Associated Press

  • Ottawa shootout: Deceased suspect's mother grieves over the death of victims and not son 23-10-2014 08:23 PM

    Ottawa: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial and then storming into the Canadian Parliament before being shot dead, says that she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey 23-10-2014 07:37 PM

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • 1st Test: Australia solid after Pakistan's 454 on day two 23-10-2014 07:22 PM

    Dubai: David Warner's aggressive half century led Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten on 75 off 77 balls,...
  • White House says US immigration plans not final yet 23-10-2014 05:48 PM

    Washington: The White House cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to US immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five...
  • Michael Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury 23-10-2014 03:23 PM

    Paris: A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated...
  • Andrew Flintoff joins Brisbane Heat for T20 Big Bash 23-10-2014 03:22 PM

    Brisbane: Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff has signed a short-term contract as Brisbane Heat's star recruit for Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash cricket competition. The Heat confirmed Thursday that 36-year-old Flintoff, who played 79 Tests and 141 limited-overs internationals, would arrive in December to play the last half of the tournament...
  • Petra Kvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 23-10-2014 03:08 PM

    Singapore: Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking. Sharapova needed a win to have any chance of overhauling Serena Williams for the top ranking, and started brightly by winning the opening...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Agnieszka Radwanska at WTA Finals 23-10-2014 02:47 PM

    Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semi-finals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. Wozniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match....
  • Funeral director to send his father out with a bang: Fireworks packed with dead father's remains to be launched skyward in final goodbye 23-10-2014 11:57 AM

    Springfield, Mo.: A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye. Carver's...
  • Jesse Ryder's rapid century ramps up selection pressure 23-10-2014 11:25 AM

    Jesse Ryder has kept pressure on New Zealand's selectors to re-consider his exile from international cricket by smashing a century from 39 balls for Otago against Ireland in a limited-overs match. Ryder hasn't been selected for New Zealand since he was involved in a late night drinking session on the...
  • UK man faked coma for two years to avoid court, caught driving and strolling around supermarkets on camera 23-10-2014 09:24 AM

    London: He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight...
  • David Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open 23-10-2014 09:15 AM

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard's consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent. Ferrer will play countryman Fernando Verdasco next. Earlier, Pablo Andujar caused...
  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan 23-10-2014 09:01 AM

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic is a proud father. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted on Wednesday that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child - a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday. "I'm so proud of my...
  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 tablet 23-10-2014 08:24 AM

    New York: Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced. Samsung and Barnes & Noble said in June they would team up on the devices and the first-co branded Galaxy Tab 4...
  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud following reports of password stealing attempts 23-10-2014 08:15 AM

    San Francisco: Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. "We're aware of intermittent organised network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain...
  • Google unveils new email service dubbed 'Inbox' 23-10-2014 08:01 AM

    San Jose: Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This...
  • Canada on high alert after attack on Parliament, PM says will not be intimidated by terrorism 23-10-2014 07:06 AM

    Ottawa: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's Prime Minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will...
  • Champions League: Arsenal beat Anderlecht 2-1 to stay 2nd in group 23-10-2014 03:32 AM

    Brussels: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a thrilling Champions League birthday present for manager Arsene Wenger. With defeat seeming assured, Gibbs brought Arsenal back into the game in the 89th minute with a low volley. Podolski followed...
  • Champions League: Ronaldo, Benzema lead Real Madrid to 3-0 win at Liverpool 23-10-2014 03:26 AM

    Liverpool: Cristiano Ronaldo's 70th Champions League goal and a double from Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as the reigning champions notched a third straight victory in Group B on Wednesday. All the goals came in a devastating 18-minute spell in the first half at...
  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid rout Malmo 5-0 23-10-2014 03:00 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid overcame a sluggish start to score five second-half goals in a 5-0 rout of Malmo and move top of Group A in the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico lacked accuracy in its first-half corners, something that visibly exasperated coach Diego Simeone after a chance went wide in...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama 23-10-2014 02:16 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain...
  • Barack Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US 23-10-2014 01:55 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the US. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the US have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with...
  • 2013-14 devastating for human rights: UN 22-10-2014 11:22 PM

    United Nations: The UN human rights chief says 2013-2014 was "a year of devastating impact on human rights" and he blames rising inequality and exclusion for much of the unrest that has swept across the world in recent years. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told the UN General Assembly's human rights...
  • Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site 22-10-2014 11:03 PM

    Freetown: Dozens of Ebola survivors were discharged from a treatment center near Sierra leone's capital on Wednesday and told they were virus-free. The third group released from the Hastings Treatment center, which included 45 patients, were also issued with health certificates they proudly held up. Hawanatu Turay, 14, said she...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches Swiss Indoors quarter-finals 22-10-2014 09:23 PM

    Basel: Rafael Nadal continued his comeback from injury with a 6-1, 6-1 win against unheralded Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday to reach the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals. The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, blasted past Herbert in 57 minutes, breaking the qualifier's...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan ton puts Pakistan in control against Australia 22-10-2014 08:18 PM

    Dubai: Younis Khan proved the selectors were wrong to drop him from Pakistan's limited-overs team by hitting a sedate 25th Test century on Wednesday as Pakistan reached 219 for four on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. Younis, who had criticized the selectors for axing him from...
  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs 22-10-2014 07:05 PM

    Washington: Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia...
  • Formula One: 10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash 22-10-2014 11:28 AM

    A 10-man working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life will present its findings on Dec. 3. Bianchi is in a critical condition with severe head injuries after losing control of his Marussia car during the Japanese Grand...
  • Kane Williamson to miss rest of New Zealand-South Africa series 22-10-2014 11:22 AM

    Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury. Williamson skipped the opening six-wicket loss to South Africa at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of second match at the same venue Friday...
  • Apple iPad Air 2 review: Comes with improvements, but not worth an upgrade 22-10-2014 10:59 AM

    Cupertino: If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a...