The world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, Manny Pacquiao, will attempt to win a world title in a fourth division by taking on three-time world champion Miguel Cotto in his next bout. The Filipino boxer will fight the 28-year-old Puerto Rican for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, America on November 14 it has been confirmed. Promoter Bob Arum, who represents both fighters, announced that although contracts still need to be signed, verbal agreements have been given: “I’m very excited about this because it’s a good fight for boxing [and] it wasn’t difficult to do, because they both wanted the fight,” Arum told the Los Angeles Times
President Barack Obama has concluded that Israel and the Palestinians are unlikely to achieve peace unless they’re under external pressure to make the requisite compromises. Believing that a two-state solution is in the best interests of both parties and that time is running out for such a solution, the President is stepping up the pressure on both sides. That was Obama’s message at a White House meeting on July 13 with representatives of leading Jewish-American organizations, some of whom have lately complained that the President is unfairly pressuring Israel to make concessions on West Bank settlements, while going easy on the Palestinians.
The Jackson family knows that the probe into singer Michael Jackson’s death could turn into a criminal case, a source close to the family told CNN Thursday. “The family is aware of a potential criminal prosecution,” the source, who did not want to be identified, said.
Steve Jobs, the face of Apple, is scheduled to return to work by Tuesday, and the tech community’s obsession with his health and his role at the hip tech company continues. Bloggers and news writers are asking many questions about Jobs’ return. Chief among them: Is Apple fine without its chief executive What does Jobs’ health mean for Apple stock And why has Jobs’ health been such a drooled-over story Jobs, a 54-year-old cancer survivor, has been on medical leave for about six months.
A man charged this month with killing two Los Angeles women more than three decades ago may be linked to as many as 30 unsolved murders and "numerous sexual assaults," Los Angeles police said. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton called a Thursday news conference to reveal the suspect’s name and details of the cases against him.
Jamie Foxx suffered through his own psychological turmoil while plunging into the role of a mentally ill musician in "The Soloist," the actor said.