News archive from 21 July 2011

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Not Ruling Out Politics

Former astronaut Mark Kelly is planning his life post-NASA, keeping an open mind about running for political office while traveling the country for speaking engagements. Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he will be paid to speak at...

Fox News, 17:00 in Politics
 
Three Housing Authority employees shot, caught in crossfire at Brooklyn housing project

Three Housing Authority employees shot, caught in crossfire at Brooklyn housing project

Three NYCHA employees were shot at a Brooklyn housing project Wednesday, caught in the crossfire of two gunmen, witnesses and police sources said. Shots rang out at 12:39 p.m. in the courtyard of the Howard Houses on East New York Ave. in Brownsville,...

Daily News, 17:00 in Crime
 

Study: U.S. Flag 'Primes' Voters Toward Republican Viewpoints

Just a glimpse at the American flag can sway voters, even Democrats, toward more Republican voting behavior, attitudes and beliefs, a new two-year study says. The authors, from the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University,...

Fox News, 17:00 in Politics
 

Kidnapped NYC boy was given drugs, then smothered

NEW YORK - An 8-year-old boy who was abducted off a Brooklyn street last week, killed and dismembered had been given a cocktail of painkillers and muscle relaxants before he was smothered, the medical examiner said Wednesday. Leiby Kletzky got lost...

Fox News, 17:01 in Crime
 

BP Gulf spill compensation fund to be audited

WASHINGTON - An independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. In a letter to the fund’s administrator,...

 

Valencia pushes Twins past Indians again

MINNEAPOLIS - Danny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 in a sloppy game played on another sweltering day at Target Field. Minnesota...

 

France Says Qaddafi Can Stay in Libya if He Relinquishes Power

PARIS - Foreign Minister Alain Juppé of France said on Wednesday that Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi could remain in Libya so long as he completely relinquishes power, as part of a larger political deal, including a cease-fire, on the future of...

 

NYer pleads guilty to stabbing child at restaurant

MINEOLA, N.Y. - A man who police say stalked shopping malls looking for a child to kill pleaded guilty to attempted murder Wednesday for stabbing an 8-year-old boy in the back five times as he played video games at a restaurant arcade. "I am...

Fox News, 17:01 in Crime
 

Philip Chandler kidnappers will likely go free next year

The two former teenagers sentenced to life in prison for abducting a 16-year-old Ocoee boy and forcing him into the trunk of his car, where he suffered permanent brain damage from the heat, will be released from prison by next summer, lawyers say....

 

Spurrier: QB Stephen Garcia will likely be back from suspension for camp

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says quarterback Stephen Garcia will "in all likelihood" rejoin the team for preseason camp. Will he start? Maybe not.

 
MSU to wear special football uniforms vs. Michigan

MSU to wear special football uniforms vs. Michigan

Michigan State will have a unique look when it hosts Michigan on Oct. 15 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are one of nine Nike-affiliated college football teams scheduled to wear alternate uniforms designed by the company for one game this season....

 
Detroit 8, Oakland 3: Big inning spurs Tigers' victory

Detroit 8, Oakland 3: Big inning spurs Tigers' victory

The Tigers' big inning Tuesday night contained two sights for which they'd waited awhile. One was Carlos Guillen's first homer since Aug. 14. Guillen, who until last weekend hadn't played for the Tigers since August, pulled a two-run blow to right. It...

 
Paris Hilton walks off 'Good Morning America' interview after being asked if her moment has passed

Paris Hilton walks off 'Good Morning America' interview after being asked if her moment has passed

Note to interviewers: Paris Hilton doesn't like to be told that she's past her prime. The 30-year-old socialite walked out of a "Good Morning America" interview Wednesday after ABC correspondent Dan Harris asked whether she believed her time...

 
Bernhard Langer leads field for U.S. Senior Open in Toledo

Bernhard Langer leads field for U.S. Senior Open in Toledo

The U.S. Senior Open returns to Inverness Club next week for the first time since 2003. Here's a look at a few story lines that might develop in Toledo. BERNHARD LANGER: The methodical German is the defending champion. The last time we saw Langer...

 
Lil' Kim booted from Monica song 'Anything (To Find You)' because of beef with Biggie's mom

Lil' Kim booted from Monica song 'Anything (To Find You)' because of beef with Biggie's mom

Not everyone is willing to bow down to self-proclaimed Queen Bee Lil' Kim. The Brooklyn-born rapper is feuding with Voletta Wallace, the mother of deceased hip-hop titan and Kim's one-time boyfriend Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace),...

 

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