News archive from 15 August 2011

Rain doesn't dampen spirits of revelers at Dominican Day Parade

Rain doesn't dampen spirits of revelers at Dominican Day Parade

Revelers braved torrential rain Sunday to celebrate the annual Dominican Day Parade. Crowds lining Sixth Ave. were smaller than usual for the annual celebration, but the downpour didn't dampen spirits of parade-goers who cheered to the sounds of...

 

Phillies' Halladay gets some extra rest with rainout against Nationals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay will get a little extra rest after the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals was rained out Sunday. Maybe that's a good thing.

 

Maybe Iowa straw poll not so pointless after all

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Why Iowa? Every four years, the pointlessness of Iowa returns. Why on earth would a state that has 3 million people - 91 percent of them white, and just a quarter of them college-educated - be the bellwether, be all and end all of...

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen postponed

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - The Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International has been postponed until Monday. Steady rain that began just when the race was scheduled to start Sunday afternoon did not abate in time for track crews to dry the 2.45-mile racing...

AZCentral, 17:06 in Sport
 

Arizona Diamondbacks agree to terms with TCU pitcher Kyle Winkler

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to contract terms Sunday with pitcher Kyle Winkler, their 10th-round draft pick out of Texas Christian University. Team officials say they're still trying to get a deal done with 18-year-old pitcher Archie Bradley, one...

AZCentral, 17:06 in Sport
 

Once a fringe candidate, Paul shaping 2012 race

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ron Paul is in position to shape the 2012 Republican presidential primary. Once seen as a fringe candidate, the Texas congressman is giving voice to the party's libertarian wing and reflecting a frustration with the United States'...

 

Some in Egypt having second thoughts about trying Mubarak

CAIRO - Mustafa Fathy is proud of his participation in the demonstrations that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubrak, so it's hard for him to admit that he's still got a soft spot for 83-year-old deposed leader, whose trial resumes Monday. Fathy,...

 

Minnesota Twins (52-67) at Cleveland Indians (60-57), 1:05 p.m.

The Cleveland Indians hope to complete an all-important, three-game home sweep of the American League Central rival Minnesota Twins this afternoon at Progressive Field. Kevin Slowey will make his first start of the season today for Minnesota, as he...

 

Some in Egypt having second thoughts about trying Mubarak

CAIRO - Mustafa Fathy is proud of his participation in the demonstrations that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubrak, so it's hard for him to admit that he's still got a soft spot for 83-year-old deposed leader, whose trial resumes Monday. Fathy,...

 

Sexual attack reported on Boston's Esplanade

BOSTON-Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bo.st/oAtdKD) that a man called police early Sunday to say he met a woman who told him she had been sexually...

 

2 Ford Motor Co. employees suffer burn injuries at Dearborn Rouge plant

Two Ford Motor Co. employees suffered burn injuries, one seriously while on the job in the Rouge plant in Dearborn Sunday afternoon, according to an official with the Dearborn Fire Department. Battalion chief Andrew Lenaghan said the two employees...

 

Wilmer-Hutchins DB LaDarrell McNeil to announce commitment Monday; TCU, Texas A&M among 4 schools in...

Wilmer-Hutchins football coach Elzie Barnett said star senior safety LaDarrell McNeil will announce which college he is committing to at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Wilmer-Hutchins. Barnett said McNeil has narrowed his choices to Oklahoma State, Texas...

Dallas News, 17:14 in Sport
 

SEC passes on inviting Texas A&M - for now

The Southeastern Conference will not extend an invitation to Texas A&M to join the conference however, the league hasn't ruled out the idea of expansion in the future. The league announced its decision on Sunday following a meeting with presidents...

 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo flew on state planes home more than dozen times: report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo flew on state planes home more than dozen times: report

Gov. Cuomo used state aircraft more than a dozen times to fly to or from his Westchester home, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Cuomo took the flights - on a state plane and helicopter - back to the home he shares with girlfriend Sandra Lee after...

 

Rapper The Game May Face Charges Tied to Flash Mob Calls

Los Angeles County prosecutors are considering whether to press charges against the rapper known as The Game after a tweet from his account prompted a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at the Compton sheriff's...

 

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