News archive from 23 May 2011

Rick Porcello's gem lifts Tigers past Pirates

Pittsburgh - When manager Jim Leyland said this weekend that "someone needs to step up," he meant a hitter. But a pitcher answered the call instead. In a summer-like Sunday game the Tigers won 2-0 at PNC Park, Rick Porcello blanked the...

 

Suspect detained in brutal beating of Giants baseball fan

Los Angeles - Police say they have detained a suspect in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan after a game at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Carillo says the suspect was among several people who were detained Sunday for...

 

List of winners at the 64th Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France - Awards presented at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by U.S. actor Robert De Niro.: -Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States) -Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the...

 
Shackleford, Animal Kingdom could meet again soon

Shackleford, Animal Kingdom could meet again soon

BALTIMORE - Preakness winner Shackleford and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom could meet again in next month’s Belmont Stakes, resuming a newfound rivalry among a group of 3-year-old colts that haven’t gotten much respect this year. Shackleford...

 

Teen cop impersonator arrested again on gun charge

A teenager who made news two years ago for impersonating a cop so effectively that he went on patrol with real police has been arrested again, this time with weapons offenses. Vincent Richardson, 17, wasn't carrying a gun when he was arrested for...

 

LinkedIn shines light on re-emergence of big IPOs

NEW YORK -- Success breeds followers. So will LinkedIn's blockbuster IPO lure scores of private companies to the stock market? "One company does not make a trend, but it can certainly help," says Mark Heesen, president of the National...

 
Newt Gingrich calls $500K debt to Tiffany's a normal practice; thinks he is 'frugal'

Newt Gingrich calls $500K debt to Tiffany's a normal practice; thinks he is 'frugal'

Newt Gingrich said he and his wife live within their budget and are even frugal, despite owing half a million dollars to Tiffany's, the well-known New York jewelry store. The Republican presidential candidate answered questions about financial...

 

Rick Porcello's gem lifts Tigers past Pirates

Pittsburgh - When manager Jim Leyland said this weekend that "someone needs to step up," he meant a hitter. But a pitcher answered the call instead. In a summer-like Sunday game the Tigers won 2-0 at PNC Park, Rick Porcello blanked the...

 

Doctor: 10 pitchers want to undergo Colon's procedure

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One of the doctors who assisted in a procedure last year on New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon says that 10 other pitchers have expressed interest in undergoing the treatment that is being scrutinized by Major...

 

Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Georgia

MOSCOW - The police clashed with anti-government protesters in Georgia on Sunday, at one point firing tear gas and rubber bullets, as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the capital of the former Soviet republic to demand the ouster of President...

 

In Australia, a Tempest With Echoes of a Tea Party

SYDNEY - A plan by the Australian government to introduce the biggest emissions trading scheme outside of the European Union has unleashed a wave of partisan fighting that is threatening to sink the agenda of a second consecutive Labor government. A...

 
On Strength of One Inning, Yankees Defeat Mets

On Strength of One Inning, Yankees Defeat Mets

The Mets were nine outs away Sunday from evening their record at .500, from capturing a series against the Yankees, from reigning supreme in New York. Their nominal ace, Mike Pelfrey, was cruising. The bottom of the Yankees’ order was due up. Keep up...

 

Ryan Challenges Democrats to Propose Alternative to His Budget

The architect of the House Republican plan for overhauling Medicare says it's time to move beyond petty politics and focus on dealing with the nation's fiscal problems, and he's challenging Democrats to show leadership on budget cuts. Rep. Paul...

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Militants strike naval air base in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani commandos were still battling early Monday with a band of militants who laid siege to a naval air base in the southern city of Karachi the night before, according to Pakistani officials, in an attack that underscored...

 
In Network Pilots, Paranormal Is the New Normal

In Network Pilots, Paranormal Is the New Normal

IT was not so long ago that commercials were filled with fantastical characters like green giants, flying maids and white knights. For the 2011-12 television season, it will be the shows, not the ads, that feature creatures out of fairy tales and...

 

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