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Oct 29, 2012

Fourteen rescued from HMS Bounty in path of hurricane; two missing

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard continued to search for the two missing crew members about 160 miles from the eye of the storm. Officials had previously reported 17 aboard but later revised the figure to 16.

Oct 29, 2012

Seventeen people abandon ship in path of Hurricane Sandy

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – Seventeen people from the replica HMS Bounty abandoned ship while stranded at sea off North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

“The 17-person crew donned cold water survival suits and lifejackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.

Oct 29, 2012

Sandy strengthens as nears coast; Wall Street shut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years.

About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide (1,600-km-wide) storm, which forecasters said could be the largest to hit the mainland in U.S. history. It was expected to topple trees, damage buildings, cause power outages and trigger heavy flooding.

Oct 22, 2012

“Million Muppet March” planned to defend backing for PBS

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television’s “Sesame Street,” from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the “Million Muppet March.”

The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.

Oct 22, 2012

‘Million Muppet March’ planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS

Oct 12 (Reuters) – Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow
character on U.S. public television’s “Sesame Street,” from
possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a
puppet-based protest next month dubbed the “Million Muppet
March.”

The demonstration is planned for Nov. 3 at the National Mall
in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.

Oct 15, 2012

Next challenge for slumping New York Yankees: Verlander

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stuck in a miserable slump, the New York Yankees head to Detroit down 2-0 in the American League Championship Series and must face one of the best pitchers in the game, Justin Verlander, the Tigers’ Game Three starter.

“It’s a fun challenge,” Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said after his team managed just four hits in Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to the Tigers.

Oct 14, 2012

Yankees forced to adjust to playoff life without Jeter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Joe Torre knew Derek Jeter’s injury was serious the moment the New York Yankees shortstop remained on the ground grimacing in pain after diving for a ground ball.

The former Yankees manager had grown accustomed to Jeter’s remarkable durability and desire to play through injury, among the qualities that have made the All-Star the face of the most recognizable team in baseball.

Oct 12, 2012

“Million Muppet March” planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television’s “Sesame Street,” from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the “Million Muppet March.”

The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.

Oct 12, 2012

Orioles magic brewed in the bullpen

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Baltimore’s ability to defy the probabilities of baseball has carried the Orioles into a deciding Game Five of their American League Division Series against the New York Yankees.

With their 13-inning 2-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday, the Orioles improved to 8-0 in games that have gone 13 innings or more in 2012.

Oct 11, 2012

Father of Yankees manager dies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The father of New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi died on Saturday and Girardi kept the news from the team until Thursday to avoid distracting them from their playoff series with the Baltimore Orioles.

Jerry Girardi, 81, died at a healthcare residence in Metamora, Illinois, the Yankees said in a statement. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, his son said.

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      "Daniel Trotta joined Reuters as a correspondent in 1993, starting in Nicaragua and moving Mexico City (1996) and Madrid (2000) before coming to New York in 2005. As a U.S. General News correspondent, his specialty is writing the lead story on major breaking news. Trotta also travels the United States producing in-depth features and helps edit the national news file from the Reuters headquarters in New York. Outside the office, he is the manager of the New York Express of the New York City Metro Baseball League."
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