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10 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Father of Cairns stabbing victim: 'I've lost a beautiful daughter. What for?'

Grief-stricken man struggles to find answers after killing of his daughter who would have celebrated 14th birthday on SaturdayHe should be celebrating his daughters 14th birthday but a Cairns father is instead grief-stricken and in shock, trying to make sense of her death.Ive lost a beautiful daughter. What for? What has she done? Continue reading...

14 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Mexico Raises Minimum Wage by 4.2%

The Mexican minimum-wage commission on Friday determined to raise the countrys daily minimum wage by 4.2%in line with current inflationto about 70 pesos a day, less than $5 at current exchange rates.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world China Leader Cautions Against External Forces

Chinese president cautions against external forces during visit to former Portuguese colony

17 minutes ago // CBS

world How the Sony hack was traced back to North Korea

A look at some of the evidence the FBI used to tie the cyberattack against Sony to the North Korean government

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Americans' love of snacks has spread far beyond that bag of chips

Symbols matter, which is why it's important to acknowledge that our truest national emblem isn't an eagle or a dollar sign or even a handgun, though each will have its proponents.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Migration system 'in intensive care'

A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card

On a garbage scow off New Jersey, an executive for a powerful organization was getting rid of a costly problem. He watched in silence as a lever was pulled and box after box plunged into the dark waters: Goodbye, Mickey Mantle. Goodbye, Jackie Robinson. Goodbye, Eddie Mathews. Goodbye, goodbye,...

26 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Shattering Israel's ImageAlon Ben-Meir

No Israeli government has shattered Israel's international image more than the Netanyahu government has over the past six years. Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against the Palestinians, but they have taken acti …

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: CIF State Bowl games to be held at Sacramento State

The California Interscholastic Federation announced Friday that Sacramento State will serve as the main host for the CIF state football championship bowl games from 2015 through 2017. The games have been played at StubHub Center in Carson since the bowls started in 2006.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: CIF State Bowl games to be held at Sacramento State

California Interscholastic Federation Executive Director announced Friday that Sacramento State will serve as the main host for the CIF state football championship bowl games from 2015 through 2017. The games have been played at StubHub Center in Carson since the bowls started in 2006.

34 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Mexico Raises Minimum Wage for 2015 by 4.2%

The Mexican minimum-wage commission on Friday determined to raise the countrys daily minimum wage by 4.2%in line with current inflationto about 70 pesos a day, less than $5 at current exchange rates.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Some Sony lessons: What a difference a hack makes

The Sony hack and the demise of "The Interview" have people howling about appeasement, corporate shenanigans and Kim Jong Un's private life. What will happen next? What should have happened already? And how will it ripple through Hollywood, Washington and even North Korea? Here are four...

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sony pays high price for ignoring its past

How grave is the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment? Here's one high-level Sony executive:

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Racers compete for Scalextric title

Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.

43 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bell Gardens mayor dragged wife by hair, autopsy report says

An autopsy report on Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo provided new details Friday about allegations that he abused his wife, who shot him three times in the chest at close range.

53 minutes ago // CBS

world California woman charged after car crashes into crowd, killing 4

3 women and a 6-year-old boy killed Wednesday night when a car hit a dozen pedestrians leaving a church holiday performance in Redondo Beach

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' basketball: Redondo knocks off No. 1 Corona Centennial, 55-54

In Las Vegas, Redondo stamped itself as one of the elite teams in Southern California on Friday night, defeating No. 1 Corona Centennial, 55-54, in a divisional semifinal game of the Tarkanian Classc

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world A perspective on campus sex abuse from an 'empowered' young feminist

College kids have been trickling home this week, brain-dead and bleary-eyed. What they want is a home-cooked meal and a little TLC. What they might get along with that is a parental third-degree.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Man seeks to reopen historic Seal Beach movie theater

Nick Carabetta isn't sure which movie first played at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach. The theater opened in 1947, so it might have been the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street" or even the Oscar-winning "Gentleman's Agreement."

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Can Islam and liberalism be friends? Pakistan Today

This article from Pakistan Today discusses the challenges of adopting liberal democracy in the Islamic world. From the article: "Yet another factor complicating this scenario is Islam’s distinctness in contrast to other world religions. Like the other two monotheistic rel …

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: CIF Open Division bowl game will be played at Sacramento State next season

After nine years of championship football bowl games being played in Carson at Home Depot Center and now StubHub Center, the CIF announced on Friday that Sacramento State has been awarded the Open Division bowl games for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Chinese man wins 'gay conversion' case

Clinic ordered to compensate man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Alec Martinez a stalwart as Kings' depth on defense is tested

The cover boy was trying his best to uncover as many copies as possible of a national sports magazine.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Federal judge puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Fighting the invisible arm of the Islamic State

BERLIN After the latest of his sermons denouncing the Islamic State, Mohamed Taha Sabri stepped down from an ornate platform at the House of Peace mosque. The 48-year-old chief preacher then moved to greet his congregation, steeling himself for the fallout.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Battle with the Islamic State for the minds of young Muslims

BERLIN After the latest of his sermons denouncing the Islamic State, Mohamed Taha Sabri stepped down from an ornate platform at the House of Peace mosque. The 48-year-old chief preacher then moved to greet his congregation, steeling himself for the fallout.

1 hour ago // BBC

world UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that songbirds weighing less than two nickels managed to carry tiny electronic sensors from Tennessee to Colombia and back.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers' Andrew Friedman to hear about it if Matt Kemp trade backfires

As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Alleged Israeli agent said to have thwarted Hezbollah operations

BEIRUT An agent of Israels Mossad spy agency infiltrated the upper echelons of Hezbollahs security apparatus and leaked information about the Lebanese Shiite group for several years before being discovered and arrested recently, according to security officials and people in Lebanon who are familiar with the incident.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Federal court puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

The ruling comes after two states legalized the hunting and trapping of wolves, which resulted in the killing of 1,500 animals

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in U.S.

The CDC says flu is widespread in more than half the country, and this year's vaccine isn't providing enough protection

1 hour ago // BBC

world Strictly set for final showdown

The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Israel: Airstrike Hits Gaza Site

Retaliating for a rocket fired into Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said it carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in southern Gaza early Saturday in what was its first aerial bombing in Palestinian territory since an August cease-fire that ended this summers 50-day Gaza war.