News archive from 3 May 2011

Obama Calls World ‘Safer’ After Pakistan Raid

Obama Calls World ‘Safer’ After Pakistan Raid

WASHINGTON - Calling it a “good day for America,” President Obama said on Monday that the death of Osama bin Laden had made the world “a better place,” as new details emerged about the overnight raid and firefight in Pakistan that killed him....

 

Prosecutor: Blago 'Sold Out the Trust' of People

CHICAGO - A prosecutor has told jurors during opening statements at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial that, as governor, Blagojevich "sold out the trust of the people of Illinois" and tried to "shake people down." Chris...

Fox News, 17:07 in Politics
 
Obama Raid Underscores Need for Joint Military-Intelligence Efforts, Analysts Say

Obama Raid Underscores Need for Joint Military-Intelligence Efforts, Analysts Say

Military analysts say the covert operation that led to Usama bin Laden’s death reinforces a security strategy that has been in development for 10 years -- closely pairing the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence in the hunt for terror leaders. U.S....

Fox News, 17:08 in Politics
 

Drumbeat of Nuclear Fallout Fear Doesn’t Resound With Experts

The nuclear disaster in Japan has sent waves of radiation and dread around the globe, prompting so many people to buy radiation detectors and potassium iodide to fend off thyroid cancer that supplies quickly sold out. Multimedia Interactive Feature...

 
Osama Bin Laden dead: Al Qaeda terror lord's wife killed when he used her as human shield

Osama Bin Laden dead: Al Qaeda terror lord's wife killed when he used her as human shield

As a team of elite Navy SEALS descended on Osama Bin Laden's compound, the terror lord used one of his wives as a human shield in an attempt to save his life, sources said Monday. "As they came into the room, Osama's wife was in front of Osama,...

 

Ohio voters deciding 100-plus school tax issues

CLEVELAND-Voters concerned about high unemployment and $4-a-gallon gasoline will decide more than 100 school tax issues Tuesday in Ohio, a test of sentiment about taxes and spending amid cuts in education aid. There will be 113 school tax issues on...

 

Dartmouth leads collaboration on binge drinking

HANOVER, N.H.-Fourteen colleges and universities across the country are working together to reduce binge drinking by using the same approach Dartmouth's president once used to treat tuberculosis in Peru -- a learning collaborative focused on measuring...

 

Mo. budget stalled on education, social services

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-Legislative negotiations over Missouri's proposed $23 billion budget stalled soon after starting Monday because of a disagreement over how much the state can afford to spend on education and services for the elderly and disabled....

 

Ed. Management shares fall as US joins case

NEW YORK-Shares of for-profit education company Education Management Corp. slid Monday after the company revealed that the Justice Department was joining a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges the company illegally paid its counselors according to the...

 

Fla. Sen. Nelson criticizes GOP elections bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday that if Republican lawmakers get their way, some of the people who helped plan and carry out the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden could be lose their votes in Florida elections....

 
As Southwest grows, it doesn’t always have the cheapest flight but still holds sway over fares

As Southwest grows, it doesn’t always have the cheapest flight but still holds sway over fares

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is looking more and more like the big airlines it loves to needle. The once-quirky upstart flies to the big, busy airports it used to shun. It lets travelers cut in front of the boarding line - for a fee. Its overhauled...

 
Rare Earth Prices Soar as Supplies Stay Tight

Rare Earth Prices Soar as Supplies Stay Tight

HONG KONG - Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. Multimedia Graphic A Silent Embargo and Soaring Prices Add to Portfolio Toyota Motor Corporation Go to your Portfolio

 
Rare Earth Prices Soar as Supplies Stay Tight

Rare Earth Prices Soar as Supplies Stay Tight

HONG KONG - Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. Multimedia Graphic A Silent Embargo and Soaring Prices Add to Portfolio Toyota Motor Corporation Go to your Portfolio

 

Arizona teen saved by online pal 1,500 miles away, police say

TALLADEGA, Ala. - An Alabama teen is credited with helping save the life of his friend who lives more than 1,500 miles away. Authorities said 17-year-old Blake Robinson of Talladega notified police on April 22 when his friend, a 14-year-old girl from...

 
Marijuana bust trial opens for Chris Simms, NFL quarterback son of former Giants star Phil Simms

Marijuana bust trial opens for Chris Simms, NFL quarterback son of former Giants star Phil Simms

NFL quarterback Chris Simms swerved and nearly hit the curb as he drove on to the West Side highway last summer, prosecutors said at his DUI trial Monday. Simms, 30, son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, wreaked of marijuana and refused to take...

Daily News, 17:20 in Crime
 

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