News archive from 30 May 2012

Workers among 17 dead in latest big Italian quake

SAN FELICE SUL PANARO, Italy-Workers at the small machinery company had just returned for their first shift following Italy's powerful and deadly quake earlier this month when another one struck Tuesday morning, collapsing the roof. At least three...

 
MIT Media Lab develops expression-analyzing software

MIT Media Lab develops expression-analyzing software

Some day in the near future, a computer may tell you to wipe that phony smile off your face when your’re talking to it. At least that is what researchers at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think. That’s because they’ve...

 

Israel to fund non-Orthodox rabbis for 1st time

JERUSALEM-Israel's Attorney General has announced that non-Orthodox rabbis serving their communities will receive state funding for the first time. Up to now the state has recognized and supported only Orthodox rabbis, leaving the more liberal clergy...

 

Top judge accuses Brazil ex-president of pressure

BRASILIA, Brazil-A judge on Brazil's high court is accusing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of pressuring him to set aside a planned trial of the biggest scandal of his administration. The accusation by Judge Gilmar Mendes of the Supreme...

 

Qatar probes mall fire as young victims mourned

DOHA, Qatar-Investigators in Qatar carried out their first extensive probes through a fire-ravaged daycare center and other charred areas inside the country's biggest mall Tuesday after a blaze killed 19 people, 13 of them children. The blaze and...

 
No Doubt to premiere new music at Teen Choice Awards

No Doubt to premiere new music at Teen Choice Awards

No Doubt fans eager to hear samples of a long-simmering reunion album will finally get a taste when the band hits the stage at the upcoming Teen Choice Awards. The Grammy Award-winning SoCal ska-pop band will perform together for the first time in a...

 

Prices of Facebook stock since long-awaited IPO

Facebook Inc. began trading publicly this month following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The initial public offering of stock priced at $38, at the top of a projected range that Facebook had already boosted just days earlier....

 

Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright among Medal of Freedom honorees

WASHINGTON -- Folk singer Bob Dylan and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. A number of figures from the struggles and shifts of the 1960s...

 

RIM hires J.P. Morgan, RBC to review business

TORONTO -- Struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion says it has hired J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets to advise it and says there will be significant layoffs this year. RIM said in a release Tuesday that the advisers have been tasked to...

 

RIM hires advisers to review business

TORONTO - Struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion says it has hired J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets to advise it and says there will be significant layoffs this year. RIM said in a release Tuesday that the advisers have been tasked to...

Chron, 17:05 in Business
 

Vary the ingredients for this simple Spring Vegetables and Pasta recipe

Sample a serving straight from the garden. Use your favorite vegetables for a taste to suit. If you have leftover meat from last night’s dinner, slice and add prior to melting the cheese. SPRING VEGETABLES AND PASTA 1 1/2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked 1...

 
Sister says she reported brother in Patz killing

Sister says she reported brother in Patz killing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sister of a man who confessed last week to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz in New York City said Tuesday she went to police in Camden years ago to report a rumor he had confessed at a prayer group but never got beyond...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
Mexico protects PepsiCo subsidiary after attacks

Mexico protects PepsiCo subsidiary after attacks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police are providing stepped-up security for a PepsiCo subsidiary targeted by firebombing attacks over the weekend.A spokesman for western Michoacan state says about 100 police are guarding the distribution centers of...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 
Bruce Boudreau: Kings need to keep Ilya Kovalchuk off scoresheet

Bruce Boudreau: Kings need to keep Ilya Kovalchuk off scoresheet

Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau and Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin will blog for The Times occasionally throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. Today, Boudreau gives his general thoughts on the Kings as they prepare to play the New Jersey Devils in the...

 

Box-office revenue jumps on Broadway to $1.14B

NEW YORK -- Broadway's box offices pulled in a record haul this past season, netting $1.14 billion even as attendance stayed mostly flat. According to figures released Tuesday by the trade group The Broadway League, Broadway shows yielded...

 

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