November 18, 1999 |
Responding to entreaties from the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, Internet bookseller Amazon.com said it will no longer sell Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto "Mein Kampf" in Germany. Amazon's German Web site has never sold the German-language version of the book, which is outlawed in that country. But until now, German consumers could order English copies from Amazon's U.S. Web site.
November 7, 1990
Since being forced to give up control of the New York Yankees Aug. 20, George Steinbrenner twice has asked Commissioner Fay Vincent for permission to become involved in negotiations with free agents--and was turned down each time, Steinbrenner said Tuesday. Steinbrenner, punished by Vincent for his dealings with gambler Howard Spira, maintains that free-agent talks are not part of the ban. But Vincent ruled otherwise in September.
May 16, 2003 |
Kurt Sauer is so close to the Stanley Cup, he can see it. Of course, the Mighty Ducks' impressive rookie defenseman could see it six months ago, long before the stunning playoff run that has carried them within one victory of the Western Conference championship and a berth in the Cup finals. Sauer's seat in the Ducks' locker room is a few steps away from a large, framed picture of Lord Stanley's gleaming chalice.
May 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner dismissed as "nonsense" a proposed GOP campaign attack on President Obama's past association with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., as well as a Democratic fundraising effort that followed. "This kind of nonsense shouldn't happen," said Boehner on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos. " "The election is going to be about the economy and getting Americans back to work. And I think Gov. Romney's prescriptions are much better. " The role of the harsh attack ads -- this one over the delicate topic of religion -- reared this week after the New York Times disclosed a proposal from conservative strategists to wage an ad blitz against Obama, linking him to the controversial remarks from Wright, his former pastor in Chicago.
October 16, 1987 |
China said today it will not allow a human rights delegation from the U.S. Congress to visit Tibet, where pro-independence demonstrations and rioting broke out in recent weeks. "Matters concerning Tibet are the internal affairs of China in which the U.S. Congress has no right to meddle," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Rep.
August 11, 1989 |
NASA and Air Force officials warned Thursday that Edwards Air Force Base will be off limits to the public for Sunday morning's scheduled landing of the space shuttle Columbia, although nearby sites may provide a view of the craft to resolute fans. The nation's 30th shuttle mission is due to touch down sometime between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., although the exact time will not be announced until 24 hours earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1985
Nonpartisan posts have, by law and tradition, been off limits to political parties in California. That should include judicial offices, too. It did, until last month when a California Supreme Court opinion held that although state law does prohibit political parties from making endorsements in local races, it is silent on judicial elections. And so the court held that political parties may endorse candidates in judicial elections.