times quoted Sherman as saying, referring to the protracted and intensely complex discussions with the Iranians that began with secret talks between the two long-time foes.
Chief U.S. negotiator in Iran talks to leave State Department: NYT
Campaign buttons of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum are seen in PennsylvaniaBy Elizabeth Daley CABOT, Penn. (Reuters) - Republican Rick Santorum, who fell short in his 2012 presidential bid, launched another run for the White House on Wednesday with a promise to restore the economic power of middle-class American workers. Santorum, 57, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, emphasized his working-class roots as he formally opened his long-shot 2016 presidential bid near his childhood home in Cabot, in western Pennsylvania. Looking to build support beyond the social and religious conservatives who bolstered his 2012 campaign, Santorum said "big government" and "big business" had left behind American workers.
Republican Santorum launches 2016 bid with appeal to middle class
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership during a trade speech in RentonA majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement. The House of Representatives is expected to consider a bill to speed trade deals through Congress in June, after it passed the Senate by a comfortable margin. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted May 21-27, found that 56 percent of Americans support new trade deals to promote the sale of U.S. goods overseas, with just 13 percent opposed.
Majority of Americans back new trade deals: Reuters/Ipsos poll
There were dogs and children playing, people singing, and bikes and beach balls rolling. There was plenty of Ben &Jerry’s ice cream eating, and melting, down by the lake. Kayaks and sailboats floated by.
Bernie-mania! Sanders launches 2016 campaign
Gen. Martin Dempsey admits in a new documentary that the Pentagon did no contingency planning for the Islamic State advance.
Joint Chiefs Chairman says U.S. blindsided by fall of Mosul
America’s infrastructure could be reaching a breaking point. Literally. When it comes to our transportation infrastructure — that’s railroads, water pipelines, ports, dams, bridges, airports and roads — the United States has gotten way off track.
America's crumbling infrastructure
The Boy Scouts of America must reverse its longstanding policy of excluding gay adult leaders or risk unfavorable legal decisions that could doom the historic organization, president Robert Gates warned his group’s national leadership Thursday.
Robert Gates: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adult leaders not sustainable
After capturing the capital city of major Iraqi region, ISIS is claiming one of its biggest victories. According to local officials, Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 people in the city of Ramadi, and forced 8,000 to flee from their homes.
Can Iraq be saved?
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy ForeignersRepublicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest $500,000 in a job-creating business. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the committee chairman, said he viewed the findings of the Homeland Security Inspector General “extremely concerning” and said he will hold hearings Thursday to determine if further investigation is needed. The Inspector General’s investigation focused on the leadership of Alejandro Mayorkas, who served as director of the immigration program known as EB-5, an obscure but increasingly popular method for obtaining highly-sought-after American Green Cards. In late 2013, Mayorkas was promoted by President Obama to Deputy Secretary of the department over objections from Republicans who had already begun to hear rumblings of problems with his handling of the immigration program.
Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy Foreigners
FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A U.S. official says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for allegedly walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl's attorney told ABC News today.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says
This 1980s photo provided by Bryce Thiriot shows Marco Rubio, second from left back row, his younger sister Veronica, right back row, and their neighbors, the Thiriot brothers, in Las Vegas in the early 1980s. The Republican Florida senator and presidential candidate spent six of his formative years in Las Vegas, where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and became a strong backer of labor unions. Back row, left to right, Bryan Thiriot, Marco Rubio, Nathan Thiriot, Veronica Rubio. Front row left to right, Jason Thiriot, Joel Dixon, Bryce Thiriot, Jodi Dixon, Jarren Thiriot. (Bonnie Thiriot/Courtesy of Bryce Thiriot via AP)LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.
Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.
First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him.
White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki
Sports
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Dwight Howard (L) of the Houston Rockets and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors go after the ball during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets to set up a title clash with Cleveland. The Warriors, the best team in the regular season with 67 victories and 15 defeats, pulled away late to beat the Rockets 104-90 and seal a 4-1 series victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. The Warriors are back in the championship series for the first time since 1975, when they swept the Washington Bullets in four games to win the title.
Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years
NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors shook off their bumps and bruises and advanced to their first NBA Finals in 40 years after defeating the Houston Rockets 104-90 to clinch their Western Conference Finals series on Wednesday. Stephen Curry scored 26 points one game after a terrifying fall while Klay Thompson added 20 despite a laceration to his right ear for the top-seeded Warriors. Golden State, who won 67 games during the regular season with rookie coach Steve Kerr, won the best-of-seven series 4-1.
Warriors into Finals after 40 year wait
(Reuters) - Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald, released by the National Football League (NFL) franchise after his arrest this week in Northern California, was arrested again on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested on Monday in Santa Clara for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to Santa Clara police. In Wednesday's incident, Santa Clara police learned McDonald violated a restraining order - issued as a result of Monday's arrest - by being at a residence from which he was barred in Santa Clara in the afternoon, police said in a statement.
Former Bears tackle McDonald arrested in California for violating restraining order
Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015 in New York CityDrug-tainted New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez belted another milestone home run on Wednesday, becoming the American League's all-time leader in runs batted in. Rodriguez's three-run shot off Chris Young helped the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over Kansas City and took his career RBI total to 1,995 -- two more than Yankees legend Lou Gehrig and alone in third place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez had already moved past Babe Ruth, who is credited with 1,992 career runs-batted-in, a tally that is somewhat short since the stat wasn't officially kept until 1920 -- six years after Ruth started playing.
Another historic homer for A-Rod
Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 2nd tee during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2015 in Fort Worth, TexasMasters champion Jordan Spieth will get another chance to give home fans the victory they're longing to see when he tees it up at the Byron Nelson Championship this week. The 21-year-old from Dallas finished tied for second on Sunday at Colonial in nearby Fort Worth. Spieth entered the final round five shots behind leader Kevin Na, but stormed into contention with four birdies in his first six holes before settling for his share of second behind Chris Kirk.
Masters champ Spieth eyes Texas title
PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round(Reuters) - Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defense at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.
Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather
Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defence at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.
Golf-Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play against the Atlanta Hawks, during Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference finals, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 26, 2015LeBron James advanced to his fifth straight NBA finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals. Once again James carried the Cavaliers on his back, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and then sitting on the bench and playing cheerleader for much of the final quarter of Tuesday's contest. "We worked our tails off all season to get to this point," James said.
Cavs sweep Hawks to punch ticket to NBA finals
NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - LeBron James booked his place in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year when the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 on Tuesday to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Eastern Conference Final. James scored a game-high 23 points as the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, where they will play either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets.
LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals
Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen of the Baltimore Orioles throws to a Houston Astros batter in the first inning, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 25, 2015The Baltimore Orioles will become the first US big league team to play in baseball-crazed Cuba since a diplomatic thaw, playing Havana's national team, a Cuban official said. In December, US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announced a historic change of course after more than five decades of Cold War bad blood. "A clash with the Orioles is planned," the director of Cuba's National Institute of Sport, Antonio Becali said on Tuesday, quoted by Radio Habana Cuba.
Baltimore Orioles to play in Cuba amid US thaw
An intersection is flooded near the headwaters of the San Marcos River that flooded in San Marcos TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.
Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area
Lee Westwood of England plays a shot on the first day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, southwest of London, on May 21, 2015Newark (United States) (AFP) - Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez highlight the field of 25 players who earned exemptions on Tuesday to next month's 2015 US Open Championship.
Westwood, Poulter added to US Open field
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 26 (Reuters) - Triple major champion Padraig Harrington has backed the European Tour's decision to start the qualifying process for next year's Ryder Cup in Russia. "It's a good thing not only for the European Tour but golf in general," Harrington told Reuters in an interview ahead of this week's Irish Open. "The tour needs to move east big time and I mean not only east as in terms of already being out in Asia but we need to embrace eastern Europe more.
Golf-Harrington backs European Tour's Russian move
BMW PGA Championship(Reuters) - England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. ...
Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open
England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. Among those also sealing berths for the Open are South Korean An Byeong-hun, who won the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, Italy's Francesco Molinari, India's Anirban Lahiri, Thai Thongchai Jaidee and American J.B. Holmes.
Golf-Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, "Speed the Plow," during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. A prosecutor said Wednesday, May, 27, 2015, that it appears Lohan has completed the community service terms of her sentence in a 2012 reckless driving case. A judge will determine on Thursday, May 28, 2015, whether Lohan has completed her sentence, which would release her from probation in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly eight years. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.
Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure.
Medical examiner says food critic drowned during seizure
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.
Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm show
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson speaks at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that choreographer Wade Robson waited too long to file a claim alleging that Jackson abused him and the allegations should be dismissed. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed
Publisher Bao Pu speaks to supporters at a literary protest and reading for silenced Chinese writers on the steps of the New York Public Library Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. Famous Chinese and American authors are protesting a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problem of censorship and intimidation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.
US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship
Actor Dwayne Johnson arrives on a Los Angeles Fire Department fire truck for the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' film “San Andreas,” May 26, 2015 at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CaliforniaCalifornia's long-feared mega quake hits movie screens this week with "San Andreas," but the big-budget movie has thrown up a fault line between critics and filmgoers even before its release. The movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson, has only a 41 percent critics' rating on the Rotten Tomatoes film review website -- although 96 percent of cinema-goers say they want to see it. All eyes will be watching whether the flick, with its $100 million budget, can shake the box office after a lackluster week or two at the start of the traditional summer blockbuster season.
Can quake thriller 'San Andreas' shake box office?
FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Actor-comedian Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
This screenshot made from a pdf released by the Colorado Judicial Department on Wed., May 27, 2015, shows a portion of Aurora shooter James Holmes' notebook, after it was presented as evidence in the Holmes murder trial on Tues., May 26, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The notebook entries on these two pages discuss the pros and cons of various methods and venues for committing mass murder and, at right, is a diagram of the theater in Aurora where Holmes carried out the killings. The notebook was released into public domain as per court procedure. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP Photos)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.
Theater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans
FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo, Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows. WHTA, known locally as Hot 107.9, announced Wednesday, May 27, 2015, that West will be one of the headliners at Birthday Bash 20 at Philips Arena on June 20. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows.
Kanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage.
TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from '14 conference finals
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," went on trial Wednesday on charges that he stabbed a man during a confrontation at a bar, but the proceedings came to a screeching halt at the start after the prosecutor objected to a defense attorney's good luck message for his client.
Bar stabbing trial starts for sitcom actor Diamond
In this 2008 photo provided by Timeless Communications, U2 longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, accepts his Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sheehan died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. Bono posted a statement about Sheehan Wednesday, May 27, 2015, on his website, saying “we lost a family member, we’re still taking it in.” (Timeless Communications via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just a few hours after U2 kicked off its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on schedule.
U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead
Author Jonathan Franzen speaks at an event at BookExpo America, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.
Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel
LONDON (AP) — James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year.
New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis'
This photo provided by courtesy of Magnolia Pictures shows, Cobie Smulders, left, and Guy Pearce, in a scene from the film, "Results," a Magnolia Pictures release. (Ryan Green/ Magnolia Pictures via AP)In Andrew Bujalski's directorial debut "Funny Ha Ha" — the film often cited as the first "mumblecore" movie — its aimless protagonist Marnie, recently graduated from college, writes a to-do list charming in its modest ambition: "Make friends with Jackie." ''Learn to play chess?" ''Fitness initiative!"
Review: Bujalski bulks up with a starrier cast in 'Results'
Health
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Modi reacts as he speaks to members of the Australian-Indian community during a reception at the Allphones Arena located at Sydney Olympic Park in western SydneyIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline.Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue, in the capital New Delhi, on June 21, government and ruling party officials said. The United Nations declared June 21 the first International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by the Modi government. Modi used his first speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September to call for such a day to be recognized.
India's Modi to perform yoga at mass public event
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.
First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A major international study says don’t delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed their immune system was starting to weaken, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay.
NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
Health officials cull chickens in AgbataTests on poultry at two farms in Ghana, including one in the capital, Accra, have confirmed the presence of H5N1 avian flu, the country's state research institute said on Wednesday. The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research said five of six samples tested positive for the disease earlier this month. Avian flu has already struck several other countries in West Africa, including Ghana's neighbours Niger and Burkina Faso.
H5N1 bird flu confirmed on two farms in Ghana
Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of New DelhiA heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's hottest months, with temperatures regularly pushing above 40 Celsius. The death toll in the worst affected states of Andhra Pradesh in the southeast and nearby Telangana is more than double the toll from a shorter hot spell there last year, officials said, with most of those killed elderly or labourers suffering sunstroke or dehydration.
Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1,300
Self-healing robots take step towards disaster reliefScientists on Wednesday said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers of humans and animals. The feat could one day lead to first-responder robots which can cope with dangers that today would put them out of operation, they said. "The idea is to have robots that can survive in hostile environments such as a Fukushima-type nuclear disaster," said Jean-Baptiste Mouret of the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
Self-healing robots take step towards disaster relief
South Korea confirms two more MERS virus infections, bringing the total number of cases to seven, as one suspected victim ignored warnings and flew to China on a business tripSouth Korea said Thursday it had confirmed two more MERS virus infections, bringing the total number of cases to seven, as one suspected victim ignored warnings and flew to China on a business trip. The infections, all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia, have triggered public concerns of a wider outbreak. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is considered a deadlier but less infectious cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.
S. Korea reports seven MERS cases, one suspect flies to China
The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.
U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states
South Korea's tally of patients of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven on Thursday, with authorities saying one suspected victim skipped out of voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to China. A rise in MERS cases has stirred alarm in South Korea, with health authorities being criticized for not moving quickly and effectively enough to quarantine suspected patients. Two new victims are believed to have caught the virus from the first case confirmed last week, a 68-year-old man who had traveled to Bahrain in April and May, and returned to South Korea via Qatar.
South Korea's tally of MERS cases at seven; one suspected patient heads to China
Twenty-two personnel at a U.S. Air Force Base in South Korea have been given emergency medical treatment after being exposed to a possible live sample of anthrax, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday. The anthrax was destroyed on Wednesday when a sample initially expected to be inactive and destined for a training exercise was suspected of being live, according to a statement by the U.S. Air Force 51st Fighter Wing in the South Korean city of Osan, 35 kms (21 miles) south of Seoul.
Possible anthrax sample destroyed at U.S. Air Force base in South Korea
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A major international study says don’t delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed their immune system was starting to weaken, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.
Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV
By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge said on Wednesday he will decide in August whether one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please the fictional character Slenderman will face trial in juvenile or adult court. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, were charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack on a classmate in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren heard testimony over two days on a request from Weier's attorneys to move her case to juvenile court.
Wisconsin judge to rule in August on Slenderman trial venue
Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samplesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples
Two U.S. Army facilities, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, and the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland, mistakenly shipped suspected live anthrax samples from March 2014 through April 2015, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Dugway Proving Ground had reported, apparently erroneously, the inactivation of the anthrax stock in question following its treatment with gamma irradiation. The samples originated at Dugway but were also later shipped from Edgewood to U.S. federal, private and academic facilities, the official said, adding, however, that there were no suspected anthrax infections so far or risk to the general public.
U.S. Army shipped anthrax samples over more than year-long period
File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - A journal that Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote before he opened fire inside a packed theater contains his plans to commit a mass killing, interspersed with personal musings and philosophical questions, a document showed on Wednesday. The writings were introduced by prosecutors in the murder trial of the 27-year-old California native and former neuroscience graduate student who is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to fatally shooting 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a suburban Denver theater during a screening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.” Holmes, who could face the death penalty over the July 2012 rampage, mailed a spiral notebook containing the writings to his psychiatrist a day before he launched his attack on the theater.
Colorado cinema gunman's writings show murder plans, musings
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Science
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Team members crawl at the area where the paratype jaw (BRT-VP-3/14) was found, searching for more pieces of the specimen, in EthiopiaBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jaw and teeth fossils found on the silty clay surface of Ethiopia's Afar region represent a previously unknown member of humankind's family tree that lived 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago alongside the famous human ancestor "Lucy," scientists say. The fossils shed new light on a key period in the human lineage's evolution before the emergence of our genus Homo and provide the first evidence that two early human ancestor species lived at the same time and place prior to 3 million years ago, they said in announcing the discovery on Wednesday. The new species, Australopithecus deyiremeda, combined ape-like and human-like traits as did Lucy's species, Australopithecus afarensis, but was sufficiently different to warrant recognition as a separate species, they said.
Ethiopian fossils represent new member of human family tree
Handout of the skull of a prehistoric human relative that lived 430,000 years agoBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This 430,000-year-old case may be the world's oldest murder mystery. Scientists on Wednesday said a fossilized skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale signs of homicide: two fractures inflicted by the same weapon. The skull, belonging to a primitive member of the Neanderthal lineage, was found in an apparent funerary site down a shaft in the appropriately bleak-sounding Sima de los Huesos, Spanish for "Pit of the Bones," in the Atapuerca mountains.
Cold case: scientists encounter prehistoric murder mystery
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it has certified privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military and spy satellites, ending a monopoly held by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, since its creation in 2006. The decision follows two years of discussions, reviews and legal disputes between the U.S. Air Force and Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, and means the company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, can compete for national security launches with its Falcon 9 rocket. "SpaceX's emergence as a viable commercial launch provider provides the opportunity to compete launch services for the first time in almost a decade," Air Force Secretary Deborah James said in a statement.
U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security launches
The White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved. "The administration believes that altering the human germline for clinical purposes is a line that should not be crossed at this time," John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said in a statement. "Research along these lines raises serious and urgent questions about the potential implications for clinical applications that could lead to genetically altered humans," Holdren said in the statement on the White House website.
White House: ethics of human genome editing needs further review
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents. With more patents applied for or granted in 2014 than in any other year in history, humankind has never been more inventive, whether in designing driverless cars, discovering new drugs for cancer or building bionic limbs. While part of that may be due to tighter patenting rules in the United States, there are also signs of more fundamental shifts, with the volume of published scientific literature -- a precursor to patents -- down 22 percent across 12 industries.
What's hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation
Tattoos Can Cause Serious Adverse ReactionsAbout 1 in 10 people who get tattoos experiences problems with the tattoo, including infection, itching, swelling and redness, according to a small study in the June issue of the journal Contact Dermatitis. Many people in the study had complications that lingered for years after the tattoo was inked, the researchers said. Leger began noticing that a surprising number of patients were coming into her clinic because of issues with their tattoos.
Tattoos Can Cause Serious Adverse Reactions
A heat wave scorching India this week has already killed at least 1,000 people, according to Indian authorities, but that number may be a huge underestimate, one researcher says. It's possible that thousands more have died as a result of the blistering conditions but that their deaths might not have been attributed to the heat wave, said Dr. Gulrez Shah Azhar, a community health researcher and policy analyst at Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, California. And this heat wave could be a harbinger, as climate models suggest heat waves may become more frequent and intense in the coming decades, researchers say.
India Heat Wave Death Toll May Be Vastly Underestimated
Devastating Floods in Texas, Oklahoma Driven by El NiñoSevere floods in Texas and Oklahoma are causing devastation after multiple storm systems battered a formerly drought-stricken area, according to experts. Heavy rainfalls began on Saturday (May 23) and soaked the region through the weekend, leading to nearly record-breaking rains in some southern areas of Texas and Oklahoma. At least 10 people have been reported dead across Oklahoma and Texas, and thousands have been evacuated from their homes and are seeking temporary shelter.
Devastating Floods in Texas, Oklahoma Driven by El Niño
LightSail Solar Sail Test Flight Stalled by Software GlitchA tiny solar-sailing spacecraft has gone silent in Earth orbit, apparently victimized by a software glitch. LightSail, a CubeSat designed and built by the nonprofit Planetary Society, stopped beaming data home on Friday (May 22), just two days after it blasted off along with the United States Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane. "LightSail is likley now frozen, not unlike the way a desktop computer suddenly stops responding," The Planetary Society's Jason Davis wrote in a mission update Tuesday (May 26).
LightSail Solar Sail Test Flight Stalled by Software Glitch
Pluto-bound Spacecraft Bringing Dwarf Planet into Focus (Photos)New photos taken by a spacecraft zooming toward Pluto reveal more intriguing details of the dwarf planet's complex and varied surface. NASA's New Horizons probe, which will make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, captured the images with its long-range camera from May 8 through May 12, when the spacecraft was a bit less than 50 million miles (80 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. "These new images show us that Pluto's differing faces are each distinct, likely hinting at what may be very complex surface geology or variations in surface composition from place to place," New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said in a statement.
Pluto-bound Spacecraft Bringing Dwarf Planet into Focus (Photos)
Dmitry Zimin, creator of the Dynasty foundation, attends an awarding ceremony in MoscowBy Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian law designed to stop civil society groups trying to stir rebellion against President Vladimir Putin's rule is having unforeseen side effects: it threatens to close down a foundation that helps gifted school children study science. Russia's Justice Ministry has added the Dynasty charitable foundation to a register of organizations designated "foreign agents", and the wealthy businessman who finances it has said he will now have to halt its activities. Until now, most of the bodies added to the register have been human rights organizations or groups critical of the Kremlin, but in the latest case those affected are far removed from politics.
For Kremlin, a charity teaching science to kids is viewed as suspect
Undated handout of ecstasy pills, which contain MDMA as their main chemicalBy Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial's principal funder said on Tuesday. At least a dozen subjects with life-threatening diseases like cancer, and who are expected to live at least 9 months, will participate in the double-blind trial over the next year in Marin County, said Brad Burge, spokesman for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Each subject will be randomly given either a full dose - 125 milligrams of MDMA followed up later by a supplemental dose - or a placebo with none of the drug, Burge said.
California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill
New Journal Tackles the Science of WeightlessnessThe same organization that publishes Nature, a prestigious journal that commonly reports major space discoveries, has launched a new journal devoted to microgravity research. Called npj Microgravity, the new open-access journal is available online and is now looking for submissions. The journal is being published as a collaboration between the Nature Publishing Group and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, with the support of NASA, according to a statement on the new journal's website.
New Journal Tackles the Science of Weightlessness
A DNA double helix in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to ReutersThe White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved. "The administration believes that altering the human germline for clinical purposes is a line that should not be crossed at this time," John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said in a statement. "Research along these lines raises serious and urgent questions about the potential implications for clinical applications that could lead to genetically altered humans," Holdren said in the statement on the White House website.
White House: ethics of human genome editing needs further review
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2001 file photo, pollen on a ragweed plant in is seen Newark, N.J. A new study says global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century. It’s projected that ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe. But why? Warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more and carbon dioxide will make them grow more. That’s according to the study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming
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Authorities call for an evacuation of Horseshoe Bend, Texas, because the Brazos River is expected to flood, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Rodger Mallison/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST) MANDATORY CREDITWhile the deadly thunderstorms have tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger.
Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
The “out of touch” mantra has been a perennial line of attack in our campaigns for several decades, at least.
Matt Bai: Hillary Clinton's not like the rest of us? Good!
The 164 pages are filled with the seedy inner workings of how soccer's power brokers exploited their positions.
FIFA indictment: How one bribe led to the next
The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.
U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine states
Amy Gilmour a volunteer from San Antonio Texas walks past a pile of debris which included parts of destroyed homes that amassed when the Blanco River flooded during the Memorial Day weekend rains in Wimberley TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston. People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to overflow its banks about 30 miles (50 km) west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said. "The river is coming up fast and flowing at dangerous volumes," Parker County Judge Mark Riley told a news conference, adding shelters were available.
Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead
People wait outside the Internal Revenue Service office in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and the Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. On Wednesday, the IRS had no immediate comment to the CNN report.
U.S. IRS tax data hack traced to Russia: CNN
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a key architect of President Barack Obama’s attempt to “reset” relations with Moscow...
Russia ‘reset’ architect to next president: Don’t try that again
Former U.S. Sen. Rick SantorumConservative culture warrior Rick Santorum vows to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.
Santorum faces daunting task in White House bid
Palestine, which has been a FIFA member since 1998, wants world football's governing body to bar Israel from international competition over its restrictions on the movement of Palestinian playersSwiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer.
FIFA officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as storms bringing torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston. People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to overflow its banks about 30 miles (50 km) west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said. "The river is coming up fast and flowing at dangerous volumes," Parker County Judge Mark Riley told a news conference, adding shelters were available.
Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead
The 73-year-old former Burlington mayor and independent senator is beloved by Vermonters.
Bernie-mania! Sanders launches 2016 campaign
Court won't lift hold on Obama immigration actionNEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.
Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action
Every president since Theodore Roosevelt has had a dog in the White House, and almost certainly the next one will, too —unless it’s Bernie Sanders.
What would White House be like without a dog?
FILE - In this May 23, 2015, file photo, riot police stand in formation as a protest forms against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by its police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, May 26, 2015, a senior federal law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.
Cleveland, Justice Department announce police settlement
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, before the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Defense Department. Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily, but would require a significant policy decision on the part of the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Gen. Martin Dempsey admits in a new documentary that the Pentagon did no contingency planning for the Islamic State advance.
Joint Chiefs Chairman says U.S. blindsided by fall of Mosul
ABC World News
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ABC News: International
A devastating heatwave has left more than 1,100 people dead over the past month in India, and photos also show the toll on the country's infrastructure.
Deadly Heatwave Melting Roads
The freighter was carrying fertilizer in its cargo hold.
Explosion Narrowly Avoided After Fire Engulfs Ship Carrying Fertilizer
Wearing only his underpants, Gao Bingguo set a new Guinness World Record after he covered himself with almost 1.1 million bees, collectively weighing 240 pounds.
See Man's Body Covered With 1.1 Million Bees
The eruption of a mile-high volcano on one of the Galapagos Islands this week has triggered concerns for the fragile and world-renowned ecosystem on the remote islands.
Volcano Erupts in Galapagos -- but Wildlife Has Bigger Problems
A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava into the night sky.
Galapagos Island Volcano Erupts, Threatening Fragile Ecosystem
Several planes had to be escorted to remote areas at JFK Airport.
Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Threats to Planes
The latest news photos from around the globe.
Photos: This Week in Pictures
A tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, 2 miles from Laughlin Air Force base.
Deadly Tornado Leaves Cars at 90-Degree Angle
The group had wanted to walk through the DMZ.
Gloria Steinem, Female Peace Activists Cross Korea Border
Meetings, however, have been "very productive."
For Now, No US Embassy Opening in Havana
Head of Syria's al-Qaida branch says they do not plan to attack the West
Syria's Al-Qaida Chief Says No Plans to Attack the West
UK prime minister embarks on trip to key EU states to build support for reform
UK Leader Travels to 4 EU States to Press Case for Reform
AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition to UN tribunal in Serbian courts
AP Interview: Serb Far-Right Leader to Fight Extradition
Study says elephant numbers plunged in Mozambique due to poachers, but Uganda numbers are up
Elephant Numbers Plunge in Mozambique Because of Poachers
Chinese leader urges innovation as economic growth slows, in propaganda-heavy provincial visit
Chinese Leader Calls for Innovation as Economic Growth Slows
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The violence was no indication of the "values that my family embraces," he said.
Father of Suspect in DC Mansion Fire Wants Perp to 'Suffer the Consequences'
A Vista, California mother is calling for broader, better support for transgender teenagers after recently losing her trans son to suicide.
Mom Calls for Better Support for Trans Teens After Son's Suicide
A woman from California wasn't expecting to meet the love of her life in Italy.
How a California Woman Fell in Love With a Vatican Guard
Massachusetts authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the person who shot a 7-year-old as he rode his bike to the store.
Video Captures Shooting of Second-Grader
A dam near a major highway was on the brink of bursting.
Flash Floods Leave Apocalyptic Scenes Across Texas
A hiker in Washington found the camera on Mount St. Helens.
Facebook Group Helps Solve Mystery of Camera Found on a Mountain
NOAA issues its 2015 Atlantic hurricane season forecast.
How the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Shaping Up
See the best reactions from this year's bee.
Photos: Faces of Victory and Defeat at the National Spelling Bee
Most students leave for college without a piece of home. But for a set of triplets from Newport Beach, California, they???re getting to take their siblings.
MIT-Bound Triplets Made 'Incredible Sacrifices'
Authorities arrest man for massive Los Angeles blaze that burned unfinished apartment building
Man Arrested for Massive Downtown Los Angeles Blaze
Tropical depression forms in Pacific far off Mexico's coast; first of eastern Pacific season
Tropical Depression Forms in Pacific; First of Season
Theater shooter's notebook offers broadest look yet into his mind before massacre
Notebook Offers View Into Theater Shooter's Mind
Prosecutors in theater shooting systematically building case that James Holmes was sane
Theater Shooting Prosecutors Build Case That Holmes Was Sane
West Baltimore residents fearful amid worst homicide spike in 15 years
Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash of Homicides
Georgia man pleads guilty in federal court to trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Seeking to Join Islamic State
ABC Politics
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ABC News: Politics
Newly-minted presidential candidate Rick Santorum today slammed fellow 2016 hopeful Rand Paul, who said he blames Republican hawks for the rise of terrorist group ISIS.
Rick Santorum Slams Rand Paul on ISIS
The Democratic presidential candidate poked fun at President Obama on Wednesday.
What Hillary Clinton Said About Obama During Campaign Stop
U.S. announces the re-opening of embassy in Havana.
Cuba-US Expect to Announce Embassy Openings
He is running for president in 2016.
Meet Rick Santorum: Everything You Need to Know
Rick Santorum is ready for Hillary ??? but not in the way her supporters are.
Santorum on Hillary Clinton: 'We???ve Taken Her On'
Samples of live anthrax were inadvertently shipped to private research laboratories in nine states that were supposed to have received dead anthrax, Pentagon says.
Pentagon Inadvertently Shipped Live Anthrax to Labs in Nine States
Judge orders the State Department to begin releasing emails beginning June 30 and to post all of the documents eligible for release by Jan. 29.
Judge Orders Phased Rollout of Clinton Emails Starting June 30
This will be the senator's second run for the White House.
Rick Santorum on 2016: 'Ready to Do This Again'
A 97-year-old woman visited the White House for a tour and was surprised by a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
97-Year-Old Meets Obama on 'Dream' Field Trip to White House
The likely GOP presidential candidate resigns Florida to Bush and Rubio.
Scott Walker Suggests He'll Skip Florida Primary Battle
The Democratic presidential candidate poked fun at President Obama in South Carolina on Wednesday.
Watch: Hillary Clinton: My Hair Won't Turn White in the White House
Rick Santorum announces he'll run for president in 2016 and takes a swipe at GOP primary opponent Sen. Rand Paul in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.
Watch: Rick Santorum Slams Rand Paul on ISIS: 'I'd Expect to Hear That From Maybe Bernie Sanders'
In an exclusive interview, the former Pennsylvania senator tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos he's running for the Republican nomination in 2016.
Watch: Rick Santorum on 2016: 'Ready To Do This Again'
Everything you need to know (and probably didn't know) about the 2016 Republican presidential candidate.
Watch: Meet Rick Santorum
Press Secretary Josh Earnest says lack of will among Iraqi forces has been a problem in past.
Watch: White House Doesn't Refute Defense Sec. Carter's Comment That Iraqis Lack the Will To Fight
MONEYScope
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ABC News: Money
Soccer, the world's most popular sport, may not be the biggest game in America, but the U.S. Department of Justice wants to "send a message that enough is enough."
Why US Authorities Are Investigating FIFA
Amid lower oil prices, Exxon shareholders listen to CEO, vote on climate and fracking measures
Exxon Shareholders to Vote on Climate Change, Fracking
McDonald's tweaks toasting, grilling methods to improve taste of burgers
McDonald's Targets Bun Toasting, Burger Searing
Global stock markets mostly down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
Global Stocks Down as Shanghai Sinks, Greece Deadline Looms
Norway's $900 billion oil fund to slash coal investments
Norway Oil Fund to Slash Coal Investments
Asian stock markets uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains on cheap yen
Asia Stocks Uneven as Greece Deadline Looms, Tokyo Gains
UAW rival at Volkswagen plant represented by lawyer touting expertise in 'union avoidance'
UAW Rival at VW Represented by 'Union Avoidance' Expert
Florida coastal construction growing again, now worth $1.5T, but experts say storm risk isn't
Florida Coasts Have Grown, but Hurricane Damage Risk Hasn't
Business Highlights
Office Depot to pay $3.4 million to settle charges over faulty chairs
Office Depot to Pay $3.4 Million Over Faulty Chairs
SkyMall is the quirky catalog most commonly found on airplanes before the company declared bankruptcy in January. This week, its new owner since April declares it's back.
Don't Call SkyMall's Return to Planes a Comeback
Tiffany, Michael Kors, Workday, DSW and Hydrogenics are big market movers
Tiffany and Michael Kors Are Big Market Movers
SkyMall declared bankruptcy in January but has since been purchased by a New Jersey-based company planning to revive the print catalog later this year.
Watch: Quirky SkyMall Catalogs Set to Return to Airplane Seats
After its first bid was rejected as a "low-ball offer," Charter swooped in and snagged Time Warner Cable for $55 billion.
Watch: Comcast Swoops in for Time Warner Cable
Minimum wage protesters, demanding $15 an hour starting pay, descend on McDonald's headquarters outside Chicago. The fast food chain is holding its first annual shareholder meeting under new CEO Steve Easterbrook.
Watch: Protesters Swarm McDonald's Headquarters
SciTech
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ABC News: Technology
Jony Ive, the most prominent design visionary at Apple, is being promoted to chief design officer.
What Jony Ive's Apple Promotion Means for the Company
The push to get the world online has never been greater, with some of technology's biggest companies leading the charge to find innovative ways to connect people.
Look How Far the Internet Revolution Has Come
Every year Google's I/O Conference is the place where creators and developers unite to discuss some of the biggest ideas in tech.
Google I/O Conference: 5 Things to Expect
AP NewsBreak: Feds tell farmers to buzz off on pesticides when bees are busy on big croplands
EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed
Jawbone sues Fitbit and 5 ex-employees, alleging theft of trade secrets and research
Jawbone Files Lawsuit Against Rival Fitbit
FBI seeks to hold onto Patriot Act surveillance capabilities as deadline for expiration nears
FBI: Surveillance Tools in Jeopardy Amid Patriot Act Debate
US Supreme Court lets stand Northern California county's drug disposal law
US High Court: California County Drug Disposal Law Stands
Lawyer says confinement of chimps at NY university for research purposes is akin to slavery
Lawyer: Confinement of Chimps for Research Akin to Slavery
Study reveals shortcomings in gene testing; results on estimating disease risk often conflict
Study Reveals Flaws in Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict
Pranksters can crash iPhones by sending a certain text message
Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones to Crash
AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves who stole personal tax information are from Russia
AP Sources: IRS Believes Identity Thieves From Russia
7 years after project awarded, officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas
Officials Break Ground on Federal Bioscience Lab in Kansas
A bug in Apple's iMessage app is wreaking havoc on some iPhones, causing them to reboot after receiving a specific string of characters via text.
Text Message Bug Causes Problems for Some iPhone Users
For all of his eccentricities, billionaire Elon Musk said he would never scold an employee for missing a company meeting to witness the birth of his child.
Why Elon Musk Wants to Clear Up a Few Things
Microsoft's sassy virtual personal assistant Cortana is getting friendly with competitors.
Microsoft's Cortana Makes Nice With Rivals
Health
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: Health
Tiny piece of metal hidden in burger lands Connecticut woman in the hospital.
Beware the Risks of Grill Brush Bristles in Your Burger
Rhode Island, others eye dating apps, high-risk behavior amid STD increase.
STDs Spike After Rise of Social Media Dating
Principal Courtney Vashaw is battling a rare form of soft-tissue cancer.
The Touching Reason Why Seniors Donated Their Class Gift to Their Principal
A snapshot of a young cancer patient has gone viral after the girl's mother posted the picture on Facebook.
Mom Shares Heartwarming Pic as Daughter Battles Cancer With Friend
Softball player fights for her life after suffering rare brain aneurysm.
Teen's Brain Aneurysm Draws Attention to Rare Condition
A few tips on staying safe this summer season.
How to Stay Safe on Memorial Day
What you need to know about the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S.
How This Bird Flu Is Different From Past Outbreaks
Rare strain of salmonella sickens 53 people in 9 states.
Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Linked to Tuna Sushi
Heather Hironimus spent a week in jail.
Mom Jailed Over Son's Circumcision Dispute Agrees to Procedure
Firefighters declared the man dead, but he started breathing.
'Dead' Man Starts Moving on His Way to Morgue
Mackenzie is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. But her bra size was a 32-H, so she said finding outfits that fit well was a constant challenge.
Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery
Erik Sorto hasn't moved his arms or legs in more than 10 years.
Paralyzed Man Drinks Beer by Moving Robotic Arm With His Mind
Argentinian PSA shines light on organ donation.
You'll Need Tissues After Seeing This PSA for Organ Donation
It started with a brutal headache, and soon David Shockley was unresponsive.
Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says Illness Changed His Life Forever
Man survives dangerous conditions in the Mojave desert.
Man With Dementia Survives Nearly 3 Days in Desert
Entertainment
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: Entertainment
The comedian was injured in a crash involving a Walmart truck last June.
Walmart Agrees to Settle Civil Lawsuit With Tracy Morgan
U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan died early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. He was in his late 60's.
Bono Mourns the Death of U2 Tour Manager
Tatum O'Neal, actress and famed ex-wife of tennis great John McEnroe, had a revelation in a recent interview.
Tatum O'Neal Reveals She's 'Dating Women' Now
Get all the details of their date night in New York City.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris 'Seem Pretty Happy Together'
Actress left the show at the end of this season to headline new drama pilot.
Archie Panjabi Opens Up About Last Scene on 'Good Wife'
The "Real Housewives of New York" star, 44, who is still dealing with divorce proceedings between her ex Jason Hoppy, admitted that her daughter "is going through a hard
Bethenny Frankel Breaks Down While Talking About Daughter
The two found love on the reality show and are now sharing date photos.
'Bachelorette' Star Britt Nilsson and Brady Troops Go Public
"Twilight" star shares romantic video one month after marrying Ian Somerhalder.
Check Out Nikki Reed's Romantic Wedding Video
The first trailer for the "Point Break" remake is here and it doesn't feature the late, great Patrick Swayze or Keanu Reeves, but it does feature some of the old cast.
How the 'Point Break' Remake Pays Tribute to Old Cast
What do Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Garner all have in common?
And the Best Celebrity Endorser Is ...
Sexy star shares her workout secrets in the new issue of Shape.
Jessica Alba: 'Working Out Sucks'
Just two weeks into Kaitlyn Brisotwe's stint as the star of "The Bachelorette," J.J. Lane has established himself as this season's "villain."
9 of the Most Memorable 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' Villains
Actress launches her own clothing line in August.
Melissa McCarthy Standing Up for Plus-Size Women
With Jared Leto taking over as the Joker in "Suicide Squad," the biggest question on everyone's mind was, "Will Batman make a cameo?"
A Huge Clue Batman Will Appear Opposite the Joker in 'Suicide Squad'
It's been more than 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger graced the screen as Conan the Barbarian.
Details of 'Conan' Sequel Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Travel
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: Travel
Amazing art, skiing, food and landscapes await in Santa Fe, New Mexico
See This, Skip That: Santa Fe
A new owner hopes to revive boomer loyalty to the orange-roofed restaurants.
Lake George Howard Johnson's to Be Last in the Country
Personal interaction declines, but that may be just how hotel guests like it.
Texting Takes Off for Hotel Requests
Nine-year-old Annie's stuffed toy named Princess Kitty got a tour of Denver International Airport.
What Happened After a Little Girl Left Her Stuffed Toy at the Airport
Fiji's floating bar and pizzeria offers views and wood-fired pies.
Floating Bar and Pizzeria Serves Up Pies in Paradise
Tips on avoiding the worst of it.
For Flyers, It's Going to be a Fee-rocious Summer
Get the inside scoop on the new show from the people who created it.
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Disneyland's New 'World of Color' Show
ABC News gets a backstage look at preparations for the fireworks spectacular.
Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Disneyland Forever'
See the Presidential Suite at the art-inspired Le Meridien in Columbus, Ohio.
Photos: Photos of the Presidential Suite at Le Meridien in Columbus, Ohio
Australian coal miner captures the landscape of the ocean.
Photos: Photographer Captures Majestic Views of Ocean Waves
The top world travel destinations revealed.
Photos: TripAdvisor's 2015 Top 10 Travel Spots Around the World
Photos of the Penthouse Suite located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: The Penthouse Suite at Hyatt Regency Buffalo
From Jimmy Choos to Ferragamos, the glass slipper gets a makeover.
Photos: Nine Designers Give Cinderella's Slipper a High-Fashion Update
Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Le Sereno Villas in St. Barth
The can't-miss attractions at Disney World for little visitors.
Watch: Every Must-Do Disney Attraction With a Pre-Schooler in One Minute
Relationships
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
GMA
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: GMA
The true champion of the 2015 NBA Playoffs isn't a player with the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers, the two teams facing off for the title.
Riley Curry Is the True Champion of the NBA Playoffs
Swiss authorities arrested officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body, in connection with a federal corruption investigation.
???World Cup of Fraud???: US Arrests Senior FIFA Officials
Arrest related to domestic violence and child endangerment case last month.
Ray McDonald Arrested, Accused of Violating Restraining Order
The violence was no indication of the "values that my family embraces," he said.
Father of Suspect in DC Mansion Fire Wants Perp to 'Suffer the Consequences'
A Vista, California mother is calling for broader, better support for transgender teenagers after recently losing her trans son to suicide.
Mom Calls for Better Support for Trans Teens After Son's Suicide
Riley Vasquez said after learning that his Delta Air Lines flight would be rerouted due to a storm, the pilot surprised the passengers.
Delta Pilot Surprises Plane With Pizza Party
Ryan Cross was hit when he was out on a four-wheeler with friends.
Man Survives Shocking Lightning Strike During Memorial Day Weekend Outing
The comedian was injured in a crash involving a Walmart truck last June.
Walmart Agrees to Settle Civil Lawsuit With Tracy Morgan
A woman from California wasn't expecting to meet the love of her life in Italy.
How a California Woman Fell in Love With a Vatican Guard
It's a modern-day tale of two competing pork roll festivals.
Rivals Go Whole Hog to Promote Trenton's Pork Roll Heritage
ABC News' Tai Hernandez has the latest in the "Pop News" midday buzz.
Watch: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Step Out for NYC Date Night
Ryan Cross is alert and walking again after being hospitalized for injuries related to the Memorial Day weekend encounter.
Watch: Idaho Man Survives Lightning Strike to the Head
ABC is partnering with the non-profit FosterMore to raise awareness about the 40,000 youth in foster care.
Watch: Disney/ABC Mark Foster Care Awareness Month
The ABC News correspondent and "Good Morning America" senior broadcast producer are married.
Watch: ABC's Linzie Janis and GMA's John Ferracane Wed in Jamaica
Greg Lentsch was descending Mount St. Helens when he spotted a camera loaded with someone's powerful images.
Watch: Hiker Reunites Owner With Camera Found on Mountain
Nightline
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: Nightline
The Maryland parents who were charged with child neglect over their "free range parenting" style have been cleared of a second of three charges against them.
'Free Range Parents' Cleared of 1 Child Neglect Charge
Mackenzie is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. But her bra size was a 32-H, so she said finding outfits that fit well was a constant challenge.
Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery
Women are blazing trails in this world of high-testosterone racing, from the driver???s seat to pit crew.
Women of the Indy 500 on Breaking Barriers
In an ABC News exclusive interview, Elian said his relationship with the former Cuban president is one of friendship.
Elian Gonzalez on His Relationship With Fidel Castro
Elian Gonzalez spoke candidly to ABC News in an exclusive interview on the decision, and says he has no regrets about returning to Cuba.
How Elian Gonzalez Feels Now About His Return to Cuba
In front of a packed house, Pastor Lawrence Bishop, Jr. climbed up on the back of a snorting, anxious bull named Bonecrusher.
Ohio Pastor Rides Bulls Inside His Church to Attract New Believers
Biker gangs can "conduct violence at the drop of a hat," said a former informant.
Waco, Texas, Shooting: Take a Look Inside Biker Gang Culture
Go behind the scenes of the new season with Chris Harrison.
Chris Harrison Debunks Myths About ???The Bachelorette???
"I don't know how to handle this," she says.
Kris Jenner Says She's 'Not Okay' in Special on Bruce's Transition
At least one estimate pegs the value of the Dude Perfect brand in the millions.
How the Stars Behind Dude Perfect Made YouTube Their Day Job
Jordyn Ladell says she just was 13 when Cameron Thor allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Acting Coach's Accuser Makes Sexual Assault Allegations
For most of her life, Leigh Erceg was an athlete who loved NASCAR. But a few years ago, Erceg, 47, suffered a traumatic brain injury, and now she is a gifted artist.
Rancher Suffers Brain Injury, Becomes Accidental Genius
Scott Stapp is revealing for the first time that he was suffering from manic psychosis fueled from overdosing on prescription drugs.
Creed's Scott Stapp Says He Has Bipolar Disorder
Mr. Money Mustache is the financial guru, the Jim Cramer or the Suze Orman, for the hipster generation and to most of us, he is living the dream.
How Mr. Money Mustache Retired at 30, and You Can Too
Having a world-renown spouse can be intimidating, even if you???re George Clooney.
Why George Clooney Thinks His Wife's Work Is More Important
Primetime
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: 20/20
Part 1: Police say Shannon Lee and Qiana Johnson gained control of at least 6 houses in the alleged scam.
Watch: Woman Discovers House Was Stolen in Real Estate Rip-Off
Bari Kroll and ABC News consultant Bob Kiehn conduct surveillance of suspected offenders of false claims.
Watch: Worker's Compensation Fraudsters Caught Faking Injuries
Part 2: Shannon Lee and Qiana Johnson's alleged victims are left behind with an expensive mess.
Watch: Alleged Con-Artists Arrested for Scheme to Steal Houses
Perfect strangers can become a part of a couple's special day by crashing weddings for fun or even to steal.
Watch: Police Nab Wedding Crasher Who Stole Gifts, Cash
Lawrence Popp, who collected social security benefits for his blindness, drove a car to the social security office.
Watch: Man Claiming to Be Too Blind to Drive Seen Behind the Wheel
Former Olympian opens up to ABC's Diane Sawyer about his lifelong struggle with gender identity.
Watch: Bruce Jenner, 'I'm a Woman': Part 1
Jenner says he started exploring his feelings as a child and tried on his mother and sisters' clothes.
Watch: When Bruce Jenner First Knew: Part 2
Jenner became a national icon after winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon, but struggled in private.
Watch: Bruce Jenner, the Olympic Hero: Part 3
Working as a motivational speaker, Jenner says he first tried to transition into a woman in the 1980s but stopped.
Watch: Struggling with Gender Identity: Part 4
After they were married, Kris Jenner helped Bruce rebrand himself and then their blended family as reality TV stars.
Watch: Bruce Jenner Meets Kris, Kardashian Empire Launches: Part 5
Jenner says the first of his 10 children he told about his transition was his third child, Brandon Jenner.
Watch: When Bruce Jenner Started to Tell His Children: Part 6
Jenner said the first girl he told was Kim Kardashian after she caught him wearing a dress.
Watch: How Bruce Jenner Told the Kardashians: Part 7
Christine Jorgenson, Renee Richards and many others have paved the way.
Watch: Transgender Pioneers Overcoming Discrimination: Part 8
"She's definitely a Jenner," he says in talking about what's next for him in the transition process.
Watch: Bruce Jenner on Becoming 'Her': Part 9
With love and support from family, Jenner says he is prepared to re-emerge in a new life as a woman.
Watch: Bruce Jenner, 'This Has Always Been Me': Part 10
WNT
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:45
ABC News: World News Tonight
Find out whether this inventor, using her own secret ingredients, can pass our taste test.
Watch: An Energy Drink Made in America in a Dorm Room
Ford recalls nearly 423K cars, SUVs; power steering can fail while they're being driven
Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering Problem
A Spirit Airlines flight attendant found herself in hot water after passengers spotted her posing for photos inside a jet engine.
Flight Attendant Photos in Jet Engine Upset Passenger
Samples of live anthrax were inadvertently shipped to private research laboratories in nine states that were supposed to have received dead anthrax, Pentagon says.
Pentagon Inadvertently Shipped Live Anthrax to Labs in Nine States
A dam near a major highway was on the brink of bursting.
Flash Floods Leave Apocalyptic Scenes Across Texas
The 14 people indicted in the global crackdown of FIFA corruption cover a dozen nationalities, while authorities say the crimes took place in the U.S.
Meet the 14 People Indicted in FIFA Corruption Probe
Massachusetts authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the person who shot a 7-year-old as he rode his bike to the store.
Video Captures Shooting of Second-Grader
The stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Index: Tracy Morgan Settles With Walmart
Nineteen dead and 14 missing as another severe storm system is about to move in; Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart.
Full Episode: WN 05/27/15: Anthrax Mistake: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Live Anthrax to 9 States
Army Captain Sara Cudd, 29, passes the final of 120 hours of grueling tests as she finishes the final difficult steps on a 12-mile march.
Watch: Getting Up When You Fall One More Time: A Testament to Never Giving Up
Two families now one as Boston College student meets the little boy who is now in remission after she donated bone marrow.
Watch: Kayla and Little James, No Longer Strangers Sharing an Unbreakable Bond
Find out the new company that is trying to make space travel for civilians possible from the Mojave desert.
Watch: You May Be Able to Travel to Space for $100K
Hugh Jackman teams up with Made in America sunscreen brand in hopes of getting more children to use sunscreen.
Hugh Jackman Goes Step Further in Sunscreen Push
A local rancher surprised everyone when he outbid Tanner Brownlee for his dad's car and then gave it to him.
Watch: Son of Fallen Officer Receives Surprise Gift at Police Auction
Read your insurance policy -- you might be surprised by what's covered.
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