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October 2007

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Kemp and Dodgers topple Mets

Matt Kemp crushed a three-run home run in a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers recovered from a shaky outing by Brad Penny to beat the New York Mets, 8-6, at Dodger Stadium. Penny (12-1) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs -- three...

Food-labeling effort gains new momentum (AP)

AP - Shoppers are in the dark about where much of their food comes from despite a five-year-old law requiring meat and other products to carry labels with their country of origin.

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.

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.

Reporter hit outside Conn. courthouse (AP)

AP - The father of a man charged with sexual assault was arrested after striking a television reporter outside a courthouse where his son's bail had just been revoked, police said.

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.

Report: Williams re-ups with Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Mo Williams reportedly agreed to a six-year, US$52-million deal, rejecting an offer from the Miami Heat. ''The entire organization made it clear how important Mo was to them and their future,'' Williams' agent, Mark Bartels...

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.

Former Bush aide faces possible contempt charges (Reuters)

Reuters - A congressional panel moved toward seeking contempt charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers on Thursday after she refused to appear -- under orders from President George W. Bush -- at a hearing on the firing of federal pr...

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.

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...

Trade deficit rises in May (AP)

AP - America's trade deficit rose to its second-highest level of the year as the price of imported crude oil jumped and demand for Chinese products remained strong despite recalls of tainted products.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jury split on Lord Black fraud trial verdict (AFP)

AFP - Jurors in the fraud trial of media tycoon Conrad Black told the judge Tuesday that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but were ordered to keep trying.

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...

Wal-Mart says online-to-store results strong (Reuters)

Reuters - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. , the world's largest retailer, said on Tuesday that it has seen strong results from its service that allows customers to order products on its Web site and have them shipped to a local Wal-Mart store for free.

Heat's Walker victim of home robbery

Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker's home in Chicago was robbed Monday, the player's agent said. Police and witnesses said two offenders held Walker and at least one other person at gunpoint during the robbery, Chicago broadcasters reported from the sc...