News archive from 31 May 2011, page 3

Housing Index Is Expected to Show a New Low in Prices

Housing Index Is Expected to Show a New Low in Prices

SAN FRANCISCO - The desire to own your own home, long a bedrock of the American Dream, is fast becoming a casualty of the worst housing downturn since the Great Depression. Multimedia Falling Homeownership Add to Portfolio Harris Interactive...

 

Colin Briggs powers Virginia to 9-7 win over Maryland in NCAA men's lacrosse final

BALTIMORE (AP) - Colin Briggs scored five goals and seventh-seeded Virginia edged Maryland 9-7 Monday in the NCAA men's lacrosse championship. Briggs, who did not play in Saturday's semifinals after being suspended due to a violation of team rules,...

 

UK general warns against Afghanistan pullout

LONDON-Britain's most senior general in Afghanistan says that there must be no significant pullout of troops from the country until late 2012. Gen. James Bucknall said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph that U.S. reinforcements that arrived last...

 

Libyan rebel: Offensive against Gadhafi near

BENGHAZI, Libya-Libya's rebel foreign minister says they are preparing to strike hard and soon against a weakened Moammar Gadhafi as he faces new defections, a crescendo of calls to surrender power and his weakened war machine is threatened by...

 
Nadal Keeps Laboring, but He Keeps Winning

Nadal Keeps Laboring, but He Keeps Winning

PARIS - It has often looked like work this year for Rafael Nadal at his favorite playground. He needed five sets in the first round of the French Open to disarm the unconventional weapons of the towering John Isner, and although Nadal has yet to lose...

 

The Final Frontier (1 Letter)

RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » To the Editor: Re “Race to Space, Through the Lens of Time” (May 24): John Noble Wilford’s essay helps us understand the rationale and political value of human space flight. But I disagree with...

 

Food safety advocates decry FDA cuts

Budget cuts proposed by House Republicans to the Food and Drug Administration would undermine the agency’s ability to carry out a historic food-safety law passed by Congress just five months ago, food safety advocates say. The legislation, passed in...

 

Future bright for Spartans baseball

Columbus, Ohio- Two years ago, Michigan State baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. sat in the clubhouse at Huntington Park and told his team it would win a title. It might have seemed far-fetched at the time, especially for a team that hadn't won a Big Ten...

 
Champs of free agency, Heat seek much bigger win

Champs of free agency, Heat seek much bigger win

MIAMI - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade joked often, smiled easily, answered thoughtfully. A few minutes later, Dirk Nowitzki bounded up to a podium and offered a big "How we doin!" to the assembled media. You’d never know only one of them is a...

 
Rested and ready, Bruins leave Boston

Rested and ready, Bruins leave Boston

BOSTON - The date was Feb. 26, there were stars aplenty on both sides, and the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins [team stats] met on "Hockey Night in Canada" in what turned out to be a dandy. Little did they know that the Bruins’ 3-1...

 

Guillen at peace with comments, media

BOSTON - Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen held no grudges with reporters Monday, less than 24 hours after firing off tweets that questioned how his comments about his passion for his job and critics of his managing were conveyed....

 
Housing Index Is Expected to Show a New Low in Prices

Housing Index Is Expected to Show a New Low in Prices

SAN FRANCISCO - The desire to own your own home, long a bedrock of the American Dream, is fast becoming a casualty of the worst housing downturn since the Great Depression. Multimedia Falling Homeownership Add to Portfolio Harris Interactive...

 
Groundwater Depletion Is Detected From Space

Groundwater Depletion Is Detected From Space

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...

 

Yankees 5, Athletics 0

DP_New York 1, Oakland 1. LOB_New York 5, Oakland 3. 2B_Cano (11), Swisher (8), Willingham (8), Pennington (4). 3B_Cano (2). HR_Teixeira (16). SB_Gardner 2 (10), Cervelli 2 (2). SF_Jeter, Cervelli. Umpires_Home, Jim Wolf; First, Derryl Cousins;...

 

Bartolo Colon pitches 1st shutout in 5 years to help Yankees beat Athletics 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the eighth straight time, 5-0 on Monday....

 

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