News archive from 5 September 2012

New No. 1 is last year’s No. 1: Alabama

New No. 1 is last year’s No. 1: Alabama

(Editor’s note: Joe Giglio is one of 60 AP voters.) It’s natural to have doubts about a team like Alabama after it loses so much talent to the NFL. After its 41-14 whipping of Michigan, there are fewer about the Crimson Tide, who...

 

Kimberly-Clark issues warning about stolen tampons

DALLAS -- Kimberly-Clark Corp. says thieves have stolen and sold some rejected tampons that may pose a health risk if used. The Dallas-based consumer products company said some of its Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons failed the company's final...

 

Death toll soars in Syria since U.N. monitors stopped their work

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- The number of people killed in violence in Syria has skyrocketed since U.N. efforts to broker a peace agreement fell apart in June, with the total number of dead, including both government loyalists and opponents, now likely...

 

Jillian Michaels returns to 'Biggest Loser' to tackle teen obesity

Jillian Michaels is returning to "The Biggest Loser" -- again -- as the show revamps its format to focus on what is certain to be a sensitive topic: childhood obesity. Michaels made the announcement on NBC's "Today" show, telling...

 
BEER POLITICS

BEER POLITICS

Vote for Barack Obama. You might get a beer. The president of the United States stopped at a fire and rescue station in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday as his convention began in Charlotte, N.C. Obama presented White House-brewed beer to the battalion chief...

 

Mexico: Attack on US embassy car was an accident

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials are indicating that a shooting by federal agents against two CIA agents and a Mexican navy captain in a U.S. Embassy vehicle was an accident and not a deliberate attack. Navy Secretary Mariano Francisco Saynez says the...

 

Death toll seen soaring in Syria

ANTAKYA, Turkey The number of people killed in violence in Syria has skyrocketed since U.N. efforts to broker a peace agreement fell apart in June, with the total number of dead, including both government loyalists and opponents, now likely surpassing...

 

Hackers backing Syrian regime hit Al-Jazeera

CAIRO The official website of the Al-Jazeera TV satellite channel has been attacked by hackers backing the Syrian regime. Hackers replaced the home page of Al-Jazeera's Arabic site with a statement that says the cyberattack was a protest against its...

 

VW unveils new, lighter Golf compact

FRANKFURT, Germany Volkswagen AG has unveiled the latest version of its mainstay Golf hatchback at a Berlin museum, ahead of its premiere later this month at the Paris Auto Show. The 7th edition of the model introduced in 1974 doesn't look that...

 

Death toll soars in Syria since U.N. monitors stopped their work

ANTAKYA, Turkey The number of people killed in violence in Syria has skyrocketed since U.N. efforts to broker a peace agreement fell apart in June, with the total number of dead, including both government loyalists and opponents, now likely surpassing...

 
Joey Buttafuoco inspired to write memoir of affair with ‘Long Island Lolita’ Amy Fisher by  near-fatal case of diverticulitis  

Joey Buttafuoco inspired to write memoir of affair with ‘Long Island Lolita’ Amy Fisher by  near-fatal case...

Joey Buttafuoco says he was moved to spill his guts after a near-death intestinal incident that left him “septic.” The former Long Island lothario, whose torrid affair with Amy Fisher made him a household name in 1992, claims a near-fatal case of...

 

FDA approves Pfizer drug for rare blood cancer

Pfizer Inc. says the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved its new drug to treat a rare form of blood and bone marrow cancer. Pfizer's Bosulif is a daily pill to treat chronic myeloid leukemia patients with a specific genetic variation. The...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Stocks ended mixed Tuesday after reports of a weakening U.S. economy at a time when China and Europe are also slowing. U.S. markets were closed Monday for Labor Day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54.90 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at...

 

Morgan Stanley price target cut drags on Facebook

NEW YORK -- Facebook's stock touched another low point on Tuesday after an analyst for the bank that orchestrated its initial public offering cut his target price to $32 from $38. The latter was Facebook's IPO price, the one it hasn't hit since its...

 

Kimberly-Clark issues warning about stolen tampons

DALLAS -- Thieves have stolen and sold some rejected tampons that may pose a health risk if used, Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Tuesday. The Dallas-based consumer products company said that some of its Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons failed final...

 

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