News archive from 1 August 2012

How the major US stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Stocks ended slightly lower Tuesday as investors held back ahead of three critical events this week: policy meetings at both the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank and a closely watched report on jobs in the U.S.The Dow Jones industrial...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

Human Rhythm Project ready to get loud

You might notice an extra zip to the tap-dancing at this year's Global Rhythm concerts; the programs' presenter, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, has reason to feel upbeat and on a roll. The concerts Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Museum of...

 
First pictures of Michael Douglas as Liberace in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ 

First pictures of Michael Douglas as Liberace in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ 

The first pictures from the set of "Behind the Candelabra," the biopic about the life and death of Liberace, surfaced Tuesday, showcasing Michael Douglas as a dead-ringer for the late '70s icon in an upswept wig and sunglasses. The...

 
Kendall and Kylie Jenner on living life in front of the cameras: 'We do what we want to do' 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner on living life in front of the cameras: 'We do what we want to do' 

Just because Kim Kardashian is skipping around town with boyfriend Kanye West doesn't mean the famous family's shenanigans are on hiatus. The reality starlet's younger half-sisters Kendall and Kylie are looking forward to a potential spinoff from...

 
Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a city jobs center exclusively for returning military veterans  

Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a city jobs center exclusively for returning military veterans  

Mayor Bloomberg launched the city’s first veterans-only job center Tuesday. The center, which opened its doors on Madison Ave. earlier in July and is staffed entirely by veterans, is considered to be the first of its kind in the nation, officials...

 

Ford sues Dana over Windstar subframe recall

Ford Motor Co. is suing auto supplier Dana Holding Corp. over more than 400,000 subframes supplied on recalled Ford Windstar minivans.The Dearborn automaker filed suit against the Maumee, Ohio, auto supplier in Wayne Circuit Court, saying it has...

 

Missing FBI agent found dead near his Calif. home

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The body of an FBI agent who vanished more than two months ago has been found near his home in Southern California.FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says two hikers found the body of 35-year-old Steven Ivens on Monday in a wooded...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

Spanish tourist hit in head with hammer in NY park

NEW YORK - A Spanish tourist eating lunch in a park next to New York's City Hall has been bashed in the head with a hammer. Prosecutors say attacker John Yoos is being held without bail after his arraignment Tuesday on attempted murder charges. Yoos...

 
Hayden man indicted on charge that he fired shot at biplane

Hayden man indicted on charge that he fired shot at biplane

Hayden man indicted on charge that he fired a shot at this Boeing 1943 model Steerman biplane that was flying from a grass-strip airport near his home. (The Birmingham News file)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Hayden man was indicted by a federal grand jury...

 
Michael Phelps sets Olympic record with his 19th medal; swimmer wins gold with 4x200-meter freestyle relay team 

Michael Phelps sets Olympic record with his 19th medal; swimmer wins gold with 4x200-meter freestyle relay...

LONDON — Michael Phelps swam into history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color. With a lot of help from his friends, Phelps took down the last major record that wasn’t his alone, swimming the anchor leg for the United...

Daily News, 17:09 in Sport
 

Seven protesters arrested in janitor dispute

Seven protesters who linked arms and sat down at the base of the escalator at One Allen Center were arrested by police on Tuesday, marking another effort of civil disobedience to protest the wages of striking janitors. Four janitors from Chicago and...

Chron, 17:10 in Business
 
3rd Annual Shear Kindness: Haircuts to Help Kids Aug. 4

3rd Annual Shear Kindness: Haircuts to Help Kids Aug. 4

View full sizeThe third annual Shear Kindness: Haircuts to Help Kids Alabama's Tax Free Weekend Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is Saturday. Here are the details: Shear Kindness will be held on August 4 at Paul Mitchell XCell...

 

NCAA clears NU's Prater to play this fall

Kyle Prater finally got an answer from the NCAA - and it was the one he wanted. The USC transfer will suit up this fall for Northwestern after the NCAA on Tuesday approved his waiver request. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound receiver and Proviso West alum had...

 
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley listens to criticism of Obama from business leaders during Lansing visit

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley listens to criticism of Obama from business leaders during Lansing visit

LANSING – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley listened to a round of criticism of the Obama administration as she sat down this afternoon with a group of Michigan business leaders and owners at the opening of the state headquarters for the campaign of GOP...

 

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