News archive from 6 May 2011

Pentagon Breaks Silence on Pakistani Role

WASHINGTON - A top Pentagon official said Thursday that Obama administration officials “do not have any definitive evidence at this point” that Pakistan knew that Osama bin Laden was living in a compound in a garrison city only 35 miles from...

 

Domino’s Pizza , Cigna, Aeropostale, Electronic Arts among big market movers Thursday

NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Domino’s Pizza Inc., up $2.10 at $21.30 The pizza chain posted a 10 percent jump in first-quarter profit, boosted by...

 

Kraft Foods 1st-quarter net income down on acquisition, commodity costs and investment

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods Inc.’s first-quarter net income dropped by more than half, but its adjusted results - excluding costs related to Kraft’s acquisition of candy maker Cadbury - showed a more modest dip. The nation’s largest food maker...

 
From Floor Plans to Décor, a Focus on Design

From Floor Plans to Décor, a Focus on Design

Avery Leigh Cox, 24, has been a junior designer for the past year at Amanda Nisbet Design and helped install the frisky bedroom the firm designed for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, on display through May 26. Ms. Cox graduated with a B.F.A. in...

 
US wants to give frozen Libyan assets to rebels

US wants to give frozen Libyan assets to rebels

ROME - New money pipelines are opening up to help Libyan rebels determined to topple Moammar Gadhafi, with the United States saying it will move to free up part of the $30 billion it has frozen in Libyan assets and a score of nations pledging Thursday...

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces new harassment charges in dispute with HOA security guards in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing new misdemeanor harassment charges accusing him of threatening two homeowner association security guards outside his Las Vegas home. The charges filed Thursday stem from an October dispute with guards in...

 
Sloppiness Leads to Yankees’ Third Loss to Tigers

Sloppiness Leads to Yankees’ Third Loss to Tigers

DETROIT - The Yankees developed quite a formula for disaster in losing their last three games to the Tigers at Comerica Park, including by 6-3, Thursday afternoon. Take a smidge of offensive ineptitude, add a dash of poor execution and top it off with...

 
Obama photo delivering bin Laden address was a reenactment

Obama photo delivering bin Laden address was a reenactment

The image of President Obama, standing in the White House East Room Sunday evening, solemnly declaring that America’s public enemy number one, Osama bin Laden, was dead, was published in newspapers all over the world. But what if that photo wasn’t...

 

Could Maryland gig sway Brey from Notre Dame?

One of the premier jobs in college basketball is now open. The question is whether it will create an eventual opening at Notre Dame, too. Maryland confirmed Thursday that Gary Williams, its coach for the past 22 years, is retiring. Only a handful of...

 

AP Exclusive: Bosnian Serbs given ultimatum

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-Bosnian Serbs have been given a week to call off a referendum many fear will throw an already volatile country into further turmoil, Turkey's ambassador said Thursday. Vefahan Ocak told The Associated Press Thursday that...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Syria's army says it has begun withdrawing from a city at the heart of the country's uprising, but the regime expands its crackdown elsewhere by deploying soldiers and arresting hundreds ahead of a new wave of anti-government protests...

 

Men search shattered Libyan city for unburied dead

MISRATA, Libya-Flies flickered through flashlight beams and a foul odor filled the air as the men tromped down the stairs to a basement. Their rubber boots splashed in shin-deep putrid water as they scanned the darkness for the bodies they'd come to...

 

Ignatieff takes university job after stepping down

TORONTO-Michael Ignatieff, who stepped down as leader of Canada's Liberal Party after a crushing defeat, has taken a position at the University of Toronto. John Fraser, the master of Massey College at the Univesity of Toronto, said Thursday Ignatieff...

 

Ivory Coast court proclaims Ouattara president

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast-Ivory Coast's highest court publicly reversed course Thursday, proclaiming Alassane Ouattara president, bringing the country full circle five months after a disputed vote which nearly dragged the nation into civil war. The head of...

 

Red Cross holds back judgment on bin Laden death

GENEVA-The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is reserving judgment on Osama bin Laden's death until it receives more information about the circumstances of his killing. The group, which guards the Geneva Conventions on the rules of war,...

 

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