News archive from 24 May 2012

Oil drops below $90 for 1st time since October

NEW YORK - The price of oil dropped below $90 per barrel today, the latest milestone in a weekslong decline brought on by uncertainty surrounding economies from Europe to China. Benchmark U.S. crude fell by $1.95 to end at $89.90 per barrel. Oil has...

 

Jamaican cooperator testifies in NY drug case

NEW YORK -- A former track coach at a Jamaican high school testified Wednesday that a notorious drug kingpin sought his illegal services to obtain fraudulent visas for couriers - including a young girl - to smuggle drugs into the United States....

 

Carpenter latest Cardinal headed for DL

Matt Carpenter became the fifth member of the St. Louis Cardinals in the last week to go on the disabled list Wednesday. Carpenter, who plays first, third and the outfield, suffered a strained right oblique during a first-inning at-bat Tuesday, which...

 

Should political campaigns reach Hispanics in English or Spanish?

WASHINGTON -- Spanish or English - Espanol o Ingles? To reach young Hispanic voters, most politicians and organizations have taken a bilingual approach, to varying degrees. But most young Hispanics lead English-dominant lives, raising the question of...

 
Adam Lambert's chart-topper 'Trespassing' is a high and a low

Adam Lambert's chart-topper 'Trespassing' is a high and a low

When Season 11 of "American Idol" comes to a close in a few hours, no one should feel too sorry for the runner-up. One need only to look to this week's pop charts for evidence that the "American Idol" crown isn't a requisite to...

 

Krysten Ritter just wants to have fun

Behold a scene of lust and betrayal between a young woman and another woman's fiancé, on top of a kitchen table. Make that on top of a birthday cake. On the betrayed woman's birthday. Oh, and the women are roommates. Then discover that it's not only...

 

TV review: You can trust roomies of 'Apartment 23' to be funny

Despite its rather tiresome and typographically unwieldy title,ABC's "Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23" is among the least raunchy of this year's super-sized batch of female-centric comedies. It is also one of the funniest, which should...

 

Fla. student pleads guilty to online Obama threat

MIAMI (AP) — A 20-year-old college student who told investigators he was merely trying to get a reaction from President Barack Obama's supporters pleaded guilty Wednesday to posting threatening messages against the president on Facebook.Joaquin Amador...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

Jamaican cooperator testifies in NY drug case

NEW YORK A former track coach at a Jamaican high school testified Wednesday that a notorious drug kingpin sought his illegal services to obtain fraudulent visas for couriers - including a young girl - to smuggle drugs into the United States. Anthony...

 
Man stabs multiple people at Kansas TV station

Man stabs multiple people at Kansas TV station

TOPEKA, Kan. — A man wielding a knife broke into a Kansas television station Wednesday morning and stabbed two sales employees. WIBW-TV in Topeka (http://bit.ly/MnNXEV) reported the man eventually was tackled and held down by several employees until...

Daily News, 17:05 in Crime
 
Cops arrest Florida man for putting pot in kindergarten son’s backpack 

Cops arrest Florida man for putting pot in kindergarten son’s backpack 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Officials say a father showed up at an elementary school to retrieve a bag containing 3 ounces of marijuana and a scale he had put in his child’s backpack. St. Petersburg police say the kindergartener had given the items to the...

Daily News, 17:05 in Crime
 

Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

PHOENIX - Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall. The inquiry gave official weight to a...

 

Fla. student pleads guilty to online Obama threat

MIAMI -- A 20-year-old college student who told investigators he was merely trying to get a reaction from President Barack Obama's supporters pleaded guilty Wednesday to posting threatening messages against the president on Facebook. Joaquin Amador...

 

Officials ponder hurricane threat during August GOP convention

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida officeholder says the Republican National Convention scheduled for late August in Tampa would be among the casualties if the area is threatened by a hurricane. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said Wednesday that public safety...

 

Jamaican cooperator testifies in NY drug case

NEW YORK - A former track coach at a Jamaican high school testified Wednesday that a notorious drug kingpin sought his illegal services to obtain fraudulent visas for couriers - including a young girl - to smuggle drugs into the United States....

 

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