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Sandy disrupting life in the nation’s eastern portion

October 29, 2012
Sandy disrupting life in the nation’s eastern portion

Ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in the U.S., the storm already is causing widespread disruptions for millions of travelers, with thousands of flights cancelled, mass transit shutdowns in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and Amtrak cancellations across the Northeast. More than 7,000 flights were cancelled Sunday and Monday, affected travelers around the…

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Rescue operation Monday for crew of HMS Bounty

October 29, 2012
Rescue operation Monday for crew of HMS Bounty

A helicopter rescue operation was under way Monday for 17 people who abandoned the HMS Bounty as the ship was sinking off the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  The ship issued a distress signal late Sunday after taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The owner of the 180-foot, three…

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Giants top Tigers 4-3 to sweep World Series

October 29, 2012
Giants top Tigers 4-3 to sweep World Series

The San Francisco Giants are the champions of baseball after defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Sunday night in Detroit to sweep the World Series 4 games to none. It took 10 innings for the Giants to get last night’s win, as Marco Scutaro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th to get…

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Lance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles

October 23, 2012

U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles Tuesday, from 1999 to 2005, by the International Cycling Union and banned for life for doping. The governing body’s president, Pat McQuaid, said, “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling.” The Tour winner for…

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Giants defeat Cardinals 9-0 to advance to World Series

October 23, 2012
Giants defeat Cardinals 9-0 to advance to World Series

Tuesday night’s Game 7 of the National League Championship Series in San Francisco was a do-or-die match-up that turned out not to have much suspense, as the San Francisco Giants routed the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 to win the NLCS four games to three. The winning out came in a driving…

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Final debate set for tonight as Presidential race tightens

October 22, 2012
Final debate set for tonight as Presidential race tightens

The Sunshine State has earned a permanent prominence in America’s presidential elections and this year is no different. Both presidential candidates see their path to victory either enhanced or hindered by the outcome there.  A CNN poll released Friday showed a statistical tie in Florida, with Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 48 percent.…

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Giants force Game 7

October 22, 2012

The San Francisco Giants and the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are headed to a deciding Game 7 in the National League Championship Series after the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 Sunday night in San Francisco to even up the series at 3-3. It was the second straight game that the Giants had…

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Indiana Fever win first WNBA title

October 22, 2012
Indiana Fever win first WNBA title

The Indiana Fever won their first WNBA title Sunday night in Indianapolis, beating the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 for a 3-games-to-1 triumph over the defending WNBA champs. The Fever’s Tamika Catchings scored 25 points in Sunday’s game and was named the Finals’ MVP, averaging 22.3 points.

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George McGovern dies

October 21, 2012
George McGovern dies

A family spokesman says former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. The spokesman, Steve Hildebrand, told The Associated Press by telephone that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by…

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Presidential contest tied nationally, says NBC News poll

October 21, 2012
Presidential contest tied nationally, says NBC News poll

Heading into Monday’s final debate and with just over two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are now tied nationally, according the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama and Romney both get 47 percent among likely voters in the latest edition of the poll, conducted entirely in the…

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