News archive from 28 June 2011

Euro debt news lifts stocks after last week's loss

Euro debt news lifts stocks after last week's loss

Signs that a widespread European debt crisis could be averted are helping stocks close higher. French banks agreed to accept slower repayment of Greece's debt, giving Greece more time to meet its other immediate financial obligations. Greek lawmakers...

 
'Mystery shoppers' will help government make healthcare diagnoses

'Mystery shoppers' will help government make healthcare diagnoses

Spy, snoop, survey, assess, analyze, quantify - pick your favorite verb to describe the Obama administration's plan to send out fictitious patients, or "mystery shoppers," to try to get an appointment with a primary care doctor. Under the...

 

Beyonce: Glastonbury a dream come true

Just ahead of tomorrow's release of her album "4," Beyonce made global headlines this weekend after nailing her headlining gig at the Glastonbury Festival. The reviews couldn't be more congratulatory, undoubtedly a nice change of pace for...

 

Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases

Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, as the Obama administration moves on a separate track...

Fox News, 17:00 in Politics
 

Clinton Hails 'Momentous' New York Vote on Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The state of New York's legalization of same-sex marriage marks a historic human rights victory that will give much-needed credibility and visibility to the international movement for equality for gays and lesbians, Secretary of State...

Fox News, 17:01 in Politics
 

Delta, Saudis deny accusations of discrimination

Criticism of an alliance between Delta Air Lines and Saudi Arabian Airlines exploded on the Internet Friday after a story published online alleged that Jews won't be allowed on flights to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi airline announced earlier this year...

 

Iranian oil minister says OPEC strains solvable

VIENNA-Iran's oil minister on Monday acknowledged strains within OPEC after its last meeting exposed deep rifts between his country and rival Saudi Arabia, but said the organization can solve them internally. The comments by Mohammad Aliabadi and...

 

Social media rules issued for athletes at Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-The International Olympic Committee has issued rules for athletes using social media at the 2012 London Games. The IOC "actively encourages" competitors to "post, blog and tweet their experiences." But it...

 
Prosecutors aim to reinstate conviction of accused murderer Kareem Bellamy, freed over fake evidence

Prosecutors aim to reinstate conviction of accused murderer Kareem Bellamy, freed over fake evidence

Queens prosecutors say they won't stop trying to reinstate the conviction of accused murderer Kareem Bellamy, who was set free based on evidence that turned out to be fake. An appeals court backed a judge who threw out the conviction of Bellamy, who...

Daily News, 17:02 in Crime
 

Why economists see a stronger second half for 2011

WASHINGTON -- Farewell and good riddance to the first half of 2011 - six months that are ending as sour for the economy as they began. Most analysts say economic growth will perk up in the second half of the year. The reason is that the main causes of...

 

UK workers may stay home to ease Olympic traffic

LONDON-Some British civil servants will be allowed to work from home this summer -- a trial run to see if that could reduce the strain on London's transport network during the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Department of Transport says Monday it will try...

 

Thatcher's famous handbag auctioned for $40,000

LONDON-One of Margaret Thatcher's handbags has fetched 25,000 pounds ($39,953) at a London charity auction. The boxy black leather Asprey bag was owned by the former British prime minister for over 30 years. It was on Thatcher's arm during Cold War...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

------ SYRIA Critics of Syria's authoritarian regime, at a rare gathering in Damascus, call for a peaceful transition to democracy and an end to the Assad family's 40-year-old monopoly on power. Otherwise, they say, Syria's current chaos might destroy...

 
Girlfriend admits to stealing from former mayor before he was killed

Girlfriend admits to stealing from former mayor before he was killed

GAFFNEY The woman charged with the murder of longtime attorney and former York mayor Melvin Roberts has admitted to stealing from him. Julia Phillips, 67, of Gaffney pleaded guilty to breach of trust in court in Cherokee County Monday afternoon....

 

Robber holds up York bank

YORK A man robbed Family Trust Credit Union this morning by handing a teller a note, police say. Officers responded to the Old York Road bank Monday morning after a man fled the bank in a Dodge truck, according to a release from York Police Chief Andy...

 

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