News archive from 24 April 2011

Suicide bomber kills anti-Taliban leader in Pakistan

KHAR, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber Saturday attacked the vehicle of a Pakistani anti-Taliban militia leader, killing him and four others in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The incident took place in the Salarzai region, 65...

 

Rescued Chilean miner Yonni Barrios has serious lung disease

SANTIAGO, Chile -- One of the 33 men rescued from a Chilean mine after being trapped underground for 69 days said Saturday he is suffering from an incurable lung disease that often afflicts mine workers. "The tests I had at Chilean Safety...

 
Gold soars as inflation rises abroad

Gold soars as inflation rises abroad

Business Toyota extended production cuts at North American factories into June as it struggles to deal with parts shortages caused by the Japanese earthquake. General Motors said it will raise car and truck prices by about $123 a vehicle to make up...

 

The value of the dollar: Five factors for investors

To most investors, the value of the dollar is an abstraction; its fluctuations are mostly ignored. Any currency, the dollar included, must be viewed relative to other currencies. You work in, get paid with and consume goods using dollars. Without a...

 
For a 5-Foot-7 Royals Pitcher, a Bar Raised Low

For a 5-Foot-7 Royals Pitcher, a Bar Raised Low

Baseball is a sport rich in statistics, and consumed by debate over the meaning of virtually each and every one of those numbers. Multimedia Graphic The Benefits of Height Keep up with the latest news on The Times's baseball blog. Go to the Bats Blog...

 
The trials of Kaplan Higher Ed and the education of The Washington Post Co.

The trials of Kaplan Higher Ed and the education of The Washington Post Co.

Eleven years ago, one of Washington’s most tradition-bound companies placed a bet that would transform its fortunes. The wager, by The Washington Post Co. and its Kaplan division, took the form of a $165 million purchase of an Atlanta-based chain of...

 
Higher Knicks Prices Leave Longtime Fans With Painful Choice

Higher Knicks Prices Leave Longtime Fans With Painful Choice

Long before he claimed what most would consider a prize courtside season ticket for Knicks games at Madison Square Garden - one with a direct view of the back of Woody Allen’s head - Lewis Dorf was spoiled with the best seat in the house....

 
Higher Knicks Prices Leave Longtime Fans With Painful Choice

Higher Knicks Prices Leave Longtime Fans With Painful Choice

Long before he claimed what most would consider a prize courtside season ticket for Knicks games at Madison Square Garden - one with a direct view of the back of Woody Allen’s head - Lewis Dorf was spoiled with the best seat in the house....

 

Exiles Shaping World’s Image of Syria Revolt

BEIRUT, Lebanon - On the bloodiest day of Syria’s uprising, Rami Nakhle’s fingers drifted over the keyboard in a room silent but for the news bulletins of Al Jazeera, yet filled with the commotion on his computer screen. Multimedia A New Arab...

 

Fiesta Bowl makes strong case to BCS panel to stay in series

CHICAGO - The Fiesta Bowl made a strong case here Saturday to stay in college football's prestigious Bowl Championship Series, hoping that promises to clean up self-disclosed financial mismanagement, potentially illegal conduct and lax board oversight...

AZCentral, 18:18 in Sport
 

Technology helping underclassmen get spotted by college football coaches

With technology, camps, combines, passing leagues, recruiting sites' rankings, a year-round emphasis on football, there doesn't seem to be a shortage on how kids can get their names out to college coaches. "I know there is always going to be...

AZCentral, 18:19 in Sport
 
Capitals Eliminate Rangers in Five Games

Capitals Eliminate Rangers in Five Games

WASHINGTON - It was the Rangers’ season in microcosm on Saturday: a middling team trying diligently until the end, hanging in thanks to its goalie and its shot-blocking, empowered yet hobbled by the fury of its coach, and ultimately undone by its...

 
Capitals Eliminate Rangers in Five Games

Capitals Eliminate Rangers in Five Games

WASHINGTON - It was the Rangers’ season in microcosm on Saturday: a middling team trying diligently until the end, hanging in thanks to its goalie and its shot-blocking, empowered yet hobbled by the fury of its coach, and ultimately undone by its...

 
Lynn Chandnois, 86, Ex-Steeler, Is Dead

Lynn Chandnois, 86, Ex-Steeler, Is Dead

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Lynn Chandnois, a special-teams star for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose average on kickoff returns was second only to that of Gale Sayers in N.F.L. history, died Tuesday in Flint. He was 86. The latest news, notes and analysis of...

 
Lynn Chandnois, 86, Ex-Steeler, Is Dead

Lynn Chandnois, 86, Ex-Steeler, Is Dead

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Lynn Chandnois, a special-teams star for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose average on kickoff returns was second only to that of Gale Sayers in N.F.L. history, died Tuesday in Flint. He was 86. The latest news, notes and analysis of...

 

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