• US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations

    The United States on Saturday called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behaviour in the area was "out of step" with international norms. To that end, there should be an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation…

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  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Apartment Fliers Advise Black Residents to Keep Quiet

    Residents at an Irvine, California, apartment complex were in for an unpleasant surprise when they stepped into the building’s elevator last night. A new poster had appeared on two different elevators in Toscana Apartments.

    Takepart.com
  • Sister Getting Married Opts Out Of All-Inclusive Affair

    DEAR ABBY: My only sister, "Carolyn," is getting married in two months. I'm ecstatic for her. She and her girlfriend turned 50 this year, and this is the happiest I have ever seen her. They are perfect together. Carolyn asked me to be her maid of honor and I gladly accepted. I am also decorating…

    Dear Abby
  • Woman dies from fall at Southern California fair attraction

    A woman at a county fair in Southern California died after falling from an attraction that normally has participants jump onto a giant cushion, authorities said on Friday. Sabrina Gordon, 31, plummeted on Thursday evening from an elevated platform, hitting the ground and not the cushion that is…

    Reuters
  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas…

    AFP
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    Photos of the day - May 29, 2015 (26 photos)

    Visitors take photos in the newly opened One World Observatory in New York; Tex Toler watches the Llano River rise in Llano, Texas; a member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha; and a Burundian boy looks on as he…

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  • Do This Every Day, and You May Lose 20 Pounds in 6 Months

    If you can't remember or you don't even own a scale, read on to find out how weighing in may help you peel off pounds. According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention Program and the…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • California man kills neighbor, self after all-day standoff

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead but the safe emergence of two children and the shooter's wife from an all-day standoff at a suburban San Diego apartment, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • 60M-year-old fossil can’t convince creationist that Earth is older than 6,000 years

    A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. DON’T MISS: The ultimate…

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  • Truck bombs: the Islamic State's 'air force'

    They're easy to drive and hard to stop, can be made on a farm and destroy a city block: the Islamic State group's monstrous truck bombs are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadists used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way through positions…

    AFP
  • Players shouldn't feel like they're being robbed, GTA 5 boss says about DLC

    "You never want to the consumer to feel as though you've picked their pocket."

    CNET
  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known…

    Reuters
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    Navy veteran dies after falling from 'FreeDrop' attraction at San Bernardino County Fair

    A 31-year-old Navy veteran has died after falling from an extreme attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair in Victorville.

    KABC – Los Angeles
  • Exclusive: Air France faces new safety probe after freighter takeoff scare

    Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said. The mistake over the plane's weight was discovered when the Boeing 777 freighter…

    Reuters
  • Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

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