News archive from 2 August 2013

Walker planning to run as independent for governor

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Republican Bill Walker is planning to run as an unaffiliated candidate for governor next year. If he qualifies, Walker would avoid a primary with Gov. Sean Parnell and get his name on the November general election ballot. Walker, in...

 

Panel: UN reliance on private security firms grows

UNITED NATIONS -- An expert panel called Thursday for more transparency surrounding the deepening reliance of the United Nations on private security companies for services from armed guards to police training. The Working Group on the Use of...

 

Obama picks Kan. justice for federal appeals court

TOPEKA, Kan. -- President Barack Obama has nominated Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nancy Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The White House announced the Democratic president's nomination Thursday, and it immediately drew support from...

 

Report shows problems with Ark. Exxon pipeline

CONWAY, Ark. -- A newly released study on the ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured in Faulkner County says the pipeline industry knew about manufacturing defects for decades. The Log Cabin Democrat (http://is.gd/ZUqbOk ) reported Thursday that the...

 

News Summary: LinkedIn impresses investors again

GETTING THE JOB DONE: LinkedIn Corp. topped analysts' financial estimates for the ninth consecutive quarter, preserving the online professional service's uninterrupted streak since the company went public in May 2011. OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The...

 

Campbell Co. coal production slower than 2012

GILLETTE, Wyo. -- Figures show that the total mid-year production for Campbell County coal mines adds up to about 180 million tons, which is about 6 million tons less than last year. The preliminary production numbers were reported by the Mine Safety...

 

Pew study: More millenials are living with parents

Nearly four of every 10 members of the millennial generation are living with their parents, according to a study of U.S. census data by the Pew Research Center. The Pew study, out Thursday, says a record 21.6 million young adults between 18 and...

 
YouTube stars push high frame rate format online

YouTube stars push high frame rate format online

BURBANK, Calif. -- Movie fans who were intrigued by director Peter Jackson's use of high frame rates in "The Hobbit" are now getting a chance to see the super-clear format online. The second season of the YouTube Web series "Video Game...

 

Bank of America may face civil charges from DOJ

Bank of America may be facing civil charges over mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related matters. The bank said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the Department of Justice told the company that it intends to file civil charges related...

 

News Summary: AIG posts higher 2Q profit

BIGGER PROFIT: American International Group's net income grew 17 percent in the second quarter. The insurer benefited from higher net premiums, prices and income from investments. THE NUMBERS: AIG reported net income of $2.7 billion, or $1.84 per...

 

Rain helping replenish Kansas water supplies

AUGUSTA, Kan. -- The recent spate of wet weather has caused flash floods and other headaches in much of Kansas, but the rain is also replenishing some lakes that communities rely on for water. In Butler County east of Wichita, Santa Fe Lake and...

 

UN peacekeepers enforce security zone in Congo

GOMA, Congo U.N. peacekeepers began a new effort to disarm fighters in volatile eastern Congo on Thursday, setting up a zone where only the country's security forces can now carry firearms. The move is aimed at stabilizing the eastern city of Goma and...

 

Series preview: White Sox at Tigers

All games on WSCR-AM 670. Season series: Tigers lead 4-3. Friday: 6:08 p.m., CSN: LH Hector Santiago (3-6, 3.33) vs. RH Doug Fister (9-5, 3.67) Saturday: 6:08 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9: LH John Danks (2-8, 4.57) vs. RH Max Scherzer (15-1, 3.01) Sunday: 12:08...

 
Rex Ryan, Jets motivated by lowly predictions

Rex Ryan, Jets motivated by lowly predictions

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Willie Colon grew up in the Bronx and went to college on Long Island, so he knows the type of expectations that come with playing in New York. And the new Jets offensive lineman is insulted by the ominous outlook by fans and the...

 

Vancouver's Sanvezzo earns Player of the Month award

Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Camilo Sanvezzo was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Month on Thursday for the month of July. Camilo continued his scoring streak with four goals, helping the Whitecaps, who occupy the final playoff spot in the...

 

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