News archive from 2 November 2012

Michigan to host 2014 NCAA men's gymnastics championships

The University of Michigan's Crisler Center will host the 2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, the NCAA announced Thursday. The three-day competition will take place at the newly renovated facility in April 2014."Playing host to the NCAA...

 

Website predicts Anibal Sanchez will re-sign with Tigers

The website mlbtraderumors.com does an annual list of the top 50 free agents and predicts where they are going. The list holds good news for Tigers fans.Right-hander Anibal Sanchez ranks No. 4 on the list, and writer Tim Dierkes predicts he will...

 

British diplomats paid $16,000 to re-stuff snake

LONDON -- At a time when U.K. politicians are trying to squeeze budgets, British diplomats' big bill for re-stuffing an ancient anaconda has left some observers hissing. A freedom of information request filed by British politics blog Guido Fawkes has...

 

Pentagon urged to televise Guantanamo terror trial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Pentagon is being urged to allow television broadcasts of the trial of five prisoners at Guantanamo who are charged in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. In a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, lawyers for the...

 

Romney makes the case against Obama with barbecue

DOSWELL, Va. - Mitt Romney used a shuttered barbecue business in Richmond to make his case against the Obama administration, arguing that the president's tax policies and his healthcare plan would crush small businesses. The former Massachusetts...

 

Pentagon urged to televise Guantanamo terror trial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The Pentagon is being urged to allow television broadcasts of the trial of five prisoners at Guantanamo who are charged in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. In a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, lawyers for the...

 

Correction: Charter School Audit story

LOS ANGELES -- In an Oct. 24 story about a U.S. Department of Education audit of the division overseeing charter schools, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the audit was conducted by San Francisco-based research firm WestEd. It was...

 

British diplomats paid $16,000 to re-stuff snake

LONDON At a time when U.K. politicians are trying to squeeze budgets, British diplomats' big bill for re-stuffing an ancient anaconda has left some observers hissing. A freedom of information request filed by British politics blog Guido Fawkes has...

 

A look at Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields

NAME: Mark Fields TITLE: Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Co. (as of Dec. 1) AGE: 51. (Born January 24, 1961) HOMETOWN: Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.; grew up in Paramus, N.J. CURRENT HOME: Delray Beach, Fla. (when he's not in Dearborn, Mich., where Ford...

 
Springsteen, Jay-Z to boost Obama on final day

Springsteen, Jay-Z to boost Obama on final day

WASHINGTON -- Some big-name celebrities will help President Barack Obama make his closing case to voters in the most competitive states. Rock singer Bruce Springsteen will perform and introduce Obama on Monday as he kicks off the last day of the...

 
Armed men occupy Libya parliament vicinity

Armed men occupy Libya parliament vicinity

TRIPOLI, Libya Around 200 mostly armed protesters and militiamen occupied an area near Libya's parliament building on Thursday, blocking nearby roads and beating up journalists in protest of the country's new Cabinet. For the third day in a row, the...

 
Chris Brown to stay on supervised probation

Chris Brown to stay on supervised probation

LOS ANGELES -- A California judge says Chris Brown must return to court to update her on the progress of his probation after he completes an overseas tour. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg did not address questions raised at a previous hearing...

 

Mexico sees biggest remittances drop since 2009

MEXICO CITY The Bank of Mexico says the amount of money sent home by Mexicans working abroad plunged 20 percent in September. That was the biggest drop since October 2009, when migrants were struggling to find jobs amid the worldwide economic crisis....

 

Bahamas plans referendum on gambling by citizens

NASSAU, Bahamas The prime minister of the Bahamas says a referendum next month will decide if some forms of legalized gambling will be permitted for citizens. Bahamians are barred from gambling in the casinos at the islands' tourist resorts. But...

 

Shifting positions no easy mission for Raiders' Huff and Buccaneers' Barber

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Ronde Barber of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is following a familiar trail blazed by such luminaries as Ronnie Lott, Rod Woodson and Albert Lewis in going from cornerback to safety. Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers made the same...

 

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