Australian minister: Depp dog apology video no award winner
Australia & the Pacific / Celebrities / National

Australian minister: Depp dog apology video no award winner

SYDNEY (AP) — Was the filmed apology over an international dog smuggling scandal supposed to look like a hostage video? Was the weirdly wooden delivery a deliberate protest by the unhappy actors? And does the Australian politician at the heart of the world’s most bizarre biosecurity case think he could have directed it better himself? … Continue reading

Rob Thomas apologizes for making offensive joke in Australia
Australia & the Pacific / Celebrities / Music

Rob Thomas apologizes for making offensive joke in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas has apologized after being accused of making a racist joke during a solo concert in Australia. Thomas apologized on Facebook following the Saturday, Feb. 20, night show in Melbourne, where he made a joke about dealing with jetlag by drinking. “And then I drink until I think I’m … Continue reading

Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout
Business / International News / U.S. News

Asian stocks slump on Fed rate hike fears, commodity rout

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks slid Friday following sharp losses on Wall Street as a slump in commodities markets deterred investors from riskier assets and expectations grew that the U.S. would soon move to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.8 percent to 19,534.97 while South Korea’s Kospi shed … Continue reading