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9 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Live updates: Ducks vs. Blackhawks, Game 6

The Blackhawks are back on the power play after Ducks left wing Jiri Sekac was penalized for elbowing Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook at 4:57 of the second period.

11 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gillian Triggs and George Brandis renew hostilities at Senate estimates politics live

Human rights chief and attorney general disagree over public interest immunity while Brandis is also questioned about a letter from Man Haron Monis. Follow the days news live Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Irvine bucks the trend as council votes to repeal living wage law

When Irvine adopted a living wage ordinance nearly eight years ago, the suburban city in the heart of Orange County was cheered for its progressive effort to give its poorest wage earners a bigger paycheck.

19 minutes ago // NPR

world Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder

Scientists say it's not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.

20 minutes ago // VOA

world Carter: US Will Remain Top Security Power in Asia-Pacific

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the United States would be the primary security power in the Asia-Pacific region for years, and he demanded that China immediately stop island building in the South China Sea. Carter said during a visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that all countries in Asia, including China, must stop militarizing their dispute over an island chain and settle it peacefully. "China's actions are bringing countries in the region together in new ways," he said.

20 minutes ago // New York Times

world FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

As FIFA leaders gathered for a meeting, Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced and made arrests at the Justice Departments request on charges including racketeering and money laundering.

21 minutes ago // New York Times

world Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen

Some 8.6 million people, or about a third of the countrys population, were in urgent need of medical help, the World Health Organization warned.

24 minutes ago // New York Times

world Obamas Chief Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks Plans to Depart After Deadline for Deal

With the departure of Wendy R. Sherman, all the top negotiators on Iran since 2013 will have left the administration, leaving questions about who will help carry out a deal if one is struck by June 30.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Anti-Mining Protesters Square off With Troops in South Peru

Protesters square off with police over big Mexican-owned mining project in southern Peru

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON As a proposal over a major trade deal reached a critical point in the Senate last week, lawmakers reported a rare occurrence: last-minute calls from President Obama.

33 minutes ago // New York Times

world Russian Political Activist Is Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness

Vladimir Kara-Murzas role as an opposition activist raised suspicions of poisoning, but there was no confirmation of this from doctors or the authorities.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Corruption Allegations Reach Soccer's Highest Levels

Prosecutors alleged that senior officials of FIFA got more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks as part of a sprawling scheme that functioned like a criminal enterprise.

34 minutes ago // CBS

world Is a "19 Kids and Counting" spinoff in the works?

A new report suggests TLC could be considering keeping the Duggar family on the air in the wake of the Josh Duggar scandal

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

Federal health officials announced the new guidelines after a clinical trial showed pronounced benefits for people put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learned they were infected.

36 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Kenyan lawyer offers livestock to wed Obama's daughter: report

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday.

38 minutes ago // New York Times

world European Union Asks Member Countries to Accept Quotas of Migrants

The appeal by the European Commission is a response to fears that southern countries will be overwhelmed by the influx of people crossing the Mediterranean.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world For these parents, 'what if your kid is transgender?' isn't hypothetical

Last week, UCLA geneticist and pediatricianEric Vilain and NorthwesternUniversity psychologistMichael Bailey took to The Times' Op-Ed page to discuss the development of transgenderand gender dysphoric youths. As the headline suggests, their piece was novel in that it was directed at the parents...

38 minutes ago // The Times of India

world More taxes for UK businesses with foreign labour: Queen

The British Queen on Wednesday announced at the opening of the UK parliament session that businesses that employ foreign labour will have to pay a new visa levy which will be used to fund apprenticeship schemes for British workers.

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Whispers around world soccer and kickbacks now scream from headlines

And so, it has come to pass, in our world of sports marketing and branding and fat-cat-making, that international soccer is crooked.

40 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Pakistan arrests owner of 'fake degree factory': officials

Pakistani investigators on Wednesday arrested the head of a firm accused of running a global fake degree empire and conducted fresh raids at its Karachi headquarters where they discovered thousands of blank diplomas.

41 minutes ago // VOA

world Survivors Strive for Ebola-Free Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is working hard to get down to zero cases of Ebola. Survivors are playing a key role, helping raise awareness about the disease by going out into communities every day to educate people. Moa Wharf, an impoverished area of Freetown, was recently a hot spot for the Ebola virus. That's why Ebola survivors like Sulaiman Watfa are key. He and other Ebola survivors are immune to the disease and have been educating Moa Wharf residents about the virus. At first, it wasnt easy, he s

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world UK schoolgirls lured to Syria by Isis 'have made contact with their families'

One of three schoolfriends is believed to have called relatives to say she is healthy and well but does not intend to return, while others made contact online Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // New York Times

world A Regions Strongmen Are Facing a Hard Fall

A case in which 14 senior sports officials and executives across the Americas have been charged offers a glimpse into the sort of deals that have long come under fire but have rarely led to a criminal proceeding.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world Earliest evidence of human violence

A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Burundi Urges Citizens to Donate Money to Pay for Elections

Amid outside threats to cut aid, Burundi's government urges citizens to donate for elections

48 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Serious Injuries Reported After Tornado Hits Texas Rig

A tornado touched down in northwestern Texas Wednesday, damaging a gas drilling rig and resulting in serious injuries.

49 minutes ago // New York Times

world Al Qaeda in Syria Denies Planning Attacks Abroad

The leader of the Nusra Front said in a television interview that Al Qaeda had ordered it to keep its focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad.

53 minutes ago // BBC

world 'New species' of ancient human found

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls

Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers and circumvent the popular Do Not Call list.

57 minutes ago // USA Today

world Lax Swiss laws led to less scrutiny of FIFA

FIFA and other sports organizations in Switzerland enjoy a multitude of perks under nation's law.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Gillian Triggs and George Brandis renew hostilities at Senate estimates politics live

Human rights chief and attorney general disagree over public interest immunity while Brandis is also about a letter from Man Haron Monis. Follow the days news live Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Live updates: Ducks vs. Blackhawks, Game 6

The Blackhawks have their first power play of the game after Ducks winger Corey Perry is caught hooking Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith at 7:06 of the first period.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Irish gay marriage vote defeat for humanity, Vatican official says

The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a defeat for humanity, a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world More oil-covered mammals brought to SeaWorld San Diego from spill

The number of oil-covered mammals bought to SeaWorld San Diego from the spill at Refugio State Beach continues to rise, officials said Wednesday.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world China now home to 1m super rich

The number of high net worth individuals HNWIs in China passed the one million mark for the first time last year following a surge in the innovative industries sector, a study has shown.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Colombian Rebel Peace Negotiator Among Dead in Military Raid

Colombian rebels say peace negotiator among guerrillas killed in attack by military