News archive from 15 July 2012

Swiss businessman killed in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a Swiss businessman who imported wines into the Caribbean country has been found dead from a gunshot wound in a leg. A police statement Saturday says officers found...

 

Ryan Dempster's shutout streak now 33 innings with win

CHICAGO - Ryan Dempster tied the Cubs' record with a 33-inning scoreless streak, pitching six solid frames and leading Chicago over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Saturday. Dempster matched the club shutout streak set by Ken Holtzman in 1969....

 

States could avoid liability for banks under new ESM: Regling

BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments will not be liable for emergency loans given direct to banks if plans for pan-European banking supervision are implemented, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund, Klaus Regling, was reported on Saturday as saying....

 

German court must decide on rescue fund by Sept: Juncker

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eurogroup head Jean-Claude Juncker does not expect Germany's top court to block the new version of the euro zone's ESM bailout fund and believes judges are aware of the need for a verdict before a new round of crisis meetings in...

 

Report: EU fund plans $120B Spain bailout

BERLIN - A German news weekly has reported the European Union's bailout fund is working on a €100 billion ($120 billion) package for Spanish banks. Der Spiegel says an initial €30 billion payment to Spain is planned for the end of July. The magazine...

 

Scottish police arrest ETA suspect in Edinburgh

MADRID Spain's Interior Ministry says a suspected member of Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in Scotland. The 36-year-old man was taken into custody in Edinburgh by Scottish police, with the assistance of Spanish officers. The ministry...

 

Parents casting wary eye on kids' coaches

Margaret Laude never thought twice about dropping off her 10- and 12-year-old boys at football and baseball practice and then picking them up a few hours later. That was before. "I don't think I will ever leave my sons at practice like I did...

 

Scottish police arrest ETA suspect in Edinburgh

MADRID -- Spain's Interior Ministry says a suspected member of Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in Scotland. The 36-year-old man was taken into custody in Edinburgh by Scottish police, with the assistance of Spanish officers. The ministry...

 

Scottish police arrest ETA suspect in Edinburgh

MADRID - Spain's Interior Ministry says a suspected member of Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in Scotland. The 36-year-old man was taken into custody in Edinburgh by Scottish police, with the assistance of Spanish officers. The...

 

Israeli protester sets himself on fire at rally

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli protester set himself alight during a rally Saturday night marking the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues, authorities said. Police...

 

Cilic to face Granollers in Croatia Open final

UMAG, Croatia -- Marin Cilic will try to become the first home winner of the Croatia Open in 22 years when he takes on Marcel Granollers of Spain in the tournament final Sunday. The second-seeded Cilic beat defending champion Alexandr Dolgopolov of...

 

Errani to face Zahlavova Strycova in Palermo final

PALERMO, Sicily -- French Open runner-up Sara Errani beat Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Italiacom Open final and a chance for her fourth title of the year. The top-seeded Errani has dropped just 16 games in four...

 

Israeli protester sets himself on fire at rally

JERUSALEM An Israeli protester set himself alight during a rally Saturday night marking the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues, authorities said. Police spokesman...

 
CUTE PICTURES: Cuddly panther twins are cut now, but wait they grow teeth

CUTE PICTURES: Cuddly panther twins are cut now, but wait they grow teeth

They look cuddly as kittens - for now. DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images

 
Shark kills Australian surfer 

Shark kills Australian surfer 

A 24-year-old Australian surfer was killed in a bloody shark attack off Western Australia according to reports from local media outlets. The as-yet-unidentified victim was surfing Saturday morning local time off Wedge Island, a popular holiday...

 

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