Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face-off

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor lit the touchpaper for their cross-combat superfight here Tuesday, turning the air blue in an expletive-laden face-to-face meeting to launch their global promotional tour for the bout.More than 11,000 fans crowded in…

July 11, 2017

Top four ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked

Researchers in Sweden have identified the top four things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint, but warned on Tuesday these steps are rarely promoted in the public sphere.The report in the journal Environmental Research Letters described a “m…

July 11, 2017

US Women’s Open under shroud of Trump controversy

The shadow of President Donald Trump hangs over the US Women’s Open golf tournament which takes place this week at the Trump National golf course in New Jersey.Brittany Lincicome said a couple weeks ago she hopes Trump doesn’t appear at event because t…

July 11, 2017

JLo back with an ex — Marc Anthony for video

Their marriage didn’t work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.

Lopez on Tuesday released a video for her single “Ni Tu Ni Yo” (“Neither You Nor Me”), which opens with her sitting at a table as Marc Anthony enters to welcome her.

The fellow singer embraces his ex-wife and compliments her on her watch before introducing her to a photographer who, throughout the video, takes glamour shots as Lopez poses before various backdrops.

The track, driven by a reggaeton beat and horn section, also credits Marc Anthony — a frequent artistic collaborator of Lopez before and during their marriage — as a songwriter.

Lopez premiered “Ni Tu Ni Yo” last week during the annual Macy’s fireworks show for the July 4 holiday in her native New York.

The song is her first track off “Por Primera Vez” (“For the First Time”), which will come out on September 29 and mark the bilingual star’s second album mostly in Spanish following 2007’s “Como Ama una Mujer” (“The Way a Woman Loves.”)

Lopez became an international superstar starting in the late 1990s with R&B-touched dance hits such as “If You Had My Love,” “Waiting for Tonight” and “I’m Real.”

While she has maintained a loyal fan base, her last album, 2014’s “A.K.A.,” fared worse commercially than her earlier albums.

Lopez, 47, was married to salsa megastar and fellow New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent Anthony, 48, for a decade starting in 2004, with Lopez giving birth to twins in 2008.

Lopez’s personal life has frequently featured in the tabloids. She most recently has been dating baseball great Alex Rodriguez, a Dominican-American New Yorker.

July 11, 2017

Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand.”Messenger ads are going global,” the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service said in an on…

July 11, 2017

Arab states say Qatar-US terror accord ‘insufficient’

An agreement between Qatar and the United States on combating terror funding is “insufficient”, the four Arab states that imposed sanctions on the emirate said in a joint statement Tuesday.The memorandum of understanding announced in Doha during a visi…

July 11, 2017

Air Canada jet nearly lands on taxiway in San Francisco

US aviation authorities are looking into an incident involving an Air Canada plane which nearly landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport, officials said Tuesday.The Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on Runway 28…

July 11, 2017

Cricket: ‘Champion of Champions’ Shastri new India coach

India’s new coach Ravi Shastri is expected to look for a good working relationship with captain Virat Kohli after a bitter feud saw his predecessor’s tenure in charge of the world’s top Test side cut short.Shastri, 55, on Tuesday succeeded fellow ex-ca…

July 11, 2017

US set to approve $4bn Patriot missile sale to Romania

The US State Department said Tuesday it is ready to approve the sale of Patriot air defense systems to Romania, a $3.9 billion deal likely to infuriate Russia.”The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to …

July 11, 2017

App turns Mexican women’s phones into panic buttons

The Mexican city of Juarez has been dubbed “the capital of murdered women”: since the 1990s, hundreds of women have been raped, killed and dumped in the desert, or simply disappeared without a trace.Now the border city, which sits across from El Paso, …

July 11, 2017

EU, Russia play up ties but trade barbs over Syria

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said both sides could cooperate on key international issues but traded barbs over Syria at the same time.Mogherini, hosting Lavrov in Brussels after visiting M…

July 11, 2017