News archive from 19 August 2011

Libyan capital is fearful as rebels eye Tripoli

Libyan capital is fearful as rebels eye Tripoli

ZINTAN, Libya - Families fleeing their homes to avoid a possible rebel assault on the Libyan capital described deteriorating living conditions in Tripoli: Power outages lasting days, gun battles at night and a climate of fear in which no one dares to...

 
BC running back Montel Harris will miss 1-2 games

BC running back Montel Harris will miss 1-2 games

Boston College running back Montel Harris, the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year, will miss the next three to four weeks of practice with a knee injury. That would keep him out of BC’s opener against Northwestern on Sept. 3 and...

 

McMahon among former players suing NFL over concussions

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is among seven former players who have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of failing to...

 

Pierzynski OK'd for light baseball activities, eyes end-of-month return

Injured Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was given clearance to perform some baseball duties after a visit Thursday to the Cleveland Clinic. Pierzynski said the visit confirmed the hairline fracture of his left wrist, but he was told he could...

 
Suspect sought in Altamonte Springs home-invasion robbery

Suspect sought in Altamonte Springs home-invasion robbery

Altamonte Springs police today released a composite drawing of a man they said is responsible for a home-invasion robbery Tuesday at the Oaks of Spring Valley apartment complex on Spanish Trace Drive. The man forced his way into the apartment just...

 

Perry exudes confidence, swagger on campaign trail

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Perry - the swaggering, back-slapping Texan - grew somber as he spoke amid the carnival din. "Friday, Iowa's going to bury one of your own, one of those young Navy SEALs who was killed in Afghanistan," he said,...

 

Trade scenario: How the Mavericks could add All-Star Deron Williams

Can the Mavericks repeat by bringing back their current roster or are a few serious moves needed? When the NBA lockout is lifted, the Mavs will have those decisions to make. But since that bridge might not be crossed for a while, we've turned to the...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

Fears of weak global economy helps support dollar

NEW YORK -- Investor fears of a drop back into global recession lifted the currencies traders consider safe havens: The Swiss franc, Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar. The so-called safety currencies gained after a slate of reports released Thursday on...

 

Summary Box: Home sales fall 3.5 pct. in July

SALES DROP: The number of people who bought previously occupied homes in July fell for the third time in four months. This year is shaping up to be the worst in 14 years for home sales. NOT HEALTHY: Home sales fell 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted...

 

Consol selling some Marcellus interests for $3.4B

GASSING UP: Consol Energy will sell half of its interest in its Marcellus Shale holdings in Pennsylvania and West Virginia for $3.4 billion to Noble Energy, giving Noble access to the lucrative Marcellus natural gas market. ANALYSTS' TAKE: Michael...

 

Stage collapse during Smith Westerns show in Belgium kills at least 2

The mayor of a Belgian town says two people have died and around 40 have been injured when a storm hit an open air music festival nearby during a Smith Westerns show, according to the Associated Press. Video from the site showed stage equipment...

 

Fire destroys food for sick, poor in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A fire has destroyed thousands of dollars worth of food belonging to a Pensacola group that helps feed people with terminal illnesses and children in a summer food program. The Pensacola News Journal ( http://bit.ly/pWLZ4n) reports...

 

Obama orders new plan to diversify federal workers

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to design a new strategy for hiring, promoting and keeping workers of diverse backgrounds. The three-page order released Thursday directs the head of...

 

Detroit Police arrest 3, ID 4th suspect in weekend slayings

Detroit - Police have made three arrests, identified a fourth suspect and believe they have closed five of the seven homicides that occurred last weekend in Detroit. The shootings between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday included the deaths of 14-...

 
Cadillac no longer pursuing PGA Tour event in Detroit

Cadillac no longer pursuing PGA Tour event in Detroit

General Motors has ended its efforts to hold a Cadillac-sponsored PGA Tour event in Detroit. “We’ve determined we cannot pursue a tournament in Detroit at the moment,” Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told the Free Press. “Cadillac continues to work...

 

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