News archive from 21 May 2012

US troops to still face Afghan combat in 2013

CHICAGO - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says American troops will still be involved combat next year even as the U.S. officially shifts to a support role. The U.S. and its NATO partners will move into a supporting role in 2013, with...

 

Correction: Afghan-NATO's Waning War story

KABUL, Afghanistan-In a story May 19 about the Afghanistan war, The Associated Press reported erroneously that $4.1 billion would be needed from foreign coffers to pay for the Afghan security forces after 2014 when most international combat troops...

 
Tropical Storm Alberto hovers off SC coast

Tropical Storm Alberto hovers off SC coast

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the...

Chron, 17:12 in World News
 

With dozens off SC ballot, some seeking 2 offices

COLUMBIA, S.C. In a South Carolina primary season in which dozens of candidates have been disappointed by being tossed off the ballot, two politicians have a chance to win more than one office in a state where simultaneous campaigns are allowed....

 

Johnny Cueto's arm, Ryan Ludwick's bat lift Reds over Yankees

NEW YORK - Johnny Cueto pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Ryan Ludwick delivered two big hits and the Cincinnati Reds closed out their extended visit to New York by beating the Yankees 5-2 Sunday. The Reds rallied late against CC Sabathia,...

 

Mass. group to host symposium on problem gambling

AMHERST, Mass.-The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling will host a symposium on problem gambling to discuss whether western Massachusetts is prepared to deal with expanded gambling. The council is preparing communities to address problems...

 

Google exec hails 'connectivity' at BU graduation

BOSTON-The executive chairman of Google Inc. has told Boston University graduates they can compete for jobs and solve problems as the first generation to be fully connected. Eric Schmidt told more than 6,700 Boston University graduates on Sunday that...

 

Ex-NBA star, Olympian Bob Boozer dies at 75

OMAHA, Neb. Former NBA star and 1960 Olympic gold medalist Bob Boozer has died. He was 75. Ella Boozer says her husband died Saturday of a brain aneurysm after becoming ill Friday night. Boozer was a two-time All-American at Kansas State in 1958-59...

 

Tropical Storm Alberto hovers off SC coast

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the...

 
Tropical Storm Alberto hovers off SC coast

Tropical Storm Alberto hovers off SC coast

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the...

Chron, 17:20 in World News
 

Hockey worlds: Russia wins gold; Hawks' Frolik gets bronze

STOCKHOLM -- Alexander Syomin scored twice and Yevgeni Malkin netted another as Russia romped to a 6-2 victory over Slovakia in the final of the world ice hockey championship in Helsinki on Sunday. Malkin scored in the dying minutes to take his...

 
Miley pitches Diamondbacks past Royals 2-0

Miley pitches Diamondbacks past Royals 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Miley pitched seven sharp innings, John McDonald drove in the first run with a bunt single and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 Sunday. Miley (5-1) limited the Royals to five hits while throwing 99...

 

Lewis shuts down Astros, has 2 RBI to lift Rangers

HOUSTON -- Colby Lewis allowed four hits in eight-plus innings and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers took a five-run lead in the first inning before coasting to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Lewis (4-3) capped the Rangers'...

 

Wade Miley leads Arizona Diamondbacks past Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Miley pitched seven sharp innings, John McDonald drove in the first run with a bunt single and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 Sunday. Miley (5-1) limited the Royals to five hits while throwing 99...

AZCentral, 17:23 in Sport
 

Taylor Evans named Young Cullman Idol

CULLMAN - Taylor Evans almost didn't make it to the Cullman Idol contest. His mother didn't make it at all. He went straight to football practice after school that day. Hot and sweaty, he ran off the field and jumped in the car with his mom, Julie...

 

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