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June 23, 2018 4:12 AM Capitals trade Orpik, Grubauer to Avalanche

DALLAS (AP) - The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals cleared some space to try to re-sign a handful of key free agents by trading veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft . Shedding Orpik's $5.5 million salary in the final year of his contract and dealing 8

June 22, 2018 12:45 PM UK travellers could be charged £52 for EU visa as bloc steps up no deal Brexit preparation

BRITAIN could end up on a list of countries whose travellers require a visa to visit European Union member states, according to the bloc’s ever-growing list of plans for a no deal Brexit. During a briefing to MEPs, the EU’s most senior civil servant Martin Selmayr told members of the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group that the EU’s visa policy 7

June 22, 2018 6:32 AM Pakistani rights activist's home ransacked; laptops taken

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The family of a rights activist known for her criticism of Pakistan's military says their home in Islamabad was broken into and ransacked, and that two laptops and travel documents were taken. The break-in happened while the family was away on vacation. Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed's husband says she learned about the incident 6

June 20, 2018 9:24 PM Homeowners brace for wipeout with $100,000 falls expected as bank admits it badly underestimated the depth of the real estate downturn

Sydney and Melbourne house prices are expected to plunge by 10 per cent in coming months with a major bank forecasting worse news than anticipated. ANZ has admitted it underestimated the downturn in Australia's two biggest real estate markets, as tighter bank lending rules bite and wipe an average of $100,000 from recent peak median house prices in both cities 2

June 20, 2018 4:37 PM New president: University of Oklahoma shouldering $1B debt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's incoming president says the school is losing $36 million a year as expenses continue to outpace revenue. The Oklahoman reports that Jim Gallogly met with the university's Board of Regents in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. He'll become the university's 14th president July 1. Gallogly says total debt is nearly 6

June 20, 2018 3:31 PM 'Is it okay if I sleep naked?' Love Island Australia's Dom raises eyebrows by pulling down his underwear while in bed with Millie... as she pokes fun at him for being 'too horny and intense'

Love Island's Dom upped the ante when it came to cheekiness on Wedneday's episode. While kicking back in bed with his partner Millie, Dom slyly asked for permission to sleep naked, before pulling his underwear down below his cheeks and leaving them there. After the lights went out in the Love Island villa, Dom wasted no time in exposing his bare buns. She smiled 1

June 20, 2018 1:45 PM Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3bn, topping Comcast

Fox's board is recommending the increased Disney offer to its shareholders and says it is "superior" to Comcast's offer. Disney raised its offer for the assets from $52.4bn to $71.3bn and also for the first time made an alternative available to Fox shareholders who would rather receive an element of cash instead of Disney shares. The move comes a week after 7

June 19, 2018 11:57 PM 400,000 more face paying 40p tax rate to fund NHS £20.5billion-a-year cash boost

Hundreds of thousands more families could be forced to pay the higher 40p rate of income tax under plans to give the NHS a £20.5billion-a-year cash boost. Ministers have been told that freezing the tax-free allowance at £12,500 and the point at which the higher rate kicks in at £50,000 would raise billions of pounds from 2020. But the Institute for Fiscal 5

June 19, 2018 5:01 AM Bolton Hospice: Sign up for Bubble Rush 5k fundraiser

Now they are busy planning their annual 5k Bubble Rush fun run which raises money for Bolton Hospice will return to Queen’s Park on Sunday, September 16, The 5k course which starts in a sea of bubbles, features four bubble stations along the route where cannons pump out coloured foam to create a 4ft deep bubble bath. Grace Wood, events co-ordinator at Bolton 6

June 8, 2018 7:30 PM Police cycle bid raises £900 for Wiltshire Mind

A BIPOLAR police worker has raised hundreds for mental health charities. Emily Clark, 26, a personal assistant at Wiltshire Police, pedalled 879 miles on an exercise bike set up outside the force’s headquarters. The week-long ride saw her pedal the equivalent distance between Lands End and John O’Groats. Emily and the cyclists who joined her marathon 6