News archive from 7 May 2011

Holder: Look out for fraud in price of gasoline

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says this week's drop in oil prices should put government investigators and regulators on alert for instances of fraud and manipulation that keep prices for consumers at the gasoline pump artificially high....

Fox News, 17:00 in Crime
 
Cairo Protesters Decry Bin Laden Killing

Cairo Protesters Decry Bin Laden Killing

CAIRO - About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the United States Embassy here Friday to protest the killing and burial at sea of Osama bin Laden as manifestations of what they called American hostility to Muslims. Multimedia Interactive How Osama...

 

Giffords dines out in Houston with Kelly, friends

A spokesman for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says the congresswoman went out to dinner in Houston with her astronaut husband Mark Kelly and two good friends. Spokesman C.J. Karamargin told The Associated Press on Friday that the two couples went out to eat...

 
April Job Data Is Strong, but Some Doubt Trend Can Last

April Job Data Is Strong, but Some Doubt Trend Can Last

The United States economy added far more jobs than expected in April, but with more than 13 million people still out of work, analysts cautioned that it was too early to say whether the momentum could be sustained for a full recovery in the labor...

 

New labels will soon help consumers choose health plans

Cars have sticker prices, ketchup bottles have nutrition-facts labels, and soon health plans will get coverage labels. For the first time, consumers shopping for a health policy will be able to get a good idea of how much of the costs different plans...

 

Fannie Mae reports $8.69 billion loss for Q1, asks for additional $8.5 billion in aid

WASHINGTON - Mortgage buyer Fannie Mae reported a loss of $8.7 billion for the January-March quarter, and asked for an additional $8.5 billion in federal aid. The new request is more than three times the $2.6 billion in government aid it sought in the...

 

Federal regulators sue Arizona over measure that limits process for union elections

WASHINGTON - Federal labor regulators have sued the state of Arizona over a state constitutional amendment that limits how workers can choose whether they want union representation. The amendment passed by voters last year requires workers to hold...

 
Osama Bin Laden's ex-right-hand man Khalid al-Fawwaz to stand trial in NYC for embassy bombings

Osama Bin Laden's ex-right-hand man Khalid al-Fawwaz to stand trial in NYC for embassy bombings

A man called Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man in London is poised to stand trial in Manhattan, according to court documents filed Friday. Khalid al-Fawwaz has been fighting extradition from England to the United States for over a decade after being...

 
Galyna Kolotnytska, Khadafy's longtime aide, reportedly seeking asylum in Norway

Galyna Kolotnytska, Khadafy's longtime aide, reportedly seeking asylum in Norway

The blond nurse who was a fixture at Moammar Khadafy's side until the recent revolution could be headed to Norway. Galyna Kolotnytska, revealed by Wikileaks as a valued aide and possible romantic interest of the despot, fled Libya in February, when...

 

Michigan coach John Beilein aided -- but didn't push -- Darius Morris with pro decision

With his best player facing a program-altering decision, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein was careful. Beilein told the Free Press on Thursday he did not give his point guard and team MVP Darius Morris and his family a specific recommendation...

 
Texas senate passes bill allowing private schools to join UIL

Texas senate passes bill allowing private schools to join UIL

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate voted to allow private schools onto the University Interscholastic League playing fields with two major exceptions — football and basketball. The Senate voted 22-7 Friday to allow private schools to join the public...

Dallas News, 17:11 in Sport
 

Lake Orion officer knew cyclist killed in crash

LAKE ORION — The Lake Orion police officer whose squad car fatally struck a 38-year-old bicyclist at 12:15 a.m. today knew the dead man, Lake Orion village manager Paul Zelenak said. The officer is “just devastated,” Zelenak said. A preliminary...

 

How the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other stock indexes fared in Friday trading

The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years ended a weeklong slide in the stock market. The Labor Department reported Friday that private employers hired 268,000 people last month, the most since February 2006. Taking into account job cuts of...

 

26 Connecticut Students Expelled for Using False Addresses, but No Criminal Charges This Time

At least 26 Connecticut students were kicked out of their Norwalk public school for illegally enrolling by using a phony home address, a district spokesman told FoxNews.com. But none of the parents involved will face legal charges, even though a...

Fox News, 17:20 in Learning
 

Al Qaeda threatens revenge against U.S.

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan- Al Qaeda vowed to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden with retaliation against the U.S. "soon," in a warning that the terrorist network posted this week on militant websites. In confirming the death of its...

 

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