U.S. employment likely rose again in April, but a rush of job seekers into the labor market should keep wage gains moderate and buy a cautious Federal Reserve more time before raising interest rates again. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 202,000 last month in U.S. Labor Department data due for
Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city's first Muslim mayor. Labour was trounced in Scotland but lost fewer seats than many expected elsewhere in local and regional elections that underscored Britain's political divisions. Khan had a substantial lead with a majority of first-preference votes counted in the London election.
Sometimes The Apple Doesn't Fall Too Far From The Tree.AccessTheStars
In a tweet , Scott Paterno wrote that “it would be great if everyone waited to see the substance of the allegation before they assume it’s true. The allegation was revealed Thursday in an order issued by Philadelphia Judge Gary Glazer in litigation between an insurance company and Penn State.
Hamas's leader in Gaza said Friday his Islamist movement did not seek war with Israel but would resist incursions into the Palestinian enclave, following the worst cross-border violence since 2014. Three days of mortar and tank fire between Israel and Palestinian militants, as well as Israeli air strikes, have raised concerns of a new war in the Hamas-run territory. Ismail Haniya accused Israeli forces of intruding nearly 200 metres (yards) into Gazan territory.
Seven people were injured on an Allegiant Air flight to Pittsburgh Thursday after severe turbulence sent them flying out of their seats. The flight was diverted to Florida on its way to Pittsburgh from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to send passengers to the hospital. In total, three passengers and four flight attendants were hospitalized because of the ordeal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Scientists may be getting closer to finding a ‘new Earth’, as NASA prepares to make a big announcement related to its planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. Thanks to Kepler’s findings, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky. Kepler’s mission is to search for potentially habitable planets beyond Earth.
A leopard at a South African game reserve snatched a six-year-old boy and ran off with him. Little Kellan Denny was attacked and dragged away by the big cat at Kruger National Park. Officials at Kruger think the leopard was hunting at the time which is why he attacked the youngster.
The Congressional Research Service has offered its insight to Congress about how Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland might influence rulings differently than the late Antonin Scalia, if Garland is confirmed. The three authors of a report called “Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court” see some differences between Scalia, the originalist, and Garland, currently the chief judge of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a nine-year-old Tennessee girl picked up from school by her uncle, who said her father had been badly injured in a car accident, according to police. Carlie Trent, who has blond hair and blue eyes, was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving with Gary Simpson, 57, who had signed parental permission to collect the child at her elementary school, said a spokesperson for the Rogersville Police Department. NEW PICTURES: #AmberAlert suspect Gary Simpson at Walmart in Rogersville yesterday PM. Spot him?
The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday. The person insisted on anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The FBI and Justice Department have been investigating whether sensitive information that flowed through Clinton's email server was mishandled.
The Republican party chairman says he supports Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee. Reince Priebus is breaking with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said Thursday he's not ready to back Trump. Priebus says he backs Trump even if he disagrees with ideas like banning Muslims from entering the U.S.
Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags. The woman, named in Sydney media as Malaysian chemical engineering student Christine Jiaxin Lee, reportedly splashed out on luxury apartment rentals, designer bags and other high-end items after her Australian bank gave her an unlimited overdraft on her savings account. "That's a lot of handbags," magistrate Lisa Stapleton said Thursday, according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph.
This cute kitty might just be the world’s luckiest cat. After being thrown from a car in a motorway smash, Bengal tabby Bruno was missing for two weeks. As his injured owner tried to track his lost cat down, Bruno survived in the wild - before a passing motorist came to his aid.
The water temperature along the equator in the Pacific Ocean is cooling off, which means the El Nio weather phenomenon and its anticipated storms in Southern California are fading fast.
Spring looks like it has finally shown its face this year, as the UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far. Brits are preparing to dust off their BBQs and stick on the sunnies, with further balmy sunshine forecast for the weekend. Sunday is set to be a scorcher - predictions have the mercury nudging 26C, way above the average temperature for early May.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday met Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rare visit by a G7 leader as the two sides sought to bolster ties and make progress on a decades-long territorial dispute. "Japan is not just our neighbour, it is a very important partner for us in the Asian-Pacific region," Putin told Abe at the start of the meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Tokyo-Moscow relations are hamstrung by a row dating back to the end of World War II when Soviet troops seized the four southernmost islands in the Pacific Kuril chain, known as the Northern Territories in Japan.
A leading earthquake expert has warned that a section of the San Andreas Fault in Southern California may be “ready to go,” and that a major temblor that could shake the Los Angeles metropolitan area is long overdue. The Los Angeles Times cites comments from Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California, who said the movement of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates should amount to a shift of about 16 ft. every 100 years. “The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight.
Here are a few things your alarm system can do for you, and some ways you can help your alarm system provide protection.Vivint
Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo. According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some 73 fighters — 43 on the opposition side and 30 pro-government troops — have died since Thursday afternoon in the battle for the village of Khan Touman.
To some people it is what dreams are made of: an entire town overtaken by glorious goats. In reality, it is a nightmare. There is a town in Western Australia that is currently being ruled by a crazy herd of about 250 wild goats. They are running amok
In a story May 4 about congressional GOP reaction to Donald Trump becoming the party's presumptive nominee for president, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, chairs the Republican Party committee overseeing arrangements at this summer's GOP national convention.
A small new UK study has found that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure, with results comparable to those achieved by medication. The new research, which is the first to look at the effect of Montmorency cherry concentrate (Prunus cerasus) on blood pressure, comes from Northumbria University's Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. The researchers recruited 15 male participants who showed signs of early hypertension (high blood pressure) with blood pressure readings of at least 130/90 mmHg.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged other countries and the United Nations to speed up the process of repatriating stolen money held abroad, which he said was becoming "tedious". Since taking office last May, after winning an election largely on his vow to crackdown on corruption, Buhari has sought help from several nations including the United States and Switzerland to recover money he said was stolen by public officials. "We are looking for more cooperation from the EU, United States, other countries and international institutions to recover the nation's stolen assets, particularly proceeds from the stolen crude oil," said Buhari. "It is taking very long and Nigerians are becoming impatient," said the president, adding that the process had "become tedious".
In the early hours of the morning while you were sound asleep, the SpaceX team was hard at work. Elon Musk's private space exploration endeavor on Friday attempted its most daring feat yet: landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space to deploy a satellite and supplies to the International Space Station. "Landing confirmed," SpaceX's official account tweeted at 1:31 a.m. EDT on Friday morning.
Philippine leader Benigno Aquino called Friday on the trailing presidential candidates to unite against frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte, in a sensational finale to one of the nation's most divisive election campaigns. Aquino has repeatedly warned Duterte is a dictator-in-the-making, and made the plea after polling showed the favourite had kept a huge lead ahead of Monday's elections despite allegations he has overseen vigilante death squads and a spate of controversies over vulgar campaign speeches. Aquino told CNN Philippines in an exclusive interview that he was trying to get the other four presidential candidates to unite to defeat Duterte, who he said was likely to get 30 percent of the vote.
The hotly anticipated Nintendo NX games console could return to using retro-style cartridges in favour of discs, rumours suggest. A report from Taiwanese site Money-Link suggests that Macronix, Nintendo’s long-time maker of ROM chips, is ramping up production later this year leading to speculation that it will be producing cartridges in time for the NX launch in 2017. Macronix has been Nintendo’s chip supplier as far back as the days of the legendary N64 console and also produces the cartridges used in its handheld 3DS device.