News archive from 19 September 2011

16-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win on L.P.G.A. Tour

16-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win on L.P.G.A. Tour

PRATTVILLE, Ala. - The record will show that Alexis Thompson on Sunday became the youngest winner of an L.P.G.A. Tour event, closing with a two-under par 70 to complete a five-stroke victory at the Navistar L.P.G.A. Classic. But if you ask Thompson,...

 

Live scoring: Justin Verlander goes for win No. 24 at Oakland

The Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s play the final game of their four-game series this afternoon at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. The A’s won two of the first three, including a 5-3 decision on Saturday. The Tigers won Friday night, 3-1, clinching...

 

Michigan rated No. 22 by AP; Michigan State falls out of top 25

Michigan has broken into the top 25 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls. The Wolverines (3-0) are rated 22nd in the AP poll and No. 21 by USA Today. The Wolverines beat Eastern Michigan, 31-3, on Saturday. Michigan State fell out of the...

 

Lexi Thompson, 16, is youngest winner on LPGA Tour

Prattville, Ala. - Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The 16-year-old from Florida closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by five strokes over Tiffany Joh at the Navistar LPGA Classic. Thompson shattered the age...

 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for shutting state prisons, investing in community in light of gun violence

Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for shutting state prisons, investing in community in light of gun violence

Gov. Cuomo bemoaned the city's recent spate of gun violence Sunday and made a pitch for his plan to shutter state prisons. "This recent rash of gun violence should concern us all, because it's frightening and it's only getting worse," Cuomo...

 
Chuck Schumer weighs in on Dr. Oz juice controversy, says FDA needs to regulate juice from China

Chuck Schumer weighs in on Dr. Oz juice controversy, says FDA needs to regulate juice from China

The federal government should regulate juice concentrate that's shipped from China to protect kids from long-term cancer worries, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. Earlier this week, TV doc Mehmet Oz aired a "Things to fear in your food"...

 

Redskins are 2-0, headed to Cowboys Stadium next

The Washington Redskins kept finding ways to self-destruct, blowing so many chances that they found themselves trailing by eight in the fourth quarter despite amassing tons and tons of yards. They finally rallied, and not a moment too soon. A...

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport
 
Federal Player of the Week: Deploying robots to protect sprawling nuclear complex

Federal Player of the Week: Deploying robots to protect sprawling nuclear complex

In the Nevada desert where nuclear bombs were once detonated above and below ground, robotic vehicles are on patrol, helping protect a huge federal complex that remains home to nuclear weapons testing activities, radioactive waste storage and a host...

 

Message in bottle found during Michigan oil cleanup

A worker cleaning up the remnants of a major oil spill in southwestern Michigan found an old liquor bottle with a message inside. The writing was hard to read but there was a telephone number, which belonged to a 93-year-old woman in the Battle Creek...

 

Mass. Senate prepares for gaming debate

BOSTON-The Massachusetts Senate is preparing to debate its own version of a gambling bill that would license three casinos and slots parlors in the state. Senate lawmakers have until Wednesday to file amendments to the bill that broadly mirrors the...

 

AP's Vt. chief Curran remembered for warmth, drive

MONTPELIER, Vt.-Careening down a Vermont mountain on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy, without having taken the time to find a helmet, John Curran was looking to reach the town of Rochester, isolated by flooding left by...

 

Vessel surveying sea floor off RI, Conn, NY

WESTERLY, R.I.-A research ship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has started a comprehensive survey of the sea floor off the coasts of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. NOAA Corps Cmdr. Lawrence Krepp tells The Westerly...

 
Yankees Rest Regulars and Lose to Blue Jays

Yankees Rest Regulars and Lose to Blue Jays

TORONTO - At the end of a four-city, 11-day trip to the West Coast and back, and with critical series coming up against two division rivals, Yankees Manager Joe Girardi decided it was time to give some of his flagging regulars a day off. Keep up with...

 

Tigers suffer title hangover in loss to A's

Oakland, Calif. - But did the Indians win? Wait a minute, that doesn't matter anymore. Even so, while it wasn't the morning after for the Tigers, the afternoon after wasn't anything special. Following their division-clinching victory and champagne...

 

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