News archive from 25 June 2011

Vucevic, Allen expect to help 76ers

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikola Vucevic and Lavoy Allen helped the 76ers get big. Now, they can only hope that means they'll help them get better. Vucevic and Allen were introduced by the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, a day after they were picked in the NBA...

 

Feds seek life term for mortgage fraud mastermind

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the man convicted of orchestrating a $3 billion fraud while running what had been one of the nation's largest private mortgage companies. Defense lawyers, meanwhile, on Friday...

 

Coast Guard disciplines 7 for hazing aboard ship

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Coast Guard says it has court martialed seven current and former crew members aboard a Florida-based ship for hazing that included abusive sexual contact. The Coast Guard said Friday the hazing occurred in the berthing areas of the...

 
Libyan rebels held by Gadhafi returned to Benghazi

Libyan rebels held by Gadhafi returned to Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya Dozens of detained rebels returned Friday on a Red Cross ship to their eastern stronghold, detailing how they were tortured at the hands of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. The ship carrying 51 prisoners also brought back 249...

 

Libyan rebels held by Gadhafi returned to Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya - Dozens of detained rebels returned Friday on a Red Cross ship to their eastern stronghold, detailing how they were tortured at the hands of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. The ship carrying 51 prisoners also brought back 249...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

Car bomb kills 3 security personnel in south Yemen

SANAA, Yemen - A car bomb believed to have been set off be a suicide attacker killed three Yemeni security personnel Friday in the southern city of Aden, the government said, as residents grew fearful of a possible attempt by Islamic militants to...

Chron, 17:03 in World News
 

2 shots accidentally fired at Mt. Clemens gun show; 3 hurt

Two women and a 10-year-old girl were hurt when they were struck by fragments from a gun that was fired during a gun show at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens this afternoon. The three were treated at the scene. A customer thought the gun, a...

 

Fukudome leading off, Baker the DH vs. Royals

KANSAS CITY -- Koskuke Fukudome will lead off Friday night against Kansas City Royals left-hander Bruce Chen, with Jeff Baker as the DH and Alfonso Soriano in left field. ManagerMike Quade usually insertsStarlin Castro in the leadoff spot against...

 

Arizona DPS: LulzSec hacking started with officers' e-mails

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Friday that an international group of hackers appeared to have breached a vulnerable spot in its network by accessing the e-mail of seven of its officers stationed in "remote areas" of the state....

 

Chinese Prime Minister’s Visit to Europe Shows Concern Over Euro

BERLIN - Before Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China began a four-day official tour on Friday of Hungary, Britain and Germany, his trip had received little coverage by the Chinese media. One reason for the weak interest is that China’s consuming...

 

Sheep go back to school at Ewe of Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt.-Promoting the upcoming start of historical tours on campus, University of Vermont officials are turning over the campus green to 11 sheep. The third season of the popular historic tour program kicks off Saturday at the Burlington...

 

Bank of England Urges Clarity in Sovereign Debt Exposure

LONDON - The Bank of England governor, Mervyn A. King, said Friday that the worsening debt crisis in Greece and other European countries is currently the biggest threat to Britain’s financial system. Mr. King urged British banks to be especially...

 

Ratio of students to each counselor, by state

Average number of students assigned to each guidance counselor in 2008-2009, by state: Alabama, 398 Alaska, 467 Arizona, 743 Arkansas, 333 California, 814 Colorado, 387 Connecticut, 507 Delaware, 440 District of Columbia, 275 Florida, 434 Georgia,...

 

Boone's Bracy wins U.S. Juniors national title with scalding 10.05 time

Boone's Marvin Bracy clocked the second fastest time in Florida high school history, 10.05 seconds, to run away with the 100-meter dash title on Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior (19-and-under) Championships in Eugene, Ore. The only Floridian...

 

Texas lawmakers kick tough decisions down the road

AUSTIN, Texas-Texas lawmakers started the year promising to make hard choices to solve the largest budget shortfall in the state's history. They delivered one speech after another about not "kicking the can" down the road. Yet that's exactly...

 

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