American Headline News for 27 Mar 2014
Is your yoga routine insufficiently liberating? The yoga studio Bold & Naked in New York City is pushing the workout frontier, offering classes where yogis strip themselves - literally - of all their... insecurities.
Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call in a pivotal game to beat Andy Murray in the quarterfinals, and will meet Kei Nishikori who upset Roger Federer in the semifinal.
Movie tough guy Steven Segal has spoken out to defend Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea, insisting the controversial leader's military actions were "very reasonable."
Leland Yee, a California state senator facing arms trafficking and corruption charges has a legislative record of fighting for stronger gun control laws.
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state's deadly mudslide....
The news that it's now a state rule for some North Korean men to get "Lil' Kim" haircuts has turned out to be an unfounded rumour. Earlier, Radio Free Asia reported that a "Dear Leader" style rule was... implemented across the country this month for male university students to have their hair buzzed into a high fade mop top, centre-parted and fluffed up - all to mirror the likeness of Kim-Jong Un's unusual hairdo. "Many students are disgruntled by it," one source told the Asian broadcaster on the condition of anonymity. "It does not look good on some face shapes." The reports of Kim-Jong Un's strange haircut rule went viral on Wednesday, but also prompted experts and frequent travellers to North Korea to quickly debunk its validity. "I am pretty sure that this is just stupid, everyone had...
Camouflage-clad militiamen hoist AK-47 assault rifles to their shoulders and blast off a 21-shot salute.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, one of her country's most polarizing political figures, announced Thursday that she will run for presidential elections set for May 25....
Search efforts for the Malaysia Airlines plane missing in the southern Indian Ocean were suspended today due to bad weather, officials said.
Fracking should not be considered in water-stressed areas such as Karoo, says UK special representative on climate change Sir David King
US President Barack Obama is due to meet Pope Francis in Rome later on Thursday on the third leg of a European tour dominated by the crisis in Ukraine.
Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts was one of elite team who helped decode messages sent between Hitler and his high command One of the last of a team of wartime British codebreakers who deciphered Hitler's... messages at Bletchley Park has died after a short illness. Raymond "Jerry" Roberts, 93, from Liphook in Hampshire, was part of a group that cracked the German high command's secret code.
Kerry and Abbas spoke for more than four hours over a working dinner as efforts to salvage peace talks continue.
Amateur video shows a Houston construction worker escaping from the balcony of a burning building.
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) -- When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret... Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands.
TORONTO - Six Ontario residents are facing charges after RCMP say the federal taxman was allegedly defrauded of upwards of $200 million in a bogus investment scheme that stretched across the country.... Police say their investigation began in April, 2012 when they received information about people involved in a possible "tax avoidance scheme." The Mounties say they have identified 493 people who participated in the alleged scheme between 2009 and 2012, and that individual investments ranged between $1,000 and $300,000. Sgt. Richard Rollings says that more than 5,000 investors had participated in the alleged fraud since 2004, and that they received at least $200 million in rebates from the Canada Revenue Agency for what were illegitimate claims. Rollings says investors across Canada were led...
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LAVAL, Que. - A Quebec man was convicted on Thursday of murdering a nine-year-old girl in 1995. A jury of six men and six women handed down the guilty verdict in Eric Daudelin's trial after three days... of deliberations. Daudelin was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual assault and illegal confinement in the death of Joleil Campeau. Her body was found in a creek in Laval, north of Montreal, a few days after her disappearance. Daudelin was arrested in 2011.
Pit boss Malcolm Fyfield (pictured left) was working in the Gleision drift mine, near Pontardawe, South Wales, in 2011. He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of manslaughter.
President Obama met for the first time with Pope Francis on Thursday for a discussion that was expected to explore their philosophical common ground, and their differences.
President Obama announced his plan to end the National Security Agency's program of collecting telephone metadata on Thursday. Instead, telephone metadata will be stored with telephone companies.... "Having carefully considered the available options, I have decided that the best path forward is that the government should not collect or hold this data in bulk. Instead, the data should remain at the telephone companies for the length of time it currently does today," Obama said in a statement.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs discharged from hospital, returned to East Texas prison
JOHANNESBURG - Legal experts agreed that murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was "very likely" to take the stand on Friday in the High Court in Pretoria to shed light on the night he shot dead his... girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "It is very, very, very likely that he will testify based on the...
A 37 year old Free State man was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of a nine-year-old girl. The man, Hlophekile Mtijingizane called the little girl to his house on the pretense... that he wanted her to go to the shops for him. When the child got to him he grabbed her, […]