Counterculture comic dies
LOS ANGELES -- Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television
Counterculture comic dies
LOS ANGELES -- Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television. Some People Are Stupid. Stuff. People I Can Do Without.
George Carlin, who died of heart failure Sunday at 71, leaves behind not only a series of memorable routines, but a legal legacy: His most celebrated monologue, a frantic, informed riff on those infamous seven words, led to a Supreme Court decision on broadcasting offensive language.
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Cink stays the course for title
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Stewart Cink held off Tommy Armour III and defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke. With his fifth career victory, Cink was projected to go to a career-high No. 6 in the world ranking. Cink, also the 1997 winner at TPC River Highlands, shot a 3-under 67 -- following rounds of 66, 64 and 65 -- to finish at 18-under 262 for his first victory since 2004. Wegmans LPGA ROCHESTER,...
BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run home run off of Mike Parisi in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Lowell led off the inning with a single off Parisi (0-3) before Youkilis hit Parisis 3-1 offering over the left-field wall. It was Youkilis's second homer of the game.
The Red Sox avoided being swept in a series at home for the first time since losing two...
Environmental group helps with emissions plan
TOPEKA (AP) -- An organization helping the state develop a plan to reduce carbon emissions is being criticized for what opponents say are its ties to "alarmist" environmentalist groups.
Conservatives and business groups said they're afraid the Center for Climate Strategies may try to enforce an extreme agenda through its work with the Kansas Energy and Environmental Policy advisory group.
People who have worked with the center in Arkansas and...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today. Aluminum -$1.4225 per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri. Copper -$3.8320 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations. Copper $3.8320 N.Y. Merc spot Fri. Lead - $1865.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.9030 per lb., delivered. Gold - $881.00 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $901.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri. Silver - $16.805 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $1...
Federer opens bid for sixth straight title
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Returning to his favorite stage and resuming his dominant ways on grass, Roger Federer started his bid for a sixth straight Wimbledon title this morning by sweeping Dominik Hrbaty in straight sets on a sunbathed Centre Court. In keeping with tradition, Federer had the honor of opening play on the main stadium court as defending champion at the 122nd Wimbledon championships. He seemed right at home as he beat Hrbat...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Down seven runs with San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum on the mound, things sure looked bleak for the Royals.
Once they got him out of the game, though, all bets were off.
Mike Aviles had three RBI and Joey Gathright drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, capping an 11-10 comeback victory over the Giants.
Seven different Royals drove in runs, including a pair of RBI from David DeJesus, and Kansas City belted ou...
Giants halt Royals' win streak
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ray Durham had three hits, including a bases-clearing double in a four-run sixth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 9-4 victory Friday night that snapped the Kansas City Royals' five-game winning streak.
The Giants, who trailed 4-0 after three innings, scored all of their runs in the sixth with two out off relievers Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-3) and Carlos Rosa.
Durham, who was 2 for 19 and failed to drive in a run o...
Nolan's 44 lead Detroit
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Deanna Nolan scored a franchise-record 44 points, including 28 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Detroit remained unbeaten at home with a 98-93 victory over Minnesota on Friday night. Nolan scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, including nine in the final 33 seconds of regulation. She tied the game by making three free throws with 4 seconds to play. Nolan fouled out with 8.1 seconds left in overtime, giv...
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Alligator found in Chicago River
CHICAGO (AP) -- First there was a wily coyote in Chicago's downtown. Then an ill-fated cougar on the North Side. Now authorities have captured an alligator in the Chicago River.
An employee of a metal manufacturing company found the 5-foot-long reptile Friday in the river's South Branch.
The alligator didn't try to attack anyone and was safely pulled from the river by a reptile expert, said Anne Kent, director of the city's Animal Care and Co...
Lohse wins sixth straight for Cards
BOSTON (AP) -- Kyle Lohse won his sixth straight start and the St. Louis Cardinals hit three homers Friday night to beat the Red Sox 5-4 in their first game in Boston since Curt Schilling's "bloody sock" victory in the 2004 World Series.
The Red Sox cut the deficit to one run on Mike Lowell's two-out RBI single in the ninth off Ryan Franklin, but Kevin Youkilis flied out to right with runners on first and third as Franklin recorded his 10th s...
Cink moves atop the leaderboard
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Stewart Cink moved to the top of the Travelers Championship leaderboard Friday, making two long eagle putts in a 6-under 64 that left him a stroke ahead of defending champion Hunter Mahan and two others.
Cink, the 1997 winner at TPC River Highlands, is seeking his first victory of the season after six top-10 finishes.
"I hope it's just a matter of time," said Cink, who opened with a 66 on Thursday en route to a 10-unde...
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Priest recruiter focuses on military men
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) -- The Rev. John McLaughlin never served in the military, but he's faced unexpected, violent death in the way troops do.
Decades ago, McLaughlin lay bleeding on a Boston street after being stabbed from behind. The prayer-filled moments that followed, when McLaughlin believed he might die, changed his life and ultimately led him to God. Now, in a newly created job, he'll be trying to recruit military personnel to the Roman ...