News archive from 12 May 2011, page 13

Left-hander Doug Davis to join Cubs' rotation and start Saturday against Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - Veteran left-hander Doug Davis will start Saturday's game for the Chicago Cubs against the San Francisco Giants, his first appearance since elbow surgery in October. The 35-year-old Davis had an ulnar nerve transposition and surgery to...

 

Beverly Hospital settles case on deaf patient care

BOSTON-Federal authorities say Beverly Hospital has agreed to a three-year program to improve its services for hearing-impaired patients and patients' family members. The settlement announced Wednesday by U.S Attorney Carmen Ortiz comes after a...

 

Sen. Brown won't say if he'll see bin Laden photo

BOSTON-A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is declining to say whether the Massachusetts Republican is taking up the CIA on its offer to show select members of Congress graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse. The CIA is allowing members of the...

 

Mass. AG seeking more info on Conn. power tax

BOSTON-Attorney General Martha Coakley is trying to find out if a new tax in Connecticut could force Massachusetts homeowners to pay more for their electricity. Coakley is asking the head of ISO New England for an analysis about what impact the tax...

 

Publix's new coupon policy: Key points

Key points of new Publix coupon policy: Limit manufacturers' coupons to one per item. No percent-off coupons. Managers must approve individual coupons worth more than $5. Will accept a manufacturer's coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon...

 

Chrysler may add shifts at three U.S. plants: report

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC may add a third shift at plants in Michigan and Illinois, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The additional shifts would be at plants in Detroit and Sterling Heights, Michigan, as well as Belvidere, Illinois,...

 

Boston Globe in talks to print rival Boston Herald

BOSTON-The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald said Wednesday they are negotiating a plan under which the Globe would print and distribute some editions of its tabloid rival. Globe spokesman Bob Powers said that no agreement has been signed, but under...

 

Analysis: Romney, Gingrich mark a turn in GOP race

WASHINGTON-A health care speech by Mitt Romney and a formal announcement that Newt Gingrich is running mark a turn toward the substantive in the Republican presidential race. The change can't happen too soon for the GOP after a series of events that...

 

Alleged prostitute in Miami Companions ring expected to plead guilty

Detroit- An accused $500-an-hour Miami Companions prostitute is expected to plead guilty Thursday in connection with the high-profile sex ring case, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman said. Fabiola Contreras is scheduled to plead guilty at 10 a.m....

 

Mass. health workers seek job retraining funds

BOSTON-Unionized health care workers in Massachusetts say money for job retraining should be part of any effort to reform the health care payment system. Hundreds of workers rallied Wednesday at the Statehouse before meeting with lawmakers to discuss...

 

Police: Teens bully 8 year old, shoot boy in eye

Bandages cover Adonte Davis’ right eye, so swollen doctors have not yet been able to remove a pellet lodged in his eye since Monday. Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit don’t yet know whether the 8-year-old Pontiac boy will ever be...

 

Man critically wounded in South Side shooting

A 19-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the head this afternoon in the Oakland neighborhood on the city's South Side, police said. The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. on the 3900 block of South Lake Park Avenue, said Chicago...

 

Smallville finale has falling planes, the apocalypse and the return of Lex -- everything a fan could want

It's the end of a 10-year era for "Smallville" and expectations are high. Really high. Don't-you-dare-screw-this-up high. It's enough to make even the most seasoned showrunner shudder. But "Smallville" head honchos Brian Peterson...

 

Enforcing Veil Ban, the French Have Stopped 46 Violators

PARIS - The French police have stopped 46 women seen wearing facial veils in public since a ban on such coverings went into effect last month, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Of those women, 27 have been charged and will be fined about $215 or...

 

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