News archive from 30 May 2011

Hollywood Starts to Worry as 3-D Fizzles in U.S.

Hollywood Starts to Worry as 3-D Fizzles in U.S.

LOS ANGELES - Has the 3-D boom already gone bust? It’s starting to look that way - at least for American moviegoers - even as Hollywood prepares to release a glut of the gimmicky pictures. Add to Portfolio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc Walt Disney...

 

ASU baseball to host NCAA regional

No. 9 Arizona State will host one of 16 NCAA baseball regionals for a fifth consecutive year. Play in the double-elimination regional begins Friday at Packard Stadium with ASU starting its bid for a third consecutive College World Series appearance....

AZCentral, 17:00 in Sport
 

3 small businesses in Mass. get $454,000 from EPA

BOSTON-Three small businesses in Massachusetts have received a combined $454,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new technologies to promote clean air and drinking water. The three Massachusetts projects are among 10 selected...

 

Yemen's government claims Al Qaeda group has taken major city

Reporting from Sana, Yemen- Yemen's embattled government claimed Sunday that the capital of Abyan province in the south had been overrun by the country's Al Qaeda affiliate, while the political opposition and dissident generals blamed the president...

 
Tens of thousands of Greeks protest their government’s austerity measures

Tens of thousands of Greeks protest their government’s austerity measures

ATHENS, Greece - About 30,000 people protested in Athens’ central Syntagma square on Sunday evening against the government’s tough economic austerity policies. The demonstration, larger than many others that have taken place during Greece’s economic...

 

Why are you paying more to fly this summer? It’s not the peanuts. Jet fuel bills are soaring

NEW YORK - To fly someone from New York to Los Angeles and back, airlines spend close to $330 these days - just on fuel. That’s a 48 percent increase from last year and the main reason vacationers face record costs to fly this summer. To offset their...

 

Danks mad at himself, Bautista after latest defeat

TORONTO - Despite falling to 0-8 after getting tagged for nine runs in four innings, John Danks isn't in danger yet of being demoted to the Chicago White Sox's bullpen. Manager Ozzie Guillen said following Sunday's 13-4 loss at Toronto that he had yet...

 
Low-Profile Match Provides Tournament’s Biggest Thrills

Low-Profile Match Provides Tournament’s Biggest Thrills

PARIS - It was another sunny afternoon on the Philippe Chatrier Court, and the Roger Federer of old (and new) was crushing the suspense out of his latest rematch with friend and occasional doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka. The latest news and...

 

Morocco police violently disperse protests

CASABLANCA, Morocco - Club wielding Moroccan police riding motorcycles drove into crowds of thousands of demonstrators in the country's largest city to disperse a protest by pro-democracy activists on Sunday. A similar protest organized by the...

Chron, 17:14 in World News
 
Prized Possession for Barcelona: Champions League Title

Prized Possession for Barcelona: Champions League Title

LONDON - With the fans at one end of Wembley Stadium singing and dancing, and those at the other sulking and leaving, the public-address announcer made the most obvious of proclamations: Barcelona was the winner of the Champions League. The Times's...

 

Pistons sources refute report that coach John Kuester is out

Auburn Hills- The Pistons have not made a decision on coach John Kuester's future, according to multiple team sources. ESPN.com reported Sunday that "Kuester is done" in Detroit, but no decision will be made regarding the third and final...

 

David Ortiz's 9th-inning homer lifts Red Sox over Tigers

Detroit- Before Sunday's first game of a day-night doubleheader, Tigers manager Jim Leyland thought left-hander Andy Oliver, called up from Triple-A Toledo to make the start, would help preserve the bullpen. Unlike fellow starters Max Scherzer and...

 

Petrochemical plant evacuated in Morris

Officials are conducting an emergency evacuation of a petrochemical facility in southwest suburban Morris this afternoon. The Morris Complex for LyondellBasell's Equistar business in Grundy County was being evacuated as of 3:45 p.m. according to a...

 
Wife of murder victim: It was a senseless, random act...

Wife of murder victim: "It was a senseless, random act..."

Luc Borgazzi was a man of tremendous ambition to succeed in a country that had given him more than he had hoped, his wife said. He left his provincial village in France at 19 to stake his future on a job with Disney. There he met his wife Leah...

 

Rush of music sometimes lacking in refinement

Ensemble Dal Niente brought its season to a close Saturday night with a demanding program of contemporary scores at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. The youthful ensemble describes its mission as "presenting the fiercest music of recent...

 

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