News archive from 13 May 2011

Indian and Afghan Leaders Forge Deeper Ties in Meeting

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan and India agreed to move ahead on a strategic partnership framework during a visit to the Afghan capital by India’s prime minister on Thursday, just weeks after a visit from the prime minister of Pakistan, India’s...

 

APNewsBreak: Ariz. senator says apparent violations found in taking tickets from Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona Senate Ethics Committee review found some lawmakers may have violated state law by improperly accepting free football game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl, Chairman Ron Gould said Thursday. However, Gould told The Associated...

 
Echo and the Bunnymen in it for the long haul

Echo and the Bunnymen in it for the long haul

In the early days of Echo and the Bunnymen, guitarist Will Sergeant used to sit on tour buses, sewing together bits of torn-up city billboards, old maps and other detritus he found on the streets. It was his first stab at visual art, and he posted the...

 

Ethics panel probes Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX - An Arizona Senate Ethics Committee review found some lawmakers may have violated state law by improperly accepting free football game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl, Chairman Ron Gould said Thursday. However, Gould told The Associated Press...

 
Taiwo suspended for expletive-laced chant

Taiwo suspended for expletive-laced chant

PARIS - The French league suspended Marseille defender Taye Taiwo on Thursday for one match after he joined Marseille fans in singing an expletive-laced song about rival Paris Saint-Germain following last month’s League Cup final win. After Marseille...

 
MLB's Civil Rights weekend pays tribute to pioneers in Atlanta _ the cradle of the movement

MLB's Civil Rights weekend pays tribute to pioneers in Atlanta _ the cradle of the movement

ATLANTA (AP) - Major League Baseball is coming to the home of Martin Luther King Jr. to pay tribute to those whose life's works embodies the spirit of the Civil Rights movement. For their efforts, baseball is honoring Academy-award winner Morgan...

 

Arlington Grace Prep's Jamal Branch, Flower Mound's Jordan Green reaffirm commitments to Texas A&M...

After a couple of days of uncertainty, waiting and hoping, Texas A&M basketball fans got some good news this afternoon. No, the Aggies haven't found a way around Buzz Williams' road block of a contract at Marquette. No, athletic director Bill...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 
Germany: Stalking the wild asparagus

Germany: Stalking the wild asparagus

During the spring in Germany, menus of asparagus specialties pop up in restaurants fancy and plain, where green and white spears are served solo, sprinkled with butter and Black Forest ham or smothered by Hollandaise sauce. The locals favor the...

 

Forecast: Summer gas prices to stay around $4

Michigan's gas prices are expected to average around $4 a gallon throughout the summer, according to an energy appraisal the Michigan Public Service Commission released today. Today's average price statewide is $4.19 a gallon, according to AAA's Fuel...

 
Cyber-bully glasses salesman Vitaly Borker pleads guilty to 'threatening' bait-and-switch fraud scam

Cyber-bully glasses salesman Vitaly Borker pleads guilty to 'threatening' bait-and-switch fraud scam

Cyber-bully eyeglass salesman Vitaly Borker admitted Thursday that he ripped off customers and threatened people over e-mail. The online sales magnate pleaded guilty to a bait-and-switch scam and that he harassed anyone who complained. "I never...

Daily News, 17:16 in Crime
 

Soap opera fans plead for canceled ABC shows

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Viewers, customers and consumers of the soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have taken out a full-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter expressing their disappointment at the...

 
Student stabbed in the leg after basketball court scuffle at Upper West Side school

Student stabbed in the leg after basketball court scuffle at Upper West Side school

A student was stabbed in the leg Thursday afternoon following a scuffle in the yard of an Upper West Side public school. Cops arrested on West Prep Middle School student after he threw a knife at another student, who was taken to St. Luke's Hospital....

Daily News, 17:16 in Crime
 
Check out UIL, TAPPS baseball playoff pairings: Weather changes many times for area-round series

Check out UIL, TAPPS baseball playoff pairings: Weather changes many times for area-round series

UIL PLAYOFFS CLASS 5A REGION I AREA Arlington (25-9) . vs Lub. Monterey (16-16) Gm 1: 7 p.m. Friday at McMurry University, Abilene Gm. 2: 2:00 Saturday at McMurry University, Abilene Gm 3 (if nec.): 30 min. after Game 2 Amarillo (26-6-1)......... vs...

Dallas News, 17:16 in Sport
 
NYPD arrests two Queens terror suspects, charged with plot to hit NYC synagogues with grenandes

NYPD arrests two Queens terror suspects, charged with plot to hit NYC synagogues with grenandes

Two Queens men busted on terror and hate-crime charges were plotting to attack major Manhattan synagogues with grenades and assault rifles to "kill Jews," officials said Thursday. Cops say the ringleader, Ahmed Ferhani, 27, of East Elmhurst,...

Daily News, 17:16 in Crime
 

AP Sources: Treasury expected to hold off on further GM stock sales until August at earliest

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has decided to hold off on further sales of the stock it owns in General Motors Co. until August at the earliest, according to two people familiar with the GM situation. These people said Thursday that Treasury...

 

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