News archive from 26 May 2011

Judge wants answers about jail phone calls

A Will County judge overseeing a fatal drunk-driving case asked prosecutors today to present evidence about who had control over recorded telephone conversations the defendant made from the county jail. The unusual inquiry into how such recordings are...


So many celeb memoirs, so little time

Stints in rehab. Sex scandals. Near-death experiences and dark childhood secrets. All parts of a good true-Hollywood story, sure. But more importantly, the x-factors of any tell-all celeb memoir worth reading. Naturally, fans have never been able to...

Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain's Prime Minister, went missing in NYC during 9/11 attacks

Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain's Prime Minister, went missing in NYC during 9/11 attacks

The pregnant wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron went missing in Manhattan for hours on 9/11, he revealed Wednesday for the first time. "I'll never forget the five hours of trying to get hold of her," Cameron said at a joint press...


Bahrain's arrests of opponents show unsettling pattern of abuse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The first sign that Bahrain's security forces were going to detain former Bahraini parliamentarian Jawad Fairooz came at 8:30 p.m. May 2, when about 30 masked men carrying submachine guns broke down the front door of his...


Mike Brown reaches deal to become next Lakers head coach

Mike Brown has agreed in principle to become the Lakers' next head coach, according to an NBA official who was not permitted to speak publicly on the matter. Brown is expected to sign a contract later Wednesday or Thursday. The deal is worth between...


Brian Johnson's grand slam leads Gators to SEC tourney win

A Brian Johnson grand slam helped Florida take a 7-5 win over Mississippi State in the first round of the SEC Tournament at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. on Wednesday. With the third-seeded Gators (42-15) trailing 5-2, Bryson Smith was hit by a pitch...


U.N. Warns Somalia’s Leaders to Stop Bickering

NAIROBI, Kenya - Members of the United Nations Security Council sent an unusually blunt message to the Somalia’s leaders on Wednesday to stop fighting among themselves or risk losing millions of dollars a year from Western donors. Somalia’s leaders...


Stewart would like to sign Danica Patrick if she moves to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart says he'd be interested in signing Danica Patrick if she moves to NASCAR's top series. Stewart is the owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, and is always looking for opportunties to grow the team from two to four cars. He's...


Belarussian President Signals Compromise

MOSCOW - Facing a deepening economic crisis in Belarus, the country’s authoritarian president, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, indicated on Wednesday that he might free his imprisoned political rivals, a likely signal that he could be ready to strike a deal...

It’s a Turban, It’s a Dress (It’s a Scarf)

It’s a Turban, It’s a Dress (It’s a Scarf)

MARIANGELA MELATO could work a scarf like Salome. In “Swept Away,” Lina Wertmüller’s 1974 screen exploration of class and gender warfare, her character, a castaway, makes do mostly with a single wardrobe item, an outsize scarf that she presses into...


Class members win $4.9 million lawsuit

South Florida businesses that are part of a larger class action lawsuit against two companies were awarded a portion of a final settlement of $4.9 million after the judge ruled in the class's favor, a press release said. “Approximately nine...


Chat replay: Thunder beat writer answers your questions

Oklahoman beat writer Darnell Mayberry answers your Mavericks-Thunder questions

Dallas News, 17:09 in Sport

Nolan Ryan: On looking for bullpen help and dynamic Endy Chavez

Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan was interviewed on Monday on KESN-FM to discuss his team and the return of Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. Here are some highlights: Are you more ecstatic that Josh Hamilton has finally returned or are you more...

Dallas News, 17:10 in Sport

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama mocks toast blooper

LONDON - A musical miscue cut into his toast to Queen Elizabeth II but President Barack Obama didn't miss a beat. The president had just raised his glass and had begun offering a toast at a lavish state dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night...

Chron, 17:13 in World News

Sunny skies help the economy, UM study says

South Florida's economic crash could have been worse. Just think if it was sleeting, too. A new University of Miami study concludes that good weather softens the blow of economic declines, in part because people feel better when it's sunny outside....


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