News archive from 13 July 2012

Family of woman killed by off-duty Detroit police officer hires lawyer

Family of woman killed by off-duty Detroit police officer hires lawyer

An attorney hired by the family of a woman killed by an off-duty Detroit police officer's gun over the weekend said he plans to seek compensation in Adaisha Miller's death. • Previous coverage: Police: Party-goer was on her knees dancing when...

 

Corn pushes higher as crops shrivel in heat wave

The price of corn jumped 4 percent Thursday as crops continue to shrivel in a relentless heat wave across much of the country. December corn futures rose 28.25 cents to end at $7.3225 per bushel. That's the highest price since August. About 30 percent...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

U.S. stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday as concern spread that weaker global economic growth and the European debt crisis will hurt U.S. corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index are having their...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 
Embarassment for Kate Middleton

Embarassment for Kate Middleton

Pity the poor Queen. A photograph of Kate Middleton in a black bikini, looking to be from her honeymoon with Prince William, is the cover of Australia's Women's Day magazine. The royal couple had requested privacy whilst they were in the Seychelles...

 
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel reopens after bomb threat

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel reopens after bomb threat

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has reopened after a bomb threat phoned in to Canadian authorities led to the closing of the international crossing for several hours Thursday afternoon.Cars began entering the tunnel at the U.S. end about...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 
Vera Wang splits from husband

Vera Wang splits from husband

Many wondered why fashion designer Vera Wang trotted out black wedding dresses for her Fall 2012 collection. Now we see it may have been a clue. Women's Wear Daily reports that she and her husband of 23 years, Arthur Becker, have split. According to...

 

Katie Holmes, back to Catholicism? Tom Cruise ponders lawsuit

Katie Holmes has taken control of her life, and she's not losing her religion. The actress, who renounced her Catholic upbringing for Scientology when she married Tom Cruise in 2006, is a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York...

 
`Twilight' fans treated to 7-minutes of final film

`Twilight' fans treated to 7-minutes of final film

SAN DIEGO -- About 6,000 fans of "The Twilight Saga" were treated to a surprise look at the first seven minutes of the final film installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Many slept overnight for a chance to attend the panel...

 

Obama holds 'significant lead' over Romney in new national poll

With the election still four months away, President Obama holds "a significant lead" over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a new Pew Research Center poll released Thursday. The national survey, completed July 9, showed Obama...

 
Adam Sandler looks to rise again in 'Transylvania'

Adam Sandler looks to rise again in 'Transylvania'

SAN DIEGO -- The "Twilight" blood-suckers aren't the only big-screen vampires at Comic-Con. Adam Sandler's putting the bite on audiences, too. On opening day at the fan convention Thursday, Sony Pictures previewed footage of Sandler's...

 
Steve Masiello hits the road to continue on recruiting trail that has already produced Paul Bayt, C.J. Jones and Adam Lacey 

Steve Masiello hits the road to continue on recruiting trail that has already produced Paul Bayt, C.J....

When Steve Masiello was handed the reins as Manhattan's new head basketball coach a little over a year ago, his vision for the Jaspers' program extended far beyond the five boroughs and way outside the metropolitan area. His six seasons as Rick...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 
Steven Tyler to step down as ‘American Idol’ judge to return to Aerosmith full-time, Fox announces 

Steven Tyler to step down as ‘American Idol’ judge to return to Aerosmith full-time, Fox announces 

Steven Tyler is bolting "American Idol" to spend more time rocking with Aerosmith, Fox announced Thursday afternoon. That throws the "Idol" judging panel up into the air again, two years after Simon Cowell's departure led to the...

 

3 Puerto Rico reggaeton singers under DEA scrutiny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Three Puerto Rican reggaeton stars have come under U.S. scrutiny after recently performing at the wedding of an alleged drug trafficker in Colombia who had been presumed dead, a federal official said Thursday. Singer Arcangel...

 

A closer look at the Boeing 737s ordered by United

Here's a closer look at the Boeing Co. 737s ordered on Thursday by United Airlines: Boeing 737-900ER The order: 50 jets. Seats: 173 Price: $89.6 million each. First arrival: Late 2013. United operates 43 of this type currently. Boeing 737 Max 9 The...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

U.S. stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday as concern spread that weaker global economic growth and the European debt crisis will hurt U.S. corporate earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index are having their...

 

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