News archive from 11 May 2011

President Obama pushes Dream Act, immigration reform to keep world's 'best and brightest' in America

President Obama pushes Dream Act, immigration reform to keep world's 'best and brightest' in America

President Obama, speaking Tuesday in the border city of El Paso, urged passage of the Dream Act as part of his plan for national immigration reform. "We should make it easier for the best and the brightest to not only study here, but also to...

 
Humbled Iranian president faces tough final years

Humbled Iranian president faces tough final years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Weeks of political storms in Iran came down to this moment. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could choose to deepen his dispute with the country's top ruler. Or here was a chance to make amends and lift Iran out of an ugly power...

 

Tunisia finds 58 bodies on its beaches

PARIS-Tunisia's government says that 58 bodies were discovered in April on the country's Mediterranean beaches, likely migrants headed to Europe in small boats that sank. The official TAP news agency quoted an Interior Ministry statement Tuesday as...

 

Rod Stewart embarks on two-year Las Vegas residency

British rocker Rod Stewart has signed a two year Las Vegas residency deal which will see him return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning August 24, promoters said on Tuesday. Tickets for the first 18 concerts, titled "Rod Stewart: The...

 

Iraq blasts target police, government officials

BAGHDAD-A roadside bomb targeting a security patrol Tuesday night killed a policeman and wounded another officer and a passer-by in Saddam Hussein's hometown, officials said, in the latest strike against Iraqi forces as U.S. troops prepare to leave....

 

EMI to release unheard music by Pink Floyd

London- EMI will release unheard songs by Pink Floyd starting from September, the English rockers' record label said on Tuesday. The tracks will be unearthed from archives as part of a multi-month schedule of releases, which will include collectors'...

 

Goldman says regulators may bring fraud charges

WASHINGTON - Goldman Sachs & Co. says one of its units is being investigated by federal regulators over whether it improperly used investment accounts to make trades and could face civil fraud charges. Goldman says the staff of the Commodity...

Fox News, 17:07 in Crime
 

Summary Box: Stocks rise after Microsoft announces biggest deal in its history

BIG DEAL: Microsoft said that will buy Internet telephone service Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, the largest deal in the company’s 36-year history. ALL SHOOK UP: CKx Inc., which owns the rights to the names and images of Muhammad Ali and Elvis...

 

Is Jenny Craig the Best Weight-Loss Plan?

So if you need to lose a few pounds before you put on that bikini or pair of board shorts, the latest edition of Consumer Reports has the skinny on the top seven diets. They included Weight Watchers, The Zone, Slim Fast, and Atkins to name a few....

Fox News, 17:08 in Health
 

Chief of Medical Device Maker Quits

Boston Scientific’s chief executive, J. Raymond Elliott, announced on Tuesday that he would step down at the end of 2011 after less than two years in the position, a move that shocked investors and sent the company’s shares sliding. Add to Portfolio...

 
A 'no-ride' list to boost security on Amtrak trains?

A 'no-ride' list to boost security on Amtrak trains?

A call for a "no-ride" list to tighten security on Amtrak passenger trains, floated this week by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York), has drawn cautious responses from Amtrak and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Schumer on Monday...

 

Crossroads group launches new ad campaign

The race to fill a vacant House seat in New York’s 26th congressional district heated up Tuesday as American Crossroads, the conservative group co-founded by Karl Rove, announced plans to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising in the...

 
In a Changing Antarctica, Some Penguins Thrive as Others Suffer

In a Changing Antarctica, Some Penguins Thrive as Others Suffer

ROSS ISLAND, Antarctica - Cape Royds, home to the southernmost colony of penguins in the world, is a rocky promontory overlaid with dirty ice and the stench of pinkish guano. Beyond the croaking din of chicks pestering parents for regurgitated krill...

 

Justin Bieber Denies That He's a 'Brat': Who's the Brattiest Star?

Look out, Marg Helgenberger. Justin Bieber does not take too kindly to being called a brat. The 17-year-old pop star fired back at the "CSI" actress after she reportedly said he was "kind of a brat" during his appearances on the...

 

France Clears Soccer Coach of Racial Discrimination

Inquiries into allegations of racism at the heart of French soccer have found no evidence that laws were broken or of discrimination by the national coach, investigators said Tuesday. The Times's soccer blog has the world's game covered from all...

 

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