December 9, 2019

The one that got away

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It’s the big one that got taken away. Local fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was elated when one of his trawlers snared an 881-pound bluefin tuna earlier this month. But the joy was short-lived. Federal fishery enforcement agents seized the fish when the crew returned to port Nov. 12. Rafael […]

Man leaves a million bucks at Sydney restaurant

SYDNEY (AP) — Mamma mia! That’s a lot of dough, even for an upscale pizzeria. Police are looking for the owner of a suitcase “full of money” that was left at the Italian restaurant in Sydney by a mystery customer. Ten Network television reported the suitcase left at Cafe Marco Tuesday morning contained about 1 […]

Elle Macpherson’s adviser: Hacking cost me my job

LONDON (AP) — Phone hacking by the media cost me my job advising Elle Macpherson, a business adviser told a U.K. inquiry Tuesday, describing how the Australian supermodel wrongly blamed her for leaking intimate secrets to the press. Mary-Ellen Field told an inquiry into British media ethics that the leaks cast a shadow of suspicion […]

Missing girl’s mom arrested on child abuse charges

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old Arizona girl on child abuse charges “directly related” to the girl, and said they don’t believe they’ll find the child alive. In a news conference that offered the most detail yet about what investigators think happened to Jhessye Shockley, Glendale police […]

Australian gets $100,000 after shampoo found clean

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Authorities have compensated an Australian man $100,000 after he was wrongly accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the country in bottles of shampoo. Neil Parry of Darwin spent three days in jail last year after he was arrested at Darwin Airport and accused of trafficking liquid ecstasy. His boat and […]

Romney to run his first TV ad of presidential race

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is turning President Barack Obama’s own words against him in the Republican hopeful’s TV first ad of his 2012 White House bid. Romney said Monday that his first television ad would start airing in New Hampshire when the president visits the state Tuesday. He said the […]

Taylor Swift wins three trophies at AMAs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift was crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards for a second time. “This is so crazy!” the country superstar said after beating such contenders as Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to capture all three awards that she was nominated for at Sunday’s ceremony, including artist […]

NYC mayor: al-Qaida sympathizer arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — An “al-Qaida sympathiser” who plotted to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home has been arrested on numerous terrorism-related charges, city officials said Sunday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a news conference the Saturday arrest of Jose Pimentel of Manhattan, “a 27-year-old […]

Top Khmer Rouge leaders’ trial opens in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodians were bluntly reminded of their tragic history Monday as the trial began of three top Khmer Rouge leaders accused of orchestrating Cambodia’s “killing fields” in the late 1970s. After Judge Nil Nonn declared the trial open, the prosecution started its case at the U.N.-backed tribunal — more than three […]

Philippines arrests ex-president in hospital room

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested in her hospital room on electoral fraud charges Friday in a high-profile tug of war set off by her attempts to leave the country ostensibly for medical treatment. Arroyo became the second ex-Philippine president to face trial, after her ousted predecessor Joseph Estrada […]