News archive from 5 June 2012

‘Call Me Maybe’ takes over the Internet: Miss USA contestants join Justin Bieber, Katy Perry in lip-synching Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song 

‘Call Me Maybe’ takes over the Internet: Miss USA contestants join Justin Bieber, Katy Perry in...

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is the musical gift that keeps on giving. The saccharine sweet pop hit has taken over Hollywood, inspiring countless famous faces -- from Justin Bieber to Katy Perry -- to take over the Internet with videos of...

 

Leader of Vatican-criticized nun group to speak in Charlotte

The head of one of the U.S. nuns groups rebuked by the Vatican for “radically feminist” views will appear in Charlotte on Saturday. Sister Simone Campbell will speak 9 a.m.-noon at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St....

 
Authorities capture escaped Alabama inmate

Authorities capture escaped Alabama inmate

GREENSBORO - Corrections officials say they've captured an escaped inmate a day after he disappeared from the state prison cattle ranch in Hale County.Authorities say officers acting on a tip apprehended 33-year-old William Keith Bivins on Tuesday...

 
MF Global trustee threatens suit against Corzine

MF Global trustee threatens suit against Corzine

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine could face a lawsuit from the trustee trying to recover $1.6 billion in customer money from the collapse of the brokerage MF Global.James Giddens, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Argentina's gender ID law takes effect

Argentina's gender ID law takes effect

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Transsexuals have been lining up in Buenos Aires to be the first to take advantage of Argentina's groundbreaking gender-identity law. It allows people to change their names and sexes on official documents without first...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Timothy Harbison

Timothy Harbison Funeral services for Timothy Harbison, 48. of Cullman are incomplete and will be announced at a later time by Moss-Service Funeral Home. Mr. Harbison died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at UAB Hospital.

 

Driscal Knop

Driscal Knop Funeral for Driscal Knop, 74, Cullman, will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Cullman Memory Gardens with Rev. Al Barton and Rev. Kenneth Shelton officiating. Cullman Funeral Home is in...

 

Controversial Fox News video: personnel hardball?

NEW YORK - Where can public praise for your work make you unemployable elsewhere? Welcome to the world of cable television news. Media critics jumped on Fox News Channel last week for airing a nearly four-minute video critical of President Barack...

 

Obama a socialist? Many scoff, but claim persists

NEW YORK When President Barack Obama's re-election campaign unveiled its new slogan, some conservative critics were quick to pounce. "Forward," they asserted, is a word long associated with Europe's radical left. Its choice reaffirmed their...

 

Poll: Political independents outweigh partisans

WASHINGTON Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses. More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any point in the last 75 years, according to a new poll. The survey also shows that those who do align themselves...

 
Egypt's Brotherhood faces tough popular test

Egypt's Brotherhood faces tough popular test

CAIRO In a tight race for Egypt's presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood is reaping an immediate benefit from public fury over the mixed verdict against former leader Hosni Mubarak and his aides. The outrage appears to have chipped away at some of the...

 
Argentina's gender ID law takes effect

Argentina's gender ID law takes effect

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Transsexuals have been lining up in Buenos Aires to be the first to take advantage of Argentina's groundbreaking gender-identity law. It allows people to change their names and sexes on official documents without first...

 
Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

JERUSALEM When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in." The agent, suspecting Tamari was...

 

President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton to headline trio of NYC fundraisers

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to take advantage Monday of the fundraising prowess of former President Bill Clinton, the most reliable deliverer of Democratic dollars, despite their history of testy relations and differences on campaign...

 
Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

JERUSALEM -- When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in." The agent, suspecting Tamari...

 

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