News archive from 12 June 2011

Extremists disrupt gay pride march in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia-Stone-throwing extremists disrupted a gay pride march in Croatia on Saturday, a day after the Balkan country was given the green light to join the European Union. At least 100 people were detained and many others were injured after...

 

U.S. orders northern Michigan bus tour company to halt operations

Washington- The U.S. Transportation Department today ordered a northern Michigan tour bus company to immediately halt operations after a police officer discovered six passengers in the luggage compartment. Gladwin-based Haines Tours was ordered to...

 
Redistricting Offers Republicans Few House Gains in 2012 Races

Redistricting Offers Republicans Few House Gains in 2012 Races

WASHINGTON - On paper, the sweeping gains Republicans enjoyed last year in statehouses across the country gave the party a profound advantage in the nascent and increasingly contentious power struggle to create new Congressional districts. Blogs The...

 

A look at where legislation stands

The legislature this week met its "crossover" deadline, when most bills have to pass at least one chamber in order to become law or at least stay alive through 2012. Crossover usually marks the midpoint of the session that started in...

 

Palin E-Mails Show Her Combative and Engaged

JUNEAU, Alaska - In the three years since Sarah Palin stormed the national political stage, her brief tenure as governor of Alaska has often been reduced to caricature. Critics cast her as petty, preoccupied and disengaged. Supporters say she was a...

 

Florida State, Florida finish 2-3 in NCAA track championships

Entering the final event both the Florida State and Florida men's track teams still had a chance to win a national title. The Seminoles were in first place and the Gators second. But Texas A&M won that final event, the 1,600-meter relay, and with...

 
US, Chinese stars usher in Shanghai film festival

US, Chinese stars usher in Shanghai film festival

SHANGHAI - Susan Sarandon cracked jokes with Chinese actor Zhang Guoli. Matt Dillon tried out his Mandarin and Rupert Murdoch touted the new movie his Chinese-born wife is producing. Hollywood’s elite joined China’s biggest stars at the Shanghai Grand...

 
In E-Mails, a Glimpse From Inside Palin’s Rise

In E-Mails, a Glimpse From Inside Palin’s Rise

JUNEAU, Alaska - Few could have been more surprised than Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska when Senator John McCain picked her as his running mate in 2008. Multimedia Interactive Feature Explore the Palin E-Mails Blogs The Caucus The latest on President...

 

Arizona fires: Wallow grows to 430,000 acres

The Wallow Fire has grown to 430,000 acres, and officials expected winds and dry weather to be a challenge Saturday in containing the second-largest fire in Arizona history. Officials blamed winds and the fire's shape for the steep increases in size....

 

Report: Daughter hacked man to death with pickax

The daughter of an Alachua County man hacked him to death with a pickax in a plot to claim Social Security benefits after his death, according to an Ocala.com report. Guenevere Lynn Hudnall, 19, and her mother, Stephanie Lynn Hudnall, 41, arrived at...

 
Sarah Palin emails: Relationship with Senate president grew 'toxic'

Sarah Palin emails: Relationship with Senate president grew 'toxic'

Sarah Palin feuded bitterly with Senate President and fellow Republican Lyda Green. When Green contacted the governor's office in May of 2008 to discuss calling a special session to move stalled legislation, Palin said Green was asking the governor's...

 

U-M's Hoke: No change to indefinite suspension of Stonum

Ann Arbor- Michigan coach Brady Hoke said there is no change to the indefinite suspension of receiver Darryl Stonum. Stonum, a senior, was arrested early on May 6 for driving under the influence. He was sentenced last Friday in 15th District Court to...

 

Fayyad nominated to head Palestinian government

RAMALLAH, West Bank An official from the Fatah movement says it is nominating Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to head a transitional Palestinian government as part of a unity deal with their rivals in the Islamic militant group Hamas. The nomination of...

 

Fayyad nominated to head Palestinian government

RAMALLAH, West Bank - An official from the Fatah movement says it is nominating Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to head a transitional Palestinian government as part of a unity deal with their rivals in the Islamic militant group Hamas. The nomination of...

Chron, 17:19 in World News
 

A rubber match in the Belmont Stakes

Five story lines to watch in the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday: 1. How will Animal Kingdom handle the sandy track at Belmont Park? It seemed as if Animal Kingdom had put to rest any questions about how comfortable he is running on...

 

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