ChiSox landing Griffey is no big deal

The ChiSox think they got their man in Ken Griffey Jr., but all they really did was land a spot on Dayn Perry’s list of deadline losers.

U.S., Israel discuss diplomatic push on Iran (Reuters)

Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak speaks to the press after his meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters in New York July 30, 2008. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)Reuters – Israel voiced displeasure on
Thursday at recent U.S. engagement with Iran and urged the Bush
administration to stand firm on demanding Tehran abandon
nuclear projects with bomb-making potential, an Israeli
official said.

Embraer: 2Q profits up 120 percent on jet sales

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer says profits more than doubled in the second quarter, driven by strong sales of midsize commercial jets and its new, popular executive jets.

Snoop Dogg tour bus pulled over; 2 arrested (AP)

In this March 11, 2008 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg appears onstage during a taping of MTV's 'Total Request Live' at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York.  A tour bus carrying Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges Thursday, July 31, 2008 a few hours before a concert in Dallas, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)AP – A tour bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges Thursday a few hours before a concert in Dallas, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Witnesses: Canada bus passenger beheads seat mate (AP)

Police investigate the scene around a Greyhound bus Thursday July 31, 2008 near Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Witnesses say a man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a seat mate, pausing during the attack to display the head to passengers who had fled in horror on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, Ken Gigliotti)AP – Passengers aboard a Canadian bus fled in horror as a fellow traveler viciously attacked his seat mate, repeatedly stabbing him and then severing his head, witnesses said Thursday.