News archive from 3 August 2011

Wal-Mart, MetroPCS, Coach are big market movers

NEW YORK-Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down 94 cents at $51.68. A Jefferies analyst downgraded the discounting giant saying the company's...

 

Nobel-winning immunologist Benacerraf dies at 90

BOSTON-Baruj Benacerraf (bar-OOK' ben-ah-seh-RAHF'), a Venezuelan-born immunologist who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has died. He was 90. His family says in a statement that Benacerraf died Tuesday of pneumonia at his Boston...

 

Mass. drug suspect runs bike into car full of cops

SALEM, Mass.-Police didn't have to bother to look for a Salem man now accused of carrying marijuana and cocaine. He ran into them -- literally. The Salem News reports ( http://bit.ly/nvFgXk) that Jose Jimilian (he-MIL'-LEE'-ahn) was arrested Sunday...

 

Mass. leaders examining possible debt deal fallout

BOSTON-Massachusetts officials are examining the possible fallout to local programs from the debt deal approved in Washington. Rep. Barney Frank voted against the measure. He said it will hurt medical device manufacturers and doesn't balance cuts to...

 

Giffords' political future still uncertain

WASHINGTON -- Like many Americans, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was watching with a sense of disgust in recent days as lawmakers on Capitol Hill flirted with the notion of defaulting on the country's debt. "Just get it done," she said...

 
Age-related muscle loss may be inevitable, but an experimental drug might help

Age-related muscle loss may be inevitable, but an experimental drug might help

Loss of muscle mass is a fact of life starting in middle age -- we lose about 1% a year in a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Researchers say they've not only discovered the cause of that loss but may have found a drug that could help it as well. The...

 

Detroit Board of Education president Anthony Adams resigns

Detroit- Detroit Board of Education president Anthony Adams resigned Tuesday from the 11-member school board, citing the need to focus on his private business interests in the city. "I have been contemplating this for quite a while," Adams...

 

Foreign auto lobby: California zero-emissions rules will harm industry

Traverse City- The head of a trade association representing major foreign automakers raised serious concerns about California's plan to require an expansion of zero-emission vehicles by 2018. California wants to require 5.5 percent of all vehicles...

 
Peacock on the loose: Two Twitter accounts appear emulating the missing bird

Peacock on the loose: Two Twitter accounts appear emulating the missing bird

Will the real Central Park peacock please stand up? After a peacock became the second animal to escape from a local zoo, two Twitter accounts popped up pretending to be the lost bird. While fake Twitter accounts for notable pop-culture and...

 
Birmingham coming into its own in terms of food and drink

Birmingham coming into its own in terms of food and drink

I find it's the mid-sized cities that require the heartiest hunt for a good bar. Not small cities, where you might have only one choice, nor large ones where you might read about the selection in The New York Times before you visit. Birmingham, Ala.,...

 

Metro officer fatally shoots armed driver in SW Houston

A Metropolitan Transit Authority officer shot and killed a driver in southwest Houston this afternoon after stopping his speeding vehicle, HPD officials said. The officer fired a shot at the driver in the 5800 block of Fairdale around 2:55 p.m. after...

Chron, 17:14 in Regional
 

Steele skips U.S. Senate run for Stabenow seat

Lansing- Rob Steele said today he won't join the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow, the second person to drop out since former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra got into the GOP race. Although supporters urged...

 

State reverses parole for killer of gay Houston banker

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has withdrawn its parole approval for Jon Buice, who is serving a 45-year sentence for his part in the murder of gay Houston banker Paul Broussard on July 4, 1991. Buice, now 37, was one of 10 teenagers from The...

Chron, 17:15 in Regional
 

NJ pol resigns after nude photos appear online

TRENTON, N.J. - A politician who emailed a woman nude photos of himself that were later posted on a GOP activist's website announced his resignation Tuesday and said he'll consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down. In an emailed...

 
Last-minute D.C. summer vacations: New York beaches, the Appalachian Trail and the peaks of Virginia

Last-minute D.C. summer vacations: New York beaches, the Appalachian Trail and the peaks of Virginia

It’s been a long, hot summer. The neighborhood pool has lost its appeal, the summer blockbusters have all been watched and the mall perused. It’s time to get out of town and enjoy the last bits of summer freedom. Luckily, there are plenty of...

 

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