Fed's Yellen expects rate hike 'some point this year'
Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry
When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York.
US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.
State Department releases first Clinton emails
The State Department
Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs
Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email
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Netherlands backs veil ban plans
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.
VIDEO: The Iraqi refugees displaced by IS
As thousands of people are forced to flee as Islamic State fighters advance in Iraq and Syria. John Simpson visits a camp for displaced people in west Baghdad.
VIDEO: Opera House light show wows visitors
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.
VIDEO: How Eurovision changed over 60 years
Lizo Mzimba reports from Vienna where final preparations are underway for Saturdays Eurovision Song Contest final.
VIDEO: Nigeria conflict: People have lost everything
The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth
World number one Rory McIlroy misses the cut in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after a second round of 78.
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks website criticises the companys handling of the matter.
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Actress, 37, too old to romance 55-year-old
Here we go again, Hollywood.
Meet the beach read queens
These are the books that make readers want to escape. Their covers beckon with tranquil beach and lakeside scenes: endless layers of blue sky and water divided by a strip of sand, dotted with brightly colored flip-flops and umbrellas.
Why more women are going 'Wild'
If your idea of a vacation with friends involves a giant margarita, poolside massages or slot machines, you might be surprised by the latest travel trend. Grab your hiking boots and backpacks — more and more people are planning vacations
China: U.S. flights a threat
The Chinese government is calling U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea a threat to peace in the region and warning that they could lead to accidents in the air or at sea.
New species: Feathered dino, morbid wasp
An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New Yorks College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Vaginal exam lawsuit raises tricky questions
Last Thursday, two students at Orlandos Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
Clinton emails to released soon
The State Department could release its first round of emails from Hillary Clintons time as Secretary of State as early as Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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NSA SHOWDOWN House to Senate: Pass bill or spy programs 'go dark'
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Hundreds of Muslims riot, set Shariah court ablaze over alleged prophet Muhammad insult
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'Kerrie on': Outpouring in Omaha for murdered cop who left newborn behind
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Pickpockets shut down tower
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Ships to honor US military
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Fans taking over NASCAR?
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Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia
A suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia set off a blast at a Shiite mosque on Friday in the kingdom’s oil-rich eastern province, killing or injuring dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.There was no immediate comment from Saudi
WorldViews: Irish expats are crossing borders and seas to get #hometovote in historic same-sex (...)
Didnt get a badge so made this little print out instead. Home to vote YES #MarRef @gettheboat2vote @YesEquality2015 pic.twitter.com/oxP7pUa3eTOn Friday, Irish voters began heading to polls to help decide whether same-sex marriage should become legal in the country. If more
Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansion
RIGA, Latvia — The last time European leaders gathered to discuss the future of the nations that lie between E.U. borders and Russia, the talks sparked a biting Russian response and the crisis in Ukraine. This time, they are treading
China bristles at ‘irresponsible’ U.S. flight near disputed islands
BEIJING — China accused the United States on Friday of “very irresponsible” and potentially dangerous actions after a U.S. surveillance plane flew near disputed islands in the South China Sea and was warned off by the Chinese navy earlier this
India’s roads are among the deadliest in the world. Can new laws tame drivers?
CHENNAI, India — When it opened in 2001, the East Coast Road in southern India gave drivers a smooth, modern link to coastal resorts and an open stretch of highway to gun their engines on weekends. The 425-mile road also
In El Salvador, beatification of slain archbishop reopens old wounds
SAN SALVADOR — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to convene in a central plaza here on Saturday to celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, 35 years after he was shot in the heart while saying Mass.Read full
Militants fortify grip on Palmyra, one of the Mideast’s most renowned sites
BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants tightened their hold on the Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, dumping decapitated bodies of suspected opponents in the streets and blaring calls from mosque loudspeakers for residents to turn in government soldiers. Read full
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EU, ex-Soviet neighbors patch over rifts with eye on Russia
RIGA (Reuters) - Looking over their shoulders at Russia, the European Union and six former Soviet neighbors patched up their differences to renew vows of cooperation in the interests of peace and security at a summit on Friday.
Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race
NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokias maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including Chinas Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said.
U.S. State Department to post set of Clinton emails online on Friday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it would release on Friday a group of Hillary Clintons emails that Republicans believe may shed light on how the former secretary of state responded to the attack in 2012 that killed
Fresh fighting erupts in east Ukraine, three Ukrainian soldiers killed
KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 wounded in the latest clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, further eroding a three-month-old ceasefire, Kievs military said on Friday.
Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi'ite mosque, many dead or wounded
DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said.
Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.
Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency
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Kimmel mocks Capitol cops who left Glocks in the can
The story had everything it needed to make the late-night comedy shows: guns, cops, bathrooms and bureaucracy.     
Australia making debut in Eurovision Song Contest
The land Down Under was invited as a wild card due to its strong fan base.       
Duggars 101: What you need to know
Heres what you need to know about the reality show family.       
Report: Biker gang may be plotting attacks on cops in Texas
Some social media, conspiracy sites question evidence, call killings a police massacre of peaceful bikers.       
Teen wrestler wins championship after revealing huge secret
Teen wrestler wins championship after revealing huge secret       
Lolz! Scrabble adds new words and they are ridic
There are more than 6,500 new words.       
Everything you need to know about the huge, public Duggar family
Heres what you need to know about the reality show family.       
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State Department Releases Hundreds of Clinton's Emails
The documents span a two year period from January 2011 to December 2012
Cleveland Officers Rescue Driver From Fiery Crash
Instead of waiting for firefighters to arrive, the officers tore down the door, rescuing the 26-year-old driver.
It's a First: SpaceShipTwo 2.0 Puts 'Weight on Wheels'
Virgin Galactics second SpaceShipTwo rocket plane has reached a long-awaited construction milestone, known as weight on wheels.
Holiday Under Hitler: Nazi-Era Reality Show Draws Ire
TV producers in the Czech Republic have been criticized over a reality show featuring a family trying to live in the era of Nazi occupation.
Obama's Twitter Debut Gets Racist Response
Obamas joyous inaugural post about joining the Twitter attracted vitriolic, profanity , sex jokes, and racist posts filled with slurs and threats.
Seeing Double: 15 Sets Of Twins Set to Graduate
Fifteen sets of twins are set to graduate from Iowas Valley High School this year. WHOs Erik Wheater reports.
Adult FriendFinder Hack Potentially Exposes Millions
Adult FriendFinder is looking into a security breach after reports that more than 3.5 million users had their information stolen.
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Obama Defends Approach to ISIS Fight but Says More Is Needed
The president said that the fight against Islamic State forces was not being lost, but that more should be done to help Iraq recapture lost territory.
Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts
Some Twitter users lashed out in sometimes profanity-laced replies that exhort the president, who is using @POTUS, to kill himself and worse.
Your Contribution to the California Drought
California produces more than a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, so to alter how much water the state uses, all Americans may have to give something up.
Six Baltimore Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
The officers had previously been charged in the arrest and fatal injury of Mr. Gray by the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn J. Mosby.
A Finance Minister Fit for a Greek Tragedy?
The defiant stand by Yanis Varoufakis in the high-stakes economic negotiations with the E.U. threatens to tear Europe apart.
Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life
Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.
Search for Washington Murder Suspect Widens to Brooklyn
Four people were found dead in a home owned by a millionaire iron company executive. The suspect had once worked at the iron company.
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Soccer Star Alex Morgan: Sepp Blatter Didn’t Know Who I Was
Morgan calls Blatters failure to recognize her at FIFA World Player of the Year event shocking
Why Apple’s New TV Service May Be Delayed
Another setback in Apples quest to deliver your TV shows.
This Is the Big Lie About Your Olive Oil
New findings cast further doubt
Grilling Tips for Your Summer Barbecue
Become the grill master
How to Stay Healthy While Eating at Chain Restaurants
The best and worst options from popular restaurants to help you stay healthy
This Swiss Company Just Totally Burned the Apple Watch
The company says its products are timeless
How Dog Owners Can Keep Pets Safe From Canine Flu
Kennels can be hotbeds for the illness
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Decomposed body found behind Lockport restaurant, police say
Authorities say theyve identified a decomposed body found in the woods behind a western New York restaurant.
Townhouse units damaged in Melville fire, officials say
An early morning fire Friday caused extensive damage to multiple townhouses in a residential complex in Melville, police and fire officials said.
Man who ran snowplow scam in Buffalo, Rochester gets six months in jail, authorities say
A man who admitted to conning dozens in western New York into paying for snowplow services that werent provided is heading to jail.
Five hurt in LIE service road crash, police say
Five people, including two children, suffered minor injuries when two vehicles collided late Thursday at an intersection along the eastbound Long Island Expressway service road in Brentwood, police said.
Townhouse units damaged in Melville fire, officials say
An early morning fire Friday caused extensive damage to multiple townhouses in a residential complex in Melville, police and fire officials said.
Sunday shaping up as best day of the weekend on Long Island, forecasters say
The best day for outdoor plans over the Memorial Day weekend is probably Sunday, when clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s are forecast, the National Weather Service said.
Long Islanders hit roads, rails for Memorial Day weekend
Travelers looking for an early start to the Memorial Day weekend found favorable conditions on roads and rails Friday morning.
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