News archive from 23 August 2011

Super PACs already a powerful force in 2012 election

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's powerful fundraising force has gained some superpower. The Minnesota congresswoman has two new so-called super PACs on her side that can raise unlimited cash from donors, corporations and...

 

Siblings accused in crime spree charged in Colo.

WALSENBURG, Colo. -- Prosecutors in Colorado have filed charges against each of the three siblings accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday afternoon ahead of a court hearing in southern...

 

Ohio jury deliberating 44-year-old murder case

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Jurors began deliberating Monday in the case of a man accused of killing an Ohio girl who disappeared on her way home from school in 1967 and was found a few weeks later with a nail in her head in a Michigan field. Investigators think...

 

Roman wreck full of wine jars found off Albania

TIRANA, Albania -- A US-Albanian archaeological mission says it has found the well-preserved wreck of a Roman cargo ship complete with some 300 - empty, alas - wine jars off Albania's coast. The 30-meter long (yard) wreck dates to the 1st century B.C....

 

Hookah use up sharply in California

Hookah use is establishing roots in the strongly anti-tobacco state of California, says a new study, with usage rates increasing more than 40% over a few years. Hookah involves smoking from a water pipe and hose. Specially made tobacco, often...

 

It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's humanoid robot has finally awakened in space. Ground controllers turned Robonaut on Monday for the first time since it was delivered to the International Space Station in February. The test involved sending power to all...

 

Former NU QB Kafka in running to be Eagles' No. 2

PHILADELPHIA -- When the Eagles decided to trade Kevin Kolb, the stock of Mike Kafka skyrocketed. And when the Eagles decided to sign Vince Young, the stock of Kafka plummeted. Since that time, Kafka's stock has stabilized. He's still in the running...

 

Haynesworth pleads no contest to lesser charge

Albert Haynesworth will avoid a sexual abuse trial after pleading no contest Monday to the lesser charge of simple assault. The former Redskins defensive lineman, who was traded to the New England Patriots last month, was accused of caressing a...

 

Pirates RHP Kevin Correia put on 15-day DL with strained oblique, RHP Leroux recalled

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have put starting pitcher Kevin Correia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique and recalled right-hander Chris Leroux from a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis to fill the roster...

 

Raonic will miss U.S. Open

Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic will miss the 2011 U.S. Open as he continues to recover from hip surgery. The 20-year-old Canadian, who is considered to be one of the most-promising young players on the ATP World Tour, expects to return to action...

 

Cyber squatter foiling Winehouse charity plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Amy Winehouse's father Mitch said his plans to set up a charity in his late daughter's name had been frustrated by a cyber squatter who had stolen the organization's intended address on the internet. Mitch, a former taxi driver who...

 
Disgraced former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor selected by Oakland Raiders in NFL supplemental draft

Disgraced former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor selected by Oakland Raiders in NFL supplemental draft

Terrelle Pryor has finally made it to the NFL. The disgraced Ohio State quarterback was chosen by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the NFL's supplemental draft on Monday. The Raiders picked Pryor with the 18th selection in the third round,...

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George Michael reveals separation from Kenny Goss

PRAGUE -- George Michael says he has split from long-term partner Kenny Goss, partly due to the fallout from Goss's struggle with alcohol addiction. The 48-year-old singer - appearing at the Prague State Opera House on the opening night of his...

 
Tracking the Movement of Ice Across Antarctica

Tracking the Movement of Ice Across Antarctica

A new map of Antarctica illustrates for the first time how ice moves across the continent. The map’s creators believe it may be a crucial tool in helping researchers understand how a warming climate is changing the continent. RSS Feed Get Science News...

 
Helping Out the Family, Especially in Good Times

Helping Out the Family, Especially in Good Times

Acorn woodpeckers are industrious, cooperative birds that live in family groups. Each family has several “helper” woodpeckers that do not breed. These birds devote their time to gathering acorns and other food for the young. RSS Feed Get Science News...

 

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