News archive from 5 June 2011

Cheryl Cole offered $2M for 'X Factor' silence

Cheryl Cole will receive her full U.S. "X Factor" pay - if she agrees to keep quiet about her experience. The British singer was axed from the show after just four days but could still net the $2 million she was to receive for working on the...

AZCentral, 17:06 in Showbiz
 

In Connecticut, Paid Sick Leave for Service Workers Is Approved

After 11 hours of debate in Hartford, state legislators approved a bill on Saturday to make Connecticut the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for hundreds of thousands of service workers. At about 3 a.m., the House voted 76 to 65 on...

 

600 evacuate as Puyehue volcano erupts in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile The Puyehue volcano in southern Chile is erupting, and authorities have evacuated about 600 people living nearby. There have been no reports of injuries. The governor of Chile's Los Rios region says fire can be seen in the volcano's...

 
Jack Kevorkian helped states pass assisted-suicide laws

Jack Kevorkian helped states pass assisted-suicide laws

SALEM, Ore. - For Oregon and Washington advocates pressing for a physician-assisted suicide law in the 1990s, the attention-seeking behavior of Dr. Jack Kevorkian provided a model for many doctors and activists - of what not to do. The Michigan-born...

 
Defending champion Seattle Storm open 2011 season with 78-71 win over Phoenix Mercury

Defending champion Seattle Storm open 2011 season with 78-71 win over Phoenix Mercury

SEATTLE (AP) - Sue Bird scored 13 points and handed out 10 assists, Camille Little led Seattle with 18 points and the defending WNBA champion Storm opened the 2011 season with a 78-71 win over of the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday. Lauren Jackson added...

 

Clemson athletes suspended over recent altercation

Clemson football player and track athlete Joe Craig and female track athlete Marlena Wesh were involved in an altercation last month that left both students injured, according to a Clemson University police report. Craig and Wesh were suspended from...

 
Unelected Councils in India Run Villages With Stern Hand

Unelected Councils in India Run Villages With Stern Hand

SISANA, India - There are two laws in this dusty village less than 50 miles from India’s capital: the law of the land and the law of the village. And for local residents like Takdir Dahiya, the law of the village councils known as khap panchayats is...

 

Loan From Russia Props Up Belarus

MOSCOW - A Russian-controlled economic assistance fund agreed on Saturday to extend a $3 billion loan to Belarus, propping up the country’s teetering economy - and with it the authoritarian president, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. A devaluation of the...

 
Tuesday funeral for former ‘Cosby’ grandmother

Tuesday funeral for former ‘Cosby’ grandmother

NEW YORK - Funeral arrangements have been made for the actress and comedian who gained fame playing a grandmother on "The Cosby Show" and "Sesame Street." A public viewing will be held for Clarice Taylor on Tuesday from noon to 4...

 

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 tonight

Southeast Michigan could be hit with severe thunderstorms today as a cold front crosses Lake Michigan and into the region. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Metro Detroit. But that doesn't necessarily mean every area will see...

 

FC Dallas-Revolution, 7:30 p.m.; NE has had FCD's number in Frisco

7:30 p.m. today; Ch. 21, KFLC-AM 1270 (Spanish) About New England The Revolution (3-5-4, 13 pts.) is reeling again, having gone 1-3-1 in its last five games and lost its last two. New England has been shut out in five of its last eight starts,...

Dallas News, 17:33 in Sport
 

Cowboys' WR Dez Bryant: 'The work stoppage isn't hurting me'

TULSA, Okla. — After an off-season he'd like to forget, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is proclaiming himself ready for the upcoming NFL schedule. “There will be an NFL season and I think we will start on time,” Bryant said on Saturday...

Dallas News, 17:33 in Sport
 

N.E. Editorial Rdp.

Bangor Daily News, June 1, 2011: Germany's Greener Course When the world's fourth-largest economy decides to stop using nuclear power, the rest of the industrialized world should take notice. Germany, the world's fourth-largest user of nuclear power,...

 

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