Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Actress Lindsay Lohan was under house arrest early Friday, authorities said, after she turned herself in early to begin a sentence for jewelry theft conviction.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In a rare admission, the Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam -- the world's largest hydropower plant -- is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years.
They say that timing is essential in comedy films and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson seems to have it down pat as DreamWorks Animations rolls out the 3D sequel to the 2008 martial arts comedy animation film Kung Fu Panda.
Standing at center court with fans, teammates and team owner Mark Cuban living it up all around him, Dirk Nowitzki watched the presentation of the Western Conference championship trophy with all the enthusiasm of a guy being named player of the week in November.
The Philippine national football team "Azkals" was pinned to a 1-1 draw in an intense exhibition match against a local team in Iloilo Tuesday, a report from a local online site said Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The United States is imposing sanctions against seven companies for working with Iran in the energy sector, part of an effort to suppress Tehran's nuclear program, the State Department said Tuesday.
JOPLIN, Mo. — At least 89 people have died in Joplin, Missouri, and the toll is expected to climb as one of the deadliest tornadoes in state history roared through the small Midwestern city on Sunday, local officials said on Monday.
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised yesterday storm warning signals in at least six areas in Luzon and the Visayas as tropical storm “Chedeng” continued to move closer to the country.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
MANILA, Philippines–The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Tuesday that 2,130 out of 5,259 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi this month.
About 250 flights to northern Britain were canceled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace.
Tokyo -- Nuclear fuel rods in two more reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are believed to have melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis, the owner of the facility said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgment Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated.
Monday, May 23, 2011
CASARES, Spain — Ian Poulter loves being the underdog. Loves when it's Poults vs. the world. Hates it when he feels he doesn't get the respect he deserves. Loves it when he can ram the words of his critics down their throats. Critics who say he is a poor ball-striker.
LOS ANGELES—Oscar “the Golden Boy” De La Hoya is undergoing rehabilitation for “substance abuse” in a California facility.
Pilipinas-Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman has always regarded back-to-back champion Mahram of Iran and Lebanon’s Al Riyadi as the teams to beat in the 22nd FIBA-Asia Champions Cup that kicks off on Saturday, May 28 at the Philsports Arena.
MONTREAL - Bernard Hopkins, 46, became the oldest man to win a boxing world title on Saturday when he defeated Canadian Jean Pascal by unanimous decision to claim the WBC and IBO light-heavyweight belts.
BORACAY , Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association’s brightest stars finally take center stage in the 2011 Hala Bola! All-Star Week today, each one looking to put a fitting climax to what has been a grand spectacle here.
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade’s right arm had a nasty gash that left him unwilling to shoot the ball for Miami down the stretch. Omer Asik needed stitches around his chin, not to mention a Chicago jersey that wasn’t covered in his own blood.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Dallas Mavericks blitzed the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter and held off a late rally for a 93-87 victory on Saturday that gave them a 2-1 lead in their best of seven Western conference finals series.
Syrian security forces shot dead 11 mourners in the central city of Homs on Saturday at a mass funeral for people killed in the latest crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad, a rights campaigner said.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won an unlikely pitchers' duel as the visiting New York Mets nipped the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday to take the opening game of their weekend Subway Series in interleague play.
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told President Barack Obama on Friday his vision of how to achieve Middle East peace was unrealistic, exposing a deep divide that could doom any US bid to revive peace talks.
MANILA, Philippines – Efren "Bata" Reyes’ amazing run in the 2011 US Open 10-Ball Championship came to an end as he suffered back-to-back losses at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday to level the Western Conference finals at one game each.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who tried to sell a rare hunk of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her prospective customer turned out to be an undercover NASA investigator, officials said Friday.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Although the November fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is slated to take place at a 144 pound catchweight,
North Korea's iron ruler Kim Jong-il made a surprise visit to China on Friday, South Korean media reported, amid a series of confusing reports about who was involved and the purpose of the trip.