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16 July 2007

RBS group to offer 90 percent cash for ABN bid: reports (Reuters)

Reuters - A trio of banks led by Royal Bank of Scotland Group plans to present a new, nearly all cash bid for Dutch bank ABN AMRO Holding NV as early as Monday, according to two media reports on Sunday.

15 July 2007

Artest, Jackson suspended 7 games each

Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson were each suspended by the NBA on Saturday for the first seven games of next season because of their most recent legal problems.

10 July 2007

Fort Dix prosecutors seek anonymous jury (AP)

AP - Federal prosecutors have asked that an anonymous jury be impaneled for the trial of six men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix.

Sears sees lower quarterly profit; shares plunge (Reuters)

Reuters - Sears Holdings Corp. on Tuesday forecast lower quarterly profit and said it needs to better control its costs and stock more items that its shoppers demand, sending shares down more than 8.7 percent.

Summary Box: Bush denies access to aides (AP)

AP - CONGRESS DENIED: President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.

MLB All-Star Notebook: Monday

Many all-star managers use the opportunity to reward their own players with spots on the roster and plum assignments for the game. Jim Leyland just isn't one of them. The AL manager chose not to start his no-hit pitcher Justin Verlander in Tuesday nig...

F1 espionage affair heads to British High Court (AFP)

AFP - The British Grand Prix may have ended on Sunday but the Formula One ‘espionage' controversy that overshadowed on-track events at Silverstone has seemingly still got plenty of mileage left in it.

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...

Experts link raw fish to liver cancer in SE Asia (Reuters)

Reuters - Thai researchers have urged people in Southeast Asia to stop eating raw freshwater fish because they risk becoming infected with a parasitic worm that may predispose them to developing liver cancer.

China jails 2 church leaders (AP)

AP - Two ministers in China's unrecognized Protestant church have been sentenced to one year each in a labor camp on charges of using an "evil cult" to obstruct the law, a U.S. monitoring group said Monday.

09 July 2007

Spadea wins Hall of Fame opener

Former finalist Vincent Spadea highlighted Monday's opening-round winners at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The second-seeded Spadea handled fellow American Justin Gimelstob on the grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Spadea ...

Oden better in second summer game

Top pick Greg Oden's second summer league game with the Portland Trail Blazers was better than his first, but still not up to the high profile centre's expectations. Two days after he was disqualified with 10 fouls in 20 minutes, Oden had 13 points, f...

Jury awards man $260K in Iverson lawsuit

A federal jury awarded US$260,000 on Monday to one of two men who sued NBA star Allen Iverson after they said they were beaten by his entourage at a Washington nightclub. The jury's decision against Iverson and his bodyguard, Jason Kane, covers pain a...

Canadians shine in Futures Game

Moments after Joey Votto ripped a solo shot to left field, a burly security officer in the bowels of AT&T Park watched the replay, turned to his well-armed counterparts and muttered, "Man, I hate the World." Votto and the other two Canadians in the Al...

Blue Jays release Victor Zambrano

The Toronto Blue Jays have given Victor Zambrano his unconditional release. The 31-year old appeared in eight games for the Blue Jays, posting a 0-2 record with a 10.97 ERA. The Los Teques, Venezuelan native was placed on the disabled list with a s...

Joseph and Roughriders stomp Stampeders

Kerry Joseph threw four touchdown passes as the Saskatchewan Roughriders dismantled the Calgary Stampeders 49-8 to remain undefeated under rookie head coach Kent Austin.

Coyotes sign York to 1-year, $1M contract

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Mike York to a one-year contract. TSN has learned the deal is worth $1 Million. In 66 games last season split between the Flyers and Islanders, York scored 10 goals and collected 11 assists. In 515 career game...

Pakistan mosque cleric gives up demand for safe passage (AFP)

AFP - A cleric allegedly holding women and children hostage at an Islamabad mosque has dropped demands for safe passage and proposed that he be kept under house arrest, a minister said late Monday.

Ky. boy, 4, found in garbage truck (AP)

AP - The body of a 4-year-old boy who disappeared outside his home near Churchill Downs was found in a garbage truck over the weekend, and authorities believe he was killed.

BLM gets OK for new North Slope drilling (AP)

AP - The Bureau of Land Management could go ahead with plans to allow drilling in a sensitive area near Teshekpuk Lake on the North Slope, an agency spokeswoman said.

'Virtual' meeting takes up climate ideas (AP)

AP - Democrat Barack Obama endorsed the use of a carbon auction to reduce air pollution, one of several ideas offered by presidential candidates at a forum on global warming.

Edwards says votes count, not money (AP)

AP - Presidential hopeful John Edwards said Saturday he's raising enough money to compete in the early states and invoked Howard Dean's 2004 fundraising totals as a cautionary tale.

Franken leads in recent fundraising (AP)

AP - Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken raised nearly $2 million in the latest reporting period, pulling in more money than both his Democratic rival and the Republican incumbent, Sen. Norm Coleman.

Canada tightens grip on disputed Arctic (AP)

AP - Canada announced plans Monday to increase its Arctic military presence in an effort to assert sovereignty over the Northwest Passage — a potentially oil-rich region the United States claims is international territory.

Fired NBC programmer slides over to Fox (AP)

AP - Less than two months after being fired as NBC's entertainment president, Kevin Reilly has been hired by Fox for the same job as part of a restructuring that includes the promotion of Peter Liguori to entertainment chairman.

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