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  • THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid

    THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid

    Associated Press - 4 minutes 6 seconds ago
    THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid

    The latest on FIFA developments: ___ 14:10 p.m. (1210 GMT; 8:10 a.m. EDT) Qatar is defending its integrity in its first statement since Swiss police on Wednesday opened a criminal investigation into FIFA's ... …

  • Image of Asia: Sleeping outside to beat the heat

    Image of Asia: Sleeping outside to beat the heat

    Associated Press - 5 minutes ago
    Image of Asia: Sleeping outside to beat the heat

    In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, a family sleeps on the roof of a house to beat the heat in New Delhi. Sleeping outside is common for people who live in neighborhoods with irregular electric supply or in buildings that are crowded or made of heat-trapping concrete. A baking heat wave this month has killed hundreds of people, mainly in southern India, but the rest of the country has not escaped the high temperatures. New Delhi's high on Friday exceeded 41 degrees Celsius (about 106 Fahrenheit) …

  • FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
    FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    Swiss police said on Friday they were investigating an anonymous bomb threat at the FIFA congress in Zurich that led authorities to search the premises. The threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom on Friday morning, Zurich city police said, adding that no one had been evacuated from the congress. The premises have been cleared by the authorities," FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told the congress after it resumed. …

  • Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    Associated Press - 6 minutes ago
    Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. …

  • England wins toss, bowls 1st in 2nd test vs New Zealand

    England wins toss, bowls 1st in 2nd test vs New Zealand

    Associated Press - 6 minutes ago
    England wins toss, bowls 1st in 2nd test vs New Zealand

    LEEDS, England (AP) — England won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second and final test against New Zealand at Headingley on Friday. …