News archive from 10 May 2012

Thumbnail sketches of jurors in Clemens retrial

Thumbnail sketches of the nine female and three male jurors who will decide whether pitcher Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, following Wednesday's dismissal of a juror for repeatedly falling asleep...

 

GM files to trademark 'Riviera' name

Washington- General Motors Co. confirmed Wednesday it filed a trademark application for the Riviera name - used by Buick for nearly four decades.GM sold the full-size Riviera from 1963 until 1999, producing more than 1.1 million vehicles. Starting in...

 
Romney stands by his opposition to gay marriage

Romney stands by his opposition to gay marriage

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mitt Romney says he believes marriage should be restricted to one man and one woman and that he's held that view "since running for office." Romney on Wednesday called same sex-marriage "a very tender and sensitive...

 
Free Hangout Festival 15 Track Sampler Download & Stream

Free Hangout Festival 15 Track Sampler Download & Stream

Great tip from Bham News contributor -- Jeremy Burgess ‏ @BurgessBhamNews For anyone headed to the #HangoutFest: The folks at @PasteMagazine just put together a solid 15-song festival sampler:...

 

Wrecked Brazilian ship leaking oil in Antartica

SANTIAGO, Chile A wrecked Brazilian ship is trapped in ice and spilling fuel in Antarctica, with no hopes of containing the damage until the long South Pole winter eases next October. The "Endless Sea" capsized and sank in 12 meters (39...

 

News Corp 3Q beats Street despite probe costs

LOS ANGELES-Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the global media conglomerate under fire for phone hacking and alleged bribery in Britain, posted a 47 percent increase in third-quarter net income thanks to strong performances at its pay TV networks and its...

 

Cisco's 3Q earnings rise 20 pct to top Street view

SAN FRANCISCO-Cisco Systems Inc.'s quarterly earnings surged 20 percent in the latest sign that a recently completed overhaul is paying off for the world's largest maker of computer-networking equipment. The results released Wednesday also may help...

 

Homestead stadium disputes headed to court

It started with outstanding insurance premiums and over-billed utilities, escalated with allegations of kids living in locker rooms, and now, the tussle between the city of Homestead and the tenant of its baseball stadium has come down this:...

 

Excruciating details emerge on Jewish ghettos

NEW YORK -- Even after decades of Holocaust writings, excruciating details are only now emerging about more than 1,100 German-run ghettos in Eastern Europe where Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Jews. The latest volume of the "Encyclopedia...

 
Queens mom putting heart into getting bill passed 

Queens mom putting heart into getting bill passed 

A Queens mom putting the pressure on Albany to pass a bill that is close to her heart. Elmhurst resident Melinda Murray, whose son Dominic died in 2009 of sudden cardiac arrest, went upstate last week during state Lobby Day to fight for the “CPR in...

 

Analysis: Obama gambles with gay marriage move

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's embrace of gay marriage is a political gamble that seeks to fire up young and liberal voters at the possible expense of alienating undecided voters in swing states such as North Carolina and Florida. Some...

 
Committee unveils legislative redistricting plans

Committee unveils legislative redistricting plans

The Alabama State House (The Birmingham News / Frank Couch).MONTGOMERY -- Jefferson County would lose one district in the state House to Madison County, but Shelby County would gain a district at the expense of Montgomery County, under a redistricting...

 

Analysis: Obama gambles with gay marriage move

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's embrace of gay marriage is a political gamble that seeks to fire up young and liberal voters at the possible expense of alienating undecided voters in swing states such as North Carolina and Florida.Some...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 

US stocks fall as Europe doubts bubble to surface

NEW YORK Fear of European debt is once again playing havoc with Wall Street. Stocks pitched down Wednesday in the United States as borrowing rates climbed for Spain and Italy, a sign that investors are losing confidence in those countries' finances....

 
Romney stands by his opposition to gay marriage

Romney stands by his opposition to gay marriage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney says he believes marriage should be restricted to one man and one woman and that he's held that view "since running for office."Romney on Wednesday called same sex-marriage "a very tender and sensitive...

Chron, 17:05 in Politics
 

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