Friday, May 29th, 2015
Sepp Blatter wins FIFA re-election the old fashioned way

Despite scandal all around him, Sepp Blatter remained FIFA's president thanks to a voting bloc he's spent years building using old-school politics. […]

Cuba removed from U.S. terror list

Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. […]

Evacuations near swollen Texas rivers, severe weather kills 21

By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - Rivers in Texas flooded their banks on Friday after historic storms had pounded the state for more than a week, with the severe weather leaving at least 21 people dead, damaging more than 4,000 structures and prompting widespread evacuations. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Central Texas into Kansas, with […]

Live anthrax found in U.S. military shipment to Australia: official

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An investigation of a U.S. military facility's mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a U.S. defense official said on Friday. The disclosure, if confirmed, suggests the possibility of a broader problem among anthrax samples meant to have been made inactive at the U.S. […]

Idaho abortion restrictions are unconstitutional: appeals court

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Idaho law that prohibits abortions of fetuses 20 or more weeks after fertilization is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, also struck down an Idaho law that required all second-trimester abortions to occur in a hospital. Bans on abortion after 20 weeks have been […]

National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. […]