One of the Australian radio announcers at the centre of the disastrous royal baby prank saga last year has won a national competition to discover the station’s “next top jock”, sparking outrage. Michael Christian, who six months ago was under fire for his role in the prank call to a London hospital that led to the suicide of a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, was on Tuesday given the award by his bosses at Southern Cross Austereo
Rapper Jay-Z, Pakistan teenager Mulala Yousufzai, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and SpaceX founder Elon Musk have been named among Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. US President Barack Obama got his eighth entry on the annual list of the 100 top global titans, leaders, artists, pioneers and icons, along with his wife Michelle, newly installed Pope Francis, British royal Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and basketball player LeBron James
George Lucas will marry longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson this winter, according to a new report.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is weighing fresh concern about the sweeping nature of domestic spying using one controversial section of the Patriot Act
Military Police at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison dubbed him the Iceman; others used the nickname Mr.
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You wouldn’t think the man who made his mark in Washington as the knight-errant of campaign-finance reform and whose name is rarely written without the word maverick attached would ever meet a cause he deemed hopeless. But that was pretty much where Arizona Senator John McCain was a couple of weeks ago in his quest to transform the nation’s immigration laws and set on the path to becoming citizens the estimated 11 million people who are here illegally
It has become virtually an article of faith among America’s chattering class that the Western intervention in Libya cannot be considered a success unless Muammar Gaddafi is removed from power.
In recent weeks, opponents of Barack Obama’s health-care-reform plans have criticized Britain’s National Health Service in an effort to counter the President’s proposals for greater government involvement in health care. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa suggested that his Democratic colleague Edward Kennedy would have been left to die in Britain because doctors would have refused the 77-year-old treatment for his brain tumor, and former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote in an article that British health care is run by “Orwellian” bureaucrats who put a price tag on life