Iraqi Forces Recapture Areas Seized By Al Qaeda Militants
The Iraqi security forces backed by tribesmen carried out offensive attacks Thursday against Al Qaeda-linked gunmen in the western province of Anbar, security sources said. Iraqi army troops backed by tribesmen began a major offensive campaign early Thursday, targeting Al Qaeda-linked militants in the provincial capital city of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, and the al-Jazira area outside the town of Khaldiyah, some 30 km east of Ramadi, Xinhua reported citing a source.
Wade On LeBron: 'We Are Champions'
Dwyane Wade wished LeBron James stayed in Miami. And now he's wishing him well regardless. Wade released a statement Saturday calling James - who announced Friday he is leaving the Heat and returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers - ''my brother,'' and said he supports the four-time NBA MVP's decision. Wade added " As an organization, a community, and as individuals, we achieved the goals we set when we first signed on together. We are champions.'' Together, James, Wade and Chris Bosh went to the NBA Finals in each of their four Miami seasons together, winning the championship twice.
Tracy Morgan Has Sued Walmart Over Fatal Car Accident
Tracy Morgan has taken action against Walmart, accusing the chain of super stores of being partially responsible in the car accident that left him severely injured. According to the NY Post, Morgan's new lawsuit claims that Walmart allowed one of its drivers to operate his truck at an unacceptable level of exhaustion. Morgan, along with three other plaintiffs, is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
Apple Refutes Chinese Security Claims, Says It Does Not Track Users
No, Apple isn't using your iPhone to track your location in China. That's Apple's response to a recent report from China's state-run television station alleging the iPhone could potentially threaten the country's national security. Apple published the lengthy statement on its China website Saturday, one day after Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television reported the iPhone posed a threat to the country's national security. Specifically, the report called into question Apple's "frequent locations" feature which keeps tabs on places iPhone owners visit as well as how often they go there "in order to learn places that are significant to you."
Brazil's World Cup Loss To The Netherlands Reopens Wounds Just Beginning To Heal
Brazil entered the consolation match of the World Cup against the Netherlands looking to salvage some respect after its disastrous loss to Germany. While it was not the 7-1 thrashing that will be talked about for decades, the 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands had the feel of a game that only reopened the wounds of Brazilians that had just begun to heal. Brazil and its fans will now hold out hope that their brutal World Cup finish will not be exacerbated by a win from their rivals from Argentina over Germany.
Robin Thicke Has Teamed Up With 1-800-Flowers To Bring The World The Get Her Back Bouquet!
Robin Thicke will just not give up! He will stop at nothing to get Paula Patton back! The Blurred Lines singer has teamed up with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, as the flower company has named two bouquets after two of Robin's new songs, Get Her Back and his upcoming ditty Forever Love. The 100 roses in the Get Her Back bouquet costs a whopping $349.99! 100 roses sounds a lot like overkill, but it's the perfect amount to convey "hey, I messed up real bad, so…uh, here's 100 roses."
Rose Tied For Lead After 3 Rounds Of Scottish Open
Justin Rose set up a chance to capture back-to-back titles by shooting a 5-under 66 at the Scottish Open on Saturday to move into a share of the lead with home hopeful Marc Warren after three rounds. Nearly three weeks after winning the Quicken Loans National at Congressional to end a yearlong drought, Rose has kept up his strong form despite struggling with hayfever and, more recently, sinus pains.
Quake Rocks Japan -- But No Tsunami
A powerful earthquake struck early Saturday off the coast of northern Japan -- rattling nerves in a region rocked three years ago by a deadly tremor, tsunami and nuclear crisis, though thankfully the latest episode didn't nearly measure up. The Japan Meteorological Agency at one point issued a tsunami warning, which it later amended to tsunami advisories for coastal regions in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. At 6:15 a.m.
Middle East, Gaza To Dominate Sunday Talk Shows
The ongoing crisis' in the Middle East will be the recurring theme on this Sunday's political talk shows. On CBS' Face the Nation: Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization's chief representative in the U.S., will discuss the next steps following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of Obama's offer to negotiate a cease-fire.
Alvarez Replaces Zimmermann On NL All-Star Roster
Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will replace injured Washington pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on the National League roster for Tuesday night's All-Star game at Target Field in Minnesota. Zimmermann left Friday night's start against Philadelphia after 3 1-3 innings because of a right biceps injury. The roster change was announced Saturday. Alvarez, a first-time All-Star, is 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA and three shutouts in 19 starts.