S. Korean president faces possible last day in power
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what's widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed.
Official: Bristol-Myers Squibb to pay to settle allegationsSAN DIEGO (AP) ? Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday.
Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.
Missing small Alaska plane rented by the pilot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A small plane that's missing in Alaska with four people on board was rented by a pilot described as a man who makes good decisions, the individual who handled the transaction said Thursday.
American space legend John Glenn dead at 95
John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95. Glenn became a symbol of strength and the nation's pioneering spirit, drawing admirers from all walks of life over a long career in the military, then NASA, and the US Senate. Ad astra," NASA tweeted, echoing the famous words radioed by fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter to Glenn before he circled the Earth in 1962.
NY Cosmos fate uncertain as crisis engulfs US lower leagues
Turmoil in the lower tiers of football in the United States has left one league on the brink of implosion and arguably the most glamorous name in American soccer, the New York Cosmos, facing an uncertain future. Five years ago, the New York Cosmos announced their rebirth after decades of hibernation with Pele and Eric Cantona heading their delegation for a friendly against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The team, which became an iconic franchise during the 1970s heyday of the North American Soccer League -- when the likes of Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto played before enthusiastic crowds of 70,000 -- were back.
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Impeachment day for S. Korea's president
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, once known as the "Queen of Elections", faced an act of attempted political regicide Friday as lawmakers gathered to vote on a motion calling for her impeachment. Engulfed by a corruption scandal that has transfixed the nation and paralysed her administration, Park must now confront the prospect of going down as the first democratically-elected South Korean president to be kicked out of office. Whichever way the vote goes, it has been a startling fall from grace for a politician who had run for the presidential Blue House as an incorruptible candidate, declaring herself beholden to nobody and "married to the nation".
Kelly-Stricker lead Templeton Shootout
Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker got off to a rousing start at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, firing an opening round 16-under 56 for a one-stroke lead in Naples, Florida. The former winners of the event have a slight lead over fellow Americans Harris English and Matt Kuchar at the Tiburon Golf Club course. Kelly and Stricker combined to shoot one eagle, 14 birdies and three pars in the first round scramble format as they finished just one stroke shy of matching the event's 18 hole scoring record which has been set four times.