News archive from 31 May 2011

Elderly woman killed in Mass. fire

NEWTON-An elderly woman is dead after an early-morning fire at her Newton house. Officials haven't released the name of the 79-year-old woman, whom fire officials believe lived alone in the house in the Oak Hill neighborhood. Fire officials say the...

 

'Jersey Shore's' Snooki in Italian police custody after hitting cop car

This should make for a fun episode. The "Jersey Shore" cast is currently living it up in Florence, Italy, as they film the next season of the MTV smash hit. Unfortunately, it appears that the rules of the road have escaped them. Snooki (also...

 

Umpires' controversial call leads Tigers past Twins

Detroit- What was the call? The umpires' call in the eighth inning Monday that handed the Tigers a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins was that had a fan not interfered with Alex Avila's two-out double, Jhonny Peralta would have scored from first...

 
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic advance in different ways at French Open

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic advance in different ways at French Open

PARIS -- Decoding Rafael Nadal's self-evaluations can be a tricky proposition. Listen, for example, to the way the top-seeded Nadal spoke about his game and his mindset after handling 37th-ranked Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, Monday to...

 
Tugs of Gravity Help Pull Data on Water Reserves

Tugs of Gravity Help Pull Data on Water Reserves

IRVINE, Calif. - Scientists have been using small variations in the Earth’s gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater, one of the planet’s main sources of fresh water. RSS Feed Get...

 

House OKs Chicago casino, slots at O'Hare, Midway

SPRINGFIELD -- A major gambling package won House approval today with provisions for a land-based casino in Chicago or a riverboat gambling palace on Lake Michigan, four more casinos around the state, and slot machines at racetracks and Chicago’s two...

 

William and Kate on multi-city Canada, US tour

LONDON - Prince William and his bride will travel thousands of miles (kilometers) from Canada's north to Southern California on their first official overseas trip, royal officials said Monday. William and the former Kate Middleton will visit several...

Chron, 17:24 in World News
 
Day 2 of Sarah Palin bus tour has D.C., Virginia, Mayland stops at she tests GOP presidential waters

Day 2 of Sarah Palin bus tour has D.C., Virginia, Mayland stops at she tests GOP presidential waters

Sarah Palin's unconventional bus tour - said to be a test drive for a possible presidential run - will reportedly be motoring on to Iowa. Day 2 of Palinpalooza got under way Monday with some confusion, as her refusal to tell the press where she was...

 

Phil Coke to start for Tigers on June 8 in Texas

Detroit - He's still on the disabled list, but the Tigers are projecting when he won't be. Manager Jim Leyland said Monday that Phil Coke, who's been on the 15-day DL with a right-foot bone bruise since May 24, will start a game for Toledo on June 3...

 
Tigers top Twins 6-5 after Peralta allowed to score despite fan interference

Tigers top Twins 6-5 after Peralta allowed to score despite fan interference

Alex Avila’s double in the eighth inning that appeared to hit a fan in the stands down the left-field line scored Jhonny Peralta from first base and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 today. With Peralta on first and two outs, Avila hit...

 

Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight split

A couple of weeks ago, "America's Next Top Model" Season 1 winner Adrianne Curry went on the Howard Stern show to discuss how unsatisfied she is at home. Apparently, husband Christopher Knight (yep, as in Peter Brady) failed to keep her...

 
The Bilingual Advantage

The Bilingual Advantage

Q. How did you begin studying bilingualism? RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » A. You know, I didn’t start trying to find out whether bilingualism was bad or good. I did my doctorate in psychology: on how children acquire language....

 

Miami writers: 7 of 8 writers think Heat will win in 6 games or less

How the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writers are predicting the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks   Ira Winderman, Heat beat writer Heat in 6 games: The Heat will have two of the three best players in the series, and LeBron James...

Dallas News, 17:45 in Sport
 

Russo On Football: Keeping Jim Tressel could have cost Buckeyes big bucks

At some point, Ohio State had to determine the cost of doing business with Jim Tressel - and without him. Just a few days after the NCAA shot down Southern California's appeal of harsh sanctions, the Buckeyes - facing their own NCAA investigation -...

 

Ex-Dallas Burn player Tom Soehn now the coach in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The struggling Vancouver Whitecaps have fired head coach Teitur Thordarson and goalkeeper coach Mike Salmon. Tom Soehn, the current director of soccer operations, will take over as head coach for the rest of the season....

Dallas News, 17:49 in Sport
 

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