News archive from 16 May 2011

Brown: DiMasi charges the result of 1-party rule

NEWTON, Mass.-Sen. Scott Brown says federal corruption charges against former state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi are the result of one-party rule by Massachusetts Democrats. The Republican senator spoke Sunday at commencement ceremonies at Lasell...

 

Senate panel to unveil Mass. FY12 spending plan

BOSTON-Lawmakers drafting a Massachusetts state budget are about to take another step forward. The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday is expected to release its version of a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. The House...

 

Years of cuts bring Florida schools to breaking point

The choice of classes is smaller these days at Lake Howell High School, the wait for a guidance counselor longer and the campus shabbier, with its once blue floor tiles worn to a dull gray. Like other Seminole County schools, Lake Howell still prides...

 
Matt Kenseth pulls away late, wins at Dover

Matt Kenseth pulls away late, wins at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth pulled away late on the strength of a two-tire pit stop to win the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Kenseth led the final 32 laps Sunday to win for the second time this season. He also won at Texas and became...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

- ___ ISRAEL Israeli troops clash with Arab protesters along three hostile borders - Syria, Lebanon and Gaza - leaving 16 people dead and dozens more wounded in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations marking a Palestinian day of mourning for their...

Chron, 17:10 in World News
 

Egypt's Christian leader calls for end of sit-in

CAIRO - Christian protesters disregarded a call by their faith's top Egyptian leader to end a weeklong sit-in in front of a government building on the Nile, remaining in place Sunday, a day after a mob attacked them and their supporters, injuring 78....

Chron, 17:11 in World News
 

Iran president dismisses criticism of appointments

TEHRAN, Iran-Iran's president on Sunday dismissed criticism of appointments and dismissals from his Cabinet without parliamentary approval. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks in a televised speech risked widening a rift with the parliament and...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

--- ISRAEL Israeli troops clash with Arab protesters along three hostile borders - Syria, Lebanon and Gaza - leaving 16 people dead and dozens more wounded in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations marking a Palestinian day of mourning for their...

 
Muslim mothers in India charged in 'honor killings' for strangling daughters who married Hindu men

Muslim mothers in India charged in 'honor killings' for strangling daughters who married Hindu men

Two Muslim mothers in India were arrested and accused of killing their daughters for dishonoring their families for running off with Hindu men, authorities said. Newlyweds Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, who were neighbors, were strangled when they...

 

26th AIDS Walk New York draws 40,000 people to Central Park in honor of loved ones lost to disease

New Yorkers turned out 40,000 strong Sunday to honor the memory of loved ones felled by AIDS and support those living with the dreaded disease. The 26th annual AIDS Walk New York drew throngs of marchers to Central Park, their enthusiasm undampened by...

 

Last Hope for German Liberals? A Vietnamese-Born Doctor

ROSTOCK, GERMANY - A young Vietnamese-born physician has become the German liberals’ last hope for defending their standing in the government and preparing for the next federal elections, set to take place in 2013. The politician, Philipp Rösler, 38,...

 

Canadian banks and pension funds bid for TMX

TORONTO -- A group of nine Canadian banks and pension funds has submitted a C$3.6 billion (US$3.7 billion) rival bid for the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, hoping to derail a controversial merger with the London Stock Exchange. The financial...

 

Too Many Students and Not Enough Chairs in Germany’s Universities

PARIS - Migration and Education, a seminar class led by Professor Merle Hummrich at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, was intended for 50 students, limited by how many term papers she could grade. But according to Carmen Eckstein, a...

 

Singapore Faces Life Without Lee

SINGAPORE - For most Singaporeans, it is inconceivable that the government does not have Lee Kuan Yew at the helm or very near it. That break with the past came sooner than expected on Saturday with the announcement that Mr. Lee, 87, had relinquished...

 
Illinois basketball definitely in transition

Illinois basketball definitely in transition

CHAMPAIGN - With the surprising early departure of Jereme Richmond to the NBA draft in the rearview mirror for Illinois, the Illini have shifted their focus to next season, a season that holds a lot of uncertainty. Illinois will have just one senior -...

 

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