News archive from 8 February 2012, page 3

Publisher John Sargent Sr. dies in NYC at age 87

NEW YORK - John Turner Sargent Sr., a publisher, editor and socialite who as CEO of Doubleday worked with authors from Dwight Eisenhower to Stephen King and helped recruit his friend Jacqueline Kennedy as an editor, died Sunday at age 87. Doubleday’s...

 

Publisher John Sargent Sr. dies in NYC at age 87

NEW YORK - John Turner Sargent Sr., a publisher, editor and socialite who as CEO of Doubleday worked with authors from Dwight Eisenhower to Stephen King and helped recruit his friend Jacqueline Kennedy as an editor, died Sunday at age 87. Doubleday’s...

 

'American Idol' producer goes on attack against rivals

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe came out fighting against rival TV shows on Tuesday, calling singing contest "The Voice" a "gimmicky" show and making clear he was fed up with...

 

Citing Post series, lawmakers push permanent earmark ban

A bipartisan group of four lawmakers renewed a push Tuesday to impose a permanent ban on congressional earmarks, the line-item spending measures that have often been dedicated to narrow projects favored by a single member of Congress. Citing a report...

 

No cigar: Economic embargo on Cuba turns 50

HAVANA (AP) — When it started, American teenagers were doing “The Twist.” The United States had yet to put a man into orbit around the Earth. And a first-class U.S. postage stamp cost 4 cents. The world is much changed since the early days of 1962,...

 

Dow approaches 13,000, and maybe a record to come

NEW YORK - It was just last summer that the Dow Jones industrial average shed 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. Investors had a host of things to worry about, including the possibility of another recession. Now the Dow is within reach of the...

 

Laurent Robinson: 'Hopefully my dream can come true and I can stay a Cowboy'

Laurent Robinson watched the Super Bowl on Sunday thinking about how the Cowboys need to be playing on that stage. Having the division rival New York Giants win their second Super Bowl in five years was considered a motivational tool. “It’s motivation...

Dallas News, 18:05 in Sport
 

What's up with former Arizona Cardinals player Alan Faneca

Then: An NFL offensive guard for 13 seasons. He played his last season in Arizona, in 2011, before retiring. He was selected to nine consecutive Pro Bowls and made first-team All-Pro six times. He spent his first 10 seasons with the Steelers, then two...

AZCentral, 18:06 in Sport
 

Dodgers, Highland Park-ex Clayton Kershaw agree on 2-year deal

LOS ANGELES — NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a salary arbitration hearing next week, agreeing to a $19 million, two-year contract. Tuesday's deal for the 23-year-old left-hander calls for a $500,000...

Dallas News, 18:06 in Sport
 

Preview: Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY'S GAME Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat, 7 p.m. Where: Amway Center, Orlando. TV: Sun Sports. Radio: FM 96.5 and AM 580. Spanish-language radio: AM 1270.

 

Jesse Jackson Jr. says ticket purchase for girlfriend was not an ethics violation

CHICAGO - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., said Monday that he did not violate House ethics rules when he had a longtime friend and fundraiser buy a plane ticket for a woman who had a secret relationship with the congressman. Jackson defended his...

 

7th suspect arrested in multi-state burglary ring

KEENE, N.H.-One of seven suspects in a five-state burglary ring has been arrested in New Hampshire. Twenty-one-year-old Logan Critchfield was arrested Tuesday in Keene and charged with burglary and being a fugitive from justice. He is one of seven...

 

Mass. rep pulls back on bill aimed at gang members

BOSTON-A Massachusetts lawmaker who proposed a bill to have the letter "G" affixed to the driver's licenses of suspected gang members said Tuesday he was pulling back on the proposal, which critics decried as a "scarlet letter"...

 

2 Mass. workers get probation in murky pool case

FALL RIVER, Mass.-Two former Massachusetts recreation managers admitted Tuesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict them of reckless endangerment of a child for opening a murky state-run pool where the body of a drowned woman went...

 

Norquist asks Mass. lawmakers to reject tax hikes

BOSTON-Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist called on Massachusetts lawmakers to reject what he termed "lifestyle tax increases" proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick, saying hikes in taxes on tobacco products and soda would hurt the state's economy...

 

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