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Does Michelle know about this? Obama admits to having schoolboy crush on 'first lady of rock' Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt, 68, presented with a National Medal of Arts award at the White HouseWhile presenting her the award, Obama told her about his crush ...  Visit website

Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

Dunnellen Hall in Connecticut is back on the market after three years for $65 millionIt was purchased from the estate of Leona Helmsley after her ...  Visit website

Putin has broken Cold War-era nuclear missile testing ban, says US as tensions between nations rise after MH17 crisis

By Ap Published: 03:29 GMT, 29 July 2014 | Updated: 03:37 GMT, 29 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Hamas leader's house hit TWICE in Israeli missile strike and global TV station also targeted after day of fighting that saw 10 people killed on Gaza playground attack

Home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh hit twice by missile from Israeli aircraftFormer Hamas Gaza prime minister's house was empty at time, sources sayHamas ...  Visit website

Grieving parents hit with $200,000 bill for daughter's student loans after she died suddenly

California pastor Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle are facing financial ruin Daughter, Lisa, 27, passed away suddenly from liver failure in 2009Left parents with ...  Visit website

FleetCor, buyout firms eye $3 billion-plus deal for Comdata: sources

(Reuters) - FleetCor Technologies Inc and buyout firms including Carlyle Group LP and Silver Lake Partners LP are vying to acquire payments processing company Comdata ...  Visit website

WorldViews: Chechnya: Where Obama is banned and Steven Seagal is guest of honor

On Saturday, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that President Obama would be banned from entering the Russian republic he rules. Addressing his Instagram followers, Kadyrov said Obama and ...  Visit website

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall helps child with her stray hat

The royal couple were visiting the market town of Oakham in RutlandKind Camilla helped a little girl whose hat blew off during a walkaboutCharles, meanwhile, ...  Visit website

Now you can buy YOURSELF on Amazon Firm starts selling 3D printed bobblehead toys customers can make look like themselves

Toys are customised using new 3D online customisation tool3D printed in sandstone and shipped to customersAmazon says new 3D printed good store 'suggests the beginnings ...  Visit website

Pictured: Man suspected of stabbing London bus driver in the EYE with a Stanley knife when he confronted him for stepping in front of his vehicle 

Bus on Penge High Street, London, when suspect stepped in frontDriver slammed on the brakes in an emergency stopSuspect kicked the bus doors and then chased ...  Visit website

Tiger Lily Hutchence 'set to receive little to no inheritance' from father Michael

By Bianca Soldani Published: 07:12 GMT, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 20:03 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Victim of freak lightening storm that hit Venice Beach identified as 20-year-old University of Southern California student

Nick Fagnano, 20, was pulled out of the water an hour after the storm hit Venice Beach around 2:30pm SundayFagnano was among nine taken to ...  Visit website

Islamic State offering HONEYMOON bus tours across Syria and Iraq

Matchmaking service is based at Al-Bab in Aleppo, northern SyriaInterested single women or widows are invited to leave their details And 'IS fighters will come knocking ...  Visit website

Three-year-old girl proves her strength as she hangs upside down on 'spinning barrel'

By Sadie Whitelocks Published: 19:37 GMT, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 19:41 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Surgeons fit a B-cup breast implant into the back of patient's scalp in bid to repair his botched hair transplant

The surgery was featured on the latest episode of BotchedThe man had been left with an 11-inch scar on the back of his headThe aim ...  Visit website

Saying women 'provoke' domestic violence was an 'egregious error' says ESPN host

Stephen A. Smith apologized for comments about victims of abuse during on-air discussion of Ray Rice's two-game suspensionESPN releases statement that Smith 'recognizes his mistakes'Smith ...  Visit website

Cancer patient Brian Nagle jumps from plane crossing the last item off his bucket list with weeks left to live

After two and a half years of harrowing treatment for colon cancer, Brian Nagle, from Minnesota, was told doctors could do nothing for more for ...  Visit website

Did the Oklahoma City bomber have another accomplice?

Jesse Trentadue believes his brother Kenneth was arrested by the FBI after the 1995 bombing in the belief he was Timothy McVeigh's accompliceTrentadue fit the ...  Visit website

Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes as fires still rage

A private drone was trying to record footage of the wildfire but nearly hindered the relief effortsFirefighters in Northern California made progress on Sunday against ...  Visit website

Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

The habenula 'plays a key role in learning from bad experiences'The tiny region of the brain is half the size of a peaAn over-active habenula ...  Visit website

Abigail Hernandez's mother describes seeing her for first time after 9 months

Abigail Hernandez, 15, mysteriously returned to her North Conway, New Hampshire home last week, after disappearing in October On Monday, 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested for ...  Visit website

Obama calls on Netanyahu to stick to an immediate ceasefire as White House is 'fuming' over Israeli criticism of John Kerry

Obama wants Israel to agree to an 'immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire' with HamasSecretary of State John Kerry tried to negotiate a long-term ceasefire between the ...  Visit website

WorldViews: Why China’s McDonald’s just ran out of hamburgers (and just about everything else)

BEIJING -- No more Big Macs. Forget the Quarter Pounder. There's not even a chicken nugget to be found in many McDonald's restaurants across China ...  Visit website

Europe weighs Russia sanctions against economic pain

SCHWEDT, Germany — In the United States, Igor Ivanovich Sechin is persona non grata, banned from entry and his assets frozen due to Moscow’s meddling ...  Visit website

WorldViews: How Eid in Gaza turned into another day of carnage

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WorldViews: Satellite images show Gaza’s destruction

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WorldViews: This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should be worried.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people ...  Visit website

WorldViews: This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — A baby — naked, with red-hennaed feet and round eyes lined with kohl — screamed in anguish as emergency doctors in this area’s ...  Visit website

Will robots compete at the 2020 Olympics?

Comments were made by Shinzo Abe during a tour of robotics factoriesHe announced the creation of a taskforce to treble size of the industryMr Abe ...  Visit website

Wife watches as racing driver husband, Denis Welch dies in crash at Silverstone

Denis Welch lost control of 1960 Lotus 18 in Northamptonshire yesterdayKnown on classic racing circuit as a driver and for car parts businessSon is comforted ...  Visit website

Google can predict stock market crashes BEFORE they happen

Researchers analysed business and politics searches between 2004 and 2012 Found an increase in internet searches preceded fallsBy Mark Prigg Published: 17:54 GMT, 28 ...  Visit website

Newlyweds in Dodge Charger are pulled over by police afterdriver sounds illegal Dixie horn

Vintage car enthusiast Wayne Duke was driving the couple to their receptionAs he passed through Wyke Regis in Dorset he sounded the hornDorset police pulled ...  Visit website

Top England cricketer Moeen Ali faces probe after wearing 'Free Palestine' and 'Save Gaza' wristbands 'that may breach dress code' as he bats against India

All-rounder Ali wore black and white wristbands while batting earlier todayThe 27-year-old helped raise money for victims of Gaza in BirminghamAlmost 1,100 people have died ...  Visit website

Half of solar panels in Britain 'facing the wrong way and should face east or west - not south' 

Prof Ralph Gottschalg, of Loughborough University, said that angling solar panels east and west would increase the amount of electricity generatedNearly half a million British ...  Visit website

A very public display of affection for Kate and Wills as they cheer on Welsh swimmer at the Commonwealth Games

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made their first visit to the Commonwealth Games todayRoyal couple held hands as they watched Jazz ...  Visit website

Nightmare delays at Manchester Airport as queues snake into car park

324,000 holidaymakers passed through airport between Friday and SundayTravellers complained of delays of up to three hours to get through securityFurther problems caused when busy ...  Visit website

Tory MP who admitted assaulting his girlfriend finally quits after clergy, police commissioner and even senior Tories warned he had to go

David Ruffley was given a police caution for incident in MarchHe reportedly flew into a rage at then-girlfriend Wendy DrewHe says the 'media debate' over ...  Visit website

NYPD detective and two US Marshals shot after gunfire erupts in West Village

A sex offender who had been on the run for two years has been shot dead following a dramatic shoot-out in New York City on ...  Visit website

Motel where Microsoft was founded has been turned into affordable housing

Bill Gates and Paul Allen lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico's Sundowner Motor Hotel in 1975 when they were founding MicrosoftBut the motel soon fell into ...  Visit website

New York subway hero reunited with girl he saved after she fainted and fell onto tracks

Stephanie Xue, 16, fainted onto New York subway tracks at Union Square during rush hour on May 7Joshua Garcia saw Xue fall from about 50 ...  Visit website

Scientists invent pure lithium cells that may mean phone batteries last FOUR times longer

The breakthrough, by engineers from Stanford University, California, could revolutionise technology from electric cars to smartphonesThey created the first functioning lithium anode in a lithium ...  Visit website

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