News archive from 23 January 2012

Murdoch’s Trusty Outsider Takes a Larger Role

Murdoch’s Trusty Outsider Takes a Larger Role

Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of...

 

Maldives asks UN help to resolve "judicial crisis"

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka-The Maldives asked the United Nations on Sunday to send a group of international jurists to resolve what it calls a judicial system failure that has resulted in the military's detention of a senior judge. A government statement said...

 

Madagascar: Coup leader wants to fly rival home

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar-After blocking an attempt by Madagascar's exiled president to fly to the Indian Ocean island, the man who ousted him says he wants to send a plane to South Africa to pick up Marc Ravalomanana and bring him home to be...

 

Last officer in Katrina shootings heading to trial

NEW ORLEANS - Twenty New Orleans police officers have been charged in a series of probes by the Justice Department’s civil rights division since 2010. A retired sergeant who was assigned to investigate deadly police shootings on a bridge after...

 

News From the Advertising Industry

Accounts ¶Airborne Inc., Minneapolis, which is majority owned by GF Capital Management, chose Gabriel deGrood Bendt, Minneapolis, to handle the advertising account for the Airborne brand of supplement. Spending on the account, which had been handled...

 
A Clash of Media Worlds (and Generations)

A Clash of Media Worlds (and Generations)

BACK in high school they always told us that brains prevail - that cool gets you only so far. Well, last week, smarts won - at least one round. Wikipedia went dark and Google blacked out its logo, as the brainiacs of Silicon Valley tilted at the...

 

Former Goergia Tech offensive lineman Phil Smith to transfer to UCF

Former Georgia Tech offensive tackle Phil Smith has committed to UCF, instantly adding an experienced veteran to the Knights' offensive line. Smith, who was a two-year starter at right tackle for the Yellow Jackets, told the Sentinel prior to boarding...

 
China Reports 2nd Bird Flu Death in Month

China Reports 2nd Bird Flu Death in Month

BEIJING - A man died in southern China on Sunday from the H5N1 bird flu virus, the Health Ministry reported. It was China’s second such death in less than a month. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and...

 
Yemeni President Leaves, Heading for U.S.

Yemeni President Leaves, Heading for U.S.

Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, left Yemen on Sunday and will travel to New York for medical treatment, Yemeni and American officials said. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines....

 
Two Decades Later, a Familiar Look at U.N.L.V.

Two Decades Later, a Familiar Look at U.N.L.V.

LAS VEGAS Stay on top of all the news, on and off the court, on The Times's college sports blog. Go to The Quad Blog Men Schedule and Results A.P. and Coaches Poll Standings Statistics Women Schedule and Results A.P. and Coaches Poll Standings...

 

Chicago celebrates music history in revived zone

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Music that went silent nearly 40 years ago on an historic stretch of Chicago's celebrated Michigan Avenue is poised to return, thanks to an unlikely mix of rock stars, politicians and real estate developers. Chicago has rezoned...

 

Man City beats Tottenham, Man United beats Arsenal

LONDON - Manchester City turned the Premier League into what looks like a two-horse race Sunday with a dramatic 3-2 win over Tottenham, leaving Manchester United its only likely rival for the English title. Third-place Tottenham fought back from 2-0...

 
Foreign Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Somalia

Foreign Commander Killed in Drone Strike in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A senior foreign commander fighting with Shabab Islamic militants was killed in an American drone strike a few miles south of the capital over the weekend, according to Shabab officials. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow...

 

Steven Tyler, of American Idol and Aerosmith, sings national anthem at AFC championship game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - What would Steven Tyler, the American Idol judge, think of Steven Tyler, who sang the national anthem at the AFC championship game on Sunday? Let's just say the rendition probably wouldn't get him to Hollywood.

 
Costa Concordia May Have Had Unregistered Passengers

Costa Concordia May Have Had Unregistered Passengers

GIGLIO, Italy - As rescue workers recovered another body on Sunday from the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, bringing the death toll to 13, Italian officials offered their first explanation for the shifting numbers of missing people, saying...

 

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