U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers just want to be free. How else can you explain it this extreme form of skydiving? BASE stands for the fixed objects people leap from: Buildings and antenna, spans such as bridges, and Earth, which usually means stunningly high cliffs.
South Africa says bribe allegations `baseless and untested'
By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Allegations that South Africa promised a $10 million bribe to a former FIFA vice president to win its 2010 World Cup bid were unfounded, a South African Football Association spokesman said on Wednesday. “We are disappointed at the allegations ... they are baseless and untested and we request proof from anyone who has evidence to the contrary to come forward,” said SAFA director of communications Dominic Chimhavi. "Our bid campaign ... was run, by among others, late president Nelson Mandela and former president Thabo Mbeki and several government ministers, who are men of integrity," Chimhavi said.
FIFA corruption probe: LIVE REPORT
London (AFP) - 19:26 GMT - AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT after a dramatic day that started with Swiss police arresting seven FIFA officials in Zurich, just two days before President Sepp Blatter seeks a new term in office.
'Lucy' may not be our mum, say scientists
In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago. Was "Lucy," as the hominid was called, the direct ancestor of Homo sapiens? Named Australopithecus deyiremeda, the hominid and Lucy are probably only part of a wider group of candidates for being our direct forerunners, the finders said.