Stories for June 21, 2010
Community sports results for the week of June 15-21
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Former NFL running back Corey Dillon has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor DUI charges stemming from his April arrest in Southern California.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The mother of a 16-year-old teen who allegedly threw himself from the second floor of a juvenile detention facility has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Lane County, saying detention center employees knew her son was suicidal.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- State and city officials say IBM will hire 600 new employees in Beaverton, Ore., as the computer giant expands its presence in the state.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel wasn't going to let a little power outage stop the taping of his show.
Officials said they should have been alerted sooner
PORTLAND (AP) — State and federal response officials said they should have been notified earlier after a fuel barge was grounded in the Columbia River last year, according to documents released by the Coast Guard. No fuel spilled after the New Dawn, owned and piloted by Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, ran aground on an uncharted mud shoal near the Hood River shortly after 3 a.m. on July 9, 2009.
Weather is perfect for fruit but customers tend to assume otherwise
Joe Beaudoin may be the rare Clark County resident who is unfazed by the stubbornly cool and wet weather that dominated the month before the first day of summer on Monday. “The way it is right now is perfect berry weather,” he said Monday afternoon, the latest in a string of cool, overcast days.
He’s accused of selling stolen items on Craigslist
Portland — A high-ranking airman in the Oregon Air National Guard was arrested Monday morning after an eight-month investigation into allegations he stole flat-screen TVs, motorcycles and other equipment from the military and sold some of it on Craigslist. Adam Michael Monticelli of Vancouver, a senior master sergeant in the elite 125th Special Tactics Squadron, is to be arraigned this afternoon.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister says the approval by a Jerusalem planning body of a plan to raze 22 Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem lacks "common sense."
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A television report says suspected Kurdish rebels have killed at least three people in a bomb attack on a bus carrying military personnel in Istanbul.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A high-ranking member of the Oregon Air National Guard has pleaded not guilty to stealing three Suzuki motorcycles that belonged to the Guard and trying to resell them on Craigslist.com.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Retired Atlantic Coast Conference associate commissioner Fred Barakat died Monday. He was 71.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man died Monday after falling 150 feet at the Angel's Rest view point in Columbia River Gorge.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland police are investigating the death of an adult male in Portland Monday night.
Memorial honoring veterans restored after vandalism.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- A 79-year-old woman arrested after her husband was shot dead at their home made her first court appearance Monday.
Former Mountain View, UP standout works out for Blazers
Monday, ex-Mountain View Thunder star Nik Raivio was a temporary Blazer. And while Raivio's goal of one day playing in the NBA could take years to accomplish, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 to 36 weeks in a juvenile detention facility for a beating of another teenage girl at the Seattle bus tunnel that was captured on surveillance video.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sale of photographs by Ansel Adams and Lucas Samaras has set records at a New York City auction for the artists.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Redshirt sophomore forward Taylor King has voluntarily withdrawn from the Villanova basketball program.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Ecology has reached a deal to reduce mercury and smog-causing pollution at a major coal-fired power plant though environmentalists say it doesn't go far enough.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Kimberly Kim shot a 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Women's Public Links on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The next "American Idol" may not be able to drive a car.
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Avista Corp. has decided to release more water at its dam in Post Falls to help lower rising water levels at Lake Coeur d'Alene.
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets have made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Linas Kleiza, who spent the past season in Greece.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Whatcom Humane Society will receive legal custody of nine animals seized from an alleged bestiality farm in Sumas.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The New York Yankees have called up outfielder Colin Curtis from Triple-A Scranton and designated catcher Chad Moeller for assignment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Fishing and conservation groups want the Oregon Board of Forestry to reconsider its decision to increase logging on two state forests in the northeastern corner of the state.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United Football League says it is adding a team in Norfolk, Va.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United Football League says it is adding a team in Norfolk, Va.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty to abandoning her dead infant in a trash can 20 years ago says her client was a sexually victimized teenager.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Brad Staubitz to the Minnesota Wild for a fifth-round draft pick.
Parent of Centralia's The Chronicle buys Battle Ground publishing company
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state's public lands commissioner is taking Attorney General Rob McKenna to court.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers on Monday released safety Kevin Ellison, who had been told by coach Norv Turner to stay away from minicamp last month after his arrest on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A defiant President Barack Obama says he'll defend his new health care law against a Republican campaign to repeal it.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most insurance plans will soon be prohibited from rejecting coverage of children because of pre-existing medical problems, under rules governing enforcement of the 'patients bill of rights' in the new health care law.
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) -- Former NBA star Michael Adams has resigned six weeks after being hired as an assistant men's basketball coach at St. Bonaventure.
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -- Retief Goosen won five skins worth $75,000 on Monday, while Canadian Mike Weir was shut out the first day of play at the Telus Skins Game.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Coming off what he calls "the longest stretch of my career," New Orleans guard Chris Paul is making slow progress in his rehabilitation from numerous injuries and is eager to play for new Hornets coach Monty Williams.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A couple killed at a Hillsboro restaurant last week have been identified as the owners.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have sent left-hander John Lannan to Double-A Harrisburg, a demotion for their pitcher who started on opening day.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens have reached contract agreements with fourth-round draft pick Dennis Pitta and fifth-rounder Arthur Jones.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon Air National Guard senior master sergeant has been charged with stealing three motorcycles from the military and selling them on Craigslist.
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Heat draft pick Robert Dozier is recovering from a broken left foot and is expected to be sideline for 12 weeks.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Police in the Midwest are investigating whether an infamous teen burglar from Washington state is behind a string of break-ins and car thefts.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Documents released by the Coast Guard show the initial response to the grounding of a fuel barge in the Columbia River near Hood River last year was mostly confusion.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed left wing Taylor Pyatt to a two-year contract.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- A train with refrigerated railcars is carrying its first load of Washington cherries to Chicago this summer.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Reno on Monday and sent infielder Ryan Roberts to the minor league team.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana wildlife officials say a Washington state man was injured by a black bear that bit through his tent at a primitive campsite in the Lolo National Forest in western Montana.
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have cut third baseman Edwin Encarnacion, less than a year after getting him from Cincinnati.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Receiver Duron Carter has left Ohio State and enrolled at a community college in Kansas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Staples Center owner AEG plans to give $10,000 to the driver of a taxi cab that was attacked by a mob and burned last week in Los Angeles after the Lakers won their 16th NBA championship.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Cornerback Tramon Williams is back with the Green Bay Packers for this week's mandatory minicamp.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A minor league baseball team is taking a swing at signing LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Goodell plans to take a ride on the Madden Cruiser.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The federal government has declared a cease-fire in its biological war against saltcedar, a nonnative tree that has taken over riparian areas across the West.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- David Villa scored two goals as Spain got its World Cup pursuit back on track with a 2-0 victory over Honduras on Monday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has overcome a slow start to defeat Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez in four sets in the first round at Wimbledon.
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) -- More than 50 former smokejumpers from across the nation have gathered to help turn the former Siskiyou Smokejumper Base into a museum about the airborne firefighters.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has found seven rules violations in the first quarter of the year. There were four violations in the first three months of 2009.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Connecticut forward Maya Moore and Penn State outside hitter Megan Hodge on Monday were named co-winners of the Honda-Broderick Cup.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Erik Bedard is in Arizona to face hitters again, a final step before making his season debut for the Seattle Mariners next month.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have released Bobby McCray, a defensive end who has been with the team two seasons.
DENVER (AP) -- With his health steadily improving, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is starting to feel more like his old self again.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gordon Hayward is back in Indianapolis after showing his stuff to NBA teams.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Seven-time major winner Justine Henin has beaten Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior U.S. military official in Afghanistan tells The Associated Press that Gen. Stanley McChrystal doesn't know whether he'll keep his job when he appears at the White House on Wednesday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- The roof over Centre Court at Wimbledon is being closed for the first time at this year's tournament -- not because of rain, but because of fading sunlight.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Without knowing if LeBron James will ever wear a Cleveland jersey again, the Cavaliers have slightly changed their team colors.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says that center Rasheed Wallace is probably going to retire.
QUINCY, Wash. (AP) -- Local officials in this agricultural town hope a new bill offering tax breaks to technology companies will enable continued growth in the number of data centers here.
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Horse protection advocates are offering some rare praise for federal land managers who have launched a weeklong effort to update their population count for wild horses roaming parts of northwest Nevada and southwest Oregon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats are talking with teams about purchasing a pick or making a trade that would yield selections in Thursday's NBA draft.
ELKTON, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon National Guard platoon is helping to rebuild Fort Umpqua and restore a part of the history of the Coast Range town of Elkton.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The brother of former NFL star William Perry says the "Fridge" has some hearing loss but is improving from a condition in which the body's immune system attacks nerves.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The patrons carrying small coolers and plastic bags into Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center weren't bringing their lunch. They were packing snowballs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's youngest brother says his family is disappointed in a recent ruling allowing a doctor charged in the pop singer's death to keep his medical license, but they have faith in the judicial process.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rays owner Stuart Sternberg wants to explore potential sites for a new ballpark throughout the Tampa Bay area, saying it's essential to the team's long-term success.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Andy Roddick has defeated fellow American Rajeev Ram in straight sets to advance to the second round at Wimbledon.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon's government spokesman says search teams have found the wreckage of a small plane carrying top executives of an Australian mining firm that disappeared over the weekend.
KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Jury selection began Monday in Kent for the second trial of a King County sheriff's deputy who beat a 15-year-old girl in a SeaTac jail holding cell.
WATERVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An argument over butter in a macaroni and cheese recipe churned into violence between a brother and sister near East Wenatchee.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Memorial services have been set for NASCAR pioneer Raymond Parks, who died Sunday morning at his home in Atlanta at age 96.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle has its first buffered bike lane.
MCCLEARY, Wash. (AP) -- On Saturday it will be one year since 10-year-old Lindsey Baum started walking home from a friend's home and disappeared from the streets of McCleary.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- French Open champion Francesca Schiavone has been beaten by Russian Vera Dushevina in the first round of Wimbledon.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont have approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Preliminary results show many voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont support a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont are deciding whether to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.
KINGSTON, Wash. (AP) -- Despite Washington's rich tribal heritage, Indian history and culture has not played a regular role in the state's classrooms.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Levi Johnston's attorney is taking exception with a blog kept by his client's sister, Mercede.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Former NHL star Theo Fleury says he considered playing himself in a stage play about his life. He then decided it's better to let an actor do it.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Two Oregon ranchers have been indicted on charges they set fires since the early 1980s that caused damage to more than 45,000 acres of public rangeland.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- It doesn't feel like the first day of summer in the Spokane area.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith broke his left arm playing flag football over the weekend, and the Carolina Panthers star will miss the start of training camp.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Efforts to clean up the Pend Oreille Mine site near Metaline Falls are moving forward.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins will spend part of this season's training camp in Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say they don't believe there's a connection between a pair of shootings in a two-months span in which an Ohio State football recruit was wounded.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC says its preliminary rating for the final round of the U.S. Open was up 35 percent over last year, and was the highest in nine years for a U.S. Open that Tiger Woods did not win.
It was launched from car moving in other direction
A late model Dodge pickup was traveling eastbound on Southeast First Street late Sunday night when it was struck by a watermelon thrown from a vehicle traveling the opposite direction.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville has signed a five-year contract extension with Adidas that will have the Cardinals wearing Adidas apparel and footwear through the 2014-15 academic seasons.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- The Grays Harbor County sheriff's office says a collision on Highway 105 turned into a fight and stabbing.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A runoff election is expected next month after three candidates for president of the Portland police union failed to get a majority of the vote.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian rescuers have retrieved the bodies of 34 miners killed in last week's coal mine explosion.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Beaverton School District Superintendent Jerry Colonna says he plans to retire at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators have adopted a plan to ensure that banks' pay policies don't encourage employees to take reckless gambles like those that contributed to the recent financial crisis.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A Marysville School Board member is seriously considering resigning as criticism grows over his e-mail tying racial genetics to intellectual achievement.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) -- An audit has shown that city utility bills in the Portland suburb of Milwaukie have been riddled with errors for at least the past three years.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Turns out LeBron James wasn't the only late arrival to an event celebrating his contributions to his hometown.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- Coos County raised $2.5 million for its general fund with a timber sale last week, its first in two years.
PARIS (AP) -- The fast-food chain Quick is canceling an advertising campaign with Nicolas Anelka because of the player's poor image after a row with the French football coach.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR is teaming up with TNT and DirecTV to give fans a new perspective during the circuit's July visit to Daytona.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR is teaming up with TNT and DirectTV to give fans a new perspective during the circuit's July visit to Daytona.
LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- A military spokeswoman says a delivery driver with a gun and something that sounded like gunfire caused officials to lock down a Navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.
LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- Officials have lifted a lockdown at a Navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.
LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) -- Officials have locked down a navy base in Lakehurst, N.J.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) -- A Redmond man died after being struck by a train on Sunday.
SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) -- A Sunriver man is facing multiple charges after the Oregon State Police say he intentionally crashed into a patrol car while trying to elude troopers in the Gilchrist area.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland Fire and Rescue says a family of five made it safely out of their SUV when it sank at the north end of Sauvie Island, but their pet Chihuahua drowned.
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Police say the death of a 60-year-old man in McMinnville was homicide.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers plan to recall pitcher Jay Sborz from Triple-A Toledo to replace Rick Porcello.
LANCASTER, Texas (AP) -- Investigators in Texas say the 27-year-old son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown is believed to have been the shooter in the death of a suburban police officer and another man.
On the first day of summer, a light drizzle is expected to descend on the Vancouver area.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have optioned left-hander David Huff to Triple-A Columbus.
LONDON (AP) -- BP says it intends to remain one of the biggest London 2012 sponsors despite its problems in the Gulf of Mexico.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The non-custody mother of a missing Portland boy has shared an open letter she wrote to her son with NBC's "Today" show.
Residents excited but funding, installation not imminent
As engineers prepared to test a new warning horn for oncoming trains, most of the 20-plus neighbors standing by the train tracks near Chelsea Avenue and Topper Drive in Southeast Vancouver put their fingers in their ears. But one-by-one, they lowered their hands. This horn was a toot compared to the blast of the freight trains they’re accustomed to.
Potential top draft picks stay away from Blazers workouts
Everything has looked almost normal for the Portland Trail Blazers during the days leading up to the 2010 NBA Draft. Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard has been present at every workout, while scouts Michael Born and Chad Buchanan have mentally and statistically graded each prospect who has taken the court.
Some fireworks rules are new and vary based on city
Fireworks go on sale at noon on June 28, but safety warnings and reminders that jurisdictions have different rules about when it’s OK to set off fireworks are out. New this year, residents within Vancouver city limits cannot set fireworks off until July 1. The city council voted to shorten the fireworks season to four days, and Acting Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said the city has been doing its best to educate residents by distributing letters to neighborhood associations, running a spot on CVTC and updating the city’s website. Closer to the start of the season, there will be four electronic flashing signs at key entry points into the city reminding people to hold off until July 1.
Proposed ordinance would allow events on public space without requiring advance notice
Raise your bullhorns, activists — a new special events ordinance before the Vancouver City Council tonight would allow any number of protestors, from 50 to 5,000, to gather at any public space without letting police, fire or neighbors know about it beforehand. The ordinance is the result of at least seven council meetings to discuss the issue and three reworkings of its language. Should it pass, it may be the most liberal free speech gathering policy in the state.
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Building permits over $25,000 issued by Clark County’s Department of Community Development.
Fireworks season is just around the corner; two welcome changes on tap this year
Not yet, but soon it will be time to grab the earplugs, sedate the dog and hose down the shake shingles. Clark County’s annual fireworks warfare is closer than many peace-(and-quiet)-loving folks would like. Fireworks sales begin at noon on Monday June 28, but the local ordnance amateurs need to know that the window for legal use of fireworks varies greatly among the county’s seven jurisdictions. Among the widest of these windows are those in Battle Ground and Camas (in each city, noon to 11 p.m. June 28; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 3; 9 a.m. to midnight July 4; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 5). But we hasten to point out that the smallest fireworks-use window in the county is next-door to Camas, in Washougal (one day only, 9 a.m. to midnight July 4).
Actors do some of their most interesting work when given the chance to let loose behind an animated role. Maybe it’s the fact that they can walk into a recording booth with no makeup or costumes or props and just go for it. Maybe the kid inside of them comes out when working on such family friendly material. Either way, superstars and character actors alike, when paired with great writing, have shown some of their best stuff through their voice performances.
$12M project will make it more environmentally friendly, produce fertilizer
The city of Camas has begun improvements to its wastewater treatment facility that will make the plant more environmentally friendly and allow it to produce fertilizer to be used locally. The $12 million project will increase solids capacity to meet the projected needs of the city for the next 20 years, convert the digester process to produce high-quality biosolids and upgrade technology and software, said Eric Levison, Camas public works director.
Put yourself in the shoes of an astronaut. LeighAnn Price did.
Name misspelled: Troy Brisby was one of the nearly 70 people honored Saturday at a Clark College ceremony for those completing their GED or high school diplomas. His name was misspelled in a Page C1 story Sunday. It is The Columbian’s policy to correct errors. Call Mary Ricks at 360-735-4550.
Business name: Property Clean Sweep. Owner: Vicky Fredrickson.
Building permits over $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver.
Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.
The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:
Letters to the editor
After 14 years of chairing the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, Dellan Redjou is passing the torch. But Redjou, a 52-year-old Battle Ground resident who co-owns Smokey’s Pizza in Hazel Dell with her husband, Wayne, went out on a high note. This year’s parade, which was held May 15, boasted 165 entries, including 29 bands, and attracted an estimated 40,000 attendees.
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says Pakistan will go ahead with a plan to import natural gas from Iran even if the U.S. levies additional sanctions on the Mideast country.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The 2013 world figure skating championships have been awarded to London, Ontario in Canada by the International Skating Union.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A rat is suspected of starting a fire at the Veterans of Foreign War building in Yakima.
MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman will have to collect more signatures on a measure opposing red light cameras in Mukilteo, his home town.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Residents of the downtown Seattle Belltown neighborhood are holding a safety forum with police Tuesday night to respond to crime in the area.
SEATTLE (AP) -- The first day of summer in Washington is cloudy with a chance of showers, temperatures below normal and a forecast for more of the same.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Two people were killed in a collision with a stolen pickup truck fleeing police in Yakima Sunday during a string of thefts and collisions.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Kim Clijsters has won her opening match in her return to Wimbledon, beating Maria Elena Camerin (Ca-mer-een'), 6-0, 6-3.
KNYSNA, South Africa (AP) -- France has resumed training at the World Cup, a day after the team went on strike to protest at the French soccer federation's decision to send striker Nicolas Anelka home.
IRENE, South Africa (AP) -- Italy coach Marcello Lippi is upset that his squad wasn't able to follow his orders in its surprising 1-1 draw with New Zealand at the World Cup.
SUMNER, Wash. (AP) -- A man has been struck and killed by a train in Sumner.
SUMNER, Wash. (AP) -- A man sitting on the railroad tracks was struck and killed by a northbound freight train at 12:40 a.m. Monday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Frank De Bleeckere of Belgium will referee the United States vs. Algeria Group C match, his second match so far at the 2010 World Cup.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Frank De Bleeckere of Belgium will referee the United States vs. Algeria Group C match after being appointed to his third group match at the 2010 World Cup.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man President Barack Obama picked to administer the $20 billion oil spill damage fund says no one should underestimate "the frustration and the anger" of people along the Gulf Coast.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks have erased big gains after traders lost some of their enthusiasm about China's decision to let its currency appreciate against the dollar.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are extending a rally after China said it will allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar, a move that could provide a boost for U.S. manufacturers and exporters.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are set to extend a rally after China says it will allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar, a move that could provide a boost for U.S. manufacturers and exporters. Futures were sharply higher.
RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) -- England has held what could be its next-to-last World Cup training session amid further reports of a rift within the squad.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Hundreds of Iraqis young and old have taken to the streets again to protest lengthy power outages in the nation's south where soaring temperatures have pushed tensions to the boiling point.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- A year before the host-city vote, the race for the 2018 Winter Olympics starts in earnest Tuesday when the IOC selects the candidates that will go forward to the final phase.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Seattle cruise line plans Mississippi River excursions next year, with routes between New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn., and between Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says elite commando units have rappelled down from helicopters and poured out of mechanized infantry units to surround Kurdish rebels in a major operation along the Iraqi border.