News archive from 2 July 2011

Free to Say, ‘I Do,’ but Where?

Free to Say, ‘I Do,’ but Where?

NOT too long after watching the New York State Senate pass the marriage-equality bill on television, Bill White turned to his longtime partner, Bryan Eure, and asked, “Want to have a wedding?” His answer: “Yes, but - - ” There were a few conditions,...


WaMu settles class action suit for $208.5 million

LOS ANGELES-Washington Mutual Inc. and its fellow defendants have agreed to pay $208.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from the lender's collapse in 2008, the biggest U.S. bank failure in history. The defendants and lead plaintiff...


Summary Box: Construction spending falls in May

SPENDING DOWN: Spending on construction projects fell 0.6 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $757.9 billion, the Commerce Department said Friday. That put overall spending barely above an 11-year low hit in February. And it is...

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Detroit THE rooftop party was in full swing when midnight approached on a warm Friday evening. Kerry Doman, 29, founder of an event planning business; Justin Jacobs, 28, head of a citywide recreational sports league, and Ara Howrani, 29, a...

Talking (Exclamation) Points

Talking (Exclamation) Points

IN an essay published in 1895 called “How to Tell a Story,” Mark Twain chastised writers who use “whooping exclamation-points” that reveal them laughing at their own humor, “all of which is very depressing, and makes one want to renounce joking and...


Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

- ____ LIBYA Moammar Gadhafi threatens to carry out attacks in Europe against "homes, offices, families," unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya. He delivers the comments in an address to one of the largest...

Chron, 17:03 in World News

Moroccans vote on king's new constitution

BENSLIMANE, Morocco - Moroccans braved searing temperatures Friday to vote for a new constitution their king says will bring the country much needed democratic reform. While the constitution, like all past referendums, is expected to be approved by a...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
In unraveling choreography, Broadway’s ‘Spider-man’ loses superpowers

In unraveling choreography, Broadway’s ‘Spider-man’ loses superpowers

The creators behind the revised version of “Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark,” the bedeviled Broadway show that officially opened last month after a surgical shutdown, took its title too seriously. They turned off the dark, all right - the show that once...

Italian Town Corners the Market for High-End Accordions

Italian Town Corners the Market for High-End Accordions

CASTELFIDARDO, ITALY - Jet-lagged but determined, Salomon Salcedo thought nothing of trekking to this small hilltop town in the Marches region on a muggy June afternoon to satisfy a lifelong desire: buy a made-in-Castelfidardo accordion. Multimedia...


Rick Springfield charged with DUI

Rick Springfield, '80s rocker and one-time "General Hospital" star, has been charged with two counts of DUI, according to Springfield was arrested back in May in Malibu, Calif., when cops measured his blood alcohol level at .10,...


Red Wings get Commodore to shore up defense

Detroit- The Red Wings have their veteran defenseman. Mike Commodore, who spent three seasons with the Blue Jackets before being bought out of his contract, signed a 1-year, $1 million with the Red Wings on Friday. It will be interesting to watch the...

Kobe Bryant might take part in exhibition games in China

Kobe Bryant might take part in exhibition games in China

Kobe Bryant may take his talents to China during the NBA's lockout. There are preliminary talks about a basketball tour to China this summer - and perhaps beyond - in which the Lakers superstar, who has called China a "home away from home"...


Tigers' Guillen will continue rehab at Toledo, could be back after All-Star break

When the Tigers resume play after the All-Star break two weeks from tonight, it’s possible that Carlos Guillen will be their second baseman. In perhaps the final step in his recovery from knee surgery, Guillen today joined Triple-A Toledo on his rehab...


Justice Department Gets Mixed Reviews for U.S. Criminal Probe Into 2 CIA Cases

The Justice Department's decision to launch a full criminal investigation into the deaths of two detainees while in CIA custody and drop about 100 other cases of alleged misconduct by the spy agency has drawn mixed reviews from conservatives and...

Fox News, 17:14 in Politics

Notre Dame making changes to sex assault response

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame has agreed to changes in how it handles allegations of sexual assault, including promising to use a "preponderance of evidence" standard to evaluate such cases, following a seven-month...

Fox News, 17:14 in Learning

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