News archive from 13 June 2012

Another attack hits Shiite pilgrims in Iraq, 2 die

BAGHDAD -- Officials say a bomb has hit a procession of Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's capital, killing at least two people. The blast comes days after another attack killed seven on the annual pilgrimage honoring a revered imam. A police officer and a...

 
Betty White visits President Obama and first dog, Bo at the White House

Betty White visits President Obama and first dog, Bo at the White House

Betty White may have endorsed President Obama for re-election, but it seems the animal lover has a new favorite in the First Family. The 90-year-old actress stopped by the White House on Monday to meet with President Barack Obama - and first dog, Bo.

 

Another attack hits Shiite pilgrims in Iraq, 2 die

BAGHDAD Officials say a bomb has hit a procession of Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's capital, killing at least two people. The blast comes days after another attack killed seven on the annual pilgrimage honoring a revered imam. A police officer and a health...

 
No evidence spill has harmed wildlife, state official says

No evidence spill has harmed wildlife, state official says

KODIAK -- State officials have revised downward the amount of diesel fuel estimated to have spilled off Kodiak and say there has been no evidence that wildlife has been harmed, according to KMXT-FM. The spill occurred Friday when a U.S. Army Reserve...

 
Andy Samberg heads to the BBC after 'SNL'

Andy Samberg heads to the BBC after 'SNL'

Andy Samberg made his departure from "Saturday Night Live" official earlier this summer, and now his post-"SNL" plans are official: He's going to England. Samberg is set to star in the BBC series "Cuckoo." The six-part...

 

Gosselin: Cowboys drafting Michael Brockers makes more sense than Morris Claiborne

Rick Gosselin, sports columnist for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame  selection committee, answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and Stars in a live chat Monday. Here are...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Sport
 

Jury in Philly priest-abuse case returns Thursday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There will be no verdict until at least Thursday in a landmark priest-abuse case in Philadelphia.The jury on Tuesday finished its seventh day of deliberations without resolving the fates of a Roman Catholic priest charged with...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Clemens' fate in hands of jury at perjury trial

Clemens' fate in hands of jury at perjury trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Clemens' fate is in the hands of a jury that will decide if the former pitcher lied about performance-enhancing substances.The panel of eight women and four men began deliberations Tuesday after a day of closing arguments in...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Chicago suburb rejects immigrant detention center

Chicago suburb rejects immigrant detention center

CRETE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb has rejected a plan to build to build a federal immigrant detention center in the community, putting a stop to a project that generated months of protests by residents and immigrant rights activists.Village trustees...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
UN observers in Syria attacked near besieged town

UN observers in Syria attacked near besieged town

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. accused Russia of escalating the Syrian conflict by sending attack helicopters to President Bashar Assad's regime, and U.N. observers were attacked Tuesday with stones, metal rods and gunfire that blocked them from a besieged,...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Woman injured in crash at Baumann Home Medical

Woman injured in crash at Baumann Home Medical

A woman was taken to the hospital after her car crashed into a van in the parking lot of Baumann Home Medical. According to reports from the scene, the woman was driving on Ross Clark Circle when her car slid off the road, entered the parking lot and...

 

News Summary: Coal use declines in the US

SHOVELED ASIDE: Coal, which has generated about half of the nation's electricity for much of the last century, is declining in importance as utilities turn to cleaner, cheaper alternatives. Coal's share of power generation will fall below 40 percent...

 
With video: Lions cast their lines in charity fishing event today

With video: Lions cast their lines in charity fishing event today

They were doing more fishing than catching Tuesday in the Detroit Lions-Kevin Van Dam charity bass tournament at Kensington Metropark. About 10 Lions players and staff members we're guided by some big-name pro anglers and veteran local bass fishermen...

 

Demand for gold stays strong; closes above $1,600

The price of gold rose above $1,600 an ounce again as borrowing costs surged for Italy and Spain, the latest reminder that Europe's debt mess continues to fester. Gold for August delivery rose $17, or just over one percent, to settle at $1,613.80 an...

 

Mexican candidate arrested in rival's shooting

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Police in southern Mexico have arrested a mayoral candidate for the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party for the shooting death of a member of a rival party.Detective Mario Gonzalez says candidate Ulises...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

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