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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Buenos Aires gets first snow since 1918 (AP)

AP - Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital's first major snowfall since 1918 spread a thin white mantle across the region.

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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."

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.

Man gets 6 months for killing sister (AP)

AP - A Jordanian court sentenced a man to six months in prison Monday for killing his pregnant sister — an "honor killing" the man said was necessary to uphold his family's reputation.

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.

Israeli ex-minister says Barghuti should be freed (AFP)

AFP - Israel's former deputy defence minister Ephraim Sneh said on Monday after visiting Marwan Barghuti in prison that the former West Bank Fatah leader would be more useful outside jail than inside.