In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Thursday that he will run for president, setting himself on an uphill trek for the Democratic nomination with little national name recognition and scant financial support. Webb adds a decidedly more ...

What is America’s new military strategy?

AMERICA'S new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability. A sombre report released Wednesday by ...

Iftar dinner invites multi-faith Ottawa community to live out Muslim tradition

Lisa Duchene, photographed at last year's Harmony Iftar Dinner, participated in the first event seven years ago when a small group of 40 friends broke fast during Ramadan. Now, the event brings out more than 400 people. Samantha Wright Allen / Ottaw

UN says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday. In Washington, the State Department said the United States suspended several securit

Singapore sends condolences to Indonesia over Medan military plane crash

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey his condolences over the military plane crash in Medan. "I was saddened to hear of the tragic crash of the military plane in Medan,'' Mr Lee said in th

Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations' food agency chief says the World Food Program is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to help Syrians feed themselves went unheeded. The WF

More tough talks ahead as US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the two ...

Tunisia attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people - including 30 Britons - killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago. Flags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, while play at Wimbledon ...

The iPhone 6S is hard to show off as it looks exactly like the...

That's why people who buy the highly anticipated iPhone 6S, which is expected to be released this autumn, might be a little disappointed. Photos released by 9to5Mac.com suggest the upcoming phone will have many new features and upgrades, but sadly it ...

MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face

MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and

Anki Overdrive is a toy racetrack with the feel of a video game

Anki Overdrive is a vehicular combat game with one slight distinction from more familiar titles like Twisted Metal or Jak X: Combat Racing. Anki Overdrive is not a video game. Integrating concepts from popular science-fiction racing games, Anki ...

Fossil of lizard that walked on water found

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming. Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern ...

DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way

In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to adapt to their arctic environment. The study, whi

Oceans face ‘acidification crisis’

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximu

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto’s equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. lRelated NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto · Science · NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ...

Sprint, T-Mobile chiefs duke it out on Twitter

The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile locked horns Thursday in a flurry of hostile tweets, with each accusing the other of over-hyping and misrepresenting their service plans. “I am so tired of your Uncarrier bulls–t when you are worse than the other two ...

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

NBA free agency, Day 2: Jason Kidd sticks it to Knicks again

Once again, Jason Kidd tortures the Knicks. One of the biggest moves of the second day of free agency saw Greg Monroe, the adept passing big man the Knicks coveted, bypass New York and agree to a three-year, $50 million offer from Milwaukee. So Kidd 

Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has ...

Cardinals Fire Rising Front-Office Star Amid Hacking Investigation

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into a breach of the Houston Astros' database, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their scouting director, Chris Correa, who once worked under Jeff Luhnow before Luhnow left the Cardinals to be Houston's ...

Rafael Nadal loses his edge on grass courts

WIMBLEDON, England — After having reached the final here in five consecutive appearances in the last decade, Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth consecutive loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked outside the top 100. It begs the question: Is Nadal done on ...