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Putin insists on diplomacy for Syria

BERLIN (AP) — Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve “positive results” and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday. Russia, along with China, has twice shielded Syria from U.N. sanctions over a crackdown on the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Putin, on his […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greek leftists aim to cancel bailout

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition, whose strong gains in last month’s elections deepened concerns over his country’s future in the European single currency, vowed Friday to cancel Greece’s international bailout agreement if he wins an upcoming repeat ballot. Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party came second in the inconclusive May […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Economy added 69K jobs in May, fewest in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up. The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It could also damage President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects. And it could lead […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

‘Snow White’ a gorgeous take on grim fairy tale

“Snow White & the Huntsman” 3 stars Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality By Christy Lemire Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, “Snow White & the Huntsman” is […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Home court is good to Thunder in Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY — The streak is over. The series may only be beginning. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio’s 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Thousands expected for tsunami drill in Ore. town

By Jeff Barnard COOS BAY, Ore. — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities planned to hold their first tsunami evacuation drill Thursday, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year’s tsunami in Japan have […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Shootings leave 6 dead in Seattle

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — A city already anxious about a recent spate of shootings was rattled further when a man walked into an arts cafe near a Seattle university and opened fire, fatally wounding four people. Police say he later killed a woman during a carjacking before shooting himself. As officers closed in during […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Diamondbacks bite Giants, 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to help Ian Kennedy snap a five-start losing streak, and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Kennedy (4-5) outdueled Tim Lincecum (2-6) in a matchup of struggling aces to […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

OT victory puts Heat up 2-0

MIAMI — The biggest postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn’t enough. The Heat needed more — and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings take Game 1 in overtime

NEWARK, N.J. — Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Kopitar faked a backhand shot, put the puck on his forehand and beat a prone Martin Brodeur. […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Liriano sends A’s to eighth straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Liriano needed a strong start in his return to the Minnesota Twins rotation. The punchless Oakland Athletics provided the perfect remedy for the vexing left-hander’s recent struggles. Liriano’s six shutout innings Wednesday led the Twins to a 4-0 victory, the eighth straight loss for the A’s. Manager Bob Melvin said he’s as […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Bill protects businesses from ADA lawsuits

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting small businesses from attorneys who demand quick settlement money under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, and Sen. Bob Dutton, a Republican from Rancho Cucamonga, say they are trying to balance the […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

EU calls for ‘banking union’ to ease crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive office on Wednesday called on the 17 countries in the eurozone to create a “banking union” that can centrally oversee and — if needed — bail out the sector, which has become a weak link in the continent’s financial system. Bank failures have already overwhelmed the public finances […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cabrera keeps hitting for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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