News archive from 11 June 2011

Russell Crowe Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Tweets About Circumcision

San Francisco's anti-circumcising lobby seems to have a friend in Russell Crowe. The Oscar-winning actor lashed out at the practice of male circumcision in a series of comments on his Twitter account on Thursday. In them, he scoffed at the argument...

 

Sarah Palin documentary to be released July 15

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated" will be released at AMC Theaters starting July 15. The film, directed by Stephen K. Bannon and independently financed by Victory Film Group and its partners,...

 

Va. jury convicts Spring exec in $100M fraud scam

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal jury in Virginia has convicted a Texas businessman of 15 counts in a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme. The Richmond jury deliberated less than three hours Friday before finding Adley Abdulwahab, of Spring, guilty...

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US congressman wants Iraq to repay US for war cost

BAGHDAD A U.S. congressman visiting Baghdad Friday suggested that Iraq pay back the United States for the money it has spent in the eight years since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. House lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher spoke during a one-day visit by a...

 

Kelvin Sampson, Mike Woodson front-runners to be next Pistons coach

Auburn Hills -Although others will be interviewed and considered, Mike Woodson and Kelvin Sampson are the front-runners to become the next Detroit Pistons coach. It was learned Thursday that Pistons president Joe Dumars had received permission to...

 
Sarah Palin emails: Alaska House speaker's comments on ethics reform drew Palin's ire

Sarah Palin emails: Alaska House speaker's comments on ethics reform drew Palin's ire

In the summer of 2007, Sarah Palin had scored a bipartisan victory when the Alaska legislature approved her ethics reform package. By December, she was proposing a three-year plan for education funding and was astonished when the Alaska Speaker of the...

 
Gates Warns NATO It Risks Growing ‘Irrelevance’

Gates Warns NATO It Risks Growing ‘Irrelevance’

BRUSSELS - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sharply criticized NATO nations on Friday for what he said were shortages in military spending and political will, warning of “a dim if not dismal future” and “irrelevance” for the alliance unless more...

 

Bonds finish another strong week as stocks swoon

NEW YORK -- Treasurys are closing out another strong week as stock prices slumped and more concerns emerged about Greece's debt crisis. Investors bid up Treasury prices again Friday, sending yields slightly lower, as U.S. stocks posted their sixth-...

 
Picking their next role: Joe College or hot young star?

Picking their next role: Joe College or hot young star?

Two years ago, Emma Watson was facing a quandary many young adults encounter: Is college worth it? For most 18-year-olds, a university degree is an expensive but necessary investment leading to personal growth and a well-paying job. But for Watson,...

 

Q&A: Jellyfish stings and what you can do about them

A summer day at the beach isn't without its hazards, as nearly 2,000 beachgoers recently discovered. A massive "bloom" of jellyfish off Cocoa Beach stung swimmers, sending some with severe allergic reactions to the hospital. The culprits,...

 

Names of women prisoners in $100M rape settlement to stay private, judge says

ANN ARBOR — Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Timothy Connors today refused to release the names of more than 800 women prisoners who shared in a $100 million settlement of a lawsuit that charged they were victims of sexual attacks or harrassment by...

 
Power coming back on in downtown Detroit

Power coming back on in downtown Detroit

The City of Detroit restored power this afternoon to universities, courthouses, municipal buildings and traffic lights that were affected by a 24-hour blackout, officials said at 3:30 today. Detroit Chief Operating Officer Chris Brown said crews...

 

Michigan biotech institute awarded $4.3 million

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Department awarded $4.3-million to the Michigan Biotechnology Institute in Lansing to support its work in turning organic materials into energy. It was part of a round of $36 million in grants made nationwide. MBI works...

 

Cable-TV company wades deeper into theme parks

When Comcast Corp. struck its deal in late 2009 to acquire NBCUniversal, the move sparked immediate speculation that the cable-TV giant would soon look to shed the Universal Studios theme parks it was inheriting as part of the purchase. Eighteen...

 

Wolverines beat Buckeyes for Ohio recruit Tom Strobel

Michigan received its 15th verbal commitment for its 2012 recruiting class when Mentor (Ohio) defensive end Tom Strobel gave his pledge today, according to the Northwest Ohio News-Herald. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end is rated as a four-star...

 

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