No longer tropical storm, Colin still felt in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. The storm Colin dissipated off coastal North Carolina on Tuesday and moved out to sea after pounding the U.S. Southeast with torrential rains and winds, but flooding remained a concern in parts of Florida that received the brunt of the trop...

Former Russian anti-doping chief Kamayev dead: Tass

The former executive director of Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) Nikita Kamayev has died two months after resigning his post, the Tass news agency reported on Sunday.The report, citing the former general director of the scandal-hit agency Ramil Kh...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Murdoch, Jerry Hall to celebrate marriage at 'journalists' church' St Bride's

LONDON Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall will hold a marriage service next month at St Bride's church on London's Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism.The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corp and 21st ...

Kenya prepares huge ivory burning as it seeks ban on trade

NAIROBI Kenyan park rangers piled up thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns to burn on Saturday, sending a message to poachers and smugglers that their trade will be stopped.Armed police guarded the area, on the edge of Nairobi National Park, wher...

Siberian eatery is ideal spot for a Putin fan

KRASNOYARSK, Russia From the outside, President Cafe that opened last month is not that different from other eating places in this working-class residential area of Krasnoyarsk, a city in eastern Siberia.He might be 4,000 km (2,500 miles) away in Mosco...

Dallas judge tells quarterback Manziel not to contact former girlfriend

DALLAS Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her.Manziel, 23, surrendered to police on Wednes...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...

China state firms seen boosting green energy investment in Australia

MELBOURNE Chinese state-owned companies are expected to boost their investment in Australia's expanding renewable energy sector, attracted by a national leadership that is more favorable to the industry than its forerunner. With six to eight state-owne...

Ducks fire head coach Boudreau after early playoff exit

The Anaheim Ducks fired head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday after the team lost a Game 7 again in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said the search for a new head coach will begin imme...