News archive from 28 May 2012

US hail storm pounds new Ford Escape models

WASHINGTON -- A big hail storm last month pounded thousands of Ford's popular new Escape SUVs as they awaited shipment to car dealerships. But the damage won't slow the roll-out of the new model, a spokesman says. The hail storm hit Louisville, Ky....

 
South Florida vets cope with wounds not always visible

South Florida vets cope with wounds not always visible

Sgt. David Aguirre, 36, of Doral, who served multiple tours in Iraq, is lucky to be alive. The same can be said of Cpl. Christopher Alban, 22, of Tamarac, an Afghanistan veteran. Both Marines were badly hurt by improvised explosive devices, a hallmark...

 
Francoeur, Butler homer in Royals' 4-2 win

Francoeur, Butler homer in Royals' 4-2 win

BALTIMORE -- Jeff Francoeur and Billy Butler hit home runs, and Alcides Escobar had two hits to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Sunday. Francoeur had a terrific series, hitting 7 for 12 against the Orioles, including two...

 

Midshipmen describe smooth transition from ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out. His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay - and under the "Don't Ask,...

 

McCain: Don't count on Russia to force out Assad

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. can't count on Russia - a major arms supplier to Syria - to force President Bashar Assad from power, Sen. John McCain said Sunday, blaming President Barack Obama for embracing a "feckless" foreign policy and punting...

 

Venus advances to 2nd round at French Open

PARIS Venus Williams bounced back from a poor start at the French Open on Sunday, beating 19-year-old Paula Ormaechea 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in her first Grand Slam match since revealing she has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The seven-time major...

 
No. 5 Tsonga reaches 2nd round at French Open

No. 5 Tsonga reaches 2nd round at French Open

PARIS Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame a slow start Sunday to beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and reach the second round of the French Open. Tsonga is the highest-seeded player in action on the opening day of the tournament....

 

Roddick loses to Mahut in French Open's 1st round

PARIS Andy Roddick exited in the opening round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2007, losing to 88th-ranked Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Sunday at the French Open. The 26th-seeded Roddick is 7-10 this season, 0-4 on clay. Mahut...

 
Kanaan comes up short again at Indianapolis 500

Kanaan comes up short again at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Kanaan was hoping his luck would change at this year's Indianapolis 500. Not a chance. The hard-luck Brazilian was passed by both of Chip Ganassi's drivers on the final restart of the race, losing the lead on lap 195 and settling...

 
Wallace thinks it's time to shorten NASCAR season

Wallace thinks it's time to shorten NASCAR season

CONCORD, N.C. -- Rusty Wallace, recently selected to the NASCAR Hall of Famer, loves plenty of things about the sport. Except maybe the increased schedule. "It's the classic case of supply and demand," Wallace said Sunday at Charlotte Motor...

 

Craft beers are proving a hit in baseball parks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It used to be that baseball fans would head for the concourse to grab a beer between innings, a cold one as much a part of America's pastime as hotdogs and Cracker Jack. Now they file up the aisles in search of Belgian-style pale...

 
Gay students graduate openly at military academies

Gay students graduate openly at military academies

View full sizeIn this Saturday, May 26, 2012 photo, Kaitlyn Kelly, center, reacts after a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold...

 

Bountiful bikinis at Rio fashion week

Rio de Janeiro - Just how many variations can you spin off the marvel of simplicity that is the bikini? Judging by the options on spectacular display at FashionRio, the Marvelous City's five-day-long summer 2013 fashion extravaganza, the options are...

 
2 brothers sentenced to death in different states for separate crimes 

2 brothers sentenced to death in different states for separate crimes 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rodney Berget lives in a single cell on South Dakota's death row, rarely leaving the tiny room where he awaits execution for bludgeoning a prison guard to death with a pipe during an attempted escape. For Berget's immediate family,...

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Hammad Memon trial could be several months away due to mental evaluations, schedule conflict

Hammad Memon trial could be several months away due to mental evaluations, schedule conflict

A hearing for Hammad Memon was held Thursday April 19, 2012 the day after he was returned from Dallas. (The Huntsville Times/Dave Dieter) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A trial date for accused Discovery Middle School shooter Hammad Memon is likely months...

 

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