June 12, 2013 |
Soccer star Lionel Messi and his father have been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities. Criminal charges alleging nearly $5.3 million in unpaid taxes from 2007 through 2009 were filed against them Wednesday by prosecutor Raquel Amado in Barcelona. Messi, who plays for Barcelona and is from Argentina, is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. The World Player of the Year reportedly makes just over $20 million a season, according to Forbes magazine, and receives about $21 million in endorsements from his sponsors, which include Adidas , PepsiCo and P&G. ALSO: Ravens release Vonta Leach after failing to agree on new deal The top 25 @ 140: Which college teams lead in Twitter followers Manti Te'o breaks monthlong silence, discusses championship loss
October 1, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.
October 3, 2010 |
In the morning, before my father and I go our separate ways to work, we chat amiably. "Good luck on your day. " "Hope business is good. " And our one response to everything: " Inshallah . " God willing. I get into my mini-SUV and head off to the hospital, groaning about the lack of sleep, the lack of time, but also knowing that I am driving off to what has always been my dream. My father gets into his blue taxi, picks up his radio and tells the dispatcher he's ready. Then he waits.
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September 18, 2009 |
Distraught over his divorce and the loss of his job, James Mulvaney did the unthinkable, Ventura County authorities say. Sometime after his ex-wife dropped their two children off at his Thousand Oaks apartment Tuesday, Mulvaney stabbed 12-year-old Jason and 7-year-old Jennifer to death in their bedrooms. The 52-year-old father then took his own life by overdosing on prescription pills, a preliminary review Thursday by the county medical examiner's office indicates. Pending toxicology tests are needed to confirm the finding, but Mulvaney's body had no visible trauma and prescription medicines were found in the residence, Deputy Medical Examiner Michael Tellez said.
September 22, 2013 |
What does a son say when his father becomes one of the most reviled criminals in modern American history? If you're Ariel Anthony Castro, who shares a first and last name with the man who kidnapped and kept three young women in captivity for about a decade, you say it's time to look forward, not back. In a guest piece written for the Cleveland Plain Dealer this weekend, the son of Ariel Castro asked, "Now what?" "If my father's life and death can lead to changes in how we deal with sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and, yes, prison safety, then we should have those discussions," wrote Ariel Anthony Castro.
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September 8, 2013 |
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.