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Woman claims to have world's longest tongue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:52

It's 4 inches long.

       

Dad fulfills 20-year-old pact at daughter's wedding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:50

Dads walks daughter down the aisle 24 years after pact with bone marrow donor

       

NYPD: Officer shot hammer-wielding suspect

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:43

Several hammer attacks had been reported in recent days.

       

Bank of England cuts growth forecast

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:43
The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
Categories: BBC World News

Put a fork in it: Fair cancels hog wrestling

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:42

Online petitions decried Central Indiana county fair's hog wrestling as "sadistic" and "barbaric."

       

Burundi police fire on protesters

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:41
Police in Burundi's capital open fire on a big crowd of protesters in unrest over the president's re-election bid, eyewitnesses say.
Categories: BBC World News

Bill Clinton: 3 conditions for moving back to the White House

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:39

Former president Bill Clinton says he'd love to move back into the White House, but three conditions will have to be met first.

       

England coach applicants 'crazy'

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:39
Anyone applying for the England cricket coach's job would be "crazy" after the Kevin Pietersen saga, says Matthew Hayden.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama opens summit with Persian Gulf officials

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:38

The president hosts a summit.

       

China, U.S. head toward faceoff in South China Sea

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:37

China warns the U.S. after an American ship patrols waters claimed by China.

       

White House: Sherrod Brown should apologize for Obama comments

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:35

The White House's top spokesman suggested Wednesday that Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, should apologize for saying President Obama was "disre...

       

Report: City University of New York official among Amtrak victims

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:34

Derrick Griffith joined the CUNY system in 2011, according to the school system's website.

       

Fast-food worker feeds customer with a disability

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:34

A simple act of kindness can go a long way.

       

Former waitress accused of increasing tips on checks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:34

Victoria Lynn Bachmann is accused of changing tips on 134 checks, adding up to $1,074.15.

       

Accused 'flash crash' trader seeks release from custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:32

A man walks past the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in LondonNavinder Singh Sarao, 36, has been charged by the U.S. Justice Department with wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation. His lawyer Joel Smith told London's Westminster Magistrates' Court that an application to vary the bail conditions had been made to the High Court and that there would be a hearing next Wednesday.


May wants some Med migrants returned

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:30
Economic migrants rescued from the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe should be returned home, Home Secretary Theresa May argues.
Categories: BBC World News

Tencent's profits beat expectations

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:27
Tencent Holdings, Asia's biggest technology company, posts a 7% year-on-year rise in quarterly net income, beating expectations.
Categories: BBC World News

Ahead of the Bell: US retail sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:24

 US retail salesThe Commerce Department releases retail sales data for April on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SLIGHT INCREASE: Economists forecast that retail sales edged up 0.2 percent in April, according to a survey ...


Cannes Film Festival gets under way

BBC World News - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:24
The Cannes Film Festival is getting under way in the south of France, with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman among the notables due to attend.
Categories: BBC World News

Watch: Stray kitten flushed out of drain pipe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:22

After much digging, crews rescued a stray kitten stuck about 15-feet deep in a pipe.