News archive from 9 July 2012

Saudi officials arrest radical Shiite cleric

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say they have arrested a radical Shiite cleric following a gunfight and car chase in an area of increasing tensions between the government and the country's Shiite minority.The official Saudi Press Agency...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Boeing hopes for year of the Max at air show

MINNEAPOLIS - A big air show is all about bragging rights. It's where airplane makers announce large jet orders, dazzle customers with aerial displays and show off their latest technology. But a debt crisis in Europe could make the industry more...

 

Bahrain: Losses grow at government investment fund

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund says its annual loss grew to nearly $718 million last year, hurt in part by difficulties at the tiny Gulf nation's airline. The Mumtalakat fund said in an online statement dated Saturday that...

 

Saudi officials arrest radical Shiite cleric

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi authorities say they have arrested a radical Shiite cleric following a gunfight and car chase in an area of increasing tensions between the government and the country's Shiite minority. The official Saudi Press Agency says...

 
Pirates stay hot, beat Giants 13-2

Pirates stay hot, beat Giants 13-2

PITTSBURGH -- Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break in sole possession of first place following a 13-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The...

 

Donovan leads MLS All-Star First XI with 12th selection

Landon Donovan made Major League Soccer history on Sunday as he was named to his 12th consecutive All-Star Game. The Los Angeles Galaxy talisman has been voted into every MLS All-Star Game since entering the league as a teenager in 2001, passing...

 

Gates Foundation's birth-control initiative could fire up its critics

SEATTLE - When Bill and Melinda Gates were casting around for a cause in the 1990s, the topic that first snagged their interest was birth control. Expanding the use of contraceptives and inventing new ones seemed like a sure bet to help the world's...

 

Book: Israeli spies behind Iran assassinations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new book claims Israel's spy agency dispatched assassins into Iran, as part of a campaign to sabotage the country's disputed nuclear program.Israeli operatives have killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists, including...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Saudi officials arrest radical Shiite cleric

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi authorities say they have arrested a radical Shiite cleric following a gunfight and car chase in an area of increasing tensions between the government and the country's Shiite minority. The official Saudi Press Agency...

 

Rep. Barney Frank weds partner Jim Ready

NEWTON, Mass. - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has tied the knot with his longtime partner in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Frank spokesman Harry Gural says the 72-year-old congressman married 42-year-old Jim Ready in a Saturday...

 

Ryan Anderson will go to Hornets in a sign-and-trade deal for Gustavo Ayon

The Orlando Magic are in advanced talks with the New Orleans Hornets about a sign-and-trade deal that would send restricted free agent Ryan Anderson to New Orleans for 27-year-old center Gustavo Ayon, the Orlando Sentinel has learned from league...

 

Video shows killing of Afghan woman accused of adultery

KABUL, Afghanistan - Human-rights activists and Western officials expressed horror Sunday at a video showing a young Afghan woman who had been accused of adultery apparently being shot dead in front of a crowd of jeering men in a village only about an...

 
Libertarianism goes way beyond GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; the movement is experiencing a rebirth, and represents a bloc of swing voters this fall  

Libertarianism goes way beyond GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; the movement is experiencing a rebirth,...

LAS VEGAS — To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul. Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on...

 

Serena wins her 5th Wimbledon singles title

WIMBLEDON, England - It was a gentle drop shot that finally made Serena Williams raise her arms in almost-triumph Saturday in her Wimbledon championship match against Agnieszka Radwanska. Williams had dominated most of the tournament with her...

 
Rain bringing relief from heat wave to North Alabama

Rain bringing relief from heat wave to North Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Want some relief from the weather? Here it comes. Thunderstorms are bringing rain this afternoon, rain chances are 50 percent on Monday, 70 percent on Tuesday and 50 percent on Wednesday. More seasonal temperatures are in store,...

 

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