News archive from 3 August 2012

Green Party nominees out of jail after Pa. arrests

PHILADELPHIA-Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate have been released from jail after their arrests at a Philadelphia protest. Stein and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala (HAHN'-kah-lah) are charged with defiant...

 

Brown, Warren appealing to businesses, workers

BOSTON-Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren are embarking on separate tours of Massachusetts to appeal to business owners and workers. On Tuesday, Warren launched what she's calling a "Rebuild Now" tour...

 

In Vermont, man on tractor crushes police cars

NEWPORT, Vt.-Vermont authorities say a farmer angry over his recent arrest drove a large tractor over seven police cruisers parked outside the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in Newport. No one was injured. Police say Roger Pion, 34, was taken...

 

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the Atlantic; warning issued for Barbados

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the Atlantic; warning issued for Barbados.

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Tropical Storm Ernesto forms off Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the Atlantic and is speeding toward a chain of small, popular vacation islands in the Caribbean Sea.The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday afternoon that the storm is...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

News Summary: Europe disappoints; Knight plunges

EUROPE FRONT AND CENTER: The European Central Bank promised to take more action to tackle the continent's debt crisis. But investors in the U.S. and Europe sent stocks down, because they'd been hoping for a more detailed, immediate plan.KNIGHT'S...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 
Correction: Small Talk

Correction: Small Talk

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 1 about food truck operators that open restaurants or stores, The Associated Press, relying on information on the website for Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, erroneously reported that the company uses Maker's Mark Bourbon in one...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 

Kayla Harrison: America's new sweetheart is golden girl of judo

LONDON -- When Kayla Harrison won the women's 78-kilogram title Thursday, she gave the U.S. its first Olympic gold medal in judo. And if the sport's leaders are hoping to use that victory to popularize judo in the U.S., they couldn't have picked a...

 
Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall moves to top on defense

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall moves to top on defense

Deep into the NHL off-season, it's time to take an analytical look at individual Red Wings and assess expectations for the coming season. Today's focal point: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Looking at numbers: 15 goals, 21 assists, 36 points, minus-2 in...

 

Ann Romney's Olympic horse draws attention to dressage, a specialty sport

LONDON -- The poised 15-year-old stepped into the arena Thursday as the crowd fell into a polite hush. For six minutes he pranced and pirouetted just as he'd trained, and when it was all over his team pronounced the performance a smashing Olympic...

 

Kraft Foods profit up in 2Q, stands by forecast

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc.'s second-quarter profit jumped more than 5 percent despite a drop in sales as higher prices helped offset rising raw-materials costs and unfavorable currency exchange rates. The food maker reported that it earned...

 
Cop rapes ex-girlfriend at gunpoint

Cop rapes ex-girlfriend at gunpoint

A vicious city cop raped an ex-girlfriend at knife- and gunpoint in a Staten Island parking lot, authorities said. Arthur Roldan, 28, pointed a handgun at his terrified victim and held a knife to her face during the Tuesday night sexual assault, court...

 
New Egypt government puts Brotherhood in key posts

New Egypt government puts Brotherhood in key posts

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist president swore in his first new government Thursday, led by a devout Muslim and including five members of his Muslim Brotherhood in unglamorous but ideal ministries for a group whose long-term aim is to Islamize the most...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
Ann Romney's Olympic horse draws attention to dressage, a specialty sport

Ann Romney's Olympic horse draws attention to dressage, a specialty sport

LONDON - The poised 15-year-old stepped into the arena Thursday as the crowd fell into a polite hush. For six minutes he pranced and pirouetted just as he'd trained, and when it was all over his team pronounced the performance a smashing Olympic...

 
Jersey City man accused of stabbing two women and pushing one, holding a baby, out a third floor window, killing the infant

Jersey City man accused of stabbing two women and pushing one, holding a baby, out a third floor window,...

A Jersey City man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and her 3-month-old baby smeared feces on his face before a court appearance Wednesday. Federico Bruno, 19, was due in court to answer charges stemming from a vicious attack last Friday against...

Daily News, 17:08 in Crime
 

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