News archive from 20 August 2012

Former Islamist Egyptian lawmaker's sons detained

CAIRO -- Antiquities officials say a former Egyptian lawmaker's sons have been detained on charges of illegally digging for artifacts. It's the latest scandal involving an ultraconservative Islamist who served in parliament. Two sons of Gaber...

 

Former Islamist Egyptian lawmaker's sons detained

CAIRO Antiquities officials say a former Egyptian lawmaker's sons have been detained on charges of illegally digging for artifacts. It's the latest scandal involving an ultraconservative Islamist who served in parliament. Two sons of Gaber Abdel-Monem...

 

Sundance Film Festival: Frank Langella happy to have a robot costar

- In his more-than-distinguished career, Frank Langella has become Richard Nixon, Clark Kent's editor Perry White and a count named Dracula. So how did he end up playing a part opposite a robot in a sweltering East Coast summer? The answer is...

 

Redford police searching for missing elderly woman, white Windstar minivan

Redford Township police are asking for help in locating an elderly woman missing since Friday. Helen High, 78, lived in the area near Six Mile and Beech Daly and police believe she may be driving a 2003 white Ford Windstar minivan, with a California...

 
Roger Federer rolls past Novak Djokovic for record fifth Cincinnati Masters title 

Roger Federer rolls past Novak Djokovic for record fifth Cincinnati Masters title 

MASON, Ohio — Roger Federer finds a lot to like about Cincinnati — the big crowds for his matches, the quiet time away from the court, the way his game seems to come together on the fast, blue courts. Probably helps that he often takes home the...

Daily News, 17:05 in Sport
 
Supected livery cab shooting gunman's father: My son was too drunk to commit the crime

Supected livery cab shooting gunman's father: My son was too drunk to commit the crime

The family of the suspected gunman who left a 23-year-old livery cab passenger brain dead in a botched robbery says he was too drunk to commit the crime. Michael Magnan, 19, was dancing the night away at a wedding on Long Island in the hours before...

 

Former Islamist Egyptian lawmaker's sons detained

CAIRO - Antiquities officials say a former Egyptian lawmaker's sons have been detained on charges of illegally digging for artifacts. It's the latest scandal involving an ultraconservative Islamist who served in parliament. Two sons of Gaber...

 
Showdown for Big Pharma in India's highest court

Showdown for Big Pharma in India's highest court

MUMBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - India's highest court will hear final arguments starting this week in a landmark case over drug patents that could change the rules for the country's healthcare sector and potentially curb its global role as a supplier of...

 

Biffle benefits from Johnson's misfortune to win at Michigan

Greg Biffle won at Michigan International Speedway for the third time by taking Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Jimmie Johnson led the way in the closing laps, but Johnson's engine blew up, allowing Biffle to take the lead. Biffle had moved ahead of...

 

Safarova advances in New Haven, Lepchenko retires

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Eighth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic advanced in the first match of the New Haven Open when American Varvara Lepchenko retired with a left wrist injury. Safarova was leading 6-3, 4-1 when the left-handed Lepchenko...

 

Greg Biffle wins at Michigan when Jimmie Johnson's car falters

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble with six laps left. Johnson started the race from the back because of an...

 

Gaston region getting ready for DNC overflow

GASTONIA Gaston County's slice of the Democratic National Convention pie may not be as big as officials first hoped, but it's a still substantial chunk. Ideally, they hoped that some of the 6,000 delegates would stay in local hotels, eat at local...

 

Jerry Bossert's Saratoga analysis: August 20, 2012

1. Tiz Yankee has been second best in last four but could be the lone speed today. Suns Out Guns Out goes turf to dirt for Romans switching to Dominguez; top threat. Flashy Sunrise finished right behind the top choice in last; coupled with Suns Out...

Daily News, 17:30 in Sport
 

NASCAR: Greg Biffle wins at Michigan when Jimmie Johnson's car falters

BROOKLYN, Michigan (AP) -- Greg Biffle won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday when leader Jimmie Johnson left the track because of engine trouble with six laps left. Johnson started the race from the back because...

AZCentral, 17:34 in Sport
 
Jets still looking for TD after 2 preseason games

Jets still looking for TD after 2 preseason games

NEW YORK -- Things were supposed to look a lot different for the New York Jets' offense. There's a new coordinator in Tony Sparano, a rededication to a run-first approach and the addition of the elusive and electrifying Tim Tebow. So far, this year's...

 

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