News archive from 4 August 2011

Berlusconi Vows Not to Resign

Berlusconi Vows Not to Resign

ROME - As markets continued to hammer Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday rebutted calls for his resignation, saying Italy’s economic fundamentals were strong and pledging that his government was “up to the task” of fostering economic...

 

Mother of slain Coral Gables Senior High student speaks

The mother of a teen stabbed to death at Coral Gables Senior High spoke out Wednesday, one day after the former student who killed her son was convicted of second-degree murder. Sitting at a broad table inside the offices of her attorneys, Anais Cruz...

 

Fishburne signed as "Man of Steel" top editor

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Laurence Fishburne will edit Superman in "Man of Steel," TheWrap has confirmed. The Oscar-nominee will play Perry White, the curmudgeonly editor of the Daily Planet, the paper where Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent...

 
Televised Mubarak Trial Spectacle Captivates the Middle East

Televised Mubarak Trial Spectacle Captivates the Middle East

Hosni Mubarak’s televised trial transformed Egypt and much of the Middle East into a vast living room on Wednesday, with millions of viewers, from the shops of Amman and Jerusalem to the hovels of impoverished Yemen, mesmerized by the live broadcasts...

 
PH-D

PH-D

FOR those who have spent years absorbing life lessons from “Entourage,” PH-D is Xanadu: a glittering room of celebrities, beautiful women and cresting credit-card bills. The nightclub, which opened in June on the roof of the Dream Downtown hotel, is...

 

Notre Dame's Kelly unconcerned with view of Floyd discipline

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michael Floyd is back, and Brian Kelly insists that was never a given even after Notre Dame's star receiver passed through the school's disciplinary system relatively unscathed. Floyd won't miss a game, either, and Kelly insists...

 

Dow edges higher, breaking an 8-day losing streak

NEW YORK - Stocks are finishing higher after a volatile day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average finished today with its first gain after eight straight days of losses. Many investors expect to see more big swings in the stock market as...

Chron, 17:07 in Business
 

Christie Hefner's husband accused of insider trading

NEW YORK - The husband of former Playboy Enterprises CEO Christie Hefner was accused today of using inside information in trading Playboy stock, and has agreed to pay almost $170,000 to settle the case. The Securities and Exchange Commission said...

Chron, 17:07 in Business
 
NATO: Kosovo tensions easing as agreement reached

NATO: Kosovo tensions easing as agreement reached

PRISTINA, Kosovo -- NATO says it has reached an agreement with Serbian officials to remove roadblocks in Kosovo's Serb-run north in a bid to end over a week of clashes and heightened tension. NATO said in a statement late Wednesday it has agreed to...

 

NATO: Kosovo tensions easing as agreement reached

PRISTINA, Kosovo NATO says it has reached an agreement with Serbian officials to remove roadblocks in Kosovo's Serb-run north in a bid to end over a week of clashes and heightened tension. NATO said in a statement late Wednesday it has agreed to...

 

Can't get no relief: Economic news sours investors

BOSTON -- What relief rally? Hope that the stock market would surge on news of Washington's debt ceiling deal has given way to pessimism. Increasingly defensive-minded investors are adapting to the reality that the economic recovery is stalling, if...

 

Death penalty off the table in NY, Fla. killings

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A Florida woman accused of arranging the killings of her husband and mother-in-law will not face the death penalty, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elliott Jacobson said in court that he was...

 

NATO: Kosovo tensions easing as agreement reached

PRISTINA, Kosovo - NATO says it has reached an agreement with Serbian officials to remove roadblocks in Kosovo's Serb-run north in a bid to end over a week of clashes and heightened tension. NATO said in a statement late Wednesday it has agreed to...

Chron, 17:11 in World News
 

Syrian army shells Hama, seizes central square

BEIRUT - Syrian tanks stormed Hama under heavy shelling Wednesday, taking over a main square at the heart of the restive city and cutting off electricity, water and phone lines on the fourth day of an offensive. The U.N. Security Council added its...

Chron, 17:11 in World News
 

Marg Helgenberger is saying goodbye to "CSI"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Long-running TV series "CSI:Crime Scene Investigation" will take on a less serious tone this season as former "Cheers" actor Ted Danson joins the cast of forensic detectives, producers said on Wednesday. But...

 

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