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New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies of heart attack at 80-years-old

George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a…

Asia’s air pollution ‘circles the world for years’: report

WASHINGTON — Pollution from Asia’s booming economies rises into the stratosphere during the monsoon season then circles the world for years, according to a report out Thursday. A study by the Boulder, Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said the strong air circulation patterns linked to Asia’s monsoon rainy…

Baseball star McGwire admits steroid use

LOS ANGELES — Baseball legend Mark McGwire said on Monday he used steroids during his record-breaking home run season in 1998, dealing another blow to the drug-tainted image of America’s national past-time. In a statement which confirmed long-held suspicions about McGwire’s hitting exploits, the 46-year-old former Oakland Athletics and St…

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