News archive from 16 August 2011

Bill Clinton calls Perry 'good-looking rascal'

NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton says Rick Perry is a "good-looking rascal" but dismisses the Texas governor's policies as "crazy." Clinton made the comments Monday during an address to a meeting of the International...

 

New rules protect student athletes from brain injuries

High school senior Michael Espinel, a defensive player for Belen Jesuit Preparatory's football team, has suffered three concussions in two seasons. In November 2009, Belen was practicing for the state championship semi-finals. Michael received a blow...

 

Do-it-yourself battlefield medicine saves lives

CHICAGO -- When Army Ranger Leroy Petry's hand was blown off by a grenade as he was saving his comrades in battle, he knew just what to do. He used his remaining hand to twist a tourniquet around his arm to avoid bleeding to death. Sgt. 1st Class...

 

Assault charge dropped against Dallas officer accused of pistol-whipping security guard

An aggravated assault charge has been dropped against an off-duty Dallas police officer accused of pistol-whipping a security guard Sunday. Assistant Chief Cynthia Villarreal, who oversees the investigations bureau, said a magistrate judge declined to...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Crime
 

Report: Tigers beat clock, sign prized pick Tyler Gibson

Lost in the big trade news Monday, the Tigers also signed one of their prized draft picks - beating Monday's midnight deadline. According to the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, Detroit came to terms with Tyler Gibson, 18, who played last season at Stratford...

 

Texas House hearing with A&M cancelled, what's next?

Texas A&M, which is having a board of regents meeting today, will not have to participate in a Texas House Committee on Higher Education hearing on Tuesday. Less certain is what the Aggies athletic programs will do next. Over the weekend, the SEC...

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport
 

Ex-Irish coach Brown to face charges after release from hospital

Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown, who engaged a SWAT team in a seven-hour standoff Friday at his Indiana home, will be arrested after he is released from the hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot...

 

No one picks correct Fantasy 5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- No tickets matched all five "Fantasy 5" numbers, the Florida Lottery said Monday. The 260 tickets matching four numbers won $555 each. Another 9,379 tickets matching three numbers won $15 each, and 84,401 tickets won a...

 

Tear gas fired on lawyer protest in Tunisia

TUNIS -- Tunisian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing stones and smashing storefronts in an unexpected eruption of violence in the country's capital. A few hundred lawyers were protesting Monday in Tunis over what they say is...

 

Berkshire reveals stakes in Dollar General, Verisk

OMAHA, Neb. -- Warren Buffett's company has revealed new investments in retailer Dollar General and insurance data specialist Verisk Analytics along with several other adjustments in its $52.4 billion U.S. stock portfolio. Investors will have to wait...

 

New Tiger Delmon Young to bat 3rd, Magglio Ordonez 7th

Detroit- The Tigers have added a big bat for the stretch run. The ballclub announced Monday afternoon it has acquired slugging left fielder Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers will send left-handed pitcher Cole Nelson and a player to be...

 

Texas House committee won't meet about A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A Texas lawmaker has indefinitely postponed a Tuesday hearing on Texas A&M potentially leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. The announcement came on Monday while the Texas A&M Board of Regents was...

 
Tear gas fired on lawyer protest in Tunisia

Tear gas fired on lawyer protest in Tunisia

TUNIS Tunisian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing stones and smashing storefronts in an unexpected eruption of violence in the country's capital. A few hundred lawyers were protesting Monday in Tunis over what they say is...

 

Jerry Jones praises Jason Hatcher, Dwayne Harris

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones recently joined 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) to discuss what has changed from last season, which players have stood out in camp and what’s the best and worst part of being Jerry Jones. Here are highlights of...

Dallas News, 17:13 in Sport
 

Aruba Judge orders US man held in disappearance

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Prosecutors on the Caribbean island of Aruba say a judge has agreed to their request to continue holding an American tourist as a suspect in the death of a woman who was traveling with him. The prosecutor's office says in a...

 

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