News archive from 26 August 2012

Indonesian man surives crocodile attack during  riverside bathroom break in Malaysia 

Indonesian man surives crocodile attack during  riverside bathroom break in Malaysia 

A construction worker in Malaysia escaped with his life after a bathroom break landed him in the jaws of death. The 32-year-old Indonesian laborer, known as Pai, was attacked by a six-and-a-half-foot crocodile Friday by the banks of the Sungai...

 

Study measures public's concerns on crime, police

A majority of Charlotteans surveyed in a recent study said they believe their neighborhoods are safe places to live and that their overall impression of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is positive. Burglaries, break-ins and violent crimes remain as...

 

Sox go with same lineup vs. Mariners

After their dramatic walkoff victory from Friday night, the White Sox will use their usual lineup against the Mariners Saturday. Jose Quintana pitches for the Sox. The lineup: Wise, cf

 

Sox pull off blockbuster trade

The rebuilding of the Red Sox [team stats] begins today. Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players -- Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett [stats], Carl Crawford and Nick Punto - in...

 

Sox pull off blockbuster trade

The rebuilding of the Red Sox [team stats] begins today. Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players -- Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett [stats], Carl Crawford and Nick Punto - in...

 

Sunday's matchup: Sky at Sun

Internet: 4 p.m. Sunday; http://www.chicagosky.net. Series: Sun 16-8. Last meeting: Sun won 80-78 in OT on July 13, 2012 at Allstate Arena Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Sky (8-14) have lost nine in a row and 13 of 14 after Friday night's 81-78...

 
Federer, Djokovic, Williams sisters highlight Open

Federer, Djokovic, Williams sisters highlight Open

NEW YORK Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer. He was past his 30th birthday, they would point out. About 2 1/2 years went by without any additions to his Grand Slam trophy case, the thinking went. First Rafael...

 

Obama: Armstrong one of America's greatest heroes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing the late astronaut Neil Armstrong as one of America's greatest heroes.The first man to walk on the moon, Armstrong died Saturday at the age of 82.In a statement issued by the White House, Obama said...

Chron, 17:12 in World News
 
NFL cut-down season to feature new language: 'Coach wants to see you ... and bring your iPad!'

NFL cut-down season to feature new language: 'Coach wants to see you ... and bring your iPad!'

On Monday, the NFL makes its first cuts. But for the players on a growing number of NFL teams, that doesn't mean turning in their playbooks. It means turning in those amazingly light, Retina display iPads that their squad gave them at the start of...

Daily News, 17:13 in Sport
 

Locals worry as Haiti suffers again

As Central Floridians braced themselves for heavy rain, some residents held their breath Saturday as they attempted to reach family in Haiti as Isaac swept over the flood-prone nation that's still recovering from a 2010 earthquake. High winds and...

 
Gov. Robert Bentley cancels Republican National Convention travel, monitors Isaac

Gov. Robert Bentley cancels Republican National Convention travel, monitors Isaac

Gov. Robert Bentley MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Gov. Robert Bentley has canceled plans to travel to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week after monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac's path. "I will not be leaving the state while there is a...

 
Romney stresses economy as convention nears

Romney stresses economy as convention nears

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney pledged Saturday to help women entrepreneurs and innovators eager to create small businesses, in an economy-themed countdown to the Republican National Convention taking shape in a city bristling with security and...

Chron, 17:15 in Politics
 

Dodgers, Red Sox set to announce mega-trade; Boston sheds $261M in payroll

Boston - The Red Sox returned to their clubhouse Saturday to find empty lockers where Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford stored their gear before they packed for Los Angeles in a trade that dismantled the underperforming ballclub and gave...

 

Obama: Armstrong one of America's greatest heroes

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hailing the late astronaut Neil Armstrong as one of America's greatest heroes. The first man to walk on the moon, Armstrong died Saturday at the age of 82. In a statement issued by the White House, Obama said...

 

Whispers: Acta latest manager to get vote of confidence

Add the Indians' Manny Acta to the list of managers who have received votes of confidence from their owners, but it's not a guarantee that he returns. Ditto the Red Sox's Bobby Valentine. … Evan Longoria hit .255 in his first 15 games off the DL, but...

 

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