Archive for August, 2015

Goodell, Brady arrive early for ‘Deflategate’ case hearing

Monday, August 31st, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived early to court Monday for a final face-to-face meeting before a judge rules on the “Deflategate” case. Read more Yahoo News – Top Stories

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

Monday, August 31st, 2015

After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, is changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Monday, August 31st, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture. Read more Yahoo News – Top Stories

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

Monday, August 31st, 2015

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76, US media say. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Tsipras asks Greeks for outright majority in September vote

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Greece's ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Sunday for voters in upcoming snap elections to give his radical left Syriza party a "strong mandate" to lead the crisis-hit nation. Tsipras, who rode to power in January on a wave of popular anger over austerity, is seeking re-election in September 20 polls to implement more painful reforms [...]

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said. Read more Yahoo News – Top Stories

Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Murder charge in ‘cold-blooded assassination’ of US policeman

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

The prime suspect in the "cold-blooded assassination" of a Texas sheriff's deputy was charged with murder Saturday, a day after the officer was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range allegedly because he was a policeman. The fatal shooting prompted an emotional reaction from local officials, who pointed their finger at [...]

New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Commemorations are taking place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city. Read more BBC News – US & Canada