Emergency services and Australian military personnel stepped up the search Friday for dozens of people still missing in Queensland as authorities and residents tried to assess the damage caused by the state's worst flooding in decades.
The beauty of tennis' new year, aside from the anticipation surrounding the Australian Open, is the chance to isolate certain truths out of nothing. The past week saw a flurry of insignificant events, but there was much to be learned about some of the sport's key players:
Not only is tennis' offseason farcically scant; we don't exactly ease into the campaign. Here it is, the first week of January, and -- apart from being a week away from commencing a Slam -- most name players were in action. We caution reading too much into one week of play, especially the first week back from vacation. Still, there were some curious results.
Anyone who has ever owned a boat has probably dreamed of cruising around the world on it. Sadly, very few of us actually do. Work, kids, health or other commitments usually gets in the way of our ambitions.
1. Here we are, a week into 2010 and we already have a Match of the Year candidate. Kim Clijsters beat Justine Henin in a third-set tiebreaker to win in Brisbane, Australia. There are, of course, many dimensions to this result. Two Belgians, bracketed together-however awkwardly- from day one. Two former No. 1s. And, above all, two "un-retirees" playing top-shelf tennis.
It may seem as if the money folks are in charge when startups are looking for capital, but both entrepreneurs and investors stress the importance of determining if the fit will work. Here are three simple questions to ask before taking a venture capitalist's money:
So which network do I go after first, Fox or ESPN? Getting many letters urging me to go forward in my crusade against network idiocy, equally divided between antagonists of both super-powers. Think I'll do the ESPN thing first because the e-mailers in that camp are more passionate; the Foxies seem to be merely annoyed.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake centered about 22 miles (35 km) undersea near the Santa Cruz Islands in the south Pacific erupted at 12:05 p.m. (3:05 a.m. GMT)Sunday, prompting a tsunami bulletin for the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A doctor taken into custody Monday while trying to fly out of Australia was the eighth person detained as British investigators focused on several foreign-born doctors believed to have played a role in the attempted terror attacks in London and Glasgow over the weekend, Australian officials and sources said.
Doctors taking the modern Hippocratic oath swear to "abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous," but the investigation into plots to bomb targets in Britain suggests a group of medics may have ignored that vow.
A doctor arrested in Cheshire after the failed car bombings in central London and at Glasgow International Airport last month was charged Thursday with conspiracy to cause explosions, Scotland Yard said.
What's the biggest difference between kissing Matt Damon and kissing Brad Pitt? "One's a friend and one's my love," says Angelina Jolie, who co-stars with Damon in the upcoming drama "The Good Shepherd."