News archive from 1 December 2012

Macau grapples with booming casino economy

Macau grapples with booming casino economy

MACAU -- In a nondescript building around the corner from the world's biggest casino, students at the Macau Polytechnic Institute are in class. Huddled at a long table topped with green felt, they pay close attention as their instructor writes a...

 

Muzak shakeup leads to job cuts, including president

The president of Fort Mill-based Muzak has been let go from the company, along with an unknown number of jobs across the company, as Muzak's Canadian owners work to knit together a string of acquisitions. “At this point we're looking across...

 

FedEx to increase rates in January

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- FedEx Corp. says that it is raising its shipping rates for ground and home delivery services in January by an average of 4.9 percent. The shipping company said Friday that the new rates will take effect on Jan. 7. Its SmartPost rates...

 
Cutler fined $10,000 for flipping ball at Viking

Cutler fined $10,000 for flipping ball at Viking

Jay Cutler was fined $10,000 for taunting, according to a league source. He flipped the ball at Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson and was flagged late in the first quarter. Culter joined the list of players fined following last Sunday's Bears-Vikings...

 

Spurs sit stars; steaming Stern seeks 'sanctions'

Gregg Popovich sent his best players home, deciding they reached the end of the road before the trip was over. San Antonio's game notes still listed Tim Duncan and Tony Parker as probable starters, when it was already definite they'd be long gone...

 

Feds propose fee on health insurers in new market

WASHINGTON -- Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal Health and Human Services department said Friday it is proposing a "user...

 

Court to decide if human genes can be patented

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer. The justices'...

 

Fla. human relations panel denies bias allegation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Human Relations Commission is denying it's biased against workers who file complaints against their employers. The commission commented Friday on a report issued a day earlier by a group of lawyers who represent...

 

Seth McFarlane plans to have college kids deliver Oscars

Seth McFarlane, host of the forthcoming Oscars ceremony, has big plans for the event--and it involves college kids. McFarlane was the surprise lecturer at Professor Denise Grimes' Overview of Contemporary Film History course at UCLA on Wednesday,...

 

JK Rowling 'dismayed' at response to press report

LONDON -- Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has expressed "alarm and dismay" at Prime Minister David Cameron's response to a report on press wrongdoing in Britain. Rowling was writing in support of Lord Justice Brian Leveson's recommendations...

 
Recruiting: Michigan back in the picture for Cass Tech OT David Dawson

Recruiting: Michigan back in the picture for Cass Tech OT David Dawson

Michigan has re-offered a scholarship to offensive lineman David Dawson of Detroit Cass Tech. The 6-foot-4, 282-pounder will take an official visit to U-M on Dec. 14. He also has visits scheduled to Ohio State on Dec. 7, Alabama on Jan. 11 and...

 

Appeals court: Report described by lawyer as 'salacious' to remain sealed for now

A Daytona Beach appeals court ruled Friday that a "salacious" four-page police report that's part of the Jim Greer criminal case should remain a secret, at least for now. Its contents are a mystery, but Delmar Johnson, the former executive...

 
Ormond Beach police search for missing man, 73

Ormond Beach police search for missing man, 73

Ormond Beach police are asking the public's assistance in locating a missing 73-year-old man. Donald Winner lives alone in his home on the 100 block of Rosewood Avenue. His family says he is in good mental and physical health. Winner normally...

 

Supreme Court to review lawsuits over flaws in generic drugs

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether generic drug manufacturers can be subjected to personal injury lawsuits that allege flaws in the design of drugs, even if federal law would not allow such cases to go forward. The...

 
Lions' Louis Delmas, Corey Williams questionable for Colts game

Lions' Louis Delmas, Corey Williams questionable for Colts game

Allen Park - Looks like the Lions may not be as close to full strength Sunday as they hoped.Safety Louis Delmas and defensive tackle Corey Williams, both of whom were limited participants in practice Thursday, were not on the field Friday during the...

 

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