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Top hacker says US spies on Australia

One of the world's top cyber‑security experts says the biggest threat facing Australia is the US....

'Pact with Hamas kills peace' - Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Palestinian moves to form a unity government with Hamas were "a giant leap backward" for the peace...

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's...

Obama set for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine

U. S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end...

Underwater search for MH370 continues

As the 13th underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 begins, authorities have yet to find any signs of the wreckage despite examining almost all...

Malaysia to release MH370 report

Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as the government battles widespread criticism over the...

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate...

Debris found on Australian beach not from MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet....

 

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Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Goes to Court

Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples urged a federal judge to strike down Oregon's voter approved ban on same sex marriage. State attorneys are...

Today in History

Highlights of this day in history: Guglielmo Marconi born; America gets it name on world map; American and Soviet troops meet on Elbe river; Space...

New Pictures of Ship That Sank in 1888

Federal researchers have released new images of the City of Chester, a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888. Researchers recently found the...

 

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Contestant of 'The Bachelorette' dies in Utah accident

A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's reality TV show "The Bachelorette" has died, the program's producers said on Wednesday....

Miley Cyrus postpones US tour

Miley Cyrus is postponing her U. S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August....

Streep, Fey among readers at poetry gala

Sir Patrick Stewart wasn't about to miss the chance to appear on the same stage with Meryl Streep, Tina Fey and Kevin Kline....

Amazon grabs rights to stream older HBO shows

Amazon.com's streaming video service will offer some older shows from premium‑cable channel HBO starting next month, a deal that intensifies both companies' competition with subscription‑video...

 

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Apple, Google agree to pay over $300m to settle lawsuit

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million (192.8 million pounds) to settle a lawsuit accusing...

ANA boosts profit forecast for past fiscal year by 20 percent

The operator of Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Friday boosted its net profit forecast for the past fiscal year by 20 percent, citing a...

Facebook first quarter revenue grows 72% on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets....

Egypt tries to save money on wheat subsidies

Egypt will try to save half the money it spends on wheat subsidies by issuing a new smart card system to ensure that the cheap...

Proposed US rules leave open Internet fast lanes

Internet fast lanes that seemingly run counter to the concept of "net neutrality" would be allowed under rules proposed by US regulators eager to keep...

Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of...

Campaign 2016: Texas Governor Perry says he needs prep

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016....

Death toll rises to nine after voting in India

The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say...

 

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Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you.

Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring...

Creative hobbies lead to better job performance

Looking for ways to become more effective or improve your problem‑solving skills at work? According to a new study, it may be worth trading your...

Arianna Huffington to write well‑being content for Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels has tapped media mogul Arianna Huffington to serve as an ambassador for the professional and work pillar of the brand's wide‑sweeping well‑being movement,...

Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lucey is a slobbering 18-month‑old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

Winning a pageant before...

Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana....

Anti‑trafficking laws to take effect in PNG next month

New anti‑human trafficking laws are expected to come into force in Papua New Guinea next month....

FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile

The FBI was Thursday hastily seeking to identify victims of a serial paedophile who drugged and molested dozens of children over four decades teaching at...

Cambodian garment industry protesters go on trial

Twenty‑three Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a deadly crackdown on a garment industry strike in January went on trial Friday despite international appeals for...

Apple, Google agree to pay over $300m to settle lawsuit

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million (192.8 million pounds) to settle a lawsuit accusing...

Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal

Video game publishers don't take many risks with their most popular franchises.

You know exactly what you are going to get from a new "Call...

Facebook first quarter revenue grows 72% on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets....

Apple TV getting ready for prime time

The next‑generation miniature set‑top‑box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks set to feature Siri‑like voice commands and games console features and...

Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number...

Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

People who boosted their coffee intake by "moderate to large" doses in a US‑based study had a lower risk for adult‑onset diabetes than those with...

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up...

Uruguay to limit pot buyers to 10 grams a week

Uruguay is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no details be...

 

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Five things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens...