News archive from 17 August 2011

Federal investigators start inspection at Turkey Point

Federal investigators started a “special inspection” Tuesday at Turkey Point nuclear power plant after a cooling system failure last week in which employees heard “a loud bang,” according to a report by the...

 

Trump praises Perry, keeps open a possible run

NEW YORK-Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Tuesday he expects Texas Gov. Rick Perry to do "very nicely" as a presidential candidate. But Trump stopped short of endorsing Perry and said he hasn't ruled out running for president himself as...

 

Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on death date

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann got her Elvis Presley dates all shook up during a campaign stop Tuesday in South Carolina. The congresswoman from Minnesota played the Elvis tune "Promised Land" at a local...

 
Blind hero Daredevil takes on new life with audio

Blind hero Daredevil takes on new life with audio

PHILADELPHIA -- The Man Without Fear now has a voice for fans unable to see him. Marvel Comics' Daredevil - a blind lawyer who protects the streets of Hell's Kitchen in New York - has had his new adventures brought to life as an audiobook. Senior...

 

Grass fire destroys several mobile homes in Combine

A grass fire spread to several mobile homes and storage structures in the 1600 block of Jimmy Lane the Kaufman County town of Combine on Tuesday afternoon. Combine Police Chief Jack Gilbert said several homes appeared to have been destroyed but no...

 

Insight: GM hopes spending on start-ups will make it cool

DETROIT (Reuters) - From an empty auto-parts plant in the heart of Rust Belt America, General Motors Co is out to show the world that the automaker once dismissed as an industrial dinosaur has gained some Silicon Valley cool just two years after its...

 

This Week in Auto Racing August 19 - 21

Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 - Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, MI Now that the dust has settled from a frantic race on Monday at Watkins Glen International, the Sprint Cup Series moves on to the wide two-mile Michigan International...

 

US Airways CEO: Fees here to stay, airline committed to Charlotte

Baggage fees and other charges introduced since 2008 are here for the long haul, but they leave airlines poised to weather economic storms without another wave of bankruptcies, US Airways CEO Doug Parker told the Observer Tuesday. Parker was in...

 

Football 2-a-days | No. 19 Lyons: Jones, Lions ready to run

Jaime Jones stood in the center of a large circle of teammates and did what senior leaders do. The Lyons running back hit the ground crawling early last season, an uneasy transition he hopes to make smoother for this year's crop of newcomers. "It...

 

Football 2-a-days | No. 20 Minooka: The man with a backup plan

The question was not meant to be relative, but Minooka coach Bert Kooi explained that Kalvin Hill's answer must be put in proper context. Standing in full pads and preparing to play nine football games - and probably more - Hill did not hesitate in...

 

Four UF games scheduled for ESPN's Super Tuesday

GAINESVILLE - Florida will play four games on ESPN's Super Tuesday schedule during the men's basketball season, the SEC announced Tuesday. Florida's game vs. Georgia on Jan. 10 is the lone home game of the four and will air at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Games at...

 

Gadhafi's troops use hospital as base, doctors say

ZAWIYA, Libya - The day Libyan rebels advanced into the strategic city of Zawiya, Moammar Gadhafi's forces clamped down on the local hospital. They forced doctors to perform hours of consecutive surgeries, put snipers on the roof and an anti-aircraft...

Chron, 17:14 in World News
 

Venezuela, Iran seek to boost dialogue within OPEC

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The presidents of Venezuela and Iran have agreed to work together within OPEC as economic concerns weigh on world oil prices, the Venezuelan government said Tuesday. President Hugo Chavez spoke with Iranian President Mahmoud...

 

Some colorful Perry comments

Some colorful comments from Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry: --- "If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don't know what y'all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in...

 
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant involved in alleged dust-up with parishioner at San Diego church: report

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant involved in alleged dust-up with parishioner at San Diego church: report

San Diego police plan to question Kobe Bryant about his actions during a church service Sunday when the Laker superstar allegedly grabbed the cell phone of another parishioner, possibly causing a minor injury. During a service at St. Therese of Carmel...

Daily News, 17:17 in Sport
 

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