Monthly Archives: June 2012

D.C. hopes to test 35,000 employees for HIV over 3 months

Richard Campbell has been getting routine HIV testing during his annual physicals for the past six years. On Wednesday, National HIV Testing Day, he decided to get tested again. “Why not?” he said. The disease does not discriminate based on age, said Campbell, 52, and it’s better to know now than later. “This is the […]

Will Russia discuss Syria? It appears so

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will attend a meeting on the escalating conflict in Syria that international mediator Kofi Annan is attempting to organize in Geneva this weekend, Russia’s U.N.Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Tuesday. “Sergei Lavrov has officially accepted the invitation to come to the actual meeting in Geneva on Saturday, June 30,” Churkin […]

AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida trains Norwegian to attack

STOCKHOLM (AP) – A Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida’s offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies told The Associated Press on Monday. Western intelligence officials have long feared such a scenario – a convert to Islam who is […]

Brewers’ Fiers gets zero for his zeros vs Chisox

A no-decision left Michael Fiers in no mood to complain. The Milwaukee starter pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, and the Brewers wound up losing 1-0 to the Chicago White Sox in the 10th on Sunday. “It’s OK. I’ve got to do my job and the runs we score is what we score,” Fiers […]

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal past Czech Republic, 1-0

The forward hits the post twice but scores on a header in the 79th minute for his third goal in two games of the European Championship. Portugal advances to the semifinals of the tournament. WARSAW, Poland — Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a powerful header in the 79th minute, sending Portugal to theEuropean Championship semifinals with […]

Hicks: Jim Carrey won’t be in ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel

Jim Carrey has backed out of a sequel to 1994’s hit comedy “Dumb and Dumber.” It must be all those other hit movies he’s been making. A spokesman for the actor confirmed in an “Entertainment Tonight” report that Carrey has grown “increasingly frustrated” by the lack of progress and enthusiasm for the movie from Warner […]

Iranian bank applies for Turkish banking licence

Iran’s Bank Pasargad has applied for a licence to operate in Turkey, a banking sector official told Reuters on Monday, but its bid was seen having little chance of success given global efforts to isolate Tehran over its nuclear programme. Pasargad’s move is a fresh sign of the strengthening commercial ties between the Womens Nike […]