News archive from 31 May 2011, page 12

Blue Jays 11, Indians 1

E_O.Cabrera (4). DP_Cleveland 1, Toronto 3. LOB_Cleveland 8, Toronto 5. 2B_Bautista (9), Arencibia (8), R.Davis 2 (7), J.Nix (4). HR_Duncan (2), J.Nix (3). SF_C.Patterson. HBP_by Carmona (A.Hill). Umpires_Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Ted Barrett;...

 

S.&P. Lowers Japanese Utility’s Credit Rating

The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating on the Tokyo Electric Power Company, saying the utility’s bank lenders were likely to be required to write off debt as part of a restructuring plan to compensate victims of a nuclear...

 

Europe Reviews Takeover Bids for Disk-Drive Firms

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San Francisco's Sheriff Calls for New Illegal Immigration Policy

SAN FRANCISCO - If the San Francisco sheriff's plan becomes reality, illegal immigrants arrested for petty crimes won't be held in jail longer than necessary, even if federal immigration agents may want them detained for possible deportation....

Fox News, 21:40 in Politics
 
Where ‘Free’ Costs a Lot

Where ‘Free’ Costs a Lot

Travelers who signed up for a British Airways Visa card issued by JP Morgan Chase got a sweet deal in a recent promotion: 100,000 frequent flier miles after spending $2,000 with the card - theoretically, enough for two free round-trip tickets between...

 
Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James provide the intrigue in Dallas-Miami series

Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James provide the intrigue in Dallas-Miami series

Starting guards: So much of the focus will be on Miami's Dwyane Wade and Dallas' Jason Kidd, but the ability of Heat point guard Mike Bibby to make his open three-pointers and the Mavericks' two-guard DeShawn Stevenson to make his open shots and...

 
Obama Wraps Up Reshaping of National Security Team

Obama Wraps Up Reshaping of National Security Team

WASHINGTON - In announcing Monday that he would nominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Obama concluded a broad reshuffling of his national security team just as the administration is heading into a new...

 
Palin Family Hits Road, if Not 2012 Trail

Palin Family Hits Road, if Not 2012 Trail

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Sarah Palin dropped a fresh hint Monday about her presidential ambitions, telling reporters that her “One Nation” bus tour might “at some point” go to Iowa, where the 2012 voting begins. Blogs The Caucus The latest on President...

 
Bill Clements Dies at 94; Set Texas on G.O.P. Path

Bill Clements Dies at 94; Set Texas on G.O.P. Path

HOUSTON - Bill Clements, a brash oilman who founded an international drilling company before going into politics and breaking the Democrats’ stranglehold on the Texas governor’s office in 1978, died Sunday at a Dallas-area hospital. He was 94. Blogs...

 
Jo-Jo Reyes snaps 28-start winless skid as Blue Jays rout Indians 11-1

Jo-Jo Reyes snaps 28-start winless skid as Blue Jays rout Indians 11-1

TORONTO (AP) - Jo-Jo Reyes won for the first time in 29 starts by throwing his first career complete game and Jayson Nix hit a two-run home run to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 11-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Reyes (1-4) allowed...

 

Snooki, fellow ‘Jersey Shore’ cast member in fender bender in Italy; apparently uninjured

NEW YORK - Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and a fellow “Jersey Shore” cast member have been involved in a minor traffic accident in Italy. The popular MTV reality show is filming its fourth season in Florence. The network said in a statement late Monday that...

 
In Japan, a Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency

In Japan, a Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency

KASHIMA, Japan - When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance that the plant’s would-be operator, Chugoku Electric, almost scrapped the project. Angry fishermen vowed...

 

Many add bit of fun to somber holiday

American flags, lawn chairs and the smell of barbecue filled Hermann Park Monday as Houstonians celebrated Memorial Day with family and friends. Far from the formal, more somber commemorations at cemeteries and places of worship, local residents...

Chron, 21:48 in Regional
 

A loss cause: Tips for the return of cameras and canines

I’m dipping into the mailbag today, where I find that a common theme is loss. A while back, I wrote about a digital camera found on River Road and how we were able to reunite it with its owner. That prompted Oakton’s Beverly Budke to make this...

 
Reyes snaps winless skid as Blue Jays rout Indians

Reyes snaps winless skid as Blue Jays rout Indians

TORONTO - Jo-Jo Reyes won for the first time in 29 starts by throwing his first career complete game and Jayson Nix hit a two-run home run to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 11-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Reyes (1-4) allowed one...

 

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