Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

‘I’m completely speechless’: Venus Williams breaks down when asked about fatal car crash

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Venus Williams broke down in tears during her post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about a recent car accident she was involved in that led to the death of a 78-year-old Florida man.

U.K. prosecutors charge 6 in 1989 Hillsborough stadium deaths

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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British prosecutors have charged six people over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, where 96 soccer fans were crushed to death.

Dennis Rodman says ‘trying to open door’ in North Korea

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency.

Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained again at airport

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after meeting with lawmakers to discuss a separate airport detention incident last month, a lawyer for the late heavyweight champion's son said Friday.

2018 Winter Games a tough sell in host country South Korea

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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South Korea is preparing for its 2018 Olympic Games, and that includes building a hockey team to take on Canada — and a strategy for dealing with military threats from the North.

‘It’s hit us very painfully’: Russian track athletes react to extension of international ban

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Most Russian track athletes will miss the indoor competition season after the International Association of Athletics Federations decided to extend its ban against them until November. Susan Ormiston spoke with some of the affected athletes in Moscow this week.

Former pro wrestler Jimmy Snuka, recently charged with murder, dead at 73

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Former pro wrestler Jimmy (Superfly) Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73.

Details of FBI monitoring of Muhammad Ali become public

Friday, December 16th, 2016
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The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency.

Man convicted of manslaughter in death of former NFLer Will Smith

Monday, December 12th, 2016
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The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular football star was drunk, violent and had grabbed a gun following a traffic crash on the night of April 9.

Colombia plane crash: Flight data examined as Chapecoense fans mourn

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Colombia's worst air crash in two decades snuffed out a storybook run by a Brazilian soccer team, and authorities are digging in trying to figure out why a chartered jetliner crashed in the Andes, killing all but six of the 77 people aboard.