News archive from 14 July 2011

Irish Report Finds Abuse Persisting in Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in Ireland was still covering up sexual abuse of children by priests as recently as 2009, long after it issued guidelines meant to protect children, and the Vatican tacitly encouraged the cover-up by ignoring the guidelines,...

GM: VW CEO comments on Opel regrettable

GM: VW CEO comments on Opel "regrettable"

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday called comments made by Volkswagen AG's chief executive about a possible sale of the automaker's Opel unit "regrettable." "In Wednesday's edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,...


Clemens' defense claims evidence faked

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens' former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher tested positive for Clemens' DNA and anabolic steroids -- evidence the defense said was faked. Assistant U.S....


NBC gets new executive with portfolio of hits

LOS ANGELES -- NBC Entertainment has a new president, an executive plucked from Twentieth Century Fox Television. NBC announced Wednesday that Jennifer Salke is its entertainment chief, effective immediately. She reports to NBC Entertainment Chairman...

Mixed View on Pawlenty’s Record as Governor in Minnesota

Mixed View on Pawlenty’s Record as Governor in Minnesota

On the presidential campaign trail, Tim Pawlenty, who in January completed two terms as governor of Minnesota, runs largely as an implacable foe of government spending, saying he drew “a line in the sand” in his home state and stood tough against...


U.S. Senators Call for Justice Probe in Phone-Hacking Scandal

A handful of U.S. lawmakers is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate whether any U.S. laws were broken as part of the phone-hacking scandal roiling Britain.

Fox News, 17:03 in Politics
Boehner: No one wants default, would be crapshoot

Boehner: No one wants default, would be crapshoot

WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says no one wants to see the nation go into government default as the White House and lawmakers scramble to find a deal to avoid that. Said Boehner: "Nobody wants to go there, because nobody knows what’s...


Dez Bryant on past experiences: 'I've felt like I've matured as a man'

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was a guest on The Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 in Dallas on Wednesday. Some excerpts: Do you look back at anything over the years and say these were problems? Of course, there were problems. And it was some...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport

Charlotte 33rd in 'clean-economy' jobs

The Charlotte metro area counts more than 15,000 "clean economy" jobs, 33rd highest among the nation's 100 largest cities, says a report released today. The report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program surveys jobs that...


Movin' Mavs? UT-Arlington could join the WAC on Thursday

UT-Arlington needs to clear one final hurdle to give its athletic program a boost with a move from the Southland Conference to the higher-profile Western Athletic Conference. The University of Texas System Board of Regents will vote Thursday in Austin...

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport

Marriott's 2nd-qtr profit up 13 percent

BETHESDA, Md. -- Hotel operator Marriott International says its second-quarter net income rose 13 percent as the industry's recovery continued and its room rates rose. The company reported Wednesday that it earned $135 million, or 37 cents per share,...

DC report says Charlie Sheen police escort ‘routine’

DC report says Charlie Sheen police escort ‘routine’

WASHINGTON - A new District of Columbia inspector general’s report says there was nothing unusual about the police escort given to actor Charlie Sheen, even though the police chief said it appeared to violate department protocol. The report says the...


Son of former DC mayor Marion Barry faces drug-dealing charge

WASHINGTON - The son of former District of Columbia mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry faces a drug-dealing charge after police say they found PCP and marijuana in his apartment. Court records show 31-year-old Marion Christopher Barry was...


Survey: Americans more accepting of risqué tunes

NEW YORK -- A new survey shows Americans are increasingly accepting of musicians who sing potentially offensive lyrics. The survey conducted for the First Amendment Center and released Wednesday found that two-thirds of Americans agree that musicians...


Martz: Bears could be ready quickly for Hall game

CHICAGO -- The way Mike Martz sees it, the Chicago Bears could play in the Hall of Fame game on a day's notice if necessary. Of course, that's not realistic and he wouldn't want to try. But if they absolutely, positively had to? "If we report to...


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