News archive from 24 June 2011

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

--- SYRIA Syrian troops push to the Turkish border in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The European Union announces it is...

 

Syrian troops push to Turkey border, villagers run

GUVECCI, Turkey -- Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The European...

 

Leading scientist at nuclear agency says chairman has let politics taint nuke dump process

WASHINGTON - A government scientist in charge of reviewing the safety of the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste dump in Nevada is accusing his bosses of letting “political pressures” and “manipulation” taint the process. Aby Mohseni, acting head of...

 

In confirmation hearing as CIA chief, Petraeus says he won’t impose a military hierarchy

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday that if confirmed as CIA director, he would arrive alone at the agency’s Langley, Va., headquarters, leaving his Army uniform and extensive military staff behind, as he shifts to the head of the “silent...

 

Explosions at Baghdad Market Kill at Least 21

BAGHDAD - Three explosions ripped through a public market on Thursday evening, killing at least 21 people, and leaving a gruesome scene of scattered body parts and bloodied shoppers. The attack, in a largely Shiite neighborhood, was notable in that it...

 
Syrian troops push to Turkey border, villagers run

Syrian troops push to Turkey border, villagers run

GUVECCI, Turkey Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The European Union,...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

--- SYRIA Syrian troops push to the Turkish border in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey. The European Union announces it is...

 

Jaromir Jagr won't decide on NHL team before July 1

Detroit - The agent for Jaromir Jagr insists Jagr will play in the NHL this season, but says a decision on where Jagr will play won't come before July 1. Petr Svoboda, Jagr's agent, said Jagr isn't using the NHL for leverage for a better deal in the...

 

Flyers trade Richards to Kings

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have traded team captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings, the second blockbuster deal of the day after they sent Jeff Carter to Columbus. Richards was traded for forwards Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds...

 

Jackets trade for Jeff Carter, set up top-line pairing with Rick Nash

Columbus, Ohio - The Philadelphia Flyers traded Jeff Carter, their top goal-scorer last season, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for forward Jake Voracek and the club's first- and third-round picks. Carter's agent, Rick Curran, confirmed the deal...

 

Whitey Bulger lived in Santa Monica apartment 15 years

Los Angeles - Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger spent almost all of his 16 years on the lam in the same Santa Monica apartment complex, paying his rent in cash every month while he and his girlfriend hid from one of the biggest manhunts...

 

Lead scientist at NRC blasts boss over nuke dump

WASHINGTON - A government scientist in charge of reviewing the safety of the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste dump in Nevada is accusing his bosses of letting "political pressures" and "manipulation" taint the process. Aby Mohseni,...

 

Summary Box: Viacom sues Cablevision over iPad app

CHANNEL FIGHT: Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and other channels, is suing cable TV distributor Cablevision Systems Corp. for making its channels available on the iPad without permission. ALMOST EVERYWHERE: Cablevision says its system...

 

Williams makes bid for Southern Union

TULSA, Okla. -- The Williams Cos. Inc. says it wants to buy natural gas company Southern Union Co. for $39 per share in cash. Williams said Thursday its offer is 18 percent higher than the price set in Southern Union's proposed $4.2 billion sale to...

 

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