News archive from 10 August 2012

Revenge is sweet for U.S. in 2-1 Olympic soccer win over Japan

The U.S. women's soccer team got the payback it was looking for Thursday by beating Japan, 2-1, in the Olympic gold-medal game before a crowd of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The attendance was an Olympic record as well as the largest crowd ever to see a...

 
U.S. men's relay team advances; Oscar Pistorius to run again

U.S. men's relay team advances; Oscar Pistorius to run again

LONDON - The U.S. men's 1,600-meter relay team got the baton around without incident and tied the Bahamas relay team for the fastest first-round time Thursday as track and field competition resumed at the Olympic Stadium on the first summery day in a...

 

Cam Jordan, Shane Vereen dialed in

FOXBORO - Saints defensive end Cam Jordan just wanted one chance to say hi to his good friend from college. And when a defensive force says hi on the football field, it's typically in the form of a good shoulder to the chest and a hard tackle to the...

 

Calif man arrested for message on Chick-fil-A

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of vandalism after police say he scrawled "tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in a Los Angeles suburb.Torrance police say Manuel Castro was...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Lawyers: Colo. shooting suspect is mentally ill

Lawyers: Colo. shooting suspect is mentally ill

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.James Holmes' lawyers made the disclosure at a...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

U.S. women's soccer golden again

LONDON -- The United States won its third successive women's Olympic soccer tournament when it beat world-champion Japan 2-1 after surviving a comeback bid at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

 

NYC 9/11 memorial surpasses 4 million visitors

NEW YORK - More than 4 million people have visited the Sept. 11 memorial at the World Trade Center since it opened last summer on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced the milestone...

 

Toyota to double sales in Brazil in two years with new factory

Toyota Motor Corp., Asia's biggest carmaker, plans to double its sales in Brazil after opening its third factory in the country and announcing a fourth plant dedicated to engine manufacturing.The factory, located in the city of Sorocaba, about 57...

 

Randy Travis: 'Spooked' 911 caller reports man lying in the road

The 911 caller didn't know he was describing Randy Travis. "I just found a guy lying in the road," he told a dispatcher just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the country singer was crumpled on a highway 60 miles north of Dallas. "I'm...

 

Revenge is sweet for U.S. in 2-1 Olympic soccer win over Japan

The U.S. women's soccer team got the payback it was looking for Thursday by beating Japan, 2-1, in the Olympic gold-medal game before a crowd of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The attendance was an Olympic record as well as the largest crowd ever to see a...

 

Tampa police officer injure in crash

TAMPA, Fla. -- Officials say a Tampa police officer was hospitalized after rear-ending another car. Police say the officer was driving a marked patrol car Wednesday evening when he failed to see stopped traffic and struck a Nissan Maxima. Then the...

 

New Obama ad questions Romney on taxes

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is launching a new ad that questions whether rival Mitt Romney paid any income taxes in the past. The ad shows footage from a Romney interview with ABC News in which the Republican presidential candidate was asked...

 

Ark. attorney general suing Fla. telemarketers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced lawsuits against five current or former Florida-based telemarketing companies. McDaniel said Thursday that the firms made illegal "robocalls" and that they violated...

 

Texans place LB Fox on IR, sign LB Gaither

The Houston Texans have placed linebacker Keyaron Fox on injured reserve with a knee injury. Fox suffered the injury during Wednesday's practice and will need surgery. "It's going to have to require some surgery here at some point," Houston...

 

Daly back in contention

John Daly shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday at the PGA Championship. He is two back of another portly, fun golfer named Carl Pettersson. With half of the field still on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Daly could find himself more strokes behind, but...

 

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