News archive from 5 January 2012

Greek PM warns of default without loan deal

ATHENS, Greece - Greece’s Prime Minister urged defiant union leaders Wednesday to accept further income losses, warning that vital international rescue loans could otherwise dry up and force the debt-crippled country into a disorderly default in...

 

Tunisians call for end to campus veil standoff

TUNIS, Tunisia - Around 200 students and professors demonstrated in Tunisia’s capital on Wednesday calling for an end to the standoff by ultraconservative Muslims at a nearby university. For more than a month classes and exams at Manouba University’s...

 

UK police inquiry focuses on missing women

LONDON - Investigators trying to identify the body of a young woman found on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate are focusing on cases of women who have gone missing in recent months, police said Wednesday. In a statement, police described the...

 

Gov. Patrick: Romney win a victory for tea party

BOSTON-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is increasingly appealing to the most conservative elements of the Republican Party as he seeks the party's presidential nod. Patrick, a Democrat and close ally of...

 

3 other GOP hopefuls join Perry lawsuit in VA

RICHMOND, Va.-Three other Republican presidential hopefuls have joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawsuit challenging Virginia's ballot access law. A federal judge in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday granted a motion by Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Rick...

 

Boston cardinal marks 10th anniversary of crisis

BOSTON-Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the clergy sex abuse crisis by reflecting on the enduring pain of the scandal, which he said is never "over or behind us." O'Malley released a...

 

ASU football coach Todd Graham names DelVaughn Alexander to coaching staff

DelVaughn Alexander has been named an assistant coach for Sun Devil football, head coach Todd Graham has announced. Alexander spent the past five seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers, coaching wide receivers. Prior to his tenure at Wisconsin, Alexander...

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Obama campaign: Romney needs big win in NH

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's presidential campaign is trying to set the bar for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney's campaign in New Hampshire. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina says Wednesday Romney will need to "win by 30 points or...

 

US Sen. Brown: Gingrich wrong on federal judges

BOSTON-U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is faulting GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for suggesting Congress should be able to impeach judges if they disagree with their rulings. In an opinion column in Wednesday's Boston Globe, Brown said Gingrich went...

 

Mohegan Sun: Improving economy boosts casinos

UNCASVILLE, Conn.-Executives of the parent company of the Indian-run Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania said Wednesday that business is getting better as the economy slowly improves, but they would not give details on debt...

 

Kim Kardashian and sisters to become Barbie dolls

It was probably only a matter of time until this happened. The Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe will soon be become dolls. US Weekly is reporting that the reality starlets will be featured in a limited-edition run as Barbie's friends. A...

 

McCormick & Schmick's abruptly closes

McCormick & Schmick's popular seafood restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale closed abruptly Jan. 3 after the completion of a rocky takeover of the Portland-based chain by Houston-based Landry's Inc. Restaurants at 2575 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix...

 
Spurs' Ginobili out 2 months with broken hand

Spurs' Ginobili out 2 months with broken hand

SAN ANTONIO - Argentine guard Manu Ginobili will undergo surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to miss at least two months of the NBA. The Chicago Bulls visit the Spurs on Feb. 29 in their only regular-season meeting. Ginobili tweeted on...

 

Brazil's former president undergoes radiation

SAO PAULO-Doctors say former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has undergone his first session of radiation for throat cancer. Doctors at Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital say in a statement that Silva also underwent a chemotherapy...

 

Man banned from owning dog after puppy gets drunk

LONDON-A British court has barred a man from having a dog for three years after his Labrador puppy was discovered drunk. Matthew Cox had been drinking vodka and coke with his roommate on Aug. 22 when he left his glass on the floor to go for a smoke....

 

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