The captain of a boat that capsized off the western Turkish coast while transporting migrants has been charged with manslaughter and human trafficking. The first mate has also been detained over similar accusations after at least 61 people died when the fishing boat, which was carrying mostly Arab refugees, sank on its way to Europe […]
France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
The first world records of the London 2012 Olympics have been set by a blind South Korean archer hours before Friday’s much-anticipated opening ceremony was due to begin. Im Dong Hyun is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his right eye, but it did not stop the two-time gold medalist bettering his […]
http://youtu.be/q_D33f3ZJvw Timothy Poe has a pronounced stutter except when he’s singing. And sing he did at auditions for America’s Got Talent. He told the judges his story of being injured in Iraq and suffering a form of brain damage that lead to his stuttering disorder. He got a standing ovation from […]
There were emotional moments on this week’s “America’s Got Talent”. When Timothy Poe took the stage to face the judges he started telling his heart-breaking story with a pronounced stutter. According to Timothy he was injured while he was stationed in Afghanistan by a RPG blast which caused him his speech impediment. Since then his story […]
In a much discussed speech at West Point two weeks ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates argued that the U.S. should get out of the business of fighting the kinds of open-ended ground wars that it has waged for the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S. is not yet at war with Saddam Hussein.