Brady appeal testimony reveals his denial details
Details of how Tom Brady pressed his "Deflate-gate" suspension appeal to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were made public when the NFL Players Association released a hearing transcript. The New England Patriots star quarterback denied any wrongdoing and explained destroying his cell phone was something he did routinely to avoid personal details becoming public. The NFL last month penalised Brady for ordering the destruction of the phone at the center of the scandal, citing it as a key reason for dismissing his appeal against a four-match suspension.
Seventy years on, few Americans regret Enola Gay's mission
The Enola Gay was on its long flight back to its Pacific island base when co-pilot Captain Robert Lewis opened his log and scribbled down the many questions racing through his mind. "Just how many Japs did we kill?" wondered Lewis after the dazzling silver B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan -- and, in doing so, altered the course of history forever. It would be another 27 days -- plus a second nuclear mushroom over Nagasaki -- before Japan surrendered, ending a war that began with its 1937 invasion of China and stretched across the Asia-Pacific region.
Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) ? A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more.
US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spyingWASHINGTON (AP) ? Vice President Joe Biden is working to reassure Japan after leaked documents purportedly showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.
Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate risk
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were in a mixed mood on Wednesday as the mounting risks of a hike in U.S. interest rates as early as next month lifted the dollar and bond yields, pressuring currencies across the region. Moves were mostly minor with Japan's Nikkei up 0.2 percent and South Korea's KOSPI off 0.1 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 percent.
Shonda Rhimes: Killing McDreamy 'wasn't easy or fun'
Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues
Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely location, the Australian body leading the search said on Wednesday. Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board and search efforts have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia. A piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion last week roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the expected crash zone was consistent with where the plane went down, based on analysis of ocean currents, winds and waves, Australian officials and independent oceanographers said last week.
'Community' booster Ken Jeong longs for movie version
Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) ? Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."
12 dead after two trains derail in India: official
Twelve people have been killed after two packed trains derailed while crossing a bridge hit by floods in central India overnight Wednesday, authorities said, highlighting again safety problems with the nation's crumbling railway network. West Central Railway spokesman Piyush Mathur said several hundred people have been rescued after the trains derailed within minutes of each other near the town of Harda at about 11.30 pm on Tuesday. One of the trains travelling from the financial city of Mumbai appeared to have been hit by a sudden surge of water on the swollen Machak river, derailing the last four to five carriages, railway ministry spokesman Anil Saxena said.