News archive from 10 August 2011

Portugal. The Man loses gear in Chicago heist

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon-based rock band Portugal. The Man has lost all of its equipment after its touring van and trailer were stolen from a Chicago parking lot. The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/r2FmTZ) that the band lost dozens of items...

 

Tokyo Electric Posts $7.4 Billion Loss

TOKYO - The operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power, said Tuesday that its losses for the latest quarter amounted to ¥572 billion for the costs of cleaning up after the nuclear disaster and of compensating...

 

Truck crashes into Mexican nursery school, kills 6

MONTERREY, Mexico A tractor trailer has smashed into a day-care center in northern Mexico, and officials say three children and three adults are dead. Three more kids have been injured. Nuevo Leon state Civil Defense Director Jorge Camacho Rincon says...

 

Fire that damaged Seminole County home caused by lightning

Lightning is blamed for a fire that damaged a home near Sanford late Monday. The fire was reported just after 10:30 p.m., Seminole County fire Lt. Paula J. Thompson said. Occupants of the house in 2000 block of Brisson Avenue, east of Sanford, told...

 
A sibling history of blood clots may increase the risk for brothers and sisters

A sibling history of blood clots may increase the risk for brothers and sisters

Having a sibling with a history of developing blood clots in the leg and pelvis may boost the likelihood of developing the condition. A study released today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Assn. looked at how family relationships may...

 

United Arab Emirates gives Joplin relief up to $1M

COLUMBIA, Mo.-The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday pledged to give up to $1 million to help equip high school students in the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin with laptop computers for the coming school year. When the new school year begins later this...

 

Study: Boston schools' sugary drinks ban paid off

BOSTON-A new study indicates that the Boston public schools' ban on sugary drinks has paid off, with high school students drinking less of such beverages even when they're not at school. In 2004, Boston public schools banned the on-campus sale of...

 

Waterbury educators dubious of high test scores

WATERBURY, Conn.-A news report says correspondence between Waterbury school administrators shows they were strongly suspicious of an unexplained jump in Hopeville Elementary School's annual student test scores even before a formal investigation was...

 

Truck crashes into Mexican nursery school, kills 6

MONTERREY, Mexico -- A tractor trailer has smashed into a day-care center in northern Mexico, and officials say three children and three adults are dead. Three more kids have been injured. Nuevo Leon state Civil Defense Director Jorge Camacho Rincon...

 

Conn. mulls seeking waiver to 'No Child' law

HARTFORD, Conn.-Connecticut education officials are considering whether to request a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law, potentially giving school districts some breathing room on meeting stringent testing requirements. Several states are...

 

Vermont to seek waiver from federal education law

MONTPELIER, Vt.-Gov. Peter Shumlin wants Vermont to seek a waiver from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act that he says are hurting the state's schools and the ability to deliver quality education, one day after the Obama administration gave...

 

School shooting plot: bond $500,000 each

COVINGTON, La.-A family court judge ordered $500,000 bond on Monday for each of three 15-year-old boys accused of plotting to kill two specific people and anyone else in their way on the first day of class at their suburban New Orleans school. That...

 

Funeral mass set for Focus: HOPE's Eleanor Josaitis

Eleanor Josaitis was another suburban housewife when she felt a calling. Living with her husband and five children in Taylor, she felt moved to build racial harmony in Detroit's segregated communities and help the poor. So she packed up her family and...

 

Temp hits 80 in Detroit for record 45th straight day

Metro Detroit's long, hot summer has been a record-breaker, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday marked the 45th straight day the high temperature hit at least 80 degrees, with the mercury reaching 83 as of 4 p.m. at Detroit Metro...

 
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith injures finger at Carolina practice

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith injures finger at Carolina practice

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith has injured his finger during practice. Smith's finger was cut, but x-rays revealed no broken bones. Smith, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and the team's No. 1 receiver, left Tuesday's...

 

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