News archive from 10 May 2011

Urban Twisters

Urban Twisters

Q. If big tornadoes hit Manhattan, would the skyscrapers break up the winds, or would some of them be destroyed? RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » A. Neither would be likely, according to experts at the National Oceanic and...


Groupon, Live Nation form online-ticket deal site

NEW YORK-Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and online deal site Groupon are forming a venture to develop an online ticketing deal website called GrouponLive. Financial terms were not disclosed. The site is expected to go live ahead of...

Berlusconi in Milan court for his corruption trial

Berlusconi in Milan court for his corruption trial

MILAN-Premier Silvio Berlusconi once again accused magistrates of mounting a politically motivated campaign against him as he appeared in court Monday on charges that he bribed a witness to lie in a trial. Berlusconi's hearing in a corruption case...


Bair to leave FDIC in July, ending 5-year term

WASHINGTON-Sheila Bair is stepping down as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. this summer, ending a five-year term in which she helped craft the government's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Bair will leave her post as one of the...

Ramona Singer says Bethenny Frankel is exaggerating $120 million payday for her SkinnyGirl Margarita

Ramona Singer says Bethenny Frankel is exaggerating $120 million payday for her SkinnyGirl Margarita

Is Bethenny Frankel inflating her worth? Last month, the reality star revealed that being on "The Real Housewives of New York" for three seasons helped her build her SkinnyGirl brand to the tune of $120 million. But Housewife and onetime...


Notre Dame's Scott on draft: "A risk I'm willing to take"

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In discussing the decision to remain at Notre Dame or bypass his final year of eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft pool, Carleton Scott faced the toughest question from the head coach he ultimately left behind. Asked Irish...


Election Expected to Keep Turning on Economy Despite Bin Laden Killing

If the election were held tomorrow, the national euphoria from the death of Usama bin Laden might make President Obama a lock.

Fox News, 17:02 in Politics

Appeals Court Ready to Consider Challenge to Obama Health Law

A couple dozen legal challenges to the controversial law are pending across the country but the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., will be the first appellate court to hear arguments in a pair of cases. Depending on how quickly the...

Fox News, 17:03 in Politics

2nd Serial Killer Suspected in Long Island Attacks

Since April, law enforcement authorities have been trying to determine if four new bodies discovered in the thick, beachfront brush on Long Island were the work of a serial killer already suspected in killing four prostitutes, whose remains were found...

Boehner: Trillions, not billions in budget cuts needed

Boehner: Trillions, not billions in budget cuts needed

House Speaker John A. Boehner is expected to insist Monday night in a speech before the Economic Club of New York that any agreement to increase in the nation's debt limit be accompanied by a greater level of spending cuts and no tax hikes. According...


Northwestern cancels Human Sexuality class

Northwestern University will not offer a controversial Human Sexuality class next academic year that included a live demonstration with a sex toy earlier this year. Psychology professor J. Michael Bailey will not teach his popular class next year and...


Costa Rican firm challenges Alcatel deal with US

MIAMI - A Costa Rican telecommunications company is challenging an agreement between French company Alcatel-Lucent SA and the U.S. government to settle bribery charges. The deal announced last year calls for Paris-based Alcatel to pay a combined $137...

Fox News, 17:06 in Crime

DA: At Least 2 Killers Responsible for Bodies Found Along New York Beach

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Human remains that have been found along a New York beach highway -- including the head of a prostitute whose torso was dumped 40 miles away in 2003 -- are the work of at least two killers, a prosecutor said Monday. The head and...

Fox News, 17:06 in Crime

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Monday, compared with late Friday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 80.39 80.58 Euro $1.4336 $1.4337 Pound $1.6386 $1.6370 Swiss franc 0.8726 0.8787 Canadian dollar 0.9644 0.9692 Mexican peso...


Ex-DePaul coach Wainwright to assist at Fresno State

The Wilmington (N.C.) Star News reports: Former DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright is joining Fresno State to serve as a full-time assistant to Rodney Terry, his former assistant at North Carolina-Wilmington and Richmond. “There’s no way I could pay him...


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