News archive from 13 February 2012

RI city vs. Brown in latest town-gown money clash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - When Providence Mayor Angel Taveras recently warned that Rhode Island’s capital could run out of cash by June and face bankruptcy, he singled out the city’s largest employer and one of its most prestigious institutions - Brown...

 
Supreme Court justices are being served on late-night television

Supreme Court justices are being served on late-night television

Heeeeere’s John, who is saying something about cuss words and a hammer. Heeeeere’s Antonin, in a faked photograph that makes it appear he wears nothing beneath his judicial robe but black socks and garters. Heeeeere’s John Paul, who is being badgered...

 
The fight begins: Obama's budget going to Congress

The fight begins: Obama's budget going to Congress

WASHINGTON-The new budget that President Barack Obama is sending to Congress aims to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade by restraining government spending and raising taxes on the wealthy. To help a weak economy, Obama's...

 

EU Parliament chief criticizes copyright treaty

BERLIN-The European Parliament's president has criticized an international copyright treaty, arguing that it lacks sufficient balance. Backers of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, say it's needed to harmonize international standards to...

 

UK gov't: Press must face tougher penalties

LONDON-Britain's government minister responsible for the media said Sunday the country's press must face tougher penalties for breaches of standards in the wake of the tabloid phone-hacking scandal. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said newspapers...

 

Fuel removal under way on Italy cruise ship

ROME-Underwater pumping operations began Sunday to remove some of the 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the Costa Concordia, officials said, nearly a month after the cruise ship ran aground off Tuscany. After nearly two weeks of delays because of rough...

 

Greek premier appeals for calm amid riots, looting

ATHENS, Greece - Greece’s prime minister has appealed for calm amid widespread rioting and looting in Athens before a critical parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country from going bankrupt and within the eurozone....

 

Bobbi Kristina Brown hospitalized following mom Whitney Houston's death

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was hospitalized Sunday (Feb. 12) in the wake of her mother's death. The 18-year-old was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles late Sunday morning for the second time in...

 

National gas prices up 12 cents in past 3 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped nearly 12 cents over the past three weeks. That’s according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.51 nationwide. Midgrade costs...

 

National gas prices up 12 cents in past 3 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped nearly 12 cents over the past three weeks. That’s according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.51 nationwide. + Return to...

 

Live updates: Tiger, Romo faltering as Mickelson takes lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo teed off around 11:29 a.m. Sunday in hopes of winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Woods and Romo are paired with Phil Mickelson and Houston amateur Skip McGee in the penultimate...

Dallas News, 17:33 in Sport
 
Manto has work cut out for him

Manto has work cut out for him

The job description - fill the holes in the bats of Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham - sounds ominous. But at least White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto knows he can't take more arrows than departed Greg Walker, who probably still is salving his...

 

Induced labor lets dying Texas man see daughter

DALLAS - The birth of a Texas baby has been bittersweet. Her mother, 31-year-old Diane Aulger, had her labor induced in January so her husband could see their child before he died. Mark Aulger was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. Surgery and...

 

WR Hines Ward willing to restructure deal with Steelers

PITTSBURGH- Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward wants to retire with the Pittsburgh Steelers, offering to restructure his contract to do it. Ward posted on his Facebook page Saturday that he’s already told the Steelers he’s willing to work with them on...

 

Panthers-Islanders Sums

First Period_1, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 10 (Parenteau, MacDonald), 3:35. 2, Florida, Strachan 1 (Goc), 14:57. Penalties_Bergenheim, Fla (holding), 18:07. Second Period_3, Florida, Fleischmann 18 (Versteeg, Weiss), 4:17. 4, Florida, Versteeg 22...

 

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