Posts Tagged ‘ Saturday ’

No fun intended: Brazil forbids election spoofing (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By worldnews

RIO DE JANEIRO – Make no joke about it, Brazil’s presidential election is a serious affair, devoid of Jon Stewart’s wry jabs, sidesplitting Top 10
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K-Rod out for season, hurt hand in fight (AP)

Aug 16th, 2010 | By sportsnews

HOUSTON (AP)—Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has a torn thumb ligament in his pitching hand sustained during a fight with his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field and will need surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season. The Mets announced the injury before Monday night’s game at the Houston Astros. They said the
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Jazz photographer Herman Leonard dies at 87 (AP)

Aug 16th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES – Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87. Leonard, who moved to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New Orleans home and destroyed thousands of
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Teen survivor released from hospital after Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Stevens

Aug 16th, 2010 | By usnews

ANCHORAGE, Alaska –  An Anchorage hospital has released one of the four people who survived a plane crash that killed former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and four others. A Providence Alaska Medical Center spokeswoman says 13-year-old Willy Phillips Jr. has been released. He is the son of lobbyist Bill Phillips, who died in the Aug.
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Mosque flap swirls around Obama

Aug 15th, 2010 | By politicsnews

 The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama’s statements about a mosque near ground zero — insisting Obama wasn’t backing off remarks Friday night when he offered support for a project that has infuriated some families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Sheriff: Tila Tequila says audience threw rocks (AP)

Aug 15th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

CARTERVILLE, Ill. – A sheriff says reality TV actress Tila Tequila complained that audience members pelted her with stones and feces during an outdoor music festival in southern Illinois. Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner told a Carterville TV station it happened early Saturday at the Gathering of the Juggalos. That’s a weekend festival based around
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US reduces roster for worlds to 13 (AP)

Aug 15th, 2010 | By sportsnews

NEW YORK (AP)—The United States reduced its roster to 13 players Sunday, cutting Jeff Green(notes) and JaVale McGee(notes). USA Basketball made the moves before it beat France 86-55 in an warm-up game at Madison Square Garden. Cutting McGee leaves Tyson Chandler(notes) as the only true center on the American roster. Neither Green nor McGee played
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Bullington gets first win, beats Yankees (AP)

Aug 15th, 2010 | By sportsnews

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Bryan Bullington(notes), the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002, threw eight crisp innings for his major league win, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Bullington (1-2) allowed two hits, walked one and struck out five to outpitch A.J. Burnett(notes) (9-10) who
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Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber (AP)

Aug 15th, 2010 | By worldnews

LONDON – The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger
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Publicist: Zsa Zsa Gabor in serious condition (AP)

Aug 15th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor’s publicist says the 93-year-old actress is in extremely serious condition after having two blood clots removed at a Los Angeles hospital. Publicist John Blanchette said Sunday that he had spoken with Gabor’s husband Frederic Von Anhalt, who had told him of her condition. Blanchette described the situation as “very
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