October 23, 2019

Another England soap opera as Fabio Capello quits

LONDON (AP) — The soap opera of English soccer reached yet another a noisy climax Wednesday when national team coach Fabio Capello quit angrily just eight hours after potential successor Harry Redknapp was cleared in a London court of tax evasion charges. Only four months before the European Championship, Capello’s employers stripped John Terry of […]

Judge tosses case seeking rights for orcas

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An effort to free whales from SeaWorld by claiming they were enslaved made a splash in the news but flopped in court Wednesday. A federal judge in San Diego dismissed an unprecedented lawsuit seeking to grant constitutional protection against slavery to a group of orcas that perform at SeaWorld parks, saying […]

House ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox’s medical drama “House” is ending its eight-year run this season. The show’s producers, including Emmy-nominated star Hugh Laurie, said it was a “painful” decision but that the time had come to bring “House” to a close. The drama stars Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, a brilliant but troubled physician with […]

Man executed for 1995 robbery spree killings

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing two men in a December 1995 robbery spree after the courts declined to stop the execution based on arguments that the inmate was mentally ill at the time. Edwin Hart Turner, 38, died at 7:21 p.m. EST after receiving a […]

UN says Caribbean crime hurting economies

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Rising crime across the Caribbean threatens the region’s tourism-based economy and has exposed a weak and ineffective judicial system, according to a sweeping U.N. study released on Wednesday. Every Caribbean nation except Barbados and Suriname reported a spike in homicide rates and gang-related killings over the past 12 years even as […]

Police issue warrant for ex Maldives president

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for former President Mohamed Nasheed, one day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledging Indian Ocean democracy. Police spokesman Abdul Mannan Yusuf refused to disclose the grounds […]

Phelps using hyperbaric chamber to aid recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Phelps is the latest athlete to use a hyperbaric chamber to aid his recovery from training. The 16-time Olympic medalist said Wednesday he had been sleeping “at 8,000 feet every night” for almost a year. The 26-year-old swimmer noticed he bounced back from workouts better when he trained at altitude, […]

Perry and Brand divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has finalised Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s divorce, although the pair won’t be legally split up until July. Perry indicated in a court filing Tuesday that she and Brand had reached a settlement of all issues in the case. On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Marc Marmaro agreed to grant […]

Tottenham manager Redknapp cleared of tax evasion

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion Wednesday, removing a key barrier to his chances of becoming the next coach of England’s national team. Redknapp was found not guilty of two counts of concealing $295,000 of transfer bonuses in a Monaco bank account while in charge of Portsmouth. In a […]

Appeals court throws out same-sex marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Same-sex marriage moved one step closer to the Supreme Court on Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled California’s ban unconstitutional, saying it serves no purpose other than to “lessen the status and human dignity” of gays. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave gay marriage […]