News archive from 4 December 2013, page 5

Retirees brace for pension cuts in wake of Detroit bankruptcy ruling

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes' ruling that the city has the power to cut pension benefits has many retirees wringing their hands as they ponder their financial futures and others across the nation pondering how this ruling could affect cities...

 

Drew Sharp: Joe Nathan is the big name, but other new Tigers will be just as important

DETROIT -- There will be no furrowed brows nor gaping mouths regarding the Detroit Tigers' second significant move in the last 24 hours. And that's because everyone recognizes Joe Nathan. Even at 39, he's an All-Star closer. He fills a void, and his...

 

Remaining Free Agents

NEW YORK -- The 144 remaining free agents: BALTIMORE (9) — Alexi Casilla, 2b; Scott Feldman, rhp; Jason Hammel, rhp; Nate McLouth, of; Michael Morse, of; Brian Roberts, 2b; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp; Chris Snyder, c; Tsuyoshi Wada, lhp....

 

Free Agents

NEW YORK -- The 24 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts,...

 

UNC forward James Michael McAdoo, amid meeting with Roy Williams, searching for niche

CHAPEL HILL North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on Monday night during his weekly radio show that he met with junior forward James Michael McAdoo earlier in the day and that the two would talk again Tuesday. Those kinds of conversations aren't...

 
Bill says it's too early to talk about Hillary 2016

Bill says it's too early to talk about Hillary 2016

Former president Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife will run for his old job in 2016 --- and he also it's way too early for anyone to start campaigning. "I think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year...

 

AT&T pays $3.5M to settle Pa. woman's lawsuit

PITTSBURGH -- A Pennsylvania woman who said AT&T improperly billed the government for millions of dollars in services has settled a federal lawsuit. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1bfZq38 ) reported Tuesday that AT&T Corp. paid...

 

NC virtual charter group rebuffed by NC Court of Appeals

RALEIGH A charter school that had planned to open in the fall of 2012 and offer only online classes failed to persuade the N.C. Court of Appeals that it should have been allowed to move forward with its plan without approval by the state Board of...

 

AP source: Saltalamacchia, Marlins reach deal

MIAMI -- A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday...

 

Court says business can ban class action arbitration by employees

In a major legal victory for Texas businesses and a loss for workers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that companies can require employees to sign contracts prohibiting them from taking class action against the company. The 5th U.S. Circuit...

 

Court says business can ban class action arbitration by employees

In a major legal victory for Texas businesses and a loss for workers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that companies can require employees to sign contracts prohibiting them from taking class action against the company. The 5th U.S. Circuit...

 

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Indiana-Southeast 87, Asbury 81

 
Hulking, beloved mentally challenged former high school athlete shot and killed over $300 headphones 

Hulking, beloved mentally challenged former high school athlete shot and killed over $300 headphones 

A hulking, special needs former high school athlete known as a “gentle giant” for his sweet disposition was shot and killed in Philadelphia Saturday night when he refused to give a thief his brand new $300 “Beats by Dre” headphones. Christian Massey,...

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Broke Detroit has chance to start over - but at what cost?

Detroit officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Tuesday in a ruling that sets the stage for a fierce clash over how to reduce debt and retiree benefits to return the city to financial solvency. U.S....

 

J.C. Penney scores a 10 percent November sales increase

J.C. Penney Co. reported a 10.1 percent increase in November sales Tuesday. While comparisons to last year’s disastrous holiday season were easy, the increase was better than expected. Online sales continued to be strong, running well ahead of last...

 

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