News archive from 9 August 2012

New app lets riders hail a NYC cab by smartphone

New app lets riders hail a NYC cab by smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) — Hailing a taxi on a New York street is going high-tech — with a smartphone application.Starting Wednesday, a passenger can send out a hailing signal to cabs with a matching app, within about a five-block area.Martin Heikel, co-founder...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

White House: Obama opposes Boy Scouts' ban on gays

NEW YORK - The White House says President Barack Obama, who is honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, opposes the youth organization's policy of excluding gays as members and adult leaders. The Boy Scouts say they respect Obama's opinion and...

 
Thieves in the night: 2 large Birmingham office buildings burglarized

Thieves in the night: 2 large Birmingham office buildings burglarized

Large office buildings at Birmingham's Colonnade and Perimeter Park complexes were burglarized overnight Aug. 7 and 8, 2012, but police declined to identify the buildings or the number of individual offices entered. (The Birmingham News...

 
Egypt fires intelligence chief over Sinai attack

Egypt fires intelligence chief over Sinai attack

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president fired his intelligence chief on Wednesday for failing to act on an Israeli warning of an imminent attack days before militants stormed a border post in the Sinai Peninsula and killed 16 soldiers.The dismissal, which...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Careful black bear raids Colorado chocolate shop

DENVER - A bear in a candy store is nothing like a bull in a china shop. At least not this one. A black bear went in and out of a Colorado candy store multiple times early one July morning, but he used the front door and didn't break a thing. The bear...

 

May-Treanor, Walsh win beach volleyball gold

LONDON -- Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy on Wednesday night in an all-American final. The Athens, Beijing and now London gold...

 
Allyson Felix of US wins Olympic 200 meters gold

Allyson Felix of US wins Olympic 200 meters gold

LONDON -- Allyson Felix of the U.S. finally got her Olympic gold in the 200 meters Wednesday night, overtaking two-time 100 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica down the stretch to win in 21.88 seconds. Felix, a silver medalist in the 200 in...

 
Pete Dye design at Ocean Course gives Tiger Woods and PGA Championship field something extra to think about 

Pete Dye design at Ocean Course gives Tiger Woods and PGA Championship field something extra to think about 

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The PGA Championship comes last in golf's majors, not only on the calendar but often on the interest scale. This year, however, the PGA's three brothers have nothing on it. Sub plots ooze this week, from the vigil watch for Tiger...

Daily News, 17:02 in Sport
 
May-Treanor, Walsh win Olympic beach v'ball gold

May-Treanor, Walsh win Olympic beach v'ball gold

LONDON (AP) — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy on Wednesday night in an all-American final.The Athens, Beijing and now London gold...

Chron, 17:02 in Sport
 

Officials scale back search for Michigan hiker in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park officials are trying to solve the mystery of what happened to 19-year-old hiker Jakson Kreiser, of Hudsonville, Mich., who disappeared 11 days ago. “Each situation is different, but we hope we can find Jakson and give some...

 

DAs want Penn State fines to fund PA child centers

PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors in Pennsylvania hope to steer some of the $60 million in fines Penn State must pay the NCAA to children's advocacy centers across the state. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says the group is not asking for a...

 

Corn, soybeans keep climbing ahead of USDA report

Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans are closing higher as a devastating drought continues to crimp supply.Corn for December delivery is up 16 cents, or 2 percent, to $8.165 per bushel. November soybeans are up 15.5 cents, or 1 percent, to $15.812 per...

Chron, 17:04 in Business
 

Police seek more evidence in NYC Etan Patz case

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have once again searched the site of a former grocery store for evidence in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy.NYPD spokesman Paul Browne confirmed investigators returned Wednesday to where an alleged...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Aries Merritt, Jason Richardson go 1-2 in 110-meter hurdles

LONDON -- Aries Merritt dominated the 110-meter hurdles most of the season, and he again demonstrated his superiority Wednesday by winning the Olympic final. Merritt, of Marietta, Ga., was timed in a world-leading and personal-best 12.92 seconds as he...

 
Mary Kennedy pleaded with her husband RFK Jr. for help a day before she hanged herself in a barn 

Mary Kennedy pleaded with her husband RFK Jr. for help a day before she hanged herself in a barn 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apparently blew off his suicidal wife Mary Richardson Kennedy when she pleaded with him to “take care of her” just one day before she hanged herself. RFK Jr. told his wife’s Bedford caretaker that he could not do more to save his...

 

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