December 10, 2023

London watchdog slams secrecy around Oly ticketing 

LONDON (AP) — A London city watchdog has slammed the committee organising the 2012 Olympics for its ticket policy, arguing that the secrecy surrounding the allocation of Olympic tickets has undermined 
public confidence. The 25-member London Assembly, which acts as a check on London Mayor Boris Johnson, challenged Olympic organisers on Thursday to give more […]

Surgeons place pacemaker in 15-minute-old newborn 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old. A team of doctors at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital determined the girl born nine weeks premature had […]

Redknapp says part-time England role possible for Euros

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes somebody could take the England job on a part-time basis for Euro 2012, but not in the long term. Redknapp, 64, is the favourite for the post but insists “it wouldn’t be fair” to walk out on Spurs. Asked if someone could do the job part-time, he told Abu Dhabi […]

Whitney Houston fans to follow funeral on Internet 

NEW YORK (AP) — They won’t be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston’s millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-needed connection for fans who have lacked a formal place to eulogise Houston, one […]

Trial opens for top suspect in 2002 Bali bombings

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim militant suspected of building the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack went on trial Monday on terrorism charges, a year after he was captured in the same Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was hiding. Umar Patek is the top remaining suspect in the Bali nightclub bombings, which […]

Drug maker for ‘El Chapo’ seized in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Tuesday they have arrested a man who manufactured methamphetamine for the Sinaloa drug cartel run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The arrest of suspect Jaime Herrera Herrera was the latest in a series of detentions of associates of Guzman, the most wanted man in Mexico. The arrest also […]

More than 300 killed in Honduras prison fire 

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday. Lucy Marder, chief of forensic medicine for the prosecutor’s office, said early Wednesday some 356 people on the prison roster are unaccounted for among 852 prisoners. “The majority could […]

Clarke was fast in Arkansas, faster in France.

LIEVIN, France (AP) Lerone Clarke set the world-leading time for 60 meters in Fayetteville over the weekend. The Jamaican then crossed the Atlantic and shaved 0.02 seconds off that time to win in 6.50, beating Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre. At 30, Clarke has only broken the 10-second mark for the 100 once and has never been […]

Sir Alex eyes Man Utd youth development

Sir Alex Ferguson is optimistic that a recent change in transfer legislation will help Manchester United develop more home-grown youngsters at the club. United successfully brought through players like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt in the mid-nineties. In recent years, Ferguson has bought players from abroad. However, the Old […]

Pekingese becomes America’s top dog at Westminster 

NEW YORK (AP) — Malachy the Pekingese, whose smushed-in face frames a mop of flyaway fur and whose pace rivals a snail’s, is the fairest dog in the land. The Peke put on a peak performance Tuesday night, wobbling off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. This little stump of a dog […]