August 11, 2008 |
Robbers with machetes hacked a U.S. tourist to death and seriously wounded his wife aboard the couple's sailboat in northeastern Guatemala, the woman said Sunday. In a telephone interview from her hospital bed, Nancy Dryden, 67, said her husband, Daniel Perry Dryden, 66, was killed by four men who boarded their boat late Saturday while it was anchored in Lake Izabal.
October 11, 2001 |
President Bush thanked NATO Secretary-General George Robertson for an "unprecedented display of friendship" Wednesday as the 19-nation alliance dispatched radar surveillance aircraft to patrol the eastern United States, replacing U.S. planes that are headed for the Afghanistan war zone. For Bush and Secretary of State Colin L.
September 18, 2004 |
Now a sopping, sprawling tropical depression, the remnants of Hurricane Ivan battered the eastern United States from Georgia to Pennsylvania on Friday with winds and drenching rain, killing at least 11 people. The storm spawned multiple tornadoes Friday evening that spun across northern Virginia and grounded planes at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.
March 18, 2002 |
It sounds like a classic California story: Adults concerned about self-esteem and unchecked competition legislate all the rough-and-tumble out of childhood. In this case, there is a movement afoot to ban dodge ball, a staple of the playground for generations. Dodge ball, it seems, is bad. There are liability concerns, critics say, and the game provides a poor cardiovascular workout. The real deal-breaker, though, is that the game can hurt children's feelings, not to mention their teeth.
December 26, 2002 |
More than 2 feet of snow fell Wednesday in parts of upstate New York as a powerful northeaster moved up the Atlantic Coast, setting Christmas snowfall records, closing airports and bringing an unexpected holiday spectacle of lightning and thunder. Snow was falling as fast as 5 inches per hour in eastern New York, said Evan Heller, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albany.
April 15, 2003 |
A judge sentenced the founder of the Bloods gang on the East Coast to 50 years in prison Monday after prosecutors said he headed one of the nation's most violent criminal organizations. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said that Omar Portee, 33, founder of the United Blood Nation, encouraged young people to join a life of violent crime and that he must face a long prison term to encourage respect for the law, deter crime and protect the public.