News archive from 2 May 2012

When Tigers' Delmon Young returns, he has plenty to fix

When Tigers' Delmon Young returns, he has plenty to fix

Detroit -- Delmon Young had to be suspended, and he was. And whether that ends this sordid tale is up to Young, and how he responds.He already has expressed remorse for his drunken altercation in New York. If all the ugly allegations are true - Young...

 
Former Regions Bank employee pleads guilty to bank fraud scheme

Former Regions Bank employee pleads guilty to bank fraud scheme

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A former Regions Bank employee pleaded guilty today to a scheme with another employee that defrauded the bank out of $32,413. Omeshia K. Pettaway pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a hearing this afternoon before U.S. District...

 

Summary Box: Auto sales stay strong in April

APRIL SALES: Americans bought 1.18 million cars and trucks in April, up 2.3 percent from a year earlier. Sales were still strong, but growth slowed a bit from earlier in the year. Analysts said there's no sign that the auto sales recovery is...

Chron, 17:01 in Business
 

Romney national security spokesman resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's national security spokesman has resigned after critics raised questioned his conservatism because he is gay.Richard Grenell on Tuesday announced he has decided to leave Romney's campaign after just a few weeks. Grenell...

Chron, 17:02 in Politics
 

Albert Pujols irritated that Mickey Hatcher discussed closed meeting

Add one more dynamic to the Angels' hitting woes: Albert Pujols is a bit perturbed at hitting coach Mickey Hatcher for discussing the slugger's attempt to instill confidence in teammates at a closed-door hitters meeting on Monday. Hatcher told The...

 

Romney national security spokesman resigns

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's national security spokesman has resigned after critics raised questioned his conservatism because he is gay. Richard Grenell on Tuesday announced he has decided to leave Romney's campaign after just a few weeks. Grenell...

 

How the major US stock indexes fared on Tuesday

The Dow Jones industrial average closed at its highest level in more than four years.The fastest growth in U.S. manufacturing in 10 months gave stocks a lift Tuesday. Orders, hiring and production all rose in April. All 10 industry groups within the...

Chron, 17:05 in Business
 
Huntsville school district to hold public hearing on Native American education

Huntsville school district to hold public hearing on Native American education

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Huntsville school district will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to review a new grant for Native American education. The hearing, scheduled for 3 p.m. in the executive dining room of the Annie C. Merts Center, is being...

 

Farmington Hills man who ran adult websites sentenced to prison for unpaid taxes

A Farmington Hills man who made millions in the adult entertainment industry is going to prison for seven years for unpaid taxes, the U.S. Attorneys office announced today. Francis Sharrak, 44, of Farmington Hills, also was ordered to pay $4.2 million...

 

After 42 years, a new $17-million home to open for Community Heath and Social Services Center

At 42-years-old, the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center will reopen Thursday in its $17-million new home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday. CHASS provides primary health, dental and wellness care to Detroit's...

 

Family claimed PFD checks while living in Hawaii, state charges

An Anchorage couple took in more than $36,000 in illegal Permanent Fund dividends after lying on applications while their family lived in Hawaii in 2008 and 2009, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue. The annual Alaska payout is supposed to...

 

Obama signs agreement for US-Afghan partnership

KABUL, Afghanistan-President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) have signed an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end. Obama says the...

 

Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan-President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan Tuesday night on the anniversary of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and signed an agreement cementing U.S. commitment to the nation after American combat troops leave....

 

Syria's cultural treasures latest uprising victim

BEIRUT-On its towering hilltop perch, the Krak des Chevaliers, one of the world's best preserved Crusader castles, held off a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin nearly 900 years ago. It was lauded by Lawrence of Arabia for its beauty and has been one...

 

Social Security starts providing online benefit statements

Washington - The Social Security Administration is now providing workers with online statements of the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, replacing the paper ones the agency used to mail out.Until last year, the agency mailed out...

 

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