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20 minutes ago // BBC

world New laws promised in Queen's Speech

An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ex-LAPD officer suspected in slaying is arrested in Mexico, officials say

A two-month search for an ex-LAPD officer accused of fatally shooting a man near a Pomona nightclub has ended after the27-year-old was arrested in Mexico,officials said.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tough new rules are set on use of force by Cleveland police

Federal monitors will begin closely watching the activities of Clevelands beleaguered police department under a settlement announced Tuesday in response to a string of high-profile, racially inflamed incidents that have rattled the community.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Ex-LAPD Officer Wanted in Killing Arrested in Mexico

Ex-Los Angeles policeman sought in California killing captured in northern Mexico

28 minutes ago // ABC

world Group: Hamas Tortured, Killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza War

Amnesty International says Hamas tortured and killed Palestinians during 2014 Gaza war

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Envoys From S. Korea, US and Japan Discuss N. Korean Threat

Nuclear envoys from S. Korea, US and Japan meet for talks on North Korean threat

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Baseball: Lincoln reaches Dodger Stadium for first time in school history

The Lincoln High baseball team can see the lights of Dodger Stadium from their football field, and for the first time in school history, the team will get to play there.

34 minutes ago // CBS

world Taylor Swift makes Forbes' Most Powerful Women list

The 25-year-old is the youngest woman to make this year's list, appearing alongside fellow stars and dignified world leaders

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world No special treatment for Australian IS fighter's family: PM

SYDNEY Reuters - The wife and five children of an Australian believed to have been photographed while holding severed heads of Syrian soldiers will face the "full severity of Australian law" if they attempt to return home, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bucking the trend, Irvine may repeal its living wage law

A week after Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to adopt a major minimum-wage increase, suburban Irvine in neighboring Orange County is considering going in the opposite direction.

44 minutes ago // USA Today

world Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

A guesthouse popular with foreigners is thought to be under attack by insurgents.

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Al Qaeda's Syrian Arm Shifts Tactics in War

Despite its brutality, the Nusra Front diverges from its chief rival Islamic State by accommodating residents in lands it has conquered.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

47 minutes ago // CBS

world Keira Knightley welcomes first child

"The Imitation Game" actress and her husband, musician James Righton, have now become parents

51 minutes ago // BBC

world MSPs vote on assisted suicide bill

MSPs are to vote on the Assisted Suicide Scotland bill following a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Frederik Andersen maintains his confidence, as do his Ducks teammates

Every good goaltender takes every goal scored against him as a personal insult. The best goalies learn to quickly forget the ones that got away, knowing they can't waste energy brooding over events they can't change.

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Nuclear talks bogging down as Iran balks at key decisions, envoys say

Talks over Irans nuclear program are bogging down because Tehrans negotiators are reluctant to put in writing previous concessions that may be deeply unpopular at home, current and former diplomats said Tuesday.

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world Seven members of Yemeni family killed in Saudi-led strike: residents

CAIRO/ADEN, Yemen Reuters - Seven members of a family were killed in an overnight strike by Saudi-led warplanes on a border village in northern Yemen, residents said, as heavy clashes erupted across the frontier after Houthi fire killed one Saudi citizen.

56 minutes ago // New York Times

world Libyan Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt Amid Protests

Abdullah al-Thinni had faced hostile questioning inside Parliament, and demands for his resignation from armed demonstrators outside.

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Angels' Mike Trout says he'll never skip All-Star Game if selected

Whether Mike Trout truly succeedsDerek Jeter as the face of baseball remains to be seen. But Trout made a proclamation reminiscent of his childhood idol Tuesday, when he vowed never to skip the All-Star Game.

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. County supervisors delay vote on water cuts after complaints

Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a vote on proposedwater use restrictions for customersserved by the county waterworks districts after residents expressed alarm at the reductions and questioned the method used to calculate target levels.

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Immigration and the drought: How many newcomers can California tolerate?

To the editor: Apparently Stanford academic Victor Davis Hanson and his fellow travelers at Californians for Population Stabilization CAPS have stumbled onto the root cause of our drought: foreign-born immigrants. How foolish of the rest of us to think it was a lack of rain and snow. "Group...

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Housing first' isn't a novel strategy on homelessness

To the editor: The article about the tremendous success of "housing first" in Utah eloquently describes how that approach is the real solution to chronic homelessness. Utah's success is indeed noteworthy, but its effort is not truly novel. "Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with...

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world If Obama can't execute his strategy against Islamic State, what good is it?

To the editor: Doyle McManus quotes former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker as saying about the fight against Islamic State, "The administration's strategy is a good strategy but it only gets done if you actually do it." "Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working,"...

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Buddhist Bin Laden': Myanmar's hate-mongering monk

To the editor: In the 1990s, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda in a matter of months. This century now commences with probably the first Buddhist hate-monger in history. "Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims," May 24

59 minutes ago // VOA

world Continuing Rain Torments Flooded Areas in Texas

Large areas of Texas and Oklahoma are struggling to recover from flooding brought on by heavy rains that swept over the southern plains Monday and into Tuesday morning. Some of the most heavily traveled roads to the north and south of downtown Houston turned into rivers of dark, muddy water during the torrential downpours. Dozens of automobiles and trucks were abandoned along some highways, and water flowed into the ground floors of houses and some business buildings in low-lying areas. With

59 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world The American spirit is alive -- in Ireland

To the editor: Ireland's minister for health called his country's referendum on same-sex marriage "a beacon, a light to the rest of the world, of liberty and equality." "Ireland is first country to legalize same-sex marriage in popular vote," May 23

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

KABUL, Afghanistan Heavy gunfire and explosions broke out again early Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigners thought to be under attack by insurgents.The firefight in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, home to several embassies, sounded to be focused on the Rabbani Guesthouse. It began just after 11 p.m. Tuesday 1830 GMT, 2:30 p.m. EDT, with heavy explosions accompanying sporadic automatic weapon f

1 hour ago // BBC

world Queen's Speech 'test of good faith'

The SNP say the Queen's Speech will be a test of the UK government's "good faith" when it comes to devolving more power to Scotland.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Marcus Belgrave dies at 78; jazz trumpeter backed Motown stars

Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who shared the stage and recording studio with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and a string of Motown artists, has died. He was 78.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Sephardic Jews Feel Bigotrys Sting in Turkey and a Pull Back to Spain

Thousands of Sephardic Jews in Turkey who trace their ancestry to Spain are applying for Spanish citizenship in anticipation of a bill granting nationality to Jews expelled during the Inquisition.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Threats sent to mosque attended by Texas cartoon contest shooters

FBI investigate threatening letter sent to the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, where Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi once worshipped Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Threats sent to mosque attended by Texas cartoon contest gunmen

FBI investigate threatening letter sent to the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, where Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi once worshipped Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Airline food company ordered to pay living wages to employees

An airline catering company with operations at Los Angeles International Airport has failed to pay "living wages" to 271 employees, dating back to 2010, the city of Los Angeles said in a letter that calls for retroactive restitution.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 'God Sent Angels': Syrian Migrant Recounts Rescue

Aliaa Hwijah, a journalist from Syria, was one of 24 migrants who have journeyed in recent months from the war-torn country to Europe.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Judge orders Kelly Rutherford's children returned

The "Gossip Girl" star and ex-husband Daniel Giersch have been locked in an international custody battle over their son and daughter