Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Pistorius, Steenkamp family reps ‘talking’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s parents said Tuesday. The communication between the two families is over a possible out-of-court settlement […]

08/20/2013

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Witnesses heard woman scream, then Pistorius fired

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentine’s Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion’s version of events […]

08/19/2013

Photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa on Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Pistorius to be indicted, trial in early 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In a […]

08/16/2013

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius allowed to leave South Africa with conditions

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.

03/28/2013

Nike's ad on it's Facebook page

Nike’s Tiger Woods ad draws critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike is causing a social media storm with its latest online ad showing a picture of Tiger Woods overlaid with a quote from him, “Winning takes care of everything.”

03/26/2013

Oscar Pistorius

Gun comments split family of Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The family of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian charged with murdering his girlfriend, is feuding publicly about whether guns are a necessary protection against crime in South Africa.

03/05/2013

Carl Pistorius

Pistorius’ brother facing culpable homicide charge

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The brother of Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death, compounding problems for the family after the double-amputee runner was charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

02/24/2013

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. Click to listen to an interview with a reporter in South Africa.

02/19/2013

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (AP Photo)

Pistorius shooting: Family denies charges; Steenkamp’s show airs

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – The family of Oscar Pistorius is denying charges that the Olympic runner murdered his girlfriend.

02/16/2013

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (AP Photo)

Weeping Pistorius faces life in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wept in court as prosecutors said they’ll charge him of premeditated murder for killing his model girlfriend. The man who once inspired the world could spend the rest of his life in prison.

02/15/2013

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