News archive from 9 June 2012

Planning an Amazon vacation

It's easier than you think, and you should be able to do it for about $3,000, including a flight from the U.S. and staying at a good ecolodge. You need to be moderately physically fit and be able to climb stairs and walk well on uneven surfaces and...

 

The Frugal Traveler: Simple ways to save on summer travel

Afraid that recent price increases in critical budget areas will cramp your warm-weather travel style? Relax. With these simple saving strategies, your summer fun is in the bag. Weekends: If taking a few weeks off isn't in your work schedule, cheer...

 

Ex-Goldman board member likely to testify at trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs board member is planning to testify on his own behalf at his New York insider trading trial.The judge and lawyers made the disclosure Friday outside the jury's presence. They said it was highly likely that Rajat...

Chron, 17:00 in World News
 

Crostini, or 'little toasts,' make pretty appetizers

Crostini is Italian for “little toasts.” Unlike their close cousin bruschetta, these are usually small, thin pieces of seasoned, toasted bread with various toppings. They are thought to have originated in medieval times when peasants ate their meals...

 
NY Giants hope White House visit isn’t their last as Big Blue honored by President Obama for Super Bowl XLVI title 

NY Giants hope White House visit isn’t their last as Big Blue honored by President Obama for Super Bowl...

The second trip to the White House in five years for the Giants was what Tom Coughlin called "The highest honor many of us will ever achieve." The only thing better would be to come back again next year. "A few short years ago I said I...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 
Euro 2012: Russia shows Euro credentials with 4-1 romp over Czech Republic, grabs sole possession of 1st place in Group A 

Euro 2012: Russia shows Euro credentials with 4-1 romp over Czech Republic, grabs sole possession of 1st...

WROCLAW, Poland - Alan Dzagoev scored a goal in each half in Russia’s masterful display of attacking soccer to beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in their European Championship Group A opener Friday. Dzagoev and Roman Shirokov gave Russia a 2-0 halftime lead...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Mesa police: Man locked up girlfriend after beating her

A Mesa man was accused of locking his girlfriend inside a mobile home Tuesday night after beating her and threatening to kill her, Mesa police said. Eric Rogers, 49, was in his mobile home near Main Street and Alma School Road when he became angry...

 

Making the right mentor match

Personal chef Lisa Franklin and retired business executive Sandra Meyer come from very different careers. But they still find plenty of common ground in their mentoring relationship. Franklin, who is 41, juggles culinary and business studies at...

 

Mind and body rest tied to concussion healing: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people who have suffered a concussion, taking a week off from nearly all mental and physical activity -- including television, talking on the phone and visiting with friends -- was linked with improved mental...

 

Triple Crown near-misses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There have been 19 horses that have failed to win the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, after winning the first two legs, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Here is a brief look at their near-misses....

 

Belmont workers end dispute ahead of Triple Crown race

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Workers at New York's Belmont Park have unofficially settled their labor dispute with the state racing association ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes, which could produce horse racing's first Triple Crown in more than 30 years....

 

Oakland Athletics (26-32) at Arizona Diamondbacks (27-30), 9:40 p.m. (ET)

Daniel Hudson has looked good in two games for the Diamondbacks since returning from injury. The right-hander takes aim at a second straight win tonight when Arizona begins a three-game series versus the Oakland Athletics. Hudson won 16 games and...

 
Dental records show burned bodies are missing kids

Dental records show burned bodies are missing kids

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Dental records have confirmed the identities of three suburban Phoenix children whose burned bodies were found inside an SUV in the desert in a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.The confirmation came a day after the bodies of...

Chron, 17:08 in World News
 
Obama pays tribute to New York Giants

Obama pays tribute to New York Giants

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is honoring the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, crediting them as a team that didn't quit despite obstacles. It was the second title in four years for Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants....

 

US wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers

NEW YORK -- First responders and residents who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment for the disease and potentially hefty...

 

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