News archive from 3 May 2012

Analysis: Obama as war candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — As slogans go, President Barack Obama's promise of the "light of a new day" in Afghanistan isn't nearly as catchy as the "Mission Accomplished" banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln the day President George W. Bush...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Correction: Tomas Borge obituary

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- In a May 1 story about the death of Tomas Borge Martinez, the last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement, The Associated Press incorrectly said that a deadly bomb attack at a news conference in 1984 had occurred...

 

Subpoenas to be focus of Penn St. abuse hearing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge will hear arguments next week from two school districts and a charity seeking to have defense subpoenas thrown out in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. Lawyers for the Mifflin County School District and...

 

Chrysler cancels summer shutdown at 3 more plants to keep up with demand

Chrysler Group LLC is canceling the traditional summer shutdown at three more of its factories to keep up with demand for its hot-selling cars and crossovers.The Toledo Supplier Park in Ohio, the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois and Chrysler's...

 

Chrysler cancels summer shutdown at 3 more plants to keep up with demand

Chrysler Group LLC is canceling the traditional summer shutdown at three more of its factories to keep up with demand for its hot-selling cars and crossovers.The Toledo Supplier Park in Ohio, the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois and Chrysler's...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday after troubling reports about jobs in the U.S. and Europe.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,268.57.The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 3.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to...

Chron, 17:02 in Business
 

Summary Box: Jobs, jobs and Chesapeake CEO

ALL EYES ON JOBS: Payroll processor ADP reported that U.S. businesses added far fewer jobs in April than they did in March. Investors will be watching on Friday for the government's own data on April jobs, which can vary from the ADP numbers.GOOD...

Chron, 17:02 in Business
 

Correction: Tomas Borge obituary

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - In a May 1 story about the death of Tomas Borge Martinez, the last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement, The Associated Press incorrectly said that a deadly bomb attack at a news conference in 1984 had occurred...

 

Taliban attack follows Obama's bid to close Afghanistan war

KABUL, Afghanistan - President Barack Obama sought to use a surprise visit to Afghanistan to start lowering the curtain on the longest war in U.S. history. But as Taliban-led insurgents showed only hours after Obama flew home Wednesday, the...

 
Astros complete sweep with 8-1 win over Mets

Astros complete sweep with 8-1 win over Mets

HOUSTON -- Chris Johnson had four hits, homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. The win gave...

 

Correction: Tomas Borge obituary

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In a May 1 story about the death of Tomas Borge Martinez, the last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement, The Associated Press incorrectly said that a deadly bomb attack at a news conference in 1984 had...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

US to play World Cup qualifier in Columbus

CHICAGO -- The U.S. is sticking with what works, heading back to Columbus, Ohio, for a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica on Sept. 11. The Americans have never lost in Columbus, going 5-0-3 there since 2000. That includes four wins and two draws in...

 

Knicks' Chandler named NBA Defensive Player of Year

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler was named Wednesday as the 2011-12 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Chandler became the first Knicks player to win the award, ending a three-year winning streak for Orlando's Dwight Howard. Oklahoma...

 

Hillenmeyer: Rash of suicides an indictment of NFL

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer was among those troubled Wednesday by news of the apparent suicide of former NFL star Junior Seau. Seau, 43, is believed to have killed himself with a gunshot wound to the chest. In February of 2011,...

 
Lions take RB Marcus Lattimore in McShay's 2013 mock draft

Lions take RB Marcus Lattimore in McShay's 2013 mock draft

When Marcus Lattimore was a high school senior in Duncan, S.C., he was rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by Scout.com - a consensus five-star recruit in the class of 2010.Three years later, could Lattimore be the Lions' No. 1 draft pick?...

 

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