News archive from 26 May 2012

Hudson again at third for Sox behind Quintana

The White Sox will use what has become their "normal" lineup Friday against the Indians, which means Orlando Hudson will play third base behind left-hander Luis Quintana. Adam Dunn will again be the DH and Paul Konerko at first base. The...


Obama to host Philippine president at White House

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on June 8 at the White House. The White House says Obama looks forward to discussing the strategic, economic and "people to people" ties between the...


US consumer confidence highest in 4 1/2 years

WASHINGTON -- A better hiring outlook and lower gas prices pushed U.S. consumer confidence to its highest level in four and a half years. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment jumped to 79.3 in May, up from 76.4 in the...


Icahn spends $785M on Chesapeake Energy stake

NEW YORK -- Activist investor Carl Icahn is taking a stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp. and calling for at least four of company's directors to be replaced. Icahn spent about $785 million to buy 50.1 million shares, or 7.6 percent, of the second-largest...


Senegal ex-president denies stealing cars, art

DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal's ex-president has broken a two-month-long silence to deny reports that he and his inner circle made off with government-owned cars, paintings and other assets from the presidential palace. Former President Abdoulaye Wade...


Motorcyclist who eluded Waterford police boasted on Facebook

A motorcyclist who led a Waterford K9 police officer on a high speed chase that ended with the officer being critically injured boasted on Facebook that he successfully “ran from the cops,” Waterford Police Chief Daniel McCaw said today. The man has...


2 sentenced to life in prison for Alabama robbery

HUNTSVILLE - Two Chicago men have been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of robbing and beating an elderly Alabama man in 2009.The Huntsville Times reports ( ) that Michael Tonnon and Kevin Sayavong went to the home...

McIlroy misses cut with 79; Morrison leads with 64

McIlroy misses cut with 79; Morrison leads with 64

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday after his game disintegrated in spectacular fashion in a second straight errant round at Wentworth, leaving his grip on the No. 1 ranking under serious threat...

Clemens trial could lose another juror

Clemens trial could lose another juror

WASHINGTON -- The Roger Clemens trial could be losing another juror. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Friday afternoon that Juror No. 16 learned that her mother has died. Walton recessed for the weekend immediately. He said the juror was too...

Police: All hostages out of Indiana realty office

Police: All hostages out of Indiana realty office

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Police say all hostages have been released from an Indiana real estate office where a gunman had held them for several hours.Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes says only the gunman remains inside the Prudential Executive...

Chron, 17:13 in World News

Police: Hostages out of Indiana real estate office, only gunman remains inside

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Police: Hostages out of Indiana real estate office, only gunman remains inside.

Chron, 17:13 in World News

Yahoo kills 'Livestand' just 6 months after debut

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo is killing a tablet magazine called Livestand just six months its debut on the iPad. The decision announced Friday is part of the struggling Internet company's latest turnaround effort. Last month, Yahoo Inc. told analysts it...

NHL investigating Coyotes for post-Game 5 incidents

NHL investigating Coyotes for post-Game 5 incidents

Incidents after the Phoenix Coyotes' Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday reportedly are being investigated by the NHL. The Coyotes' "actions were unprofessional and unacceptable," NHL executive vice president Colin Campbell told...


True Romance: 11 is Collin County couple’s lucky number

Veronica and Ed Honeycutt don’t recall the first time they met in high school, but chances are good that the date had an 11 in it. The number has become significant to the couple, who celebrated their six-month anniversary on May 11. It’s also the...


Gregg Allman, 64, engaged to Shannon Williams, 24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gregg Allman is getting married for the seventh time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has told several interviewers this week that he's engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Shannon Williams, and Allman's publicist and...

AZCentral, 17:16 in Showbiz

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