News archive from 12 June 2012, page 8

Nobel Foundation to cut prize money by 20 pct

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Nobel Foundation has decided to reduce the prize money of each of the six Nobel awards by 20 percent this year to 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) to help safeguard its long-term capital prospects. The board of directors also...

 
New Mac OS in July has social-network integration

New Mac OS in July has social-network integration

SAN FRANCISCO -- Next month, Apple will release its new operating system for Mac computers. Dubbed Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 will cost $19.99 - $10 cheaper than what the current system, Lion, costs. Those buying Mac computers starting on Monday...

 
Former MSU star Derrick Mason reflects on NFL career: 'It was fun'

Former MSU star Derrick Mason reflects on NFL career: 'It was fun'

Owings Mills, Md.- Derrick Mason stepped into retirement Monday as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, the team that provided the sure-handed wide receiver the biggest thrills and most significant friendships over his 15-year NFL career.Mason, 38,...

 

Cards lock up WR Floyd, CB Fleming

The Arizona Cardinals signed a pair of 2012 draft picks to long-term deals on Monday. First-round selection and wide receiver Michael Floyd signed a five-year deal, while third-round choice and cornerback Jamell Fleming inked a four-year pact. Floyd,...

 

Alaska woman accused of torching boyfriend

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old Anchorage woman accused of pouring gasoline on her sleeping boyfriend and then setting him ablaze is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder, arson and other charges.Gina Virgilio is accused of starting the...

Chron, 18:03 in World News
 

Thumbnail sketches of jurors in Clemens retrial

Thumbnail sketches of the eight female and four male jurors who will decide whether pitcher Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, following changes in the panel's makeup announced Monday. Juror No. 12 was...

 

Five-point checklist for Panthers' minicamp

The Carolina Panthers' minicamp this week will look much like the team's three weeks of organized team activities (OTAs) practices. Players will be in helmets and shorts, without full pads and live contact. The only difference: These sessions are...

 

Late Miami Bishop Agustín Román leaves $60,000 gift to Cuban diocese

In his death, as in life, Bishop Agustín Román thought first of his church and the country of his birth. The Cuban bishop, who had been serving the Catholic community in Miami since 1966, died on April 11 and left $60,000 in his will...

 

Football | Northern Illinois to host high school football state finals in odd years beginning in 2013

Northern Illinois will host the Illinois high school football state championships in odd years beginning in 2013, the Illinois High School Association announced Monday. The IHSA board approved Northern Illinois' bid to host the finals in the years...

 

Chavez rallies backers in re-election bid launch

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez rallied thousands of his supporters Monday, wearing his signature red beret as he formalized his presidential candidacy and launched his re-election bid.Chavez waved and blew kisses to crowds as he rode...

Chron, 18:06 in World News
 
New Mac OS in July has social-network integration

New Mac OS in July has social-network integration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Next month, Apple will release its new operating system for Mac computers.Dubbed Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 will cost $19.99 — $10 cheaper than what the current system, Lion, costs. Those buying Mac computers starting on Monday...

Chron, 18:06 in Business
 
Tom Cruise on getting into 'Rock of Ages' character: My makeup scared daughter Suri 

Tom Cruise on getting into 'Rock of Ages' character: My makeup scared daughter Suri 

Tom Cruise has dangled from helicopters, ridden roaring motorcycles and climbed up city skyscrapers, but his latest role, as rock star Stacee Jaxx in “Rock of Ages,” is what scares his young daughter Suri the most. “When I had the eyeliner on, and the...

 
‘Green Acres’ actor Frank Cady dead at 96 

‘Green Acres’ actor Frank Cady dead at 96 

LOS ANGELES — Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom “Green Acres,” has died. He was 96. Cady’s daughter Catherine Turk tells the Los Angeles Times that her father died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore....

 
Best Musical winner ‘Once’ rides Tonys wave 

Best Musical winner ‘Once’ rides Tonys wave 

IT DOMINATED the Tonys on Sunday with eight wins and the Best Musical “Once” cleaned up at the box office Monday. The show had “its best day yet,” said a spokesman, adding that sales rose 500%. Other winners got gooses too. Following a Best Actor win...

 

Pirates sign second-round pick

By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pirates made the signing of second-round draft pick Wyatt Mathisen, a high school catcher, official Monday evening. The club assigned Mathisen to the Gulf Coast League Pirates. Mathisen hit .433 with 13 home...

 

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