News archive from 6 July 2011

Stocks stall as Moody's cuts Portugal debt rating

NEW YORK - Stocks are closing lower after a warning about Portugal's debt revived worries about Europe's financial crisis. Major indexes were mixed for much of the day but dipped in afternoon trading after Moody's downgraded Portugal's debt. The...

Chron, 17:02 in Business
 

Senate Gives Up July 4 Recess to Vote on Symbolic Millionaires Resolution?

The Senate returned to Congress Tuesday after canceling its week-long July 4 recess to work on a deal to raise the debt limit, but so far on the schedule is a nonbinding resolution by Democrats expressing a sense of the Senate that households...

Fox News, 17:02 in Politics
 

As Budgets Are Trimmed, Time in Class Is Shortened

After several years of state and local budget cuts, thousands of school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs, cramming classes into four-day weeks or lopping days off the school year, even though virtually everyone involved...

 

Egyptian court acquits 3 Mubarak-era ministers

CAIRO - An Egyptian court acquitted three Hosni-Mubarak-era Cabinet ministers of corruption Tuesday, the first verdicts in favor of ousted regime figures since the president was forced from power in February. The verdicts followed days of rioting and...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Terror Suspect Interrogated on Navy Ship for Two Months Arrives in U.S.

A member of an al Qaeda-linked group was interrogated for two months by U.S. authorities on a Navy ship in the waters off the Horn of Africa, before being flown to the United States over the July 4th holiday to face prosecution in a civilian court,...

Fox News, 17:03 in Politics
 

Seven hurt in riot at Volusia juvenile facility

Two officers and five juveniles were injured Monday evening during a disturbance at the Volusia County Juvenile Detention Center near Daytona Beach. None of the injuries were serious. A disturbance broke out a little after 7 p.m.as an inmate was being...

 

Bruins get D Corvo from Carolina for 4th rounder

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins acquired defenseman Joe Corvo from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in next year's draft. Corvo scored 11 goals with 29 assists last year. In eight NHL seasons, Corvo has 79 goals and 179 assists....

 

NASCAR - Nationwide - Feed the Children 300 Preview

Date: Friday, July 8th Start Time: 7:30 p.m. (et) Site: Kentucky Speedway (2000) -- Sparta, Kentucky Track: 1.5-mile oval - 1,662 feet (Frontstretch); 1,600 feet (Backstretch) Laps: 200 Miles: 300 Capacity: 106,000 (Grandstand seating)...

 

Iowa Speedway sold to Clement family

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Featherlite Inc. founder Conrad Clement and his family have purchased the Iowa Speedway. Officials announced Tuesday that the family known for Featherlite aluminum trailers has purchased the holding company that owns the...

 

Essence Fest draws more than 422,000 attendees

NEW ORLEANS -- More than 422,000 people took part in the 2011 Essence Music Festival held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans. For three days, thousands gathered for nightly concerts inside the Louisiana Superdome and free daily empowerment...

 

Bruins get D Joe Corvo from Carolina for 4th rounder

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins [team stats] acquired defenseman Joe Corvo from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft. Corvo scored 11 goals with 29 assists last year. In eight NHL seasons, Corvo has 79 goals and...

 
Staten Island bungalow bungle: Users booted for park; land went to HBO

Staten Island bungalow bungle: Users booted for park; land went to HBO

For the first time in 100 years, a group of bungalows on Staten Island's Cedar Grove Beach sit vacant this summer. The city booted residents of the 42 bungalows last year to make way for an upgraded beach and park project - but the evicted residents...

 

Holiday fatal crashes down this year, MSP says

Fewer people were killed in traffic crashes over the holiday weekend than during the same time frame in 2010, according to the Michigan State Police. The agency says preliminary reports show four people were killed over the weekend, beginning Friday...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Syrian security forces and government loyalists shoot dead 11 people in the city of Hama as residents there erect roadblocks, burn tires and set up sand barriers to prevent the advance of tanks, according to a rights activist. ------...

 

Australian Cadel Evans takes fourth stage of Tour de France

Mur-de-Bretagne, France - Cadel Evans edged defending champion Alberto Contador in a photo finish Tuesday to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France, while Thor Hushovd kept the overall lead. The mostly flat 107-mile course from Lorient to...

 

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