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Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program
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Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown, pictured last year, were together when Brown signed new climate legislation on Tuesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday to extend California’s cap-and-trade program, solidifying the state’s battle against global warming …

Cor blimey! Dick Van Dyke sorry for ‘atrocious cockney accent’ in Mary Poppins
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Cor blimey! Dick Van Dyke sorry for ‘atrocious cockney accent’ in Mary Poppins

The US actor Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disnery classic Mary Poppins.

The 91-year-old played chimney-sweep Bert in …

Great FA Cup fifth round games, Ian Rush drinks milk and drones go surfing
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Great FA Cup fifth round games, Ian Rush drinks milk and drones go surfing

1) It’s the FA Cup fifth round! What a thing! Remarkable! It happens every year, but still! So let’s have a look at some fifth round ties of yore. Everyone still hates Leeds, despite them being in the scruffy divisions …

Even small acts make a big difference. Just ask anyone who knew this firefighter.
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Even small acts make a big difference. Just ask anyone who knew this firefighter.

Capt. Mark Lee, a New Jersey firefighter for nearly 30 years, lived his whole life helping and serving others.

He wanted to do more than his "job."

He wanted to keep helping, even after the fires were put out.…

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day
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Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A series of suicide attacks killed 6 in Pakistan on Wednesday, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts this week.

The latest assault happened in Peshawar, said police, after a bomber …

President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’ in morning tweet storm
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President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’ in morning tweet storm

President Donald Trump listens during a Monday joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

President Donald Trump appears to be faulting the Obama administration for being ‘‘too soft’’ on Russia, pointing to Russia’s annexation …

Sir Mo Farah: It was important to speak up over Trump travel ban
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Sir Mo Farah: It was important to speak up over Trump travel ban

Sir Mo Farah has said Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven mainly-Muslim countries was "unfair" and that he felt it was "important" to speak up.

The Somalia-born four-time Olympic champion said last month that the US …

Shabazz Palaces: Quazars review – hip-hop futurists hit their sweet spot
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Shabazz Palaces: Quazars review – hip-hop futurists hit their sweet spot

In years to come, when the career of the Seattle rap duo Shabazz Palaces is viewed through a historical lens, it may well be opined that these third and fourth albums were substantially more straightforward, even more commercial, than their …

Marine Plane Had Emergency at High Altitude, General Says
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Marine Plane Had Emergency at High Altitude, General Says

GREENWOOD, Miss. — A Marine Corps transport plane that crashed in Mississippi, killing 16 service members, experienced an emergency at high altitude and left two debris fields a mile apart, a Marine general said on Wednesday, bolstering witness accounts that …

Scalise released from ICU; remains in ‘serious condition’
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Scalise released from ICU; remains in ‘serious condition’

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was released from ICU on
Wednesday after nearly a week, Fox News confirmed.

Scalise, R-La., has been treated at MedStar Washington Hospital since June 14, when he and four others were shot during a congressional …