News archive from 9 April 2012

Afghan forces to lead special operations under agreement with U.S.

KABUL, Afghanistan - All special military operations in Afghanistan - including night raids - will be led by Afghan security forces under a deal signed Sunday between the United States and Afghanistan. The agreement marks what Gen. John R. Allen,...

 

Afghan forces to lead special operations under agreement with U.S.

KABUL, Afghanistan - All special military operations in Afghanistan - including night raids - will be led by Afghan security forces under a deal signed Sunday between the United States and Afghanistan. The agreement marks what Gen. John R. Allen,...

 

Trayvon Martin killing boosts Easter voter-registration drive

ORLANDO, Fla. - On Palm Sunday, LaVon Bracy stood before the congregation of New Covenant Baptist Church in Orlando and announced plans to participate in an effort by 50,000 black congregations nationwide to register 1 million voters on Easter...

 
Tulsa police: Shooting victims chosen at random

Tulsa police: Shooting victims chosen at random

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say there was no connection between the suspects and victims in a series of shootings that terrorized the city's black community.Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Sunday the victims "appeared to be totally...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 
Yemen's main airport reopens day after attack

Yemen's main airport reopens day after attack

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's main airport reopened on Sunday, a day after gunmen loyal to the nation's ousted president seized the facility in the capital Sanaa in a brazen challenge to the new government's authority, officials said.Supporters of...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Budget panel to unveil Mass. spending plan

BOSTON-The state budget process takes a major step forward this week when the House Ways and Means Committee takes the wraps off its version of the spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Gov. Deval Patrick proposed a $32.3 billion...

 

Trayvon Martin event brings out more than 100 bikers in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More than 100 motorcycle riders are participating in a ride that has begun in Birmingham to honor Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen shot and killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The ride started shortly after 3 p.m. from W.C. Patton...

 
Tampa Bay Rays complete sweep of Yankees, Phil Hughes can’t get out of fifth inning in 3-0 defeat 

Tampa Bay Rays complete sweep of Yankees, Phil Hughes can’t get out of fifth inning in 3-0 defeat 

RAYS 3, YANKEES 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This tilt-a-whirl New York baseball season took another turn Sunday afternoon when the Yankees lost yet again only a little while after the Mets had kept their perfect season intact. Rays' starter Jeremy...

Daily News, 17:08 in Sport
 
Furniture company's revival has global message

Furniture company's revival has global message

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- When Bruce Cochrane's family furniture company became an empty factory, he wouldn't drive by the building, even though it was just a short ride from home. There were just too many memories of what was - and what he was sure would...

 
Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

WASHINGTON -- Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable. He was failing in his neighborhood public...

 

Israel bars German author for poem critical of its nuclear arsenal

JERUSALEM Israel's interior minister Sunday barred German author Gunter Grass from entering the country, in response to a new poem in which the Nobel laureate called Israel's undeclared nuclear arsenal a threat to world peace. The case was the latest...

 

Israel bars German author for poem critical of its nuclear arsenal

JERUSALEM - Israel's interior minister Sunday barred German author Gunter Grass from entering the country, in response to a new poem in which the Nobel laureate called Israel's undeclared nuclear arsenal a threat to world peace. The case was the...

 
Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' star interviewer, dies

Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' star interviewer, dies

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most...

 

'Hunger Games' scores Easter feast with $33.5M

LOS ANGELES-Film fans are still forking over for "The Hunger Games," which took in $33.5 million to lead the box office for a third-straight weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" raised its...

 

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