November 15, 2019

Sparky confirmed Rangers boss

Mark Hughes has been confirmed as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers on a two-and-a-half year deal. The Welshman was made the favourite to take the job at Loftus Road after the sacking of Neil Warnock on Sunday. “I’m fully aware of the challenge in the short and long term and I am genuinely […]

Crocodile scare

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildlife rangers have helped an Australian family deal with an uninvited guest: a 5-foot-6-inch (1.7-meter) crocodile that wandered into their living room. The juvenile saltwater crocodile wandered into a home in Bees Creek, a suburb of the northern Australian city of Darwin. Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that the family found it […]

UK’s Cameron willing to testify at ethics inquiry

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence to Britain’s media ethics inquiry if he is asked, his spokesman said Tuesday. Steve Field said Cameron had made it clear that the judge-led inquiry would have the power to call serving and past prime ministers. He said Cameron had not yet been asked to […]

’24’ movie scheduled to begin shooting this spring

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fans of Jack Bauer have something to look forward to. A movie based on the old Fox series “24” is scheduled to begin shooting this spring. Actor Kiefer Sutherland said Sunday that he expects to go to work on the movie in late April or May. Sutherland played Bauer, the centerpiece […]

Muhammad Ali returning to KY for 70th birthday

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) — Muhammad Ali is coming home to Louisville to celebrate another milestone — his 70th birthday. The iconic heavyweight boxing champion will bask in the limelight once again at a private birthday bash on the evening of Jan. 14 at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. Ali turns 70 on Jan. […]

New PM wants to break ties

Jamaica’s new prime minister has declared that “the time has come” for her country to break its ties to the monarchy. In her inaugural address, Portia Simpson Miller, first paid tribute to the Queen: “I love the Queen. She is a beautiful lady, and apart from being a beautiful lady, a wise lady and a […]

Hughes in talks over QPR job

Mark Hughes will hold more talks with QPR on Tuesday about taking over as manager after initial positive negotiations on Monday. The former Wales boss is favourite to replace Neil Warnock, who was sacked on Sunday, with QPR 17th in the league. Hughes, speaking outside Loftus Road, said: “There’s a lot more to discuss and […]

Snapped bungee plunges tourist into African river

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian tourist bungee jumping in Africa plunged 365 feet (111 meters) into a river when her cord snapped, but she managed to swim to safety with a broken collarbone and her legs tied together. Erin Langworthy told Nine Network television news Sunday that she blacked out briefly when she hit […]

United travel to Liverpool in FA Cup

Liverpool will host Manchester United at Anfield in the pick of the ties of the FA Cup fourth round. The rivals, whose relationship has strained over Luis Suarez’s ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, meet over the weekend of 28 January. QPR host Chelsea if they can overcome MK Dons in a replay, while Sunderland […]

Gala premiere, then quiet 30th for Kate Middleton

LONDON (AP) — After attending a gala film premiere in a full-length lacy evening gown, Kate Middleton stepped out of the public gaze Monday to celebrate her milestone 30th birthday in private. She turned heads — and dominated Britain’s Monday morning front pages — by attending the London opening of Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” wearing […]