News archive from 2 January 2013, page 17

Asia stocks jump as US budget deal appears near

Asia stocks jump as US budget deal appears near

BANGKOK -- Stock markets in Asia registered relief Wednesday as U.S. lawmakers edged toward a deal to stop hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect that could throw the world's biggest economy off...

 

Man grazed by stray bullet in Miami on New Year's Eve

A stray bullet fired into the air just after midnight on New Year's Eve struck a man as he celebrated at a party in Miami, according to police. The bullet grazed the man's upper left shoulder. Paramedics treated him outside the Allapattah home at...

 
48 of 51 City Council members sign Daily News petition to ban assault weapons

48 of 51 City Council members sign Daily News petition to ban assault weapons

Nearly every member of the City Council has joined the Daily News campaign to ban assault weapons. The Council itself has been deeply touched by gun violence, losing one of its own members in 2003 when Councilman James Davis was shot to death by a...

 
Stanford's Ben Gardner might not be home free

Stanford's Ben Gardner might not be home free

Ben Gardner was planning to return home Wednesday to Mequon, Wis., as a Rose Bowl champion. It's unlikely he'll receive a hero's welcome from anyone other than blood relatives, and even they may have a few reservations. This was "local boy does...

 

Cliffhanger no more? House pushing to final vote

WASHINGTON - Weary lawmakers in the House pushed at last toward a final congressional vote on legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts, a New Year's Night culmination of a struggle that...

 
A few extra pounds could add years to your life, a new study shows

A few extra pounds could add years to your life, a new study shows

Listen to your mother — and put some meat on them bones. Plump people may have a lower risk of dying than folks of “normal” weight, according to a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. But the report shouldn't be viewed as...

 
House passes fiscal cliff bill

House passes fiscal cliff bill

WASHINGTON Update: Bill passed by House: now goes to president. More details to come. Weary lawmakers in the House pushed at last toward a final congressional vote on legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax...

 

Asia stocks jump as US budget deal appears near

BANGKOK Stock markets in Asia registered relief Wednesday as U.S. lawmakers edged toward a deal to stop hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect that could throw the world's biggest economy off a...

 

Indians sign ex-Sox reliever Myers

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians added a veteran presence to their starting rotation on Tuesday, signing Brett Myers to a one- year deal, according to MLB.com. The deal, which includes a club option for a second year, will be official once Myers...

 

Analysis: Patriots Way is dead end with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With three sparkling Super Bowl rings earned during his time as second in command with the New England Patriots, Scott Pioli in January 2009 looked like the perfect hire as general manager of the Chiefs. That championship hardware...

 

House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

WASHINGTON - Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take...

 

House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take...

 
Just as with luggage, don't overpack your wallet

Just as with luggage, don't overpack your wallet

Just as you might pare down to the bare minimum with your luggage, do the same with your wallet when traveling outside the country. Though the possibility of losing (or being relieved of) a wallet isn't necessarily greater abroad than in a densely...

 

Warriors and Clippers on a higher plane

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Maybe the Mayans didn't get it wrong. The Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers are two of the best teams in the NBA. Perhaps the world, as we knew it, did end. "This is a new day," said guard Jamal Crawford, a former...

 

NHL, union conclude negotiations for Tuesday

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League and the Players' Association met on Tuesday in an effort to end the lockout that has gone on for close to four months. Last Friday, the NHL gave a new offer to the NHLPA while the NHL received documents from the...

 

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