News archive from 18 July 2012

Report: Michigan's Red Berenson says he'll know when it's time to retire

Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is confident he'll know when it's time to call it quits.Berenson, 72, agreed to a three-year contract extension on Monday; it will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season. "The moment I feel like I'm not...

 

News Summary: Cheaper gas keeps US prices flat

PRICES FLAT: Consumer prices were unchanged in June, held down by cheaper gas. Outside the volatile food and energy categories, inflation was mild.NO INFLATION: Weak economic growth is limiting the ability of companies to raise prices. The tame...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 

Roberts to speak to Uptown Democrats

Jennifer Roberts, the Democratic congressional candidate in the 9th District, will speak to the Uptown Democratic Forum Friday. The group meets at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Lunch is $10. RSVP to patcotham@gmail.com or...

 

Some say Okla. shootings underscore racial divide

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two men accused in a shooting rampage in Tulsa are headed to court in a case closely watched by some residents who say it has highlighted the city's racial divisions.Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 33, face murder and hate...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 
Ala. police name, charge gunman in bar shooting

Ala. police name, charge gunman in bar shooting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police say the gunman who opened fire on a crowded bar is a 44-year-old Alabama man.Tuscaloosa police say Nathan Van Wilkins turned himself in Tuesday, several hours after the shooting at a bar near the University of Alabama...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 
Broadway musical launches online auditions to play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy  

Broadway musical launches online auditions to play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy  

If you look, sound and move like a young Michael Jackson, your shot to star in the upcoming Broadway musical “Motown” is a click away. The show’s producer, music mogul Berry Gordy, is looking for a multi talented African-American youth to play three...

 
Bliss on the waterfront: Balmy breezes and free flicks at Brooklyn Bridge Park 

Bliss on the waterfront: Balmy breezes and free flicks at Brooklyn Bridge Park 

On the Brooklyn waterfront, summer bliss is as simple as a free flick on a balmy night. Thousands of movie lovers who have figured out this easy-on-the-wallet formula head for Brooklyn Bridge Park on July and August Thursdays. They find themselves a...

 

Mexico: 64 dialects at high risk of disappearing

MEXICO CITY -- Sixty-four of Mexico's 364 Indian dialects are at "high risk" of dying out, with less than 100 speakers of each remaining, the head of the country's National Institute of Indian Languages said Tuesday. Institute head Javier...

 

Frank Schleck out of Tour de France after failed doping test

PAU, France - Star rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg failed a doping test and pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, another reminder of how drugs persist in shadowing cycling's premier event. Cycling's governing body said Schleck tested...

 

News Summary: Cheaper gas keeps US prices flat

PRICES FLAT: Consumer prices were unchanged in June, held down by cheaper gas. Outside the volatile food and energy categories, inflation was mild. NO INFLATION: Weak economic growth is limiting the ability of companies to raise prices. The tame...

 

Mexico: 64 dialects at high risk of disappearing

MEXICO CITY Sixty-four of Mexico's 364 Indian dialects are at "high risk" of dying out, with less than 100 speakers of each remaining, the head of the country's National Institute of Indian Languages said Tuesday. Institute head Javier Lopez...

 

Mexico: 64 dialects at high risk of disappearing

MEXICO CITY - Sixty-four of Mexico's 364 Indian dialects are at "high risk" of dying out, with less than 100 speakers of each remaining, the head of the country's National Institute of Indian Languages said Tuesday. Institute head Javier...

 

Plane crash rescuers found Heinze strapped into seat

Former Alaska state Rep. Cheryll Heinze was still strapped into her airplane seat, her seatbelt fastened, when rescuers found her submerged in cold lake water after the plane crashed July 10 in Homer, federal investigators say. The National...

 
Lawyer: Police tell 'fairy tale' about Pa. arrest

Lawyer: Police tell 'fairy tale' about Pa. arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for a black high school student who said he was beaten by three white police officers in Pittsburgh is calling police accounts of his arrest a "fairy tale."Jordan Miles filed a federal civil rights lawsuit...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

Duke Energy faces shareholder suit over CEO switch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. is facing a shareholder lawsuit alleging directors of America's largest electric company hurt investors by misleading North Carolina regulators about who the CEO would be after taking over Progress Energy.The...

Chron, 17:09 in World News
 

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