March 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After Shane Todd, an engineer from Montana, was found hanging by the neck in an apartment in Singapore, police there quickly ruled the 31-year-old's death a suicide, citing evidence including an apologetic note typed on his computer and a description of an elaborate pulley system the 6-foot-1 man allegedly used to hang himself from a bathroom door. But when his parents visited his apartment a few days later, they found an external computer hard drive that they think tells a different story - one that suggests their son may have been inadvertently caught up in a plot to transfer sensitive technology to China.
March 20, 2013 |
It's “very possible” Manny Pacquiao's fifth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez will take place in Singapore, Bob Arum, the boxers' promoter, said Wednesday. Arum, speaking at a luncheon to promote his first card in China, headlined by the country's two-time U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Zou Shiming on April 6 in Macao, said the massive site fee discussed in informal negotiations has put the Far East in play for the fifth Pacquiao-Marquez bout. Plus, Pacquiao is subject to an increased 39.6% tax rate if he fights in the United States again, Arum said.
March 12, 2013 |
The tallest building in the West, the financially struggling U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, is being sold to Singapore investors for $367.5 million. At 72 stories, the circular structure has commanded the city skyline since it was completed in 1989 and is one of the best-known office buildings in the country. It was previously named Library Tower and also First Interstate World Center. The skyscraper designed by the New York firm of star architect I.M. Pei is the tallest building in L.A. - but not the most popular with tenants.
March 3, 2013 |
Stacy Lewis had a case of the jitters. She also had enough left in her game. Lewis, the 2012 LPGA player of the year, won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore on Sunday for her sixth title on the tour. She closed with a one-under-par 71, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi by one stroke. "The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I'm not going to lie," said Lewis, who finished at 15-under 273 at Sentosa Golf Club.
March 3, 2013 |
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic - We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year. Queen Latifah shoved us out of our fantasy and onto the planes. It happened after we watched "Last Holiday" one more time. In it, Queen Latifah portrays a shy New Orleans department store clerk with a crush on fellow employee LL Cool J. Her dreams are confined to a scrapbook of "Possibilities.
January 27, 2013 |
When flying to Singapore, watch your language or you could face more than a stern scolding. A 47-year-old Australian man learned this lesson earlier this month when he got into an altercation with another passenger on a Tiger Airways flight from Perth to Singapore. In the heat of the feud, the man, identified in news reports as maritime industry worker Bruce Griffiths, unleashed a few obscenities and was met by Singapore police when he got to the airport. Even though Griffiths was still in the air, his foul language violated Singapore's strict “outrage of modesty” laws, which are punishable by a jail term of up to two years, a fine or 24 lashes with a rattan cane.