News archive from 5 August 2011

Mubarak Spectacle Captivates the Middle East

Mubarak 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...

 

Free backpacks for thousands at Amway, other locations

About 12,000 backpacks will be given away on Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.at the Amway Arena as part of the annual Back to School Bash. The free event will also include school supplies, health screenings, free haircuts, vision tests,...

 

DirecTV says 2nd-quarter earnings grew 29 percent on Latin America growth; examining Hulu

LOS ANGELES - Satellite TV provider DirecTV said Thursday that its second-quarter net income grew 29 percent thanks to healthy subscriber growth in Latin America. It also confirmed its interest as a potential bidder for online video service Hulu. The...

 

Return to the Planet of the Apes

Hollywood is poised to conquer the Planet of the Apes all over again with the new film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The movie, starring multi-hyphenate James Franco as a scientist who while looking for an Alzheimer's cure unwittingly kicks off an...

 

Cemetery among bands drawn to Unbound light at Reversible Eye

It's been dark times for the Chicago underground these past few months - and the fans and folks behind Unbound couldn't be happier. "It's the only place where we really have a venue for getting together, the whole scene," explains Danny...

 

Mexico city's police force quits after attacks

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- An entire 20-man police force has resigned in a northern Mexico city after a series of attacks killed three officers. The officers' resignation Thursday leaves the 24,000 residents of Ascension without local police services....

 
Kills are ready to bring the heat

Kills are ready to bring the heat

The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart started out at 14 singing in the Florida punk band Discount. After that band's dissolution, Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince (now better known as The Guy Who Just Married Kate Moss) formed the blues-punk duo the...

 

Dolphins QB Chad Henne 'hurt' by fans; Brett Favre talk heats up

Davie, Fla.- Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne spoke about how hearing a few Miami Dolphins fans chanting for Kyle Orton at a practice earlier this week seemed unpleasant. A few minutes later, coach Tony Sparano gave a benign answer about the team's...

 

Southwest posts 2Q profit of $161 million

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines Co. set records for full planes, and higher fares boosted revenue as the summer vacation season kicked into high gear. But today Southwest said its fuel costs soared, its second-quarter profit fell short of analysts'...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

U-M hoops to open with Memphis in stacked Maui Invitational

Ann Arbor- If Michigan's men's basketball team is going to win its third Maui Invitational title, it will have to navigate through a difficult schedule to do it. With Thursday's release of the pairings for the tournament, which takes place Nov. 21-23...

 

RNC chair: Florida the granddaddy of them all

TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida is the biggest prize in the 2012 election, so it's no coincidence that the GOP nominating convention will be in Tampa, Sen. Marco Rubio is being discussed as a possible VP pick and there are Floridians in leadership roles at...

 

GM profit doubles as global sales and prices rise

DETROIT - After years of big discounts, GM is charging customers more for its cars and trucks, and it's helping the bottom line. General Motors Co. said today its second-quarter profit nearly doubled. A big reason was higher prices for its vehicles,...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

Readers share stories of their run-ins with crime

This week I want to share some interesting e-mails from readers that we can all learn from, because these are real issues that can affect all of us if we don't pay attention: ‘A lucky break' Hello, Carmen, Thank you for your valuable...

 

Firearm parts found at Tampa airport

TAMPA, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating firearm parts found in the main terminal of Tampa International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan says the parts did not go through security. They were found Wednesday in a women's restroom. No...

 

DR: Drugs seized from Spain-bound tobacco shipment

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Authorities in the Dominican Republic have seized more than 400 kilograms of cocaine hidden in crates of tobacco about to be exported to Spain. The National Drug Control agency says the cocaine was found in a truck...

 

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