Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 to keep her campaign alive in fearsome fashion on Thursday. After only winning two games against Simona Halep, a grimly focused Williams only lost two against Bouchard as she swept the glamorous Canadian off court and out of the tournament in 58 minutes. The defending champion lost the first game but then grabbed 11 in a row, including a serve recorded at 205 kilometres (127.4 miles) an hour in the second set, not far off Sabine Lisicki's world record. "Yesterday was tough for me but I had to put that behind me," Williams said.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) â The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's biggest union faced expulsion on Thursday from a labour federation linked to the ruling African National Congress, the first major crack in an alliance that has held sway since apartheid ended in 1994. Delegates from the powerful Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) were meeting in Johannesburg to cast ballots on whether or not to keep the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in their ranks. ...
An unarmed man arrested for climbing over the White House fence has been charged with assaulting a Secret Service officer after he attacked police dogs. The Secret Service said 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya climbed over the north fence of the White House at 7:16 pm Wednesday and was quickly taken into custody by K-9 police teams and officers. He was charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer, four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry and a felony count of making arrests, the Secret Service said. He was then transferred to the custody of the US Marshal Service for previous outstanding arrest warrants, the Secret Service said.