Yellen said “it will be appropriate at some point this year to take the initial step to raise the federal funds rate” in a speech on May 22, 2015

1 hour ago

Police successfully apprehended Daron Dylon Wint, 34, who murdered Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 46; son Phillip, 10; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57; and then set the house aflame.

8 hours ago

Irish people vote to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Ireland may become the first country to introduce gay marriage in a popular vote rather than by legislation or through the courts.

Josh Duggar resigned from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations involving him arose.

5 hours ago

A suicide bomber killed six people at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, which is mostly Sunni—which NYC calls evidence that the war in Yemen is escalating sectarian tensions at home.

6 hours ago

The Centre today said the Home Ministry's notification on allocation of powers in Delhi would "remove" all confusion regarding governance and help the AAP government run the state efficiently.

10 hours ago

A former Korean Air vice president who had ordered a plane back to its gate in a rage over how she was served macadamia nuts was released from prison after an appeals court judge reduced her sentence.

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa met Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah informing him about taking oath as chief minister on Saturday at 11 am, as she has been acquitted disproportionate assets case.

Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates called for an end to the controversial gay ban against troop leaders while addressing the organization's annual meeting.

21 hours ago

Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers.

22 hours ago

Yellen said “it will be appropriate at some point this year to take the initial step to raise the federal funds rate” in a speech on May 22, 2015

1 hour ago

Police successfully apprehended Daron Dylon Wint, 34, who murdered Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 46; son Phillip, 10; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57; and then set the house aflame.

8 hours ago

Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers.

22 hours ago

Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) gave a 10-1/2 hour speech yesterday against extending provisions of the Patriot Act that permit collection of billions of phone call records.

1 day ago

Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates called for an end to the controversial gay ban against troop leaders while addressing the organization's annual meeting.

21 hours ago

A grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes (the man who landed a gyro-copter on the lawn of the US Capitol) on six charges

1 day ago

As many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have spilled from a ruptured pipeline on the California coast Wednesday

1 day ago

A man is suspected in the murders of a wealthy family in Washington, D.C.

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ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped salmonella tainted peanut butter

1 day ago

The legislature of Nebraska has voted to abolish the death penalty.

Josh Duggar resigned from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations involving him arose.

5 hours ago

Irish people vote to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Ireland may become the first country to introduce gay marriage in a popular vote rather than by legislation or through the courts.

A suicide bomber killed six people at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, which is mostly Sunni—which NYC calls evidence that the war in Yemen is escalating sectarian tensions at home.

6 hours ago

A former Korean Air vice president who had ordered a plane back to its gate in a rage over how she was served macadamia nuts was released from prison after an appeals court judge reduced her sentence.

U.S. and Cuban negotiators held another round of talks in Washington to restore full diplomatic relations as part of President Obama’s decision to end the decades-old standoff with the island nation.

21 hours ago

As feared, ISIS has indeed taken over the ancient town of Palmyra, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS now controlled over half of Syria.

1 day ago

A confidant reportedly told former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two days after the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, that an Al Qaeda-tied group had planned the assault and used a protest as cover.

1 day ago

Islamic State militants reportedly captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra as Syrian officials evacuated citizens and scrambled to keep priceless antiquities from falling into terrorist hands.

1 day ago

North Korea claimed it can now miniaturize nuclear weapons—a key step toward building nuclear missiles—as U.S. analysts and officials suspected they were trying to do. But the U.S. was skeptical.

U.S. intelligence released and declassified 86 new reports recovered during the 2011 raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

The Centre today said the Home Ministry's notification on allocation of powers in Delhi would "remove" all confusion regarding governance and help the AAP government run the state efficiently.

10 hours ago

AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa met Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah informing him about taking oath as chief minister on Saturday at 11 am, as she has been acquitted disproportionate assets case.

Columbia professor Donald Green retracted article in Science magazine about how in person pollsters can change opinion on gay marriage because the study was fake.

1 day ago

Most US voters doubt the accuracy of political news coverage and think most reporters will slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.

1 day ago

Google Fiber is apparently pushing automatic fines to subscribers who engage in piracy.

1 day ago

Amazon has expanded its Prime Now one hour deliveries to include groceries and meals. While currently limited to New York City, the service is expected to expand.

1 day ago

Google seems to be developing its own Internet of Things platform.

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, is considering having an IPO for the company.

1 day ago

After a global disruption of its iCloud services, Apple has got it up and running again.

Weathernews has acquired Weathermob.

Xbox One will get Windows 10. While no definitive date has been set, it will be after it is released for PCs.

Contrary to recent claims, worries about unplugged SSDs losing data are unfounded.

Interest in porting apps to Windows is low among Android and iOS app developers.

Google search results now show Tweets.

David Letterman retired, "with self-mockery and a little mush," as the New York Times put it.

1 day ago

Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance 'Carol' for not wearing high heels.

Mike Babcock has left the Detroit Red Wings and has been hired as the head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Stunningly, 1,400 men—including 261 high-profile individuals—are now under investigation for being part of Great Britain's massive child sex abuse conspiracy.

1 day ago

Gerry Adams, who is the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, has claimed he spoke to and shook hands with Prince Charles about lives lost in Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict.

UK police arrest 7 men over major jewel heist in London during Easter holiday.

Five global banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, were fined $5.7 billion and four pled guilty for rate rigging, the U.S. Justice Dept. said.

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15.00 an hour by 2020 from the current $9.00.

Takata, along with members of the NHTSA, announced that it will nearly double the number to vehicles that need to be recalled in the United States for potential defects in its airbags to 34 million.

19 May

Starbucks, which operates more than 7,000 shops in the United States, announced a deal to work with Spotify, the subscription streaming service, to produce playlists for its stores.

Georgia’s seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are expected to have another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a West Coast labor dispute.

18 May

Canadian senate blocks Mike Duffy's lawyer's request for internal audit reports for use in his defence, citing that doing so would imperil the senate.

Baby spiders reportedly rained down on an Australian town.

The Federal Trade Commission, in addition to attorneys general from all 50 states announced lawsuits against four cancer charities, calling them “sham charities”

19 May

Ocean microbes could influence the atmosphere, according to a new study. This new finding could alter how climate models are produced and interpreted, as well as our understanding of climate change.

Paul Driessen says the earth's atmosphere may be cooling in the new future, contradicting predictions issued by the Obama administration and the United Nations.

The US government spent over $35 billion on climate science research since 1993, but federal agencies have not created a global climate model that can reliably predict future temperatures.

18 May

The New York Times' Nathaniel Popper is arguing that American software developer Nick Szabo is the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin.

Nigeria's President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari stated he would not intervene or take sides in the choice of the Senate leadership

A Nigerian-born Briton, Chuka Umunna to run for UK Labour Party leadership

Former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair stated that the international communities have confidence on the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Two tourists are facing possible criminal charges in Italy after breaking a priceless statue of Hercules in Cremona while trying to take a selfie.

Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin wants Canada to send peacekeepers in conflict with Russia, in hoping that a commitment from Ottawa would prod others, like the European Union.

A 29-year-old man from California was rushed to the emergency room after tearing his own thumb tendon while playing the Candy Crush game non-stop for 6-8 weeks using his left hand.

Alfred Taubman, a real estate developer who changed the face of suburban life by popularizing indoor shopping malls, died Friday at the age of 91.

A Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) has been invented by Paramahamsa Tewari, electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.