News archive from 6 June 2011

2 explosions kill 24 people in Pakistan

Reporting from Peshawar and Islamabad, Pakistan- A powerful suicide bomb ripped through a packed bakery in the Pakistani military town of Nowshera late Sunday, killing at least 18 people. The attack came just hours after an explosion in nearby...

 
Lung cancer drug crizotinib sharply increases survival in patients with a specific gene mutation

Lung cancer drug crizotinib sharply increases survival in patients with a specific gene mutation

An experimental drug called crizotinib sharply increases survival in lung cancer patients with a specific genetic mutation, researchers said Sunday. Although only about 4% of lung cancer patients carry the mutation, that still amounts to about 50,000...

 

Yemenis cheer Saleh's departure, but it could be temporary

SANAA, Yemen Jubilant crowds on Sunday celebrated the news that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh had arrived in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after a Friday attack on his presidential compound. While Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansur...

 

Titans planning unofficial minicamp during lockout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Titans [team stats] players are hoping for a big turnout for an upcoming unofficial minicamp in Nashville as the NFL lockout drags into the summer. Linebacker Gerald McRath told The Tennessean he’s hoping 40-plus players...

 

Wade throws 7 shutout innings as Arizona eliminates Seton Hall 6-0

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Konner Wade threw seven shutout innings to lead Arizona to a 6-0 victory in an elimination game Sunday in the College Station Regional. Cole Frenzel led the Wildcats (38-20) with three RBIs, while Bryce Ortega had with...

 

Gators rout Alabama 16-2 to set up rematch for trip to Women's College World Series finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Brittany Schutte hit a grand slam, Cheyenne Coyle homered and drove in four runs and Florida beat Alabama 16-2 on Sunday to avoid elimiation at the Women's College World Series. The Gators put a halt to the Tide's 30 1-3 inning...

 
Brad Keselowski wins Sprint Cup race in Kansas

Brad Keselowski wins Sprint Cup race in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was charging again, hoping that this time he’d be on top of a frantic late fuel-mileage battle. Leader Brad Keselowski stretched his fuel perfectly, dashing Earnhardt’s hopes of snapping his 106-race winless...

 

U.S. women top Mexico 1-0 in final tuneup for World Cup

HARRISON, N.J. -- Lauren Cheney scored in stoppage time to give the U.S. women's team a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Sunday in a final tuneup before the women's World Cup. The Americans dominated the match through 90 minutes, but were unable to score...

 

Does being a father mean funding daughter's business, too?

Dilemma: My daughter graduated from college with a marketing degree and got a job at a small ad agency. After 8 months, her boss unexpectedly fired her. I didn't get the story why. All she told me was that he was a jerk and was jealous because his...

 
Volcano billows giant plume for 2nd day in Chile

Volcano billows giant plume for 2nd day in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted for a second day Sunday, spewing a plume of gas, smoke and ash six miles (10 kilometers) high and three miles (five kilometers) wide. Flights in the region were canceled and more...

 

Albertina Sisulu, Who Helped Lead Apartheid Fight, Dies at 92

JOHANNESBURG - Albertina Sisulu, considered by many to be the mother of South Africa’s liberation struggle, a woman who was hounded and jailed by the apartheid government but who lived to see her children assume leadership roles in a democratic...

 

Conservative leader close to 3rd term in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's conservative coalition government was on the verge of victory in Sunday's early general elections, according to preliminary results. Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was in line to be re-elected for a third term. Final...

Chron, 17:34 in World News
 

Ex-New Mexico Gov. Richardson Tied to New Pay-to-Play Allegations

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The whiff of scandal cost Democrat Bill Richardson a job in President Barack Obama's administration, but the former New Mexico governor's reputation and political legacy are threatened again because of federal and state...

Fox News, 17:34 in Politics
 

Treasury Auctions Set for This Week

The Treasury’s schedule of financing this week includes Monday’s regular weekly auction of new three- and six-month bills and an auction of four-week bills on Tuesday. Add to Portfolio Bank of America Corporation Citigroup Inc Goldman Sachs Group Inc...

 

Peru chooses between two flawed presidential candidates

Reporting from Lima, Peru- Divided and tense, Peruvians voted for president Sunday in a neck-and-neck election between two controversial candidates, either of whom will be forced to lead a weak, troubled government. The runoff pits Keiko Fujimori, the...

 

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