News archive from 10 September 2012, page 2

House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is assessing how the Air Force is responding to a widening sex scandal. Republican Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California traveled to Lackland Air Force Base on Sunday and met...

 
Minnesota Vikings survive late scare from Jacksonville Jaguars, take 26-23 overtime win in triumphant return for Adrian Peterson  

Minnesota Vikings survive late scare from Jacksonville Jaguars, take 26-23 overtime win in triumphant...

MINNEAPOLIS — His left knee fully healed, Adrian Peterson ran hard for Minnesota. Rookie Blair Walsh’s leg handled the rest. Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation expired and another in overtime, and Peterson returned from...

Daily News, 17:39 in Sport
 

Iraqi vice president sentenced to death as bombs, gunfire kill 92

BAGHDAD - Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges that he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, an...

 

Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

Anchorage, Alaska - More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on Sunday morning sent a drill bit into the ocean floor, beginning preliminary work...

 
Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan released from jail 

Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan released from jail 

A young Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan for burning pages of the Koran was freed from prison Saturday. Rimsha Masih, believed to be between 11 and 16 years old, was escorted from a jail near Islamabad by heavily-armed police and taken...

 
Schumer: Newfangled detergent 'pods' look too much like candy  

Schumer: Newfangled detergent 'pods' look too much like candy  

The Consumer Product Safety Commission should crack down on detergent companies whose superconcentrated cleanser “pods” look so much like candy that even a sitting senator wanted to gobble one. Since April, 40 local children in the city have...

 
Rosario has 4 passed balls in 3-2 loss to Phillies

Rosario has 4 passed balls in 3-2 loss to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Wilin Rosario had trouble catching the ball all day long. Carlos Gonzalez failed to make the game-saving catch. No wonder the Rockies let a win slip away. John Mayberry Jr. got the winning single in the ninth when Gonzalez failed to...

 
Arkansas plunges in AP Top25; K-State surges

Arkansas plunges in AP Top25; K-State surges

Breaking down the AP college football poll after Week 1 of the regular season. --- MAKING A STATEMENT Arkansas took the plunge. The Razorbacks went from eighth to out of the rankings after a 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night in...

 
John Mayer sued in Seattle Ponzi scheme, may have as much as $465,000 dirty money in his possession 

John Mayer sued in Seattle Ponzi scheme, may have as much as $465,000 dirty money in his possession 

John Mayer has one more reason to sing the blues now that he has been allegedly involved in a Ponzi scheme. The "Say" singer, who has recently been making more headlines for his are-they-aren't-they dalliances with Katy Perry than for his...

 
‘The Possession’ takes hold of top box office spot with $9.5 million in lowest grossing weekend in a decade  

‘The Possession’ takes hold of top box office spot with $9.5 million in lowest grossing weekend in a decade  

"The Possession" occupied the top spot at a nearly comatose box office. The fright flick with Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan playing the parents of a girl possessed by a demon earned $9.5 million in its second outing, the lowest...

 

Nix the tiki bar: Hawaii tourism gets authentic

HONOLULU - Coconut bras aren't Hawaiian. Neither are grass skirts. Tiki bars? They're from California. Yet they're all among the most recognizable symbols of a Hawaiian vacation. + Return to full article + Post a comment Comments (1) Sort:...

 

Texas bats silenced by Shields in 6-0 loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers had a solid road trip end on a sour note. B.J. Upton hit three home runs, James Shields threw a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Texas 6-0 on Sunday. The AL West-leading Rangers completed a 10-game road...

 
Texas bats silenced by Shields in 6-0 loss to Rays

Texas bats silenced by Shields in 6-0 loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers had a solid road trip end on a sour note. B.J. Upton hit three home runs, James Shields threw a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Texas 6-0 on Sunday. The AL West-leading Rangers completed a 10-game road...

 
Matthew Stafford shakes off rough start to rally Detroit Lions past St. Louis Rams, 27-23 

Matthew Stafford shakes off rough start to rally Detroit Lions past St. Louis Rams, 27-23 

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford made up for a shaky day with some clutch plays. Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. He led an 80-yard,...

Daily News, 17:58 in Sport
 

Nicaragua volcano calms some, but area under alert

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Activity in the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua has calmed a day after three loud explosions were accompanied by a huge eruption of ash and gas that led officials to evacuate about 3,000 people from nine nearby communities....

 

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