News archive from 19 September 2013, page 4

Drought temporarily slows New Zealand's economy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The effects of a drought slowed New Zealand's economy in the second quarter but economists predict growth will pick up again in the coming months. Government agency Statistics New Zealand said Thursday the economy grew by...

 
Berke has aspirations for City Hall, and MTV. Not neccesarily in that order

Berke has aspirations for City Hall, and MTV. Not neccesarily in that order

As Steve Berke plotted his second run for mayor of Miami Beach, he assembled a campaign team, crafted a platform and signed with an agent. The 32-year-old entertainer hopes to ride his campaign into a starring role on MTV with a reality-series based...

 

IBM, Marriott execs joining Obama export council

WASHINGTON -- The chief executives from major corporations like IBM, Marriott and Lockheed Martin are joining President Barack Obama's export council. The White House says Obama is adding seven new members to the council, which operates as an advisory...

 

Eagles know Reid, giving them slight edge over Chiefs

NFL Thursday night KANSAS CITY (2-0) AT PHILADELPHIA (1-1) TV: NFL Network, 8:15 p.m. EDT. Line: Eagles by 3. Over/under: 51. Sam Farmer's pick: The Eagles have proved they can score, but they haven't been able to stop anyone yet. They do know Andy...

 

AL Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning then put the Angels ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th, leading Los Angeles over Oakland 5-4 on Wednesday. Hamilton connected against Grant Balfour, who blew his third...

 

Meyer says Miller still on schedule to play

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ... BUCKEYES BUZZ: After Wednesday's practice, coach Urban Meyer felt QB Braxton Miller was good but still not great. "No. 5 practiced today. He's still not full speed, but he...

 

University of Arkansas names diving coach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has named Jeff DiNicola the Razorbacks' new diving coach. Swimming and diving team head coach Sean Schimmel announced the hiring of DiNicola on Wednesday. DiNicola previously coached at the University...

 
Tannehill limited in practice with sore shoulder

Tannehill limited in practice with sore shoulder

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is nursing a right shoulder injury that is limiting his practice time. Tannehill took a hit on the shoulder early in the third quarter of Sunday's win at Indianapolis when he was hit from behind...

 

NFL Injury Report

NEW YORK -- The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: TE Anthony Fasano (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), TE Travis Kelce...

 
Brees aims to end Saints' red-zone drought

Brees aims to end Saints' red-zone drought

METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis. So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit...

 
John Danks settles in after rough start for Wsox

John Danks settles in after rough start for Wsox

CHICAGO -- In a lost season, John Danks found something encouraging. Danks allowed four runs in the first two innings of the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. From his perspective, though, the next five innings were...

 

More charges filed against cancer specialist Fata

A grand jury has loaded more charges on a Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of giving unnecessary treatments to patients. Dr. Farid Fata faces 13 additional charges, including fraud, conspiracy to receive kickbacks and fraud during the...

 

Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL. After a tight road loss at Indianapolis and a home win over Jacksonville to start the...

 

NFL Injury Report

NEW YORK -- The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice): KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at...

 

No pullback in bond purchases

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve's surprise decision to maintain a controversial bond-buying program to prop up the U.S. economy sparked a Wall Street rally on Wednesday. It also served notice that partisan politics and rising mortgage rates threaten an...

 

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