News archive from 1 May 2011

Executive Becomes a Magnet for Syrian Dissent

Executive Becomes a Magnet for Syrian Dissent

BEIRUT, Lebanon - When protests erupted in March in the forlorn Syrian border town of Dara’a, demonstrators burned the president’s portraits, then set ablaze an unlikely target: the local office of the country’s largest mobile phone company, Syriatel,...


Jodie Foster talks about changes in son

Jodie Foster loves her changing relationship with her eldest son. The 48-year-old actress-turned-director - who has sons Charles, 12, and Kit, nine, with an unnamed father - is delighting in seeing how much her older child is developing as he grows up...

AZCentral, 17:08 in Showbiz

David Letterman calls Donald Trump a racist

David Letterman is pretty ticked off at Donald Trump, who implied that Barack Obama only got into Harvard because of affirmative action. The talk show host took Trump's friend Dr. Phil McGraw to task for the real estate mogul's comments about the...

AZCentral, 17:18 in Showbiz

Katy Perry's nails get royal wedding theme

Um, someone's got royal wedding fever! Fashion risk-taker Katy Perry took to Twitter to show off her royal-themed manicure, which features nail art of Prince William and Kate Middleton's faces. "In honor of the Royal Wedding, I present you... My...

AZCentral, 17:18 in Showbiz
Steve Sabol, battling tumor, deserves tribute as visionary who changed way we view NFL

Steve Sabol, battling tumor, deserves tribute as visionary who changed way we view NFL

Monday night in some Manhattan ballroom, citizens of the sports television industry will gather for the Sports Emmy Awards. To accommodate the inflated egos in attendance the room better be huge. Considering this, and all the hot air that will be...

Daily News, 17:20 in Sport

Diamondbacks trade John Hester to Baltimore Orioles

The Arizona Diamondbacks sent catcher John Hester to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade in which the Diamondbacks acquired right-handers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio for infielder Mark Reynolds on Dec. 6. Hester, 27, hit .263 (10-for-38)...

AZCentral, 17:20 in Sport

Arizona-Mexico border wildfire now 23K acres

TUCSON - Crews still are battling a 23,000-acre wildfire along the Arizona-Mexico border that has burned about 11,000 acres on the Arizona side. Coronado National Forest officials say crews were working Saturday to secure the fire's west flank to...


'Gossip Girl's' Chace Crawford cops a deal in weed case

"Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford has an opportunity to makes his marijuana possession charge from last summer *poof* disappear. In a plea deal with Plano, Texas, police, the actor can have his record expunged, assuming he stays out of...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Showbiz
For Jeter, Plot Twists in Final Chapters

For Jeter, Plot Twists in Final Chapters

Apparently no question can freeze Derek Jeter like a fastball under the chin, no probe can penetrate his shield without being fouled away like a two-strike slider. Keep up with the latest news on The Times's baseball blog. Go to the Bats Blog Major...

Football’s Absolute Power Corrupts Colleges Absolutely

Football’s Absolute Power Corrupts Colleges Absolutely

When Stanley McClover went college shopping, he was handed money by several big-time football factories. And Ohio State, he contended, introduced him to female escorts with the rather explicit suggestion that they were available. Interviews, insight...

Doubts About Schools Consultant Charged in $3.6 Million Fraud Dated to ’02

Doubts About Schools Consultant Charged in $3.6 Million Fraud Dated to ’02

Sometime in 2002, a manager at I.B.M., which was working on a large project to wire New York City schools for the Internet, noticed something unusual about payments the company was making for some workers. Multimedia Graphic Layers of Payers The...


Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Syrian troops kill four people while storming a mosque that has became a focal point for protesters in the besieged southern city of Daraa, and security forces in Damascus keep dozens of women from marching on parliament to urge President...


NATO powers reject Gadhafi's truce offer

TRIPOLI, Libya-NATO on Saturday brushed aside Moammar Gadhafi's call for a truce and negotiations to end an international bombing campaign, and alliance warships cleared sea mines laid by his forces near the harbor of the only major city held by...


Phoenix church evacuated in attic fire

A Phoenix church was evacuated when a first-alarm fire broke out Saturday afternoon, officials said. At about 1:30 p.m., someone from the Arizona Korean Full Gospel Church reported what appeared to be an electrical fire in the attic, said Capt. Scott...


Dan Rather criticizes royal wedding coverage

Not everyone was impressed with the ubiquitous media coverage of the royal wedding. Among the displeased, veteran newsman Dan Rather, who calls the hoopla a "week of silliness in April." In an essay written for The Huffington Post, Rather...

AZCentral, 17:45 in Showbiz

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