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22 July 2007

Ramirez, Marlins crush Reds

Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run home run as part of an eight-run eighth inning as the Florida Marlins crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 11-1, in the third of a four-game set at Dolphin Stadium.

16 July 2007

Child health insurance bill faces veto (AP)

AP - WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Saturday that senior advisers would recommend the president veto Senate legislation that would substantially increase funds for children's health insurance.

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.

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.

Artest, Jackson suspended 7 games each

Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson were each suspended by the NBA on Saturday for the first seven games of next season because of their most recent legal problems.

Mourning getting close to decision on '08

The suspense surrounding Alonzo Mourning's playing status for next season is nearing an end. The seven-time all-star centre said he'll make it known "very soon" whether he'll return to the Miami Heat or retire. "I have not quite yet spoken to the peop...

Lilly wins again as Cubs down Astros

Ted Lilly won his fourth straight start, Aramis Ramirez had four RBIs and Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer Saturday as the surging Chicago Cubs roughed up Roy Oswalt in a 9-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

10 July 2007

Formula One spy case begins in London

Ferrari opened its court case against McLaren's chief designer Tuesday, accusing Mike Coughlan of possessing secret documents belonging to the Italian Formula One team.

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.

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.

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.

09 July 2007

Uproar as German minister mulls 'targeted killing' (AFP)

AFP - German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble drew flak Monday for considering a security policy that would allow the indefinite detention and "targeted killing" of terror suspects.

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.

Giant sinkhole opens in Mexico City (AP)

AP - A giant sinkhole swallowed a stretch of street on Mexico City's east side, with one man feared dead and 30 families evacuated, authorities said Monday.

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.

Contract conflict threatens Tevez move (AP)

AP - So who does own Carlos Tevez? While Manchester United bids to push through a deal to hire the talented Argentina striker, it's far from clear if the Red Devils are negotiating with the right people.

Head of US hurricane agency ousted in storm of controversy (AFP)

AFP - The head of the high-profile US National Hurricane Center (NHC) was ousted on Monday following a storm of controversy over his harsh criticism of his employers and a near-mutiny by forecasters.

Wind, sun ward off bacteria at beaches (AP)

AP - Wind, a lack of rain and generous sunshine have combined to keep beaches on the southern shore of Lake Michigan bacteria-free and inviting to swimmers so far this summer.

'Virtual' meeting takes up climate ideas (AP)

AP - Democrat Barack Obama endorsed the use of a carbon auction to reduce air pollution, one of several ideas offered by presidential candidates at a forum on global warming.

Canada tightens grip on disputed Arctic (AP)

AP - Canada announced plans Monday to increase its Arctic military presence in an effort to assert sovereignty over the Northwest Passage — a potentially oil-rich region the United States claims is international territory.

Price cuts paralyzing Zimbabwe economy (AP)

AP - Cars no longer line up at gas stations because there's no fuel for sale. Gone are the meat, bread and cornmeal that Zimbabweans count on for their meals. Two weeks after the government ordered price cuts in response to the country's rampant inflat...

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.

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.

Thousands of golf balls stolen in Kansas (AP)

AP - Nearly 4,800 fluorescent yellow golf balls are missing from a suburban Kansas City golf course after someone raided the facility's driving range.