Daily Archive: August 4, 2013

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Sports

Woods shoots 70, coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods hits to the sixth green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.

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Sports

Burnett goes distance, Pirates beat Rockies

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (34) delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – At 36 and the owner of two World Series rings, A.J. Burnett says he no longer cares about personal statistics. “It’s all about the team,” the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander said. “We’ve got something special really special going on here.” Burnett, however, admitted it was nice to get a win Sunday. He hasn’t had too many of them this season.

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Sports

Tearful Carter’s induction into hall concludes festivities

Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter speaks during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard) CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. The seventh and final inductee from the Class of 2013, Carter honored dozens of people in his life who were “going into the Hall of Fame with me tonight,” as he followed Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp in being inducted. More than 120 hall members, a record, and a crowd of 11,500 was on hand at Fawcett Stadium for the golden anniversary celebration of the shrine.

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National

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Obama turns 52

President Barack Obama leaves Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a weekend in Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The President turns 52 Sunday and will be spending his birthday at Camp David. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of “Hail to the Chief,” President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of “Happy Birthday” this weekend. Obama turns 52 on Sunday and is spending part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

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National

Actors with fake guns bring police with real ones

This image provided by the Glendora Police Department shows a group of student filmmakers Friday Aug. 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Glendora Police Department) LOS ANGELES (AP) — College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary twist that wasn’t in the script.

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National

Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights

Al Sharpton, Marc Morial and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders joined President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the White House July 29 to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination. In a statement released after the meeting, Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and president of the National Action Network said: “Today the United States President and Attorney General met with a broad coalition of civil rights and voting rights leaders to assure us that they will continue to work with us to protect every American’s right to vote.”