News archive from 2 June 2011

FAA says it will fine people who point powerful lasers that can blind pilots at cockpits

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who point powerful lasers at planes and helicopters - which can temporarily blind pilots - could face fines as high as $11,000 per violation, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. The FAA is using a...

 

Panda pregnancy? No one knows, but zoo prepares

If one of the pandas residing in Cleveland Park gets pregnant this spring, and if the pregnancy progresses to birth, and even if the panda mother can’t or won’t nurse her cub, the panda keepers at the National Zoo have a plan. Make that a formula. But...

 
Snyder delivers urgent call for 2nd Detroit-Canada bridge

Snyder delivers urgent call for 2nd Detroit-Canada bridge

MACKINAC ISLAND -- Gov. Rick Snyder today kicked off a three-day policy conference with an urgent call for a new Detroit River bridge from Detroit to Canada. • Live video from Mackinac "There’s a lot of misinformation out there. This is a great...

 

Sam Riddle to teach ethics course in federal prison

The imprisoned Sam Riddle has a new teaching gig in – get this – “Ethics and Good Decision Making." The course starts tonight at 6:30 at a federal prison in North Carolina, where Riddle is serving a 37-month prison sentence for taking bribes and...

 

Judge orders man accused of $50-million real estate scheme locked up

A federal judge in Detroit this afternoon ordered John Brarata locked up pending trial on a charge that he operated what authorities have described as a $50-million real estate Ponzi scheme that defrauded 440 investors. “There’s a strong indication he...

 

Teva gets US OK for generic Alzheimer's drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell a generic version of blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Aricept. Aricept is jointly marketed by New York-based Pfizer Inc. and Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. Ltd....

 

United, Delta hike fees for 2nd bag to Europe

Baggage fees between the U.S. and Europe are rising. Both Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. are raising fees to check a second bag on flights to Europe. The first bag is still free. Previously they both charged $50 for a second...

 

Google says Chinese hackers broke into Gmail

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google says computer hackers in China broke into the Gmail accounts of several hundred people, including senior government officials in the U.S. and political activists. Google says all victims have been notified and their accounts...

 

Man uses online sleuthing to track stolen laptop

SAN FRANCISCO -- Police in California have returned the stolen laptop of a man who tracked its location using software that also sent him photos of another man using it in bed while shirtless, among other images. Joshua Kaufman, of Oakland, Calif.,...

 

Corn and soybean futures rise on the CBOT; beef and pork prices mostly fall

CHICAGO - Grains futures traded mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery slid 23 cents to $7.5925 a bushel; July corn rose 11 cents to $7.5850 a bushel; July oats fell 3 cents to $3.83 a bushel; while July soybeans rose...

 

CDC Keeping Close Eye on Deadly E.Coli

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely following the large outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104, or STEC O104, infections which are centered in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control and prevention...

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The Prom Dress Moves Into the Designer Leagues

The Prom Dress Moves Into the Designer Leagues

LAST year, as a junior at the Latin School in Chicago, Colby Jordan wore a black silk gown designed by John Galliano with matching Dior heels to prom. “This year I’m switching gears,” she said on the phone from her home recently. “I’m doing a...

 

Jim Schwartz's winner for D-line nickname is Silver Crush

Allen Park - There's a touch of nostalgia in Jim Schwartz's new nickname for the Lions' defensive line. The coach revealed his selection Wednesday via Twitter - Silver Crush. Longtime Lions fans will remember that the Lions' defensive line in the...

 

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