STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford really does have UConn’s number. Top-ranked Connecticut’s record 90-game winning streak in women’s basketball ended Thursday night when No. 9 Stanford outplayed the Huskies from the start in a 71-59 victory at Maples Pavilion – where the Cardinal have their own streak going.
SANTA FE, N.M. — Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won’t be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday. The prospect of a pardon for the notorious frontier figure nearly 130 years after his death drew international attention to New Mexico.
ADELAIDE, Australia — Multicolored starbusts and gigantic sparklers lit the midnight sky over Sydney Harbour in a dazzling fireworks show witnessed by 1.5 million enthusiastic spectators who camped out all day to ring in the new year. Sydney touted its claim to be the New Year’s Eve capital of the world with a spectacular display over the iconic Harbour Bridge using 7 tons of fireworks, its largest since 2000.
New Year’s Eve by the numbers and names: 31 degrees Fahrenheit, 3 mph winds, 0 percent precipitation — That’s how cold midnight will be, Weather.com says. It will hit 34 degrees by 7 p.m. Bundle up, kiddies.