News archive from 11 August 2011

Chinese Artists Drawn to Berlin, a Haven That Reveres History

Chinese Artists Drawn to Berlin, a Haven That Reveres History

When the writer Liao Yiwu, facing threats of imprisonment, fled China for Berlin last month, he left behind a place where history and memory are deliberately obliterated for one where they are deliberately celebrated. For Ai Weiwei, the artist and...


Djokovic, Federer reach third round in Montreal

High-flying former Rogers Cup champion Novak Djokovic and two-time titlist Roger Federer were a pair of second-round winners Wednesday at Canada's $2.43 million ATP Masters and U.S. Open Series event. The world No. 1 Djokovic handled former top-five...


Doubts about lost friend land US man in Aruba jail

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- A U.S. tourist who told authorities his friend disappeared while the two snorkeled in Aruba has been detained because police doubt aspects of his story, including whether the pair even went into the water together, a prosecutor...

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ordered to repay state for prison costs

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ordered to repay state for prison costs

DETROIT - A judge has ordered ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to reimburse the state Corrections Department $15,190 for his recent prison stay with proceeds from his book. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner made the ruling today after a request...


Macy's profit surges; it boosts yearly outlook

NEW YORK - Macy's today reported a 64 percent increase in second-quarter earnings, becoming the first major retailer to post results following a downgrade of U.S. debt late last week that led to growing fears among consumers about the possibility of...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
Coordinator Greg Mattison sure stout Wolverine defense will be back

Coordinator Greg Mattison sure stout Wolverine defense will be back

Given his experience, it would make sense if Greg Mattison returned as Michigan's defensive coordinator with complex plans. But his coaching history -- a coordinator for the national champs at Florida and the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, and stints at...


Pirates' Derrek Lee sidelined by recurring sore hand

SAN FRANCISCO - Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Derrek Lee has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants because of a recurring left hand injury. Manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that Lee's hand was very...


NATO: Libya airstrike killed troops, not civilians

BENGHAZI, Libya - NATO and Libyan officials both refuted damaging claims Wednesday in the 6-month old civil war, with NATO insisting its airstrike killed soldiers and mercenaries, not 85 civilians, and the state-run TV apparently showing Moammar...

Chron, 17:07 in World News

Taking Stock and Decluttering

Suffering from social networking burnout? Here are some tips to help manage your digital life. 1. Take stock of the sites you have joined or may want to join. CheckUserNames will show you 160 social networking sites and search them to determine if...


Syria claims 'conspiracy' to justify crackdown

BEIRUT - Residents of Hama told of indiscriminate shelling by the army, snipers aiming at civilians and corpses piling up in the streets in the wake of a weeklong military siege of the defiant city. The government, however, claimed it was ridding the...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
Westway Club in the West Village

Westway Club in the West Village

CONTRARY to earlier reports, you won’t find any stripper poles (or topless women) at Westway, the new club from Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, the masterminds behind the Smile and the Jane Ballroom parties. Opened in late June in the former...


Shop early or wait for holiday, deals are out there

Shoppers seeking back to school supplies have a choice to make: shop now, or wait for the state's Aug. 12-14 tax holiday when they may save more, but the start of school is just around the corner. Retailers are already bombarding parents with...


3 strategies to get the most from back-to-school shopping trips

Kids are going back to Miami-Dade, Broward, andPalm Beach public schools in four weeks on Aug. 22, with parents counting pennies during our economic hard times. The good news: You can still outfit students without blowing your budget.


A look at the Dow's worst drops since 1899

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 519.83 points, or 4.6 percent, to 10,719.94 on Wednesday. It was the Dow's ninth-worst point decline. Here's a look at the Dow's 10 worst days since 1899: By percent decline: - Oct. 19, 1987: 22.6 percent, or...


Cisco Systems' fiscal 4Q results top analyst views

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems may have provided the battered stock market with some balm. The world's largest maker of computer-networking equipment fared better than analysts anticipated in its latest quarter. The technology bellwether's net...


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