News archive from 18 June 2011

Wide streets, fast cars, impaired pedestrians a deadly combination in Orlando

Wide streets, fast cars, impaired pedestrians a deadly combination in Orlando

No one knows what was going through Jack Couture's mind that Monday morning in February when he started crossing traffic-clogged Colonial Drive at Maguire Boulevard by Orlando Fashion Square. Almost certainly, he thought he could make it to the other...

 

Escaped convict pleads not guilty in crime rampage

BOSTON-An escaped convict accused of shooting a Massachusetts barbershop customer to death and wounding two police officers in a retaliatory shooting sat in a wheelchair Friday as he pleaded not guilty to murder and 15 other charges. Tamik Kirkland,...

 

Go Daddy gets approval to go .XXX

Several years of fiery resistance from adult-industry leaders, government officials and private-sector trademark holders came down to one vote by a powerful Internet-governing agency in March. The .XXX Internet domain, which Scottsdale-based Go Daddy...

 

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy engaged -- but to whom?

Congratulations are in order for "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Not only did he just hire a six-person writing staff to beef up the third season of the FOX hit, but he announced on Friday's (June 17) Ryan Seacrest radio show that he's engaged....

 
Beyonce, Brand, late documentarian Tim Hetherington among 178 invited to join film academy

Beyonce, Brand, late documentarian Tim Hetherington among 178 invited to join film academy

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce Knowles, Russell Brand, David Duchovny and “King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film academy said Friday it has invited 178 film-industry workers to...

 

Should she bring up his occasional white lies?

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: I’ve been dating an awesome guy for about four months. Nine times out of 10, when we make plans together, he honors them and we have a great time. But whenever he does cancel, he offers the...

 

U.S. to stop accepting most mail to Canada

Washington - The U.S. Postal Service says it will stop accepting most mail to Canada effective on Saturday night. Postal officials said they were acting because it appears labor problems being experienced by Canada Post will continue at least into...

 

Stocks have their first winning week since April

Hopes for a solution to Greece's debt problems are helping stocks eke out their first week of gains since April. Germany softened its stance on conditions for giving Greece more loans on Friday. Traders are hoping that the move will prevent Greece...

Chron, 17:08 in Business
 

32 South Texans accused of defrauding insurer

MCALLEN, Texas -- Federal authorities have arrested 32 south Texas residents in what they describe as a wide-ranging fraud scheme that bilked insurer AFLAC out of $3 million over a decade. The 32 - including a police officer, teachers and county...

 
Internet braces for '.Vegas' and other not-coms

Internet braces for '.Vegas' and other not-coms

WASHINGTON -- Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in ".bank," ".Vegas" and ".Canon." The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates to a nearly limitless...

 

June Is National Employee Wellness Month

As millions of students are graduating from high schools, universities, graduate schools and technical schools, many are hoping to enter the workforce as soon as they can. There has been much talk about the changing climate of health care –...

Fox News, 17:11 in Health
 

Man Lives With 186-Pound Tumor on Leg

His 186-pound tumor is record-breaking, but the size of his smile is what's really remarkable about Nguyen Duy Hai. The 31-year-old Vietnamese man has had a tumor growing on his right leg since soon after he was born. Despite having an amputation...

Fox News, 17:11 in Health
 

Put a cork in the Internet bubble talk - for now

San Francisco - It's starting to feel like a 1999 flashback. Internet companies - some of them profitable, some not - sense a golden opportunity and are lining up to go public this year. But here's something to keep in mind as the latest case of...

 

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy engaged -- but to whom?

Congratulations are in order for "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Not only did he just hire a six-person writing staff to beef up the third season of the FOX hit, but he announced on Friday's (June 17) Ryan Seacrest radio show that he's engaged....

 

Legoland Florida: Park releases sneak peek video tour of park

Legoland Florida has released a video sneak peek at its soon-to-open Central Florida theme park. Called "A Walk in the Park ," the video features a tour hosted by Legoland General Manager Adrian Jones. It was distributed to members of the...

 

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