News archive from 17 June 2011

Pirates catcher Chris Snyder, hobbled after back surgery, unable to help as his wife is attacked

Pirates catcher Chris Snyder, hobbled after back surgery, unable to help as his wife is attacked

Back surgery left Pirates catcher Chris Snyder helpless Wednesday as a man attacked his wife in an apparent case of road rage. Snyder, who underwent surgery last Friday, was unable to get out of the car and needed the help of a Good Samaritan to...

Daily News, 17:00 in Sport
 

Business poll: How happy are you with your job?

the question How happy are you with your job? Very A little bit Not very Totally unhappy

 

Woman leads Carrollton police on brief chase, ending in fiery crash with 2 kids in car

A woman accused of slapping a neighbor’s child led Carrollton police on a brief chase before getting into a fiery crash with two other children in the backseat Wednesday night. The 38-year-old driver, who wasn’t identified, and the two children were...

 

$20M from utility escrow to help Detroit ease its budget deficit

Mayor Dave Bing and the City Council now have an extra $20 million to help fight the city’s budget deficit after state regulators today approved a transfer of money that had been in escrow. The Michigan Public Service Commission, which oversees...

 

Metro Detroit residents send supplies to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.

In the days after a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Mo. in May, the plea went out from an Oakland County judge: Missouri was my home then. Michigan is now. Please help. Today, 51st District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht left with a convoy of three...

 
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Syria violence

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Syria violence

BRASILIA, Brazil U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on Syria's president to stop the bloodshed in his country and engage in dialogue before it's too late. Since protests began in Syria in March against more than four decades of rule...

 

Boston math teacher named Mass. teacher of year

BOSTON-A high school mathematics teacher in Boston who organized the city's first honor society for math students has been named the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. Adam Gray, a Somerville resident who teaches at Monument High School in the South...

 

Hot Links: Megan Fox Looks Sexy at Maui Film Festival

Megan Fox didn't even have to try to look sexy in Hawaii. Plus J.Lo's family picnic and Chris Evans' controversial interview in today's daily 411 links. GOSSIP CENTER: Megan Fox Sexy at Maui Film Festival CELEBUZZ: Jennifer Lopez Goes Glam at...

 

Regents approve Kansas tuition increases

TOPEKA, Kan.-University students in Kansas will see their tuition increase for fall classes under new rates approved Thursday by the Kansas Board of Regents. The proposal, which will generate an additional $26 million for the six state universities,...

 

John Wiley 4th-quarter net income edges up

HOBOKEN, N.J.-John Wiley & Sons Inc., which publishes the "For Dummies" self-help series and Frommer's travel guides, said Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter net income edged up 2 percent as the company cut costs and revenue rose...

 

Study: More college freshmen feel 'above average'

CHICAGO-Among academics who track the behavior of young adults and teens, there's a touchy debate: Should the word "entitled" be used when talking about today's younger people? Are they overconfident in themselves? Jean Twenge, author of the...

 

FCAT investigation underway

Orange and Seminole county school districts are among 14 districts statewide flagged for "extremely unusual levels" of erasure marks on a small number of FCAT exams, the Florida Department of Education said today. The districts have been...

 

Haiti's new president reaches out to emigrants

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti-Haiti's new president is reaching out to the 2 million Haitians emigrants whose earnings abroad have long helped keep the struggling country afloat even while they have been shut out of local politics. Recently inaugurated Michel...

 

About 150 injured in Vancouver riots after Stanley Cup loss

Vancouver, British Columbia - Almost 150 people required hospital treatment and close to 100 were arrested after rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Vancouver...

 

Afghanistan Drawdown In Sight as Pentagon Prepares to Pull Out Troops Next Month

Roughly 800 troops will leave Afghanistan next month -- and they won't be replaced -- raising suspicions that the wheels for President Obama's long-awaited July 2011 drawdown have already been set in motion. In his final press conference at the...

Fox News, 17:10 in Politics
 

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