News Archive for May 30, 2015

  • Malaysia Refuses Entry to Pro-Democracy Activist Leung Kwok-hung

    Malaysia barred another Hong Kong pro-democracy activist from entering the country on Friday, three days after it refused entry to student activist Joshua Wong.

  • The 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible: Aero Meets Eros

    THE NICE THING ABOUT Corvette, from a social-theory standpoint, is it requires no interpretation. Chevrolet's plastic fantastic sports car, in its 62nd year, is obviously an American fertility symbol, and never more so than in top-down, ...

  • Australia Dodges U.N. Censure for Great Barrier Reef

    MELBOURNE—Australia has avoided the embarrassment of having one of its top tourist attractions put on the United Nations' list of endangered heritage sites, but has been called on to report back on its conservation efforts within the next ...

  • Rangers’ Season Ends as They Lose Eastern Finals to Lightning

    The Tampa Bay Lightning broke open a tight, cautious game in the third period Friday by beating Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist twice, then held on for a 2-0 victory to earn the team's first berth in the Stanley Cup Finals since 2004.

  • Defense Chiefs Clash Over South China Sea

    SINGAPORE—Defense Secretary Ash Carter publicly criticized China for expanding a chain of artificial islands in the South China Sea, and declared that the U.S. wouldn't shy away from confronting Beijing over its determination to flex its ...

  • O’Malley Teases Campaign Watchers

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley strummed “Hail to the Chief," in a wink at supporters as he prepares to mount a liberal challenge to Hillary Clinton.

  • Yankees’ Soft Underbelly Plagues the Middle Innings

    The two towers of the Yankees' bullpen, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, have been so impressive this season that they have made it appear as if the team's relief corps is an elite group, one of the club's strengths.

  • Two Managers Take Different Paths to the Dugout

    Before Terry Collins became a major-league manager, he played in the minor leagues for 10 years, managed there for 11 and spent two seasons toiling away as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen coach. That's what it took back then: a lifetime of ...

  • Artist Urges Urban Planning, With Legos

    It isn't easy to build a skyscraper. Or, for that matter, to tear one down.But Olafur Eliasson thinks city dwellers and visitors should have a chance to do just that. In his most recent public-art installation, “The Collectivity Project," ...

  • Police Shoot Man at a New Jersey Public Library

    LYNDHURST, N.J.—Police shot and killed a 36-year-old man on Friday after an apparent altercation at the public library here, authorities said.

  • In Bayside, Queens, a Sense of Continuity

    In a city where change is constant, many residents of Bayside love their Queens neighborhood because it is fundamentally the same as it has always been.

  • Cypress Increases Bid for ISSI

    In the latest round of a bidding war for chip maker Integrated Silicon Solution Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corp. said late Friday that it is offering $20.25 a share in cash.

  • Texas Lawmakers Approve Open Carrying of Handguns

    AUSTIN, Texas—Lawmakers here Friday approved the carrying of handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to ...

  • States Target Animal-Rights Activists With Laws Banning Undercover Videos

    As animal-rights activists grow bolder in their efforts to document the treatment of animals on farms and ranches, state lawmakers are moving to restrict some of their efforts with laws that prohibit workers from taking undercover videos at ...

  • Unseen Stashing Pays Off for Metal Traders

    HONG KONG—Global commodities traders are seeking new places in Asia to store billions of dollars worth of metals in a bid to drive down costs—a trend that also helps reduce scrutiny of their positions in the market.

  • U.S. Stocks Close Lower

    U.S. stocks slumped, concluding a sluggish trading month that featured a handful of record closes amid uncertainty over the economy's health and the likely timetable for expected Federal Reserve interest-rate increases.

  • Corrections & Amplifications

    In some editions Friday, the surname of U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati was misspelled as Gulait in an article about the run-up to FIFA's presidential election.

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