News archive from 31 August 2011

Sudan still waging war in Nuba amid accusations of war crimes

NAIROBI, Kenya - Nearly three months after it started, a bloody conflict in the isolated hills of remote Sudan continues, largely unremarked on by either the news media or international diplomats. On Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights...

 

As Austerity Bites, Europe's Rich Speak Up to Be Taxed

LONDON - Calls from wealthy Europeans asking to pay more taxes are getting louder, with high earners from Italy, Germany and France joining in urging their governments to raise top rates or enact special levies as a way of reducing burgeoning...

 

NFL Preseason Preview - Indianapolis (0-3) at Cincinnati (1-2)

Still without Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts will attempt to break a nine-game preseason losing streak when the defending AFC South champions head to Paul Brown Stadium to battle the Cincinnati Bengals in the final warm-up test for both...

 

Browns starting guard Eric Steinbach done for season with back injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Browns starting offensive guard Eric Steinbach is out for the season with a back injury. Steinbach underwent back surgery on Tuesday to repair a "disk issue." Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said the surgery went...

 
Big Ten with Nebraska, 4 new coaches features plenty of old faces, style as season starts

Big Ten with Nebraska, 4 new coaches features plenty of old faces, style as season starts

The bigger Big Ten is ready to go. After talking about the move for more than a year, the biggest addition - No. 10 Nebraska - will begin its season Saturday and all 12 conference members are in action this week in a league that will have two...

 

Moody's revises refining, marketing sector outlook

NEW YORK -- Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday revised its outlook for the oil refining and marketing sector, saying demand may fall short of expanding capacity over the next 12 months to 18 months. The ratings agency changed its outlook to...

 

Two Holiday Inn hotels file bankruptcy reorganization

The owners of a pair of Holiday Inn Express hotels in Central Florida have filed for bankruptcy-court protection, squeezed by the economic downturn and the collapse of a debt-restructuring deal. Global Hotels Group LLC, which owns a Holiday Inn...

 
Hurricane Irene devastates Catskills as Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for fed aid

Hurricane Irene devastates Catskills as Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for fed aid

Splintered houses. Washed-out bridges. Muddy water coursing down the main streets of ruined villages. Such were the scenes of devastation in the Catskills on Tuesday after Hurricane Irene had her way with the bucolic region many New York City...

 

Mining trade group spent $1.16M on 2Q lobbying

WASHINGTON -- The National Mining Association spent $1.16 million in the second quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from funding for federal agencies to mine safety, according to a disclosure report. The total compared with $908,691 that...

 
The Young Outlawz admit to smoking Tupac Shakur ashes mixed with marijuana in 1996

The Young Outlawz admit to smoking Tupac Shakur ashes mixed with marijuana in 1996

When Tupac Shakur was cremated following his 1996 death, his ashes weren't kept in an urn on someone's mantle. The rapper's former group, The Young Outlawz, claim that they smoked Shakur's ashes because that was his wishes, based on the lyrics of one...

 

Battle for Lions Gate ends with Icahn selling

LOS ANGELES -- Activist investor Carl Icahn is shedding his entire stake in Lions Gate, sending shares of the niche movie studio tumbling in electronic trading. The sale announced after the market closed Tuesday ends a nearly two-year battle for...

 

Sudan still waging war in Nuba amid accusations of crimes against humanity

NAIROBI, Kenya Nearly three months after it started, a bloody conflict in the isolated hills of remote Sudan continues, largely unremarked on by either the news media or international diplomats. On Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights...

 

Sudan still waging war in Nuba amid accusations of war crimes

NAIROBI, Kenya - Nearly three months after it started, a bloody conflict in the isolated hills of remote Sudan continues, largely unremarked on by either the news media or international diplomats. On Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights...

 

Sudan still waging war in Nuba amid accusations of crimes against humanity

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Nearly three months after it started, a bloody conflict in the isolated hills of remote Sudan continues, largely unremarked on by either the news media or international diplomats. On Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights...

 

Pearl takes job as marketing VP in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl accepted a job as vice president of marketing with a Knoxville-based wholesale grocery company, bypassing the chance to coach the Texas Legends of the NBA's developmental league. He will...

 

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