News archive from 12 August 2012

3 more coalition dead in another ‘green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second...

 

3 more coalition dead in another ‘green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second fatal...

 
Olympics 2012: Usain Bolt wins his third London gold medal, anchors Jamaica to world record in the 4x100 relay 

Olympics 2012: Usain Bolt wins his third London gold medal, anchors Jamaica to world record in the 4x100...

LONDON - Usain Bolt pleaded with an official to let him keep the yellow baton he carried across the finish line while anchoring Jamaica to a world record in the Olympic 4x100-meter relay. Bolt didn’t get that souvenir. He’ll have to be happy heading...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Thanksgiving airfare bargain hunters must look even earlier this year

With Labor Day still a few weeks away, the time to make Thanksgiving travel plans seems as far off as the Curiosity rover. This year, however, if you snooze, you lose. Airfares are climbing with no leveling-off in sight. The cheapest fares likely are...

 
Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, saying the pick showed a commitment to "budget-busting tax cuts" for the wealthy and greater burdens on the middle class...

Chron, 17:04 in Politics
 

3 more coalition dead in another ‘green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second...

 

NHL.com columnist: Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith have big skates to fill with Red Wings

As the summer winds down, NHL teams are trying to address their needs. And NHL.com columnist John Kreiser is breaking down the biggest questions facing the Red Wings and the other teams in the Western Conference. It's no surprise Kreiser says defense...

 

NASA's mega-rover landed on Mars. What's next?

PASADENA, Calif. - After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze. Now what? The...

 

3 more coalition dead in another 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second...

 

3 more coalition dead in another 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second fatal...

 

For Durant, most important part is "Team" USA

LONDON - Kevin Durant is one of the more polite and accessible stars in the NBA. Thus, it didn't surprise when he patiently listened to a long-winded question from a foreign journalist asking how the U.S. can win Sunday's gold medal game against Spain...

 

Mecklenburg commissioner questions offering same-sex benefits to county employees

Mecklenburg County commissioner Bill James wants to know why the county still offers benefits to same-sex employees three months after voters in North Carolina approved Amendment One by a wide margin. “The critical matter before the county...

 

Iglesias gets gold for Cuba at light welterweight

LONDON -- Light welterweight Roniel Iglesias of Cuba won the gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament Saturday night, outboxing tough Ukrainian challenger Denys Berinchyk for a 22-15 victory. Iglesias is Cuba's first boxing gold medalist in London...

 

Michta sets a personal best time she won't soon forget

LONDON - Steps across the line, Maria Michta checked her watch. Then the 20-kilometer race walker turned her attention to the giant scoreboard unfurling the times with each finish, and then a smile appeared that didn't leave her face for some time...

 

3 more coalition dead in another 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan believed to be a police officer shot and killed three coalition soldiers late Friday at a military base in the Garmsir district of restive Helmand province, coalition officials confirmed Saturday. It was the second...

 

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