News archive from 18 July 2011

Ex-Longhorns RB Cedric Benson arrested for assault in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — NFL running back Cedric Benson is free on bond after his arrest in Austin on an assault count. The former Texas Longhorns star was arrested early Sunday on a misdemeanor count of assault with bodily injury with family violence. Travis...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Martinez, Kendrick lead Phillies over Mets 8-5

NEW YORK -- Michael Martinez hit a three-run shot for his first major league homer to back a steady outing by Kyle Kendrick and help lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their seventh straight series win with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets on...

 

Newman holds off Stewart to win 1st race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Ryan Newman held off his boss and teammate Tony Stewart to win his first race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Newman won from the pole and became the 13th different winner in 19 Sprint Cup races. Newman and...

 

What happens to markets if the US defaults?

NEW YORK-Time is running out for Washington to raise the country's borrowing limit and avoid a default. Wall Street isn't panicking yet. But if the unthinkable happens, a default could strike financial markets like an earthquake. "If we just get...

 

Panel sees no evidence of wrongdoing at Dow Jones

The independent committee charged with monitoring editorial integrity at The Wall Street Journal said Saturday it is not aware of any wrongdoing at the Journal or its parent company, Dow Jones & Co. Dow Jones is owned by News Corp., which is mired...

 

The swift decline of UK media titan Rebekah Brooks

LONDON-Rebekah Brooks dined with Britain's prime minister over Christmas and got a public show of support from her boss Rupert Murdoch before the cameras this month as allegations of phone hacking on her watch mounted. Now the 43-year-old U.K. media...

 

Parties assess debt options as time runs short

WASHINGTON-The White House held out hope Sunday that congressional leaders still had time "to get something big done" with President Barack Obama as the deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling drew nearer without a solution. "I...

 

Officials: Somali pirates seize small oil tanker

MOGADISHU, Somalia-The European Union Naval force says Somali pirates have hijacked a small oil tanker. Cmdr. Harrie Harrison said Sunday the ship was hijacked Saturday. He says the vessel was en route from the United Arab Emirates to the port of...

 

Tables turn on Murdoch as scandal rocks his empire

SAN FRANCISCO-To his many enemies, Rupert Murdoch is getting his comeuppance. Murdoch's tabloid newspapers long have reveled in the misdeeds of others with salacious photos and pun-packed headlines. Now, one of the world's most powerful media...

 
Freddie Freeman delivers game-winning hit in 9th as Braves edge Nationals 9-8

Freddie Freeman delivers game-winning hit in 9th as Braves edge Nationals 9-8

ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman's single to right field drove in Martin Prado from second base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Ryan Mattheus (2-1) walked pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad...

 

Reds rally to beat Garcia, Cardinals 3-1

CINCINNATI -- Another solid start by Jaime Garcia slipped away on a disputed call and two wild pitches. Zack Cozart hit his first major league homer on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The...

 

Last space shuttle astronauts finish packing up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The astronauts making NASA's last shuttle flight gave up their off-duty time Sunday and finished packing up their gigantic suitcase for the ride home. The 10 space travelers cheered as they put the final items in Raffaello, the...

 

Who says tax cuts kill jobs? Our history sure doesn"t

ANALYSIS/OPINION: A statement President Obama made halfway through his news conference last week was so unfathomable, so utterly incomprehensible, that befuddled White House stenographers simply gave up and tacked a “[sic]” next to it. Here is what...

 

1 dead, 1 injured in fatal ATV crash

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Authorities say one person is dead and another injured after a fatal crash involving an all-terrain vehicle in central Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Eric Lee Stokes and his passenger, 20-year-old Terri...

 

Voters weighing in with lawmakers over debt issue

ATLANTA-For Rep. Tim Scott the debt ceiling is not only the top issue voters in his South Carolina district want to talk about these days, it seems to be the only issue. The office of the freshman Republican has been logging dozens of calls and emails...

 

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