Articles by J.J. McGrath

  • Bonnaroo 2012: 'Campground Culinary Artists' Share Some 'Roo'-cipesBonnaroo 2012: 'Campground Culinary Artists' Share Some 'Roo'-cipes

    June 09 2012 5:56 PM

    A long line of cars backed up the highways in Manchester, Tenn., as thousands waited to drive onto the beloved campgrounds on Bonnaroo's 700-acre farm. Spread across fields or in between trees, those that waited in line patiently cruised onto the land to park for four wild days of dirt, sun, and music.

  • Bonnaroo 2012: Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell In 'Hit And Run' [PHOTO]Bonnaroo 2012: Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell In 'Hit And Run' [PHOTO]

    June 09 2012 5:12 PM

    A hit-and-run took place at Bonnaroo on Friday. No, a golf cart didn't go rogue, knocking out a corn-dog vendor. Instead, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, stars of the coming comedy film Hit and Run, made an appearance at the Bonnaroo Cinema Tent.

  • France's Socialist Party Appears Poised For More Electoral Gains: Polls

    June 09 2012 4:18 PM

    Five weeks after the Socialist Party's Francois Hollande scored a victory in France's presidential election, public-opinion polls show his fellow party members may soon win either a plurality or even a majority of the seats in the lower house of the country's Parliament.

  • Follow The Leader: Monday's Markets Look A Lot Like Friday's MarketsFollow The Leader: Monday's Markets Look A Lot Like Friday's Markets

    June 03 2012 11:38 PM

    Asian equity indexes are getting whacked on Monday a lot like European and U.S. stock indexes got whacked on Friday, with all of those open at this time having shed between 1 percent and 3 percent in the early going.

  • Gila: Monster Of A Wildfire Still Being Battled In N.M. [PHOTOS]Gila: Monster Of A Wildfire Still Being Battled In N.M. [PHOTOS]

    June 03 2012 8:50 PM

    The biggest wildfire in the history of New Mexico continues to burn, but the ghosts of Mogollon appear safe from having their ectoplasm singed, at least for another tourist season. The Catron County Sheriff's Office will lift on Monday an evacuation order for the ghost town.

  • US FDA Alerts Consumers About Mexico's Recall Of Reumofan PlusUS FDA Alerts Consumers About Mexico's Recall Of Reumofan Plus

    June 03 2012 4:09 PM

    Mexico's Ministry of Health has issued a warning on Reumofan Plus -- marketed as a so-called natural dietary supplement for pain relief and other serious conditions -- and ordered manufacturer Riger Naturals to recall it.

  • China's PMIs: Yep, It's A Slowdown In World's Second-Largest EconomyChina's PMIs: Yep, It's A Slowdown In World's Second-Largest Economy

    June 02 2012 10:41 PM

    China's nonmanufacturing sector joined the country's manufacturing sector in growing at a slower rate last month, according to data released Saturday by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

  • Spain's PM: Fiscal Union + Monetary Union = New Euro ZoneSpain's PM: Fiscal Union + Monetary Union = New Euro Zone

    June 02 2012 10:06 PM

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy proposed on Saturday that the 17 countries in the euro zone create a common fiscal authority, with each surrendering a significant amount of its national sovereignty to send a signal to financial markets about the certainty of their single-currency experiment.

  • Johan Santana Throws First No-Hitter In New York Mets HistoryJohan Santana Throws First No-Hitter In New York Mets History

    June 02 2012 12:02 AM

    Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter ever for the New York Mets as he blanked the visiting World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 8-0 at Citi Field on Friday.

  • SEC Acts To Dampen Volatility In 'Flash Crash' ScenariosSEC Acts To Dampen Volatility In 'Flash Crash' Scenarios

    June 01 2012 9:04 PM

    Two-plus years after the so-called Flash Crash wreaked havoc in the U.S. equity market on May 6, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday it has OK'd two proposals designed to dampen extraordinary volatility in individual securities and the broader stock market.

  • US Equities Begin June As They Ended May: Bleeding Red InkUS Equities Begin June As They Ended May: Bleeding Red Ink

    June 01 2012 4:26 PM

    With the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing report and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Situation Summary both weaker than analysts' consensus estimates on Friday, U.S. stocks closed a holiday-shortened trading week by dropping like so many hot pennies scattered in cold snow.

  • By-Election Result May Be Sign For Singapore's Political FutureBy-Election Result May Be Sign For Singapore's Political Future

    May 27 2012 10:41 PM

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong indicated more work may be needed for the country's ruling party to regain support after it lost a by-election in the Hougang district on Saturday, according to Bloomberg News.

  • UN Speaks Loudly On Syria, But Doesn't Carry A Big StickUN Speaks Loudly On Syria, But Doesn't Carry A Big Stick

    May 27 2012 9:55 PM

    The atrocities committed in the Syrian village of Houla on Friday -- when dozens of men, women, and children were killed, and hundreds more were wounded -- were condemned in the strongest possible terms by the United Nations Security Council on Sunday.

  • Golden Gate Bridge History Spans 75 Years This SundayGolden Gate Bridge History Spans 75 Years This Sunday

    May 27 2012 6:03 PM

    The Golden Gate Bridge -- across the Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco and Marin County -- was a larger-than-life engineering project undertaken against dangerous odds, and it opened 75 years ago on Sunday against vehement protest, at the cost of 11 lives.

  • Dario Franchitti Burns Rubber On Scorching-Hot Day To Win Third Indy 500Dario Franchitti Burns Rubber On Scorching-Hot Day To Win Third Indy 500

    May 27 2012 5:01 PM

    Dario Franchitti of Edinburgh, Scotland, started the 96th Indianapolis 500 in the middle of the pack but finished the race ahead of it on Sunday as he joined a select few drivers who have won the premier event of the IndyCar Series three times.

  • Greek Pro-Bailout Party Regains Lead Over Anti-Bailout Party: PollsGreek Pro-Bailout Party Regains Lead Over Anti-Bailout Party: Polls

    May 26 2012 11:51 PM

    Greece's conservatives have regained an opinion-poll lead that could foreshadow the formation of a pro-bailout government committed to keeping the country in the euro zone, a batch of new surveys showed on Saturday.

  • Syria: UN Officials Deplore Killing Of 90-Plus Civilians, 32 Of Them ChildrenSyria: UN Officials Deplore Killing Of 90-Plus Civilians, 32 Of Them Children

    May 26 2012 10:53 PM

    Top officials of the United Nations on Saturday condemned in the strongest possible terms the confirmed killing of dozens of men, women, and children -- and the wounding of hundreds more -- in the village of Houla, outside Homs.

  • Indianapolis 500 Record May Be Set Sunday [LIVE-STREAMING LINK]

    May 26 2012 9:08 PM

    At least one Indianapolis 500 record appears likely to be set on Sunday, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory counseling people in the vicinity of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that record-breaking heat is possible.

  • The Pain In Spain: Bankia Bailout, 5 Credit-Rating DowngradesThe Pain In Spain: Bankia Bailout, 5 Credit-Rating Downgrades

    May 25 2012 11:30 PM

    Spain's Bankia S.A. requested the country's government provide it with a bailout worth ?19 billion ($24 billion) on Friday, the same day Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it lowered its ratings on five financial institutions based in the Iberian nation.

  • 10 Things To Love, Hate About The 'Star Wars' Franchise10 Things To Love, Hate About The 'Star Wars' Franchise

    May 25 2012 6:36 PM

    It's been 35 years since George Lucas' brainchild, Star Wars, premiered in theaters, launching a multibillion-dollar franchise -- along with Harrison Ford's acting career -- and eventually making every fanboy's wet dream come true: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in the iconic golden bikini.