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  • Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues
    Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay. More »

  • 3rd test: Cook says England ready to banish Lord's nightmare
    3rd test: Cook says England ready to banish Lord's nightmare Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — England has moved on from the second-test, 405-run defeat and its top order can start performing again, captain Alastair Cook said ahead of the third Ashes test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday. More »

  • New domes installed atop Corn Palace attraction in Mitchell Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Three new domes have been put in place atop the Corn Palace tourist attraction in Mitchell. More »

  • Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?
    Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse? Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Members are torn on whether former Anglo chief David Drumm should be allowed give evidence by video link. More »

  • Ireland’s Sex Shops: ‘Everyone has a kink, they just might not know it yet’
    Ireland’s Sex Shops: ‘Everyone has a kink, they just might not know it yet’ Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    We explore this rapidly changing area of retail in Ireland. More »

  • Madonna reveals why she feels like Picasso
    Madonna reveals why she feels like Picasso Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The singer said she feels an affinity with the Spanish artist because her creativity is never-ending. More »

  • Madonna feels like Picasso, says art has no expiration date
    Madonna feels like Picasso, says art has no expiration date Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don't have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso. More »

  • Myleene Klass opens up about failed marriage as ex hits back on Twitter
    Myleene Klass opens up about failed marriage as ex hits back on Twitter Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Myleene Klass says she was left “betrayed and crushed” when her ex-husband walked out three years ago. More »

  • Connecticut continues freefall in WNBA's Eastern Conference Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a great start to the season with seven wins in their first eight games, the Connecticut Sun have fallen back to the pack in the Eastern Conference. More »

  • Excerpts from Bill Cosby's deposition
    Excerpts from Bill Cosby's deposition Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Bill Cosby spent four days answering lawyers' questions during a deposition in a lawsuit brought by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who accused him of sexual assault. Excerpts from the questioning, which took place over two days in September 2005 and two days March 2006: More »

  • £1 charge to spend a penny aims to solve Boatyard pub's toilet trouble
    £1 charge to spend a penny aims to solve Boatyard pub's toilet trouble Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    A riverside pub popular with tourists has started charging £1 for non-patrons to spend a penny after the owner got fed up with one too many blockages. More »

  • 1 commuter train sideswipes another in New York; no injuries Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two commuter trains scraped sides on the nation's biggest commuter railroad during rush hour on Friday, breaking windows and snarling service, but authorities said no one was injured. More »

  • From covert Iran nuke program to final deal _ a timeline
    From covert Iran nuke program to final deal _ a timeline Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) — Tuesday's nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran culminates more than a decade of diplomatic efforts to ensure that Tehran cannot develop nuclear weapons. More »

  • Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Tube drivers to stage fresh strike
    Tube drivers to stage fresh strike Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    London Underground drivers are to stage another 24-hour strike in a dispute over the new all-night Tube. More »

  • Tube services resume after strike
    Tube services resume after strike Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    London Underground services are back to normal after a 24-hour strike closed the entire system, causing travel misery for millions of commuters and holidaymakers. More »

  • Cameron says 24-hour London 'Tube' strike is unacceptable
    Cameron says 24-hour London 'Tube' strike is unacceptable Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    A strike by staff and drivers on London's underground train network later on Wednesday, which is set to chaos travel misery for millions of commuters, is "unacceptable and unjustified", a spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron said. Members of four unions are due to walk out for 24 hours from Wednesday evening, bringing trains to a halt in a dispute over plans for a new night service on the world's oldest underground passenger railway, widely known as the "Tube." They are unhappy with the pay and terms offered by London Underground (LU) to implement a 24-hour service at weekends on some lines. Cameron's spokeswoman said: "We are very clear that it is unacceptable and unjustified. More »

  • Need a ride? Paris taxi drivers fend off Uber as court case looms Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    With cars and tires set ablaze and roads barricaded, the French government called for a shutdown of UberPOP, a ride-hailing service. Around the globe Uber is stirring multiple hornets nests: In Johannesburg Uber executives are pleading with police to protect their drivers and passengers from harassment. More »

  • Last ditch talks aim to avert London underground strike Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Last minute talks were under way on Tuesday to avert a 24-hour strike by drivers and staff on London's underground train network which would bring the network to a complete standstill and cause chaos for millions of commuters and tourists. Members of four unions are due to walk out on Wednesday evening in a dispute over plans for a new night service on the world's oldest underground passenger railway, known as the "Tube." From mid-September, London Underground (LU) plans to introduce 24-hour services at weekends on some lines and stations, which it said would support 2,000 new jobs and boost the city's economy by 360 million pounds ($555 million). On Monday, they rejected a final offer from LU bosses, which included an average 2 percent pay rise, a 2,000 pound "transition bonus" for night-time drivers and a 500-pound one-off payment. More »

  • Why Varoufakis Infuriated Negotiating Rivals
    Why Varoufakis Infuriated Negotiating Rivals Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Like Mr Varoufakis, Keynes was an academic economist who one day found himself in government, attempting to rescue his country from the wreckage of a mangled monetary system. Like Mr Varoufakis, Keynes infuriated his rivals at the negotiating table and spent most of his time lecturing them. Like Mr Varoufakis, Keynes was addicted to publicity and often preferred flashbulbs and lenses to deciding policy. More »

  • Bid to avert FGW train strike fails
    Bid to avert FGW train strike fails Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Talks aimed at averting a 48-hour strike by workers on First Great Western trains have broken down. More »

  • Woman tells court how she stuck knife into partner during fight
    Woman tells court how she stuck knife into partner during fight Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The accused pleaded not guilty to his murder. More »

  • Rail Strikes Announced Across South And North
    Rail Strikes Announced Across South And North Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Two rail strikes spanning huge swathes of the south and the north of England have been announced by the RMT union. The separate disputes involving Northern Rail and Southern Rail staff are the latest in a series of rail-related strike threats. Engineers on Southern Rail plan to strike for five days from 12 July, claiming there has been a "comprehensive breakdown" in relations with bosses. More »

  • National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning
    National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage? More »

  • Talks planned in all-night Tube row
    Talks planned in all-night Tube row Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Talks aimed at averting a strike by London Underground workers in a row over the new all-night Tube are to be held at the conciliation service. More »

  • Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro
    Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Baseball history was made in Northern California when the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer. More »

  • Tsipras trapped inside his own Shakespearean drama
    Tsipras trapped inside his own Shakespearean drama Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    As the prime minister continues talks with creditors over Greece's debt, some organisations have begun agitating. More »

  • Hong Kong's pro-democracy street camps come to a quiet end
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy street camps come to a quiet end Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    By Yimou Lee and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities began clearing away the last pro-democracy encampments near government headquarters on Wednesday, watched by a handful of demonstrators in a quiet but poignant end to nine months of street protests. The so-called Occupy Central movement kicked off on Sept. 28, when tens of thousands of protesters streamed onto major highways in a push for full democracy, demonstrations that became the biggest political challenge to Beijing's Communist Party leaders for decades. The protesters dug in over the ensuing weeks, with hundreds of tents and marquees filled with free provisions and medical supplies mushrooming in the financial hub, as well as protest art and outdoor classrooms. More »

  • London Underground Reveals Night Tube Map
    London Underground Reveals Night Tube Map Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    London Underground has launched an official map showing which stations will operate 24-hour services over weekends from September. More »

  • Tata Steel workers suspend strike
    Tata Steel workers suspend strike Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A planned strike by workers at Tata Steel has been suspended after a new offer was made over pensions. More »

  • Mystery walk-out in Hong Kong vote brings heavy defeat for Beijing Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - It was meant to be a major set-piece event, potentially the most important bill put to Hong Kong's legislature since the former British colony's 1997 handover to Chinese rule, but it ended in unscripted embarrassment for the pro-Beijing establishment. For almost 20 months, lawmakers and officials in the financial hub tussled over a China-vetted electoral reform package that needed a two-thirds majority from the 70-seat chamber to pass. The blueprint would have given every Hong Kong citizen a vote for the city's next leader in an election in 2017, but with only pre-screened, pro-Beijing candidates on the ballot. More »

  • Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges
    Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for the rest of his second term. Fellow Democrats rebuffed last-minute ... More »

  • Inauspicious start to a challenging month for Obama
    Inauspicious start to a challenging month for Obama Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    This was hardly the promising start the White House wanted for one of the most challenging months in President Barack Obama's second term. After two last-minute, high-profile appeals to rescue his global ... More »

  • Michelle Obama is now a magazine editor, too
    Michelle Obama is now a magazine editor, too Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She's a wife, mother and lawyer, an advocate for children and military families, and first lady of the United States. Now Michelle Obama has added a new gig: magazine editor. More »

  • Argentine Congress considers making street harassment crime
    Argentine Congress considers making street harassment crime Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When she left her house each day, Aixa Rizzo would brace for a barrage of sexually laden comments from male electricians working on a project in her neighborhood. More »