News archive from 2 July 2012, page 13

Survey finds Japan business confidence improves

TOKYO (AP) — A closely watched survey by Japan's central bank has found big manufacturers have more confidence in the world's third-largest economy than they did three months ago.The "tankan" confidence index was still minus 1, meaning that...

Chron, 21:48 in Business

Blackhawks add veteran defenseman

A significant signing or trade still may be in the Blackhawks' near future, but after the dust settled on day one of NHL free agency, the only piece general manager Stan Bowman had acquired was for depth along the blue line. The Hawks agreed to terms...


Ruling party presidential candidate, Mexico's first woman for major party, concedes race

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ruling party presidential candidate, Mexico's first woman for major party, concedes race.

Chron, 21:50 in World News

Arizona swimmers look for Olympic berths Monday

Arizona swimmers will make up half of the field for the women's 50-meter freestyle final Monday at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. Christine Magnuson of Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics was second in the semifinals Sunday behind Jessica Hardy....

AZCentral, 22:13 in Sport
Alaska Ear

Alaska Ear

ALOHA . . . Mayor Sullivan notified his constituents Friday that he'll be taking the oath of office for his second term on Monday -- in Hawaii. Isn't he supposed to do it by July 1st? And why did Sullivan, who won re-election in April/May, wait until...

As economy improves, Charlotte-area rental rates on the rise

As economy improves, Charlotte-area rental rates on the rise

Yeanna Smith has seen her monthly apartment rent go up $225 in the past two years. Strapped with student debt and working two jobs, she's having to move farther away from where she works in order to find affordable living. “There's nothing...


Mass. town still waiting on tornado stump removal

STURBRIDGE, Mass.-More than a year after a tornado tore down trees around Sturbridge, residents of one of the town's hardest hit streets are waiting for tree stumps to be removed from town property. The three stumps include a gargantuan uprooted stump...


Phelps seals 8th London berth, Franklin makes seven

OMAHA -- Michael Phelps finished off his preparations for his Olympic swansong in emphatic style on Sunday when he qualified for a fifth individual event on the penultimate night of competition at the U.S. Trials. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist,...

Trump tower promoter's criminal record was concealed by feds

Trump tower promoter's criminal record was concealed by feds

When Felix Sater and his partners launched a plan to put up a Trump tower in Fort Lauderdale — luring scores of investors — he had already been charged in an explosive securities scam with New York mob figures. He had pleaded...


AT&T, AMC Networks reach deal to keep channels on U-verse TV service

NEW YORK — Dallas-based AT&T said Sunday that it has reached an agreement that will keep AMC, home of hit shows Mad Men and Breaking Bad, available to U-verse TV customers. IFC, the Sundance Channel and We TV are also covered under the deal with...


Drop in cruise ships' reported crimes raises questions

Two years after Congress passed legislation to improve passenger safety aboard cruise ships, crime victims and other supporters of the law say key provisions are being watered down - including the mandatory reporting of crimes and how crew members are...

Keeping USS Texas afloat will take more than pride

Keeping USS Texas afloat will take more than pride

Bristling with big guns and macho combat prowess, the USS Texas is a steel embodiment of its namesake state. In World War II, the 29,500-ton dreadnought backed Allied attacks at Normandy, North Africa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was the first ship to...

Chron, 22:14 in Politics

Police awaiting autopsy in 1-year-old girl's death

Detroit - Police are awaiting autopsy results from the county Medical Examiner's Office after finding the body of a 1-year-old girl reported missing Friday on the city's east side."We're doing whatever we can to find out happened," said Sgt....


AT&T, AMC make deal that keeps channels on

NEW YORK - AT&T says it has reached an agreement with AMC Networks and will keep showing its AMC, IFC Sundance and WE channels. AT&T, the eighth-largest provider of pay-TV signals, said Sunday the channels will remain available on its U-verse...


Reports: Barclays chairman to resign this week

LONDON Two British media outlets are reporting that the chairman of U.K.-based Barclays bank plans to resign this week following the scandal regarding the manipulation of data by his bank. The Guardian newspaper and the BBC reported Sunday that Marcus...


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