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14 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Blatter, Wounded but Unbowed, Keeps Post

FIFA President Sepp Blatter won a fifth, consecutive term leading the embattled organization when his only opponent conceded defeatbut not before forcing a rare, second round of voting.

18 minutes ago // NPR

world FIFA Scandal Has Echoes Of Salt Lake Olympic Corruption Crisis

Officials of both organizations were accused of taking bribes. Leaders both said they couldn't watch subordinates' behavior. Persistent outsiders found evidence of misconduct.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. Phil explores Minimalism to maximal effect at Disney Hall

While much of the U.S. orchestra world has gathered in Cleveland this week to fret about the future and listen to Richard Strauss at the annual League of American Orchestras conference, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is busily optimistic, espousing the next great thing on Grand Avenue. Thursday night...

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari

Suleiman Hashimu tells the BBC why he walked for 18 days and wore out six pairs of shoes to see the inauguration of Nigeria's president.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world After 6 years, ownership of massive emerald may finally be settled

Over the last six and a half years, nine men, one woman, three corporations and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald thats been at the center of a protracted ownership dispute in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

31 minutes ago // CBS

world Harrison Ford takes first flight since plane crash

Harrison Ford is flying for the first time since his small plane crashed on a California golf course back in March.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Global Migrants Brave Panama's Vipers, Bats, Bandits to Reach U.S.

The treacherous jungle of Panamas Darien Gap has become a route for desperate migrants aiming for America.

35 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: GMA 05/29/15: Manhunt Ends in 50 Mile Car Chase

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert Indicted; James Holmes Admits Regrets in Psychiatric Interviews

36 minutes ago // VOA

world Texas Town Residents Told to 'Just Leave' Ahead of Flood Threat

Water from heavy rain in eastern and central Texas is now swelling rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening towns along their banks. VOAs Greg Flakus visited the town of Wharton, southwest of Houston, where the Colorado River is close to cresting.

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world FIFA to monitor Israeli, Palestinian soccer; bid to suspend Israel dropped

FIFA on Friday agreed to monitor Israeli and Palestinian soccer after Palestinians dropped a bid to suspend Israel from the international association, part of a compromise that followed some tense moments.

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Why Bernie Sanders is truly a long-shot candidate

Just because Bernie Sanders probably won't win the Democratic nomination for president doesn't mean his candidacy isn't important, wrote Doyle McManus wrote in his column Wednesday. A few readers who expressed support for Sanders weren't pleased by McManus' assessment of the Vermont senator's chances.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sepp Blatter wins a fifth term as president of FIFA

At the end of a week in which soccer's world governing body has been rocked by corruption charges, FIFA on Friday decided to remain with its current leader, giving President Sepp Blatter a fifth term over Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sepp Blatter wins a fifth term as president of FIFA

At the end of a week in which soccer's world governing body was rocked by corruption charges, FIFA on Friday decided to remain with its current leader, giving President Sepp Blatter a fifth term over Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Cancer link, tax amnesty and Blatter elected

The link between obesity and cancer, a tax amnesty, and the re-election of Sepp Blatter make the headlines.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Young players spur us on - Anderson

England's record wicket-taker James Anderson credits younger players with giving the England team "a kick up the backside".

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Time for Dodgers to face their demon -- the St. Louis Cardinals

Ahhhh! Its in the dark. No, its under the bed. Voices in the head. No, wait, its everywhere.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Multi-vehicle crash in Egypt kills 16, including conscripts: officials

CAIRO Reuters - At least 16 people were killed, including some military conscripts, in a multi-vehicle crash south of Cairo late on Friday, health ministry officials said.

48 minutes ago // NPR

world Anthrax Was Accidentally Sent To 11 States, 2 Countries, Pentagon Now Says

The numbers are more than the Pentagon's Thursday estimate of nine states and a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea. News organizations named Australia as the other country that received the samples.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Closing the military-civilian divide: Bring back the draft

To the editor: The incisive and informative article highlights the degree to which 99.5% of all Americans have no involvement with our military. "U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided," May 24

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Why being a 'real man' doesn't require carrying a gun

To the editor: Jennifer Carlson says the increasing prevalence of men carrying guns in public in some areas is the result of a "crisis of confidence in the American dream." She writes that "men find in guns a sense of duty, relevance and even dignity." "Why men feel the need to carry guns," op-ed,...

52 minutes ago // The Independent

world One World Trade Centre observatory in New York opens to public with stunning views and agonising memories of 9/11

One could, if one wished, choose not to breathe as the elevator soars to the 101st floor of New Yorks One World Trade Centre.

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Don't write off the Democrats in 2016

To the editor: There's an inherent flaw in basing one's prediction of a future election outcome on a few historical coincidences. And that is history doesn't necessarily repeat itself. "In 2016's presidential race, the winner will be ...," op-ed, May 26

59 minutes ago // CBS

world Dennis Hastert allegedly paid to hide sexual misconduct

Former House Speaker indicted after allegedly trying to conceal millions in "hush money" he paid in last few years

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Cup Final instant replay app tests

Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test a mobile app at the FA Cup final which uses 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans in the stadium.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pause and Exhale

With the massive influx of images in the digital age, its nice to stumble upon an image that makes you pause and exhale like this one by Marco Sipriaso .

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Anthony Lepore's show at Francois Ghebaly explores the workplace and spandex

Created in his fathers bathing suit factory in Lincoln Heights, Anthony Lepores photographs at Francois Ghebaly Gallery examine workplace conditions, and more surprisingly, the formal qualities of slippery, shimmery spandex.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Bruce Jenner has seen "Transparent," series creator says

Jill Soloway reveals Kim Kardashian said her family has seen the Amazon series about a transgender parent and "loved" it

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Houthi rebels in Yemen are holding multiple Americans prisoner

The rebel group that has seized power in Yemen has taken at least four U.S. citizens prisoner, according to U.S. officials who said that efforts to secure the Americans release have faltered.One of the prisoners had been cleared for release in recent days only to have that decision reversed by members of the Houthi rebellion that toppled the U.S.-backed government earlier this year and now controls most levers of power in Yemen.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Pentagon admits live anthrax may have been shipped to Australian lab in 2008

Few details were revealed about the incident after army facility in Utah recently sent anthrax to nine US states, as well as South Korean military base Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Don't worry, pet owners: Experts say H3N2 dog flu is no cause for panic

There's a new strain of canine flu in the U.S., and it has some pet owners worried about their furry family members.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Surveillance on Island Reveals Chinese Arms

Imagery shows China has positioned weaponry on one of the artificial islands in the South China Sea, supporting suspicions that Beijing is building up reefs for military purposes.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Deaf West revisits 'Spring Awakening' with fresh vigor at the Wallis

Deaf West Theatre has a way of reimagining musicals. The company's practice of assigning certain roles to two actors, one singing, the other signing, opens the art form up to deaf performers and theatergoers.

1 hour ago // BBC

world 'Blatter will have suffered a shock'

FA chairman Greg Dyke does not expect Sepp Blatter to remain as Fifa president after the Swiss won a fifth term in charge.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Disney World resurrects "Hocus Pocus" for Halloween show

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" will live for only six weeks during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Indian University Suspends Student Group Accused of Spreading Hatred Toward Modi

The left-wing student group that was accused of spreading hatred toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a university official said on Friday.