Associated-Press

  • Sloppy weather slows US holiday travelers 27-11-2014 02:59 PM

    Mineola, New York: A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the US Northeast as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country's the busiest travel days of the year. By early Wednesday...
  • India's tour match with CA XI suspended after Hughes' death 27-11-2014 01:50 PM

    Adelaide: The first day of India's two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI that was scheduled to start on Friday has been called off as players mourn the death of Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes. India players were informed of Hughes' death on Thursday as they trained at the...
  • App Graph: Twitter now tracks other apps you've installed on your phone; here's how to opt out 27-11-2014 10:02 AM

    New York: Twitter said it is now tracking what other apps its users have installed on their mobile devices so it can target content and ads to them better. Twitter said Wednesday that users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on and can opt out using settings...
  • 'Allow players to skip first India Test amid Phil Hughes tragedy' 27-11-2014 09:42 AM

    Sydney: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes remained in critical condition in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, almost two days after being knocked out by a cricket ball and undergoing emergency surgery. Dozens of cricketers, including Australia captain Michael Clarke, have spent time at the 25-year-old Hughes' bedside at St. Vincent's Hospital...
  • Police say a Maine man annoyed by car's exhaust threw a table at car and punched a teen driver 27-11-2014 08:50 AM

    Farmington, Maine: Police say a Maine man upset by the sound of a passing car's exhaust threw a table at the vehicle and then punched its teenage driver. Police tell the Kennebec Journal that 57-year-old Charles Hubbard is charged with assault, terrorizing and criminal mischief. He's due in court Jan....
  • Arsenal reach 15th straight Champions League knockout round 27-11-2014 08:48 AM

    Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month. Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for...
  • Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey for Thanksgiving to draw attention to hunger in community 27-11-2014 08:46 AM

    Seattle: As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in the...
  • What's that smell? Pennsylvania city wants to know why their air smells like cat urine 27-11-2014 08:41 AM

    New Castle, Pa.: Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine. New Castle residents began noticing the smell Nov. 1 in the city about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The New Castle News says the smell is still lingering near...
  • Champions League: Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez score as Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 27-11-2014 03:59 AM

    Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal on Wednesday to help the London club beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase for the 15th successive season. The 21-year-old striker, who has floundered since joining from his native France, netted only two minutes...
  • Champions League: Ludogorets Razgrad hold Liverpool to 2-2 draw 27-11-2014 03:47 AM

    Ludogorets scored a late equaliser to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday that ended the home side's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dani Abalo opened the scoring for Ludogorets in the third minute, pouncing on the rebound after Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo goal lifts Real Madrid to 1-0 win against FC Basel in Champions League 27-11-2014 03:03 AM

    Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half goal helped Real Madrid beat FC Basel 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, and tie a club record with a 15th straight win. Ronaldo's 71st career Champions League goal, in his 108th match, also tied the old competition scoring record long held by Madrid great Raul...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi 26-11-2014 09:26 PM

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series 26-11-2014 07:34 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh clinched the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh's biggest win by margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 173 in pursuit...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 26-11-2014 07:22 PM

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked...
  • How much do you know about how the Internet works? Take the Web IQ quiz 26-11-2014 03:05 PM

    Washington: Most people can recognise Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday. The results underscore what many techies say...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand 26-11-2014 12:31 PM

    Wellington: Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5. The No. 1-ranked doubles combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani will also start the new season at the hard court tournament in New Zealand. Errani is...
  • Champions League: Liverpool on brink of exit; Real Madrid play Basel 26-11-2014 11:56 AM

    Liverpool: Wins have not come easy for Liverpool this season, neither at home in England or in the Champions League. But a win on Wednesday in Bulgaria against Ludogorets is exactly what the five-time European champions need to ensure they still have a chance to advance to the second round....
  • Google's no-shake spoon helps Parkinson's patients eat without spilling 26-11-2014 10:40 AM

    Mountain View: Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling. The technology senses...
  • Twitter Offers: Twitter now lets advertisers post deals and discounts in users' feeds 26-11-2014 10:15 AM

    New York: Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow those merchants on the short-messaging service. To redeem an offer, customers enter their credit or debit card information. They...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht 26-11-2014 10:13 AM

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with...
  • Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia 26-11-2014 09:41 AM

    Monrovia: China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toured the Ebola treatment center built...
  • 3 years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami, a Japanese man gets his boat back on his birthday 26-11-2014 09:40 AM

    Honolulu: A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. Tomomune Matsunaga of the Fukushima prefecture lost his home and personal watercraft to the March...
  • Champions League: Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich 26-11-2014 04:59 AM

    Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick - including two late goals - to inspire Manchester City to a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, reviving the English champions' chances of reaching the knockout stage. Aguero, who put City ahead with a 21st-minute penalty that...
  • Champions League: Record-breaker Messi nets treble as Barcelona down APOEL 4-0 26-11-2014 04:34 AM

    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat-trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia. The 27-year-old Messi scored in the 38th, 58th and 87th minutes - all with his weaker right foot...
  • Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri 25-11-2014 05:44 PM

    Bauchi (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji...
  • Formula One: Ferrari name new team principal in latest shakeup 25-11-2014 01:19 PM

    Maranello: Ferrari replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal on Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team. Mattiacci lasted only seven months on the job after being hired in April to replace Stefano Domenicali, who resigned. On Sunday, Ferrari finished their first season without...
  • Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after head knock 25-11-2014 12:31 PM

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Hughes, who was wearing a batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery...
  • New Zealand pin hopes on bowlers to challenge Pakistan 25-11-2014 10:33 AM

    Sharjah: New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah from Wednesday. A bold declaration by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Dubai...
  • Champions League: Messi chases new record as Barcelona face APOEL 25-11-2014 09:35 AM

    After becoming the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another milestone in the Champions League. The Argentina forward is even with Raul Gonzalez's all-time record of 71 Champions League goals, and he could better that on Tuesday when Barcelona travel to Cypriot club APOEL...
  • Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can: Kohler introduces the no-smell toilet seat 25-11-2014 09:23 AM

    Milwaukee: Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent...