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There's something about a British general election that brings out oddballs, loons and eccentric buffoons who dream of making it to parliament.

3 puppies cruely left in box to die found, nursed back to health

A woman found a sealed cardboard box outside a Tennessee Goodwill donation site in Chattanooga and when she opened it was shocked to find 3 malnourished puppies, covered in urine with no food or water. The temperature? Over 100 degrees.

International rescuers, aid dispatched to Nepal quake

International aid groups and governments escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

Thousands in Guatemala demand president, deputy resign

Thousands marched in Guatemala to demand the resignation of President Otto Perez and Vice President Roxana Baldetti as a corruption scandal rocked the government.

Tecate buys $5.6 million sponsorship in Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Authentic Mexican beer Tekate leads five other sponsors in the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight with a total sponsorship amount of $5.6 million for the exclusive right to show beer commercial in the May 2 boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes

Polls got underway Sunday in energy-rich Kazakhstan for a ballot almost certain to re-elect 74-year-old strongman incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Review: David Allen Buckner spectacular in first StageIt virtual concert Special

Country singer David Allen Buckner performed his first, intimate StageIt virtual show on April 25, and it was a major success.

Russian hackers read Obama emails: Report

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, according to The New York Times.

Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland

Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday.

Violence mars Baltimore protest over police custody death

Protesters rampaged through downtown Baltimore as the city's biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent.

Op-Ed: No word on UN-sponsored talks between rival Libyan militaries

There has been a continual three ring circus of peace talks and dialogue, sponsored by the UN, among three sets of Libyan groups, the most significant being those involving Libya's two rival governments.

Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in ticket proceeds to go to charity

Promoters of the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight have agreed to donate the proceeds from the ticket sales for the weigh-in ceremonies at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada to at least two deserving charity organizations.

LA Dodgers News and Rumors: Alex Guerrero on trade block?

Despite starting the 2015 MLB season at 10-6 and leading the NL West, rumors are surfacing on potential trades the LA Dodgers could make to strengthen their lineup and boost their chances of winning the World Series this season.

Review: Abi Ann rocks on new country single 'Future Ex-Boyfriend' Special

Up-and-coming country songstress Abi Ann has released her new single "Future Ex-Boyfriend," and it is a fun, rocking track.

Search for ancient Teotihuacan king's tomb takes mercurial twist

A six-year search for a royal tomb may have finally paid off for an archaeologist excavating a tunnel deep underneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid in Mexico. At the end of the tunnel, he discovered a shimmering pool of liquid mercury.

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Wes Welker to Denver Broncos?

Peyton Manning has failed to deliver a Super Bowl title to the Denver Broncos and at 39-years of age, the window is about to shut. The team lost its head coach and an All Pro tight end, but all is not lost as they push forward in 2015.

Portugal coalition partners to field joint list in upcoming polls

Leaders of the two parties in Portugal's centre-right coalition government on Saturday announced they would field a single list of candidates to contest this year's parliamentary elections.

Review: Tim McGraw releases new 'Diamond Rings and Old Barstools' single Special

Tim McGraw released "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" as a duet with his cousin, Catherine Dunn, and it is an awesome vocal.

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs looking to add another first round pick?

It was a difficult year for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, especially with the high expectations on the franchise before the year began. Now the team is looking for a new general manager and hopes are they have their man before the NHL Draft.

NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo headed to LA Lakers?

LA Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has a long summer ahead as he hopes to resurrect the 'purple and gold' and bring another NBA title to Southern California before Kobe Bryant calls it quits.

Interview: Jessie Chris talks country career and future plans Special

Up-and-coming country singer Jessie Chris talks about her "Chameleon" single, dueting with Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees and future plans.

Report: 8% of Chile's salmon stocks in volcano danger zone

Chile's salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.

Rival rallies in Germany over fate of coal-fired power plants

Thousands turned out in Germany Saturday for rival rallies for and against the closure of coal-fired power plants, as debate on the issue rages.

Review: See NYC's 'Cannibal cop' in a different light in 'Thought Crimes' Special

If someone were to go into an online chat room or message board and fantasize about kidnapping and cannibalizing women, but never acts on it, has this person committed a crime?

Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election

The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy."Those who imagine that the current government is an interlude ...

SaraBeth talks 'I'm Sick of It' single and Brett Eldredge Special

Country singer SaraBeth chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "I'm Sick of It," as well as her plans for the future.

Australian man's leg bitten off in shark attack, fights for life

A 26-year-old Australian man who was surfing in Port Lincoln national park is now fighting for his life after a shark attack. His injuries, including having a leg bitten off, are life-threatening and he's been airlifted to a hospital in Adelaide.

Pro-Kremlin bikers ride for Berlin defying bans from Germany, Poland

Dozens of bikers from pro-Kremlin gang the Night Wolves on Saturday set off on a ride to Berlin ahead of the anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.

Death, panic on Everest once more, year after tragedy

Climbers on the world's highest mountain pleaded for help on Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic.

Venezuelan opposition leader transferred from military prison

Venezuelan authorities moved a prominent opposition leader from a military prison to a private clinic and eventual house arrest early Saturday, officials and the politician's family said.

Mindful Canuck Ryan Miller ready: 'Feels good to be in the fight'

It's hardly an adjective you often apply to athletes, at least it's not among the first that come to mind, but for Vancouver Canuck goalie Ryan Miller 'cerebral' works. That attribute was on fully display Friday when he spoke to media after practice.

For desperate migrants, shipwrecks a risk worth taking

Syrian refugee Fares al-Bashawat knows his two daughters may drown trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. But he says leaving them behind would be an even worse fate.

Op-Ed: No deal no cash for Greece after Eurogroup meeting in Latvia

The Eurogroup of finance minister meeting in Riga Latvia had harsh words for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as they refused his bid to find a shortcut to get badly need financial aid.

Over half of U.S. frozen shrimp contaminated with bacteria

America's love affair with shrimp has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point that we eat three times the amount we did 35 years ago. Today, we eat on average four pounds of shrimp per person annually. But 60 percent of that shrimp is contaminated.

Reconciliation spirit heals pain on Gallipoli's sands

Australian retired major Robert Freebairn, his jacket festooned with medals, looks out across the sands of Gallipoli at the rising sun and thinks of his great uncle charging into Ottoman lines as a member of the Anzac regiments 100 years ago.

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

James Bay to play Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City

New York fans of British singer-songwriter James Bay are in luck. He will be playing at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 23.

Deadliest earthquakes of the past 30 years

At least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, officials say, after a powerful 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the country on Saturday. Below is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes in the past 30 years.

International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

Countries and international aid groups rushed to respond Saturday to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

Op-Ed: The Calgary Flames owe their success to Jay Feaster

He was a much maligned general manager who was run out by Brian Burke who didn't like the Flames lack of size, but as the team battles the Vancouver Canucks for a trip to the second round of the NHL playoffs, Jay Feaster is a man without due credit.
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