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15 July 2007

Diamondbacks bully Padres bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks waited until Chris Young left the game and ambushed the San Diego bullpen. Chad Tracy singled home the winning run in the eighth as the Diamondbacks rallied to defeat San Diego 5-4 on Saturday night.

13 July 2007

Grand jury indicts former Newark mayor (AP)

AP - Sharpe James, mayor of this struggling city for 20 years, was indicted Thursday on corruption charges alleging that he spent city money extravagantly on himself and several women, and that he helped one of his companions rake in more than $500,000...

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.

Obese survive heart attacks better (AP)

AP - While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem to have a better chance of surviving one. Scientists are stumped over why that seems to be the case and pose several theories.

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.

Spring trial likely for 1965 murder case (AP)

AP - A former state trooper charged with murder in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest will likely be tried next spring, the judge said Tuesday.

Los Angeles serial killer sentenced to death for 11 murders (AFP)

AFP - A former pizza delivery man described as one of the most prolific serial killers in Los Angeles history after being convicted of 11 murders was on Tuesday sentenced to death.

Playwright: Actress shot at Phil Spector's mansion was not suicidal (CourtTV)

CourtTV - LOS ANGELES (C ourt TV) - A playwright who worked with Lana Clarkson a month before her death said the actress never displayed suicidal tendencies, but did voice disappointment about the trajectory of her career and worry about her future as ...

Spirit hire Don Edwards as head coach

Former NHL goaltender Don Edwards is the new general manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Saginaw Spirit. ''I am truly humbled and honoured for this great opportunity,'' Edwards said in a statement Tuesday. ''I look forward to bringing a championshi...

Sharapova pulls out of Fed-Cup semis

Maria Sharapova will not play for the Russian team in this weekend's Fed Cup semifinal matchup against the United States.

Furyk, Singh confirmed for Canadian Open

The last three winners of the Canadian Open were among a group of nine players announced Tuesday as confirmed participants in this year's event. Defending champion Jim Furyk, 2005 winner Mark Calcavecchia and 2004 champion Vijay Singh will all be at A...

Van Gundy enjoying return to coaching

For Stan Van Gundy, a moment during the Orlando Magic's summer league practices last week simply reaffirmed how much he wanted to be back on the sideline.

Bonds not worried about Selig, Aaron

Barry Bonds simply doesn't care: Bud Selig can be wherever he wants when Hank Aaron's home run record falls. The commissioner still hasn't said whether he plans to be in the ballpark when and if Bonds hits No. 756. Selig's indecision has drawn a lot o...

Chinese lawyers push for slavery crime change: paper (Reuters)

Reuters - China's lawyers association has urged making slavery a specific crime, an official newspaper reported on Tuesday in the wake of a trial of brick-kiln operators accused of brutally exploiting trapped workers.

Body found in search for missing student (AP)

AP - Investigators believe a body found in a field Monday is that of a college student who vanished last month in Madison, where the woman was last seen after a night out at the bars.

Apple plans cheaper, Nano-based phone: JP Morgan (Reuters)

Reuters - Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report.

Bonds not worried about summer agendas (AP)

AP - Barry Bonds simply doesn't care: Bud Selig can be wherever he wants when Hank Aaron's home run record falls. The commissioner still hasn't said whether he plans to be in the ballpark when and if Bonds hits No. 756. Selig's indecision has drawn a l...

Isles surprise Guerin, name him captain (AP)

AP - Bill Guerin's young daughter yelled with delight when a picture of her goal-scoring father appeared on a big television screen. The 36-year-old right winger had nearly the same reaction moments later when he saw the 'C' on his brand-new Islanders ...

Thompson can keep money secret _ for now (AP)

AP - Come next weekend, presidential candidates will be opening up their second quarter finances and placing their spending and their donors up for a new round of scrutiny. Fred Thompson will not.

Buenos Aires gets first snow since 1918 (AP)

AP - Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital's first major snowfall since 1918 spread a thin white mantle across the region.

Pakistanis launch attack after mosque talks fail (Reuters)

Reuters - Pakistani forces stormed a mosque compound in the capital on Tuesday to clear it of militants after talks to end a week-long standoff broke down.

British juror arrested after listening to music under hijab (AFP)

AFP - A female Muslim juror has been arrested in Britain after allegedly listening to an MP3 player under her hijab headscarf during a murder trial, police said Monday.

Italy premier: Iran must not get weapons (AP)

AP - Italian Premier Romano Prodi said Monday that Iran must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons and called on Gaza's Hamas rulers to release a captured Israeli soldier.

Iraqi sentenced for supporting terror (AP)

AP - A German court on Monday sentenced an Iraqi man to 5 1/2 years in prison for supporting an extremist group believed to have been behind attacks in his homeland.