Posts Tagged ‘ home ’

From baseball diamond to church pews, services across US measure rising losses in Afghanistan

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

In the summer twilight, a crowd gathers on a baseball diamond in Seattle, candles in hand, to remember a sailor who not long ago ran this dusty path. In a California church, a young widow reunites with friends she saw just nine months ago at her wedding — this time, though, they’ve come to bid
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Famed home run hitter Thomson dead at 86 (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

NEW YORK (AP)—Bobby Thomson, who hit the famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants, has died. He was 86. Thomson’s death was confirmed Tuesday by the funeral home in Savannah, Ga., that is handling the arrangements. He had been in failing health for several
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James doubts Gilbert cared about him (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

MIAMI (AP)—Adding a new layer to the rift between LeBron James(notes) and Dan Gilbert, the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP and new Miami Heat forward has told GQ magazine that he isn’t sure the Cleveland Cavaliers owner “ever cared” about him during their time together. In an article released Tuesday, James spoke of how widespread criticism
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Sceptre announces easy to assemble new home theater furniture

Aug 17th, 2010 | By technologynews

Sceptre has been peddling some nice and inexpensive LCD TVs for a while now that come in a range of sizes. The sets can be purchased online and in retail stores like Target and more. One thing that many people who buy a new TV want and need is a place to set that TV
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Auction-goers vie for a piece of Hollywood history (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES – Marilyn Monroe’s chest X-rays. Barbra Streisand’s houndstooth cap from the film “What’s Up, Doc?” Elvis Presley’s empty prescription bottles. Alfred Hitchcock’s driver’s license. Who wants all this stuff? And why would they pay thousands of dollars for it? Hollywood memorabilia auctions have become big business around the globe, with a seemingly endless
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Obama: Keep Democrats in power

Aug 17th, 2010 | By politicsnews

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – President Obama, in campaign mode for most of the day, shifted from bashing Republicans to praising his congressional allies at a posh fundraiser late Friday, declaring that keeping Democrats in power “is my focus over the next several months.” “I hope you understand why we’re here tonight. It’s
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Dad to make 3rd trip to Texas death chamber for execution of gang member who killed daughter

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

HUNTSVILLE, Texas –  Randy Ertman knows the road to the Texas death chamber too well. He’s set to make the trip again, to witness for the third time the execution of one of the gang members responsible for the rape and murder of his teenage daughter and her schoolmate. This time, it will be the
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Eli suffers gash, but Giants beat Jets in stadium opener

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning’s head was dripping blood, an unsettling sight for the New York Giants and their franchise quarterback. Manning was forced out of the Giants’ 31-16 victory against the Jets after suffering a 3-inch gash to the left side of his forehead early in the second quarter Monday night. “Initially, we
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Twitter Sees 93M Global Users, Led by Latin America

Aug 16th, 2010 | By technologynews

Some 93 million Web users went to Twitter.com from work or home computers in June this year, more than doubling the number of users from the same period a year ago, according to comScore. ComScore’s count of Twitter.com users excludes the millions of users who access and tweet on Twitter through third-party client applications
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Ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor to spend final days at home

Aug 16th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES | Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:25pm EDT LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has decided to spend her final days at her Bel Air home after declining to undergo any more surgery, her publicist said on Monday. Gabor, 93, was given the last rites by a priest in hospital at the
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