News archive from 12 July 2012

Attack on police cadets shows militants still a threat in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen -- A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of police officers and cadets Wednesday afternoon at the entrance to a police academy in the Yemeni capital, killing at least 10 and wounding more than a dozen. There was no immediate claim of...

 

Magic GM: Howard talks with Nets 'stationary'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says that trade talks for Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams. Without giving specifics, Hennigan said...

 

DreamWorks theme park planned at stalled N.J. mall

Shrek might find a home in the swamps of northern New Jersey.The Hollywood studio that created the green ogre and the wisecracking zoo animals of "Madagascar" announced Wednesday it had agreed to license its characters, storytelling and...

 

Sun Valley lounging

Claire Atkinson The Sony gang arrived at Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley mogulfest in great spirits - as they stayed and partied at the lodge's "Dunchin" bar practically until closing time. Sony Chairman Howard Stringer, new CEO Kazuo Hirai,...

 

Attack on police cadets shows militants still a threat in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of police officers and cadets Wednesday afternoon at the entrance to a police academy in the Yemeni capital, killing at least 10 and wounding more than a dozen. There was no immediate claim of...

 

O'Quinn sparkles against tall odds

Tuesday's Orlando Summer League game served as a snapshot ofKyle O'Quinn's mission as an undersized, underappreciated, underdog. O'Quinn, the Magic's second-round pick out of Norfolk State, faced center Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons' first-round...

 

Romney slams Obama for Chavez comments

WASHINGTON-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is "simply naive" if he thinks Venezuela's leader does not pose a threat to the United States. Romney's comments follow Obama's interview this week with a...

 

FBI to review lab work on thousands of convictions

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department and the FBI will review thousands of criminal convictions from over a decade ago for possibly flawed analysis of hair sample evidence. The department and the FBI are in the process of identifying historical cases...

 

OxyContin abuse down with time-release formula

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's more evidence that the new formulation of OxyContin, the time-release version of oxycodone, is discouraging abuse of the powerful drug. But the reformulation, introduced in August 2010 to make it harder to crush the...

 

Father arrested after daughters found dead in Wis.

RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Authorities say a man suspected of killing his three young daughters called their mother out of the blue and asked to see them. Police found the girls dead in their mother's River Falls house on Tuesday. Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, has...

 

S&P lowers rating on J.C. Penney again

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is lowering its credit rating on J.C. Penney Co. further into junk status, saying the department store chain's performance remains weak.The ratings agency said late Wednesday it lowered its...

Chron, 17:06 in Business
 
Queens awarded largest number of ‘slow zones’ 

Queens awarded largest number of ‘slow zones’ 

Residents in four busy Queens areas should see fewer cars zipping through their streets soon — at least if the city Department of Transportation’s new “slow zones” are a deterrent. Queens picked up the largest number of slow zones, revealed Tuesday by...

 

FBI to review lab work on thousands of convictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and the FBI will review thousands of criminal convictions from over a decade ago for possibly flawed analysis of hair sample evidence.The department and the FBI are in the process of identifying historical...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Attack on police cadets shows militants still a threat in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen - A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of police officers and cadets Wednesday afternoon at the entrance to a police academy in the Yemeni capital, killing at least 10 and wounding more than a dozen. There was no immediate claim of...

 

PFGBest mystery deepens with Vegas marriage as Iowa brokers pack

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (Reuters) - Employees emptied their desks and a local charity collected food from the cafeteria of failed broker PFGBest's Iowa offices on Wednesday, most still seeking answers to the expanding scandal that has shaken the industry....

 

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