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2006-05-25 06:31:13

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Orlando Magic forward Dwight Howard had no second thoughts about joining the U.S. team in their bid to win back the Olympic basketball title at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. While many top NBA players have spurned the opportunity to go to the Olympics, Howard, the overall first pick in the 2004 NBA draft, said it had fulfilled a lifelong ambition. "I didn't think twice, I wanted to play in the Olympics when I got drafted in 2004 but I didn't get...

2006-05-11 16:11:42

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday that a landmark U.S.-India nuclear deal lacks the necessary support to pass the Congress and he put forward a compromise intended to keep the accord alive. But a senior U.S. official said the administration believes it still can win congressional approval of the deal without the delays and "legislative hurdles" California Rep. Tom Lantos' proposal would create. Under the...

2006-05-11 11:27:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday that a landmark U.S.-India nuclear deal lacks the necessary support to pass the U.S. Congress and he put forward a compromise intended to keep the deal alive. Under the proposal of California Rep. Tom Lantos, Congress would welcome the deal, which opens the door to the transfer of U.S. civil nuclear technology to New Delhi for the first time in three decades. But the proposal would delay making critical changes in...

2006-05-08 12:40:03

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists at Iceland's Decode Genetics Inc. have identified a genetic variant that may account for about 8 percent of prostate cancers, marking a step forward in understanding the disease. Researchers at the biotech company and academic colleagues reported their findings in the online edition of Nature Genetics on Monday. It is the first time that scientists have identified a major genetic risk factor for prostate cancer -- the most common cancer in men -- within...

2006-05-08 08:05:41

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi urged broad support for his compromise candidate for president shortly before voting began in parliament on Monday, but his center-right opponents gave no sign of agreeing. Prodi, whose center-left coalition won last month's election by a slim margin, will not be able to form his government before the election of the new head of state, who will formally give him the mandate. Prodi on Sunday put forward...

2006-05-08 07:03:59

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian parliamentarians start voting for a head of state on Monday after incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi's centre-left proposed a new candidate to try to avoid a lengthy battle with the outgoing centre-right. Prodi, whose coalition won last month's election by a slim margin, will not be able to form his government before the election of the new president, who will formally give him the mandate. Prodi on Sunday put forward 80-year-old Giorgio...

2006-05-04 11:53:43

By Deborah Charles and James Vicini ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A defiant Zacarias Moussaoui shouted "God curse America" in the U.S. courtroom where he was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after family members of September 11 victims angrily confronted him. Moussaoui, the only person convicted in the United States in connection with the September 11 attacks, sat passively as three family members came forward, including one whose husband died in the plane that was crashed...

2006-05-03 11:51:50

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Desperate to end a nine-month victory drought, holder Vijay Singh has targeted an improvement in his driving accuracy at this week's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fijian Singh, who clinched last year's title in a three-way playoff with Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk, has not triumphed on the PGA Tour since the Buick Open last July. "I'm coming back with not having won for I don't know how many tournaments, but just looking forward to playing...

2006-04-25 15:46:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington said on Tuesday he was excited about joining Big Blue and looking forward to going up against his former team, NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins. "I'm real excited just having the opportunity to have a new beginning," Arrington, 27, told reporters during an interview session at Giants Stadium. "I think this is a great situation." Arrington, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker who chose to become a free agent after...

2006-04-24 12:44:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem has been suspended for one game without pay for throwing his mouthpiece at an official, the NBA said on Monday. Ron Artest of the Sacramento Kings has incurred the same penalty for hitting San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili on the head with his forearm. The Haslem incident occurred with 4:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Heat's 111-106 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday at American Airlines Arena in Miami....