News archive from 25 May 2012

Nuclear talks with Iran set to resume next month

Nuclear talks with Iran set to resume next month

BAGHDAD Iran and six world powers wrapped up talks Thursday still far apart over how to oversee Tehran's atomic program, but with resolve to keep dialogue going as an alternative to possible military action. Envoys said they will meet again next month...

 
Movie Projector: 'Men in Black 3' debut to take out 'Avengers'

Movie Projector: 'Men in Black 3' debut to take out 'Avengers'

The Men in Black are invading theaters this weekend with a mission that others have failed to achieve: knock "The Avengers" off the No. 1 box-office perch. Sony Pictures' big-budget 3-D sequel "Men in Black 3" is on track to gross...

 

Detroit Public Schools suspends 18 employees over suspected unemployment fraud

Detroit Public Schools today suspended 18 employees and identified 14 former employees in connection with suspected unemployment fraud that cost the district $470,464. The employees, who were not identified, are suspected of collecting unemployment...

 

Chaka Khan would step in for Jennifer Lopez as 'American Idol' judge

If Jennifer Lopez decides to leave "American Idol" after Season 11 after all, there's a pop music luminary ready to take her place. On the red carpet before the "Idol" finale at the Nokia Theater on May 23, Chaka Khan tells Zap2it...

 

Senate acts to extend flood insurance program

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has voted to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for two months, giving lawmakers time to work on a long-term extension that would seek to restore fiscal solvency to the debt-ridden program. The House last...

 
NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractures bone in foot, will have surgery and be sidelined 12 weeks 

NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractures bone in foot, will have surgery and be sidelined 12 weeks 

On the first day of organized team activities, the Giants lost a reserve cornerback. On the second day, they watched an even more important player get injured. Wideout Hakeem Nicks, who teamed with Victor Cruz to form give the Giants the league's lone...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 
NJ official: NYPD Muslim surveillance legal

NJ official: NYPD Muslim surveillance legal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Muslim leaders are unhappy with the state's review of spying within their communities by New York City police.The state attorney general spoke with the leaders Thursday. He says he determined the New York Police...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Judge says auto dealers must give credit notice

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says auto dealers who use consumers' bad credit histories to charge them more interest on car loans must tell buyers they have negative information on their credit report, even if the loan is farmed out to a bank or...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Berkeley chief defends search for son's iPhone

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A California police chief is once again under scrutiny, this time for using 10 officers — some on overtime — to search for his teenage son's stolen iPhone.Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan told the Oakland Tribune that no...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Senate acts to extend flood insurance program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program for two months, giving lawmakers time to work on a long-term extension that would seek to restore fiscal solvency to the debt-ridden program.The House...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Hakeem Nicks breaks right foot at Giants OTA

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to be sidelined up to three months after breaking his right foot at a team organized activity early Thursday.Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot as he...

Chron, 17:05 in Sport
 
Left-handed pitching trio is all right for Dodgers

Left-handed pitching trio is all right for Dodgers

The world is stacked against them, an unspoken prejudice against the poor left-hander. It's not a good thing to have two left feet, to receive a left-handed compliment. Go down the left-handed path and you're into black magic, or maybe just reality...

 
Roger Chapman is early leader at Senior PGA

Roger Chapman is early leader at Senior PGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Roger Chapman has the early lead at the Senior PGA Championship after shooting shot a 3-under 68. With a number of golfers still on the course Thursday, Chapman leads John Cook by a stroke. Steve Pate, J.L. Lewis, Jeff Sluman,...

 

Michelle Obama's dream job: Being Beyonce

WASHINGTON -- Who would Michelle Obama be if she could be anyone? Beyonce. "It looks like musicians just have the most fun," Mrs. Obama explains in an interview with People magazine. She admitted, though, that there's one thing she's lacking...

 

Liquid Metal Battery raises $15M with some from Bill Gates

Liquid Metal Battery Corp. of Cambridge announced today it has raised an additional $15 million in funding, completing its Series B round. The company's Series A round investors, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the energy company Total, fully...

 

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