Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on
TV's "Sesame Street," but the recent antics of New York
street performers dressed as the beloved characters have
drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers.
Israel has knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded
dozens of other high-profile targets, while Egyptian
mediators prepare a revised proposal for halting its war with
Islamist militants in the enclave.
Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took
advantage of the Olympic champion's absence to coolly grab
100 metres gold at the Commonwealth Games, but Veronica
Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double.
Analysis of the black box flight recorders from a downed
Malaysian airliner show it was destroyed by shrapnel coming
from a rocket blast and went down because of "massive
explosive decompression", a Ukrainian security official says.