Mistrial declared in Edwards case :: The judge in the campaign finance trial of former US presidential candidate John Edwards declares a mistrial because of jury deadlock on most charges.
VIDEO: Israel returns Palestinian bodies :: Israel returned the remains of 91 Palestinians killed while they were carrying out attacks against Israelis.
Gunman kills five people and himself in Seattle rampage :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Oz7X7DgmMJE/us-shooting-seattle-idUSBRE84U03M20120531
VIDEO: Fred the 'psychic' ferret - it's Odd Box :: A 'psychic' ferret, an amazing display on the Sydney Opera House and the bear who decided to take a dip in a swimming pool.
Record-setting NM fire spreading in all directions :: RESERVE, N.M. (AP) -- A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it's likely a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry fuels....
Sudan uses cluster bombs on civilians :: In the village of Angolo, in Sudan's South Kordofan state, villagers stand over a deadly and illegal weapon. Nestled in a crater, the Soviet-era cluster bomb failed to detonate. It was dropped a month ago, they say, and they don't dare get any closer.
Kidnapped Americans freed in Egypt :: Gunmen kidnapped two American tourists Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region and demanded the release of a man who was arrested a day earlier for drug possession, state-run Ahram newspaper said.
Edwards gets acquittal, mistrial :: Jurors in the John Edwards corruption trial, in their ninth day of deliberations, opted to work through most of their lunch break Thursday, according to the judge in the case.
Prince Charles shares home movies :: Never-before-seen footage of the Royal family, some filmed by the Queen, are to be shown in a BBC documentary.
VIDEO: 1952-2012: The changing face of the Queen :: BBC News looks back at the changing face of the Queen with a picture from every year of her reign between 1952 and 2012.
UK economy 'to grow 0.1% in 2012' :: The British Chambers of Commerce slashes its forecast for economic growth this year, to just 0.1%, and calls for more action to help businesses.
China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNFh5yENwRLFGZnlvdzeOZc5dP3LsA&url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-cracks-down-after-tibetan-selfimmolations-7808468.html
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth :: The first commercial mission to the International Space Station ends with the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashing down after a flight the company's founder declares a "grand slam."
Alongside Obama, George W. Bush steals the WH show :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's Barack Obama's house now, but his predecessor and political foil, George W. Bush, stole the show at the White House on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin....
US is heaping new pressure on Russia over Syria :: COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The U.S. is heaping new pressure on Russia to change course and support international action in Syria, warning that intransigence by Moscow may lead to open civil war that could spill across the Middle East with devastating effects....
Hill GOP leaders make new offer on student loans :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top congressional Republicans made a new offer to President Barack Obama on Thursday in their fight over heading off a doubling of interest rates on federal college loans for 7.4 million students, proposing fresh ways to cover the effort's $6 billion cost....
Egypt's state of emergency ends :: Egypt's state of emergency, which gave extensive powers to the authorities to detain suspects, has expired after 31 years in force.
UK's Hunt defends conduct in BSkyB bid :: UK Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt defended his conduct over a bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to take over British satellite broadcaster BskyB at a hearing Thursday.
Afghanistan suicide attack kills five :: A suicide bomber attacked a district police office in southern Afghanistan Thursday morning, killing five police officers and one civilian and wounding six others, the Kandahar governor's office said.
U.S. court hits same-sex marriage ban :: Kathryn Hamm and her fiancée had no blueprint to follow when they were planning their wedding in 1999. Same-sex marriage wasn't legal anywhere in the country, and "commitment ceremonies" were mostly small affairs that didn't get a lot of coverage in bridal magazines or newspaper wedding announcements.
Ex-Senator Edwards acquitted on campaign finance charge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ENJdqPKDbr8/us-usa-court-edwards-idUSBRE84T1KA20120531
Presidents watch Bush portrait unveiled :: There were smiles, laughter and tears -- but little politics -- when former Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, joined current President Barack Obama at the White House for the unveiling Thursday of the younger Bush's official portrait.
Rice: 'No factual evidence' behind Syrian report :: The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations slams as "another blatant lie" a Syrian government report asserting terrorists were behind the Houla massacre.
New York seeks to ban big sodas :: New York City officials are proposing banning the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and food carts.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Brings Four Days of UK Celebrations - BusinessWeek :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNFvVxKWVWawfFVfEOcTXfBy6Tdgdg&url=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-31/queen-s-diamond-jubilee-brings-four-days-of-u-dot-k-dot-celebrations
Police: 'Hero' saved Seattle cafe patrons :: An unidentified hero hurled barstools at a gunman as he opened fire inside a Seattle cafe, police said Thursday.
Global manhunt for Canada porn star :: The search continued Thursday for a porn actor suspected of dismembering his acquaintance, posting the video of the incident online and mailing the severed limbs to different locations in Ottawa, including to a political party's headquarters, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Hotel chain rolls out UV sterilization :: Out of sight, out of mind. That's a mantra hotel guests tend to adopt as they tuck into rooms inhabited by hundreds of previous guests -- and possibly the microscopic germs and debris they leave behind.
Teaching union backs votes at 16 :: Scotland's largest teaching union says 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the referendum on independence.
Ireland votes on EU treaty :: CNN's Richard Quest talks to Lucinda Creighton, Irish min. for European affairs, about Ireland voting on EU treaty.