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19 February 2018 3:29 AM Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buy

Sacramento — All the danger signs around the suspect in the Florida school shooting were not enough for relatives, authorities or his school to request a judicial order that might have barred him from possessing guns. Just five states have laws that allow family members, guardians or police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from people who show warning 33

08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'

Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 41

21 January 2018 12:11 PM Garcia stamps class in Singapore to start 2018 campaign

Singapore - Masters champion Sergio Garcia sealed an emphatic victory at the Singapore Open on Sunday and said he was "extremely happy" with a rousing start to his 2018 campaign. The Spaniard carded a three-under-par 68 for a commanding five-shot win as the weather cleared after two days of rain-disrupted play in his first tournament of the year. Garcia 41

19 January 2018 12:49 PM Masters champion Garcia has play halted by rain

Singapore - Masters champion Sergio Garcia had his second round at the Singapore Open halted on Friday as a tropical storm swept across the city-state, stopping play at the Sentosa Golf Club. World number 10 Garcia was one under par after eight holes when play was stopped by rain in the late afternoon. Rain has disrupted play on the Serapong course for the second 34

18 January 2018 12:14 PM Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

New York - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints. The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly 47

06 January 2018 6:01 AM White supremacist faces terror charge after train stopped

Nebraska — A white supremacist accused of stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska has been charged with terrorism. Documents unsealed Wednesday in US District Court in Lincoln show 26-year-old Taylor Wilson, of St Charles, Missouri, is charged with terrorism attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems. The eastbound 34

10 December 2017 5:27 PM Police arrest three men in possession of AK47 and 260 rounds

Johannesburg – Gauteng police have arrested three men after the Protea Glen community in Soweto reported a suspicious vehicle on Saturday night. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the three men, aged between 22 and 28, were found in possession of an AK47 rifle, four magazines, and 260 live rounds of ammunition. Masondo praised the community 35

06 December 2017 9:40 PM Caster to wait for CAS verdict over 2012 Olympic gold

Cape Town - Caster Semenya has to wait on the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) verdict on Russia's Mariya Savinova to be officially awarded a 2012 Olympic gold medal. Savinova appeared before CAS on Monday to appeal against her four-year ban and the decision to strip her off her 800m Olympic gold medal. In London 2012, Savinova outran Semenya by stopping 21

01 December 2017 10:57 AM Mayweather 'adopts' panda, names it after himself

Shanghai - He hardly has a reputation as the cuddly type, but Floyd Mayweather displayed his softer side as he adopted a baby giant panda in China - and promptly renamed it "TMT Floyd Mayweather". The 40-year-old American boxing star will, however, have to leave the panda at its home in southwest China and the $15 000 adoption fee paid by him and another 60

14 November 2017 4:52 PM Le Clos nudges closer to World Cup title

Cape Town - Chad le Clos is a step closer to claiming his fourth Swimming World Cup title after a solid performance on the opening day in Tokyo. Le Clos claimed gold in the men's 50m butterfly touching the wall in 22.49 on Tuesday. In the men's 100m freestyle, the South African was edged by Vladimir Morozov with the Russian stopping the clock in 45.65 and Le Clos taking 33