News archive from 25 July 2011

North Dakota fights alone to keep Sioux nickname

GRAND FORKS, N.D. North Dakota political leaders are asking the NCAA to back off and let the state's flagship university keep its Fighting Sioux name and logo, even at the risk of potential blacklisting and scorn by other universities and its own...

Treasury secretary Tim Geithner says economy may have slowed

Treasury secretary Tim Geithner says economy may have slowed

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economy may have slowed during the second quarter of the year, but he’s looking for it to pick up. The economy grew at a rate of 1.9 percent from January to March. The April-to-June figures for...


Norwegian Suspect Wanted European Anti-Muslim Crusade

OSLO, Norway - The man blamed for killing at least 93 people during terrorist attacks on Norway's government headquarters and an island retreat for young people wanted to trigger an anti-Muslim revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said...


New U.K. Tabloid Dragged Into Phone Hacking Scandal

LONDON - One British newspaper has already been felled by the escalating scandal over the interception of public figures' voicemails. Now storm clouds are gathering over the Trinity Mirror group, the publisher of Britain's left-leaning Mirror...

Strong Effort by Colon Helps Yankees Take Care of Business

Strong Effort by Colon Helps Yankees Take Care of Business

Against a wall in Nick Swisher’s locker hangs a season schedule that is the approximate size of a love seat. The dates during this homestand are unmarked, but if Swisher were a little more brazen these 10 games would be circled and underlined, perhaps...

Kei Igawa: The Lost Yankee

Kei Igawa: The Lost Yankee

TRENTON - In the middle of a bright Manhattan summer afternoon, the Yankees’ $46 million pitcher steps from his fashionable East Side apartment building and slips into a waiting Lexus for a chauffeured ride to the ballpark. Multimedia Slide Show Kei...


Suspect at large, but charged in east Houston shooting

A man who shot at two nightclub security guards early Saturday has been charged, but remains at large after escaping into woods in the Galena Park area, police said. The suspect, Jose Alberto Hernandez, 23, is charged with aggravated assault with a...

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White House: Obama, Democratic leaders to meet at White House Sunday night over debt crisis

WASHINGTON - White House: Obama, Democratic leaders to meet at White House Sunday night over debt crisis Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Analysis: Companies churn out profits but jobs don't follow

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sluggish pace of hiring may be hobbling the economy, but it's not been holding back big U.S. companies' profits thanks to growth overseas and cost controls at home. And that's bad news for the more than 14 million Americans...


Mariners lose franchise-worst 15th straight

BOSTON - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in four runs, Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox extended the Seattle Mariners' franchise-worst losing streak to 15 games with a 12-8 win on Sunday. Tim Wakefield (6-3) joined Roger Clemens...

Man charged in Kendall bomb threat hoax

Man charged in Kendall bomb threat hoax

A bomb threat which forced the closure of a section of North Kendall Drive Saturday evening was nothing more than a hoax. It all began when 57-year-old German Guanchez pulled over his silver sedan on SW 88th Street/North Kendall Drive near an LA...


Afghan flees war zone home, shot 4 times in Norway

HONEFOSS, Norway -- Hussein Kazemi has faced danger many times before. Maybe that's why the teenager still can smile as he sits in his hospital bed, bullet wounds in both legs and an arm, and images of a crazed gunman in his head. The asylum-seeker...


This Week’s Economic Reports

ECONOMIC REPORTS Data will include the S.& P./Case-Shiller housing price index for May; new home sales for June; consumer confidence for July (Tuesday); durable goods for June; the Federal Reserve’s beige book (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims...

Ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s death remains a mystery

Ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s death remains a mystery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In the year since Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis, his mother has kept pressing authorities to find whoever killed the former NBA player. Deborah Marion has repeatedly visited and...


Will Power takes early lead, wins Edmonton Indy

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Will Power drove to victory at the Edmonton Indy, taking a bite out of the points lead of reigning series champion Dario Franchitti. Power, the 30-year-old Australian who drives for Team Penske, started second, overtook leader...


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