News archive from 21 May 2011

Fortune Brands reaches deal to sell golf business

Fortune Brands reaches deal to sell golf business

The company behind Fila shoes and clothing is taking a swing at golf, forming a foursome to purchase the maker of Titleist golf balls and FootJoy shoes from Fortune Brands Inc. Korean investors led by athletic company Fila Korea Ltd. and Mirae Asset...

Apple making its move into cloud music

Apple making its move into cloud music

Preparing to launch its own "cloud music service," Apple Inc. has reached tentative agreements with all four major record labels that would allow users to listen to songs from an Internet connection. It is unclear whether the Silicon Valley...


Guilty Verdicts in Child Murder Case in Israel

JERUSALEM - The case of a grisly 2008 killing of 4-year-old girl that shocked Israelis ended this week with an Israeli court finding the girl’s paternal grandfather guilty of her murder. The court also convicted the girl’s mother of soliciting the...


Indonesia Outlines Plan to Curb Forest Clearing

JAKARTA - Indonesia on Friday released the details of an eagerly awaited $1 billion deal to curb forest destruction and cut greenhouse gas emissions, but it faced criticism from environmentalists, who said the plan gave industry too much leeway for...


Special units rescue Tucson man held for ransom, Phoenix police say

A Tucson man who was ran off the road and held for ransom was rescued this week by Phoenix police, with the help of a media organization, authorities said Friday. Police were tipped off Wednesday by a news crew that had been contacted by the...


Regular-season success vs. Heat means nothing to Bulls

Derrick Rose said it felt like "years ago." Joakim Noah rolled his eyes. The Bulls are putting zero stock in the fact that they won at Miami on March 6, a victory secured when Noah switched onto LeBron James on the final possession and...

Silk Production Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

Silk Production Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

Most commercial silk today comes from the cocoons of domesticated silkworms, bred over thousands of years to produce cocoons that are easy to unravel into silk that is easy to dye. The use of silkworms is thought to have originated in China nearly...

Building up to a possible campaign, Mitch Daniels is in stitches

Building up to a possible campaign, Mitch Daniels is in stitches

It simply hasn't been a good week to be a Republican presidential hopeful. The latest: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels received 16 stitches to his forehead Friday after what his office described as a "post-workout accident." "As he concluded...


Verifone, Hypercom abandon unit sale to Ingenico

WASHINGTON -- VeriFone Systems Inc., Hypercom Corp. and Ingenico SA have abandoned plans for Hypercom to sell its U.S. payment systems business to Ingenico SA in order to alleviate antitrust concerns about VeriFone's proposed purchase of the rest of...

Billionaire Pickens says Obama lacks energy plan

Billionaire Pickens says Obama lacks energy plan

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens faulted President Barack Obama on Friday, saying the president has failed to develop the energy plan he promised Americans as a presidential candidate in 2008. The oil magnate and advocate for...


Royal Delta rallies to win the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) - Royal Delta rallied to beat Buster's Ready by 2


Selig calls Dodgers' ownership woes 'historic,' dodges MLB's role in helping team make payroll

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig calls the Los Angeles Dodgers' turbulent ownership situation "historic," and acknowledges the league has stepped in to help financially troubled teams in the past. But Selig is dodging...


Live chat: The Oklahoman's Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

Darnell Mayberry, the Thunder beat writer for The Oklahoman, answers your questions about the series at 3 p.m. Friday. Ask your questions in the Coveritlive module below, and Mr. Mayberry will discuss them for an hour or so. Live chat: Darnell...

Dallas News, 17:19 in Sport

Two police officers suspended for blind pig party

Detroit- Two Detroit Police officers who allegedly partied inside a blind pig while on duty and tipped off patrons about an impending raid have been suspended without pay. Officers Henry Jackson and Jamil Martin had been on paid suspension, pending an...


Tigers' lineup for tonight's game

PITTSBURGH -- Here's the Detroit Tigers' lineup for tonight's game at the Pirates. Right-hander Jeff Karstens will start for the Bucs. 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Scott Sizemore, 2B 3. Brennan Boesch, RF 4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 5. Victor Martinez, C 6....


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