News archive from 31 July 2011

Snoop Dogg launches youth football in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Snoop Dogg says his youth football league isn't just about teaching kids sports, but about giving them a positive release for their energy and introducing them to role models. The rapper and actor launched the inaugural season of the Snoop...

 

Group Calls on Congress to Suspend NIH Grants After China Receives $90 Million

A conservative group is calling on Congress to temporarily suspend funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after releasing a study that found the agency wasted half a billion dollars in taxpayer money on "bizarre projects," and...

Fox News, 17:02 in Politics
 

Doug Fister, David Pauley give Detroit's pitching staff a boost

Their starting rotation was one-fifth in flux and their division lead is fragile. And with an eye on acing two whatever-it-takes missions, the Tigers added a fifth starter, as well as a steady reliever, Saturday when they sent a whopping package to...

 

Tigers' top prospect Jacob Turner is today's surprise starter

Detroit - Maybe the Tigers are starting to place more emphasis on extending their lead in the American League Central. Right-handed pitching prospect Jacob Turner has replaced Duane Below as the starter for this afternoon's game against the Angels at...

 

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski talks about Saturday's trade

Detroit- What did Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski have to say about Saturday's trade with the Mariners for pitchers Doug Fister and David Pauley? Plenty. Here are 25 highlights: 1. "It includes a player to be named on or before Aug....

 

GM CEO: Fuel cell vehicles not yet practical

Washington - General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said in an interview that he doesn't think hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will become practical until at least 2020 - and he again urged the U.S. government not to default on its obligations. In an...

 

Late stab at debt-limit deal to avert US default

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of intense partisanship, the White House and congressional leaders made a desperate, last-minute stab at compromise Saturday to avoid a government default threatened for early next week. "There is very little time,"...

 

Jobless man wins appeal but still can't get benefits

After an eight-month fight to win unemployment benefits, Glen Thibodeau's victory rang surprisingly hollow. Florida's Unemployment Appeals Commission had ruled in his favor, but the Orlando man was told he wouldn't get the money he was owed - at least...

 

Goodyear man found dead on friend's porch

A 22-year-old Goodyear man was found dead on his friend's porch Saturday morning, police said. The man had begun drinking with a friend around 7:30 p.m. Friday at a local bar called Augie's Sports Grill, said Goodyear police spokesman Darryl Rivers....

 

Volunteers sought for Mass. tornado cleanup

BRIMFIELD, Mass.-Volunteers are being sought for a tornado cleanup blitz in central and western Massachusetts. The weekend cleanup will continue Sunday in communities hit by June 1 tornadoes that were blamed for three deaths and widespread damage. The...

 

Mass. texting ban requires education, enforcement

BOSTON-Massachusetts drivers are still sending and reading text messages, despite a statewide ban on texting behind the wheel. Between the Sept. 30 start of the ban and the end of May, 733 citations for sending texts -- about 3 per day -- have been...

 

The rich get richer: DE Cullen Jenkins reportedly signs with Eagles

One day after corner Nmandi Asomugha spurned the Cowboys for the Philadelphia Eagles, it appears another free agent target will do the exact same thing, as defensive end Cullen Jenkins reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles. As ESPN's...

Dallas News, 17:10 in Sport
 
Geeks, nerds display their wares at second annual Detroit Maker Faire

Geeks, nerds display their wares at second annual Detroit Maker Faire

Whether a jar of pickles or a massive fire-breathing dragon, creators of all types gathered today for the second Detroit Maker Faire, held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. The two-day event is meant to showcase the world of do-it-yourself...

 

Franklin gets gold at swim worlds; Phelps wins butterfly

SHANGHAI - Michael Phelps easily won the 100-meter butterfly, then ceded the spotlight to Missy Franklin, swimming's newest breakout star who made a splash on her final night at the world championships. Without Milorad Cavic pushing him, Phelps...

Chron, 17:11 in Sport
 

Doug Fister, David Pauley give Detroit's pitching staff a boost

Their starting rotation was one-fifth in flux and their division lead is fragile. And with an eye on acing two whatever-it-takes missions, the Tigers added a fifth starter, as well as a steady reliever, Saturday when they sent a whopping package to...

 

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