News archive from 5 May 2012

Shell asks judge to uphold drill permits before they're challenged

JUNEAU -- Subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell PLC are making "improper use of the judicial system" by suing to head off challenges to permits that put them closer to exploratory drilling off Alaska's northern shores, an attorney for a...

 

Internet group: Quality over speed in new domains

NEW YORK -- The organization in charge of expanding the number of Internet address suffixes - the ".com" part of domain names - is apologizing for delays but says it's favoring "quality, not speed." Three weeks ago, the Internet...

 

Correction: Yahoo-CEO Bio Box story

In a biographical capsule on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson first sent Jan. 4, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Yahoo, erroneously reported that Thompson received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stonehill College. Yahoo...

 
Buckner ball sells for $418,250

Buckner ball sells for $418,250

DALLAS -- The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series has been sold at auction for $418,250. Heritage Auctions says the ball was sold Friday in Dallas to a buyer who wants to remain...

 

MLS Preview from The Sports Network (ET)

Montreal (2-5-2) at Kansas City (7-1-0), 8:30 p.m. The Montreal Impact will be facing Sporting Kansas City for the first time in MLS play on Saturday at Livestrong Sporting Park. But Impact captain Davy Arnaud will be very familiar with Saturday's...

 

NYRA fires CEO, top counsel as state investigates

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association says it has fired CEO Charles Hayward and its chief counsel as the state investigates why $8.5 million in winnings wasn't paid to bettors. The NYRA board of directors reported the firing of Hayward and...

 
Most commenters unhappy to learn Daniel Acker keeps teacher pension after child-molesting pleas

Most commenters unhappy to learn Daniel Acker keeps teacher pension after child-molesting pleas

View full sizeDaniel M. Acker of Alabaster lost his Alabama teaching certificate early in 2012 after being charged with sex abuse of former students. However, his retirement benefits will continue. (The Birmingham News/Frank Couch)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama...

 

Review: Warhol odd man out in MOCA's 'The Painting Factory'

Is a strain of recent abstract painting obsessed with revitalizing the celebrated tradition of the 1950s New York School? A peculiar new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art says yes, proposing that a vigorous revival of Jackson Pollock's drips,...

 
Is the Vogue vow more hype than health?

Is the Vogue vow more hype than health?

NEW YORK -- Lip service or sea change? Skeptics wonder whether Vogue magazine's vow to ban models under 16 or those of any age with visible signs of eating disorders is more hype than health. The 19 editors of Vogue around the world made the promise...

 
Worst week for S&P, Nasdaq after jobs report

Worst week for S&P, Nasdaq after jobs report

NEW YORK - Stocks plunged on Wall Street after the government reported that hiring slowed sharply last month, the latest sign of weakness in the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite closed out their worst weeks of the...

Chron, 17:08 in Business
 

TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Canadian company trying to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. submitted a new application for the project Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.TransCanada said it...

Chron, 17:09 in Business
 

Spirit Airline grants airfare refund to terminal cancer patient, ex-Marine

The hard heart of Spirit Airlines thawed a smidge Friday when, under the glare of intense bad publicity, its CEO pledged to personally refund a terminally ill cancer patient and former Marine's $197 airfare. In addition, Spirit will donate $5,000...

 
Ohio court reverses $2 bln judgment against Ford

Ohio court reverses $2 bln judgment against Ford

(Reuters) - The Ohio Court of Appeals reversed a $2 billion judgment against Ford Motor Co this week and ordered a new trial for a group of dealers who said the No. 2 U.S. automaker overcharged them for commercial trucks over an 11-year period. In its...

 
Bice says Alabama schools took steps to keep immigration law from driving away students

Bice says Alabama schools took steps to keep immigration law from driving away students

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama school Superintendent Tommy Bice, in a news statement today, said state schools took steps to prevent provisions of the state's immigration law from driving away students, but those measures were not needed because a...

 

Malawi wary of visit by Sudan's al-Bashir

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Malawi's new president is wary of welcoming her Sudanese counterpart, accused of war crimes, to a continental summit in July. Speaking at a news conference Friday, Joyce Banda said a visit by Sudan's president would be frowned upon...

 

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