News archive from 30 June 2012

Mark Grant: A grim financial guru finds fame in Fort Lauderdale

Mark Grant: A grim financial guru finds fame in Fort Lauderdale

For a man confident of a coming economic catastrophe, Mark J. Grant certainly seems to be enjoying himself. Smoking a morning cigar poolside at his waterfront Fort Lauderdale home, the head of a Wall Street bond operation recalls how he predicted the...

 

Hospital stocks get shot in the arm after ruling

Fears over the European debt crisis outweighed any bounce that big health insurers might have seen yesterday following the U.S. Supreme Court's backing of Obamacare, but certain industry firms still benefited. Though all Americans are required under...

 

Explosion wounds 7 in Mexico border city

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico-Authorities say an explosion in a pickup truck has wounded seven people outside city hall in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. Officials said Thursday that a grenade went off around 11:15 a.m. in the truck parked outside the...

 

Sony group closes on $2.2B EMI publishing purchase

LOS ANGELES -- A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain's EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world's largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from Motown, The Beatles,...

 
Michigan's Sam Mikulak vaults into prominence

Michigan's Sam Mikulak vaults into prominence

San Jose, Calif. -- Sam Mikulak calls it his "ghost mode," and on days like this it's easy to see why.While much of the rest of the competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials showed obvious signs of stress Thursday, in Mikulak - the 19-year-old...

 
Paraguay will not face Mercosur economic sanctions

Paraguay will not face Mercosur economic sanctions

MENDOZA, Argentina-Argentina's President said Friday the Mercosur trade bloc has suspended Paraguay from the trade bloc but will not slap economic sanctions against the South American country after the ousting of its president. Fernando Lugo was...

 

Egypt president-elect vows to fight for authority

CAIRO-In front of tens of thousands of cheering supporters, Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect vowed Friday to fight for his authority and symbolically read an oath of office on Cairo's Tahrir Square on the eve of his official...

 

Palestinians: UN heritage nod is political victory

BETHLEHEM, West Bank-The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity -- the place where Christians believe Jesus was born -- as an endangered World Heritage site despite misgivings by churches in charge...

 

Roger Federer rallies past Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004. The six-time champion found himself two points from defeat on six occasions but survived a tense fourth-set tiebreaker...

 

How Muslim Brotherhood went from 7 members to Egypt's presidency

CAIRO -- When Hassan al Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, the membership was just seven people – Banna and six other workers in the port city of Suez, his only surviving sibling, 91-year-old brother Gamal, recalled recently. The...

 

Austria: 43 Jewish graves desecrated in Vienna

VIENNA-Austrian authorities are investigating the desecration of 43 graves in two Jewish sections of Vienna's main cemetery. A police statement said Friday that tomb stones and slabs were found toppled or damaged at the Austrian capital's Central...

 

AP: US revives idea of transferring Taliban from Guantánamo

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering a new gambit to restart peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan that would send several Taliban detainees from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to a prison in Afghanistan,...

 

Senate approves Obama choice to lead NRC

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an agency marked by discord in recent years. Geologist Allison Macfarlane will replace Gregory Jaczko (YAHTS'-koh), who announced his...

 

Sunday's game: Orlando Predators at Georgia Force

What: Orlando Predators at Georgia Force When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta

 

Phoenix area weather forecast: Chance of rain by July 4th

An excessive heat warning across the Valley will be extended until Sunday night, with cooler temperatures and a possibility of rain leading to July Fourth. The excessive heat warning was originally set to expire on Saturday, but will be extended...

 

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