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January 7, 2019 3:52 PM Florida couple racks up $10G hotel bill, skips out without paying, cops say

Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested for skipping out on paying hotel bills totaling to more than $10,000, police said. (Monroe County Sheriff's Office) A Florida couple seemed to master the “room and dash” tactic when they racked up a hotel bill in excess of $10,000 before bolting without paying, police said. Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested Saturday after 112

January 7, 2019 10:24 AM Malaysian king abruptly abdicated throne after reported marriage to Russian beauty queen

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in an unexpected and rare move, just after two years on the throne. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File) The Malaysian king unexpectedly abdicated Sunday after just two years on the throne -- with some reports pegging his early exit as being related to his marriage to a Russian beauty queen last year. The palace said in a statement 150

January 7, 2019 9:04 AM Bears' Cody Parkey gets support from Kobe, D-Wade

Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey jogged off the field Sunday to boos from fans at Soldier Field, but he's found plenty of support on social media from two of the biggest names in the NBA. Parkey's potential 43-yard game-winning field goal was tipped and hit the left upright and bounced off the crossbar, giving the Philadelphia Eagles a 16-15 victory 86

January 7, 2019 12:05 AM Ex-Cuban vice president, Bay of Pigs commander, dies at 95

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Cuba's former Vice-President on the Council of Ministers Jose Ramon Fernandez attends the annual International Book fair opening ceremony in Havana, Cuba. Fernandez, a career soldier who joined Cuba's 1950s Revolution and became a prominent collaborator with the Castro brothers, died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, according 137

January 6, 2019 7:10 PM Key Cuban figure in Bay of Pigs victory dies at 95

HAVANA (Reuters) - Jose Ramon Fernandez Alvarez, who commanded Cuban forces under the leadership of Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs, repelling an exile invasion supported by the United States, died on Sunday at 95. Fernandez passed away in the early hours of the morning, Cuban state-run media reported, but as is customary in Cuba no information was given 138

January 6, 2019 7:05 PM Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

BANGKOK – A Saudi woman is using social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand have confiscated her passport and are holding her at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after Thai authorities stopped her in transit from Kuwait. She claims 126

January 6, 2019 5:07 PM Lyondell Houston refinery not affected by nearby accident: company

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Operations at Lyondell Basell Industries 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd) Houston refinery were unaffected by a nearby industrial accident on Saturday, a company spokeswoman said. The refinery was informed about the accident at about 3 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on Saturday, said Lyondell spokeswoman Chevalier Gray. Two people working 104

January 6, 2019 1:16 PM Austrian racing car legend Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday. Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication 135

January 6, 2019 10:36 AM 'Turkish Messi' Abdulkadir Omur would welcome Liverpool move amid recent links

Promising Trabzonspor teenager Abdulkadir Omur would welcome the chance to join Liverpool amid recent reports of an offer from the Anfield club. The Reds have been closely linked with a move for Omur, 19, over the past week after reports in Turkish media claimed the Premier League leaders tabled a £27 million bid for the Trabzonspor winger. Omur discussed 143

January 5, 2019 3:28 AM Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

In this photo provided on Jan. 4, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon. China’s space agency says that all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover that have made a pioneering landing 100