News archive from 5 August 2012

Facts and figures: PGA Championship

When, where: Thursday-Sunday, Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, S.C. Course facts: 7,676 yards, par 72. Stretching alongside the Atlantic Ocean, Kiawah made a dramatic debut as site of the epic 1991 Ryder Cup that went down to...

 

Power captures pole for Mid-Ohio

Will Power endured a physical qualifying session on Saturday to win the pole for the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid- Ohio Sports Car Course. Power posted a lap time around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in 1 minute, 5.6474 seconds during the...

 

Romney attacks Obama in Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Mitt Romney is attacking what he calls "an extraordinary series of policy failures" from President Barack Obama, but says America is "poised to take off economically." The Republican presidential contender...

 
Phelps collects 18th gold medal in final Olympic race

Phelps collects 18th gold medal in final Olympic race

By Paul Newberry / The Associated Press LONDON -- The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into the retirement the only way imaginable -- with another gold medal. Reclaiming the lead with his trademark...

 

Major repeats a thing of the past

Old conquerors have been embraced again in Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. New folk heroes have been generated in Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson. There was the sentimental codger who finally got his major in Darren Clarke. There was the guy who ruined a...

 

Lions notebook: soreness keeps Louis Delmas sidelined

Allen Park - Cornerback Chris Houston, as he always does, took on All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson at the line of scrimmage during one of the Lions' team periods Saturday. After a brief bump at the line, he sprinted step-for-step with Johnson and,...

 

Congresswoman slams plans to close undersea lab

MIAMI -- A South Florida congresswoman says the government's plan to end manned ocean exploration will cause "irreparable damage to vital ocean investigations." U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with the head of the National Oceanic...

 

Kindness of strangers, now my friends

LONDON - To pull off an Olympics of this size and scope, London organizers are relying heavily upon a horde of volunteers known affectionately as "the Games Makers." With more than 70,000 in their ranks - a contingent larger than the entire...

 

Sweden remembers WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg

STOCKHOLM - Sweden on Saturday celebrated the life of a diplomat credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis in World War II, but whose fate remains one of the country's greatest war-time mysteries Crowds gathered in the town of...

 

U.S. men's basketball team survives, beats Lithuania 99-94

London- When the moment arrived, the Americans responded.They're still unbeaten, but no longer untested. Pushed to the max by a fearless Lithuanian team smelling a world-shaking Olympic upset, the U.S. collection of basketball superstars united as...

 

6 medical-marijuana applicants in Gilbert await lottery

With the drop of two ping-pong balls just before noon Tuesday, six potential medical-marijuana dispensaries in Gilbert will learn if they were selected in a lottery for licenses to grow and sell pot to nearly 30,000 qualified patients in Arizona....

 

Ahwatukee has single applicant for medical-marijuana dispensary

Ahwatukee will learn next week whether its only applicant for a medical-marijuana dispensary license will be authorized to set up shop. For most of Arizona's 126 so-called community health analysis areas, multiple applicants are seeking state...

 

President Obama goes golfing on birthday

WASHINGTON- To mark his birthday Saturday, President Obama stepped off the campaign trail and onto the golf course.Obama celebrated turning 51 with a round of golf under a hot sun at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He was joined by a group of...

 

Mongol Rally, Day 22: Inspiring moments

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. --Jewish proverb The drive from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan was abruptly curtailed when I arrived at the wrong border crossing. The crossing was closed for repairs and there was supposedly...

 
Picture of Obama holding baseball bat angers Turkish political circles

Picture of Obama holding baseball bat angers Turkish political circles

Barack Obama’s publicity team were thrown a curve ball this week when a photo of the president holding a baseball bat intended to promote friendship with an important ally did just the opposite. Speaking with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on...

 

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