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October 2007

July 2007

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thompson can keep money secret _ for now (AP)

AP - Come next weekend, presidential candidates will be opening up their second quarter finances and placing their spending and their donors up for a new round of scrutiny. Fred Thompson will not.

JFK plot suspect denied bail in Trinidad (AP)

AP - A judge denied bail Monday for a Trinidadian man accused of participating in a plot to bomb New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Victoria Beckham: `just a normal girl' (AP)

AP - Victoria Beckham insisted Monday that she's "just a normal girl from London" who happens to be "living quite a surreal life" with her soccer star husband David and their three young boys.

European shares advance (AFP)

AFP - Europe's main stock markets rallied in morning trading on Monday after Tokyo's main equity index hit a fresh seven-year high following a positive end to last week in the United States.

China Internet surfers save more than 800 cats (Reuters)

Reuters - The power of the Internet has saved more than 800 cats from being skinned and served up on Chinese dinner tables.