News archive from 13 August 2011

Ex-UNC player McAdoo eligible for NFL supplemental draft after banned from college football

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - An attorney for former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo says his client has been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. Noah Huffstetler, McAdoo's attorney, said Friday the NFL has approved McAdoo's...

 
Look and learn: Diseased human organs at the L.A. County Fair

Look and learn: Diseased human organs at the L.A. County Fair

When you go to a county fair, the last thing you want to be reminded of is what all that fried and sugar-laden food is doing to your body, not to mention the beer. But there's a cautionary tale waiting at this year's Los Angeles County Fair (Sept. 3...

 

Chile draws hard line on education protests

SANTIAGO, Chile The government of Chile is standing firm against social protests, saying education reform can only happen through official channels. Government spokesman Andres Chadwick says Chile "is not going to be governed from the...

 

Firm plans concrete products plant in western Md.

HANCOCK, Md. -- A building-materials company says it plans to produce lightweight concrete products in Hancock. Privately held Evolve Composites of Torrance, Calif., says it will create at least 60 jobs within three years at the former Fleetwood...

 
Sarah Palin raises eyebrows with Iowa appearance on eve of straw poll

Sarah Palin raises eyebrows with Iowa appearance on eve of straw poll

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sarah Palin crashed into the Iowa State Fair on Friday, eclipsing the GOP presidential candidates who were trying to draw supporters to the Ames Straw Poll the following day. The timing of Palin’s visit raised eyebrows among...

 

UNC's McAdoo eligible for supplemental draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- An attorney for former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo says his client has been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. Noah Huffstetler, McAdoo's attorney, said Friday the NFL has approved McAdoo's request...

 

With few regrets, McIlroy presses on at PGA

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- If he had it do over again, U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy would not have picked a fight with a tree root. "It was a mistake in judgment," he said. McIlroy walked away from the mishap with a strained tendon, but it...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network

FC Dallas (12-6-6) at Philadelphia (8-5-9), 8 p.m. Freddy Adu, signed on a free transfer from Portugal's Benfica on Friday, could make his debut for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night against FC Dallas at PPL Park. Adu made his first appearance...

 

Latin American singers honor Fidel Castro at 85

HAVANA -- Nearly two-dozen singers and musicians from nine Latin American nations are feting Fidel Castro in a happy-birthday concert on the eve of the former leader's 85th. The show in the Cuban capital is dubbed the "Serenade to...

 
Nina Sankovitch, Allaying Grief Through Books

Nina Sankovitch, Allaying Grief Through Books

FOR three years after the death of her adored eldest sister, Anne-Marie, Nina Sankovitch mourned by staying relentlessly busy. She felt a guilt-strafed survivor’s obligation to live life enough for two. Nina Sankovitch, 11 years ago with three of her...

 

Texas A&M officials eager to discuss move to SEC will meet Monday

After the Texas Legislature tried to tap the brakes on Texas A&M’s talks with the Southeastern Conference, the Aggies responded by pushing the accelerator to the floor. A&M has moved its Board of Regents teleconference from Aug. 22 to 3 p.m....

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 

Huntsman, Romney leave rest of field in Iowa

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman have New Hampshire to themselves, while the rest of the field stays in Iowa and much of the attention remains focused on Rick Perry's entrance into the race. Both Romney...

 

French growth sputters to a halt in 2nd quarter

PARIS - The French government was put under further pressure to cut deeper into spending after figures Friday showed growth in Europe's second biggest economy ground to a halt in the spring, in another sign that the global economy is facing rising...

 

Portraits of Navy SEALs killed in helicopter crash

The American troops who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan came to the special forces from far-flung corners of the country, some motivated by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They were intensely patriotic and talented young men with a love...

Fox News, 17:14 in Learning
 

Shoppers lift economy but will they keep spending?

WASHINGTON -- The economy might not be on the brink of another recession after all. Consumers, who drive most economic growth, spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July - and more in May and June than previously thought. That...

 

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