Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 1:46 pm
If one goal of the uniforms for a women's cycling team from Colombia is to attract attention, they're a smashing success.
Some observers are calling the outfits â€” which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region â€” "rude," "wrong" and a "disaster." But others are defending the uniform and the cyclists who wear it, saying the criticism is entirely sensationalized.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 11:04 am
After the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft spent a decade just catching up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, mission controllers have announced the spot where the probe's Philae lander will touch down. It turns out that there are no really good spots to land on a comet.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Odile, the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall on Mexico's Baja California, slammed into the tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas with winds up to 115 mph and is now moving up the massive peninsula.
"We haven't seen one get so close and with the possibility of impact, and of such a nature," Wenceslao Petit, head of emergency services in Los Cabos, was quoted by Reuters as saying of the Category 3 hurricane. "There aren't words for this."
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 1:55 pm
Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a prison sentence, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete in the Olympics, according to the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.
From The Associated Press:
"South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive Tubby Reddy tells The Associated Press that the sports body has no regulations that prevent someone with a criminal record from representing the country."
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 10:17 am
A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is looking increasingly fragile amid renewed shelling in some areas, and as Ukraine's defense minister says arms shipments from NATO members have begun to arrive in Kiev to aid its fight against pro-Russia separatists.
At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in artillery fire in the rebel-held city of Donetsk, according to the city council there.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 11:44 am
World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in neighboring Syria.
"The Iraqis' fight against terrorists is also ours," French President Francois Hollande said. "There is no time to lose."
Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 7:11 pm
On a weekend that saw extremist group the Islamic State release a video showing the murder of a Western hostage, support for a coalition to fight the group is building. Several Arab states are reportedly willing to participate in strikes on the group, and Australia has offered to send hundreds of troops to help.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been visiting countries in the Middle East to build support for President Obama's plan to fight the group, ahead of a conference about the crisis that'll begin in Paris Monday.
Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 7:23 am
This has been called a long and tough week for the NFL. But ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions on Sunday's SportsCenterthat show how hard the week has been for the league's fans â€” especially for parents who struggle to reconcile their love for the game with its off-field violence.
A lifelong football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, Storm didn't hold back on her emotions when discussing the NFL's response to what she calls the "horrific Ray Rice elevator video" â€“ and how it also dominated conversations in her home.