May 28, 2023

Costa CEO blames captain error for ship

ROME (AP) — The captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany made an unauthorised deviation from its programmed course, a “human error” that led to the vessel’s deadly grounding, the ship’s Italian owner said Monday. Rescue operations, meanwhile, were halted as the wreckage slightly shifted. The comments from Costa Crociere chairman and CEO […]

Howard breaks FT attempts mark, Magic top Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard broke Wilt Chamberlain’s nearly 50-year-old NBA record for most free throw attempts in a game, making 21 of 39 in the Orlando Magic’s 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The Warriors hacked Howard intentionally throughout, sending the notoriously poor shooter to the line in record-setting […]

Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson: WBA confirms rematch

The World Boxing Association has confirmed it has ordered a rematch between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson. Khan lost his WBA and IBF titles to Peterson in December and has questioned a number of aspects of the fight. And WBA vice-president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said: “I can confirm we have ordered a direct rematch.” Khan’s […]

Court’s comments stir controversy at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nearly 40 years after she won the last of her 11 Australian Open singles titles, Margaret Court is back in the news at Melbourne Park for her opposition to gay marriage. Her stance has spurred the creation of a Facebook group, “Rainbow Flags Over Margaret Court Arena,” which is urging spectators […]

Missing teenager Natalee Holloway declared dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge on Thursday declared their child dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. “We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half […]

Frank Lampard is not leaving Chelsea – Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists he will not sell Frank Lampard during the January transfer window. Villas-Boas’s handling of Lampard has been one of the biggest talking points of his reign, with the manager often prepared to drop the England star. Lampard, 33, has openly admitted his frustration at failing to earn a regular Blues […]

Heather Locklear taken to hospital

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Heather Locklear was taken to a Southern California hospital for precautionary reasons Thursday after an emergency call was made from her home, authorities said. Paramedics and sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday afternoon to Locklear’s home in Westlake Village, which is 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Locklear was taken to Los […]

Turkish court charges Sarah Ferguson on orphanages

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has pressed charges against Britain’s Duchess of York for secretly filming orphanages in Turkey. The court on Thursday accused Ferguson in absentia of going “against the law in acquiring footage and violating privacy” of five children. She faces a maximum term of 22 1/2 years in prison if […]

Beijing Apple store egged after iPhone delay

BEIJING (AP) — Angry customers and gangs of scalpers threw eggs at Apple Inc.’s flagship Beijing store Friday after its opening for the China launch of the iPhone 4S was canceled due to concerns over the size of the crowd. Apple reacted to the outburst by postponing iPhone 4S sales in its mainland China stores […]

Archuleta ‘excited’ to shoot Philippine TV series

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta says he’s “excited” about working on a Philippine TV series. The singer’s Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila’s airport Friday, and fans and journalists jostled to take pictures as he emerged from the airport gate. Archuleta, 20, said […]