News archive from 3 July 2012

Romney planning to visit Israel over the summer

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning a trip to Israel this summer. An aide to Romney confirms that a trip is being planned. No details are immediately available about exactly when and where the candidate will visit. A...

 
At July lull, presidential race is close as ever

At July lull, presidential race is close as ever

WASHINGTON -- The presidential race enters July with President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in a neck-and-neck contest that shows no sign of breaking open. Each candidate sees problems he'd like to cure before Labor Day. Obama's...

 
Mel Gibson’s step-mom files restraining order, says she's terrified of actor's bad temper

Mel Gibson’s step-mom files restraining order, says she's terrified of actor's bad temper

This time, it's personal. Mel Gibson is notorious in Hollywood for his explosive temper and offensive rants, but now the actor's shenanigans have reportedly become a family matter. Gibson's step-mother Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, who married Gibson's...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit June 29 15,815,885 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000 Total public debt...

 
Anthony Davis, No. 1 pick in NBA draft, sprains ankle at New Orleans Hornets’ practice facility 

Anthony Davis, No. 1 pick in NBA draft, sprains ankle at New Orleans Hornets’ practice facility 

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can be cleared to practice with the U.S. team. Davis hurt his ankle at the team’s training center in Westwego on Saturday, and Hornets spokesman...

Daily News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Treasurys rise after poor US manufacturing report

NEW YORK-Treasury prices are rising after a report that U.S. manufacturing is slowing. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.59 percent on Monday, down from 1.63 on Friday. Its price rose 75 cents for every $100 invested. A...

 
Garden City police hope to catch pig bandit by the toe

Garden City police hope to catch pig bandit by the toe

The Garden City police are on the hunt for a pig bandit who made off with a $6,000-plus swine named Willie. Willie's no real bacon maker though. He is actually a plump, shiny sculpture that's on lease to the Garden City Downtown Development Authority...

 

Deputy shot with stun gun, arrested after bar fight

GALVESTON - A Galveston County sheriff's sergeant involved in a fight at a Seabrook bar was shot with a stun gun and arrested on a public intoxication charge, a Harris County deputy said Monday. Off-duty Sgt. Jose Martinez, 34, was hit with a stun gun...

Chron, 17:05 in Regional
 

News Summary: US stocks dawdle; Europe's jump

FLAT FINISH: The Dow Jones industrial average was down almost all day and finished slightly lower. The Standard & Poor's 500 and the Nasdaq composite wavered between small gains and losses and finished slightly higher.OUT OF THE OFFICE: Trading...

Chron, 17:05 in Business
 

Florida could lose billions of dollars by rejecting healthcare reform act, study says

Two studies from Washington healthcare researchers project that Gov. Rick Scott's decision not to expand Medicaid as provided by the healthcare reform law could mean Florida losing billions in federal funding -- money that could have used to bring...

 

Consider pet safety during Fouth of July fireworks

Fireworks and cook-outs on the Fourth of July may be fun for humans, but not so for pets. Independence Day brings risks for these animals, both inside and outside the house. “I recommend not taking them to the party,” said Dr....

 
Game thread: Tigers' lineup for tonight's game vs. Twins

Game thread: Tigers' lineup for tonight's game vs. Twins

Stop if you've heard this one before: The Tigers can reach .500 tonight with a win. They haven't been at .500 since May 15, when they were 18-18. And they have failed in their past seven attempts at reaching an even record since. Doug Fister takes the...

 
Sons of slain Birmingham man say father served his county, loved his grandchildren

Sons of slain Birmingham man say father served his county, loved his grandchildren

(The Birmingham News / Michelle Williams)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The sons of a man fatally shot in East Lake Sunday night said William Evans will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who served his country and his city. Evans, 63, was shot...

 

Bird flu outbreak hits chicken farms in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since its detection last month but poses no threat to humans, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The H7N3 flu was detected in two...

 

CareFusion recalls infant breathing product

(Reuters) - Medical device maker CareFusion said it has recalled its AirLife Infant Breathing Circuit products because they could develop cracks during use, causing a leak in the closed ventilation system. The products being recalled were manufactured...

 

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