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22 July 2007

Cardinals sign first-round pick Kozma

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with their top draft pick, shortstop Pete Kozma, on Saturday. Kozma, who was the 18th pick overall in the first-year player draft on June 7, will report to the club's minor league facility in Jupiter, Florida an...

Ramirez, Marlins crush Reds

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run home run as part of an eight-run eighth inning as the Florida Marlins crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 11-1, in the third of a four-game set at Dolphin Stadium.

16 July 2007

Asia shares ease (Reuters)

Reuters - Asian shares mostly eased on Monday with South Korea retreating from record highs on fears the government may take measures to cool the market, while oil prices held near 11-month highs above $77 on nagging supply worries.

Lists of best-selling books (AP)

AP - 1. "The Quickie" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown and Company)

Versace dance tribute watched by Naomi, Claudia (Reuters)

Reuters - Milan marked the 10th anniversary of designer Gianni Versace's death on Sunday with an hour of ballet pieces with costumes he designed at La Scala opera house, with models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell watching.

15 July 2007

Prosecution rests in Padilla trial (AP)

AP - PROSECUTION RESTS: After nine weeks, 22 witnesses and dozens of FBI wiretaps, prosecutors finished presenting their case to jurors in the terror support trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants.

Mexico asks U.S. to extradite suspected meth maker (Reuters)

Reuters - Mexico has asked the United States to extradite a suspected narcotics manufacturer who owns a Mexico City mansion where police discovered $206 million in cash earlier this year, a government source said on Friday.

Athletics' Buck comes off DL

Oakland Athletics outfielder Travis Buck was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and infielder J.J. Furmaniak was optioned to triple-A Sacramento. Buck, on the DL since June 28 with a sprained right thumb, started Saturday in left field. ...

Silva solid as Twins edge A's

Carlos Silva allowed two hits pitching into the seventh inning, Michael Cuddyer drove in a pair of runs and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Saturday night.

Bruins promote Benning and Sweeney

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli promoted Jim Benning to assistant general manager and Don Sweeney to director of hockey operations and player development on Saturday.

13 July 2007

Finmeccanica powers ahead in Europe (FT.com)

FT.com - Finmeccanica was a leading gainer in European stock markets Thursday as UBS (NYSE:UBS) highlighted its exposure to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

N.C. bar issues order disbarring Nifong (AP)

AP - The North Carolina State Bar on Thursday issued a formal order disbarring former district attorney Mike Nifong for his handling of the now-discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.

Jury still out in Conrad Black trial (Reuters)

Reuters - Jurors in the fraud and racketeering trial of former media baron Conrad Black and three associates adjourned on Thursday after an 11th day of deliberations, saying they will meet again on Friday.

Mistrial in rape case with banned words (AP)

AP - Before a jury was even seated, a judge declared a mistrial Thursday in a sex-assault case where he had barred the words "rape" and "victim" among others.

Ravenous robber makes himself at home (CourtTV)

CourtTV - (Court TV) - An Arizona man who broke into a woman's home has given new meaning to the term "hamburglar."

Dow, S&P end at record highs (Reuters)

Reuters - U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, with the Dow hitting a record on its biggest point gain since 2002, after healthy retail sales reassured investors about consumer spending and a $38 billion mining takeover fed expectations for more deals.

Rio Tinto to buy Alcan for $38 billion (Reuters)

Reuters - Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Ltd/Plc offered $38.1 billion to buy Canada's Alcan Inc in an agreed deal to create the world's No. 1 aluminum producer, trumping a hostile bid by Alcoa Inc

10 July 2007

Lawyer: Italy cannot try U.S. soldier (AP)

AP - A lawyer defending a U.S. soldier charged in the 2005 killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq argued in court Tuesday that Italy does not have jurisdiction in the case.

3 killed in attack on Green Zone (AP)

AP - A thunderous barrage of mortars or rockets killed at least three people and wounded 18 in the Green Zone on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy said. One of the dead was an American service member.

Sunni extremists put village under siege (AP)

AP - Sunni extremists have seized control of a remote village northeast of Baghdad in a fierce battle with residents who pleaded for rescue by Iraqi army and police as they tried to defend their homes, the deputy provincial governor said Tuesday.

Attacks on Baghdad Green Zone (AP)

AP - WHAT'S THE GREEN ZONE? Also called the International Zone, it's the heavily protected area in central Baghdad that holds the U.S. and British embassies, the Iraqi parliament and prime minister's office.

Iraq report points to limited progress (AP)

AP - Struggling to defend its Iraq policy, the Bush administration in a 23-page classified report points to limited progress being made by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Clinical Trials Update: July 10, 2007 (HealthDay)

HealthDay - (HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk (HealthDay)

HealthDay - TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term and current smokers have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease than the general population, researchers say in a report that confirms previous observations that people with Parkinson's di...

Antibiotics questioned for urinary tract problems (Reuters)

Reuters - Giving children antibiotics to ward off repeat urinary tract infections does not prevent the problem from returning and leads to infections that are resistant to the drugs, researchers said on Tuesday.