News archive from 6 September 2011

Pakistani forces capture senior al Qaida commander

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani security forces working in co-operation with U.S. intelligence captured senior al Qaida commander Younis al Mauritani, the most important al Qaida figure in several years to be arrested in Pakistan, officials said Monday....

 

Umber throws 7 shutout innings, White Sox win 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Philip Umber pitched seven scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Monday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Juan Pierre had three hits for the White Sox, who ended a four-game skid. Brian...

 

Remarks by President Obama

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Detroit! Thank you, Michigan! Oh, this is a -- AUDIENCE: Four more years! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. It is -- AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you,...

 

Out of respect, Jimbo Fisher says FSU prep not Oklahoma this week

TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that there was only one team his Seminoles were preparing for this week. And that team does not call the Sooner State home. The sixth-ranked Seminoles will gameplan for Charleston Southern,...

 

Briggs on timing of raise request: 'It was necessary'

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs still believes he deserves a raise and expressed no remorse for requesting a trade last week. "It was necessary,’’ Briggs said of timing. "This wasn’t the first time that I contacted the Bears, the...

 

Chester Taylor expected to practice with Arizona Cardinals Wednesday

The Cardinals officially added three players to their roster Monday, including running back Chester Taylor, who signed a one-year contract. Taylor did not practice because he spent the morning taking a physical. As expected, the team also announced it...

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UAW's Williams: Be grateful for auto bailout

Detroit- United Auto Workers Secretary Treasurer Dennis Williams told Michigan workers Monday they owe a debt of gratitude to President Barack Obama for bailing out General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC. He said the move saved tens of thousands of...

 

Crowds await Obama, focus on jobs

Detroit- Thousands of Metro Detroiters, diverse in background, occupation and age, are filing into a gated area of the General Motors Co. parking lot next to the Renaissance Center to await President Barack Obama's Labor Day address this afternoon....

 
Memory Process Takes Years to Fully Develop

Memory Process Takes Years to Fully Develop

Children have memories, but the ability to remember the origin of memories develops slowly. A new study reports that this ability matures during adolescence and fully develops only in adulthood. RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times »...

 

Rain is a pain for NASCAR schedule

ATLANTA _ So what does one do on a rainy night in Georgia? "Go home" seems to be a good answer. Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, among others, pulled their Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous card and flew back home on their private jets Sunday...

 

Browns sign OL Hicks

The Cleveland Browns have signed veteran offensive lineman Artis Hicks. Hicks, who has played in nine NFL seasons, entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Philadelphia in 2002. He was dealt to the Vikings before the 2006 season and signed...

 

McDonald solid as Pirates drop Astros 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Doumit had three hits, James McDonald pitched into the eighth inning for the first time this season and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Monday. Josh Harrison added two hits and Derrek Lee hit his 16th homer as...

 

Many lifestyle factors linked to diabetes risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study reports that weight, diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol intake may each independently influence a person's risk of getting diabetes. Researchers found that even when people had a family history of diabetes or...

 

Formulating functional fitness for everyday people

NEW YORK (Reuters) -A mother-to-be hoists a rubber cylinder overhead. A 70-year-old balances on a wobble board and a firefighter grips a medicine ball while lunging across the gym floor. Called functional training, workouts mirroring the activities of...

 

NBA's best bench players: No. 10 Marcin Gortat

Almost everybody who has played basketball since grade school wants to be a starter. But in the NBA, even quality players must be resigned to coming off the bench. It's a job that calls for stars to swallow their pride and ego, and sacrifice for the...

 

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