Christine Kearney

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck has died of heart failure at the age of 91.

Encyclopaedia Britannica ends print edition

<i>Encyclopaedia Britannica</i> has announced it will end publication of its printed editions and continue with digital versions available online.

IMF chief denies New York sex assault charges

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged on Sunday with sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid.

IMF chief to be charged over sex attack in hotel

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to be arrested and charged overnight with an alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid.

Producers promise fast and fierce Oscars

Organisers of this year's Oscar telecast promised on Friday the competition will be fierce and the show fast-paced in a bid to boost viewership.

Kanye West outburst mars MTV music video awards

The MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West.

Marion Jones gets six months in prison

Disgraced United States sprinter Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use, a stunning downfall for the five-time Olympic medalist. US District Court Judge Kenneth Karas imposed the sentence after Jones (32) pleaded guilty to two charges last October.

US track star Jones admits to steroid use

Reversing years of denials, United States track superstar Marion Jones pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to federal investigators and admitted using steroids, which could cost her the five medals she won in the 2000 Olympics. In a sober court hearing and a tear-filled appearance before reporters, Jones (31) admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

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