News archive from 10 September 2011

Rookie linebacker Casey Matthews set to start at St. Louis Sunday for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Casey Matthews has been through training camp, the preseason games and all the hype surrounding his status as the Eagles starting middle linebacker. On Sunday, it actually happens.

 

Romney and Perry clash over Social Security

WASHINGTON-A growing divide over Social Security splits the two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, and the differences between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney foreshadow a tricky political...

 

Changes coming in October to RI radio

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Changes are coming to the Rhode Island radio dial. The Wheeler School, Latino Public Radio and Rhode Island Public Radio have signed an agreement to swap dial positions in October. A launch date has not been set. Latino Public Radio...

 

Boston airport adjusting for terrorist threats

BOSTON-Security officials at Boston's Logan International Airport are taking terrorist threats around the anniversary of Sept. 11 "very seriously." Massachusetts Port Authority Interim CEO David Mackey said security officials are...

 

Southern Comfort mixing with Tabasco

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Southern Comfort is adding a splash of Tabasco sauce in hopes of stirring some sizzle for the struggling brand. The result is Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, a spicy spirit reaching bars and liquor stores this month. The brand’s...

 

Flying the dress-code skies: saggy pants, skimpy garb test airlines

Provocative flight attendants' uniforms used to raise eyebrows in the 1970s "Fly Me" era of aviation, but these days it's the passengers who are under scrutiny for their attire. Saggy pants, exposed underwear and flashes of skin are getting...

 

The Frugal Traveler: How to save money on rental cars

Public transportation is certainly a money saver when it's available, but there are times when your preferred destination requires an actual automobile. Follow these savvy rental tips to get the best deal possible. Taxes: International taxes on rental...

 

Israel Seeks to Calm Tensions With Turkey

JERUSALEM - Israel was wrestling on Friday with growing tensions with Turkey after the Turkish prime minister threatened to use his navy to accompany aid flotillas to Gaza and to challenge Israel’s plans for gas exploration and export in the Eastern...

 

Family travel five: Start thinking about your family trip in 2012

As the summer travel season comes to a close, think about next year's options. Here are five ideas. 1. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Washington. Plan a visit to our nation's capital and see the new memorial to the slain civil rights...

 
Grid-It gets it together

Grid-It gets it together

Name: Cocoon Grid-It Wrap for iPad What it is: A protective neoprene sleeve for your iPad, iPad 2 or other tablet. It opens to reveal a nest of rubberized elastic straps laid out in a grid. With a seemingly infinite number of configurations, the...

 

Taking the Kids: Dreaming big

Congratulations! You've just won the lottery. Now where are you going to take the kids? Travelocity (www.travelocity.com) and TakingtheKids (www.takingthekids.com) collaborated on a new poll asking families just that - where they'd take their kids on...

 
Actress dreams of Rome - and eating at Sonic

Actress dreams of Rome - and eating at Sonic

There is no doubt that Kristin Chenoweth works hard at her career. But the 4-foot-11-inch actress and singer makes it all seem effortless. She originated the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked," won an Emmy for her work on "Pushing...

 

Heavy equipment tycoon tops China rich list

SHANGHAI, China - China's construction boom has propelled a maker of pile drivers and other heavy machinery to the top of the country's rich list. Heavy equipment tycoon tops rich list The Hurun Rich List 2010, China's equivalent of the Forbes list,...

 

Stocks plunge as worries about Europe intensify

NEW YORK - The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up. U.S. stocks plunged Friday, erasing the week's gains, amid rising fears about fallout from Europe's debt crisis. Seeking safer investments, investors sent the...

 
Obama’s 9/11 speech: National unity, personal loss

Obama’s 9/11 speech: National unity, personal loss

WASHINGTON - Searching for unity long vanished since the day terrorists astonished America, President Barack Obama will hail national resilience and remember hurting families when he gives the main speech of his Sept. 11 commemorations. Obama will...

 

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