September 10, 2012 |
Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi was exonerated years ago on charges that she and her then-manager had kidnapped and abused young girls. But it seems that the Chilean police never got the message that a judge cleared Trevi of the charges in 2004, due to lack of evidence, after the singer served several years in prison. According to the Mexico City newspaper El Universal , Trevi was detained for two hours at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, on an order calling for her apprehension by the Interpol law enforcement agency.
July 24, 2012 |
RENO - As Republican Mitt Romney prepared to set off on a three-country, seven-day grand tour abroad, the presidential campaigns ventured into relatively new territory Monday: engaging in a debate over foreign affairs, international alliances and war policy. The long-distance discussion was cursory yet notable for appearing at all in a race that has been dominated by competing economic strategies and traded accusations of cronyism and financial secrecy. President Obama's campaign transitioned quickly, accusing Romney of harboring a "secret" foreign policy, and pushing him to detail his plans to end the war in Afghanistan and his approach to Russia and Israel.
July 22, 2012 |
LONDON -- The last few days before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics swirled past in a flurry for Mark Grimmette. The luger from Michigan had been chosen to carry the American flag at the opening ceremony and wondered about protocol. Instructions came at him from all sides. Line up here. Walk there. Maintain an even pace. And one more thing. "I had a lot of people tell me," he recalls, "you're not supposed to dip the flag. " Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation's leaders are seated.
June 26, 2012 |
With the Olympics only a few weeks away, the global Occupy movement has started ramping up its activities in London, and a vacant house owned by British artist Anish Kapoor was the site of a one-day protest that began Friday. The Mumbai-born Kapoor, whose eye-teasing pieces have become local landmarks in Chicago and outside Nottingham Playhouse in England, also created the 377-foot tall Orbit Tower in East London's new Olympic Park,...
June 24, 2012 |
BEIRUT - The Turkish military jet downed by Syrian antiaircraft batteries was back in "international airspace" when it was hit without warning after having inadvertently wandered into Syrian skies,Turkey'sforeign minister said Sunday. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's comments to Turkey's TRT television directly contradict Syria's version that it downed the jet Friday less than a mile off Syria's coastal province of Latakia, in Syrian airspace. Turkey is calling for a meeting this week of its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to discuss the incendiary issue, which has ratcheted up tensions between two nations already deeply divided over Turkey's tacit support for rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.
June 1, 2012 |
A rash of troubling economic data kicked U.S. oil prices as low as $82.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its lowest level in nearly eight months. John Kilduff, founder of Again Capital in New York, said the slide Friday was prompted by more news overnight about a slowing Chinese economy, and then accelerated once it was learned that the U.S. economy added just 69,000 new jobs in May. "It's fueled several concerns that demand for oil is going to drop," he said.
April 15, 2012 |
A scary crash in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach made it clear that despite a new, safer car in the Izod IndyCar Series, certain dangers remain inherent in the sport. The new car, which includes extra body work around the rear wheels, was rolled out this season after Dan Wheldon was killed in October in a multicar wreck in Las Vegas, one in which Wheldon's car and others got airborne after hitting cars around them. Yet in Sunday's Long Beach race, Marco Andretti's car briefly got airborne after he slammed into the rear of Graham Rahal's car as they approached a corner.
March 30, 2012 |
Residents displaced by a wildfire in Colorado can briefly return to their homes under escort Friday as the battle against the blaze continues, Jefferson County officials have said. The fire remained at about 45% containment Friday morning. About 500 firefighters were working to contain the approximately six-square-mile wildfire, apparently started when strong winds scattered what should have been a controlled burn. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday suspended such burns as a firefighting tool and ordered an investigation into the practice and its rules.
January 26, 2012 |
Apple Inc.'s blowout quarter has pushed the electronics maker back into a neck-and-neck race with Exxon Mobil Corp. for the title of the world's most valuable company. On Wednesday, Apple's stock opened at $454, nearly 7% higher than where it had closed Tuesday and an all-time high for the company. That put its market value — the total value of all its outstanding shares — at north of $418 billion. That catapulted Apple past Exxon, which had a slower start to its trading day as its market value shrank to about $413 billion.
January 14, 2012 |
Conjuring defeat You can't lose them all. It was starting to look otherwise for the Washington Wizards, who suffered a franchise-record eight consecutive defeats to start the season. The Wizards were a mess from their opener, after which forward Andray Blatche griped about not getting the ball closer to the basket. Six games in, the team held a players-only meeting, only to keep losing. Things bottomed out with a 21-point defeat against Minnesota, another last-place team.