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16 July 2007

Child health insurance bill faces veto (AP)

AP - WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Saturday that senior advisers would recommend the president veto Senate legislation that would substantially increase funds for children's health insurance.

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.

Carmona and Indians battle past Royals

Travis Hafner had three hits, including a long two-run homer to help Fausto Carmona and the Cleveland Indians defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Sunday. Carmona (11-4) improved to 8-0 with a 1.98 ERA in nine daytime starts. The right-hander allowed tw...

Blue Jays hold on to edge Red Sox

Rookie Jesse Litsch held Boston to one run in 6 2-3 innings, and Lyle Overbay had three hits off all-star game winner Josh Beckett on Sunday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

15 July 2007

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.

Rapper Remy Ma arrested in NY weekend shooting (Reuters)

Reuters - Female rapper Remy Ma was arrested on attempted murder charges in the weekend shooting of another woman in a nightclub district of Manhattan, police said on Sunday.

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. ...

13 July 2007

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.

10 July 2007

Judge rejects youth bean ball appeal (AP)

AP - A judge refused to reduce the sentence of a former youth baseball coach convicted of offering a player money to bean a 9-year-old autistic teammate.

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.

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.

Rangers agree to terms with Shanahan

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brendan Shanahan. The 38-year-old Shanahan skated in 67 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 29 goals and 33 assists for 62 points, along with 47 penalty minutes.

TSN to broadcast Molitor's title defence

'The Canadian Kid', Steve Molitor, will attempt to defend his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight title live on TSN, Saturday July 14 at 10pm et/7pm pt. The fight, entitled Rumble at Rama, is also available in High Definition on TSN HD and on-demand on ...

Uruguay, Brazil set to battle at Copa

One-sided victories in the quarter-finals of the Copa America helped Brazil and Uruguay negate any damage to their reputations from first-round losses. After Uruguay opened with a 3-0 loss to Peru, and Brazil fell to Mexico 2-0, both teams have found ...

09 July 2007

Texans sign Bethel Johnson, Zac Woodfin

The Houston Texans agreed to contracts with wide receiver Bethel Johnson and linebacker Zac Woodfin on Monday. Johnson, a former Texas A&M standout, has caught 39 passes for 606 yards and four touchdowns in his four-year career. As a kick returner, he...

Uproar as German minister mulls 'targeted killing' (AFP)

AFP - German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble drew flak Monday for considering a security policy that would allow the indefinite detention and "targeted killing" of terror suspects.

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.

Contract conflict threatens Tevez move (AP)

AP - So who does own Carlos Tevez? While Manchester United bids to push through a deal to hire the talented Argentina striker, it's far from clear if the Red Devils are negotiating with the right people.

Canucks sign defenseman Bieksa (AP)

AP - The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Kevin Bieksa to a $11.25-million, three-year contract extension Monday, and also added free agent Aaron Miller.

Head of US hurricane agency ousted in storm of controversy (AFP)

AFP - The head of the high-profile US National Hurricane Center (NHC) was ousted on Monday following a storm of controversy over his harsh criticism of his employers and a near-mutiny by forecasters.

'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.

Thompson energizes young Republicans (AP)

AP - Not yet a 2008 candidate, Fred Thompson energized young Republicans with a speech Saturday that was heavy on rhetoric and short on policy pronouncements. He branded Democrats as "the party of despair."

Price cuts paralyzing Zimbabwe economy (AP)

AP - Cars no longer line up at gas stations because there's no fuel for sale. Gone are the meat, bread and cornmeal that Zimbabweans count on for their meals. Two weeks after the government ordered price cuts in response to the country's rampant inflat...

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.

Bush's Erects Another Stonewall Against Accountability (The Nation)

The Nation - The Nation -- Barely a week after he commuted the 30-month sentence of a former White House insider who was convicted of engaging in felonious attempts to thwart investigations of administration wrongdoing, President Bush has erected anot...

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