News archive from 8 June 2012

In northern Syria, rebels now control many towns and villages

QALAAT AL-MUDIQ, Syria - It's been two months since anyone has seen a police officer in this central Syrian city. Though the Syrian military occupies an ancient citadel overlooking Qalaat al-Mudiq, it's reached a truce with the Free Syrian Army...

 
Market watch: Real estate outlook for NYC 

Market watch: Real estate outlook for NYC 

New York is the most resilient real estate market in the world. The reason is simple: Everyone wants be here. A pro-development mayor and administration doesn't hurt. Neither do 1,000 of the most hungry real estate agents in the industry working hard...

 

Just like old times for Johnny Gill and New Edition

It'll be 30 years in November since Boston-based New Edition recorded its debut single, "Candy Girl," igniting NE's own multimultiplatinum career and that of the countless boy bands that followed. These days, New Edition is best known as the...

 

Prosecutor: Ala. man charged in twins' slayings

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor in Alabama says murder charges are being filed against a man being sought in the killings of 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old baby sitter.Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said Thursday that...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Police may ID cause of fire that killed NY family

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — More than a month after a house fire killed a suburban New York police captain and most of his family, officials are expected to announce what caused the blaze.The police chief in Carmel says he'll report late Thursday on the...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Salazar seeks to broker Eisenhower Memorial deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of President Barack Obama's cabinet is taking a direct interest in helping to resolve a dispute over the design of a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, likely delaying the project beyond the summer.Interior...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Obama¿s Bain bashing brings benefits, poll shows

The Obama campaign's jabs at Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, which have been widely panned up and down the Acela Corridor, could work quite well in Ohio, judging by the latest survey from the bipartisan Purple Poll.Across the 12 battleground...

 
Patriots cut ties with Ochocinco

Patriots cut ties with Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco's inglorious tenure with the Patriots is over. "Thoroughly enjoyed the oppurtunity to play for the "Patriot" organization… fans were … wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best…" Ochoicinco tweeted Thursday. Earlier...

 

Mexico pollsters: PRI's Pena Nieto coasting to victory in issueless race

MEXICO CITY Gangsters have regions of Mexico in their grip and joblessness corrodes the social fabric. But curiously, such pressing issues do not dominate the final lap before Mexicans elect a new president July 1. “It is an election less...

 

Dodgers make some history with four-game sweep of Phillies, 8-3

The Phillies had owned the Dodgers, practically sneered at them. Twice since 2008 they beat them in five games in the National League Championship Series. Citizens Bank Park served bad memories of Jonathan Broxton melting and Cole Hamels dominating....

 
Penguins come to the rescue again in ‘Madagascar 3'

Penguins come to the rescue again in ‘Madagascar 3'

“Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” is a riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags – and those professionally pesky penguins. And for adults, there's the charming spectacle of Oscar...

 
saturday

saturday

Music Lady Antebellum 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $41.95-$61. 800-745-3000. The Nashville trio will perform chart-topping hits including “Need You Now” and “Just a Kiss” during...

 

State to Detroit: Drop consent suit or lose funds

Detroit- The state today warned Detroit that it will withhold state revenue-sharing payments to the city unless a lawsuit challenging the consent agreement is dropped.The money would instead be diverted to repay $80 million in interim bond financing...

 

friday

Theater Charlotte Squawks' ‘8 Misbehavin' 8 p.m. (also Saturday and various performances through June 30). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$34.50. www.carolinatix.org. Creators Mike Collins and Brian Kahn return for...

 

Weisz stands out as woman in lust

The most dangerous and addictive aspect of lust is its revelatory quality, the way it makes the whole of life that went before it feel like a wasteland of sleepwalking and tepid emotion. In “The Deep Blue Sea,” Rachel Weisz...

 

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