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  • Expectations on Messi too high, says Xavi

    Expectations on Messi too high, says Xavi

    AFP News - 22 minutes ago
    Expectations on Messi too high, says Xavi

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes too much is expected of four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored the winner to maintain Barca's title hopes with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Messi had been on the receiving end of some fierce criticism in Spain as he failed to find the net as Barca slumped to three consecutive defeats in three different competitions over the past 10 days to all but end their chances of ending the season with a major …

  • Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    Associated Press - 35 minutes ago
    Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home. …

  • Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

    Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

    Associated Press - 38 minutes ago
    Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. …

  • Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

    Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

    AFP News - 47 minutes ago
    Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76. From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as the executive director of the Canadian organization, which said it was "deeply saddened" by the death of "a truly courageous man who fought tirelessly to free others who had suffered the same fate." US and Canadian media reported that Carter had been battling prostate cancer. He …

  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Associated Press - 48 minutes ago
    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. …