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Obama's day: Global entrepreneurs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:30

The White House looks for entrepreneurs willing to tackle poverty and climate change.

       

Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen on eve of proposed truce

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:22

A humanitarian cease-fire is due to start on Tuesday.

       

VIDEO: Ancient Egypt animal mummy 'scandal'

BBC World News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:15
A project in collaboration with the BBC's Horizon programme has discovered that the contents of many Ancient Egyptian animal mummies are not what they seem.
Categories: BBC World News

Sweden's top court upholds Assange detention order

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:15

The Australian took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in June 2012 fearing extradition to the U.S.

       

San Francisco commuters snub public transit for $6 bus ride

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:05

In this April 14, 2015 photo, Leap commuters use their smartphones during a bus ride in San Francisco. A company called Leap, a bus company that offers rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks, launched the service last month with morning and evening commutes that follow public bus routes between the tony Marina district and the heart of downtown San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The compact city that inspired ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft is offering a new way to get to work: fancy $6 big-bus rides with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and attendants who deliver snacks.


Saudi foreign minister: King will miss summit, but it's not a snub

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:56

Saudi official said relationship with the United States remains strong

       

China's smartphone market contracts

BBC World News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:53
Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.
Categories: BBC World News

1 person killed in gunfire; pregnant woman among the injured

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:48
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio emergency official says five people were wounded, including one fatally, when gunfire erupted on Cleveland's west side.

Are women at Indiana University safe?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:40

Accidents, overdoses and suicides are bigger risks than abduction, university spokesman says.

       

'Fast track' trade bill faces first Senate test

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:34

The Senate will vote Tuesday on whether or not to begin debating legislation to advance a controversial trade deal.

       

VIDEO: Greek hopes over eurozone meeting

BBC World News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:32
Greece's Syriza government is said to be hopeful that a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday will ease the way for a further injection of cash for the troubled country.
Categories: BBC World News

India lion population sees 27% rise

BBC World News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:31
India says a latest census shows its Asiatic lion population has risen from 411 in 2010 to 523 in 2015.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama to meet with Persian Gulf leaders (some of them)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:28

Iran is a big topic as the president meets with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

       

Tweets for the troops: These robots are saluting servicemembers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:24

Robots are writing thank-you notes to members of the military.

       

Lost woman sustained by breast milk

BBC World News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:22
A New Zealand woman who was lost for 24 hours in a forest east of Wellington says she survived by covering herself in dirt and drinking her own breast milk.
Categories: BBC World News

Eeew! Rand Paul aide licks tracker's camera lens

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:14

Episode happens during a New Hampshire town hall meeting

       

Valeri Pate to lead Washington State Housing Finance Commission's ... - Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:10

Valeri Pate to lead Washington State Housing Finance Commission's ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has named Valeri Pate to lead its Asset Management and Compliance division, overseeing a team that monitors more than 900 affordable-housing properties statewide. Pate, who began her job on May 1, ...

Around 1,600 migrants land in Malaysia, Indonesia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:08

The Rohingyas are considered illegal settlers from Bangladesh in Burma.

       

From Rockies east, severe weather casts a wide net

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:59

Rain clouds hang over the press box during a delay in the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)South Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado damaging a small town and injuring at least nine people on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west.


Prince takes the stage for 'Rally 4 Peace' show in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:48

File photo of Prince performing during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las VegasBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Reclusive rocker Prince took the stage on Sunday in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in response to the death of a 25-year-old man, whose death from injuries suffered while in police custody triggered riots, telling the crowd: "We are here for you." The Grammy-winning musician, appearing at Royal Farms Arena along with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL, performed such hits as "When Doves Cry" and "Raspberry Beret", as well as a new song called "Baltimore," which he dedicated to the city. We're going to figure this thing out," Prince said while performing "Purple Rain." "It's going to take the young people to fix it this time. Fan Jamal Terrell, 41, said: "I think he showed why he's still extremely important. Surprise guests were promised, and delivered, including Doug E. Fresh and Miguel.