Police: Boxer kills self in jail after arrest for wife’s killing

CARACAS (Reuters) – Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero hanged himself early Monday from the bars of a prison cell where he had been detained for killing his wife, police said.  Valero — who had held the World Boxing Council lightweight title until recently going for alcohol rehabilitation — was found in his cell with some signs of life but did not survive, said police chief Wilmer Flores Trosel.


South Korea Proposes Curfew to Curb Online Gaming Addiction

Governments around the world are worried about the perils of gaming addiction — and with kids racking up FarmVille debt and Bulgarian politicians getting canned for playing too much


Quake in western China kills 400, buries more

A series of strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan area of western China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, officials said.


In pedestrian death, driver, 20, gets 7-14 years

Joseph Genovese Jr. apologized to the families of two women he ran down after a Phillies game. And he told the sentencing judge that the horrific 2008 incident – Cindy Grassi, 53, dead; her friend Sandra Wacker, then 36, permanently disabled – taught him a lesson about driver safety.


Last Call for Hummer

General Motors’ efforts to sell the Hummer brand to another manufacturer have not been successful, and the automaker announced on Wednesday that it was going to begin making payments to dealers that would enable them to close their Hummer franchises.


Obama Signs Landmark Health Care Bill

Mr. Obama affixed his curlicue signature, almost letter by letter, to the measure, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, surrounded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and a raft of other lawmakers who spent the past year on a legislative roller-coaster ride trying to pass it. Aides said he would pass out the 20 pens he used as mementoes.


George Clooney Marvels At All-Star ‘Hope For Haiti Phone Bank

It’s not a complicated process. Donors simply call into the telethon and pledge various financial contributions to the person on the other end of the line. But instead of an everyday volunteer…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Absolut to unleash tropical zing on the travel retail scene

In Europe, the new flavoured vodka will be launched with a full-scale campaign at London Heathrow Airport. This exclusive global travel retail launch will then roll out, starting at Paris Charles de Gaulle on 24 February, Frankfurt and Barcelona in March, and Istanbul in Ap