August 14th, 2010
01:29 PM ET

Obama: Gulf beaches 'clean, safe and open for business'

On his fifth visit to the Gulf Coast since the start of the BP oil disaster, President Obama on Saturday reminded Americans that the cleanup effort has been successful and that the region's beaches "are clean, safe and open for business."
"That's one of the reasons Michelle, Sasha, and I are here," Obama said
in Panama City, Florida.

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August 14th, 2010
08:03 AM ET

Four killed in Buffalo shooting

Eight people were shot Saturday, four fatally, at a private party at a
downtown restaurant in Buffalo, New York, said Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge.

One of the four survivors had serious injuries.

Police had reported earlier that seven people had been shot.

Read the full story from CNN affiliate WKBW


Filed under: Crime • New York
August 14th, 2010
07:24 AM ET

South Korean breaks world record for home runs

A South Korean baseball player slugged his way into the history books Saturday when his three-run shot in the second inning  broke the world record for consecutive-game home runs in the professional ranks, according to news reports.

Lotte Giants infielder Lee Dae-ho, playing against the Kia Tigers in Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, blasted his ninth straight homer in as many games, according to Yonhap News.

On Friday, Lee tied the world record for homers in eight straight games shared by Major League Baseball's Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long. In that game, Lee was bummed because his team lost 10-7.  “Today I feel somewhat unhappy as my team was defeated,’’ Lee said, according to the Korean Times.

"I only tried to hit properly to advance and made it with a homerun. I was also surprised to see the ball pass over the fence,’’ Lee was quoted as saying.

Lee had a .365 batting average going into Saturday's game.

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