News archive from 19 July 2012

Cris Carter flips script, calls Lions' Calvin Johnson the NFL's most dangeorus weapon

Cris Carter flips script, calls Lions' Calvin Johnson the NFL's most dangeorus weapon

Cris Carter apparently has changed his opinion on Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. And then some. Eleven months after famously saying Johnson is not among the top five receivers in the NFL, Carter called Johnson “the most dangerous weapon” in the...

 

New inquiry into death of UN's Dag Hammarskjold

LONDON -- A group of international jurists say they'll be reinvestigating the 1961 death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjokld, one of the Cold War's most enduring mysteries. A statement released Wednesday on the jurists' behalf said the team...

 

Yum posts rare profit decline in China

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains says its second-quarter net income rose 5 percent on strong sales in its U.S. business. But the restaurant company reported a rare profit decline in its key China market.Yum...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 
Video: Lions' Cliff Avril stops by ESPN, repeats he's not planning to attend start of camp

Video: Lions' Cliff Avril stops by ESPN, repeats he's not planning to attend start of camp

Cliff Avril is making the rounds today at ESPN. The Lions defensive end, who couldn't reach an agreement with the team on a long-term deal by Monday's deadline for franchised players, repeated to ESPN's Jay Crawford that he wouldn't report when...

 

Kanepi, Petkovic pull out of Olympic Games

Estonian Kaia Kanepi and German Andrea Petkovic have pulled out of the upcoming London Olympic Games due to injuries. The 16th-ranked Kanepi was also forced to skip the recently-concluded Wimbledon event because of a heel injury, while the world No....

 

Romney says no veep choice yet, attacks Obama's inactive jobs council

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he has not yet picked his running mate, but pledged that the vice presidential nominee would hew to conservative values. "I can assure you that even though I have not chosen the person who...

 

Romney notes better job creation in states with Republican governors

Mitt Romney observed this week that he was beginning to see a pattern: States with Republican governors are doing better in terms of job creation than those with Democrats at the helm. "I have to tell you," he told donors at a fundraiser in...

 
Ricky Martin is 'having the time of my life'

Ricky Martin is 'having the time of my life'

NEW YORK -- Ricky Martin says Broadway is a monster that requires discipline, concentration and dedication, but "Evita'"s "Che" is feeling so happy and so at home that he can't imagine moving for a while. "I would love to do...

 

New inquiry into death of UN's Dag Hammarskjold

LONDON (AP) — A group of international jurists say they'll be reinvestigating the 1961 death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjokld, one of the Cold War's most enduring mysteries.A statement released Wednesday on the jurists' behalf said the team...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 
Flash-flood warning issued for Madison, Morgan and Marshall counties

Flash-flood warning issued for Madison, Morgan and Marshall counties

File photo. MADISON COUNTY, Alabama -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from east central Morgan County, south central Madison County and west central Marshall County until 6:30 p.m. According to Huntsville's National...

 
New mayor on horizon in Lipscomb after Melanie Bouyer opts against re-election

New mayor on horizon in Lipscomb after Melanie Bouyer opts against re-election

LIPSCOMB, Alabama -- The city of Lipscomb will have a new mayor later this year. Incumbent Mayor Melanie Bouyer did not qualify to seek a second term, meaning there will be a two-way race between Deborah Miller, a former mayor and city councilwoman,...

 

New inquiry into death of UN's Dag Hammarskjold

LONDON A group of international jurists say they'll be reinvestigating the 1961 death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjokld, one of the Cold War's most enduring mysteries. A statement released Wednesday on the jurists' behalf said the team would...

 

News Summary: Vatican passes transparency test

PASSING GRADE: A Council of Europe report showed that the Vatican received compliant or largely compliant grades on nine of the 16 "key and core" internationally recognized recommendations to fight money laundering and terrorist...

Chron, 17:06 in Business
 
Iraq veteran to receive Soldier's Medal for saving woman caught in flash flood

Iraq veteran to receive Soldier's Medal for saving woman caught in flash flood

Lt. Col. Jimmy Bowie of the Army Materiel Command chief of staff office will receive the Soldier's Medal on Friday for rescuing a woman caught in a flash flood on April 27, 2011. (Submitted photo)HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- It didn't seem heroic to Lt....

 

New inquiry into death of UN's Dag Hammarskjold

LONDON - A group of international jurists say they'll be reinvestigating the 1961 death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjokld, one of the Cold War's most enduring mysteries. A statement released Wednesday on the jurists' behalf said the team...

 

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