Court ruling upholds expulsion of New York Senator convicted of assault

Friday, February 19, 2010 A U.S. federal judge upheld the expulsion of former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate from the New York State Senate in a ruling on Friday. Monserrate had been found guilty in October of misdemeanor assault, in the criminal trial involving an alleged attack on his girlfriend Karla Giraldo. Hiram Monserrate […]

ANZAC Day marked throughout NZ, AU

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Australians and New Zealanders throughout the world stood still and turned out in huge numbers for their national war memorial days in remembrance of the failed Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) — attack on Gallipoli, Turkey that began on 25 April 1915. The fateful attack was designed to end […]

On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016 The following is the sixth and final edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the Free & Equal Foundation holds a presidential […]

Million Dollar Homepage is close to achieving million-dollar goal

Friday, December 30, 2005 Alex Tew, a student in England, has almost reached his target of one million dollars on his website: Million Dollar Homepage. He came up with the idea after jotting down ideas before he went to bed on how to become a millionaire before he went to university. Then he came up […]

Michigan coaching icon Bo Schembechler dies

Thursday, November 23, 2006 Renowned University of Michigan college football coach Bo Schembechler, died Friday at the age of 77. Schembechler collapsed at the studios of WXYZ-TV after taping a TV show on the eve of the Wolverines’ No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown with perennial rival Ohio State. He was taken by ambulance to […]

U.S. state of Utah begins to accept evacuees from Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Evacuees from New Orleans arrived on Sunday and have continued to come to Utah, utilizing the facilities at Camp Williams, the training facility for the Utah National Guard, to house the incoming people. Flights from New Orleans to Salt Lake City International Airport provided by JetBlue Airways under a contract from […]

San Francisco & New York City office towers get new owner

Saturday, March 17, 2007 Vornado Realty Trust of Paramus NJ has completed a deal to take a majority interest in the 1.8 million sq ft building at 555 California St in San Francisco, (aka The Bank of America Center) and the 2 million sq. foot building located at 1290 Avenue of The Americas in New […]

Colorado College Tigers win 41st annual Great Lakes Invitational tournament

Friday, December 30, 2005 The Colorado College Tigers beat the Spartans of Michigan State University in men’s ice hockey on Friday, for the title of champions of the 41st annual Great Lakes Invitational ice hockey tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Tigers, the team chosen to be invited into the tournament and appearing […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

Five Europeans are released in Ethiopia

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 A group of British embassy workers kidnapped in northern Ethiopia 12 days ago have been released, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett has said. The workers – four British citizens and one French citizen and Ethiopian staff working with them, had been held in Eritrea, she announced on Tuesday. The party were apparently […]