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Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 7:01pm
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.
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$4.75m for US police race study

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 6:42pm
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 6:38pm
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
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US man denies supporting IS

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
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Kansas must remove Dem candidate from Senate ballot, state court rules

Fox News - September 18, 2014 - 5:50pm
Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
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Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 5:48pm
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.
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Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 5:01pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
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Abuse aimed at Andy Murray 'vile'

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
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Ukraine president urges US support

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 4:47pm
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

Fox News - September 18, 2014 - 4:37pm
Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border, although it does boost spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.
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Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India

Fox News - September 18, 2014 - 4:22pm
President Obama is nominating a former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff as ambassador to Mexico and a former senior State Department official and prominent Indian-American as ambassador to India.
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Seven million insured with Obamacare

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
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Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US

Fox News - September 18, 2014 - 4:10pm
The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.
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Millions in historic Scottish vote

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 4:09pm
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
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Video of British hostage released

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
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Murphy interested in Fulham job

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 3:59pm
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.
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Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 3:52pm
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
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Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 3:40pm
Five Chadian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali are killed in an attack in the northern Kidal region.
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Baghdad blasts hit Shia district

BBC News - September 18, 2014 - 3:30pm
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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California governor signs bill raising Hollywood tax credits

Fox News - September 18, 2014 - 3:29pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry to sign legislation that more than triples the state's annual tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.
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