News archive from 15 July 2014, page 17

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers have broken their deadlock and elected a new speaker of parliament — the first step toward forming a new government. The legislature chose Sunni lawmaker Salim al-Jubouri as the new speaker with 194 votes Tuesday...

 
Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

Woods is back and still aiming high at Open

HOYLAKE, England -- Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the British Open with hopes of avoiding an early departure. Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led to surgery. That's why he chose to...

 

Central students to receive laptop computers

CENTRAL, La. -- All sixth- through 12th-graders in Central will receive a new laptop computer, in addition to their textbooks, when they show up Aug. 7 for the start of the 2014-15 school year. But first they will have to abide by newly adopted...

 

Akron plans party for LeBron's homecoming

AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James' hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. Akron city spokeswoman Stephanie York says details of the event are still in the works — but it will be big. York tells the Akron Beacon Journal...

 

Man sentenced in prison for Fla. teacher's death

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A man who pleaded guilty to killing a southwest Florida middle school teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Amy Patterson was reported missing in July 2011 when she didn't show up for the first day of school. Her body...

 

Charlotte man sentenced as habitual felon

A 51-year-old Charlotte man was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison after being convicted last week of several charges, including habitual felon status, according to prosecutors. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office said Tygeria...

 

Iran report: 2 pilots killed in fighter crash

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian news agency says one of the country's F-4 fighter jets has crashed in southern Iran and that the two pilots on board were killed. The report by the semi-official ISNA news agency says the aircraft went down near a lake,...

 

Hundreds of thousands flee from Philippine typhoon

MANILA, Philippines -- Still haunted by a deadly typhoon that struck last year, hundreds of thousands of villagers fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday as a typhoon blew closer toward the northeastern Philippines, where it was expected to hit land...

 

Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

RICHMOND, Va. -- Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies. The deal announced Tuesday would create a formidable...

 

Libya considers calling for international troops

CAIRO -- Libya's interim government says it is considering requesting the international community to send troops to the country after three days of fighting destroyed large parts of the capital's airport. In a statement posted on its official website...

 

Cuban outfielder Despaigne signs with Chiba Lotte

TOKYO -- Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne has signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines, the third Cuban to be contracted in Japan this year. The team announced the signing on its website on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The...

 
2 down, 1 to go as Rose eyes 1st British Open win

2 down, 1 to go as Rose eyes 1st British Open win

HOYLAKE, England -- Two down, one to go. And for Justin Rose, it's the biggest one of all. Rose heads into the British Open as probably the hottest player in golf after winning back-to-back titles for the first time, at the Quicken Loans National at...

 

Invasive python eggs are hatching in SW Florida

NAPLES, Fla. -- Wildlife experts say Burmese python eggs are hatching throughout southwest Florida, and they're asking the public to report any sightings of the invasive snakes. Pythons have been blamed for dramatic drops in the populations of native...

 

JPMorgan's second-quarter net income falls

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings fell as revenues at its investment banking and mortgage units dropped. The bank's net income totaled $5.6 billion in the second quarter after payments to preferred shareholders. That...

 

Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this...

 

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