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Accused Russian Taliban depicted in U.S. court as assault mastermind
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Accused Taliban fighter Irek Hamidullin, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. federal court, was portrayed by prosecutors and testimony Friday as the commander behind an attack on U.S. and Afghan forces six years ago near the Pakistan border. Hamidullin, a former Soviet army officer believed to be in his 50s, faces 15 criminal counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms offenses stemming from the 2009 assault on Camp Leyza, an Afghan border police base in eastern Afghanistan?s Khost province. U.S. Army Sergeant Sergio Silva, the prosecution?s third witness to take the stand, testified that he saw Hamidullin fire on him and other American and Afghan soldiers during a skirmish with insurgents after the initial assault.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:46:04 -0400

NBA stars gather for first game in Africa

Basketball players warm up during a training session at the Ellis Park Johannesburg arena on the eve of the NBA Africa basket match on July 31, 2015 in JohannesburgBasketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up Friday for the NBA's first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent. The sold-out exhibition game at the Ellis Park arena in Johannesburg on Saturday will pit a team with African links captained by Deng against a "world team" captained by Paul.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:41:28 -0400

Seahawks seal Wilson extension

Amfoot - Seahawks seal Wilson extensionSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has agreed a four-year contract extension reportedly worth $87.6 million which will see the star remain with the franchise through the 2019 season, it was confirmed Friday. Wilson, who has led the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances over the past two seasons, including a victory in 2014, announced the extension on Twitter. "Blessed to be w/ this organization for 4 more years! Can't wait to get on field w/ the fellas! @Seahawks #ChampionshipMindset," Wilson tweeted.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:29:25 -0400

Japan\'s Ishikawa moves one ahead as Tiger roars

PGA: Quicken Loans National-Second Round(Reuters) - Ryo Ishikawa sank a 30-footer at the last for a third consecutive birdie to edge a stroke in front after the second round while Tiger Woods also charged into contention at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Ishikawa, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour after twice finishing second, fired a three-under-par 68 on another hot, sunny day at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville to head a tightly-bunched leaderboard. The 23-year-old Japanese, co-leader overnight with South African veteran Retief Goosen, mixed seven birdies with four bogeys to post an 11-under total of 131, one ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler (65) and Kevin Chappell (68).



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:30:02 -0400

Blue Jays build on Price boost by downing Royals

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays(The Sports Xchange) - The Toronto Blue Jays backed up the acquisition of ace pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon by blasting three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in the evening. The capture of Price came two days after a trade with the Colorado Rockies took shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the club, who hope the new recruits will help them go deep into the playoffs. Early indications suggest the team have responded positively with catcher Dioner Navarro blasting a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Blue Jays a lead they never relinquished.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:58:55 -0400

Tiger catches fire, in hunt to end two-year drought

Tiger Woods makes his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia on July 31, 2015Tiger Woods matched his low round of the year with a sizzling five-under-par 66 Friday and moved into contention to end a two-year win drought at the PGA Quicken Loans National. "I'm in a good spot," Woods said. Woods shot 68 in Thursday's first round with four birdies in a row to start the back nine, his longest birdie run since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the last event Woods won in a season where he took five titles and PGA Player of the Year honors.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:16:50 -0400

Double delight for Hurley after police locate his father

PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship-Second Round(Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III had double cause to celebrate on Friday when he made the cut at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia, then learned that his father had been found by police after going missing 12 days earlier. Hurley sank a four-footer to par his final hole, the 18th, for a one-under-par 70 in the second round at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville to make the cut right on the number at two-under 140. As he walked off the 18th green, he was informed by a PGA Tour security official that his father, Willard Hurley Jr., had been located earlier in the day in Texarkana, Texas after mysteriously driving away from his home in his truck on July 19.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:43:43 -0400

Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach

Basketball hall of famer Nancy Lieberman plays on the court during the NBA All-Star celebrity game presented by Final Fantasy XIII held at the Dallas Convention Center on February 12, 2010 in Dallas, TexasThe Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George Karl, it was confirmed Friday. Lieberman will be only the second female assistant coach with an NBA team following the appointment of Becky Hammon at the San Antonio Spurs last year.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:19:28 -0400

Goosen and Ishikawa set early pace with 63s

Goosen of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland(Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the early lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. Goosen covered his back nine in a sparkling four-under 31 to finish level with 23-year-old Japanese Ryo Ishikawa, who reeled off five consecutive birdies on his front nine before recording a hole-in-one at the par-three fourth after the turn. Justin Leonard and Kevin Chappell fired 64s while fellow American Steve Wheatcroft carded a 65 in the PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods, where play was suspended for 97 minutes earlier in the day due to the threat of lightning.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:54:41 -0400

Walker has complete game one-hitter in Seattle win

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins(The Sports Xchange) - Taijuan Walker threw a complete-game one-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The only hit Walker allowed was a solo home run by Twins third baseman Miguel Sano with one out in the fourth inning. Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz finished with four hits and was a triple shy of the cycle.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:35:44 -0400

Lieberman becomes NBA\'s second female assistant coach
(Reuters) - Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman became the second female assistant coach to join a National Basketball Association staff when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, the team announced on Friday. Lieberman, 57, who was head coach of the NBA Development League's Texas Legends from 2009 to 2011, follows in the footsteps of Becky Hammon, who was hired last year by the San Antonio Spurs.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:14:08 -0400

Teixeira goes big in Yankees win over White Sox

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox(The Sports Xchange) - Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran and infielder Brendan Ryan also finished with three hits, while four other Yankees had multi-hit games. Rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon (4-4) took the loss after allowing eight earned runs on eight hits in three-plus innings.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:50:33 -0400

Patient Tiger\'s turnaround boosts confidence

Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 30, 2015 in Gainesville, VirginiaStruggling tournament host Tiger Woods recovered from another woeful start with a back-nine birdie binge to spark some confidence that the form which won 14 major titles might return consistently. Former world number one Woods opened with bogeys on three of his first four holes but rallied to start the back nine with four consecutive birdies to fire a three-under par 68 to share 27th at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. "It was nice to actually turn it around," Woods said.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:27:56 -0400

Frightening autograph frenzy greets Giants\' Odell Beckham

New York Giants' Odell Beckham during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, whose leaping one-handed sideline catch shot him to NFL stardom last season, has lost none of his drawing power as the 2015 campaign approaches. It made for some frightening moments after an open training session on Friday when fans straining to get his autograph left some young spectators squeezed against railings before the aluminium stands where the fans were standing buckled and brought the autograph session to a quick end. Beckham, who had been methodically signing as many objects thrust toward him as he could, was hustled away with teammates when the bleachers bent several inches.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:40:56 -0400

Ace helps Ishikawa grab share of National lead

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa watches his drive on the third hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National on July 30, 2015 in Gainesville, VirginiaJapan's Ryo Ishikawa fired a hole-in-one during a sparkling eight-under-par 63 to grab a share of the lead at the US PGA Quicken Loans National. The 23-year-old Asian star also reeled off six birdies in a row to match two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen, a South African twice Ishikawa's age, atop the leaderboard at the 7,385-yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. "It was a great day for my putting," said Ishikawa after his best round of the year.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:30:01 -0400

PGA player Hurley\'s father found safe in Texas

Billy Hurley III watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 30, 2015 in Gainesville, VirginiaWillard Hurley Jnr, the father of US PGA Tour player Billy Hurley, was located and is safe after going missing for 12 days, the younger Hurley and his family confirmed Friday. The news came three days after Hurley, playing in this week's Quicken Loans National, pleaded for help from media and the public to find his father, who lives in Leesburg, Virginia. Hurley's father, a 61-year-old retired police officer, drove off in his truck on July 19 with some clothes and cash.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:45:02 -0400

Charge against Bills\' assistant coach Kromer dropped

A misdemeanor battery charge against Buffalo Bills assistant coach Aaron Kromer has been dropped at the request of the family of a boy he allegedly hit, Buffalo media reportedA misdemeanor battery charge against Buffalo Bills assistant coach Aaron Kromer has been dropped at the request of the family of a boy he allegedly hit, Buffalo media reported Friday. Television outlet WIVB cited Florida's Assistant State Attorney Robert Elmore as saying charges were dismissed on Friday after Kromer and the family reached an "amicable resolution" outside of court. Kromer was arrested in Walton County, Florida, on July 12 after allegedly punching a boy and threatening to kill his family if he went to authorities.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:57:56 -0400

Golf-Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry
(Adds last para) TURNBERRY, Scotland, July 31 (Reuters) - Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world number 17 Michelle Wie of the U.S. pulled out with a sore ankle in the Women's British Open second round on Friday. Pettersen, ranked sixth in the world, overcame a strong breeze at the Turnberry links to shoot a three-under-par 69 for a seven-under tally of 137. "I felt I was in 100 percent control of the ball, the flight, the spin, everything you need to do in conditions like this," said Pettersen who is chasing the third major championship of her career.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:51:35 -0400

I can still win, says Woods after taking route 66

PGA: Quicken Loans National-Second Round(Reuters) - Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penultimate hole with one of his trademark fist pumps on the way to his lowest round of the year in relation to par at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Woods, who has mainly struggled on the PGA Tour this season while working through his latest swing change as he recovers from back surgery, fired a sparkling five-under 66 in the second round at Robert Trent Jones GC in Gainesville. Woods, the tournament host, birdied six of his last 13 holes to rocket into contention with an eight-under total of 134, his final birdie of the day coming at the par-five eighth where he drained a 35-footer before celebrating in roundhouse style.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:58:46 -0400

Not so hard for \'Big Easy\' after kidney stone worries

Els of South Africa watches his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland(Reuters) - Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. The big South African, who has struggled for consistency on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, fired a seven-under-par 64 on a rain-softened layout at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville to end the opening round just one stroke off the lead. Els was delighted to shoot his lowest score on the U.S. circuit this season, having pulled out of Wednesday's pro-am competition after experiencing pain in his right side before medical tests confirmed it was just a muscle spasm.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:05:04 -0400

Lawrie knocked out of his own tournament

Scotland's Paul Lawrie watches his drive during his first round of the 2015 British Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland, on July 16, 2015Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie was knocked out of his own tournament on Friday when Scottish compatriot Chris Doak made the last 16 with a one-hole victory. The 37-year-old Doak triumphed despite carding three bogeys and two double bogeys. Doak will face England's David Howell in round three after the former Ryder Cup player cruised to a 6 and 4 win over David Drysdale.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:56:30 -0400

Pre-Civil War baseball card fetches $179K at auction

A rare pre-Civil War baseball card featuring the 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics is pictured in this handout photoA rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday. The Brooklyn Atlantics team card from around 1860 was sold at Heritage Auction?s Platinum Night Sports Auctions, which coincides with the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. The auction featured a variety of collectable sports memorabilia items, including a New York Yankees game jersey worn by Mickey Mantle in 1966 that sold for $322,650 and the shoes worn by Muhammad Ali in the 1975 ?Thrilla in Manila? bout against Joe Frazier.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:42:46 -0400

Judge wants to see Brady, Goodell in resolving \'Deflate-gate\'

Quarterback Tom Brady of New England Patriots is surrounded by cameras following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, ArizonaUS District Court Judge Richard Berman is hearing the case which began in January when footballs used by Brady and the Patriots' offensive unit were found to be below NFL minimums for air pressure during a playoff game against Indianapolis, making them easier to grip, grab and hold. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 on their way to winning the Super Bowl, the fourth NFL crown for Brady.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:11:29 -0400

Jury picked in unprecedented U.S. trial of alleged Taliban fighter
The unprecedented trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan began on Thursday in U.S. District Court with a jury being selected. Irek Hamidullin, believed to be in his 50s, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in a federal court. Before selection started, Judge Henry Hudson rejected a request by Hamidullin's lawyers for a continuance.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:25:07 -0400

NFL union urges quick Brady ruling, seeks to void suspension

NFL: New England Patriots-Training CampThe National Football League and its players union asked a federal judge to decide by Sept. 4 whether to uphold star New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, which could resolve the "Deflategate" scandal before the regular season starts. Friday's request by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Brady was a surprise. The union had been expected to ask U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to delay any suspension until he could rule on its merits.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:16:28 -0400

Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

Goosen of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland(Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the first-round lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. Goosen covered his back nine in a sparkling four-under 31 to finish level with 23-year-old Japanese Ryo Ishikawa, who reeled off five consecutive birdies on his front nine before recording a hole-in-one at the par-three fourth after the turn. South African Ernie Els and Americans Justin Leonard and Kevin Chappell fired 64s while tournament host Tiger Woods recovered from a poor start to open with a 68 after play was suspended for 97 minutes due to the threat of lightning.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:33:27 -0400

Golf-European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play round 2 scores
July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play Round 2 on Friday in Aberdeen Johan Carlsson (Sweden) beat James Morrison (Britain) 2 and 1 Robert Karlsson (Sweden) beat Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 4 and 3 Morten Madsen (Denmark) beat Alexander Levy (France) 4 and 3 Richie Ramsay (Britain) beat Edoardo Molinari (Italy) 4 and 3 David Howell (Britain) beat David Drysdale (Britain) 6 and 4 Chris Doak (Britain) beat Paul Lawrie (Britain) by 1 hole Chris Wood (Britain) beat Jorge Campillo (Spain) 5 and 4 Julien Quesne (France) beat Jeev Milkha Singh (India) 4 and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:20:40 -0400

Top NFL draft pick Winston named Bucs\' starting quarterback

Quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw a pass during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, IndianaJameis Winston, the number one pick in the NFL draft, got the nod Friday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said Winston would be working with the first team when training camp begins on Saturday. "Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback," Smith said.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:40:59 -0400

Toronto land Price, Dodgers pull off blockbuster

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays(Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays added another big weapon to their roster by acquiring Detroit Tigers ace David Price on Tuesday while the Los Angeles Dodgers landed pitcher Alex Wood as part of a 13-player, three-team blockbuster. The Blue Jays, who at 51-51 were two games out of the American League's second Wild Card playoff spot, took a big step toward returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 with the deal that came one day before MLB's trade deadline. Toronto are sending their top pitching prospect, left-hander Daniel Norris, and two other promising lefties to Detroit for 2012 Cy Young Award winner Price, who is 9-4 this season with a 2.53 earned run average.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:03:15 -0400

Castro homers in bottom of ninth as Astros beat Angels

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros(The Sports Xchange) - Catcher Jason Castro slugged a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-0 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Castro was batting .111 (6-for-54) with runners in scoring position before crushing a 1-2 fastball from Angels right-hander Fernando Salas (2-2) out to right field, scoring both third baseman Jed Lowrie and designated hitter Marwin Gonzalez. ...



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:55:20 -0400

Tiger makes charge as Ishikawa clings to PGA lead

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 31, 2015 in Gainesville, VirginiaJapan's Ryo Ishikawa birdied the last three holes to grab a one-stroke lead Friday at the PGA Quicken Loans National while long-struggling Tiger Woods roared into contention. Ishikawa had four birdies and four bogeys in the first 13 holes but closed with authority to post a three-under par 68 and stand on 11-under 131, one stroke ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Kevin Chappell and two atop Sweden's David Lingmerth. "I'm looking forward to the next two days," said Ishikawa, seeking his first US PGA win in his 116th start.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:01:38 -0400

Mets add hitting help, trade for Tigers OF Cespedes

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)NEW YORK (AP) ? Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the Home Run Derby two years ago. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:05:49 -0400

Top NFL draft pick Winston named Bucs\' starting quarterback

Quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw a pass during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, IndianaJameis Winston, the number one pick in the NFL draft, got the nod Friday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said Winston would be working with the first team when training camp begins on Saturday. "Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback," Smith said.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:40:59 -0400

Original sound of Japan emperor\'s war-end speech released

In this Aug. 15, 1945 photo, Japanese people lower their head toward the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as Emperor Hirohito announced on radio that Japan was defeated in the World War II. The original recording of Japan's Emperor Hirohito's war-ending speech has come back to life in digital form. The original sound was released Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 by the Imperial Household Agency in digital format, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the speech and the war's end. (Kyodo New via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) ? The 4 -minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:11:09 -0400

Tiger makes charge as Ishikawa clings to PGA lead

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 31, 2015 in Gainesville, VirginiaJapan's Ryo Ishikawa birdied the last three holes to grab a one-stroke lead Friday at the PGA Quicken Loans National while long-struggling Tiger Woods roared into contention. Ishikawa had four birdies and four bogeys in the first 13 holes but closed with authority to post a three-under par 68 and stand on 11-under 131, one stroke ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Kevin Chappell and two atop Sweden's David Lingmerth. "I'm looking forward to the next two days," said Ishikawa, seeking his first US PGA win in his 116th start.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:01:38 -0400

NFL union urges quick Brady ruling, seeks to void suspension

NFL: New England Patriots-Training CampThe National Football League and its players union asked a federal judge to decide by Sept. 4 whether to uphold star New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, which could resolve the "Deflategate" scandal before the regular season starts. Friday's request by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Brady was a surprise. The union had been expected to ask U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to delay any suspension until he could rule on its merits.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:16:28 -0400

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, a woman stands near a mass grave and a monument in the village of Chlaniow, Poland, that holds the bodies of Poles killed in a 1944 attack on the village by the Nazi SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion. The Associated Press has uncovered testimony that says Michael Karkoc, a Minnesota man who was a Ukrainian Self Defense Legion company commander, ordered his men to attack the village, contradicting claims by the man's family that he was never at the scene of the civilian massacre. German prosecutors say Friday, July 31, 2015, they?ve shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of Karkov, saying the 96-year-old is not fit for trial. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)BERLIN (AP) ? German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:33:32 -0400

Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: report

A member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern IraqAround 260 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Ankara's week-long campaign of air strikes against targets of the group inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, the official Anatolia news agency said Saturday. Without citing its sources, Anatolia said that among those wounded was Nurettin Demirtas, the brother of the leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants after a wave of attacks inside the country.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:27:04 -0400

Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, 2015, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. For Houston fans, the scene was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)ATLANTA (AP) ? Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:23:31 -0400

U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show
NEW YORK (AP) ? For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:04:22 -0400

Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari and US Trade Rep. Michael Fromam participate in a press conference in Lahaina, Maui, HawaiiBy Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, fell just short of a deal at talks on the Hawaiian island of Maui but were confident an agreement was within reach. "The undergrowth has been cleared away in the course of this meeting in a manner that I would say is streets ahead of any of the other ministerial meetings that we have had," New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:54:21 -0400

Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

Goosen of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland(Reuters) - Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the first-round lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday. Goosen covered his back nine in a sparkling four-under 31 to finish level with 23-year-old Japanese Ryo Ishikawa, who reeled off five consecutive birdies on his front nine before recording a hole-in-one at the par-three fourth after the turn. South African Ernie Els and Americans Justin Leonard and Kevin Chappell fired 64s while tournament host Tiger Woods recovered from a poor start to open with a 68 after play was suspended for 97 minutes due to the threat of lightning.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:33:27 -0400

Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

Houston Astros starting pitcher Scott Kazmir acknowledges the fans after pitching 7 2-3 scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:18:04 -0400

Japan\'s Amari says one more push can seal elusive Pacific trade deal
Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday that one more push by Pacific nations can reach a broad trade deal after members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership failed to seal a highly awaited pact. "The goal of the TPP is to eliminate tariffs and non-tariff barriers," Amari said a joint news conference in Hawaii of the trade officials from the 12 nations. Ministers from the TPP nations were unable to conclude a deal, with Japan and North America remaining apart over autos, New Zealand digging in on trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:37:50 -0400

Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

A view shows the Direction generale de l'armement offices, where the France's BEA crash investigation agency will verify the plane debris found on Reunion Island, in Balma near ToulouseBy Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. It will be delivered to a military unit near the southwest city of Toulouse which specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage. Experts hope the barnacled 2-2.5 meters (6.5-8 feet) long wing surface known as a flaperon and a fragment of luggage could yield clues as to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:22:47 -0400

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

The World Health Organization began human trials of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine across Guinea in March 2015An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in more than 7,600 people inoculated, according to results published in The Lancet medical journal and hailed as "extremely promising" by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan. The world was "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the UN's health agency said in a statement.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:31:58 -0400

Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? A tough season forced the Seattle Mariners to become sellers at the trade deadline. Taijuan Walker then showed why the future looks promising.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:41:38 -0400

Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime, then pitches

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) ? Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday's start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:43:31 -0400

Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange

Mark Karpeles, CEO of the collapsed MtGox bitcoin exchange, is suspected of having accessed the computer system of the exchange and falsifying data on its outstanding bitcoin balance, reports sayJapanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations lead to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation. A spokesman for the Tokyo Police said France-born Karpeles, 30, was suspected of manipulating data on the exchange's computer system in 2013 to falsely create about $1.0 million. Earlier Saturday, Kyodo News and other Japanese media said police were also investigating his possible involvement in the 2014 disappearance of nearly $390 million worth of the virtual currency, at current exchange rates.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:08:30 -0400

Toronto land Price, Dodgers pull off blockbuster

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays(Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays added another big weapon to their roster by acquiring Detroit Tigers ace David Price on Tuesday while the Los Angeles Dodgers landed pitcher Alex Wood as part of a 13-player, three-team blockbuster. The Blue Jays, who at 51-51 were two games out of the American League's second Wild Card playoff spot, took a big step toward returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 with the deal that came one day before MLB's trade deadline. Toronto are sending their top pitching prospect, left-hander Daniel Norris, and two other promising lefties to Detroit for 2012 Cy Young Award winner Price, who is 9-4 this season with a 2.53 earned run average.



Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:03:15 -0400

Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:16:12 -0400

Golf-European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play round 2 scores
July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Paul Lawrie Match Play Round 2 on Friday in Aberdeen Johan Carlsson (Sweden) beat James Morrison (Britain) 2 and 1 Robert Karlsson (Sweden) beat Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 4 and 3 Morten Madsen (Denmark) beat Alexander Levy (France) 4 and 3 Richie Ramsay (Britain) beat Edoardo Molinari (Italy) 4 and 3 David Howell (Britain) beat David Drysdale (Britain) 6 and 4 Chris Doak (Britain) beat Paul Lawrie (Britain) by 1 hole Chris Wood (Britain) beat Jorge Campillo (Spain) 5 and 4 Julien Quesne (France) beat Jeev Milkha Singh (India) 4 and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:20:40 -0400

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

FILE- In this July 28, 2015, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Kerry is returning Friday, July 31, to the Middle East for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:01:40 -0400

Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:13:33 -0400

Castro homers in bottom of ninth as Astros beat Angels

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros(The Sports Xchange) - Catcher Jason Castro slugged a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-0 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Castro was batting .111 (6-for-54) with runners in scoring position before crushing a 1-2 fastball from Angels right-hander Fernando Salas (2-2) out to right field, scoring both third baseman Jed Lowrie and designated hitter Marwin Gonzalez. ...



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:55:20 -0400

Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.



Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:50:50 -0400

Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero\'s go-ahead HR

Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Guerrero, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Yasmani Grandal during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Even with pitchers like Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly understands pitching to an Angels lineup that includes Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is a daunting task.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:11:36 -0400

Jury picked in unprecedented U.S. trial of alleged Taliban fighter
The unprecedented trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan began on Thursday in U.S. District Court with a jury being selected. Irek Hamidullin, believed to be in his 50s, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in a federal court. Before selection started, Judge Henry Hudson rejected a request by Hamidullin's lawyers for a continuance.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:25:07 -0400

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Police escort an airport vehicle transporting debris from a Boeing 777 plane at Saint-Marie's airport on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on July 31, 2015A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370. Paris' Orly airport website confirmed the Air France flight transporting the piece of wreckage landed at 6.17 am local time (0417 GMT) from the French island of La Reunion. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:23:46 -0400

Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays newly acquired starting pitcher David Price smiles in the dugout as his team plays the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015 in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) ? The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:04:46 -0400

Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.



Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:49:11 -0400

Japan\'s Amari: TPP member nations clash over intellectual property issue
LAHAINA, Hawaii(Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday each nation's interests clashed over an intellectual property issue and they could not reach a Pacific Rim trade deal.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:11:47 -0400

 

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