News archive from 1 September 2013

Obama opens narrow window for diplomatic action in Syria

Obama’s decision to shelve attack plans pending a vote from Congress opens a narrow door for diplomacy, though it’s unclear whether any side would negotiate now after a bitter buildup and competing claims of chemical weapons use....

 

Culture of corruption

Homestead's Steve Bateman is now the third mayor of a Miami-Dade municipality snared in a corruption scandal in one month. Embarrassing? You bet, but don't shrug it off as local politics as usual and walk away. The cases illustrate why a culture of...

 

Yemeni Prime Minister escapes assassination attempt

SANAA, Yemen Yemen’s Prime Minister, Mohamed Salim Basindowa, narrowly escaped an apparent assassination attempt Saturday evening, as his armored car came under gunfire en route to his home in an upscale neighborhood in the Yemeni capital. An...

 
Obama opens narrow window for diplomatic action in Syria

Obama opens narrow window for diplomatic action in Syria

Obama’s decision to shelve attack plans pending a vote from Congress opens a narrow door for diplomacy, though it’s unclear whether any side would negotiate now after a bitter buildup and competing claims of chemical weapons use....

 

Yemeni Prime Minister escapes assassination attempt

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen’s Prime Minister, Mohamed Salim Basindowa, narrowly escaped an apparent assassination attempt Saturday evening, as his armored car came under gunfire en route to his home in an upscale neighborhood in the Yemeni...

 

Saints cut Roby, Leonard; keep Vilma, Tanner

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans special teams leader Courtney Roby, veteran safety Jim Leonard, defensive end Jay Richardson and 18 others are among the Saints' final cuts as the club trims its roster to the regular-season limit of 53. Others released by...

 

Broncos place Bradley on IR, cut two draft picks

The Denver Broncos placed veteran linebacker Stewart Bradley on injured reserve, and released a pair of 2013 draft picks as part of 22 moves to get to the NFL's 53-man roster limit. Bradley, a former starter in Philadelphia and Arizona, was joined by...

 
 

Davis, Hull among Rams' cuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Austin Davis, who competed with Kellen Clemens for the backup quarterback job in St. Louis, is among 22 players cut by the Rams to reach the 53-man roster limit. Linebacker Josh Hull, who made one start in 2012, also was let go on...

 

Obama risks embarrassing loss in Congress

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is taking a risk by asking Congress to approve airstrikes against Syria. The potential payoff is that he'll win the kind of vote that signals broad popular support, giving him a stronger hand in facing Syrian...

 
Serena Williams vs. Sloane Stephens is unmatched for drama at U.S. Open 

Serena Williams vs. Sloane Stephens is unmatched for drama at U.S. Open 

The U.S. Open is a sadistic affair, dragging its players to late-night, early-morning appointments while they dodge thick raindrops and aggressive autograph seekers. Doubles matches hog the main courts for no particular reason, and loud music blares...

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Analysis: Obama's credibility on line in reversal

Analysis: Obama's credibility on line in reversal

WASHINGTON -- For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama's abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could...

 

O's Feldman pitches well, Yanks Nova better

NEW YORK -- Scott Feldman isn't going to get upset. He knows he was outpitched. Feldman was impressive for seven innings after a rocky first, but Baltimore managed just three hits against Ivan Nova and lost 2-0 to the New York Yankees on Saturday....

 

Chiefs cut Draughn in reaching 53-man limit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs have cut 20 players, including veteran running back Shaun Draughn, and waived two other injured players to reach the 53-man roster limit by Saturday's deadline. Tight end Tony Moeaki fractured his shoulder in...

 
Rees leads No. 14 Irish to 28-6 win over Temple

Rees leads No. 14 Irish to 28-6 win over Temple

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tommy Rees threw a pair of 32-yard touchdown passes to DaVaris Daniels, a 66-yard scoring pass to Troy Niklas and Notre Dame had three quick scoring drives en route to a 28-6 victory over Temple on Saturday. The 14th-ranked Irish...

 

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