News archive from 16 June 2012

Lindsay Lohan: Tired, yes. Hospitalized? No. Deep breaths, y'all

Lindsay Lohan found unconscious in a hotel penthouse! Lindsay Lohan rushed to the hospital! Lindsay Lohan ... well, Lindsay Lohan will have to wait for another day for those headlines, because that's not what went down Friday, despite early reports to...

 

Crunch time in Europe: What should investors do?

CHICAGO (AP) — It's gut-check time for investors. Again.Two potentially tumultuous weeks loom in the European debt crisis, kicked off by Greek elections on Sunday. Once the two weeks are behind them, investors still face a stretch of slow — or no —...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

Bail bonds proposal heads to the full House

RALEIGH A bill that would restrict government programs that allow some indigent defendants to be released from jail without posting a bond will now go to the full House for debate. A judiciary subcommittee approved Senate Bill 756 on Wednesday,...

 

Films & programs: Author Peter Greenberg, 'The First 70' showing

TRAVEL Presentation Meet Peter Greenberg as he launches his new guidebook series "Like a Local." When, where, 6 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. (626) 449-3220. STATE PARKS Movie The...

 

Letters: You're not getting his seat

What's up with families not being able to sit together on an airplane ["How to Sit Tight," by Catharine Hamm, June 10]? I am a 58-year-old man who travels regularly for business and leisure. I usually buy my tickets months in advance mostly...

 

Crunch time in Europe: What should investors do?

CHICAGO -- It's gut-check time for investors. Again. Two potentially tumultuous weeks loom in the European debt crisis, kicked off by Greek elections on Sunday. Once the two weeks are behind them, investors still face a stretch of slow - or no -...

 
Tourist outings on 1 day in 5 cities: Impressions

Tourist outings on 1 day in 5 cities: Impressions

The Associated Press sent reporters out on a tourist's itinerary for one day in five cities to compare prices, hassles and other aspects of their experience. Here are some of their impressions: DUBAI Adam Schreck on wandering in the alleyways of the...

 

Humorists' comments

“Pundits are saying that President Obama is starting to lose support among his own party. To give you an idea of how bad it's gotten, today Jimmy Carter compared him to Jimmy Carter.” “A new book claims President Obama...

 

Yvette Wilson, 'Moesha' actress, dies of cancer

NEW YORK -- Yvette Wilson, a comic who was featured on the 1990s sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," has died. Her manager, Holly Carter, says Wilson died of cervical cancer on Thursday. Wilson was 48 and lived in...

 

NYC mayor: Not always obvious who's a prostitute

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it's not always easy to spot a prostitute.The subject came up during Bloomberg's weekly radio show Friday when WOR host John Gambling asked him about an anti-sex-trafficking bill passed by the...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Los Angeles County court employees get pink slips

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County court system began handing out layoff notices Friday as plunging budgets set in motion major reductions.Officials said the cutbacks in the court system will affect 431 employees and 56 courtrooms in a county...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Katrina levee breach won't get historic listing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two sites where levees breached during Hurricane Katrina and led to catastrophic flooding in New Orleans will not be listed on the National Register of Historic Places alongside notable landmarks such as Civil War battlefields and...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Fort Rucker upgrades security processing at gate with technology

FORT RUCKER-Security officers atFortRucker's access control gates are now able to speed up processing visitors' information by scanning a person's identification instead of writing everything down. A scanning device is being used to scan the back of a...

 

Burger King plans big expansion in China

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is setting its sights on China.The world's second largest hamburger chain says it will open 1,000 restaurants in the country over the next five to seven years. It's the largest multi-unit development deal in Burger King's...

Chron, 17:09 in Business
 
Actor Jeff Garlin yells 'Tigers fans suck' over PA at Wrigley Field

Actor Jeff Garlin yells 'Tigers fans suck' over PA at Wrigley Field

Man, the fact that Detroit Tigers fans overran Wrigley Field this week really seems to be sticking in Chicago's craw. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and Cubs fan Jeff Garlin sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the...

 

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