News archive from 8 February 2013

Island Lake mayoral candidate may be kicked off ballot

Island Lake mayoral candidate may be kicked off ballot

An overdue $174 garbage collection bill may get an Island Lake mayoral hopeful kicked off the April ballot. In the northwest Lake County community of roughly 8,000 residents, Charles Amrich, who served the town as mayor from 1985 to 2005, was voted...

 

IRS pledges to crack down on ID-theft epidemic

Lauren Lewis was expecting a substantial refund when she filed her income-tax return last month. Instead, the Casselberry woman got some jarring news: Someone else already had submitted a return in her name. Now, like hundreds of other taxpayers in...

 

Mexico hits Slim's Telmex with $52 million fine

MEXICO CITY Mexican regulators have fined billionaire Carlos Slim's Telefonos de Mexico company $52 million (657 million pesos) for blocking a competitor. Mexico's anti-monopoly commission said Thursday that Telmex refused to connect local and...

 

SEC FOOTBALL: After delay, Collins signs with Arkansas

PLANTATION, Fla. - Alex Collins was dressed in a camouflage jumpsuit, complete with a matching tie. Maybe an odd choice, considering that on the day he was supposed to sign his letter of intent with Arkansas, it was his mother's signature that...

 
Burned opera fire-blower released from hospital

Burned opera fire-blower released from hospital

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A fire-blowing stilt-walker with the Lyric Opera of Chicago who was burned during a dress rehearsal has been released from the hospital. Loyola University Medical Center says 24-year-old Wesley Daniel was released Thursday. Daniel was...

 
Brazil Carnival dancers, iconic samba parade stars

Brazil Carnival dancers, iconic samba parade stars

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Swathed in nothing but a sprinkling of sequins and a puff of feathers, Rio de Janeiro's samba group dancers are the star attractions of the world's most iconic Carnival celebrations. But they're not on the payroll of the samba groups...

 

CIA nominee Brennan vows transparency on drones

WASHINGTON -- CIA nominee John Brennan is defending lethal drone strikes used against al-Qaida suspects in places like Yemen and Pakistan - and promising to explain more to the public about the choosing of targets, including American citizens. Brennan...

 

Charter to buy Optimum West in $1.63 billion deal

NEW YORK -- Charter Communications says it is buying cable company Optimum West from CableVision Systems Corp. for about $1.63 billion in cash. Optimum West manages cable systems in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah, with 304,000 video subscribers....

 

Euro falls sharply vs dollar after Draghi comments

NEW YORK -- Comments about the euro from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi pushed the currency sharply lower against the dollar Thursday. The euro fell to $1.3401 in late trading Thursday from $1.3525 late Wednesday. Still, the euro has...

 
Stocks retreat as Europe, earnings weigh

Stocks retreat as Europe, earnings weigh

NEW YORK -- Stocks slumped on Wall Street Thursday, and the rally which has pushed indexes close to record levels stalled. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 42 points to 13,944, after sliding as much as 134 points earlier. The index has edged...

 

Hasbro's profit falls during holiday season

NEW YORK -- Hasbro's net income fell 6 percent in the fourth quarter, as the toymaker faced a challenging holiday season and incurred restructuring charges. The Pawtucket, R.I., company, which makes Monopoly and Nerf, had already said last month that...

 

Mariners make Shoppach signing official

The Seattle Mariners officially announced on Thursday the signing of catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one-year contract. Shoppach, 32, batted .233 with eight home runs and 27 RBI over 76 combined games with the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets last...

 

Fla man arrested in 1970s slayings in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal agents have arrested a Florida man identified as a suspect in the fatal shootings of three people during the 1970s in West Virginia. The U.S. Marshals Service in Tampa says in a statement that officers arrested 59-year-old...

 

Mexico hits Slim's Telmex with $52 million fine

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican regulators have fined billionaire Carlos Slim's Telefonos de Mexico company $52 million (657 million pesos) for blocking a competitor. Mexico's anti-monopoly commission said Thursday that Telmex refused to connect local and...

 

Things to do this weekend

NBA The Orlando Magic return home to host the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Amway Arena box office. Hockey

 

News Widget for Webmasters

Newsrt at twitter
«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28