News archive from 9 July 2011

Jacobs revises health-care aid package

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has revised her plan to offer workers a one-time, $1,200 supplement to offset increased health care costs to essentially kill any chance that workers could convert the aid into a cash bonus. The mayor's latest move...

 

Grim jobs report casts shadow over debt talks

Washington - Beset by a weak jobs report, President Barack Obama today called for swift action by Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit, saying the uncertainty over the debt ceiling has hindered hiring in the private sector. In remarks in the...

 

Playwright of Ohio 'Tecumseh!' drama dies

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Allan Eckert, playwright of the outdoor drama "Tecumseh!" that has drawn millions to central Ohio since 1973, has died. Anthony Stephens of the Jesse Stuart Foundation that published many of Eckert's works, said the...

 

Auburn Hills woman accused of child abuse while babysitting infant

An infant boy just under two years old is in Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit with serious burns, bruises and other injuries that police said were caused by a babysitter. The babysitter — a 24-year-old woman from Auburn Hills, being held in...

 

Giants Will Stay Home for Training Camp

The Giants announced Friday that they would hold training camp at their facility in East Rutherford, N.J., not their longtime summer base in Albany, because of “logistical and timing restrictions” resulting from the N.F.L. lockout. The latest news,...

 

Giants Will Stay Home for Training Camp

The Giants announced Friday that they would hold training camp at their facility in East Rutherford, N.J., not their longtime summer base in Albany, because of “logistical and timing restrictions” resulting from the N.F.L. lockout. The latest news,...

 

Bachmann signs socially conservative pledge on homosexuality, marriage

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge written by a socially- conservative advocacy group in Iowa that, among other things, endorses the view that homosexuality is a choice rather than a biological trait....

 

All to catch a ball for his son: Family loses 'wonderful' father in Rangers tragedy

The man who died after falling over an outfield railing at a Texas Rangers game was a decorated firefighter and devoted father who had taken his 6-year-old son to the ballpark in hopes of catching a ball. Suzann Stone told The Associated Press that...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

Megan Fox Adds a New Wrinkle to Botox Rumors

See? Megan Fox really does have a physical flaw. (Aside from herrumored toe thumbs, of course.)

 

Pawlenty's struggling campaign bets big on Iowa

AMES, Iowa -- Trailing in polls and low on cash, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is betting the future of his presidential campaign on Iowa, where a late summer test vote could make or break him. "We look to the Ames straw poll as a chance to...

 

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Friday, compared with late Thursday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 80.71 81.30 Euro $1.4248 $1.4351 Pound $1.6031 $1.5963 Swiss franc 0.8367 0.8452 Canadian dollar 0.9614 0.9591 Mexican peso...

 

How bad is it? Pawn shops, payday lenders are hot

NEW YORK -- As the jobless rate inches up and the economic recovery sputters, investors looking for a few good stocks may want to follow the money - or rather the TV, the beloved Fender guitar, the baubles from grandma, the wedding ring. Profits at...

 

Jennifer Aniston discusses 'The Break-Up' and her breakup on 'Inside the Actors Studio'

"Horrible Bosses" star Jennifer Aniston goes "Inside the Actors Studio" on Monday (July 11), and while we imagine there will be some talk about her new movie, what she says about one of her old films is what caught our ears. Host...

 

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter pulls himself from All-Star Game

Yankees star Derek Jeter has decided to skip Tuesday's All-Star Game at Chase Field, the shortstop told reporters before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Jeter, who needs two hits to become the first Yankees player to reach...

AZCentral, 17:16 in Sport
 

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