News archive from 20 June 2011

Nationals vs. Orioles: Baltimore halts Washington’s winning streak at eight games

Nationals vs. Orioles: Baltimore halts Washington’s winning streak at eight games

The Washington Nationals’ winning streak moved them one victory away from a rare milestone, and Sunday they abandoned the brand of baseball that created it. They made three errors, their starting pitcher could not survive the fifth inning and their...

 

Tropical Storm Beatriz forms in the Pacific

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beatriz has formed off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean and could become a hurricane by Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said Sunday that the storm was about 200 miles south-southwest of Acapulco. It had...

 

51 pageant queens compete for Miss USA in Vegas

Las Vegas- Fifty-one beauty queens from around the country planned to smile and strut before a panel of judges and a live audience in Sin City tonight to determine the country's next Miss USA. The winner will replace Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, and be...

 

UN: 15 wounded in Darfur fighting

KHARTOUM, Sudan-The U.N. says at least 15 people have been wounded in an armed clash in the troubled Darfur region. A U.N. statement Sunday said it was not known how many people were killed in the clash between "unknown armed men and the Sudanese...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Syrian troops combing through rebellious villages near the Turkish border set fire to homes and a bakery, cutting off a lifeline to thousands of uprooted people stranded in miserable open-air encampments. The military carries out mass...

 

Mass. summit to focus on job creation, work skills

STURBRIDGE, Mass.-Labor, education and business leaders are planning a summit to discuss job-creation strategies and skills development for workers and industries in Massachusetts. The second annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit is scheduled...

 

Ex-Tiger Bruce Fields named Indians' hitting coach

Bruce Fields, the Tigers' hitting coach from 2003-05, is the new hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians announced Sunday that Fields had replaced Jon Nunnally. Fields is in his sixth year in the organization, serving as minor-league...

 

Boston summer camps to get city inspections

BOSTON-Boston city inspection records show some summer camps have kept shoddy health and immunization records, operated without proper permits or failed to get adequate fire inspections. The Boston Herald reported Sunday that city inspectors say they...

 

Reports: MSU lands four-star defensive end Se'Von Pittman

East Lansing - Michigan State is trailing Michigan in sheer numbers for the 2012 recruiting class, but on Sunday, the Spartans landed a big-time player out of Ohio. Se'Von Pittman, a defensive end from Canton McKinley High, made a verbal commitment to...

 

Report: Many Mass. parolees end up back in prison

BOSTON-A new analysis says more than one-third of Massachusetts prisoners with serious criminal convictions who were paroled over the past five years ended up back in prison. The Boston Globe reports Sunday that its review found 69 of the 201...

 

Ex-Tiger Bruce Fields named Indians' hitting coach

Bruce Fields, the Tigers' hitting coach from 2003-05, is the new hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians announced Sunday that Fields had replaced Jon Nunnally. Fields is in his sixth year in the organization, serving as minor-league...

 

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. urges south suburbs to unite for casino bid

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is wading into the high-stakes fight over a proposed south suburban casino, pushing for a multitown commission to pick a developer and control the project. The move is drawing skepticism from two mayors planning to bid for...

 
Aussie man nearly dies of alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, docs want gel locked up

Aussie man nearly dies of alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, docs want gel locked up

An Australian man who was being treated for alcoholism got bombed after guzzling a load of hand sanitizer, sparking calls from health officials to keep the surprisingly highly alcoholic gels on lockdown. Doctors called attention to the hazard of loose...

 
Thousands of cyclists take it off for World Naked Bike Ride; meant to raise environmental awareness

Thousands of cyclists take it off for World Naked Bike Ride; meant to raise environmental awareness

Thousands of bikers around the world traded their bike shorts for their birthday suits on Saturday night for the 8th annual Naked Bike Ride. Hordes of cyclists in the buff in 80 cities globally observed the day with rides across the globe to raise...

 

Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR race at MIS

BROOKLYN — Denny Hamlin won a race off pit road on Lap 193 and hung on to win today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway. See the leaderboard Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought out the fifth caution...

 

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