News archive from 14 May 2011, page 16

In Baghdad, weekly 'day of rage' is low-key event

In Baghdad, weekly 'day of rage' is low-key event

Reporting from Baghdad- Maybe it's the sandstorm that puts a thin crust of brown dust on Baghdad's Tahrir Square. Or the silver-haired man in a matching suit, gripping a white rose as he tries to shout unsuccessfully through a distorted loudspeaker...

 
Health officials stress water safety to keep kids from drowning

Health officials stress water safety to keep kids from drowning

Last summer was especially deadly in Central Florida, as the number of drownings spiked across the region. In Orange County, there were 25 drownings in 2010 - 12 of them children. Local health officials hope this year won't be as bad. So far this...

 

Beware of two more water dangers

Linda Shrieves Parents need to be aware of water dangers beyond pools. Here are two to watch out for: •Naegleria fowleri, a freshwater amoeba, can be inhaled through the nose, travel to a person's brain and cause a fatal infection. The...

 

Pool and water safety advice for parents

Linda Shrieves Want to stay safe around the water? Follow this advice from experts: •Enroll your child in swimming lessons. For children under age 4, sign up for water-survival classes. To find lessons, contact your local YMCA (or call...

 
Five ways to shake up the Lakers

Five ways to shake up the Lakers

My editor called with the chance to think like an NBA general manager for a day. I jumped at it. Can't be that difficult, no? The assignment: List five trades that would help the Lakers, would not be laughed at by an opposing team and would be...

 

L.A. Galaxy take on Sporting Kansas City

GALAXY TONIGHT vs. KANSAS CITY When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: FSW; Radio: 1150 and 1330. Records: Galaxy 4-2-5; Sporting 1-4-1. Record vs. Sporting (2010): 0-1-1. Update: The first-place Galaxy dropped two points by allowing the...

 

Falling commodities turn markets lower

NEW YORK - Since when does the stock market take its cues from the market for silver, oil and pork bellies? When it's really the dollar that's driving the action. The stock-market rally, which began in August, relied on stronger earnings, rising...

 

West Virginia candidate apologizes for slur against Obama

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Republican contender for governor has apologized to the West Virginia NAACP and anyone else he offended when he referred to President Barack Obama as "Sambo" and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a...

 

House and Senate trade competing spending plans

SPRINGFIELD-The Illinois House and Senate traded competing versions of state spending plans today as lawmakers debated whether they were cutting too much from education and social services in the face of a massive budget deficit. In a departure from...

 

House approves 42 as official game of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - The House has approved a resolution to make the domino game 42 the official table game of Texas. The measure was unanimously approved Friday morning during a flurry of consent bills. Despite the huge number of bills pending, state Rep....

Chron, 20:11 in Regional
 

3 teens charged in San Diego Craigslist killing

SAN DIEGO - Three 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder in the death of an 18-year-old San Diego college student who was allegedly robbed of cash and his cell phone after meeting the assailants to buy a $600 computer that was advertised on...

 

No bail for man arrested on Chicago-S.F. jet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Yemen native accused of trying to barge into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight will remain in federal custody while his mental state will be evaluated, a judge ordered Friday. Rageh Al-Murisi poses a...

 

Sunday's TV/Radio

Event Time TV MLB Philadelphia at Atlanta* 12:35 TBS NY Mets at Houston* 1:05 FSSW+ San Francisco at Chi. Cubs* 1:20 WGN-A LA Angels at Rangers* 2:05 FSSW Boston at NY Yankees* 7:05 ESPN NCAA baseball     Minnesota at Penn St.* 11 am Big Ten Memphis...

Dallas News, 20:17 in Sport
 

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in April

WASHINGTON - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in 2 1/2 years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month, and analysts said some prices could taper off by summer. The Consumer Price...

 
Ashton Kutcher may be good business for 'Two and a Half Men'

Ashton Kutcher may be good business for 'Two and a Half Men'

Charlie Sheen wasted little time letting the world know what he thinks of Ashton Kutcher replacing him on "Two and a Half Men." "Enjoy the show, America," Sheen told the website TMZ on Friday, when CBS and Warner Bros. confirmed...

 

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