News archive from 20 June 2012

Biden rallies public employee unions in LA

Once again taking on the role of working-class man in the White House, Joe Biden spoke to a gathering of public employee unions Tuesday, rallying them to fight against what he called "the greatest assault on working class people and their unions...

 
Dwyane Wade in middle of custody drama during NBA Finals

Dwyane Wade in middle of custody drama during NBA Finals

As he battles to win the NBA Finals, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is locked in a parental war with his ex-wife which escalated this weekend. Wade's ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, was arrested on Monday on two counts of attempted child abduction and...

 
UK: 'Arms' ship for Syria heading back to Russia

UK: 'Arms' ship for Syria heading back to Russia

LONDON (AP) — A Russian-operated ship said to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appears to have turned back after its British insurer removed coverage for the vessel, U.K. officials said Tuesday.Britain's Foreign Office said the ship, the MV...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

1 in 8 with Alzheimer's, delirium face complications

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in eight Alzheimer's patients with severe confusion has a major complication within a year of getting out of the hospital, in a new study. Those complications, according to the researchers, include mental decline,...

 
Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world's mayors say they are taking real, measurable action to slow global warming, even as national governments struggle to define the goals of the upcoming Rio earth summit.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the C40...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 

Sox demote Stewart, recall Axelrod

Zach Stewart, roughed up Monday in the Chicago White Sox's 12-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, was sent to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday and fellow right-hander Dylan Axelrod was recalled. Stewart (1-2, 6.OO ERA) worked 5 2/3 innings and allowed six runs...

 

Fans won't have 'BCS' to kick around anymore

Those lame "they can take the C out of BCS jokes" are going to feel especially outdated come 2014. With college football's decision-makers meeting in Chicago this week, it's worth keeping in mind that the oft-ripped Bowl Championship Series...

 
Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

RIO DE JANEIRO The world's mayors say they are taking real, measurable action to slow global warming, even as national governments struggle to define the goals of the upcoming Rio earth summit. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the C40 grouping of...

 

Rick Snyder: 2/3 majority to approve tax increases unnecessary

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder said today he's opposed to a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to approve a tax increase. “I don't think that's really required,” Snyder said after a bill...

 
Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

Mayors vaunt progress against climate change

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The world's mayors say they are taking real, measurable action to slow global warming, even as national governments struggle to define the goals of the upcoming Rio earth summit. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the C40 grouping...

 

Man shot near uptown

A man was seriously hurt Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on North Tryon Street, less than a mile outside of Charlotte's uptown. The shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a gas station at the corner of North Tryon Street and...

 
Joe Miller accepts borough offer of compromise in lawsuit

Joe Miller accepts borough offer of compromise in lawsuit

Former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has accepted an offer from the Fairbanks North Star Borough to end a dispute over alleged leaks from Miller's personnel file with the borough. Click to enlarge Joe Miller Miller's attorney filed papers Monday...

 
Wade dealing with custody issue during Finals

Wade dealing with custody issue during Finals

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife's right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed the boys' return to his custody and led to her arrest. Wade's attorney, James Pritikin, filed an...

 
England beats Ukraine 1-0 to advance at Euro 2012

England beats Ukraine 1-0 to advance at Euro 2012

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Wayne Rooney returned from suspension Tuesday and scored on a header in the 48th minute to give England a 1-0 victory over Ukraine and a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals. England won Group D and will next face Italy...

 
France reaches Euro 2012 quarters despite 2-0 loss

France reaches Euro 2012 quarters despite 2-0 loss

KIEV, Ukraine -- France backed into the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Tuesday, losing 2-0 to Sweden but going through thanks to England's win over Ukraine. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of the best goals of the tournament with an...

 

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