News archive from 12 July 2011

Alcohol and cancer: Is any amount of drinking really safe?

Alcohol and cancer: Is any amount of drinking really safe?

How much alcohol is it really safe to drink? Possibly less than you've been led to believe, say French researchers writing in CMAJ (the Canadian Medical Assn. Journal).

 
After disappointing second-place finish, Kyle Stanley savors first major championship as a pro

After disappointing second-place finish, Kyle Stanley savors first major championship as a pro

SANDWICH, England (AP) - Kyle Stanley was feeling better Monday. He might have been denied his first PGA Tour victory, but he got quite a consolation prize. Stanley arrived at Royal St. George's after an overnight flight from the United States, eager...

 

All aboard! Epic victory over Brazil sends fans flocking to US bandwagon at World Cup

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) - From Hollywood to Hoboken, N.J., America is hooked on the U.S. women's soccer team. Their epic victory over Brazil at the Women's World Cup on Sunday drew the best TV ratings in 12 years, won them the admiration of fellow...

 

2 Americans among 10 dead in Honduran bus crash

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras A bus crash in Honduras near an archaeological ruin popular with tourists has killed 10 people and injured 25. Among the dead are two Americans, a Canadian, three Salvadorans and three Hondurans. Another victim has yet to be...

 

Philly papers offer Android tablets with paid apps

PHILADELPHIA - The city's two major newspapers announced Monday that they will give free Android tablet computers to paid digital subscribers as part of a new venture designed to shore up readership and revenue nearly a year after the publications...

 

U.S. women's soccer team helps us believe in miracles all over again

Hard to fathom it was 31 years ago — Feb. 22, 1980 — when Al Michaels' six words captured a transcendent hockey result at the Winter Olympics. “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” he exclaimed as the United...

 

Detroit man faces prison in fire that injured firefighters

A 41-year-old Detroit man is facing up to 40 years in prison for helping set a summer fire where injured seven Detroit firefighters, including one who was left paralyzed. The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for less than 30 minutes on...

 

British Tabloid Targeted Investigators’ Phone Messages

LONDON - Shortly after Scotland Yard began its initial criminal inquiry of phone-hacking by The News of the World in 2006, five senior police investigators discovered that their own mobile phone messages had been targeted by the tabloid and most...

 

Rivals: Michigan recruiting ranks high for 10-year period

Michigan's recruiting classes for the last 10 years had a composite national ranking of ninth-best in the nation, according to Rivals.com. Rivals analyzed its final recruiting rankings for the 10-year period from 2002-11 and the Wolverines tied for...

 

2 children heading to summer school struck by car

MACCLENNY, Fla. -- Officials say two children were hit by a car as they walked to summer school in northeast Florida. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Bill Leeper says an 11-year-old boy suffered critical injuries and a 12-year-old girl was also...

 

Red Wings sign goalie Joey MacDonald to 2-year contract

Detroit - Add a familiar face to the Red Wings goalie mix. The team announced Joey MacDonald has signed a 2-year contract, to remain with the Wings. Terms of the contract weren't immediately known. MacDonald, 31, played 15 games with the Wings last...

 
Ryu Wins Playoff to Capture U.S. Women’s Open

Ryu Wins Playoff to Capture U.S. Women’s Open

COLORADO SPRINGS - Her tournament was over, but Se Ri Pak retraced her steps after finishing Monday, walking inside the ropes at the Broadmoor’s East Course like a mama bear following her cubs. Keep up with the latest news on The Times's golf blog. Go...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Syrian government supporters smash windows at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, raise a Syrian flag and scrawl graffiti calling the American ambassador a "dog" in anger over the envoy's visit to an opposition stronghold. Also,...

 
Ex-Fox personality Glenn Beck is moving to Dallas

Ex-Fox personality Glenn Beck is moving to Dallas

NEW YORK - Former Fox News Channel personality Glenn Beck is bound for Texas. Beck said today that he’s relocating his family to Dallas, where his media company is building a new television and radio studio. Beck is starting a new online network,...

 

Lawyers in NFL labor dispute meet

NEW YORK -- Less than two weeks before some training camps are scheduled to open, the NFL remains in labor limbo. Lawyers for the two sides met Monday in New York to clarify language from previous discussions. Several issues are close to resolution,...

 

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