News archive from 8 April 2012

Flights grounded at Yemen airport

SANAA, Yemen - Flights from Sanaa International Airport were grounded Saturday, in the wake of fears that forces loyal to recently sacked air force head, General Mohamed Saleh al-Ahmar, half-brother of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, would...

 

Alcohol cited in fatal Phoenix motorcycle collision

A 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an SUV early Saturday in Phoenix and police believe alcohol impairment may have been a factor. Around 2 a.m., Eric Blackwell was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Buckeye Road...

 

$3K reward in 4 Valley drugstore robberies

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information about armed robberies at multiple pharmacies in metro Phoenix. Phoenix police say the same man has committed four armed robberies in the last month at Walgreens and CVSs in Goodyear and Phoenix. In all...

 

Flights grounded at Yemen airport

SANAA, Yemen - Flights from Sanaa International Airport were grounded Saturday, in the wake of fears that forces loyal to recently sacked air force head, General Mohamed Saleh al-Ahmar, half-brother of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, would...

 

Mercilus goes on road for NFL draft

Illinois' Whitney Mercilus is one of the highest-rated defensive end prospects in this year's NFL draft. The first-team All-American and first-team Big Ten performer is chronicling his experience leading up to the draft April 26 for the Tribune. I am...

 
Nationals rally again, beat Cubs 7-4

Nationals rally again, beat Cubs 7-4

CHICAGO -- Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday. LaRoche drove a...

 
Blue Jays topple Indians 7-4 in 12 innings

Blue Jays topple Indians 7-4 in 12 innings

CLEVELAND -- Rajai Davis hit a two-run double in the 12th inning, Toronto rallied for the second straight game against Cleveland's bullpen and the Blue Jays beat the Indians in extra innings again, 7-4 on Saturday. Davis' hit off Tony Sipp (0-1) gave...

 

Mercilus goes on road for NFL draft

Illinois' Whitney Mercilus is one of the highest-rated defensive end prospects in this year's NFL draft. The first-team All-American and first-team Big Ten performer is chronicling his experience leading up to the draft April 26 for the Tribune. I am...

 

Bears expect offensive line improvement from within

Jay Cutler chuckled when he was asked if he expects the pass protection to improve with Mike Tice now directing the Bears' offense. "Hope so," the quarterback said when he was finished laughing. "It's going to. It will. We're headed in...

 

Flights grounded at Yemen airport

SANAA, Yemen -- Flights from Sanaa International Airport were grounded Saturday, in the wake of fears that forces loyal to recently sacked air force head, General Mohamed Saleh al-Ahmar, half-brother of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh,...

 

NY Catholic quits board over cardinal's gay stance

NEW YORK (AP) — A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church charity board member who says he's "had enough" of the cardinal's...

Chron, 17:14 in World News
 
Navy jet crash a 'Good Friday miracle' — but how?

Navy jet crash a 'Good Friday miracle' — but how?

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 12-ton Navy jet loaded with tons of diesel fuel crashes in a spectacular fireball into a big apartment complex, scattering plane parts and wiping out some 40 units. How is it that everyone survived?The mayor of Virginia...

Chron, 17:14 in World News
 

Avalanche buries garrison of Pakistani troops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An avalanche Saturday buried alive a garrison of at least 100 Pakistani troops stationed on a glacier high in the Himalayas that has been fought over with India for 30 years. The avalanche smothered the garrison headquarters,...

 

Flights grounded at Yemen airport

SANAA, Yemen Flights from Sanaa International Airport were grounded Saturday, in the wake of fears that forces loyal to recently sacked air force head, General Mohamed Saleh al-Ahmar, half-brother of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, would...

 

Vanessa Williams reveals childhood molestation

Actress-singer-beauty queen Vanessa Williams has a shocking revelation for her fans: She was abused by a female family friend when she was just 10 years old. The "Desperate Housewives" star describes the incident in her upcoming memoir...

AZCentral, 17:17 in Showbiz
 

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