News archive from 28 May 2011

The Catalan Way to Grow Players on Home Soil

The Catalan Way to Grow Players on Home Soil

BARCELONA, Spain - The stone farmhouse, built in the 18th century as a country estate, is now surrounded by modern stadiums, high-rise buildings and hotels in a leafy and upscale neighborhood here, but it continues to produce a bountiful harvest. The...

 

Giuliani heading to New Hampshire, stirring speculation of another White House run

NEW YORK - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is heading to New Hampshire next week, stirring further speculation that he may jump into the 2012 Republican presidential field. Giuliani will spend Thursday in the state, which is scheduled to host...

 

NYC billionaire mayor releases redacted taxes that hide numbers but offer peek at gifting

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again refusing to release his unedited income taxes, but the heavily redacted documents provided Friday by his administration do provide a peek into the lifestyle and giving of one of the world’s richest men. The...

 
'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe feuds with former winner Lee DeWyze over his finale absence

'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe feuds with former winner Lee DeWyze over his finale absence

Lee DeWyze's on-stage absence from the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday was no accident. Viewers, many of whom had expected to see the Season 9 champ contribute to the Season 10 finale's festivities, were able to catch brief glimpses of...

 

Summary Box: Consumer confidence gain lifts stocks

CONFIDENCE BOOST: A decline in gas prices this month helped Americans feel more confident about the economy. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index came in above analysts' estimates. HIGHER INCOME: The Commerce Department...

 

Obama to reassure Central Europeans he's in their corner

WARSAW, Poland President Barack Obama arrived in Poland on Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at assuring the Poles that the United States is a steadfast ally even as it works closely with old Polish nemesis Russia. He will stress that his...

 

Business Class: Navigating the airlines

Earlier this year I was stuck at an airport for 17 hours. In that span, American Airlines told me I would be on four different flights home, but I wound up on none for reasons that included weather, an overbooked plane, pilot fatigue and the mistake...

 

NY hedge fund owner pleads guilty

NEW YORK - The owner of a New York-based hedge fund company that bears his name has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges. Samir Barai pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and obstruction. Barai was arrested in...

 

El Mirage police: Man arrested in connection with shooting

Police have arrested a man they believe is connected to a shooting in El Mirage Wednesday. Nicholas Yeargin, 21, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault, Detective Robert Peoples, spokesman for the El Mirage Police Department, said....

 

Bryce Dallas Howard, Seth Gabel confirm pregnancy following visible Cannes baby bump

Congratulations are in order for Bryce Dallas Howard and hubby Seth Gabel, who are expecting their second child, a rep confirms to Us Weekly. The actors welcomed baby boy Theo in February 2007, after tying the knot in 2006. The news should shock no...

 

Poles View Obama Visit Through Lens of Generation

WARSAW - In this big and proud Central European country, whose inhabitants in the past sought refuge or economic opportunities in the United States, the view from the street is changing. Along the sidewalks of Warsaw on Friday, as Poland prepared for...

 

Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski takes Coca-Cola 600 pole

Concord, N.C. - Moments after Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski drove the fastest car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night, the surging driver couldn't resist poking fun at the driver caught going too fast two days earlier. Keselowski's...

 

Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants help naming defensive line

Lions coach Jim Schwartz has some time to kill, what with the NFL lockout and all. But he's itching to get back to work. And he's eager to see just how fearsome of a foursome - or more-some - he has in that defensive line, with rookie first-round pick...

 

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