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17 September 2017 8:07 AM Canberra records Cassini's last signal as 13-year Saturn mission ends

US space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as its groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission ended with a meteor-like plunge into the planet's atmosphere. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, ended its mission around 8.54pm AEST, shortly after it lost contact with Earth as it entered the gas giant's crushing 15

17 September 2017 5:07 AM 'Did they bring these judges over from Australia?' Manny Pacquiao, others, react after Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight to controversial draw

Manny Pacquiao led the charge of bemused viewers on Sunday, after the 'fight of the year' between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez ended in a draw, with each fighter winning on one judge's card and the third scoring it 114-114. However, shortly after the conclusion of the 12th round, expectance turned to confusion for fans of the Kazakhstani as the first 14

17 September 2017 12:25 AM Murder acquittal for St Louis ex-cop triggers second day of protests in US city

Noisy demonstrators marched through two malls in an upscale area of suburban St. Louis Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white former St. Louis officer in the shooting of a black man, picking up after a night of mostly peaceful demonstrations that escalated into scattered acts of vandalism and violence. A few hundred people walked through West County 27

16 September 2017 6:09 PM Man stabbed by girlfriend, charged with rape after he assaulted her daughter, police say

A Cleveland man was charged with rape after his girlfriend stabbed him six times Tuesday when she discovered him naked atop of her 12-year-old daughter, police said. Troy Parks, 31, was charged with “rape and gross sexual imposition” in the incident that occurred in a Cleveland neighborhood, Cleveland.com reported. Parks’ girlfriend, who was not named 29

16 September 2017 6:33 AM Eight police injured in St Louis protest

Eight police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in St Louis when a largely peaceful protest turned violent in the early hours of Saturday after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer of murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man suspected of dealing drugs. The clashes erupted when police confronted a small group 33

14 September 2017 10:48 AM Martin Shkreli jailed after post offering money for Hillary Clinton's hair

A US judge has jailed former pharmaceuticals company boss Martin Shkreli after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton. Defence attorneys had argued at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that the post by Shkreli, offering a $5,000 bounty to anyone 29

14 September 2017 12:24 AM Martin Shkreli 'Pharma Bro' has bail revoked, heads to jail over Facebook post about Hillary Clinton

Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli has had his bail revoked over a threat made against Hillary Clinton and will sit behind bars ahead of sentencing for securities fraud. In a Facebook post last week Shkreli encouraged people to grab samples of Hillary Clinton's hair and said he would pay them $US5,000 ($6,262) per sample. "The Clinton 9

13 September 2017 3:01 AM Rebel Wilson awarded record $4.5 million in defamation damages — here’s why

REBEL Wilson has been awarded the biggest payout in Australian history — $4.5 million in defamation damages. Here’s why. In a stunning decision, a Supreme Court judge claimed the extent of Wilson’s defamation was “unprecedented” and warranted substantial damages — to the tune of more than $4.5 million — after the jury found articles published in Woman’s 51

12 September 2017 6:51 PM The problem with the 2018 U.S. News rankings: Junk in, junk out

The rankings allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out the data for colleges already on your shortlist, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar metrics 26

11 September 2017 11:45 PM William Tyrrell: Police suspect toddler’s kidnapper may not have acted alone

THE lead detective in the case of missing boy William Tyrrell has addressed the media for the first time in a year pleading with the public to not waste their time with “children running around in Spider-Man outfits”. Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin said police had not and will not give up on the case. “Our team is mindful of the unresolved grief 49