News archive from 28 May 2011, page 12

Argentina intercepts mailed pre-Inca mummy, skulls

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-The shipping label said the mailed package contained replicas of Peruvian ceramics. An X-ray machine used by customs agents discovered it really held three skulls and a mummy more than 2,000 years old. Authorities said Friday...

 

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C.-Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship off the North Carolina coast Friday, a move that might change plans about how to save the rest of the almost...

 

Science spat over discovery of unusual bacteria

WASHINGTON-A scientific tiff went public Friday as the journal Science took the unusual step of publishing challenges to a report about a strange, arsenic-eating bacteria. The authors of the study stood their ground, saying they still consider their...

 

Hundreds of ’55-’57 Chevys head for Dallas

Hundreds of 1955-57 Chevys will rumble into the Dallas area this weekend for the 29th annual Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention. The event, hosted by the Dallas Area Classic Chevys car club, begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Sheraton Grand...

 

U.S. Declines to Protect the Overfished Bluefin Tuna

The Obama administration said on Friday that it had declined to grant Endangered Species Act protections to the Atlantic bluefin tuna, whose numbers have declined precipitously because of overfishing on both sides of the ocean. A blog about energy and...

 

Online privacy bill fails to pass state Senate

Reporting from Sacramento- A push by law enforcement and consumer groups to allow parents to restrict their children's personal information on social networking sites and limit disclosure about adults has stalled in the Legislature amid aggressive...

 
Metro honors station manager for thwarting suicide attempts

Metro honors station manager for thwarting suicide attempts

It isn’t often that a Metro station manager saves a person from jumping in front of a train. For Timothy Lee, it’s happened twice in just over a year, most recently in April, when he stopped a young woman who had been dangling her legs from the...

 

Sabbatini withdraws from Memorial amid speculation he's facing PGA Tour suspension

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Rory Sabbatini has withdrawn from next week's Memorial. Sabbatini says he no longer needs to play the Memorial because he is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. Even so, his decision comes amid speculation he is facing a...

 

MSU's Kalin Lucas among Pistons' potential second-round picks

The Pistons brought a group of guards to Auburn Hills for workouts this week, presumably for their second-round picks (Nos. 33 and 52). Among them was Michigan State's Kalin Lucas, who wasn't invited to the NBA's Draft Combine in Chicago last week....

 

Coastal development agency staff recommends board reject Malibu proposal led by U2 guitarist

LOS ANGELES - Officials for the state agency that oversees coastal development has for a second time recommended denying a controversial development proposal led by U2 guitarist The Edge for a cluster of mansions overlooking Malibu. California Coastal...

 

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship off the North Carolina coast Friday, a move that might change plans about how to save the rest of the almost...

 
A fresh voice

A fresh voice

When Goldie Goldbloom won one of the most prestigious awards for up-and-coming novelists, she didn't even know she had entered the competition. She hadn't. A fellow writing workshop member - who also happens to be the editor of a literary magazine -...

 

Arizona companies that are hiring

Loading list... GPE Commercial Advisors, Scottsdale TEXTTEXT Photo: President and Designate Broker David M. Genovese, P.C., center with no jacket, goes over blueprints with his team, left to right, Brooke Askew-Rossi, Trisha Talbot, Ron Genovese,...

 

Butler tries again at Arlington

Gerard Butler took to heart the advice D. Wayne Lukas gave him when he worked for the Hall of Fame trainer in California during the 1990s. "Think of it like a ham and egg breakfast," Lukas said, advising him that it takes more than talent to...

 

HuffPo launches Canadian site

TORONTO Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the popular news hub The Huffington Post, is expanding to Canada in the first of several planned openings abroad, the media mogul said Friday. Huffington was in Toronto this week to launch Huffington Post...

 

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