News archive from 3 November 2015

AIG to cut jobs as Icahn calls for break-up

AIG to cut jobs as Icahn calls for break-up

Insurance giant AIG said it plans to spend $500 million on an "organization simplification," including $300 million in severance and termination benefits as it axes its management ranks. The $300 million will comes from "employee...

 
Michael Moore's Twitter rant about R rating for 'Where to Invade Next'

Michael Moore's Twitter rant about R rating for 'Where to Invade Next'

Michael Moore took to Twitter Monday to express his unhappiness that his new documentary, Where to Invade Next, has been slapped with an R rating by the Motion Picture  Association of America. "Jeez. Once again the MPAA has given a film of mine...

 
Anchorage School District apologizes for communication lapse on late buses

Anchorage School District apologizes for communication lapse on late buses

The Anchorage School District apologized for not doing enough to keep parents informed Monday morning as icy roads tangled traffic and students on about 50 buses got to school about an hour or more behind schedule. "There are going to be several...

 
Heisman Survey: Trevone Boykin picks up ground on Leonard Fournette

Heisman Survey: Trevone Boykin picks up ground on Leonard Fournette

With a third of the season left for many college football teams, the chances are fewer to pad résumés for not only the playoff race but also the Heisman Trophy competition. A handful of showcase games this weekend offers opportunities to do both. No....

Usa Today, 19:28 in Sport
 
New poll: Travelers want hotels to disclose resort fees

New poll: Travelers want hotels to disclose resort fees

Many travelers believe that hotels and resorts should be required to include mandatory resort fees in advertised nightly rates, according to a new national poll. The poll, commissioned by Travelers United, a non-profit group with 23,000 members, found...

Usa Today, 19:33 in Travel
 
Walgreens could sell 1,000 stores for Rite Aid deal

Walgreens could sell 1,000 stores for Rite Aid deal

Walgreens says it's willing to divest up to 1,000 stores to win regulatory approval for its Rite Aid purchase, although it expects it won't have to sell more than 500. The country's No. 1 drugstore chain announced the $9.41 billion deal last week....

 

Agency says Walker's fiscal proposal for Alaska may leave top credit rating intact

JUNEAU — A credit rating agency Monday said the tentative fiscal proposal released by Gov. Bill Walker’s administration last week could leave the state's top credit rating intact. The agency, Standard & Poor’s, said in a report that the Walker...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Chilly West, soggy Southeast

Snow and cold will spread across the West Tuesday while the Southeast sees more rain. Sunny, warm conditions will rule in the central and northeastern U.S. West: Some of the coldest air since last April will spread over much of the western U.S. on...

 
Man sues city for not clearing name tarnished by identity theft

Man sues city for not clearing name tarnished by identity theft

INDIANAPOLIS — For nearly a decade, Wesley Taylor has been dogged by a checkered past. The problem? It’s not his own. What began after the Indianapolis man’s wallet was stolen in 2006 has evolved into a worst-case scenario of identity theft — one that...

 
Bieber off probation for egg vandalism case

Bieber off probation for egg vandalism case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs. Bieber's attorney presented proof...

 
Keystone XL builder asks for a halt to U.S. review

Keystone XL builder asks for a halt to U.S. review

A Canadian company building the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday asked the State Department to suspend its review of the controversial project. TransCanada Corporation asked for a pause in the review process while the Nebraska Public Service Commission...

 
The worst things you can buy before Black Friday

The worst things you can buy before Black Friday

The early bird usually gets the worm, but when it comes to holiday shopping, it's worth waiting until Black Friday. With prices up to 40% off big ticket items like electronics and appliances plus perks like free delivery just weeks away, it doesn't...

 
October's treat to investors could steal from Santa rally

October's treat to investors could steal from Santa rally

October was more treat than trick for stock investors. But there’s a potential downside to last month's 8% gain: It could steal from stock returns the rest of the year. Stocks closed out what historically has been its worst six-month stretch with the...

 
Man detonates bomb at Miss. Walmart

Man detonates bomb at Miss. Walmart

JACKSON, Miss. — A man is charged after allegedly setting off an explosive at a Mississippi Walmart Sunday morning. Marshall W. Leonard, 61, of Tupelo, will be charged with placing an explosive device. Under Mississippi Code 97-37-25 he could get life...

 
Ex-speaker Hastert's portrait removed from House hall

Ex-speaker Hastert's portrait removed from House hall

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Speaker Paul Ryan has had a portrait of Dennis Hastert removed from a hallway outside the House chamber, just days after the former speaker pleaded guilty to breaking banking laws in a hush money scheme. The painting of Hastert,...

 
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