News archive from 27 August 2011

U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has expanded its role in Mexico’s fight against organized crime by allowing the Mexican police to stage cross-border drug raids from inside the United States, according to senior administration and military...

 

Autopsy: ‘Treme’ actor pulled from river drowned

NEW ORLEANS - An autopsy conducted on an actor from the HBO series "Treme," and whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans, found that he drowned. Forty-four-year-old Michael Showers played a police officer in the...

 

Fed's moves to aid economy since financial crisis

The Federal Reserve has taken many unprecedented steps in the past three years to try to boost the economy and counter the effects of a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession. It's kept the short-term interest rate it controls at a record...

 

Isner tops Roddick in 2 sets at Winston-Salem Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In the all American semifinal of the Winston-Salem Open, fourth-seeded John Isner upset top-seeded Andy Roddick 7-6 (7), 6-4 Friday in the Winston-Salem Open, a final tuneup before the U.S. Open. Isner won the first set in a...

 

White House: Obama ending vacation due to Irene

Vineyard Haven, Mass. - Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene's path to get ready, President Barack Obama decided to cut his vacation short Friday and return to the White House for a storm he described as potentially historic. White House spokesman Josh...

 

NYC evacuation, transit shutdown ordered as Irene approaches

New York(AP) - Nearly 300,000 people were ordered Friday to evacuate flood-prone areas and subways, buses and trains prepared to shut down a day later as Hurricane Irene steamed toward New York, the most powerful storm to target the city in decades....

 
Amputee Sprinter to Make History

Amputee Sprinter to Make History

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - Even without a realistic chance for a medal, these world athletics championships are all about opportunity for Oscar Pistorius. After years of fighting the system and then struggling against his own limitations, the South African...

 

Consumers, credit cards grow more comfortable with each other

Credit cards are making a modest comeback. Consumers are inquiring more about opening accounts, bankers have raised their limits slightly, delinquency rates are easing and the number of open accounts is on an upward path, reports the Federal Reserve...

 

Orlando City soccer player honors cancer survivor with number

When Jamie Watson roomed with Andy Williams at preseason camp for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, they became friends. Now Watson considers him family. "They would have me over for dinner, and I'd go over and play with their kids, "...

 

Report: Eagles OT Harris to have back surgery

The Philadelphia Eagles brought in offensive tackle Ryan Harris earlier this month to help protect Michael Vick's blind side, but it looks like the former Bronco will be watching the play- making quarterback from the sidelines. Harris, who was at one...

 

Longhorn Network picked up by Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision, other small outlets

AUSTIN, Texas — The Longhorn Network has announced several new distributors for the new service launching Friday. Texas-based carriers Consolidated Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision will all...

Dallas News, 17:07 in Sport
 

Barca tops Porto to claim UEFA Super Cup

Barcelona added another trophy to its cabinet on Friday with a 2-0 win over FC Porto in the UEFA Super Cup. The match pits the winner of the previous season's Champions League with the Europa League champion from last year, and Barca took the lead six...

 

Wife of pitching Dave Duncan had brain tumor removed

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The wife of St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is recovering from surgery to have a brain tumor removed. He took a leave of absence last weekend and son Shelley Duncan left the Cleveland Indians to be with Jeanine Duncan,...

 

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13: David Arquette, Chaz Bono and more join rumored cast

With mere days until the official cast announcement for Season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars," a few new names have entered the mix -- and a few rumored contestants continue to deny their inclusion. So who are the latest celebrities...

 

US bears some blame for casino attack, Mexico says

MEXICO CITY His voice cracking with emotion, President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the United States bore some blame for "an act of terror" by gangsters who doused a casino with gasoline and set a blaze that killed at least 52 people....

 

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