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2009-07-21 01:03:06

Jason Schmidt went five innings and got the win Monday in his first big-league start in more than two years when the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati 7-5. Schmidt (1-0) -- whose persistent shoulder ailments and numerous rehab assignments had kept him out of a starting role since June 16, 2007 -- allowed three runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts for the Dodgers, who won their third straight game. Schmidt has made just six starts for the Dodgers since signing a three-year...

2009-04-13 13:00:00

The AJC announces changes to its Op-Ed pages ATLANTA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) announced today that Cynthia Tucker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the newspaper's editorial page editor, will take a new role as political columnist based in Washington, D.C., beginning this summer. Her columns will appear twice each week in the AJC's Op-Ed pages and online at ajc.com. In her new role, Tucker will help readers to connect the dots between what is...

2008-10-10 18:00:04

Obama buying prime time ad Barack Obama is buying a half-hour slot on television networks in prime time on Oct. 29, the anniversary of Black Tuesday of 1929, when panic in the stock markets set in ahead of the Great Depression. Obama declined to say Thursday whether he planned to address the current economic crisis. The campaign declined to say how much the ads would cost. But such a vast purchase of commercial time is a multimillion- dollar expense. Obama has been spending...

2008-06-30 09:02:30

By Brian Knowlton Jeff Zeleny contributed reporting from Washington. * With Senator Barack Obama planning to visit the Middle East and Europe in an apparent effort to burnish his foreign policy credentials, the credentials of his likely presidential rival, Senator John McCain, came under sharp attack Sunday from a man considered a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate. The retired general Wesley Clark said McCain had not "held executive responsibility" and had not...

2005-07-21 21:51:07

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives, ignoring protests from civil liberties groups, renewed the USA Patriot Act on Thursday mostly along party lines, to make permanent the government's unprecedented powers to investigate suspected terrorists. Sixteen provisions of the 2001 law, hastily enacted in response to the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, are due to expire at the end of this year unless renewed by Congress. President Bush, who has repeatedly...

2005-07-21 11:57:47

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives, ignoring protests from civil liberties groups and some conservatives, moved on Thursday to renew the USA Patriot Act giving the government unprecedented powers to investigate suspected terrorists. Sixteen provisions of the 2001 law, hastily enacted in response to the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, are due to expire at the end of this year unless renewed by Congress. President Bush has repeatedly called on...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'