News archive from 27 April 2011

Foes of education cuts rally in central Pa.

BELLEFONTE, Pa.-Opponents of education cuts proposed to help balance the state budget focused Tuesday on central Pennsylvania in trying to persuade lawmakers to restore funding for K-12 schools and public universities. At a rally Tuesday in...

 

Higher fees in NC budget bill approved by panel

RALEIGH, N.C.-North Carolina residents could pay for their teenager's driver education and more for foreclosure proceedings as part of $100 million in new or higher fees proposed in the House budget and approved Tuesday by a key committee. The House...

 
Suspect arrested in bomb left at Colorado mall

Suspect arrested in bomb left at Colorado mall

BOULDER, Colo.-A man suspected of leaving a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at a Denver-area shopping mall was arrested Tuesday after being spotted drinking coffee at a supermarket about 30 miles away, authorities said. Earl Albert Moore, 65, was...

 
In Endeavour’s Final Act, Supporting Cast Draws Outsize Attention

In Endeavour’s Final Act, Supporting Cast Draws Outsize Attention

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Capt. Mark E. Kelly, the commander of the space shuttle Endeavour, said Tuesday that his wounded wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was “more than medically ready” to travel to Florida for the launching....

 

Bernanke to meet the press at historic news conference, watchful of his words

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON — When Ben Bernanke makes history Wednesday as the first Federal Reserve chief to begin a series of regular news conferences, his tasks will be simple. That doesn’t mean they’ll be easy: Make no unintended news. Defuse critics...

 

Chinese State Media, in a Show of Openness, Print Jet Photos

BEIJING - The J-15 Flying Shark is China’s newest attack jet, a sinuous fighter with the folding wings, shortened tail cone and bulked-up landing gear it needs to serve on China’s first aircraft carrier, which is expected to start sea trials soon. It...

 
Low Tide and Lower Ambitions

Low Tide and Lower Ambitions

LIKE a stray piece of driftwood, a James Perse outpost has washed up on a well-trafficked corner of SoHo, facing the Gourmet Garage, formerly the very apex of Manhattan discount gastronomy, with its shrink-wrapped Camembert. The new shop is a mere...

 

NY jury ends 2nd day of deliberations after asking to rehear tapes of Galleon hedge fund chief

NEW YORK — A New York City jury has ended its second day of deliberations without a verdict in the biggest-ever insider trading case involving hedge funds. Jurors spent part of Tuesday listening again to secretly recorded the phone calls of hedge fund...

 

AutoNation, Ford, Netflix, Delta, E-Trade among big market movers Tuesday

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE AutoNation Inc., down $1.50 at $33.01 The auto dealership chain cut its full-year forecast for U.S. auto sales because of...

 

Fire breaks out at central Phoenix industrial plant

Phoenix Fire Department units are responding to a third-alarm fire at an industrial facility near 15th Avenue and Harrison Street, south of Van Buren Street, in central Phoenix. A pillar of thick, black smoke from the fire can be seen in the downtown...

 

Obama says he’s pressing major oil producers to boost supplies to help stabilize fuel prices

WASHINGTON — Warning of potentially dire consequences for the global economy, President Barack Obama says the administration is pushing oil producing countries to boost their output to help stabilize rising fuel prices. Obama says the message to major...

 

Summary Box: Google tries to manufacture the spirit of a startup in industrial workshops

GEEKY GETAWAY: About 300 of Google’s 26,300 employees currently have access to one of the company’s little-known perks — a cluster of workshops for metal, wood, welding and electronics. It’s an exclusive club because Google requires that workers are...

 

Fox’s ‘American Idol’ maintains its lead over ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’

NEW YORK — It’s close, but “American Idol” continues to hold off “Dancing With the Stars” to remain prime-time television’s most popular program. The Nielsen Co. said Fox’s “Idol” drew 22.5 million viewers Wednesday and another 20.3 million for its...

 

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes fared in Tuesday trading

Stocks jumped to their highest levels in nearly three years Tuesday thanks to signs that earnings are rising for U.S. companies and consumers are feeling more confident about the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average added 115.49 points, or 0.9...

 

MLB All-Star Game balloting for Phoenix begins today

Major League Baseball marked the official start of balloting for the All-Star Game, which will be held July 12 at Phoenix's Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Full pdf of ballot | All-Star Game countdown begins | Our picks for the...

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