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Theresa May's party in turmoil as three defect to new group

Three lawmakers walked out of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party on Wednesday, joining a new group in Parliament that has blown up the British political landscape in less than three days.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:46 am

The 'farmhacker' digitizing how bees are monitored

There is a particular sound a queen bee makes when she is preparing to summon her troops into a swarm and head out for new horizons.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:45 am

US Ryder Cup chiefs name Steve Stricker as captain for 2020

It was sent home humbled and in disarray after a heavy defeat by Europe in Paris, but US Ryder Cup chiefs have moved to avenge the loss by appointing Steve Stricker as captain.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:44 am

Trump's loyalty need may be risky

President Donald Trump's craving for loyalty from his top law enforcement officials and alleged efforts to topple those whom he perceives as threats could be leading him into deep trouble -- and even put his presidency in peril.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:27 am

Brexit is blowing up British politics

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:19 am

Swiss banking giant UBS fined $5 billion in fraud case

UBS faces a massive financial penalty in France after a court there ruled that the Swiss bank helped its wealthy clients avoid taxes.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:12 am

11 lawmakers have split from their respective parties to form new pro-EU bloc weeks before Brexit day

With Brexit day only weeks away, and still no deal in place, now might not seem the best time for British politicians to flip the table over.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:02 am

Alabama woman who joined ISIS is begging to come home

At the age of 19, a young woman from Hoover, Alabama traveled to Syria to join ISIS -- the so-called "Islamic State."

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 8:38 am

US newspaper calls for Ku Klux Klan 'to ride again'

An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 8:33 am

S Korea government backtracks after saying K-Pop stars look 'too similar'

South Korea's government has withdrawn guidelines that criticized the "similar appearance" of K-pop stars and aimed to diversify the industry, following an outcry from fans of the wildly popular music genre.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 8:28 am

ISIS bride 'a bit shocked' over UK plan to revoke citizenship

British teenager Shamima Begum, who moved from London to Syria four years ago to join ISIS, has said she was "a bit shocked" to learn that the UK plans to strip her of her British citizenship to prevent her from returning home.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 8:12 am

Record $300m baseball deal agreed, according to reports

Manny Machado, who spent the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed a record-breaking $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to reports.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 7:54 am

London Fashion Week: Brexit, protest and a new femininity

In recent years, London has lost ground to the rest of the "big four" fashion weeks, ceding column inches to the legacy brands showing at Milan or Paris, and no longer considered as commercially viable as New York.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 7:37 am

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should win

An unprecedented lack of consensus among the guilds representing actors, directors, writers and producers has flummoxed Oscar prognosticators, with more genuine uncertainty surrounding the best picture race than is usually the case this close to Sunday's ceremony.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 7:27 am

McCabe: Trump could be a Russian asset

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset.

Posted on 20 February 2019 | 7:00 am