April 21, 1986 |
Scotland Yard today said police have arrested a third man in connection with an attempt to plant a bomb on an El Al jetliner at London's Heathrow airport. Anti-terrorist squad detectives also raided a house in West London that reportedly had been rented by several Arab men and seized documents, police said. They said the third suspect was detained Sunday, one day after a second man was picked up, questioned and released. The prime suspect in the thwarted bombing is Palestinian Nezar Hindawi, 35.
May 16, 1986 |
A telephone call during the 1982 Falklands War by the captain of the British frigate Sheffield prevented it from operating its anti-missile defenses against an Exocet missile attack by an Argentine warplane that sank the ship with the loss of 20 crewmen, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
March 27, 1988 |
Two unemployed Belfast men appeared in court Saturday after being charged with the slaying of two British army corporals who were dragged from their car by a mob and beaten, stripped and shot to death. Amid tight security, a magistrate ordered the suspects, Alexander Murphy, 30, and Henry Maguire, 28, held in custody until a hearing April 26. Murphy and Maguire were formally charged Friday night, but their names were not released before their court appearance Saturday.
October 14, 1999 |
ENTERTAINMENT Pop Chart: Creed, buoyed by the hit "Higher," stayed atop the nation's album chart this week as its sophomore album, "Human Clay," sold 190,000 copies, according to SoundScan. Guitar legend Carlos Santana's "Supernatural" climbed to No. 2. Among the week's debuts: releases by Live (No. 4), Melissa Etheridge (12), Paul McCartney (27) and David Bowie (47). * Domestic Partners, Again?
January 7, 2004 |
A British coroner promised Tuesday to examine all theories surrounding the 1997 Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana, an accident French investigators blamed on reckless driving by a drunk chauffeur but others contend had more sinister causes. Opening Britain's first investigation into the accident, Royal Coroner Michael Burgess ordered Scotland Yard police to gather evidence concerning long-standing rumors that include suggestions that the royal family was behind Diana's death.
February 26, 2008 |
Yahoo Sports blogger MJD questions the relevance of the NFL's Wonderlic Test, designed to measure the intelligence of potential draft picks, and has created an exam better suited for today's NFL player. Among the ideas for questions: Performance-enhancing drugs: A) Are my ticket to the Hall of Fame. B) Would be better if they tasted like fruit and were shaped like various Flintstones characters. C) Are not for me, because I find that cocaine aids my performance much more effectively.