News archive from 24 July 2011

Tigers' winning streak against Twins reaches 11

Minneapolis- Jhonny's just amazing, isn't he? But before we get to the exploits of Jhonny Peralta, a one-man, two-night wrecking crew of the Minnesota Twins, let's talk streaks. As in all-time winning streaks by the first-place Tigers And not just...

 

ACC Kickoff Preview: 5 Big Questions

Finally, the words you've been waiting to read: college football season has arrived. Last week, the SEC and Sun Belt unofficially began the year by holding their respective media days. Now, it's the ACC's turn. On Sunday and Monday, ACC coaches and...

 
Kaleigh Rafter leads Canada past US at softball World Cup

Kaleigh Rafter leads Canada past US at softball World Cup

OKLAHOMA CITY - Kaleigh Rafter homered and drove in three runs, and Canada beat the United States 4-3 on Saturday at the World Cup of Softball. The Americans (2-1), featuring no Olympic veterans on this year’s squad, are now in jeopardy of missing the...

 
Lawsuits stack up against Casey Anthony

Lawsuits stack up against Casey Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony initially claimed 2-year-old Caylee Marie was kidnapped by a baby-sitter named Zenaida. But at her murder trial, defense attorney Jose Baez claimed that was a lie and that the toddler drowned in the family pool. Although...

 
Former Schools Chief Emerges as Murdoch’s Unlikely Ally

Former Schools Chief Emerges as Murdoch’s Unlikely Ally

This article is by Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Barbaro and Javier C. Hernandez. Multimedia Interactive Graphic Key Figures in the Phone Hacking Case Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor, was in a tricky position. Three weeks ago,...

 

Coping with cancer, Chavez contemplates Nietzsche

CARACAS, Venezuela While he undergoes cancer treatment, Hugo Chavez has been finding inspiration rereading a 19th century philosophy book by Friedrich Nietzsche. The Venezuelan president has been so fascinated with the German philosopher's treatise...

 
Former Schools Chief Emerges as Murdoch’s Unlikely Ally

Former Schools Chief Emerges as Murdoch’s Unlikely Ally

This article is by Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Barbaro and Javier C. Hernandez. Multimedia Interactive Graphic Key Figures in the Phone Hacking Case Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor, was in a tricky position. Three weeks ago,...

 
Burnett Works Hard, to No Avail, in Yankees’ Loss

Burnett Works Hard, to No Avail, in Yankees’ Loss

The powder-blue shirt of the home-plate umpire Bill Welke was soaked through by the sixth inning Saturday, probably because it was sunny and close to 100 degrees at Yankee Stadium. A. J. Burnett was also grinding through another start, making Welke’s...

 

Coping with cancer, Chavez contemplates Nietzsche

CARACAS, Venezuela -- While he undergoes cancer treatment, Hugo Chavez has been finding inspiration rereading a 19th century philosophy book by Friedrich Nietzsche. The Venezuelan president has been so fascinated with the German philosopher's treatise...

 

Marlins' right-hander Chris Volstad optioned to Triple-A New Orleans

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Marlins right-hander Chris Volstad has been optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in the wake of his latest rocky outing. Volstad lasted only five innings and gave up four runs, three earned, against the New York Mets on Friday. That...

 

Failure to reach a 'grand bargain' on debt makes 2012 harder for Obama

WASHINGTON -- Sometime this spring, President Barack Obama shifted course on the budget and started pursuing a "Big Deal" to dramatically curb runaway deficits. On Friday chances for that deal disappeared, and with it perhaps his last chance...

 
Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili dies

Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili dies

SEATTLE -- Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who counseled President Bill Clinton on the use of troops in Bosnia and other trouble spots, has died, according to a statement from the...

 

Debt talks aim for Sunday announcement of progress

WASHINGTON - Facing a potential financial market meltdown if they don't reach a deal before Monday, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders engaged Saturday in last-ditch talks aimed at ending the debt-limit impasse. House Speaker John...

 

Guerrero's hat trick leads Peru over Venezuela

Jose Paolo Guerrero scored three goals and assisted on William Chiroque's goal as Peru defeated 10-man Venezuela 4-1 on Saturday in the Copa America third-place match. Guerrero assisted on Chiroque's goal in the 41st, then scored in the 63rd and added...

 

Norway gunman fired for 1.5 hours in massacre; 92 dead

A gunman who opened fire on an island teeming with young people kept shooting for 1.5 hours before surrendering to a SWAT team, which arrived 40 minutes after they were called, police said today. Survivors of the shooting spree have described hiding...

 

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