Archive For December 2009

Michigan to review another financially stressed city

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Benton Harbor, in southwest Michigan, on Monday joined a growing list of the state’s cities with severe enough financial problems to warrant state intervention.

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McLaren say 2010 car will be more aggressive

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Formula One world champion Jenson Button will start next season with a more aggressively designed McLaren than the one Lewis Hamilton struggled with for much of this year.

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Ireland appeal to be 33rd team at World Cup: Blatter

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Ireland have appealed to world governing body FIFA to be allowed to compete as a 33rd team in next year’s World Cup finals, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Monday.

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Slumping Redskins need to “dig down deep”, says Zorn

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The Washington Redskins need to “dig down deep” in the midst of a bitterly disappointing season punctuated by late-game losses and a slew of injuries, head coach Jim Zorn said Monday.

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Serena fined $175,000 for U.S. Open tirade

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World number one Serena Williams has been fined $175,000 and put on probation for two years for her foul-mouthed tirade at the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Committee said on Monday.

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Tiger Woods withdraws from tournament, not talking

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Tiger Woods pulled out of a golf tournament this week, the latest fall-out from a minor car accident that has left a swirl of mystery and a hint of scandal around the world’s top golfer and pushed him into full damage control.

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Polanski release could take more time: French envoy

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Swiss authorities will not release Roman Polanski into house arrest at his luxury Alpine chalet for a few more days, the French consul said Monday.

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Chelsea Clinton to wed long-time boyfriend

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Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has announced her engagement to long-time boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.

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Disney reviewing options on Oprah replacement

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ABC television can wait 12 to 15 months before it decides how to fill the gap left by daytime TV queen Oprah Winfrey, who plans to end her talk show in 2011, said Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney.

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Alec Baldwin says lost interest in acting, will soon quit

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U.S. actor Alec Baldwin says he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure.

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