News archive from 7 January 2012

Bing, Snyder back new plan for 3-mile light-rail line on Woodward

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Governor Rick Snyder said today they're now backing plans for a three-mile light-rail line on Woodward Avenue, less than a month after scrapping plans for a larger line out to 8 Mile Road. Come back to freep.com as this...

 

It's now or never for parkway, state tells Central Florida officials

The state delivered a blunt message to key Metro Orlando officials Friday: Either build the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway now or forget about it. "It's now because you can do it now. You have a secretary [of the Florida Department of...

 
Falcons Running Back Still Shoulders the Load

Falcons Running Back Still Shoulders the Load

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons, who play their home games in the living-room comfort of a domed stadium, began practice outdoors here Wednesday morning in a 38-degree chill, but without topcoats. A national radio sports talk host labeled...

 

Rights groups oppose ex-Libyan PM extradition

TUNIS, Tunisia-A statement signed by 15 Tunisian and international human rights groups has opposed the plan to extradite Libya's former prime minister back to Tripoli. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Tunisian League for the Defense...

 

It’s bombs away for B’s

So, how good are the Bruins [team stats] right now? Well, they lead the NHL in both goals for and goals against. In a 24-hour span, they scored 15 unanswered goals. And last night they got even- strength, power-play and shorthanded goals from players...

 

Bowling great Don Carter dies at 85

MIAMI - Don Carter, the bowling great with the unorthodox style who flourished as a genuine sports celebrity during the game’s golden age on TV, has died. He was 85. Carter died at his home in Miami on Thursday night, the Professional Bowlers...

 

Chile blames deadly fires on Mapuche Indian terror

SANTIAGO, Chile-Chile's government said Friday that many of the wildfires burning out of control in Patagonia were set intentionally, and blamed a Mapuche Indian group that has long struggled to regain its ancestral lands for starting the blaze that...

 

Correction: Mubarak Trial story

CAIRO-In a Jan. 5 story about the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, The Associated Press misidentified the businessman who is on trial on corruption charges alongside Mubarak and his sons. His correct name is Hussein Salem, not Hussein...

 

Investment adviser to share provocative economic outlook

Peter Schiff, a provocative investment adviser who holds to a dire prediction for the U.S. economy, will discuss economic issues, Federal Reserve policy, the dollar, the investment outlook and other topics during a two-hour talk Monday in Scottsdale....

 

Chile backs off removing 'dictatorship' from texts

SANTIAGO, Chile-Chile is backing off a controversial plan to remove the word "dictatorship" from school textbooks in reference to the military government of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. President Sebastian Pinera's new Education Minister Harald...

 

Clinic aims to boost health yet cut costs

One frequent hospital emergency-room user battles chronic headaches, fights with neighbors and is disruptive with family. Another patient with a history of narcotics abuse goes to emergency rooms on Saturdays to seek pain-pill prescriptions from...

 

U.S. added 200,000 jobs in Dec.

WASHINGTON - Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be at the start of a virtuous cycle — an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand. The...

 

Summary Box: France, Italy to discuss debt crisis

GRIM TIMES: The leaders of two European powerhouses, France and Italy, faced increasing pressure as they prepared to discuss the spiraling debt crisis that threatens to engulf both of their economies. ECONOMIC DETIORATION: The interest rate on Italy's...

 

Colombia says deported teen returning to US

BOGOTA-The 15-year-old U.S. citizen who was mistakenly deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant is returning to the United States, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said Friday. "The girl, fully identified, left the...

 

Ted Ligety prepares to defend World Cup giant slalom lead at classic Swiss race in Adelboden

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) - Ted Ligety is quietly having another excellent season in giant slalom. He is the World Cup and world champion in his specialist event, and he leads the discipline standings entering Saturday's classic race. But it's...

 

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