News archive from 7 August 2011

After S&P downgrade, WH says 'we must do better'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sought to distance himself Saturday from the bad news of the nation's first-ever credit-rating downgrade, but lawmakers and presidential candidates showed no such reticence - trading salvos over who's at fault and...

 
Tim Tebow insists he was never promised Broncos’ starting spot

Tim Tebow insists he was never promised Broncos’ starting spot

DENVER - Tim Tebow was a rookie with a funny haircut one year ago, his toga-party bald spot on display all over the Internet. Tebow’s trending again, but it’s not for his looks. The quarterback said Friday he felt his comments to a newspaper columnist...

 

AC Milan beats Inter 2-1 to win Italian Super Cup

BEIJING -- AC Milan won a record sixth Italian Super Cup on Saturday, rallying past city rival Inter Milan 2-1 at the Bird's Nest stadium. With the score 1-1, Milan's Alexandre Pato ran onto a through ball. His shot hit the post, but Kevin-Prince...

 

Friend: New York Man Accused of Butchering Boy a Misfit

NEW YORK -- A close friend of a man charged with kidnapping and dismembering an 8-year-old New York City boy says the accused butcher is socially awkward and obsessed with karaoke, even though he has a terrible voice. Levi Aron of Brooklyn was...

Fox News, 17:02 in Crime
 

Friend: NY man accused of butchering boy a misfit

NEW YORK - A close friend of a man charged with kidnapping and dismembering an 8-year-old New York City boy says the accused butcher is socially awkward and obsessed with karaoke, even though he has a terrible voice. Levi Aron of Brooklyn was...

Fox News, 17:03 in Crime
 

Farmington Hills couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Farmington Hills police said they’re investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a husband and wife who were going through a bitter divorce and severe financial trouble. A 52-year-old woman fatally shot her husband, 53, with a handgun before...

 
Bills running back C.J. Spiller eager to bounce back in 2nd year

Bills running back C.J. Spiller eager to bounce back in 2nd year

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Fast as C.J. Spiller might be, it turns out there’s some things the Buffalo Bills running back learned he can’t outrun. For starters, there were the preposterously high expectations he had entering his rookie season last year. As a...

 

Bob Sturm: Cowboys' DeMarco Murray losing key work on pass protection

Bob Sturm, the co-host of BaDD Radio weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. and host of the Cowboys pregame show on SportsRadio 1310-AM The Ticket in Dallas, answered readers' questions about the Cowboys in a live chat Friday. Some excerpts: How do you see the...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

Reg Traviss 'in a really bad way' after Amy Winehouse death

Amy Winehouse's boyfriend Reg Traviss is in a "really bad way." The 35-year-old film director - who had been dating the "Rehab" hitmaker on and off for two years - is struggling to deal with his loss after the troubled singer was...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz
 

Lions getting acclimated to training, heat

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions play their first preseason game in less than a week, and they're not exactly sure what to expect. Center Dominic Raiola is in his 11th season with the team, but this one is different - at least at the start....

 

Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean crashes $1.2M supercar

Rowan Atkinson escaped with only a broken shoulder after crashing his $1.2 million supercar. The "Mr. Bean" star was driving back to his Northamptonshire home, in the English midlands Thursday after a day at work editing his latest movie...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz
 
A Murdoch’s Missed Opportunity

A Murdoch’s Missed Opportunity

When the News Corporation announced it would stop paying the legal fees for Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the center of Britain’s tabloid phone hacking scandal, the consequences were swift. Mr. Mulcaire could obviously shed light on who...

 

Canadian rock band Alexisonfire breaks up

TORONTO -- The Canadian rock band Alexisonfire is splitting up after two members decided to leave the group in a break up that frontman George Pettit says is "not really" amicable. The band announced its decision in a lengthy note posted to...

 

2 fatal stabbings 3 miles apart in E. Valley

Tempe police said a man was stabbed to death early Saturday morning. Police spokesman Charles Cobbs said a 47-year-old man was stabbed shortly before 7:40 a.m. at a house near Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive. The man, whose name was not...

 

Canines invade Greenfield for dog show

GREENFIELD - Dog lovers might want to head to Greenfield this weekend for the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club Inc.’s dog show. The show runs all day Saturday at Greenfield Community College. Organizers of the event - officially called the All-Breed Dog...

 

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