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15 July 2007

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.

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.

13 July 2007

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...

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.

10 July 2007

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 July 2007

Mariners beat Athletics in physical game

Mariners outfielder Jason Ellison started a four-run rally and then touched off a benches-clearing shoving match in Seattle's 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Ellison, in the starting lineup because of a late scratch to shortstop Yuniesky...

Marlins' Cabrera out of Home Run Derby

Florida Marlins third baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss Monday's Home Run Derby at the all-star game because of a jammed left shoulder. Cabrera was in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, but didn't play and was replaced by Mike Jacobs in ...

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...

Holliday replaces Cabrera in HR derby

Colorado Rockies slugger Matt Holliday will replace the injured Miguel Cabrera in Monday's Home Run Derby. Holliday, who is hitting .341 with 15 homers and 69 runs batted in, joins a crowded field that includes defending champion Ryan Howard of the Ph...

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.

UK press chafes against media laws (AP)

AP - British police repeatedly asked media not to broadcast or publish amateur photographs of Scottish police wrestling with a nearly nude and badly burned man, the most dramatic images from a botched attempt to car bomb a Scottish airport.

Brazil president defends ethanol boom (AP)

AP - Brazil's president said Monday that his nation's booming ethanol business won't hurt the Amazon rain forest, dismissing criticism that increased production of the alternate fuel could lead to deforestation.

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.

Ex-cop: Music producer accused of murder said all women deserve to be shot (CourtTV)

CourtTV - LOS ANGELES (C ourt TV) - At Phil Spector's murder trial Monday, a retired New York City police detective recounted an alleged incident in which the music producer repeatedly referred to women using a vulgar expression and said, "The...

Edwards to Propose Plan to Boost Fund Managers' Taxes (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg - July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards embraced the idea of raising taxes on the managers of private-equity firms and hedge funds.

Moment of Truth for the President (The Weekly Standard)

The Weekly Standard - The New York Times leads today with David Sanger's story, "In White House, Debate Is Rising On Iraq Pullback; Political Considerations; Not Waiting For Sept. 15, Aides Seek to Forestall G.O.P.

Will Turkey invade northern Iraq? (AP)

AP - Reports that Turkey has massed a huge military force on its border with Iraq bolstered fears that an invasion targeting hideouts of Kurdish rebels could be imminent. But how deeply into Iraq is the Turkish army willing to go, how long would it sta...

Iraqi girl to get prostheses in U.S. (AP)

AP - A 9-year-old Iraqi girl injured during a U.S. air strike may walk again after she receives prosthetic legs at a hospital here.