News archive from 11 January 2013

Oscars 2013: 'Zero Dark Thirty' is undeserving victim of politics

Oscars 2013: 'Zero Dark Thirty' is undeserving victim of politics

If you're keeping score this Oscar season - and who isn't? - chalk up this year's nominations as a victory for the bullying power of the United States Senate and an undeserved loss for "Zero Dark Thirty" in general and director Kathryn...

 

Alicia Keys announces North American tour with L.A. stop March 12

Alicia Keys is ready to set the road on "Fire." The multiplatinum singer is prepping a world tour in support of her latest album, "Girl On Fire," which will launch on March 7 in Seattle, she announced on Thursday. The 24-city trek...

 

Delphi CEO bullish on 2013 auto sales

Las Vegas - Troy-based Delphi Corp. chief executive Rodney O'Neal says the auto industry "has a lot of momentum" for 2013 but Europe and South America remain challenging for auto sales."We did it all last year," O'Neal said,...

 

Delphi CEO bullish on 2013 auto sales

Las Vegas - Troy-based Delphi Corp. chief executive Rodney O'Neal says the auto industry "has a lot of momentum" for 2013 but Europe and South America remain challenging for auto sales."We did it all last year," O'Neal said,...

 

Pastor Louie Giglio withdraws from inauguration after criticism of '90s anti-gay comments

WASHINGTON -- An Atlanta pastor who was to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony after gay and lesbian groups protested anti-gay remarks he'd made in the 1990s. The Rev. Louie Giglio, in a letter...

 

‘It's all lies': Ex-inmate talks about confession in Rilya case

Robin Lunceford, the state's star witness in the Rilya Wilson murder case, admitted to lying about hearing a key confession while in prison, an ex-inmate testified Thursday. “You know it's all lies. All of it,” Cindy McCloud,...

 
Steelers waive returner Rainey after arrest

Steelers waive returner Rainey after arrest

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have waived rookie running back/kick returner Chris Rainey after he was arrested Thursday morning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Rainey was charged with simple battery after being accused of slapping...

 

News Summary: Bank earnings begin, with overhang

BY THE NUMBERS: The big banks are set to begin reporting their fourth-quarter earnings, starting with Wells Fargo on Friday. For most, analysts are predicting higher earnings. A CLOSER LOOK: That doesn't necessarily mean that banks are making big...

 
Pau Gasol still not cleared to return from concussion

Pau Gasol still not cleared to return from concussion

According to Lakers.com, Pau Gasol has not been cleared to return from a concussion he sustained Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets. Gasol will be reevaluated Friday morning before the Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The forward/center...

 

Euro rises after ECB keeps rates unchanged

NEW YORK -- The euro rose against the dollar Thursday after the European Central Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.75 percent. In a press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi said that all members of the central...

 

Mexico hopes for new US gun laws after shootings

MEXICO CITY Mexico's newly named ambassador to the United States says he hopes the U.S. imposes new gun-control laws that will help reduce violence in Mexico. Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora said Thursday that the mass shooting of school children in...

 

Naftali Bennett won't beat Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli election, but he's cut the margin

JERUSALEM Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for new parliamentary elections last fall, the conventional wisdom in the country has been that this would be one of the most boring political seasons in recent memory, with the outcome...

 

News Summary: S&P 500 closes at five-year high

HITTING THE HIGHS: Stocks edged higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its highest close in five years. The S&P 500 has advanced more than 3 percent this year. GLOBAL GROWTH: The outlook for global growth appears a little brighter....

 

Iran's foreign minister works to woo Egypt in Cairo visit

CAIRO Iran's foreign minister on Thursday met with top Egyptian officials during a visit to the Egyptian capital that raises questions about how Egypt, the United States' biggest Arab ally, might recalibrate its formerly standoffish relationship with...

 

Obama nominates 'low-key' Jacob Lew to lead Treasury Department

WASHINGTON - President Obama nominated White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew to lead the Treasury Department on Thursday, saying the longtime Washington operator and unassuming budget wonk would focus on the battles over the federal budget that are...

 

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