• Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

    The flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit perfectly normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board flight 4U 9525. There was nothing abnormal," French prosecutor Brice Robin told reporters on Thursday.

    AFP
  • Ben Stiller: 'Joan Rivers Hated Me 'Til She Died'

    Ben Stiller learns the reason behind his long-standing feud with Joan RIvers. Joan Rivers was never shy about her dislike for Ben Stiller, but the Zoolander 2 star says he never understood the late comedienne's beef - until Howard Stern and his team enlightened him this week. "She says you ignored her on the red carpet," Robin Quivers, Stern's longtime co-host, exclaimed after Stern brought up the seemingly one-sided feud.

    Who
  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

    A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was filed exactly three years after his March 27, 2012, flight, hours before the statute of limitations would have expired. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped JetBlue develop and maintain safety procedures before he suffered a seizure traced to the effects of a childhood traumatic head injury that damaged his brain.

    Associated Press
  • Lara Bingle Officially Welcomes A Baby Boy

    Lara Bingle, 27, and Sam Worthington, 38, have welcomed a baby boy. Sam Worthington is back to seeing blue. The Avatar star is a first-time father after welcoming a son with wife Lara Bingle Worthington in Los Angeles, multiple sources can confirm to WHO.

    Who
  • Girl sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3am slushie

    A four-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3am and hopped a bus in Philadelphia, United States, in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer says the girl swung her legs in a seat as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie". The bus driver is a father of three.

    AP
  • NSW election 2015: Mike Baird's Coalition retains government despite swing to Labor

    Mike Baird has been re-elected as New South Wales Premier despite a big swing to Labor in the state election. Mr Baird was given a rapturous welcome at the Coalition HQ at a hotel in the Sydney CBD as he accepted victory at 9:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday. "We sought a mandate to make NSW great," Mr Baird said.

    ABC
  • Hamilton holds off Vettel for Malaysia pole

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang circuit to secure pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The Briton, who cruised to victory fom the front in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this month, had to battle through traffic just to make the final cut in the second of the three phases and was rewarded with the 40th pole of his career. Hamilton clocked one minute 49.834 seconds on his first lap of the final showdown and the time resisted all challengers, including Sebastian Vettel, who proved Ferrari's impressive early-season form was no fluke with a solid second place.

    Reuters
  • Four dead in WA road carnage

    Crashes in Chidlow and Greenwood claimed the lives of two motorcycle riders while two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in an early morning crash on Kwinana Freeway. A motorcyclist has died after Mitchell Fwy crash. At about 9am, a 23-year-old male motorcyclist from Wooroloo was killed when his Yamaha and a Toyota Hilux collided near the intersection of Elliot and Mathieson roads in Chidlow, 50km east of Perth.

    The West Australian
  • Chris Bath: 'One in six will have one...'

    When Nathan Jones contacted me about his fiancee Kylie Newlove and told me they were fundraising to get her to America to try the treatment so she could be a hands on mum again, we tagged along for the ride. Nathan was forced to stop work to become her carer, so getting to America to try Etanercept was a tough ask, but they were set on getting there.

    Sunday Night
  • 'Pimping out my girlfriend': Web fitness gurus locked in legal battle

    An Adelaide fitness guru says he makes thousands of dollars every month ‘pimping out’ his internet celebrity girlfriend on YouTube, a court has heard. The comments come from Harley Johnstone’s book Carb the F… Up: Follow Your Heart with No F…s Given, which has been tendered in court as evidence as part of an escalating legal battle between two Adelaide-based online fitness gurus, The Advertiser reports. “Yep, easy money isn’t it just for doing videos on health, sharks, bike stuff and pimping out my girlfriend ... hey, sex sells and so does the fear of sharks,” Johnstone wrote.

    Yahoo7 News
  • More than 300 people riot in Mt Isa 'over family feud'

    Hundreds of people have been rioting in the outback Queensland city of Mount Isa after a suspected family feud spilled onto the streets. The large-scale fight broke out in the suburb of Pioneer at about 4:30am after earlier unrest. Mount Isa Police Inspector Trevor Kidd said there had been some tension in the Pioneer area.

    ABC
  • Deposit levy would break no-tax vow: ALP

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the upcoming budget will contain some tough measures with one tipped to be a tax on bank deposits which will raise about $500 million a year. The Australian Financial Review reported on Saturday the government would go ahead with the bank deposits insurance levy, initially proposed by Labor in 2013, to raise revenue and as an alternative to requiring banks to hold extra capital as insurance against collapse. Under Labor, this was set at 0.05 per cent on deposits up to $250,000, starting in 2016.

    AAP
  • Want to know where the dollar's headed? Watch this

    The dollar's recent weakness has been directly tied to the market's view that the Fed will take a longer time to raise interest rates, and that perhaps September is a more likely launching point than June, as some investors had expected. If we get an as expected, 250,000 number, June is still possible," said Alan Ruskin, head of G-10 currency foreign exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank. It gained on improvements in the economy but also on the fact that the U.S. was heading for a higher interest rates while other central banks were maintaining easier policies.

    CNBC
  • Was Zayn Malik Fired From One Direction?

    In case you've been hiding under a rock, boy bander Zayn Malik has left a trail of devastation globally after his shock(ish) departure from the world's biggest boy band, One Direction. Radar Online are reporting that it was in fact Zayn's 'drug and alcohol use' that really got him booted from the band. A (totally reliable) source from the band's 'upper middle management' told the site, "Zayn's alcohol and drug use became a huge problem," and when he was given an ultimatum to sober up or leave the band, he chose to leave.

    Yahoo7 Entertainment
  • Million Dollar Minute awards the biggest cash prize in Australian TV history

    Andrew Skarbek made Australian television history this afternoon by winning an eye-popping $1,016,000 on Channel 7’s hit quiz show Million Dollar Minute. The nail-biting final question that determined Andrew’s life changing cash windfall was: “The Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne in which year?”. $1,016,000 is the biggest cash prize ever awarded in the history of Australian television.

    Yahoo7 TV
  • Clarke quits as Australia, New Zealand eye World Cup title

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has added a fresh edge to Sunday's blockbuster World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne by announcing the match will be his last one-day international. "I think it's the right time for me and the Australian cricket team," the 33-year-old Clarke told reporters on Saturday. "I made the decision 48 hours ago when I asked myself if I thought I would be playing in the next World Cup and I said to myself that 'I don't think I will be'," added Clarke, whose career has been blighted by back and hamstring problems.

    AFP
  • Unhappy customers want compensation

    Vodafone customers in Kununurra say they are disappointed with the company's reluctance to offer compensation after the local network dropped out of service for almost a week. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Vodafone confirmed the disruption was caused by a "fibre cable break from our third party transmission provider". It is understood the cable is owned and managed by Telstra but used by Vodafone through a backhaul agreement to provide services to their customers in the regional area.

    The West Australian
  • Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous". Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa soon after rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi criticised the intervention as "unjustified" and called for supporters to confront the "criminal oppressive aggression". President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh, with officials saying he was on his way to Egypt to take part in a two-day Arab League summit starting Saturday.

    AFP
  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand as a "significant safety concern" has not been announced publicly by the U.N. agency but governments were informed last week. Kwak Young-pil, an official from South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, said Friday that the ICAO made the designation on March 20.

    Associated Press
  • From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes

    Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign Sunday, although they said the campaign was always meant to be brief. Corporations spend millions to make sure their products, logos, and branding and marketing are top of mind for consumers in a positive way.

    Associated Press