News archive from 18 August 2011

Venezuelan party picks presidential contender

CARACAS, Venezuela -- One of Venezuela's main opposition parties has announced its choice of a presidential contender to compete in a primary in February. The party Un Nuevo Tiempo says it's backing Pablo Perez, the governor of western Zulia state. A...


Doctor: Shark likely bit US tourist in PRico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A U.S. tourist in Puerto Rico who was swimming at night in a bioluminescent bay is recovering from what a doctor says could be a shark bite. Dr. Edwin Miranda says the woman underwent surgery for severed tendons near her ankle...


Bettman: NHL to look at behavioral programs

TORONTO - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to review its substance abuse and behavioral health program after the deaths of two players over the summer. Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien and New York Rangers tough guy Derek Boogaard...

Resistance Transforms a Once Mute Syrian City

Resistance Transforms a Once Mute Syrian City

This article was reported by an employee of The New York Times from Syria, and written by Anthony Shadid from Beirut, Lebanon. HOMS, Syria - The narrower the streets of this city, a caldron of revolt and resistance against four decades of rule by the...

Emma Stone sings 'We Belong' in 2004 clip from VH1 show 'In Search of the Partridge Family'

Emma Stone sings 'We Belong' in 2004 clip from VH1 show 'In Search of the Partridge Family'

Emma Stone is just a dance step away from being a triple threat. A video from the 2004 VH1 competition show "In Search of The Partridge Family" has surfaced, and in it the actress -- then a brunette and going by Emily -- sings Pat Benatar's...

Target’s 2Q profit rises 3.7 percent on strong sales

Target’s 2Q profit rises 3.7 percent on strong sales

NEW YORK - Target Corp. is benefiting from the economic downturn, while other retailers are getting battered by it. The discounter, based in Minneapolis, on Wednesday posted second-quarter profit and revenue that beat Wall Street estimates in part...


Fla. spending $2 million on job training programs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida will spend $2 million on three new training programs for seaport, air cargo and other international trade jobs. Workforce Florida, a public-private job-creation partnership, announced the Quick Response Training grants...


Pawlenty Rules Out Senate Bid After Leaving Presidential Race

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday definitively ruled out a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate after ending his Republican bid for the White House a few days ago. Some Republicans, including state GOP chairman Tony Sutton, were hoping...

Fox News, 17:05 in Politics

Rep. Waters to Frustrated Black Voters: 'Unleash Us' on Obama

U.S. House Rep. Maxine Waters is asking black voters who are struggling with an unemployment rate nearly twice the national average to "unleash" her and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus on President Obama. The California...

Fox News, 17:06 in Politics

Filing: DNA clears Texas man convicted of murder

DALLAS - A new court filing in the case of a Texas man who has spent 24 years in prison for killing his wife claims that DNA evidence can exonerate him. Michael Morton is serving a life sentence for beating his wife to death in Williamson County in...

Chron, 17:06 in Regional

Howard Stern: Brady-Bundchen baby blogger was wrong

David Portnoy, the Barstool Sports blogger who posted photos of - and made lewd comments - about Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's baby boy Benjamin as he frolicked nude on a beach in Costa Rica, does not have a friend in shock jock Howard Stern....

AZCentral, 17:06 in Showbiz

Casey Anthony: Casey Anthony asks appeal court to vacate Judge Perry's probation order

Casey Anthony's defense team filed an emergency petition Wednesday with an appeal court, asking the judges to vacate Judge Belvin Perry's recent order that will require her to report to probation by the end of next week. This is a breaking news story....


Amber Tamblyn gets engaged to David Cross

"House" star Amber Tamblyn, 28, and "Arrested Development" star David Cross, 47, are engaged. His rep has confirmed the news to Life & Style. Her rep has confirmed it to USA TODAY. The two -- who have been dating since 2009 --...

AZCentral, 17:08 in Showbiz

'Big Brother' maker Endemol makes scripted TV push

LOS ANGELES -- Endemol, the Dutch entertainment giant behind hit reality TV shows such as "Big Brother" and "Deal or No Deal," said Wednesday that it is launching a division to produce and finance scripted TV shows in the United...

AZCentral, 17:08 in Showbiz

Study finds mother's fat harms embryo development

LONDON (Reuters) - Exposing eggs to high levels of saturated fatty acids of the type commonly found in the ovaries of obese women and those with diabetes can harm the development of the embryo, according to research published on Wednesday. The...


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