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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.

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...

15 July 2007

Ford considers selling Volvo Cars business: source (Reuters)

Reuters - Ford Motor Co. is considering selling its Volvo Cars business as it assesses the future of its European operations, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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

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

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.

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...

Spector judge lets jurors hear of rant (AP)

AP - The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial decided Monday to let jurors hear from a celebrity security guard who says he heard the record producer rant against women and declare they should all be shot in the head.

All candidates welcome for IMF job: IMF board (Reuters)

Reuters - The International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday any country could nominate a candidate for the next head of the financial institution, which would throw open the job to worldwide competition.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

Eagles sign Mexican defensive tackle Lopez (Reuters)

Reuters - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Mauricio Lopez, the NFL club announced on Monday.

New park to stretch from Ga. to Ky. (AP)

AP - Land from a 2,000-acre wilderness area in Rhea County will become part of a 300-mile state park stretching from Georgia to Kentucky, state officials say.

Giuliani jeered for opposing fair tax (AP)

AP - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ran into a buzz saw of opposition Saturday when he explained his opposition to elimination of the federal income tax and replacing it with a so-called "fair tax" based on consumption.

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.

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.

Afghan girls traded, sold to settle debt (AP)

AP - Unable to scrounge together the $165 he needed to repay a loan to buy sheep, Nazir Ahmad made good on his debt by selling his 16-year-old daughter to marry the lender's son.

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