News archive from 14 May 2011, page 86

Man trying to cross train tracks in Ecorse has arm severed

Ecorse- A 42-year-old man lost his right arm Thursday and nearly lost his 2-year-old son when he impatiently tried to climb between train cars at a railroad crossing, police said. Ponce Wyckoff tossed his son to a woman on the other side of the tracks...


The Players Championship: Players hoping to resume play soon

PONTE VEDRA BEACH - No matter what happens the rest of today, The Players Championship is headed for a long Sunday finish. Play remains suspended at the TPC Sawgrass after thunderstorms settled in over the area around 1 p.m. PGA Tour officials have...


Bernard Hopkins should understand that coming from the ghetto is not only way to succeed

No one doubts the street cred of Bernard Hopkins, who made his living mugging people in the streets before he got paid to do it in the ring. Growing up in the projects in Philadelphia certainly toughened him, as did a five-year stint in prison for his...


Ill. man charged with setting houseguest on fire

DECATUR -- A 27-year-old Central Illinois man is in custody after police say he spilled gasoline on a houseguest and set him on fire. Phillip Green of Decatur faces heinous battery charges. He's being held on $250,000 bond. Decatur police say...

Whiff of Scandal Wafts Over 1918 World Series

Whiff of Scandal Wafts Over 1918 World Series

More than any other American sport, baseball has an established historical footprint, and among its significant early events is the fixing of the 1919 World Series by gamblers and the Chicago White Sox, a team forever labeled the Black Sox. It is the...

Cubans march against homophobia in Havana

Cubans march against homophobia in Havana

HAVANA - Cubans have held a short but colorful parade celebrating sexual diversity to mark the International Day Against Homophobia. Dozens of people waving rainbow flags and banging drums marched through the capital Saturday. One participant held a...


Ex-NHL player Barnaby accused of criminal mischief

AMHERST, N.Y. - ESPN hockey analyst and former NHL player Matthew Barnaby has pleaded not guilty to charges in what police are calling a "domestic incident" at an upstate New York home. Amherst police say the 38-year-old was arrested Friday...

Fox News, 16:50 in Crime

Fla. imam, 2 sons charged with supporting Taliban

MIAMI - A Miami imam and two of his sons were arrested Saturday on charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization, officials said. Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, was...

Fox News, 16:51 in Crime

Ally criticizes Iran's president in power struggle

TEHRAN, Iran - The spiritual mentor of Iran's president has harshly criticized him for his role in an internal power struggle that has split the country's hard-liners, indicating that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's own support base is badly fraying. The cleric...

Chron, 16:53 in World News
Palestinians, Israeli troops clash over teen death

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash over teen death

JERUSALEM - Masked Palestinians whirling slingshots clashed with Israeli riot police in two Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem on Saturday after the shooting death of a teenage stone thrower. It was a sign of rising tensions on the eve of Palestinian...


Toronto stock exchange, moving toward buyout by London bourse, gets bid from inside Canada

TORONTO - The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said Saturday that a group of Canadian pension funds and financial institutions has bid to buy it as it proceeds with a controversial merger with the London Stock Exchange. TMX Group Inc. did not...


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