Tottenham beat FC Twente 4-1 to record their first Champions League group victory on an extraordinary night at White Hart Lane, which saw them awarded three penalties and have a man sent off.Rafael van der Vaart saw the first spot-kick saved and the
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa A small earthquake struck American Samoa as a memorial service was being held to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed 34 people in the U.S territory.There were no reports of injuries or dama

russian firm unveils plan for first space hotel

MOSCOW The lead Russian contractor for the International Space Station (ISS) says it plans to build the first hotel in space to cash in on a growing market for private tourism, a senior executive said on Thursday.Energia, part owned by the Russian

new offshore drilling rules coming thursday

WASHINGTON The Obama administration is set to release new rules for offshore oil drillers as it prepares to lift a ban on deepwater drilling.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce the new rules, including some that address workplace

what aliens would see when spying on our solar system

Alien astronomers searching for planets in our solar system would at least be able to see Neptune inside the dusty disk that surrounds our planetary neighborhood, a new study suggests. The method used in the study could be a new tool for astronomers

quake rocks samoa on tsunami anniversary

APIA, Samoa Samoa on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of a tsunami that killed 143 people, as a fresh earthquake heightened painful memories of the Pacific nation's worst natural disaster.Dawn vigils were held across the country for victims

science academy publishes climate change guide

LONDON Britain's national science academy released a new guide on climate change Thursday, setting out what is known and what remains unclear after a series of scandals about global warming research.The Royal Society guide says there is strong ev

next phase of gulf spill damage assessment starts

NEW ORLEANS Federal and state government agencies and BP have entered a new and important phase in determining how much damage has been done to the ecosystem by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.On Wednesday, the government and BP said they had started

al-jazeera w.cup coverage jammed from jordan report

LONDON Coverage of this year's World Cup football finals in South Africa by the Al-Jazeera satellite television was jammed from Jordan, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported in its Thursday edition. Mysterious jamming of TV broadcasts of the summe

nc governor declares emergency ahead of heavy rain

WILMINGTON, N.C. Gov.Beverly Perdue has proclaimed a state of emergency as North Carolina's coastal residents brace for drenching rains from a weather system interacting with approaching remnants of a recent tropical storm.Perdue issued the precauti

nasa budget approved by us congress

WASHINGTON The US Congress has approved NASA's 2011 budget, which provides funds for the development of commercial spaceflights and an additional space shuttle flight.The House of Representatives voted 304 to 118 to approve the budget late Wednesd