News archive from 16 June 2011

Gun at anti-violence film shoot leads to arrests

OAKLAND, Calif.-Police arrested an Oakland student, teacher and school counselor after finding a real gun among props that were being used to shoot a video in a public park about the dangers of gun violence. Oakland police said the group from the...

 

Providence gets interim schools superintendent

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The Providence School Board has chosen the schools superintendent in Portsmouth to temporarily lead the capital city's school system. Susan F. Lusi has been selected as interim superintendent for Providence Public Schools. Lusi's...

 

La. lawmakers keep earmarks out of budget

BATON ROUGE, La.-It's a lean year for earmarks and pet projects in the Louisiana Legislature. Even in difficult budget years, lawmakers have packed millions into spending plans for favored add-ons, like local museums, senior centers and water and...

 

Kissinger donates his papers to Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn.-Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped steer Vietnam war policy, will donate his collection of some one million documents and objects covering his life as a diplomat, teacher and private citizen to Yale...

 
Bill Clinton raves over 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' on opening night: 'It was fabulous'

Bill Clinton raves over 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' on opening night: 'It was fabulous'

Bubba has been ensnared in Spider-Man's web. Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he was blown away by the opening night performance of the Broadway musical known more for its travails than triumphs. "What an amazing and historic...

 

Oil down nearly 5 pct. on stronger dollar, Europe

NEW YORK -- The financial crisis in Europe threatens to snuff out the four-month rally in oil that began in Libya. Here's a breakdown of how energy contracts traded Wednesday: On the New York Mercantile Exchange: Crude fell $4.56 to settle at $94.81...

 

Osborne Talks Up British Economy as Numbers Disappoint

LONDON - It is the job of the chancellor of the Exchequer to project an air of optimism, no matter how bad the data on the British economy have become. And at a glittering dinner Wednesday night in the city of London, George Osborne did his utmost....

 

Senators unveil plan for transit board for buses, light rail

A bipartisan trio of senators has unveiled Lansing’s latest attempt to create a regional transit board to oversee coordinated buses and light rail at a crucial time for metro Detroit. The bills would set up a board that tasked with modernizing and...

 
Woman arrested in September fatal crash

Woman arrested in September fatal crash

Authorities say an Orange County woman jailed Tuesday was under the influence of prescription pills when her car barreled off State Road 50 last year, striking and killing a pedestrian. The crash happened on Sept. 24 at about 7:15 a.m. A witness said...

 

CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

CONCORD, N.H. - Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but...

 

Bristol Palin puts Arizona house up for rent

PHOENIX - Bristol Palin didn’t stay too long in her house 35 miles south of Phoenix in Maricopa. A real estate agent has confirmed the daughter of possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin is renting out the 4,000 square foot house. Nate Martinez...

 

Chrysler to invest $114 million, reopen Trenton North engine plant

Chrysler Group LLC announced today it plans to invest $114 million to reopen part of the shuttered Trenton North engine plant - a move that will allow the company to keep 268 jobs there. The Downriver engine plant, which produced V-6 engines, will now...

 
Think you know all about golf's U.S. Open? Try this quiz

Think you know all about golf's U.S. Open? Try this quiz

How well do you know the U.S. Open? Try this quiz from Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson, but beware -- the back nine is tougher than the front. Answers are at bottom right: Front nine 1. Who is the only player to win the U.S. Junior Amateur,...

 

Volcano ash turns Asian eclipse blood red

SYDNEY - Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers. The Sydney Observatory said the eclipse was to begin at 3:25 a.m. Thursday (1:25 p.m. EDT,...

Chron, 17:08 in World News
 

Britain's Cameron sees `time on our side' in Libya

KHOMS, Libya - Britain's prime minister said Wednesday that time is running out for Moammar Gadhafi's forces, as the Libyan government tried to deny reports that rebels were making fresh gains toward the capital. Further rebel successes in the...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

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