September 19, 2019

London Olympic travel plan: Be patient, drink beer

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organisers have some travel advice for the millions of people who work and live in London: Be patient. Have a beer. Work
from home. Rejecting suggestions of possible transport chaos during the July 27-Aug. 12 games, they unveiled a 8.8 million-pound ($13.3 million) campaign Monday to persuade city residents to change their […]

Djokovic has that unbeatable feeling

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has that unbeatable feeling. And well he should. The Serb outlasted Rafael Nadal to defend his Australian Open title in the longest ever Grand Slam final and become the fifth man to win three straight majors in the Open Era. Djokovic now has the French Open — the one […]

Haiti and Dominican Republic may be facing big quake period

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic could be in for a period of periodic powerful earthquakes, according to a scientific study released Thursday. The study says Haiti’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake two years ago is likely to be the first of several quakes of a similarly powerful magnitude. The Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake […]

Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over movie

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups are calling for New York’s police commissioner to step down because of his appearance in a film they say puts their religion and its adherents in a bad light. About 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Thursday and criticised Ray Kelly for […]

Costa offers $14,460 per person for ruined cruise

ROME (AP) — Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers euro11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route. Costa, a unit of the world’s biggest cruise operator, the Miami-based Carnival Corp., also said it […]

Nine killed in violence-plagued northern Mexican city

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Nine people were shot to death early Thursday in the center of Monterrey, the third-largest city in Mexico and the scene of rampant drug violence in recent years. The bodies of eight men between ages 25 and 30 were found on a street corner after neighbors reported hearing gunfire, said Adrian […]

Evra will play if fit at Anfield – Phelan

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan insists that Patrice Evra will not be spared playing against Liverpool in Saturday’s FA Cup clash. “If he is fit, he is considered to play like any other player,” said Phelan. It is the first time the two rivals have met since Evra levelled racism allegations at Luis Suarez, […]

James’ late FTs give Heat 101-98 win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points, including the game’s last six from the free throw line, to lead the Miami Heat to a 101-98 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The Heat trailed 98-95 after a 3-pointer by Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko, but James made two free throws to cut […]

Solar storm sparks dazzling northern

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A storm from the broiling sun turned the chilly northernmost skies of Earth into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of northern lights on Tuesday. Even experienced stargazers were stunned by the intensity of the aurora borealis that swept across the night sky in northern Scandinavia after the biggest solar flare in […]

Nissan announces new $2 billion plant in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. announced Wednesday it is investing $2 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Mexico. It will be the Japanese company’s third in the country, helping it serve markets throughout the Americas. Construction of the plant in the northern state of Aguascalientes will begin this summer and production […]