News archive from 28 May 2011, page 1

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...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

- ___ YEMEN The deadly fighting that rocked the Yemeni capital this week spreads beyond Sanaa as armed tribesmen seeking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh seize two military camps in battles that kill at least 18 and prompt airstrikes by government...

Chron, 17:17 in World News
 
Scottie Pippen commits an act of high treason when he says LeBron may be better than Michael Jordan

Scottie Pippen commits an act of high treason when he says LeBron may be better than Michael Jordan

The Bulls' season isn't over, as it turns out. They have one more task before they can head off for summer vacation. They need to take down No. 33 from the United Center rafters. Take it down before a gang of irate Chicago fans storms the arena and...

Daily News, 17:18 in Sport
 
Swamp vacation: Walk through water, muck reveals real Everglades

Swamp vacation: Walk through water, muck reveals real Everglades

Stabbing my walking stick into the muck and sliding my feet forward, I waded into the swamp, one eye on the lookout for alligators, the other trying to spot the elusive orchids that draw so many people to South Florida's Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, a...

 

Gearbox: Armor for traveling wine

Name: VinniBag What it is: A heavy plastic bag that protects a wine bottle or other fragile vessel in transit. How it works: Insert the bottle, inflate the bag partially by blowing into the stem, roll up the bottom to form a spillproof barrier in case...

 

Taking the Kids: On road trips despite sky-high gas prices

"Are we in South Carolina yet?" 6-year-old Melanie asked. We hadn't even made it out of New Jersey yet and already the back of the van was a crumb-and-paper strewn mess. Barely an hour from home, 11-year-old Reggie took off her earphones...

 
Celebrity Traveler: Nigeria to Mexico, actor finds charm

Celebrity Traveler: Nigeria to Mexico, actor finds charm

Born in Washington, D.C., to Nigerian parents, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe says it wasn't always easy growing up with a name like his. "Some people are surprised that I speak English and assume that I must be a foreigner," said Akinnagbe, 32, a...

 

UCF falls to Rice baseball, won't play for tourney title

The UCF baseball team didn't score after the third inning in losing to Rice on Friday in the C-USA baseball tournament, 4-2. UCF finished at 2-1 in pool play, same as Rice. But because Rice won the head-to-head matchup it advances to Saturday's...

 

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

An unexpected jump in consumer confidence and slight gains in Americans’ spending and income helped push stocks higher for the third day in a row Friday. Stocks were still down slightly for the week, however, giving the market its fourth week of...

 

Summary Box: Stocks rise for a third day on gains in consumer confidence and spending

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...

 

Civil unions law draws protests downtown

Opponents of the new law that will allow same-sex civil unions rallied at the Thompson Center today demanding that Illinois voters be allowed to decide the fate of the issue through referendum. Days before a measure that will give gay couples the same...

 
Honduras coup to save status quo spurs change

Honduras coup to save status quo spurs change

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras The 2009 coup that was staged to maintain the interests of Honduras' political and business elite in the end may have created a window for change in one of the Americas' poorest countries, where more than 65 percent of the people...

 

2 from Maine nominated for court of appeals

PORTLAND, Maine-A Maine supreme court justice and a lawyer with a Portland law firm are being nominated to fill an upcoming vacancy on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree announced Friday that they...

 
DA: Charges will be dropped after ESPN reporter completes probation

DA: Charges will be dropped after ESPN reporter completes probation

Prosecutors plan to drop domestic and police assault charges against ESPN.com sports scribe Howard Bryant after he completes six months of pretrial probation, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Bryant was arrested in February...

 

Sterling Heights man accused of robbing 7-Eleven

A Sterling Heights man was being held on $500,000 bond after police said he robbed a store clerk at gunpoint and got into a hit-and-run accident in the clerk's vehicle. Richard Adam Smith, 33, of the 12700 block of Windsor Court, was being held in...

 

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