News archive from 16 January 2012, page 11

Couple killed in Country Club Hills

Couple killed in Country Club Hills

Pauline Betts-Bracy was a reliable caretaker who helped raise several foster children, and she built a reputation for supporting family members, her daughter said. A relative she had previously supported with money, food and a place to stay was in...

 
A Changed Way of War in Afghanistan’s Skies

A Changed Way of War in Afghanistan’s Skies

INSIDE STRIKE FIGHTER VENGEANCE 13, over Kandahar Province, Afghanistan - Cmdr. Layne McDowell glanced over his left shoulder, through the canopy of a Navy F/A-18, to an Afghan canyon 9,000 feet below. An American infantry company was down there....

 
Singh and Sabbatini Have Verbal Clash Over a Caddie

Singh and Sabbatini Have Verbal Clash Over a Caddie

HONOLULU - The PGA Tour’s first full-field tournament of the year will not soon be forgotten, although not for the quality of its field or the pedigree of its winner. The weekend began with Matt Every atop the Sony Open leader board and hoping to...

 
Religious leaders, Occupy Chicago celebrate King

Religious leaders, Occupy Chicago celebrate King

Religious and civil rights leaders joined forces Sunday with the Occupy Chicago movement, urging those fighting for economic and political equality to remember the passion and purpose with which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. helped change the...

 

Authentic food keeps Texaz Grill thriving

What started as an idea to create a little neighborhood steak house has turned into one of the more iconic restaurants in Phoenix. Texaz Grill owner Steve Freidkin recalled the discussion he had with then-business partner Jim Mitchell in 1985, which...

 

Kings-Oilers Sums

First Period_1, Edmonton, Green 1 (Petry, Paajarvi), 11:21. Penalties_Brown, LA (hooking), 9:21; Teubert, Edm (slashing), 15:55. Second Period_None. Penalties_Kopitar, LA (holding), 5:13; Clifford, LA, misconduct, 11:37.

 
From Violence in Iraq to Hardships in Brooklyn

From Violence in Iraq to Hardships in Brooklyn

On a warm December afternoon, Zahra Nahim stood in her narrow kitchen pulling flat ovals of bread out of the oven, piling plates with yellow rice and shredded chicken - and thoroughly dusting the front of her black abaya with white flour. More on How...

 

China's number of Web users rises to 513 million

BEIJING-An industry group says China's number of Internet users has surged past 500 million and is still growing strongly. The China Internet Network Information Center said Monday the mainland's number of Internet users stood at 513 million in...

 

AP opens full news bureau in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea-The Associated Press opened its newest bureau here Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence to cover news from North Korea in words, pictures and video. In a ceremony that came less...

 
In South Carolina, a mad scramble by GOP primary candidates to halt the Romney Ride-along

In South Carolina, a mad scramble by GOP primary candidates to halt the Romney Ride-along

Daniel Island, S.C.- If it’s South Carolina, it must be crunch time. This is the role we expect of the Palmetto State. This is where front-runners, Mitt “2-and-0” Romney being the 2012 edition, come to seal the deal with GOP primary voters. And where...

 

Retail group forecasts 3.4 pct growth for 2012

NEW YORK-Disregard BC--US--Retail Sales Forecast, f0044. This material is embargoed until 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

 

Asian stocks sink after Europe credit downgrades

BANGKOK-Asian stocks sank Monday after a ratings downgrade rattled Europe and crucial talks aimed at nudging Greece toward solvency were mired in disagreement. Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 8,364.51 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1...

 

Ski resort execs join Reno-Tahoe Olympic board

RENO, Nev. - Two top ski resort executives have joined the board trying to lure the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows CEO Andy Wirth and Vail Resorts co-president Blaise T. Carrig have been elected to...

 
Police Officers Are Killed in Insurgent Attacks in Iraq

Police Officers Are Killed in Insurgent Attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Violence erupted on Sunday in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, as insurgents detonated car bombs and gunmen dressed as police officers but wearing vests filled with explosives attacked a police compound where a top insurgent leader was...

 
The Romney Advantage: Unequally Matched G.O.P. Rivals

The Romney Advantage: Unequally Matched G.O.P. Rivals

WASHINGTON - As effective as Mitt Romney’s campaign has been, it has benefited from one unusual advantage: the absence so far of a fully competitive rival for the Republican nomination. Election 2012 iPhone App A one-stop destination for the latest...

 

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