News archive from 12 May 2011, page 16

ACLU Sues Illinois for Not Changing Gender on Birth Records for Transsexuals

The ACLU is suing Illinois for withholding changes to birth certificates for transsexuals until they've had genital surgery. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of three transsexuals – Lauren Grey, Victor Williams and Nicholas Guarino -- who claim...

Fox News, 20:03 in Politics
 

Deer Park homeowner sues new neighbor: 'There's a man's head in our window'

Colin Costello says he was left no choice but to sue Peter Nikulin, his new neighbor and nemesis. Five months ago, Nikulin paid $400 to Lake County for the small, L-shaped strip of land that passes within 10 feet of Costello's Deer Park home. Before...

 

Indiana couple denied bail in death of teen

The father and stepmother of a 13-year-old Gary boy found buried under a concrete slab were ordered held without bond Wednesday. Riley Lowell Choate, 39, and Kimberly Leona Kubina, 45, were charged with murder after the body of Christian Choate was...

 

Iraqi unity deal looks shaky amid feuding

Reporting from Baghdad- Six months after agreeing to form a national unity government, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and his secular rival Iyad Allawi are again exchanging insults and cannot agree on such basic issues as who should run the nation's...

 

DCFS source: Crete-Monee coach investigated

A Department of Children and Family Services source confirmed this afternoon the state agency is investigating a Crete-Monee High School coach accused of sexual impropriety with a male student. The source termed the investigation as “related to sexual...

 

Storms cause widespread damage in North Texas

Current weather conditions are available at chron.com/weather. DALLAS - Savage thunderstorms unleashed hail and damaging straight-line wind gusts that damaged roofs, downed tree limbs and power lines, smashed sheds and toppled trailers across North...

Chron, 20:11 in Regional
 

House GOP: $30B in further agency spending cuts

WASHINGTON - Republicans controlling the House announced plans Wednesday to cut $30 billion from the day-to-day budgets of Cabinet agencies, doubling down on cuts to domestic programs just weeks after a split-the-differences bargain with President...

Fox News, 20:14 in Business
 

Budget deficit on track to exceed $1 trillion

WASHINGTON - The government is taking in more tax revenue as the economy improves, but not nearly enough to keep the federal budget deficit from exceeding $1 trillion for a third straight year. The deficit for April dropped to $40.5 billion, half the...

Fox News, 20:14 in Business
 

Bolivia boy tries to find mother, ends up in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile A 10-year-old boy who ran away from his home in Bolivia's highlands to find his mother mistakenly ended up in Chile after traveling 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) hidden in a metal container beneath a transport truck. Franklin Villca...

 
Reggae fans in Jamaica mark Bob Marley’s death

Reggae fans in Jamaica mark Bob Marley’s death

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Scores of reggae fans from across the globe placed roses before a statue of Bob Marley on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the musician, whose charismatic, loose-limbed stage presence and lyrics promoting...

 
Good News for Detroit: It’s Been Done Before

Good News for Detroit: It’s Been Done Before

It used to happen about once every three and a half decades, but on Thursday it will happen for the second time this postseason and the third time in 12 months: a Stanley Cup playoff Game 7 after a team has clawed back from a three-games-to-none...

 

Greeks Stage Protests Against Spending Cuts and Tax Increases

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets here on Wednesday for a largely peaceful protest against the debt-ridden government’s austerity drive, as a general strike called by labor unions disrupted transport services and closed schools...

 

Staying safe during a hospital stay

Hospitals may be even more dangerous than previously suspected. One out of every three people admitted suffers a medication mix-up, a fall, a bed sore, or another problem related to the way care is delivered, according to research published in April...

 

Scientists identify possible human lung stem cell

NEW YORK-Scientists believe they've discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues, a finding that might open new doors for treating emphysema and other diseases. When these human cells were injected into mice,...

 
Rain erases Moreland's first grand slam; A's pitcher: 'Sorry, buddy'

Rain erases Moreland's first grand slam; A's pitcher: 'Sorry, buddy'

ARLINGTON, Texas — Officially, the grand slam Mitch Moreland hit doesn't count for the Texas Rangers. Moreland hit what would have been his first slam to help the Rangers establish a 7-0 lead before heavy rains washed out the game — and all of the...

Dallas News, 20:20 in Sport
 

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