News archive from 31 May 2011, page 18

Volcker says time for tightening monetary policy

Volcker says time for tightening monetary policy

MADRID — Faced with mounting inflationary pressures, the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon be forced to start tightening monetary policy, former Fed chief Paul Volcker said Monday. “I would say that time is getting very close,” Volcker said at a news...

 

Tampa Bay Lightning say bringing back both goalies next season a possibility

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is toying with the idea of bringing back both goaltenders - Dwayne Roloson and Mike Smith - next season, the St. Petersburg Times is reporting. Although Yzerman says he is open to having both goalies...

 

US condemns conviction of 7 Vietnamese activists

HANOI, Vietnam-The United States has condemned the conviction of seven Vietnamese land rights activists, including a church pastor, during a one-day closed trial in the communist country. The defendants were convicted of attempting to overthrow the...

 

Highway patrol: Motorcyclist killed when car runs light

A 56-year-old Port Orange motorcyclist was killed Sunday when a car ran a stoplight near Daytona Beach and drove into his path, the Florida Highway Patrol said. William Lee Hughes was northbound on Tomoka Farms Road about 3:35 p.m. when a 2007...

 
Buckeyes’ Trials With Tressel Are Test for N.C.A.A.

Buckeyes’ Trials With Tressel Are Test for N.C.A.A.

If there is a sure sign that an athletic department is in trouble and a football program is begging for N.C.A.A. mercy, it is the prepared video statement via YouTube. Interviews, insight and analysis from The Times on the competition and culture of...

 
With Shutout, Colon Continues to Be a Surprise

With Shutout, Colon Continues to Be a Surprise

OAKLAND, Calif. - Since Bartolo Colon last pitched here in September 2007 - a time before elbow surgery, before retirement was considered, before a rejuvenating medical treatment - the stadium has changed names twice, but its features have remained...

 
Suicide blasts in normally calm Afghan city kill 5

Suicide blasts in normally calm Afghan city kill 5

KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-packed car at the gates of an Italian military base Monday in one of two attacks on the relatively secure western city of Herat, killing at least five Afghans in a major commercial center...

 
Accusations Are Replaced by Anger at FIFA

Accusations Are Replaced by Anger at FIFA

The American official who blew the whistle on the latest charges of corruption in FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, said Monday that he had not seen concrete evidence of vote-buying in his two decades as a high-ranking executive in the regional...

 
Dodgers beat Rockies 7-1 behind Billingsley

Dodgers beat Rockies 7-1 behind Billingsley

LOS ANGELES - James Loney had three hits with a homer and three RBIs, Andre Ethier also drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night. Chad Billingsley (4-4) allowed one run and a season-high 11 hits...

 
'Dirty blizzard' troubles scientists studying Gulf oil spill

'Dirty blizzard' troubles scientists studying Gulf oil spill

Soon after the BP gusher was plugged last summer, the oil seemed to vanish as if entirely eaten by bacteria, evaporated by hot sun and sea breezes or swept to far reaches of the Gulf of Mexico. But a two-day scientific gathering at the University of...

 
Diamondbacks rout Marlins 15-4 for 7th straight

Diamondbacks rout Marlins 15-4 for 7th straight

PHOENIX - Kelly Johnson homered twice and fell a single shy of the cycle and the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks won their seventh straight, a 15-4 rout of the Florida Marlins on Monday night. Johnson, with a double and triple, tied a franchise...

 

Television crews learn to live with fans' ire

It's a good bet that you thought the ESPN broadcast crew that called the Mavericks-Oklahoma City Thunder series favored the team from the wrong side of the Red River. Now that same crew - Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy - is trading in...

 

Apple may unveil ‘digital lockers’ for tunes

Compared with buying e-books, building a digital music collection is a hassle. E-books zip directly to reading devices like the Kindle and Nook and are backed up “in the cloud” — on the servers of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. A digital song, on...

 
Phoning it in

Phoning it in

When I go on vacation, I always take two cameras. One is my professional SLR, which at this time is a Canon 5D Mark II. This year when my husband and I went to India, I happily took my iPhone 4 as my second camera. I used the Hipstamatic application...

 

Gearbox: Armor for traveling wine

Name: VinniBag What it is: A heavy plastic bag that protects a wine bottle or other fragile vessel in transit.

 

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