4 firefighters injured in ice bucket challenge mishap
Four firefighters were injured two seriously when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:21:24 -0400
Bottas confident of exploiting Rosberg, Hamilton Formula One duel
Valtteri Bottas believes his much-improved Mercedes-powered Williams team have their best opportunity of the season at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. As Formula One returns from its annual August holiday, four weeks after the Hungarian Grand Prix where Daniel Ricciardo claimed a surprise victory for Red Bull, the two Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will continue their almost private duel for the title. Bottas believes that the power advantage provided by the Mercedes engines, and an efficient aerodynamic package, will enable the Williams cars to be extremely competitive in Belgium and Italy and a threat to both the Mercedes factory team and Red Bull, whose Renault engines this year have been disappointing.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:46 -0400
NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order
NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:12 -0400
Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston
BOSTON (AP) Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:06 -0400
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:41:42 -0400
Whipping boys Evian next up for injury-hit PSG in French Ligue 1
Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with a slight muscle tear in his side early in last week's 2-0 home win against SC Bastia. A first Ligue 1 win of the campaign for Laurent Blanc's side was also overshadowed by a fractured vertebra suffered by Gregory Van der Wiel, while midfielder Thiago Motta's nose was fractured following an ugly clash with Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao in the tunnel after the game.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:41:16 -0400
Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies
WASHINGTON (AP) Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:38:49 -0400
Bayern face selection headache for Bundesliga opener
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions' Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. Defender Jerome Boateng is suspended, while versatile Spanish international Javi Martinez tore his cruciate ligament during last week's German Supercup loss at Borussia Dortmund. Injured midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and Thiago, as well as Brazilian full-back Rafinha, are also set to miss the game at Munich's Allianz Arena.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:36:53 -0400
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