News archive from 2 June 2012

Sweepstakes asks Michigan residents to brag a bit

Why do you choose to call Michigan home? In times such as these, it can be a risky question to ask … “I don't. I'm stuck here” comes to mind as a possible answer. However, it's also true that many state residents (most, in my unscientific opinion,...

 

NY court rules calling someone gay isn't slander

Albany, N.Y.- A court says it's no longer slander in New York to falsely call someone gay.A mid-level appeals court on Thursday wiped out decades of rulings, including its own, to say that society no longer treats false comments that someone is gay,...

 

Papers in Gastonia, Shelby sold to Florida company

Nine North Carolina newspapers, including the Gaston Gazette and The Star of Shelby, are being sold to a Florida-based publisher. Freedom Communications of Irvine, Calif., announced Friday that it would sell its North Carolina and Florida newspapers...

 
Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked

Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked

SANFORD, FLA. - A judge has revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours.Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the...

 
Euro 2012: England striker Wayne Rooney ready to bide his time ahead of game against Ukraine

Euro 2012: England striker Wayne Rooney ready to bide his time ahead of game against Ukraine

Wayne Rooney says he has “dealt with” the fact that he will miss England’s first two games of Euro 2012 because of suspension and that he will be fit and ready to play for Roy Hodgson in the final group match against Ukraine. Rooney will miss the...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Former Canarsie HS head football coach Mike Camardese taking over as junior varsity coach at Brooklyn's...

It didn’t take long for former Canarsie coach Mike Camardese to find a new coaching job. Camardese will move out of the PSAL but stay in Brooklyn, heading to Poly Prep to take over as the school's junior varsity coach. “Mike’s a great football coach,...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Developments in British phone-hacking scandal

Developments in a phone-hacking scandal involving British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.:November 2005: News of the World royal reporter Clive Goodman writes story saying Prince William has a knee injury. Buckingham Palace complaint...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

U.N. observer frustrated by lack of cease-fire in Syria

LATAMNEH, Syria - Danish Lt. Col. Peter Dahl, the head of the United Nations monitoring group assigned to the city of Hama, made no effort to hide his frustration. He'd come to Syria, he thought, to watch over a cease-fire. "I've had to...

 
'Anything goes' now in campaign financing?

'Anything goes' now in campaign financing?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it "anything goes" now in America's campaign finance system?John Edwards is acquitted of using campaign cash as hush money. There's an explosion of high-dollar super political action committees in the presidential race....

Chron, 17:04 in Politics
 

Jets rookie WR White recovering from broken foot

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jordan White has a broken left foot that will likely sideline him until training camp. White, a seventh-round draft pick, broke the fifth metatarsal in the foot during the team's first session...

 

Cespedes back with A's, Manny stays in minors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics reinstated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list Friday while slugger Manny Ramirez remained at Triple-A Sacramento. Cespedes went 3 for 9 on a rehab assignment for Sacramento before being...

 
'Anything goes' now in campaign financing?

'Anything goes' now in campaign financing?

WASHINGTON -- Is it "anything goes" now in America's campaign finance system? John Edwards is acquitted of using campaign cash as hush money. There's an explosion of high-dollar super political action committees in the presidential race....

 

A look at top selling car, trucks in the US in May

Automakers said Friday that U.S. new car and trucks sales rose 26 percent to 1.3 million in May. Here were the top selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales from May 2011. Vehicle May 2012 sales Percent change Ford F-series...

 
Robber hits three banks in half hour Brooklyn spree 

Robber hits three banks in half hour Brooklyn spree 

An ambitious bank robber struck three times in a half-hour Friday afternoon, escaping with money in two of the Brooklyn heists, police said. The suspect first hit the Apple Bank at 1321 Kings Highway just past 2:15 p.m. The suspect had a note and fled...

Daily News, 17:07 in Crime
 
More than 1,000 students anticipated at Alabama FFA state convention next week

More than 1,000 students anticipated at Alabama FFA state convention next week

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- More than 1,000 Alabama students are expected to converge on Auburn and Montgomery next week for the 2012 Alabama Future Farmers of America state convention. The convention begins at Auburn University on June 5 then jumps about...

 

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