News archive from 4 July 2012

Regulators probing JPMorgan over power prices

Energy regulators are investigating whether JPMorgan Chase manipulated power prices in California and the Midwest. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says in court documents that bidding practices in JPMorgan's commodities business "may...

 

Arbitrator rules for Brees in franchise tag matter

NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees gained additional leverage in his protracted contract talks with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday when an arbitrator in Philadelphia ruled in Brees' favor in a dispute over how much the Saints would have to pay the star...

 

Asians a dominant force at LPGA's US Open

KOHLER, Wis. -- The U. S. Women's Open begins Thursday at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Se Ri Pak's victory there in 1998 changed the LPGA forever. Her thrilling victory in a 20-hole playoff inspired other South Korean golfers to follow in her...

 

NFL denies appeals of bounty suspensions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.In a ruling handed down on Tuesday, Goodell told Jonathan Vilma,...

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The Big Picture: Grow up? Not this 'Ted' generation

Someday when a diabolical alien species from a faraway galaxy has taken control of our planet, our evil bug-eyed rulers will occasionally find themselves pondering the oddities of early 21st century American civilization. Why, for example, were so...

 

Video: Crude 'Ted' is robust No. 1, 'Magic Mike' also debuts strong

Adults came out to the multiplex in droves this weekend, as two R-rated films -"Ted"and"Magic Mike"- dominated ticket sales. The weekend winner was "Ted," "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane's raunchy comedy...

 

'Ted,' 'Magic Mike' have a record weekend for R-rated movies

"Magic Mike" was undressed by"Ted"at the box office this weekend, as the movie about a debauched teddy bear dominated ticket sales at the multiplex. "Ted," an R-rated raunchfest from "Family Guy" creator Seth...

 
Who stole the teeth of Brahms and Strauss?

Who stole the teeth of Brahms and Strauss?

In a story that sounds ripped from an underwhelming, dental-centric thriller starring Nicolas Cage, Austrian officials are pursuing leads in an investigation of who broke into the graves of 19th century composers Johan Strauss Jr. and Johannes Brahms...

 
Accusations grow of vote-buying Mexico election

Accusations grow of vote-buying Mexico election

MEXICO CITY Thousands of people rushed to stores on Tuesday to redeem pre-paid gift cards they said were given them by the party that won Mexico's presidency, inflaming accusations that the election was marred by massive vote-buying. At least a few...

 

Cancer group asks U.S. to study sugary drinks, obesity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. cancer lobby group is urging the Surgeon General to conduct a sweeping study of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on consumer health, saying such drinks play major role in the nation's obesity crisis and...

 

Fireworks eye injuries caused by shrapnel, not blasts

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just in time for July 4th, a U.S. study shows for the first time how fireworks can damage eyeballs. There are more than 2,000 eye injuries from fireworks every year in the United States, most occurring during Independence...

 

In Season, July 4-11: All your favorite summer produce

If you’ve procrastinated until today to get your Fourth of July fixings, you’re in luck: The Dallas Farmers Market is open, with the farmers located in Shed No. 1. Despite the harvest-slowing, triple-digit heat, they still have plenty to sell. This is...

 

Contact us: We’re looking for Charlotte love stories

We’re looking for married couples to tell us how they met and fell in love. Email your story and photo to htrenda@charlotteobserver.com. Type “love story” in the subject field. Please include how you met, what you liked...

 

Remembering Andy Griffith onstage

Though best remembered for his small-screen starring roles on "The Andy Griffith Show"and "Matlock," the late Andy Griffith also enjoyed some stage time early in his career. Before he was Sheriff Andy Taylor keeping watch on...

 

Reward offered for information in 2010 arson

It has been almost two years since fire raced through the Carter Brothers Manufacturing Plant near Brundidge destroying a large portion of the 160,000 square-foot building and causing more than $16 million in damages. State fire officials have...

 

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