News archive from 17 September 2011

Bachmann: Solyndra shows Obama's abuse of power

COSTA MESA, Calif.-Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says a half-billion dollar government loan to a solar energy manufacturer is an example of an "abuse of authority and power." Bachmann made the remarks Friday at an Orange...

 

Detroit News launches free iPad app

The Detroit News has launched a free iPad application, giving readers a new way to view the latest news and share it with friends and others through integrations with Facebook and Twitter. The app and one also launched by the Detroit Free Press are...

 

Comcast offers discount Internet access for low-income youth

Detroit- Hoping to bridge the technological divide among Michigan youth, Comcast announced Friday a statewide program offering discounted high-speed Internet service and affordable computers for low-income families. Broadband Internet is now available...

 

Obama signs 1st major patent law change since 1952

Alexandria, Va.- President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a major overhaul of the nation's patent system to ease the way for inventors to bring their products to market. "We can't afford to drag our feet any longer," he said. Passed in...

 

Violent crime plunges 12 percent in US in 2010

WASHINGTON - The number of violent crimes fell by a surprisingly large 12 percent in the United States last year, a far bigger drop than the nation has been averaging since 2001, the Justice Department said. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported...

 

Migration Prompts E.U. to Seek New Travel Rules

PARIS - The European Union authorities Friday sought to set new rules to maintain passport-free travel across large parts of the region, a response to recent moves by some governments to reinstate border controls because of mounting concern over what...

 

Detroit News launches free iPad app

The Detroit News has launched a free iPad application, giving readers a new way to view the latest news and share it with friends and others through integrations with Facebook and Twitter. The app and one also launched by the Detroit Free Press are...

 
Abbas Says He Will Seek Palestinian State at the Security Council

Abbas Says He Will Seek Palestinian State at the Security Council

JERUSALEM - The Palestinian president announced Friday that he would seek membership for a Palestinian state at the United Nations Security Council next week, a move strongly opposed by Israel and the United States that adds significant tension to one...

 

Jews worried by Vatican gesture to traditionalists

VATICAN CITY-Jewish groups are voicing concern about the Vatican's latest bid to reconcile with a group of breakaway traditionalist Catholics. The groups are calling for continued observance of the church's official teachings about Judaism and other...

 
Irish man arrested in Brazil with cocaine in gut

Irish man arrested in Brazil with cocaine in gut

RIO DE JANEIRO-Brazilian federal police say an Irish man has been arrested with nearly two pounds of cocaine in his gut. Police are identifying the 20-year-old suspect only by his initials, P.B.K. Investigators say in a news release that he tried to...

 

Magnitude-6.6 quake shakes Japan

NEW YORK-A magnitude-6.6 earthquake shook the east coast of Japan off Honshu early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No tsunami warning was issued, and no damage or casualties were immediately reported. The 4:26 a.m. Friday (1926...

 

Venezuela politician says backed by rights court

CARACAS, Venezuela-An opposition politician said Friday that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has sided with him by ordering Venezuela to lift a decision barring him from running for the presidency. Leopoldo Lopez announced the decision on his...

 

Photo Essay: Marines fight on in south Afghanistan

PATROL BASE 302, Afghanistan-One small U.S. Marine base in southern Afghanistan is surrounded on three sides by bomb-infested farmland and ever-changing Taliban firing positions. The base is reachable only by foot, on the fourth side, by way of a path...

 
Fathers and the XX-Factor

Fathers and the XX-Factor

SCIENCE confirmed last week what A. J. Jacobs had already feared. Readers’ Comments Share your thoughts on the Motherlode blog. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTimesfashion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and headlines. “I knew that my...

 

Nicotine could be put on list of banned substances

GENEVA-The World Anti-Doping Agency can take the first steps toward classifying nicotine as a performance-enhancing drug on Saturday, when it meets to update its list of substances prohibited in sport. WADA has received a report from its accredited...

 

News Widget for Webmasters

Newsrt at twitter

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30